Bride and Groom: Megan & Nico

Where & When: Merrimon-Wynne House on June 18th, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue- Kaila from Merrimon-Wynne House

Planner- Whitney from Lily & Oak Weddings & Events

Photographer- Renee Sprink

Video- Oak City Films

Caterer- Donavan’s Dish

Florist- Meristem Floral

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Wedding party: “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris

First Dance: “Whenever, Wherever, Whatever” by Maxwell

Father-Bride Dance: “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

Groom & Important Women’s Dance: “Perfect Fan” by The Backstreet Boys

Cake Cutting: “How Sweet it Is” by James Taylor

Anniversary Dance: “Can’t Help Falling In love” by Haley

Last Dance: “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond & Mike Davis

 I always love playing Merrimon-Wynne and this was my second wedding there this weekend. The carriage house looked so beautiful with floral arrangements by Anna from Meristem Floral!

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was held earlier in the day and guests made their way over to Merrimon-Wynne after. The cocktail hour was held inside the house with light jazz playing. After the cocktail hour, the 175 guests made their way to the carriage house for dinner and dancing. I had music playing in the carriage house and went in the house to line the wedding party up for introductions.

The Introductions

The wedding party was introduced into the carriage house and each couple had their own funny dance. Megan & Nico came in and had their first dance to one of my favorite Maxwell songs. After that Megan danced with her father and 6 women that helped raise Nico all had a special dance with him. Nicos father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal and the salads came out. During dinner I had a mix of standards and soft rock playing with a couple Latin songs for Nico’s family. After the salad course we had a few toasts and then the entrees were delivered.

The Dancing

After dinner they had the cake cutting in the house but guests couldn’t wait to start dancing so the floor opened quickly. After 15 minutes of dancing we paused for the anniversary dance then back to dancing til the end of the night.

The highlight of the night was Mike David singing “Sweet Caroline” along with the Neil Diamond version and it was seeing Frank Sinatra singing it. After this performance guests made their way to the front of the house for a sparkler exit and Megan and Nico made a getaway on a richshaw.

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.