I knew this was going to be a fun wedding when I met Ashley and Kyle for a drink a few weeks before the wedding to get to know them better. They have the best personalities and sense of humor! Their comic book theme was awesome with guests tables named after comic books and Ashley & Kyle’s corsages made out of comic book pages.
They had both their ceremony and reception at downtown Raleigh’s Stockroom at 230 on July 11th. They chose to have their cocktail hour start before the ceremony (LOVE IT!). As guests arrived for the ceremony I had 90’s ballads by boy bands & R&B artists playing. A guilty pleasure for all! The ceremony was about to start and I had guests find their seats. Kyle and both sets of parents entered to “Your Song” by Ellie Goulding and the wedding party entered to “Luna” by Smashing Pumpkins. It was time for Ashley to enter and she was escorted down the isle by her father to an instrumental of “Gravity” by John Mayer. After a short ceremony, they recessed to “Chicago” by Sufjan Stevens and went to the lobby for some pics by two of my favorite photographer,s Geoff & Carolyn from Carolyn Scott Photography.
The cocktail hour continued for a short time while guests mingled with Ashley, Kyle and the wedding party. They had a scavenger hunt for the kids where they had cameras for them to go around and take specific pictures including one of the DJ. So great! When they had all the items photographed, they turned in their sheets for a gift card from wedding planner Whitney Davis from Whitney Elizabeth Events. Best idea ever!
They bypassed the intro’s and were ready for dinner and their dances. They had their first dance to “Chemicals Collide” by Cloud Cult, Ashley had her dance with her father to “You’ll Be In My Heart” and Kyle danced with his mother to “Kind & Generous” by Natalie Merchant. After that, I invited all their married wedding party friends to the floor to join them in a dance, which actually was a mash up I did of all their first dances. It surprised all of them and brought tears to some of their eyes. Another fabulous idea! I had guests find their tables and the buffet opened after welcomes by Ashley’s father and Ashley & Kyle. During dinner I continued a mix of 90’s and early 2000’s pop songs including what turned out to be a sing a long to “Totally Eclipse Of The Heart” and Wilson Phillip’s “Hold On”.
After dinner we had toasts by the best man and maid of honor and opened the floor with some Motown that filled it for the next 3 hours with glow sticks everywhere. They danced to oldies and a lot of 90’s and early 2000’s top 40 and hip-hop. We ended the night with “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo and their last dance to “Zombie” by The Cranberries.
This was such a fun group to play for and I loved the theme and spider man cufflinks! I can’t wait to hang out with them again!
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.