Dana & Mike’s Plantation Wedding

Dana & Mike chose Fuquay-Varina’s Highgrove Estate for a perfect Saturday evening wedding.  I was thrilled to DJ again for Mike’s family.  I had DJd his sister’s wedding in 2015 where he served as the officiant.

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was held in the back looking over a pond with a wooded hill in the background.  Dana’s brother served as their officiant and they had a 4 piece bluegrass band provide music.

After the ceremony, the 130 guests made their way to the back patio for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.  They also enjoyed the Classic Carolina Photobooth. During the cocktail hour, I had a mix of country, soft rock & standards playing. Two Shilling Photography got some great shots of the wedding party!  After they were done the doors to the ballroom opened and guests made their way to their seats.  The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Springwell Gardens.

The Introductions

I introduced the wedding party to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake and they came in and lined up in front of the sweetheart table.  Dana & Mike came in and right to the floor for their first dance to “Dancing Shoes” by Green River Ordinance.  It was so sweet, they were singing it to each other like they were the only ones in the room.  After their dance Dana & Mike’s Fathers welcomes everyone and Mike’s stepfather blessed the meal.  The salads came out and the buffet in the house opened shortly.  During dinner, I had the same playlist as cocktails playing.

The Dancing

After dinner we had the parents dances to “Lullabye” by Billy Joel and “You’re Gonna By” by Reba.  An anniversary dance followed to “Everything” by Michael Buble with Dana’s Grandparents winning at 65 years married!  I then played their wedding song “Body & Soul” by Tony Bennett for them to continue dancing.  So sweet!!  I opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 that instantly filled it.  I knew it was going to be great from the past wedding!  We paused after a while for the toasts and cake cutting to “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele.  A line dance filled the floor again till the end of the night and the last dance to “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips.  They made their sparkler exit from the front porch to “Something Just Like This” by Coldplay.

What a fun night and great to see some old friends again!  Congratulations Dana & Mike!

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.