When I met Gabe in October last year I just knew there was going to be an epic dance party for his wedding at Merrimon Wynne on August 31st!!

Their ceremony was held on the side lawn and officiated over by Gabe’s Brother Ben.  He did an amazing job, especially since this was his first wedding.  As the 150 guests arrived I had some light classical music playing.  The Grandparents thru the wedding party entered to an instrumental of “A Thousand Years”.  Kayla and her Father entered to Wagner’s “Here Comes The Bride”.  After a short service they recessed to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and Ben invited everyone into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by Donovan’s Dish.  During the cocktail hour they had a playlist Gabe had made playing.

After pics were taken by Photographer Jordan Maunder, planner Amanda from Amanda Blair By Design invited everyone into the carriage house for dinner. The carriage house looked beautiful with a hanging floral arrangement by Wylde Flowers! After everyone was seated, I introduced the wedding party to “I Gotta Feeling”. They came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Beyond” by Leon Bridges.  LOVE him!!! The Parents dances followed with Kayla and her Father’s dance to “How Sweet It Is”.  Gabe escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “My Wish”.  Her Father welcomed everyone and the food stations opened on the lawn.  During dinner I had a mix of classic soul, standards and soft rock playing.

After dinner we had a couple toasts then went right into an epic 3 hour dance party!  I started with a few Motown songs then into some Top 40. For the next 3 hours I played lots of 70’s, Top 40 and a great EDM set at the end of the night with fists pumping!! We ended the night with a last dance to Donna Summer’s “Last Dance”.

Thank you so much Gabe, Kayla, Haleigh and Amanda!!

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.