I met Mary and Logan almost a year ago and was excited to finally play for them on Friday, August 9th! They are both so nice and I was sure going to be a blast to DJ for, and it was!!

Merrimon Wynne wedding dj bunn dj company Wynne wedding dj bunn dj companyThe ceremony was held in the lawn of Merrimon Wynne under the huge tree at the end.  I was there to run a mic for their officiant, Paul and well as all the music. As the guests arrived I had a mix of classical music playing.  The wedding party entered to “Canon In D” and Mary and her Father to “The Bridal March”.  After a short service they recessed to “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” and were invited into the house for refreshments.

After pics were done by Danielle from Blissmore Photography the 150 guests were invited to the carriage house by planner extraordinaire Sally Oakley where I was set up for dinner and dancing.  The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Fresh Affairs!!  I left music playing and went into the house to line the wedding party up with Sally. I introduced them to “I Gotta Feeling” and Mary and Logan had their first dance to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.  It was so sweet when they sang it to each other like they were alone in the kitchen!! His Father welcomed everyone and blessed the Rocky Top catered meal. During dinner I had a mix of jazz standards playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and Cinda’s Cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is” by Michael Buble. Mary had a dance with her Father to “I Loved Her First” and Logan and his Mother to a shortened edit I made him of “Sunshine On My Shoulders”.  I’ve always loved that song!!  We had an anniversary dance to “The Way You Look Tonight’ with the winners at 47 years married. I opened the floor to everyone with some beach music and top 40 that filled it for the next 1.5 hours.  I played lots of oldies, 80’s and a few current top 40 songs.

We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” before ending the night with some EDM, sing a longs and the last dance to “Save The Last Dance For Me” by Michael Buble.  I invited the guests to the front of the house for a sparkler exit and Mary and Logan left on a horse drawn carriage.

Thank you Mary, Logan, Mr & Mrs Merchant, Abby and Sally!!  I had the best time!!

The middle of the summer heat still doesn’t stop me from being excited when I get to witness a wedding like Julia and Cody’s at the Historic Wakefield Barn. I had the pleasure of providing the happy couple with music throughout their entire day, so I got to witness the beautiful details from start to finish.

Wakefield barn wedding dj Bunn DJ companyThe cute couple got married in front of 150 of their close friends and family. The ceremony lasted about 20 minutes and then quickly led into cocktail hour at the Stables while photogra
pher AJ Dunlap made sure to get these beautiful photos. Wink Hair & Makeup made these already beautiful ladies look so amazing! I started off cocktail hour with some 80s classics ranging from Earth, Wind, and Fire to Fleetwood Mac. I introduced Julia and Cody and led them into their first dance to “Speechless” by Dan + Shay. Julia’s father joined her on the floor to dance to “Forever Young” while Cody’s mom danced with him to “Like Jesus Does”.

After the dances, Don Osborn blessed the meal and a buffet dinner began. After dinner, there were some sweet toasts from multiple people in the bridal party. We went straight from toasts to cutting the beautiful cake from Cinda Cakes to “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies. Haven’t had that one in a while, classic! The rest of the night went off without a hitch as I played a mix of current pop favorites and classics from the 90s.

We ended the night with “Time of My Life” and an epic sparkler exit. Thanks so much for including me on your special day. Congratulations Julia and Cody!

Photography from the amazing AJ Dunlap

I was so honored to be asked to DJ another Mitchell daughter’s wedding!  This time was for Annie and Grant at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina NC.  I had done Annie’s sister Emily’s wedding in October and LOVE the family!!

Their ceremony was held in the back of the property overlooking a beautiful pond & wooded hill. I provided a mic for Reverent Jeff and also all the music.  As guests arrived I had a mix of acoustic rock and country playing.  The Grandparents, Parents, Reverend and Grant entered to “Better Together”.  The wedding party through Annie entered to an edit I made her of “Yours (Alternate Version)” by Robert Shirey Kelly.  It is such a beautiful song!!  After a short service, they recessed to Rascal Flatts cover of “You Make My Dreams Come True”.   Reverend Jeff invited guests to the back patio for a social hour and I started a mix of soft rock & country music.

After pics and video were done by photographer Annie Brown and videographer James Martin, the doors to the ballroom and it didn’t take much to get guests out of the heat and into the air conditioning.  The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Flowers In Broad Street. I left music playing and went inside the house to line the wedding party up for introductions.  I introduced them to “Duo” by Ben Rector. Each couple had their own fun dance and lined up in front of the fireplace. Annie and Grant came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Still Falling” by Hunter Hayes.  Her Father welcomed everyone and Reverend Jeff blessed the meal.  The family style dinner came out and I played more rock and country.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It is”.  The Parents dances followed while the staff cut and served the cake.  Annie and her Father had their dance to “My Girl” and Grant & his Mother to “My Wish”.  I opened the floor to the very appropriate “Good Day For Marrying You” by Dave Barnes. Some beach music and top 40 shortly filled the floor for the next 1.5 hours.  We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and garter toss to “Your Man” by Josh Turner. The outdoor milkshake station opened and I went back to dance music for the rest of the night.

We ended with a last dance to “Dancing In The Moonlight” by Toplaoder and a sparkler exit. Thank you Annie, Grant, Jane, Robbie and Angela!  I was honored to play for y’all again!!

When I first met Brianna and her Parents, I knew this was going to be a day full of love and celebration at The Sutherland in Wake Forest, NC on July 6th!

the Sutherland wedding dj Bunn DJ companyBrianna and David’s wedding ceremony was held at Crossroads Fellowship and officiated by her Father.  That is so special!!  After the ceremony, the 200 guests made their way to The Sutherland where I was set up for the reception.

As the guests arrived for the social hour in the walled Brides garden, I had a playlist of country and soft rock playing that they had given me.  The guests enjoyed refreshments and visiting while photographers Whimsicalous Photography and videographers Black Dog Films stayed at the church with the wedding party to get some shots.  They also had a live painter that was starting a portrait of Brianna and David.

After pics were done and the wedding party arrived, the guests were invited into the pavilion where I was for dinner and dancing (and to get out of the heat). I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up with help from planners Christy and Lena from The Sutherland. I introduced them to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and they all came in to loud applause. They had their first dance to an edit their friend made of “Flesh Of My Flesh” by John Lucas. The Parents dances were next with Brianna and her Father first. Their dance started with “Butterfly Kisses” then into a minute of ”Brown Eyed Girl”.  It was such a sweet dance and you could tell that they had been waiting for this moment!!  David and his Mother caught everyone off guard with their choreographed swing dance to “It Is Well With My Soul”. These may be my favorite set of Parents dances yet!! Her Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal.  The salads were already served and the Cook Shack buffet opened shortly. During dinner I played more country and soft rock.

After dinner Brianna and David snuck away with the photographers to get some more pics and I opened the floor for 20 min or so with some 70’s that filled it with almost everyone in the room by the end of the first song.  When pics were done, I cleared the floor and we had a shoe game.  The cake cutting followed and guests were invited to the dessert stations for personal Nothing Bundt Cakes and a Howling Cow Ice cream sunday bar. Brianna and her family used to stop by there after the NC State Fair!

I opened the floor back up with some Beach music and line dances along with some top 40 and Hip-Hop that kept the floor packed for the next 2 hours. We paused for the bouquet toss to “Singles Ladies” before ending the night with ”Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran.  They had a sparkler exit from the parking lot.

Thank you so much Brianna, David, Mr & Mrs Teague, Christy and Lena!!  I loved every minute of this wedding!!

 

Photos courtesy of Whimsicalous Photography

I was back at downtown Raleigh’s beautiful Merrimon Wynne House again, this time for Kasey and Grover’s wedding on June 29th.

Merrimon Wynne wedding dj bunn dj companyBecause of the heat, they had the ceremony inside the Carriage House and I ran a mic for their officiant Dr. Kenneth Clapp.  They had a live pianist provide music and he was just amazing!! Kasey looked amazing with hair and makeup by the ladies at Makeup By Ashley Mooney. What a beautiful ceremony with floral arrangements by Meristem Floral. After the ceremony, the 200 guests were invited into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

After pics were finished by Ally and Bobby Photography and the room was flipped by Rocky Top Catering, the guests were invited into a huge air conditioned tent on the lawn for dinner.  I had a wireless speaker in the tent for dinner music and announcements. After everyone had taken their seats and the wedding party was ready, I introduced them to “Clique” by Kanye West. Kasey and Grover entered to “End Game” and took their seats at the sweetheart table. Her brother welcomed everyone and her Uncle James blessed the meal.  The buffet opened and I had a mix of rock, classic soul, beach and standards playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and Kasey, Grover and their parents snuck away for a private Ashley’s Cake cutting in the house. After they were done I invited everyone back to the Carriage House where I was for the formal dances. Greenhouse Picker Sisters had set up a couple lounge areas that were awesome! They had their first dance to Clay Walker’s “She Likes It In The Morning”. Kasey’s Father joined her after that for their dance to “Barbie Bandaids” by The Isaacs.  Grover escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “A Mother’s Song”.

I opened the floor with some Beach Music and Top 40 that soon filled it for the next 2 ½ hours straight!  They had picked a great mix of current Top 40, 2000’s throwbacks, some Beach music and sing a longs that kept everyone dancing all night.

We ended the night with “Wagon Wheel” before a sparkler exit from the front of the House.  Thank you so much Kasey, Grover and Kaila!!  I had the best time!!

The Merrimon Wynne in downtown Raleigh is one of my most favorite venues to DJ and I was thrilled to be back there for Lauren and Michael’s wedding on Friday, June 21st.

Their ceremony was held on the lawn under a large tree.  Their officiant was their friend Laura.  I ran a mic for her, Michael and a reader while the music was covered by violinist extraordinaire Udeshi Hargett. I always LOVE working with her!  Lauren and her Bridesmaids looked beautiful with hair and makeup by WINK. After a short service the 140 guests were invited to the house for the cocktail hour while photographer Krista from Six Foot Photography got some shots of the wedding party.

After pics were taken and the cocktail hour was over, planner Lynn from Happily Ever After invited everyone to the carriage house where I was for dinner and dancing. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Brides and Bouquets! I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up for introductions with Lynn.  I introduced them to “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and Lauren and Michael to “Marry You”. They came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Speechless” by Dan & Shay.  That’s going to be a HUGE first dance at weddings this year!!

The Parents dances followed with Lauren and her Dad first to a medley I made them of “My Little Girl” then “Celebration” that caught everyone off guard!  So great. Michael and his Mother’s dance was to “Everything I Do” by Bryan Adams. Her Uncle blessed the meal and the salads came out before the Donovan’s Dish food stations opened in the lawn. During dinner I had a mix of soft rock, classic soul, standards and country music playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “Sugar” by Maroon 5. Before opening the dance floor to everyone we had an anniversary dance to “Still The One” by Shania Twain.  The Mama Birds Ice Cream station opened and I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and Top 40 that filled it for the next 3 hours. They danced to lots of Top 40, oldies, 80’s and 2000’s hits.  We paused for a bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” then back to dancing until the end of the night.

We ended with a last dance for everyone to ”Closing Time” and private last dance for Lauren and Michael to “Perfect Duet” by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce before a sparkler exit.

Thank you Lauren, Michael, Abby and Lynn!  I had the best time!!

Photo courtesy of Six Foot Photography

I always have the best time DJing at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC and Claire and Linwood’s wedding on June 15th was no exception!

rose hill plantation wedding dj Bunn DJ companyTheir ceremony was held on front porch of the huge plantation house.  I ran a mic for officiant Heidi Gessner and also one for Linwood to pick up their vows. Harpist Laura Byrne handled the music on the porch and did an amazing job!  Claire and her Bridesmaids looked beautiful with hair and makeup by the ladies at Makeup By Ashley Mooney. After a short service ,Heidi invited guests into the house for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres while Amber from Six Foot Photography got some shots of the wedding party around the grounds. Laura provided live harp music during the cocktail hour also.

After the cocktail hour the 150 guests were invited to the banquet hall for dinner and dancing by Kaisey and Chad from Chad Biggs Event Planning and Design.  I left music playing and went to line the wedding party up for introductions with them. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by Chad with Perfect Palette Floral!

I introduced the wedding party to “Eye Of The Tiger” and Claire and Linwood to “Dear Life” by High Valley. They came in to loud applause and had their first dance to “Heart Like A Wheel” by Eric Church. The wedding party took their seats and Claire and Linwood thanked everyone for coming.  Her Parents welcomed everyone and her Step-Father blessed the meal. The food stations opened around the room and I had a mix of country, rock, standards and classic soul playing. They also had a photo booth from ShanSound open all night that people had a blast with!

After dinner we had the Parents dances before opening the floor to everyone.  Claire started with her Step-Father’s dance to “Love Is Everything” by George Strait (one of their favorites). Her dance with her Father was to “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. Linwood escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “Humble and Kind” and we had a Cupcake Shoppe cake cutting to “Make It Sweet” by Old Dominion.  The donut hole station opened and I opened the floor with some beach music, Motown and Top 40 that shortly filled it.  They had a great request list of hip-hop, 2000’s pop-punk and sings a longs that their friends ate up!  I even played “Mr Brightside” for her Bachelorette party and “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf for his fraternity brothers from Lambda Chi Alpha which he was the chapter president.

We paused for the bouquet toss to “Girlfight” and then back to dancing until the end of the night. We ended the night with a last dance to “Closing Time” and a sparkler exit. Thank you so much for everything Claire, Linwood, Kaisey and Chad!!!

Photos courtesy of Six Foot Photography

Downtown Raleigh’s Melrose Knitting Mill was the setting for Caitlin and Forrest’s wedding on June 1st.  I was so excited to be there for both ceremony and reception.

melrose knitting mill wedding dj Bunn dj companyThe ceremony was held on the second floor and officiated over by Reverend Perry Hardison.  He always does a great job and has the best laugh!!  I ran a mic for him while the music was covered by Arioso Strings. After a short service the 110 guests were invited downstairs to the pool area of Mulinos for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the staff flipped the room.

After pics were taken by Photographer Megan Kerns and the room was set, the guests were invited back upstairs for dinner and dancing. The tables looked beautiful with purple floral arrangements by Expressions Of Love. I left music playing and lined the wedding party up with help from planner Jessica from Southern Oak Events.  I introduced them to “I Gotta Feelin”” and Caitlin and Forrest to “Marry Me’ by Jason Derulo.  They came to the floor and had their first dance to “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett.  Love that song hard!!  The wedding party took their seats and we had the Parents dances.

Caitlin and her Father danced to a shortened edit I made her of “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” and Forrest escorted his Mother to the floor for their dance to “Never Alone”. Her Father welcomed everyone and the salads came out before the buffet opened. During dinner I had a mix of rock, country, classic soul and standards playing. Towards the end of dinner guests just started dancing, so I played some sing a long and beach songs for them to dance to while Caitlin and Forrest finished talking to tables.

When they were ready we had the Cinda’s Cake cutting to “Make It Sweet“ by Old Dominion followed by a group pic of all the NC State alumni with an NC State flag.  I opened the floor (again) with “Wagon Wheel” that packed it until the end of the night.  I played lots of oldies, 80’s, early 2000’s and some sing a longs at the end of the night.

We ended with “Ignition (Remix)” (ok’d by Caitlin) and a sparkler exit.  Thank you so much Caitlin, Forrest and Jessica.  I had the best time!!!

Photo courtesy of Megan Kerns Photography

The Umstead is always a beautiful place to see a wedding reception happen. Each time it’s completely customized to where you almost can’t tell it’s the same place!

Umstead wedding dj Bunn DJ companyWhile I set up for Kate & JB’s reception, I got to hear Arioso Strings play throughout the cocktail hour. You should honestly check them out, it was amazing! It’s going to be a great wedding reception when you get to introduce the wedding party to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. The atmosphere in the room as the party entered was phenomenal! When it was time to introduce the Bride & Groom I played “You’re the One that I want” by Olivia Newton- John & John Travolta. Classic. The first dance for the happy couple was to “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham. Sweet song for a sweet moment. Directly after, the Father & Bride dance commenced to “Walk with You” by Edwin McCain while the Mother & Son danced to “You’ll be in My Heart” by Phil Collins. Tissues anyone?

Before dinner was served the Bride requested 3 specific songs: “I gotta Feeling”, “Play that Funky Music”, and “Forever”. The light and happy tone the songs gave everyone made it all the way through dinner. Open dance pursued with a range of music throughout the night. I’m sure Sky Visions caught a lot of the awesome dance moves on the floor! When it was time to cut the delicious cake from Sweets by Shayda, I played “Sugar” by Maroon 5.

The night ended with a confetti exit as the bride & groom left the building. Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. JB Collins!

Photography by the amazing F8 Photo Studios.

I didn’t get to meet Lydia and Conrad until the day of their wedding at Noah’s Event Venue in Morrisville, Saturday May 25th.  I had talked to her Mother though and always enjoyed our talks and was excited to play for them.

The ceremony was held across the hall from the reception room where I was set up.  They had a live cellist, Megan from Carolina Music Planner provide music for the Ceremony and cocktail hour.  She is just amazing!

After the cocktail hour the doors to the ballroom opened and the 100 guests found their seats.  I left some music playing and went out in the hall to line the wedding party up.  I introduced them to “Just Can’t Get Enough” by Depeche Mode!  So great!!  Lydia and Conrad came in and had their first dance to “Dream A Little Dream Of Me” by Ella & Louis. Her Father welcomed everyone, his Mother gave a toast and the Rocky Top Catering buffet opened.  During dinner I had a mix of standards, classic soul and soft rock playing.

After dinner we had the toasts followed by a combined Parents dance.  Lydia and her Father as well as Conrad and his Mother danced to “Forever Young” by The Band.  Before opening the floor to everyone they had an anniversary dance to “How Sweet It Is” with the winners at 50 years married.  I opened the floor to everyone with “Build Me Up Buttercup” that filled it with young and old. Some Motown, Top 40 and 80’s kept them dancing until the cake cutting to “You’re My Best Friend” and an early bubbles exit by Lydia and Conrad.

After the exit, guests came back in and danced for another hour.  I can’t wait to see more of the pics by Leah Marie Photography + Stationary!