It is such a huge honor to be asked by a professional photographer to be her wedding DJ! Sarah and Clint had me provide music and mics for their ceremony and reception on March 10th at Merrimon Wynne in downtown Raleigh. These kind of receptions and ceremonies if what makes being in event entertainment in Raleigh awesome.
The ceremony has held on the side lawn of Merrimon Wynne and faced the side porch of the house. As the guests found their seats I had a playlist of classical music playing. The Bridesmaids and Sarah walked down the aisle to “A River Flows In You” by Robin Goldsby. They recessed to an instrumental of “White Dress” by Ben Rector. Their officiant John Muller invited guests into the house for the cocktail hour and I had a mix of rock, country, classic soul and standards playing.
After the cocktail hour planner / Bridesmaid Stephanie Shaul and her staff invited the 175 guests into the carriage house for dinner and dancing. After photographer Erica Serrano and videographers Charis Films were in place it was time for introductions. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Bowerbird Flowers! I introduced the wedding party to “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris and Sarah and Clint came in for their first dance.
They danced to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and her parents welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The Beau Catering food stations opened shortly and I went into a dinner mix of country, rock, classic soul and standards. After dinner we had the toasts and then came the dancing!!
Before opening the floor to everyone we had the parents dances. Sarah and her father danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw. Clint escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “The Man You’ve Become”. I opened the floor with “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toploader that filled it with shaggers and dancers. After that some Motown and top 40 kept it filled for the next 2 hours.
We paused for the cake cutting to “I Choose You” then back to dancing until the bouquet toss to “Pretty Girl Rock”. It was an awesome dance floor packed with young and old all night and some great dance moves going on. We ended the night with “Shout” from Animal House before exiting from the front of the house.
Thank you so very much Sarah, Clint and Stephanie! I had the best time playing for you!!
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.