Stephanie & Chad’s Wedding at Duke Gardens
I was thrilled to play for Stephanie & Chad’s wedding at Duke Gardens on October 7th as Hurricane Matthew was coming.. She was sooooo excited to get married to Chad that she was about to explode!
The ceremony was moved inside and I provided a mic for Chad’s Stepfather who also served as their officiant. They had a live violinist provide music for the ceremony.
After the ceremony the 130 guests made their way to the sides of the room so the staff from Catering Works and Jennifer from Jennifer V Events could flip the room for dancing. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of classic rock, classic jazz and some country playing whole Kayla Coleman got some shots. Stephanie & Chad were ready to be announced and I invited the guests to find their seats in the tent. I introduced them into the tent, they welcomed everyone and Chad’s stepfather blessed the meal. During dinner I had the same style of music playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and the cake cutting, then their first dance to “When I Fall In Love” by Miles Davis and parents dances. I invited all the married couples to the floor for the anniversary dance with the winning couple being married 51 years! I then opened the floor to everyone with some oldies & top 40 that filled it soon for the next hour. We paused briefly for the garter & bouquet tosses, then back to dancing. We ended the night with “Family Tradition” by Hank Jr. and finally “Friends In Low Places” with a bubble exit from the front of the Doris Duke Center.
This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget! Congratulations and Happy 38th Birthday Chad!
Thank you again
DJ Randy Bennett www.bunndjcompany.com/RandyB
Photo courtesy of Kayla Coleman Photography