Mollyann and Sean celebrated their ceremony and reception at the incomparable Merrimon-Wynne House on the day before Labor Day. The ceremony (thankfully) took place inside The Carriage House since it was pretty toasty at 4PM on Sunday outside. Joe provided the mic for the officiant and had one on Sean and their music was from a harpist that also song. She was incredible! The ceremony went off without a hitch and the guests then headed back inside the original house for cocktail hour. Meanwhile, lots of work was going on outside. The Carriage House was flipped into a dance party room complete with the ZimZoom PhotoBooth and a bar. Outside, dining under the stars was being setup with its final pieces.
As guests made their way onto the lawn for dinner, Mollyann’s father welcome everyone and then I started a playlist picked out by the couple. The dinner buffet by Rocky Top Catering was excellent as always. I even got the chance to grab a bite to eat. As dinner wrapped, we did toasts out on the lawn as well…the night and weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Honestly, they got so lucky! No rain and no heat! Pretty rare for North Carolina!
As soon as toasts ended, I invited guests inside. I ran in and had music ready for them and ready for the introductions. The bridal party entered to “A Little Party Never Killed Anybody” by Fergie. When Mollyann and Sean entered, I cut to the chorus of “I Really Like You” by Carly Rae Jepsen. The place went nuts! They did their first dance as husband and wife to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding and then Mollyann and her father danced to “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman. After that, Sean and his mom danced to “A Mother’s Song” by T. Carter. We did custom edits to both of those songs so that they didn’t feel like they were on the dance floor forever! Next, the cake was cut (“Sugar” by Maroon 5) and then dancing ensued! These folks came to party. A few folks hung out outside since the night was perfect, but most of the time, the floor was rocking! They picked out tons of great music, so I was burning through hits quick! The only time we took a break was for the bouquet toss to my “Single Ladies/Girls Run the World” custom edit. More dancing after that and then finally a big departure with sparklers around 10! Amazing night! Special thanks to Becca and her staff with C&D Events for keeping things on track. I can’t wait to see the photos from Mikkel Paige and the video from Thomas Blake!
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.