What a sweet couple!!!! I was so thankful to be Ashley and Rocky’s wedding DJ on July 27that The Sutherland in Wake Forest NC.
The ceremony was held in the side lawn and I provided mics for the minister, 2 hand held mics for a duet and music for the ceremony. The Grandparents, Parents and Groomsmen entered to “Marry Me” by The O’Neill Brothers. Everyone was looking for where Rocky was. I played the “Rocky Theme” and he came running up to the front from inside the house. It was so great and really made everyone laugh! The Bridesmaids walked down the aisle to “A Thousand Years” and Ashley & her Father to an instrumental of “Say You Won’t Let Go”. During the ceremony Ashley and Rocky took their first communion as husband and wife while her Mother (who also did a great job as her Matron Of Honor) joined in on a duet of “Communion Song”. It was so special! After the ceremony they recessed to an instrumental of “Something Just Like This”. The guests were invited to the grooms terrace on the other side of the house for the social hour.
It was getting hot so the staff opened the pavilion early so the 200 guests could escape the heat. After pics were done by photographer Eric Jones, it was time for the introductions. I lined the wedding party up with help from planner Christie from The Sutherland. I introduced everyone to “24K Magic” and Ashley & Rocky to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. They came to the dance floor and had their first dance to “Honeymoon” by Johnny Stimson. Such a beautiful song! The wedding party took their seats and the Parents dances followed. Ashley and Father danced to “Daddy Dance With Me” by Krystal Keith. Krystal is Toby Keith’s daughter and wrote it just for her own dance with her dad. Rocky and his Mother danced to “My Wish”. Ashley’s Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The food stations opened and I played a mix of rock, country, classic soul and standards during dinner.
After dinner we had the cake cutting to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and then the sparkling cider toasts. Before opening the floor to everyone, we had a very special Mother/Daughter dance to “Mama’s Song” for Ashley and her Mother/Matron Of Honor. It was so sweet! After a minute I invited all the other Mothers/Daughters to join them for the rest of the song. I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music, Top 40 and line dances that kept them dancing for the next 2 hours. I got to play lots of 70’s also for Melissa (Ashley’s Mom) and her friends.
We paused for the bouquet toss to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, garter removal to “Let’s Get It On” and toss to “Pirates Of The Caribbean” theme. We ended the night with a really long human train to “Love Train” and last dance to “Don’t Stop Believin’” before a sparkler exit. Thank you so much for everything Ashley, Rocky, Melissa and Christie! I was honored to be your DJ.
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.