Wedding of: Caitlin & Brad
Wedding Location: April 30, 2016 at Boone Hall Plantation – Charleston, SC
I was able to work with so many wonderful people and vendors for this one!
- Anna Butrym and Heather Stokes of Confetti Events SC were so great, and perfectly executed our Couple’s vision and made everything so much easier for the rest of us!
- Victor of One Life Photography took some amazing shots of the beautiful day… cannot wait to see the final shots!
- Dockhouse Digital beautifully captured all of the amazing moments on video. You can see the highlight video here!
- Cru Catering provided show-stopping food complete with local fish, shrimp’n grits, and beef tenderloin, just to name a few.
Introduction of the Wedding Party & Couple: Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
First Dance: All About Us – He Is We
Father-Daughter Dance: My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Mother-Son Dance: Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Cake Cutting: Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
Last Dance: Wonderful Tonight — Eric Clapton
Exit Song: Firework – Katy Perry (to sparklers)
Living in Charleston, Caitlin and Brad knew they wanted to get married there and found their dream-venue in Boone Hall Plantation. Many of their family and friends had to travel to Charleston, but knew it would be worth the trip, and was it ever!
Caitlin and Brad were married on the steps of the Boone Hall Plantation home in a beautiful ceremony set to the sounds of a great string-trio. Guests and family members then made their way to the back of the house where they were greeted with some amazing hors d’oeuvres and drinks by Cru Catering. After some cocktails and food, everyone went to the Cotton Dock which was exquisitely decorated, complete with lounges and a fire pit for s’mores! I began playing a mix of oldies, classic rock, alternative rock and classic country. I then introduced the wedding party and the newlyweds to “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & The Waves. Caitlin then danced with her father, followed by Brad and his mother’s dance. Guests went inside where they were treated to some incredible fare.
After some great toasts and speeches by the Father of the Bride, Best Man, and Maid of Honor, Caitlin and Brad cut their cake. We then officially opened the dance floor with “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5.
When I spoke with Caitlin about the music for her wedding, she told me she “has terrible taste in music” in that she loves horrible pop/Top 40 music, and Kesha in particular. Regardless of what she thought of her music taste, I was going to be sure our bride was dancing! I played a mix of oldies and classic reception songs throughout the evening, eventually mixing into a steady stream of pop and current Top 40, and, of course, Kesha! We ended the night with the beautiful “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton and sent them off with sparklers to their classic car with “Firework” by Katy Perry.
This wedding was beautiful and so much fun! We were all blessed to be a part of this special day and I had a blast playing all of Caitlin’s “terrible Top 40”!
Thank you again Caitlin and Brad! It was an honor to be your DJ and congratulations again to the new Mr. & Mrs. Mogen!
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.