Libby & Richard’s Angus Barn Wedding
Libby and Richard hosted an amazing wedding celebration at Raleigh’s Angus Barn Pavilion for 160 guests, many visiting from China. I was honored to help them celebrate and dance the night away on Memorial Day.
The Wedding Ceremony
Their ceremony was held at the pond and I provided music and mics for that. As the guests began being seated I had a mix of classical versions of pop songs playing. Right before the wedding party walked down the aisle I played the dance song “Changes” by Faul & Wad. The lyrics are perfect for a wedding. The wedding party entered to “Canon In D” and Libby & her Father to a piano instrumental called “Hold Your Hands”. It is beautiful! After a short ceremony that included their hand written vows, they recessed to “I Do” by Colbie Caillat. Their minister Corinne released the guests and they made their way to The Angus Barn’s new back patio for cocktails & passed hors d’oeuvres.
The Social Hour
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of rock, classic soul, standards and a few Chinese ballads playing. After pics were done by Photographer Paul Seiler and video by Jeff Brewer Films the guests made their way inside for the dinner with lots of help from planner extraordinaire Sally Oakley Events. The room looked amazing with arrangements by Watered Garden Florist.
The First Dance
I introduced just Libby & Richard and they came in for their first dance that was a medley I made for them. They welcomed everyone and the served dinners of salad, prime rib & lobster came out. AMAZING!!! During dinner the Classic Carolina Photobooth opened and guests had a blast getting funny pics made. During dinner I had the same music mix playing as cocktails.
After dinner we had a few toasts and the dessert station opened while I opened the dance floor. I started with some Motown and top 40, then mixed shortly into some of Richard & Libby’s favorite EDM (electronic dance music) that filled the floor! We ended the night with a bubble exit from the front of the pavilion. Thank you Libby, Richard & Sally! I had a blast playing for you, your friends and Chinese family!!
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.