Claren and Wes had a relatively early reception with guests arriving at the Borden House (built in 1900!) around 4:00pm and treated to some acoustic music. I started upstairs around 5:00 and it didn’t take long for people to migrate to that room. I introduced Wes and Claren and they went right into their first dance. It was a mix of two songs, “La Cienega Just Smiled” by Ryan Adams into “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray Lamontagne. Shout out to one of my DJs, Randy Bennett, for the perfect mix.

After they danced, Wes and his mom danced to “Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel. And finally, Wes danced with her kids to “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. After that, it was pretty much open dancing. It took them a while to get going, after all it wasn’t even dark yet, but once they got going, the only time they stopped was for a quick cake cutting. It was a great time!

I have to give a shout out to Katie and Rebecca with La Fete for doing a fantastic job keeping things moving!


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.