Megan and Dru had their beautiful wedding at the Barn of Chapel Hill. I certainly suggest checking it out if you’re looking for an upcoming wedding.

I provided the music for their reception which started with the bride and grooms introduction to “Rose of Sharon” by Mumford & Sons. Next was a warm welcome from the father of the bride, and then the blessing so that everyone could dig into the delicious food catered by Beau Catering. Following dinner, we listened to the thoughtful toasts from close friends and family and a sweet message from Megan and Dru themselves! After the toasts, the cake cutting commenced with “All You Need is Love” by the Beatles playing in the background. Simply Cakes did a great job making sure the cake was good for everyone!

The first dance for the bride and groom was done to “Sons and Daughters” by Allman Brown & Liz Lawrence. After that, the sweet father-daughter dance was done to “My Girl” – The Temptations while the mother-son dance was done to “Most People Are Good” by Luke Bryan. You could feel the love on the dance floor for sure! The rest of the night was open dancing for everyone with only a small interruption for the bouquet toss. We ended the night with “Came Here for Love” – Sigala and a wonderful wand exit. I can’t wait to see the photos from Krystal Kast and the video from Cinema Film. Another seamless event by Kast Events & Company with beautiful flowers throughout from The Barn of Chapel Hill. To sum it up, this is one I definitely won’t forget!

Fah and Michael had their wedding at the Fearrington Garden Terrace which is very close to Chapel Hill. The Garden Terrace is absolutely breathtaking.

The day started around 1:30 pm with the bride and groom introductions to Nat Cole’s classic “Everlasting Love“. When Fah and Michael entered, they went right into their first dance “Thinking out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. Next, the blessing was said and the buffet opened for the guests.

After dinner, the cake was cut to “Sugar” by Maroon 5 and then the Father-Daughter & Mother-Son dances commenced. Both dances were done at the same time to “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins. Not a dry eye in the place! Following the sweet dances, it was just open dance party time. We ended the night with a great bouquet toss and the sweet sound of “Your Song” by Elton John. The amazing night was captured by the wonderful Heba Salama, and I can’t wait to see the photos!

Jennifer and Shane had their ceremony and reception at the Barn of Chapel Hill. If you haven’t seen it, click the link and check it out. It’s gorgeous out there! I handled the ceremony portion of the day to start, then a bluegrass duo did the cocktail hour.

The guests moved inside the barn for introductions around 6:30pm. I just intro’d the couple to “This Must Be An Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole. They didn’t go into their first dance, instead opting to welcome everyone, and then have a blessing before dinner. My dude Beau from Beau Catering told everyone about the menu and the awesome dinner was served!

After dinner, we picked it back up with toasts from the father of the bride and the maids of honor. Next, Jennifer and Shane went up to the loft area and cut their cake to Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is”.

Next up were the formal dances. I had never done this order before, but it worked! The mother/son dance was first to “Love’s Divine” by Seal. Then Jennifer and her dad danced to “Just Fishin” by Trace Adkins. Finally, the first dance…they used “Grow Old” by Florida Georgia Line, and then next up, open dancing. From song one, that dance floor was on fire! Great crowd!

The only time we paused was for the bouquet toss (“Single Ladies” by Beyonce) and then more partying until around 10:30 when we closed with “We Found Love” by Rihanna and sent everyone outside for the sparkler departure. Jennifer and Shane stayed inside for a while and did a private dance to “Millionaire” by Chris Stapleton…awesome song, awesome end to a great night. I can’t wait to see the photos from Krista with Six Foot Photography and the video from Shadowpoint Media. Also, shout out to Jessica with Happily Ever After for planning another perfect event.

Jocelyn and Daniel had their ceremony and reception at the historic Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.

carolina inn wedding dj bunn dj companyThey were married in the Chancellor’s Ballroom and then guests made their way to the pre-function area outside the Old Well Room for cocktails. I had music playing as they arrived. Once the hour was over, it was time for introductions. I just announced Jo and Dan into the room to the song “The Infanta” by The Decemberists. They went right into their first dance “Here, There, Everywhere” by The Beatles. Next, Jo and her dad danced to “Cello Suite No. 1” by Yo Yo Ma. Then Dan and his mother danced to “Octopus’ Garden” by The Beatles. After the dances, Jo’s stepfather Bert welcomed all of the guests and the food stations opened.

The maid of honor and best man gave their toasts following dinner and then Jo and Dan cut their cake. After the cake cutting, Jo and Bert had their dance and eventually Bert’s wife cut in, as did Dan and then I invited all of the guests to join them at the end of the dance. That left the dance floor pretty full for the start of open dancing. Once that started, I could tell it was going to be a good night. This crowd loved to dance! We only broke dancing for a minute to do the bouquet toss and then more dancing. The night ended with a big sparkler departure from the porch of the inn. Great wedding, and it was great working planner Catherine from Events By La Fete and Danielle Flake, the photographer.

Photos courtesy of Danielle Flake Photography

Michelle and Eric chose Chapel Hill’s beautiful Carolina Inn for both wedding ceremony and reception on December 16th.  I was thrilled to be there for both!

Carolina Inn wedding dj Bunn DJ companyWhen they told me the wanted lots of swing music, I knew I was going to LOVE being their DJ!  The ceremony was held in the courtyard behind the main lobby.  They had a heated tent to keep everyone warm and I was set up in there.  I ran mics for their minister (Michelle’s Uncle), Eric and a reader as well as all the music.  As the 120 guests arrived I had a mix of classical pop songs playing.  Her Uncle entered and asked everyone to silence their phones and the ceremony was under way.  Their Mother’s entered to an instrumental of “Perfect” and the wedding party to an instrumental of Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. Michelle and her Father entered to “Canon In D”.  After the service that included a reading and hand-written vows, they recessed to “Joy To The World”.  Planner Betsy from McLean Events ushered everyone to hallway outside the Old Well Room for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards and swing playing. After pics were taken by Michelle’s cousin/photographer Kenzie from Hart Films, the doors to the ballroom opened and I went to line the wedding party up with help from Betsy.  I introduced them to “Crazy In Love” and Michelle and Eric came in for their first dance to “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole.  One of my favorite songs ever! After that I opened the floor to everyone with “Runaround Sue”, “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” that filled it for 20 min or so before we broke for dinner. Her Father welcomed everyone, her Uncle blessed the meal and the salads and entrees came out. During dinner I played more standards and swing.

After dinner we had lots of toasts and the cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5.  She joined her Father on the floor for their dance to “Isn’t She Lovely”. Eric escorted his Mother to the floor next for their dance to “How Sweet It Is”.  I opened the floor to every again with some 70’s and 80’s that filled it.  We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and an anniversary dance to “Always and Forever” by Luther Vandross.  This was so special because it was her parents wedding song!  Back to dancing until the end of the night to more 80’s sing a longs and some 2000’s hits.

We ended the night with “Save The Last Dance” by The Drifters.  I invited everyone outside for a sparkler exit and when the room as empty, Michelle and Eric had one more intimate private dance to “Better Together”.  I love when couples do this so much!!

Thank you Michelle, Eric, Betsy and Kristen!!  I LOVED playing this wedding!!

Photos courtesy of Hart Films

The Barn Of Chapel Hill  was the setting for Emma and Zach’s wedding ceremony and reception on a warm June 23rd. I was lucky enough to be the DJ for their reception.

The ceremony was held on the side garden with music provided by a live pianist (who also played the cocktail hour).  After the ceremony, the guests made their way to the back patio for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and to play lawn games.  A few guests snuck inside where I was to beat the heat, so I left some music playing for them.

After pics & video were done by Danielle from Blissmore Photography and Ellizon from Epoch Visuals, the 150 guests were invited into the barn by planners Cheryl Anne & Justine from Kast Events.  I left music playing and went to line up the wedding party. I introduced everyone to “Shut Up & Dance” and Emma & Zach came in to loud applause.  They had their first dance to “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran & Beyonce. Emma’s Father joined her for their dance to “Butterfly Kisses” and then a minute of the “Pennsylvania Polka”.  It was so great and caught everyone off guard.  Zach and his Mother had their dance after that to “I Hope You Dance”. Her parents welcomed everyone and blessed the meal.  The BBQ buffet opened outside and I had a mix of rock, country and classic soul playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting to “How Sweet It is” by James Taylor.  The homemade cookie buffet table opened and I opened the dance floor with some beach music, Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next 2 hours.  Guests danced to line dances, oldies, Top 40, some 2000’s pop hits and 80’s sign a longs. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Singles Ladies” and garter toss to “Pony”, then back to dancing until the end of the night.

I ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” by Darius and finally “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.  I just LOVE that song! It reminded me of Edwin performing it in my store back when it came out.  They had a sparkler exit from the front of the barn and guests made “to go” boxes of cookies on their way out.

Thank you so much Emma, Zach, Justine and Cheryl Anne!  I had a blast!!

 

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

Wow! What a fun night DJing Patty and Alan’s wedding reception at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC on June 9th!

Their ceremony was held at the University Presbyterian Church and guests came over to The Carolina Inn after for the cocktail hour and reception. The cocktail hour was held in the front room and I had a mix of standards playing.  The wedding party stayed at the church for a short time getting pics taken by Brain  Mullins Photography.  After pics were done, they came over to the Inn for the reception. The doors to the ballroom opened and guests were invited to their seats by planners from Elle’s Dream Events.

I introduced the wedding party to “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Michael Buble and Patty & Alan to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”. They had their first dance to ”Your Song” followed by parent’s dances. Patty & her Father danced to “Carolina In My Mind” and Alan & his Mother to “Have I Told You Lately”. Her Father welcomed everyone and Reverend Kate blessed the meal.   The appetizers, Salads & entrees came out and I played a mix of standards & classic rock.  After dinner we had the toasts and Ashley’s Cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”.

The Classic Carolina Photo Booth opened and I opened the floor with “Build Me Up Buttercup”.  People ran to the dance floor!  Not kidding!!  That is such a great feeling as a DJ.  For the next 1.5 hours the floor stayed packed to Top 40, Motown, 80’s 2000’s and even Hanson (Patty’s favorite group growing up).  There was even an appearance by Rameses Jr. that was a surprise to everyone.  He stayed around a while and danced with everyone and got lots of pics taken.  I ended the night with “Sweet Caroline” and finally “Twist & Shout” by The Beatles before a blue & white pom pom exit down the hallway.

What an absolute amazing wedding reception!  Thank you Patty (and her Mother!), Alan & LaShayla.  I had the best time!!!

A week after DJing lunch with the Easter Bunny at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill NC, I was back to be the wedding DJ for Lauren and Warren.

Their ceremony was held at Duke Chapel in Durham NC before guests came over to The Inn for the reception.  The Chapel is just breathtaking, as you can tell by the pic from Thirteenth Moon Photography.  As the 150 guests arrived for the cocktail hour in the hall I had a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul playing.  When pics were done and some video by Justin from One Love Productions, the doors to the ballroom opened. The guests found their seats with help from Becca and the girls from C and D Events.  I introduced the wedding party to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and Lauren and Warren came in for their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud”. Lauren’s Father welcomed everyone and Reverend Dolinger blessed the meal.

The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Bloom Works! The salads came out and the food stations opened shortly. During dinner I had the same mix playing.  After dinner we had the toasts and Catering Works cake cutting to “How Sweet It is”.  After that I opened the floor with some beach music and top 40 that filled it for the next 2.5 hours!  It was so great seeing young and old dancing together to everything from 70’s disco to current hip-hop.

We ended the night with a huge sing a long to “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Livin’ On A Prayer” before a sparkler exit from the horseshoe driveway.  Thank you so much for everything Lauren, Warren, Chaim and Becca! This wedding was off the hook!!

 

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The Fearrington Village in Pittsboro is an awesome wedding venue. (Check it out by clicking here) I have been DJing there for years and it never gets old. It’s just plain beatiful! The grounds, the garden, the barn, all of it. To start this day, Caitlin and Danny got married outside on a picture perfect weather day (that started out rainy). I handled the microphones and music that they picked, and it went perfectly! The guests made their way from the ceremony site to outside the barn on the patio for cocktails where I also had music playing. After about an hour, it was time for introductions. They had a huge wedding party, but we just introduced the bride and groom to “Will You Go With Me” by Josh Turner. As soon as they hit the dance floor, I faded into their first dance “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. I love this song! Still do! As the first dance ended, I asked Caitlin’s father to give a welcome. He was great! Dinner stations opened as he concluded.

As dinner closed, the maid of honor and best man gave their toasts. Both of them did a superb job. Caitlin and her father danced next to one of my all time favorites “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King. Danny and his mom then danced to “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Brother Iz. Next was open dancing! They gave me a few songs to toss in like “Shipping Up To Boston” by Dropkick Murphys (it was St. Patrick’s Day after all), and a few others, but I really just did my thing and that dance floor stayed full for a solid 2.5 hours. The only break was for the cake cutting to “Home” by Edward Sharpe, then it was back to more raging. We wrapped the night with the Boss’ “Born to Run” and then “Danny Boy” (perfect for St. Pat’s and for the groom). What a party! I’m so excited to see the media from the Blueberry Creative team! Awesome wedding!

 

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

I will always remember the wedding that I did a few weeks ago at The Barn of Chapel Hill event venue.  (You can check out the venue by clicking here) If you are a Tar Heel, then you would certainly know the groom. He played football a couple of years ago, Ryan Switzer. He was, and still is awesome, and his wife is equally as amazing.

The day started with guests arriving for a beautiful outdoor ceremony complete with a live acoustic guitarist. After the ceremony, guests made their way to the back of the property on the porch for cocktail hour where I had music playing. After the guests made their way indoors, I got everyone lined up upstairs for the grand entrance. The bridal party came in to “Bring ’em Out” by TI and when Ryan and Gabie came in to “Commas” by Future the place went nuts! They went right into their first dance to the ever popular song “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran. Gabie’s father welcomed everyone and then dinner was served by Culinary Visions.

As dinner wrapped up, the toasts were giving. Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky was the best man and gave a great one, as did maid of honor Meredith Shaw. The parent dances were up next. Ryan and his mom went first and then Gabie and her father second to a song I had never played before. Michael Reid’s “As You Dance” is a great one! Check that out.

Finally the dance floor opened and it was slammed from song one. We played just about every genre that night. Ryan was calling out requests looking at his phone! He and Gabie were on the dance floor all night. That’s my kind of couple! Loved it! We closed out the night with “Jump Around” by House of Pain, “God’s Plan” by Drake and then “Die a Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. Epic night! I can’t wait to see the photos from Kaitlyn Blake and video from Humming Meadow. Shout out to Sarah and her crew from Verge Events for great planning on this one!

 

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.