Bride and Groom: Lauren & Ian Boulus
Where & When: Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina on April 29th, 2016
I was able to work with some truly amazing professionals for this one!
Planner- Angela from Highgrove
Photography- Callie with Nancy Ray
Video- Damien Maass
Florist- Flowers On Broad Street
Cake- Sweet Memories
Minister- Barbara Lodge
Wedding Special Songs
Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “Crazy in love”- Beyonce
First Dance: “I’ll Be (Acoustic Version)”- Edwin McCain
Mother-Groom Dance: “The Man You’ve Become”- Molly Pasutti
Cake Cutting: “XO”- John Mayer
Last Dance: “Don’t Stop Believin’”- Journey
I was so thrilled to DJ for Lauren and Ian’s wedding ceremony and reception at Highgrove! I was even more thrilled when I say my past Bride & groom Angela & Anthony show up as guests whose wedding I DJ’d 4 years ago and now they have a baby.
The ceremony was held in the back overlooking a lake and the weather was perfect! I ran minister Barbara Lodge’s mic and she always is the best to work with! The Grandparents thru the Bridesmaids entered to “A Thousand Years” by The Piano Guys and Lauren entered to “Canon In D”. After the ceremony the wedding party recessed to “Variations on Kanon” by George Winston. Barbara invited guests to the back patio for cocktails and I had a mix of standards playing.
The Cocktail Hour and Introductions
As the cocktail hour ended guests made their way inside the ballroom for dinner and dancing. After the wedding party was introduced to “Yeah 3X”, Lauren & Ian had their first dance to “I’ll Be” followed by Ian and his mother’s dance to “The Man You’ve Become”, a welcome by Lauren’s mother and blessing by Ian’s Grandfather. The buffet opened and I played a mix of country, soft rock and classic soul.
After dinner we had toasts and the cake cutting and then opened the floor with some Motown and top 40. During the next 2 hours guests danced to oldies, top 40, 80’s and finally an EDM dance party for the last 30 minutes before ending with “Don’t Stop Believin’” and a sparkler exit from the front of the building.
Thank you Lauren and Ian and congratulations!
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.