Bride and Groom: Maile & Tyler

Where & When: The Umstead Hotel & Spa on August 28th, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue Planner- Amanda with The Umstead

Planner- Kelley Ann with A Southern Soiree

Photographer- Michael Moss

Video- Pam & Thomas Blake

Cake- Sugarland

Florist- Watered Garden

Photo Booth- Classic Carolina Photobooths

The Special Songs:

Introduction of the Wedding Party: “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz

Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton

First Dance: Custom

Father-Bride Dance: “I Loved Her First” by Heartland

Mother-Groom Dance: “The Man You’ve Become” by Molly Pasutti

Cake Cutting: “Pour Some Sugar On me” by Def Leppard

Bouquet Toss: “Wishing & Hoping” by Dusty Springfield

Last Dance: “Heaven (Candlelight Mix)” by DJ Sammy

What a beautiful wedding with so many unique things about it!! I had an absolute blast and loved all the vendors I worked with on Maile & Tyler’s wedding!

The wedding ceremony was held in the back of The Umstead Hotel with live musicians providing music. After the ceremony, the 80 guests made their way to the back patio of The Umstead for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of rock, country, standards and classic soul playing. Guests even enjoyed the Photo booth inside.

After the cocktail hour the doors to the ballroom opened and I lined the wedding party up with help from Kelley Anna and Amanda and got them ready for their introduction. I introduced the wedding party into the room and Maile & Tyler came in for their awesome first dance. Their first dance started with “This Life” by Ryan Huston for a minute, then into “Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing for another minute. As soon Tyler did “the lift”.. a flash mob hit the floor and I mixed into “The Time (Dirty Bit)” by The Black Eyed Peas that caught everyone off guard, especially Tyler!! It was fantastic!!! After that Maile’s parents welcomed everyone and the 3 course meal of soup, salad and entrees came out. Another unique part of the wedding was Maile’s cousin Lisa singing an Jewel song acappella after the salads were done.

After dinner we had the cake cutting, toasts and parents dances, then opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next hour and a half. Guests dances, had tons of fun in the photo booth and enjoyed the dessert & gelato station. We paused briefly for the bouquet toss, then back to dancing until the end of the night. After their last song guests made their way back to the back patio for the confetti exit and took a candle as a favor.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again

DJ Randy Bennett

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.