Kirsten and Rob had both their wedding ceremony and reception at downtown Raleigh’s Stockroom at 230 during the Bluegrass Festival on September 30th. I was so happy to be their DJ! They are so nice and I loved their playlist!

The Wedding Ceremony

Their ceremony was officiated by my friend Ed Sansbury and I provided a mic for him. As the guests arrived I had a playlist of classical pop songs playing. Ed through the Bridesmaids entered Coldplay’s song “Yellow” covered by Vitamin String Quartet. Kirsten and her Father entered “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by The Piano Guys. After a short ceremony that included a wine/love letter ceremony, they recessed “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor. Ed invited guests to the first floor for cocktails at the Mahler Gallery. After everyone left, Rocky Top Catering and planner Jessica from Happily Ever After flipped the room for dinner. The tables looked beautiful with arrangements by The English Garden.

The First Dance

After pics were taken by Annie Watts Photography, the 100 guests made their way back upstairs to the Stockroom. I introduced the wedding party to “Uptown Funk” and Kirsten & Rob to “40 Dogs” by Bob Schneider. They had their first dance to Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic” (one of my favorite songs ever). Kirsten & her Father then danced to “Power Of Two” by The Indigo Girls. Rob escorted his Mother to the floor next for their dance to “In My Life” by The Beatles. Her Uncle blessed the meal and the salads came put before the food stations opened. During dinner, I had a mix of classic soul, rock, and standards playing.

The Dancing

After dinner, we had the toasts and an anniversary dance to “As Time Goes By” by Billie Holiday. The dessert station opened and some Beach music and Motown filled the floor and stayed filled for the next 2 ½ hours!   For dancing, I played lots of oldies, top 40, the ’80s, and even “Wagon Wheel”.

We ended the night with “The Gambler” but they kept screaming “ONE MORE SONG!!” So I played a short version of Toto’s “Africa” since they are going there for the honeymoon. Thank you so much, Kirsten, Rob, and Jessica!! I had an absolute blast.

Photo courtesy of Annie Watts Photography


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.