Bride and Groom: Nicole & Rob

Where & When: Merrimon-Wynne Carriage House on July 15th, 2016

The Professionals:

Venue- Amy

Photographer- Mikkel Paige Photography

Video- David Charis Weddings

Florist – Anna & Brian with Meristem Floral

Cakes- Ashley Cakes

Caterer- Rocky Top Catering

Ice Cream- The Freezing Pointe

Officiant- Barbara Lodge

Ceremony Musician- Arioso Strings

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris & Rihanna

First Dance: “Then (Piano Version)” by Brad Paisley

Cake Cutting: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

Last Song: “Take Me Home Tonight” by Eddie Money


Having known and worked with Nicole for a couple years on weddings I was beyond flattered that she wanted me to be her DJ! Her and Rob are the nicest couples and I don’t believe I have met a Bride as excited to get married as Nicole was.

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was originally supposed to be outside on the side lawn, but had to be moved inside of the carriage house because of rain and thunder, no problem. Nicole had a guitarist from Arioso Strings playing the music and her father jumped on the electric piano to play Elton John’s “Your Song” at the beginning of the ceremony. What a special moment! After a beautiful ceremony by Barbara Lodge, the 100 guests made their way inside the Merrimon-Wynne house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres with a live bluegrass band that was terrific!

The Cocktail Hour

After the cocktail hour guests made their way back to the Carriage house for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party and they came in and lined the floor for Nicole & Rob’s first dance. They danced to the first verse of the song, then the guests joined them for the next verse. After the second verse I mixed into “My Girl” and some oldies for 15 minutes, then opened the food stations on the pergola.

The Dancing

After dinner Nicole and Rob had the toasts and cake cutting and I opened the floor again with some beach music and top 40 that kept them dancing until the end of the night. The Freezing Pointe ice cream station on the side porch was a huge hit as was the beautiful lawn. We ended the night with some EDM per Nicole’s request and finally some sings a longs to “Piano Man” and “New York, New York” but I could tell they weren’t ready to end so mixed into “Empire State Of Mind” by Jay Z and finally “Turn Down For What”.

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.