Kate and Tyler’s wedding on Saturday was on a gorgeous day! So pretty that I went to the UNC game (they actually won!) before their reception with my fam. Guests started arriving at the Museum of Art just past 6:00 and were treated to passed drinks and food and a special treat, Janis Joplin’s Porsche that is currently on display at the museum. How cool is that?! Around 7:00, I did a brief introduction, just the parents, matron of honor, best man and of course bride and groom to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. As Kate and Tyler hit the dance floor, I had everyone move in as I played their first dance, “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne. Anyone that reads my blog or tweets knows how much I love Ray. Great song choice! After their dance, Kate and her father danced to “To Sir With Love” by Lulu. That was the first time I had played that one. Finally, Tyler and his mother danced to “How Sweet It Is” by Marvin Gaye.

As for the formalities, that was pretty much it other than a cake cutting around 8:45. Ambrosia did the cake, by the way, and it was gorgeous.  My plan was to let people mingle, eat and drink after the special dances but a few people were more than eager to hit the dance floor, so I went ahead and put the party in gear and for over 3 hours straight people danced! Kate and Tyler didn’t even want to leave! This was a great reception and I was so pleased to do Kate’s wedding since I had also done her sister Lillian’s wedding almost 3 years ago! I’m part of their family now! I can’t wait to get some pictures from Tammy Wingo. I know that there is a good one of me, Kate, and Lillian in there somewhere!

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.