Charles & Mandy’s Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne
Mandy & Charles are so nice and I was honored to be their DJ at Merrimon-Wynne on a perfect March 4th day! I was beyond thrilled also to work with some of my favorite co-vendors in Stephanie from Viva L’Event, Cara from F8 Photo Studios, Kaila from the Merrimon Wynne House, Beau Catering, Fresh Affairs and Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream!
The Wedding Ceremony
Their ceremony was held on the side lawn under a cloudless blue sky. As the 75 guests arrived I had a mix of classical versions of pop songs playing. The Grandparents and Mothers entered from the house to “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, the Groomsmen and Charles to “”God Only Knows” by Vitamin String Quartet, Bridesmaids and children to “Canon In D” and finally Mandy & her Father to “The Bridal March”. After a short ceremony by Officiant Perry Hardison, they recessed to “The Wedding March”. The guests went into the Merrimon Wynne house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while pictures were taken.
After the cocktail hour the guests were invited into the Carriage house where I was. They found their seats and the wedding party was ready to be introduced. They entered to “I Gotta Feelin’” and the adorable children to “Sesame’s Treat” by my buddy Chris & Smart E’s. Finally it was time for our Bride & Groom to come in to “Pour Some Sugar On Me”. They came in to thunderous applause and had their first dance to “From This Moment” by Shania Twain. Mandy then danced with her Father to “When You Need Me” by Springsteen and Charles had a surprise dance with his nieces to “Wildest Dreams’ by Taylor Swift. SOOO cute!!! Chef Beau welcomed the guests and described the meal and dinner began. During dinner I had a mix of classic and indie rock playing.
After dinner guests were ready to hit the floor so I started playing dance music. Within 3 songs the floor was filled to Motown and top 40. The Andia’s Ice cream station opened shortly and after everyone had their fill, the hit the floor for more dancing till the last song. I ended the night with “Sweet Caroline” before a glow in the dark tambourine exit from the front of the house. Love it!!!!
Thank you Mandy, Charles, Stephanie & Kaila!!! I had an absolute blast as it looked like everyone did.
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.