Ashlee and Jeff chose the southern charm of Fuquay-Varina’s Highgrove Estates for their ceremony and reception on a perfect day in April for their 120 guests. The outdoor ceremony held by Minister Kayelily Middleton was beautiful with floral arrangements by Fresh Affairs. The wedding party entered to “Canon In D” and Ashlee walked down the isle with her father to “Here Comes The Bride”. After a short ceremony they left to “The Bridal March” and Kayelily invited guests to the outdoor cocktail hour and I had a mix of country and some rock playing. The bar opened and the staff passed hors d’oeuvres of grilled shrimp and delicious bbq sliders. Yum !!
After the wedding party was done with pics by Erin Costa Photography, the ballroom opened and guests found their seats after signing the “Bride & Groom fence door”. What a great idea! I acknowledged the Grandparents before the wedding party was introduced. Jeff’s Grandfather reminded me so much of my Grandfather and had me laughing before the ceremony even started. The wedding party entered to Gretchen Wilson’s “Here For The Party” and Ashlee and Jeff had their first dance to “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart. They took their seats and the salads, sorbet & entrée’s came out as I continued a mix of country and some rock.
After dinner we had Ashlee’s dance with her father to Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl” and Jeff danced with his mother to “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I opened the floor with “Happy” that was a request by this adorable little girl that worked great. I then went into some Motown and current music that brought young and old out to the floor. We stopped for the bouquet toss to “Single ladies” and garter toss to “Real Good Man”, the toast by Jeff’s best man and Sweet Memories cake cutting for both wedding cake and an awesome groom’s cake shaped like a police badge to “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton. Jeff is a Raleigh policeman as well as an Iraqi war vet. I can not thank him enough for his service to us all ! The ice cream station opened in the back of the room with the staff mixing fresh strawberries or peanut brittle with the vanilla ice cream on a cold stone. So good !!!
I opened the floor again with some line dances and current dance music that kept the guests dancing the rest of the night. I ended the night with some country dance music and sing-a longs and finally their last song of “Wonderful Tonight”. I was even able to play Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” which is the only wedding that it will be appropriate at. Ha ha..
They had a sparkler exit from the front of the house and called it a night. I am so happy for them and honored to be their DJ!
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.