I was back at The Merrimon Wynne House again, this time to celebrate with Rachel & Jon at their wedding. I was so honored to be chosen to DJ their reception!
The ceremony was held in the Carriage House for 100 guests. They had a wonderful violinist provide music and floral arrangements by Fallons Flowers. After a short ceremony the guests were invited into the house for the cocktail hour by Kaila from Merrimon-Wynne. While the guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the staff from Donovan’s Dish flipped the carriage house for dinner.
After the room was set and pics were taken by Zach & Kate from Garter & Whiskey Photography, the guests were invited back to the carriage house for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party to “The Olympics Theme” and Rachel & Jon to “Star Wars”. They came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Mean To me” by Brett Eldridge. The Parents dances followed. Rachel and her Father’s dance was to “Here Comes The Sun”. It was so sweet! They were singing it to each other like they used to when she was a little girl. Jon escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Jon welcomed everyone and the family style dinner came out. During dinner I had a mix of standards playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”. While the staff cut the rest of the cake and passed it out I opened the floor with some beach music and top 40. People danced and enjoyed the outdoor lawn games, basketball throw and air hockey they brought in for this wedding. The ZimZoom photo booth was also there to get some great pics of the guests.
After dancing for an hour and a half it was time to call it a night. The last dance was to “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show and they had a sparkler exit from the front of the house. Thanks you so much for everything Rachel & Jon and congratulations!
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.