Rachel and Jeff are some of the most thankful couples I have ever worked with! They thanked everyone for working many times that day for being there for them. So sweet!!
Their ceremony was held on the side lawn of downtown Raleigh’s Merrimon-Wynne on a picture-perfect November 17th. I ran a mic for Reverend Kayelily Middleton and also one for Jeff, as well as all the music. As guests arrived I had a mix of contemporary love songs playing. The Parents and wedding party walked down the aisle to “Rise” by Jason Mraz and Rachel and Jeff to his “Love Somebody”. After a short service that included a love letters ceremony, they recessed to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. Kayelily invited the guests into the house for cocktails and I got ready for the reception.
After the cocktail hour, the 90 guests made their way into the carriage house for dinner and dancing. The room looked beautiful with my uplighting along with floral arrangements by Wylde Flowers. I left music playing and went inside the house to line the wedding party up for intros with planner Jessica from Happily Ever After. I introduced them to the intro of ”My Type” by Saint Motel and Rachel and Jeff entered the chorus of the song. Jeff welcomed everyone and the salads came out before Donovan’s Dish buffet opened. During dinner, I had a mix of indie and soft rock, standards, and classic soul playing.
After dinner, they had a private Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting and the toasts before their first dance to “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges. LOVE that song!! I invited all the married couples to the floor for an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Sinatra with the winners married over 49 years! I opened the floor to everyone with Motown and Top 40 that filled it for the next 2 hours.
I ended the night with the last dance to “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin before sending everyone to the front of the house for a glowstick exit. After everyone had left the room Rachel and Jeff had an intimate private last dance to “The One” by Kodaline before their exit. It is just the most precious moment! I can’t wait to see the pics by photographer Kristin Moore and the video by Thomas Blake Films!
Thank you for everything Rachel, Jeff, Kaila, and Jessica! I was thrilled and honored to spend my day with you and your guests!
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.