Bride and Groom: Kristi & Doug
Where & When: Washington-Duke Inn on July 30th, 2016
Venue Planner- Bethany
Planner- Erin McCauley with Chestnut and Vine Weddings
Photographer- Brian Mullins Photography
Cake- Sweet Memories
Florist- Floral Dimensions
Wedding Reception Songs
Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “Beautiful Day” by U2
First Dance: “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
Cake Cutting: “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor
Last Dance: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
I was thrilled to play for Kristi and Doug’s wedding at the Washington-Duke Inn! They are such a nice couple and are so happy being with each other!
Their ceremony was held at Duke Chapel which was also the location of their first date. After the ceremony the 120 guests made their way to Washington-Duke Inn for the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of classic soul and standards playing. The doors to the ballroom opened towards the end of the hour and guests found their tables that were decorated with floral arrangements by Floral Dimensions. The wedding party was each announced from their seats and Kristi and Doug made their grand entrance from the hallway where they came in and had their first dance followed by a welcome by Doug’s father and blessing by Father Kaesel. During dinner I continued a classic soul and standards playlist.
After dinner we had a couple toasts and a thank you from Doug, then I opened the floor with some Motown that filled it for the next 2 ½ hours. We paused briefly for the cake cutting, then right back to dancing until the end of the night. During dancing I played oldies, top 40, some 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s hits and ended with some sing-a-longs.
This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!
Thank you 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.