Back to the Merrimon Wnne House in downtown Raleigh, this time to help celebrate Kristen and Michael’s big day! I always love playing there and was thrilled to play for them!!

The Ceremony

The ceremony was held on the side lawn and the weather could not have been more perfect. Arioso strings was there to provide most of the music and I always love listening to them! I provided a mic for their officiant, a reader and a singer that sang “In Christ Alone” during their private communion. The ceremony was so special and touching. After the ceremony the 170 guests were invited into the house and onto the lawn for the cocktail hour. I had a mix of beach, soft rock, country and standards playing.

The First Dance

After pics were taken by Ginny Corbett Photography, Carrington and Becky from Erin McLean Events invited guests into the carriage house for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party to “Jump Around” and Kristen and Michael to the ECU theme “Purple Haze”. They came in and had their first dance to “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke. Her Father welcomed everyone and her Uncle blessed the meal. The Rocky Top food stations opened and I went back to music.

The Dancing

After dinner we had the Cinda’s Cake cutting to “How Sweet It is” followed by the parents dance. We had a combined parents dance that started with Kristen & her Father, the joined by Michael & his Mother to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by The Band Of Oz. I invited the married couples to join for an anniversary dance next. We had 4 couples married over 50 years! So great!! I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music and 70’s funk that soon filled it.

The Shutterbooth Photo Booth opened on the house porch and guests danced, got funny pics and visited on the lawn. We paused for a bouquet toss to “Ladies Night” and a performance of “JuJu On The Beat” by the two cute junior bridesmaids, then back to dancing until the end of the night. We ended with “Friends In Low Places” and a sparkler exit from the front of the home.

What a fun night and nice couple! Thank you Kristen, Michael, Ginny, Carrington, Becky and Amy!

Photo courtesy of Ginny Corbett 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.