Anyone who knows me knows how perfect this couple was for me to DJ their wedding on August 11th! Sara and Bryan love Disney and were even engaged at Disney World.
Their ceremony was held at The Umstead across the hall from where I was set up. They had The Triangle String Quartet provide music for the ceremony. Reverend Perry Hardison was there to officiate for them and bless the meal later. I always love working with him!
After the ceremony, the 150 guests made their way across the hall for cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and the Island Sounds photo booth. During the social hour, I had a mix of classic soul, standards, and of course Disney songs playing. After pics and video were done inside the ballroom by Brian Mullins Photography and Twenty-One Films, the doors to the ballroom opened and planner Kelley Ann from A Southern Soiree invited guests to their seats. I introduced the wedding party to “Treasure” and Sara and Bryan to “Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities. They came in for their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. The dance floor had an amazing cartoon of Cinderella’s Castle that Island Sounds played all night along with purple uplights around the room. Just perfect!! After their dance, Sara’s Father welcomed everyone, toasted the Bride & Groom and Perry blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and I continued with music like cocktails.
After dinner, we had Cinda’s Creative Cake cutting to “Better Together”. The cake topper was just awesome! It had a likeness of Sara with Mickey Mouse ears on and Bryan holding a Storm Trooper helmet. After the cake cutting, we had toasts and parents’ dances. Sara and her Father danced to “Butterfly Kisses” and Bryan’s dance followed to “A Mother’s Song”. Before opening the floor to everyone, we had an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight” with the winners at 59 years married!! It was really close! The runner-up was 58 years. Congratulations to both couples!! I opened the floor to everyone with “Uptown Funk” that filled it for the next 1 ½ hours. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Isn’t She Lovely”, then back to dancing.
Before playing the last couple of songs I polled the guests to see which version of “Wagon Wheel” they would rather hear with Old Crow winning by a long shot. The last song for everyone was “Adventure Of A Lifetime” by Coldplay and I invited everyone to the lobby doors for a bubbles exit. When the room was cleared I played one last song, “Reflecting Light” by Sam Phillips for Sara and Bryan to have a private dance to before leaving.
Thank you for everything Sara, Bryan, Amanda, and Kelley Ann! I had the best time!!
Photos courtesy of Brian Mullins Photography
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.