Bride and Groom: Annika & Brandon
Where & When: Merrimon-Wynne House on June 17th, 2016
Planner- Sally Oakley
Venue planner- Amy
Photographer- Katherine Miles Jones
Caterer- Durham Catering
Florist- Tre Bella
Minister- Kayelily Middleton
Make up- Ashley Mooney
Uplighting- Bunn DJ Company
Wedding Reception Songs
Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “Marry You” by Bruno Mars
First Dance: “Stay With You” by John Legend
Father-Bride Dance: “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
Mother-Groom Dance: “Mama Hold My Hand” by Aloe Blacc
Cake Cutting: “Sugar” by Maroon 5
Last Dance: “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show
I was so thrilled to DJ Annika & Brandon’s wedding at Merrimon-Wynne in the beautiful new Carriage house! It’s an amazing room and looked even more beautiful with Tre-Bella’s flowers.
The ceremony was supposed to be outside, but it rained for a while leading up to the ceremony, so it was moved inside the house where Annika’s friend Caleb provided music on violin.
After the ceremony by Kayelily guests stayed in the house and enjoyed the porches with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. After the cocktail hour guests made their way outside to the Carriage house and found their seats. I lined the wedding party up and they all had a fun dance to come in to. Annika & Brandon had their first dance and Annika’s father welcomed everyone. The salads and entrées came out and I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul and standards playing.
After dinner we had toasts and the cake cutting then Annika danced with her father and Brandon with his mother. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and oldies that filled it for the next 2 hours.
During the dancing I played top 40, oldies, some 80’s & 90’s and a few boy bands. We ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” and a sparkler exit before they got into the rickshaw for the getaway.
This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!
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.