I met Kirby and Rob back in January of 2013 when they attended another wedding I DJd for Emily & Chris Sexton at The Stockroom in Raleigh. Kirby and Rob had been to many weddings together, but knew they had they best time at Emily’s and wanted to have just as much fun at theirs or, dare I say, even more! They chose the Summerfield Farms near Greensboro for their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. It was my first time here, even though I have another coming up there in September. What a fabulous and unique venue!
The ceremony was held in a barn, the cocktail hour on the front porch of the barn and dinner in an adjoining tent that held all of the 200 guests. The barn and tent were decorated beautifully by Melissa from Relish Designs and she was great to work with for the planning of the event. As guests arrived for the ceremony I had a mix of acoustic indie and soft rock playing. Their grandparents and parents walked down the isle to “On Eagles Wings” by The O’Neill Brothers, the bridesmaids to “Life” by The Avett Brothers” and Kirby and her father to Sharrod Brown’s instrumental wedding version of “A Thousand Years”. I will definitely use this one again! After the ceremony by Tripp Graziano, they walked back down the isle to “I Can’t Help Myself” and everyone started clapping along. Guests made their way out of the barn for the social hour on the porch and surrounding areas, and I continued a cocktail mix of soft rock, classic soul and some standards.
After photographer Jonathan McCardell took some pics, the wedding party was gathered back up and introductions started. The guests came back into the barn for introductions and first dances. The wedding party entered to “Gimme Some Lovin’” and each couple had their own dance. Kirby and Rob came in to a loud roar and right into their first dance “You Are The Best Thing”. Kirby danced with her father to “Stand By Me” and Rob with his mother to “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church. Kirby’s father welcomed everyone and Minister Tripp blessed the food. Guests made their way into the tent for dinner and I continued a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul. After dinner and toasts, we had the Maxie B’s cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”.
I opened the floor back in the barn with some Motown and after a few songs the floor was filled and stayed that way for 3 hours! Guests of all ages enjoyed oldies, line dances and current hip-hop. I even saw Kirby’s father learning “The Wobble”! After about an hour, the lights came down and the flashing rings came out. The whole barn was flashing red, green and purple! The night ended with “New York, New York” and everyone made a huge kicking circle in the middle of the barn, then the last song of “Into The Mystic” by Van Morrison. One of my favorite songs of all time!
What a fun night and I was so happy to play for this great couple and see Emily and Chris again!
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.