Lisa & Nick’s Wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill
Lisa and Nick were married at downtown Raleigh’s Melrose Knitting Mill above Babylon Restaurant. I was thrilled to be there for the joining of their family of 5!
The Wedding Ceremony
The wedding ceremony was held on one side of the room. I provided a mic and music for this. The mothers entered to “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele, the wedding party to “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran and Lisa to “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips. After a short ceremony by Minister Bob Albritton they recessed to “Better Together” by Jack Johnson. The minister invited guests downstairs to the pool for cocktails while the room was flipped.
The Introductions & Dinner
After pics were taken by photographer Kelsey Nelson and video by Focus Media, the 50 guests made their way back upstairs for the reception. I introduced the wedding party to “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull including the new family of Mr & Mrs Argueta! They had their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran followed by the parents’ dances. Minister Bob blessed the meal and Lisa & Nick thanked everyone for coming. I started the dinner mix of soft rock, classic soul and standards while the dinner was served.
After dinner Lisa’s father gave a very heartfelt and poignant toast about the strength of family that made me open the floor with “We Are Family” and “celebration” that filled it soon. Top 40, oldies, Latin and line dances kept them dancing all night long. We paused for the Simply Cakes cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and bouquet & garter tosses, then back to dancing till the end of the night. We ended with “Timber” by Pitbull and a sparkler exit. The night ran so smooth because of Steph with Chad Biggs Events!
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.