Paige and Bryan had their wedding ceremony and reception at The Angus Barn Pavilion on an absolute perfect weather day! Of course, all Raleigh weddings at The Angus Barn Pavilion are usually picture perfect. I was there to be their wedding DJ for both ceremony and reception on February 24th.
The ceremony was held at the pond for the over 300 guests. As they found their seats I had some light classical music playing. The Grandparents and Parents entered to “Air from Water Music” and the Bridesmaids to “Air On A G String”. Paige and her Father entered to “Canon In D”. After a short service by minister Owen Barrow, they recessed to “Dog Days Are Over”. What a great song!!! The guests were invited to the cocktail hour by minister Owen.
During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul playing. The wedding party and Paige and Bryan were taken around the beautiful grounds for pics and video by Philip Herndon and Big Dog Little Bed. The Classic Carolina Photobooth was open for guests to get pics taken also. After the cocktail hour the guests were invited in to the pavilion for dinner and dancing by planner Kathy from Sally Oakley Weddings & Events. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by English Garden.
I introduced the wedding party to “Bring ‘Em Out” by T.I. and Paige and Bryan came in and to the floor for their first dance. They danced to “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain followed by the parents dances. Paige and her Father dance to “I Loved er First” by Heartland and Bryan and his Mother were next. He picked their song from a movie they watched hundreds of times when he was a child. So special!! So, they danced to the theme to “Homeward Bound”. Paige’s Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and I continued the same music mix as cocktails.
After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled in instantly. For the next couple hours I played top 40 oldies, 80’s sing a longs and even some Blink 182 & Jimmy Eat World!! We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing. We ended the night with “Sweet Caroline” by they weren’t ready to leave for the after party at Good Fellows yet, so I played “Shout”. After that they made their way outside for a sparkler exit before boarding the buses for Chapel Hill.
Thank you so much Paige, Bryan, Mr & Mrs Purcell and Kathy!! I had a blast playing for you all! Also, a shout out to a past couple of mine who were there as guests, Amy & Pat Meiburg!! So great seeing you both again.
Photo courtesy of Herndon weddings
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.