Tracy and Colin had their ceremony and reception both at Raleigh’s CAM (Contemporary Art Museum) located in the warehouse district downtown. The ceremony was held outside in the front of the building. Tracy didn’t want the typical classical music played while guests arrived, so I suggested “trip-hop” which is a mix of hip-hop and electronic. I saw several phones “shazaming” songs so I know guests were enjoying the unique music mix. The wedding party and parents walked down the isle to a Vitamin Sting Quartet cover of “Hallelujah” originally done by Paramore, Tracy entered to an instrumental of “Lucky” by Kris Farrow and their recessional was to an edit I did of “Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki remix)” by Kid Cudi.
After the ceremony, guests were invited inside the museum for the cocktail hour by the minister Lindsey Williams. I wanted the music to reflect what Tracy likes to listen to normally, so the cocktail hour was “Indie Dance”. Think of Passion Pit, Daft Punk & MGMT. The catering staff loved hearing something other than the typical jazz played and it fit the feel of CAM perfectly. It was finally time to announce the 20 person wedding party as well as Tracy & Colin. They danced into the room to an instrumental of “Party Rock Anthem” and instantly went into their first dance of “I Swear” by All 4 One. Photographers Carolyn Scott and Geoff Brown were there to catch the hilarious antics of the wedding party.
Wedding planner Jamie Howell from The Brides Corner came all the way from Virginia Beach to help Tracy with the planning and she did an amazing job as usual. Floral arrangements by The English Garden and the Sugarland cake helped make the wedding reception perfect.
After the dinner with jazz standards playing and toasts by Tracy’s Father Jeff, the Best Man and Matron Of Honor, it was time for Tracy to dance with her Father to “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart and Colin to dance with his Mother to “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler On The Roof even though he’s so Irish that he dreams of a shamrock tattoo on his bottom according to the best man.
The dance floor opened and packed instantly. Of course, the bar being on the dance floor helped a ton with that! I played a short oldies and Motown set, then onto some 80’s and Latin and ended the last hour with all current club music. The night ended with Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” and everyone was singing along. It was such a fun reception and I was thrilled to be able to play for Tracy and Colin, their friends and families!
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.