Cate and Matt’s ceremony and reception both took place at the gorgeous historic Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh, NC. I will have to give Cate credit. She must have seen the future on Sunday morning before the wedding because she pulled the plug on doing an outdoor ceremony and opted to have it in The Carriage House. She was so right in doing so! Right around the ceremony start time, the bottom fell out and the storm that followed was end of days type stuff! Good call on indoors!

After the ceremony, the guests scurried into the original house for cocktails. We had tunes playing in there of course as we handled the room flip. We got the DJ booth, uplighting and dance floor lighting set up just before guests were allowed back in. Intros were next. The bridal party came in to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Timberlake and Cate and Matt entered to “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities.

As soon as they hit the dance floor, they went into their first dance, “You Make It Easy” by Jason Aldean. Cate and her dad danced to “My Wish” next and then Matt and his mom danced to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion. I was so excited that I accidentally opened the dance floor, but had to reel it in for a few minutes due to them having their cake cutting inside! Once guests got back outside, the party really started to bounce. I ripped through all types of requests from the bride and groom with no other stops. Around 11:00, we closed out the night with a huge singalong to “Sweet Caroline” and then I sent them off for a sparkler departure along with horse and carriage! What a night! Shout out to the vendor team: La Fete (planning), HL Catering (food), Riley McLean (photos). Great wedding!


Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Begin a wedding DJ is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our Raleigh Weddings again and again.