I was back to Merrimon Wynne for another amazing wedding, this time for Lisa and Andrew on June 30th.  I was so thrilled to play for them!

The ceremony was held on the side lawn and faced the carriage house where the reception was later in the evening.  I ran the mics for the officiant, Andrew, a reader and the 2 musicians.  The musicians, Topu and Randy, from New York Ceremony Music were awesome and provided music for the cocktail hour as well.  After the service, the guests made their way into the house for cocktail and to get out of the heat.

After pics were done by photographers Ally and Bobby, the 150 guests were invited into the carriage house by planner extraordinaire Carrington from McLean Events.  I had music playing and went inside the house to line the wedding party up with Carrington. I introduced everyone to “You Make My Dreams Come True” and Lisa and Andrew had their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli.  Love that song!!!  Her Father welcomed everyone and the plated salads and buffet by Donovan’s Dish opened.  It was all so delicious!!!  During dinner I had a mix of soft rock playing with lots of 90’s music including 10,000 Maniacs and Natalie Merchant.

After dinner we had the toasts and Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”.  The parents dances followed before an anniversary dance. Lisa and her Father danced to “Kind & Generous” by Natalie Merchant and Andrew and his Mother to “Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys.  For the anniversary dance I used my fav, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. The winning couple was married 41 years! I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music and top 40 that shortly filled it for the rest of the night. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” then back to dancing until the end of the night.

We ended with a huge sing a long circle around them to “Circle” by Harry Chapin.  It was the perfect song to end the perfect wedding. They had a sparkler exit after that from the front of the house.

Thank you for everything Lisa, Amy and Carrington and Andrew, thank you for your service to our country!


Randy Bennett works out of the Raleigh office, has 38 years of DJ experience, and wants to be YOUR Wedding DJ. Contact Randy here or call 919-785-9001.

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.