Kayla and Riley chose Garner NC’s beautiful Grand Marquise Ballroom for both ceremony and reception on March 14th. It was a little rainy, but that did not damper the spirits of this wedding in the least! I provided mic’s and music for the ceremony inside the ballroom and was thrilled to be working with planner Monica Noa from Nouveau Events, photographers from Carolina MediaStar and videographer John Carter from Perfect Day Images!

The guests arrived to the ballroom for the ceremony and I had light classical music playing. The ceremony was ready to take place and I played “Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring” for the grandparents and parents to walk down the isle to which was lined with beautiful red roses by Dogwood Tree Floral. Before the wedding party came down the isle, vocalist Barbra Glasgow sang an amazing version of “Ave Maria” and the wedding party entered to “Canon In D”. After everyone was in their places, the doors to the ballroom opened again and Kayla and her father entered to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri. They had a wonderful service by minister Jack Glasgow that included a lighting of the unity candle while Barbra sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and an exit to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Guests made their way to the hall for cocktails and the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing.

Guests made their way back into the ballroom for dinner and found their tables. I introduced the wedding party to “Uptown Funk” and each couple danced into the room. It was hilarious! Then, Kayla and Riley came from the top of the stairs and down to the dance floor to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and had their first dance to “

You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins. Kayla then danced with her father to “My Little Girl” and Riley escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “Because You Loved Me”. I invited Conrad Kader up to bless the meal and the plated salads came out followed by the opening of the buffet. During dinner I had a mix of soft rock and classic soul playing.

After dinner we had toasts by the best man, maid of honor, both Kayla & Riley’s fathers and a thank you by Riley, then a cake blessing by Neville Peters & the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. We paused for some group shots that concluded with all the guests behind Kayla & Riley and I opened the floor with “My Girl” that filled the floor for the last hour of dancing to oldies, 90’s, a few line dances (including Riley’s father doing an awesome “Gangnam Style”!) The night ended with Kayla and Riley’s last dance to “All Of Me” that had them singing it to each other like they were the only 2 in the room. So sweet! Guests made their way outside for the sparkler exit to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”.

What a fun group and a great reception! Thank you Kayla & Riley and all my fantastic fellow vendors!

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.