The Barn of Chapel Hill is such a beautiful venue. The flower farm as a backdrop to your wedding is perfect for that southern charm! The only thing better is having Kast Events & Co. to help them with the details.

The wedding ceremony was held on the lawn. Thankfully the weather held up! The bride looked beautiful, with hair & makeup done by Wink. The ceremony went off without a hitch and cocktail hour on the patio began. I played light music while the Bride & Groom got a moment to themselves and Samantha got family and bridal party photos.

When it was time to introduce the bridal party, guests were shown into the barn. I introduced the bridal party to ‘Bring Em’ Out’ before introducing the newlyweds. Mr. and Mrs. Haydn Giannoni enjoyed their first dance to ‘Fire in the Flood’ by Vance Joy.  The Bride and her Father danced to ‘Remedy’ by Adele while the Groom and his Mother danced to ‘Mother Like Mine’ by The Band Perry.

We enjoyed a quick welcome from the Groom before Rocky Top Catering served up delicious food for dinner. The cake cutting was done to ‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE. Two Roosters also served up some delicious ice cream, the flavors are just out of this world!

The dance floor opened up for the rest of the night with a variety of songs from the ’90s. I made sure to play the Bride and her brother’s favorite song to rap to- ‘Super Bass’ as well as Haydn’s favorite song ‘Ruff Ryders Anthem’. We ended the night with ‘The Edge of Glory’ by Lady Gaga before sending the happy couple off with a sparkler exit.

Congratulations Genevieve & Haydn!

Photographs were by Samantha Floyd Photography.

The videographer was Wrinkled Blanket Videography.

The Carolina Country Club is always an amazing place to have our couples enjoy their reception. The bay of windows is such a nice backdrop to any event! Anne & Eric had an amazing setup centered around blush and cabernet colors, Daniels Florist did an amazing job with the flowers!

I introduced the Bride & Groom and then we heard a sweet welcome from the Father of the Bride. The Father of the Groom led a toast to the happy couple after that just before they enjoyed their first dance. Anne & Eric chose ‘Everything’ by Michael Buble as their first dance song. It was beyond cute to watch. The Bride & her Father danced to ‘Sweet Caroline’ while the Groom & his Mom danced to ‘Stand by Me’. The happy couple was all smiles as the dances ended and I introduced dinner. I played light music while everyone enjoyed the delicious food from the country club.

Once dinner was done the newlyweds cut the cake to ‘Cake’ by Flo Rida. If you haven’t heard it, it’s the perfect song for any cake cutting! The cake was from Cinda Cakes and looked absolutely stunning. Once the cake cutting was done we opened the floor up for dancing! I played a mix of songs from ‘Take on me’ to ‘Shake it off’. This group was on the dance floor all the way until the bouquet toss and last song. We ended the night to ‘Shut Up and Dance’ with a lovely rose petal departure for the happy couple.

Congratulations Anne & Eric, I hope you both enjoy Italy!

Photography by the amazing Martha Manning Photography.

I knew from the minute I met Meagan & Evan that their wedding was going to be a blast. They were super detailed in the planning of their event and knew exactly what they wanted. Picking the beautiful Carolina Inn was just the first of many good choices they made!

I love being involved in a wedding from the ceremony through the reception because I get to see it all come together. Meagan looked amazing with her makeup done by Radiant Beauty and hair by Lillian Self. The photos from Bronwyn Duffield Photography are sure to be great.

The ceremony was done in the Bryan Courtyard, with cocktail hour taking place in the Old Well Wing. Tre Bella’s flower spread was amazing to see! I introduced Mr. & Mrs. Saltzberg to “Hey Look Ma- I Made It” by Panic at the Disco. Great entry song! The Bride and Groom had their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, and it was pretty perfect. We listened to a sweet welcome from the Parents of the Bride before the food was blessed and dinner commenced. I played a mix of light music while everyone enjoyed their delicious food. The gorgeous cake from Ashley Cakes was cut to “Cake f. 99 Percent” by Flo Rida. The cake was vanilla with lemon curd and buttercream icing- definitely a crowd favorite!

After great food, and even better cake, the Father and Daughter dance started to “My Girl” by the Temptations. The Groom then danced with his mother to “Good Riddance- Time of your Life” by Green Day. The song selections were the cherry on top of a perfect reception! After the solo dances were done, we opened the dance floor up to some amazing music from throughout the 2000s. With almost two hours of everyone tearing up the dance floor, we ended the night to “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. The Bride & Groom exited to a beautiful sparkler exit that I’m sure 21 Films captured perfectly.

Congratulations Meagan & Evan!

Photo courtesy of 21 Films

A rainy reception is an understatement for James and Blair’s wedding at The Chapel Hill Carriage House on June 8th, 2019. BUT, it turned out to be a blast!

Their Ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.  After the service, the guests started over to The Carriage House for the reception. As the 120 guests arrived I had a mix of soft rock musicians from NC (James Taylor, Old Crow, Avett Brothers..) along with classic standards by Sinatra and Dean Martin. Guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres by Caterers The Mediterranean Deli.

After pics were finished by Ally & Bobby Photography, the guests escaped the sprinkles from the sky and found their seats under the pavilion.  I left music playing and lined the wedding party up with planner Cheryl Anne from Kast Events.  I introduced them to “Summertime Romance” by Johnnyswim and Blair and James to “Found A Heart” by Emily Hearn. They came to the floor and had their first dance to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”. They took their seats, her Father welcomed everyone and his Father blessed the meal.

The buffet opened shortly and during dinner I played more soft rock and standards.  After dinner we had the toasts and Simply Cakes cutting to “A Taste Of Honey” by The Beatles. The Parents dances followed with Blair and her Father dancing to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Sinatra. James and his Mother had their dance to “Kentucky Waltz” by Mark Howard. James did a great job!! I opened the floor to everyone with “Build Me Up Buttercup” at the exact same time that a torrential downpour started!! The pavilion kept everyone dry to dance the night away which they did.  We only paused from dancing once, for the bouquet toss to “Man, I Feel Like A Woman”.

We ended the night with “Perfect” by Durham natives Bombadil. The rain kept everyone from a sparkler exit, so the guests just made a couple rows for Blair and James to walk through.

Thank you for everything Blair, James and Cheryl Anne!!

Hillary and Anton had a beautiful wedding at Carolina Inn all set up by C & D Events (Caroline is awesome!). Fresh Affairs did a fantastic job with the floral arrangements throughout the venue, which was only made better by the classic feel of the Inn. The Mint Julep Jazz Band played throughout the ceremony and they were pretty phenomenal! The bride looked amazing with her hair and makeup done by Krystal Lehman from Wink Hair & Makeup.

Once the band was done, I had a great time providing the music for Hillary and Anton’s reception. I started the night with “So Close” by Georgia Ku and ended with “All I Do is Win” by T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross.  The playlist that they selected was pretty killer! I might just keep it for future events!

Congrats, Hillary and Anton! Thanks for including me on your day!

Photography was done by Richard Barlow.

Mandy and Cole had the best dance party for their wedding reception at The Parlour at Manns Chapel in Pittsboro on May 23rd!

Parlour at Manns Chapel wedding dj Bunn DJ companyTheir ceremony was held inside the Chapel and officiated over by their friend Michael.  After the ceremony the 80 guests came outside for the cocktail hour and live music by an acoustic duo.  They were so good!!

After the cocktail hour I invited guests to the open air tent in the courtyard for dinner with help from planner Cheryl-Anne from Kast Events.  The tent was decorated with floral arrangements by BlueBird Meadows. The family style dinner catered by Snap Pea came out and it was delicious!! During dinner I had a mix of soft rock and classic soul playing.  After dinner we had the touching and heartfelt toasts by several guests and attendants, and then I invited everyone into the chapel for dancing.

Mandy and Cole had their first dance to “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole and I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and dance music that kept the dancing for the next 2.5 hours.  Cole and Mandy had picked lots of great 80’s and 90’s music for dancing!  I added a few of my favs to the playlist including “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn.  The crown LOVED that song!

We paused for the surprise visit by Two Roosters Ice Cream truck and buffet of home made pies.  I was in heaven!!  After everyone had dessert, we went back to dancing to some Top 40/dance music until the end of the night.

I ended with “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole.

Thank you so much Mandy, Cole and Cheryl-Anne!  Thank was so fun.  I can’t wait to see the pics from photographer Brian Livingston.

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