Adria and Brian chose downtown Raleigh’s The Stockroom at 230 for both their reception and ceremony for 120 people. The 2nd floor exposed wood beams and distressed brick walls are awesome! When guests arrived for the ceremony I had a mix of soft rock playing with James Taylor, Van Morrison and Ray LaMontagne in the mix. Guests found their seats and the wedding party was ready to walk down the isle. Brian and his groomsmen made their way to the front of the room for the ceremony with Judge David Krogmann. The parents entered to “Forever” by Ben Harper, the bridesmaids to “Better Together (live)” by Jack Johnson with harmonica help by G.Love and it was time for the Adria right after the 2 adorable flower girls. Adria entered to Van Morrison & Bob Dylan’s duet of “Crazy Love”. After a short ceremony, they were married and made their exit to The Darkness’s “I Believe In A Thing Called Love”. So funny! Guests then made their way next door for the cocktail hour in Mahler Gallery and I had a mix of classic rock and jam bands playing by the likes of The Grateful Dead, The Stones and Dave Matthews. Drinks were enjoyed as was these delicious cream cheese stuffed peppers! It was then time for the reception.
Guests made their way back to The Stockroom for the dinner and dancing portion of the reception. Guests found their tables and the wedding party entered the room to “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles and everyone was cheering! Adria and Brian entered to a loud roar and made their way to the floor for their first dance of “Girl From The North Country” from the Silver Linings Playbook movie. After toasts by Adria’s Maid of Honor and Brian’s Best Man (who gave one of the funniest Best Man toasts I have heard) it was time for the plated salad and family style dinner by Empire Eats with marinated steak, grilled salmon and vegetables. It was all delicious!
After dinner Adria danced with her father to “Harvest Moon” by Neil Young and Brian and his mother to “A Mother’s Song” by T. Carter Music. The cupcake table opened with cupcakes by Edible Art and homemade Italian cookies by Adria’s aunt Judy from Pittsburg. They must have been good because they were gone fast!
I opened the floor with Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” and the floor filled after a couple songs. I then went into some disco and current dance music that brought everyone else out. After a couple ballads, line dances and a lot of great dancing by everyone it was time to call it a night. Adria and Brian had picked “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by The Band for their last song and they were surrounded by their friends singing it. What a fun night and a great group to play for! I can’t wait to see the pics by Taylor Green Photography.
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.