Grooms: Chuck & Andy

Where & When: The Umstead Hotel & Spa on May 28th, 2016

The Professionals:

Ceremony Musician: Scott Schillin

Planner- Megan from A Southern Soiree

Photographer- Adam from Chapin Photography

Cake- Sugarland

Florist- Watered Garden

Cookies- Parkers Crazy Cookies

Photo booth – Elisabeth with Shutterbooth

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Grooms: “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne

Cake Cutting: “Sugar” by Maroon 5

Last Dance: “Last Dance” by Donna Summer …twice..

I was so thrilled and honored to DJ Chuck and Andy’s wedding at The Umstead Hotel! They are a great couple and both their laughs are just infectious!

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was held out back overlooking a beautiful pond with live music by Scott Schillin. After the ceremony, the 140 guests made their way to the pre-function area inside and out for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while photographer Adam got some pics.

The Cocktail Hour & Dinner

After the cocktail hour the doors to the ballroom opened and guests found their seats and got ready for Chuck & Andy’s introduction. They came in and thanked everyone for coming and the soup, salads and entrées came out. During dinner I played a mix of soft rock, standards and classic soul.

After dinner we had the cake cutting that was delivered to each table with a custom cookie of Chuck and Andy. So great!! After a few toasts I opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 and the photo booth opened in the hallway.

The Dancing

For the next couple hours guests packed the floor to top 40/dance music (lots of Lady Gaga), 70’s and 80’s. We ended the night with Donna Summer’s “last Dance” but they weren’t ready to leave yet. So, I played it again while the guests made a circle around them and danced with them.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again

DJ Randy Bennett

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.