My Labor Day weekend was nuts beginning with a rocking party on Saturday night at The University Club in Durham. The Duke women’s basketball coach had an awesome birthday party and they threw down! So going into Sunday, I was already pumped.

The day started early on Sunday for this all day Indian wedding. The groom rode into the parking lot at the inn on horseback! How awesome is that? Guests then went to the ceremony inside where I handled the audio. For the traditional ceremony, I did a mic on the officiant and one on a stand for singers. It was over an hour long, but went perfectly and it was so entertaining and amazing to watch. I was glad I was part of it. After a break for lunch and photos, the guests made their way back to The Washington Duke Inn for cocktails inside and outdoors where I had music playing. Doors to the ballroom opened around 7:00 and per the bride’s instructions I played the instrumental version of “Stimulated” by Tyga. It was so perfect for the big room reveal! Watered Garden did it up HUGE! Once the guest were seated, I introduced the bridal party to “Raise Up” by Petey Pablo and “Right Above It” by Lil’ Wayne. That got the crowd pumped for the bride and groom entrance to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by MJ! Once they hit the dance floor, they did their first dance to the acoustic version of “Latch” by Sam Smith, then Shawn dance with his mom to “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen and Reena and her father danced to “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music.

Next up, several folks gave toasts and then the first course rolled out. Dinner looked amazing! As dinner ended and dessert was served, it was time to get people up and dancing. They didn’t let me down! From the first to the last song around 11:00, people were partying. What a great crowd! Special shout out to Amanda with A Swanky Affair for running such a huge event masterfully. I can’t wait to see the photos from Riley McLean and the video from Wrinkled Blanket. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Joshi!

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.