Amanda and Ryan had their ceremony and their reception at The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Chapel Hill, NC. This venue is amazing! The little chapel was basically falling down, but they saved it and made it into something special! The ceremony took place actually in the chapel right where they had services probably 100 years ago. I handled the music and the mic for the officiant. After the ceremony, the guests headed outside (the weather was a perfect fall day) for cocktails. I had music playing under the tent there as drinks flowed.

parlous at Manns chapel wedding dj Bunn Dj companyWhile the guests were outside, the staff was working hard to “flip the room” from ceremony site to dinner party. They knocked it out of the park! It looked great when the guests came back in for dinner. I introduced just the couple to Ben Rector’s “Brand New” as everyone cheered them on into the room. Amanda’s father welcomed everyone, and their friend/officiant gave the blessing. Next, the buffet from Cook Shack Catering opened up and the food was amazing!

After dinner, a couple of folks gave toasts and then we moved outside for the cake cutting and dances. Amanda and Ryan chose “Love Like This” by Ben Rector for their special dance and then did a combo parent dance to “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. As soon as that dance ended, it was party time! The dance floor opened and stayed rocking for almost three straight hours! We wrapped the night with Donna Summer’s “Last Dance” and sparklers. Shout out to Kast Events for pulling off another great wedding!

Photos courtesy of Jordan Maunder 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.