Alexandria & Michael’s Wedding in Hurricane Matthew
I was thrilled to DJ this wedding reception at The Fearrington with planners Carrington & Erin from Erin McLean Events! As much as it tried, hurricane Matthew couldn’t damper the spirits of the 200 guests on October 8th.
The ceremony was held in the Garden Terrace with live music by Arioso Strings and officiated over by Reverend Barbara Lodge. After the ceremony the guests made their way to the tent for the cocktail hour while Callie from Nancy Ray Photography and Chris & Toni from Heart Stone Films got some pics of the wedding party.
After the cocktail hour, the guests made their way to the Fearrington Barn for dinner and dancing. I have seriously never seen the room look more beautiful with white flowers everywhere, a custom white dance floor with their initial in the middle and a 12 piece swing band, The Casablanca Orchestra, playing on the stage to welcome the guests. After everyone was in the room I introduced the wedding party and they came right to the floor for their first dance to “More In Love With You” by Jason Reeves. Allie’s mother welcomed everyone and Michael’s grandfather blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and the Orchestra played during dinner.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting followed by the parents dances. I opened the floor with some motor and top 40 that packed it instantly. It was packed and stayed that way for the next 3 hours! We ended the night with “Take Me Home Tonight” and a sparkler exit from the front of the barn.
Thank you Allie, Michael, Carrington and Erin!!
Photo courtesy of Nancy Ray Photography
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.