I was so honored to be asked to DJ Katy and Jordan’s wedding ceremony and reception at the historic City Tavern Club in DC on October 14th. Their wedding planner, the amazing Cara from Belle Fete Events, referred them to me and I’m thrilled she did!
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was held on the first floor in the Great Hall. The 100 guests arrived and I had a mix of classical music playing. They soon took their seats and it was time for the ceremony to begin. The wedding party entered to “Jesu, Joy Of man’s Desiring” and Katy & her Father to “Canon In D”. After a short service they recessed to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. Their officiant invited guests to the 3th floor Bliss Room for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres and I ran up to start the music.
The Cocktail Hour
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of rock and classic soul playing. The room is beautiful with hardwood floors and an outdoor patio that guests enjoyed due to the perfect weather. After pics were taken by photographer Corrine from Finn Lively Photography, the wedding party came up to join the cocktail hour. After the cocktail hour I invited guests back down to the Great Room for dinner that had been flipped by the staff and Cara.
I introduced just Katy & Jordan to “Crazy In Love” and their Fathers welcomed everyone. The buffet opened and I played more rock and classic soul during dinner. After dinner we had a couple toasts and the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. After the cake was served the dessert bar opened, the guests finished their meal and I invited them back up to the 3rd floor for dancing.
When everyone was in the Bliss Room Katy & Jordan had their first dance to “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5. They had a combined parents dance to “Constellations” by Jack Johnson and I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and oldies. The floor packed during the first dance and stayed that way for the next 2 ½ hours. It was an awesome playlist filled with lots of early 2000’s dance and rock, some current top 40 with a few oldies. It was great to see everyone singing along with every song all night!! I ended the night with “Don’t Stop Believin’” before they went on to the after party at Martin’s.
I had the best time at this wedding and was so glad I was able to do it! Thank you Cara, Katy & Jordan!
Photo courtesy of Finn Lively Photography
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.