Sarah and Nick’s reception took place Saturday at Cary NC’s amazing Prestonwood Country Club ballroom. The guests arrived around 6:00 for cocktails in the pre-function area and terrace on a perfect day, not too hot and not too cool. I was playing my “cocktail mix” of everything from Sinatra to Dave Matthews as they enjoyed the day. Once the bridal party arrived, the guests took their seats in the main ballroom for the introductions. The grandparents and parents were introduced to “This Will Be An Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole. The rest of the bridal party came in to “I Love It” by Icona Pop, and then finally Sarah and Nick descended the staircase to applause and the sounds of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie”! What a great start to the reception! They immediately went to the dance floor for their first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley.
Before dinner started, the parents of the bride came up to welcome everyone and give a blessing, and then the food started coming out of the kitchen! My table was set up in front of those doors, and everything looked amazing! The room also looked spectacular with flowers from Brides & Bouquets. As dinner ended, the best man and maid of honor gave great toasts, and then I sent Sarah and Nick up to the staircase landing for their cake cutting. The cake was by Sweet Memories, who always do a great job, plus one of Sarah’s bridesmaids is Danielle Harvey that works there (side note: I did Danielle’s wedding too)! As they cut the cake, I played “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. As the came back down, I introduced the dance for Sarah and her dad, “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, and then Nick’s dance with his mom “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart.
After those two dances, it was time to open the dance floor and it was literally packed 30 seconds into song 1! Heba Salama, the photographer, looked at me and goes “Does this always happen when you’re the DJ?” I said “Pretty much!” LOL. Speaking of Heba, I’m sure that she and her husband and team got some amazing photos, I can’t wait to see them! Anyway, the dancing continued and we took a short break for the bouquet toss (“Single Ladies”) and garter toss (“You Shook Me All Night Long”). At the end of the night, around 11:30, the party ended and everyone went nuts when I asked them to make some noise for the new Mr. and Mrs. Roos! They had a departure outside, but had me until 12:00 and several guests came back in for a mini “after-party”. It was a great reception, and I was glad to have been a part of it.
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.