Samantha & Tim chose downtown Raleigh’s urban Stockroom at 230 for their ceremony and reception on November 6th. This was my first of two weddings there this weekend both with planner extraordinaire Sally Oakley. For this one I was thrilled to work also with Reverend Robin Renteria, photographer Shane Snider, florist Mel Day with Dogwood Tree Floral Design and Catering Works for food. Even though I wasn’t providing music for the ceremony, I got there way early to see everyone and set up.

After the touching ceremony held by Robin, guests made their way to the back bar while the staff flipped the room for dinner and dancing. The room was ready and Shane was done with pics so I invited guests to find their seats while I went out to line up the wedding party. Each wedding party couple had their own song for introductions from indie rock to EDM and hair bands. Samantha and Tim entered to “Party Rock Anthem” and came all the way through the room to the back wall where the dance floor and I were to have their first dance to “Carried Away” by George Strait. They followed with a welcome to everyone and the vegan buffet opened. During dinner, I had a mix of country, soft rock, and some classic soul playing.

After dinner, we had a few toasts that ended with Samantha’s father and then the cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. Samantha made her way to the floor and had her dance with her father to “I Loved Her First” and Tim danced with his mother to “Never Alone” by Jim Brickman featuring Lady Antebellum. I opened the floor to everyone with some oldies and top 40 that kept people dancing for the next couple of hours. Towards the end, I had a fun hip-hop set that included 2Pac, Dr Dre, Jay Z, Nelly, and Drake. We ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” and guests made their way outside for a bubble exit. What a sweet couple and a fun night. Thank you, Samantha, Tim, and Sally!

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.