Morgan & Will’s Wedding at The Oaks At Salem
I met Morgan shortly after she was born. Her Mother Lisa has been my hairdresser since 1990 and no one has cut my hair but her since then (except my cousin once). Morgan made such a beautiful bride for her wedding to Will on May 27th at the picturesque Oaks At Salem in Apex.
The Wedding Ceremony
As the 160 guests arrived for the wedding I had classical versions of pop songs playing across the pond at the ceremony site. I invited guests to find their seats and get ready for the ceremony to begin. The Grandparents & Parents walked down to “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. The wedding party to “Love Me Like You Do” by Vitamin String Quartet and Morgan & her Father Ross to “Canon In D’. One of her favorite songs. After a short ceremony, they recessed to “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. The officiant Wilfred released guests to the house for cocktails & delicious passed hors d’oeuvres by Donovan’s Dish. Morgan & Will & the wedding party stayed at the ceremony site for pics by photographer Brittani Halbert.
The Introductions & Dances
During the cocktail hour, I had a mix of country, classic soul & 90’s pop playing. Guests chatted in the house and under the tent. After pics were done guests found their seats and I went into the house to line up the wedding party. I introduced them to “Crazy In Love” and Morgan & Will to “Bring ‘Em Out”. They had their first dance to the piano version of “Then” by Brad Paisley. Morgan danced with her Father to “I Loved Her First” followed by a special dance with Mother to “Like My Mother Does”. So sweet and really meant a lot to Lisa! Will then escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “I Hope You Dance”. Morgan’s Father welcomed everyone and their officiant, Wilfred Gatling, blessed the meal. The buffet opened in the house and I continued the same music mix.
After dinner we had the toasts and the Cinda’s Cake cutting in the house to “Pour Some Sugar On me”. They really got each other and he definitely poured some sugar on her…even her arm got it! Before I opened the floor to everyone we had an anniversary dance to “In Case You Didn’t Know” by Brett Eldredge and I opened it to everyone with “Getting Jiggy With It”. Soon the floor was filled and they dance for the next hour to line dances, the ’90s, Top 40, and a few oldies. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Milkshake” and garter removal & toss to “Get Low”. Will and her frat brothers had a blast dancing to “50K” by Waka Flaka right after the toss! We ended the night with “Amazed” and a sparkler exit from the end of the tent.
I was so honored to DJ Morgan and Will’s wedding! I have been waiting for this night since she was born. Thank you, Morgan, Will, Lisa & Ross, and congratulations!! I can’t wait for my girl Emma’s!!
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.