Art Works – Richmond, VA Wedding Venue

Drew and Adrienne held their wedding reception at Art Works, an art gallery/studio space located just a few minutes from downtown Richmond. I was really looking forward to getting to DJ in this space since it’s a combination art gallery, active art studio, AND hip wedding venue near downtown Richmond.

Drew and Adrienne were one of the more hands-off wedding couples I’ve gotten to DJ for in Richmond. They gave me a few music suggestions but left me picking almost all of the music for me. They even let me pick their introduction song (Calvin Harris ft Rihanna – This Is What You Came For)!

As the guests arrived I started with some classics and standards (Sinatra, Buble, Harry Connick Jr). Then I mixed in some uptempo singer-songwriters like Amos Lee and Andy Grammer.

The Dinner

IK Catering was providing various stations around the wedding reception area (including an amazing-looking fruit arrangement) at Art Works.  The guests were mingling between two rooms. During dinner, I stayed with the standards and acoustic mix since I could see the older guests nodding heads and tapping their feet – a few of them even got up during dinner to dance to some Rat Pack classics!

The Dancing

Before the Father/Daughter and the Mother/Son dances, I was asked by Adrienne to invite all fathers/daughters and mothers/sons to join them on the dance floor after the first verse, and it was so cool to see so many of their friends and family getting up and dance with the newly married couple! I’m sure that Jason Jarvis Photography got some really great pictures from that moment.

The Finale

After the toast, I opened the dance floor to the Groom’s request of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” and spent the remainder of the evening DJing a mix of Motown, old school hip hop, a few 80’s and ended to evening with “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” by Bill Medley/Jennifer Warnes, from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

By Frank Guertler- Owner
Bunn DJ Company Richmond VA

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 Richmond Weddings again and again.