Bride and Groom: Mary & Caleb

Where & When: The Bridge Club on September 3rd, 2016

The Professionals:

Planner- Jessie with The Bridge Club

Photographer- Martha Manning

Florist- The Floral Cupboard

Wedding Reception Songs

Introduction of the Bride & Groom: “Fool In The Rain” by Led Zeppelin

First Dance: “Swept Away (Sentimental Version) by The Avett Brothers

Father-Bride Dance: “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Mother-Groom Dance: “Child Of Mine” by Carole King

Last Dance: “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

 

I was really excited to play for Mary and Caleb’s wedding! When I initially met them at Morning Times, I knew we would be a great fit. Their musical taste is great and I love that about them! AND, I was excited to play my first wedding at Ashley Christensen’s new Bride Club and work with one of my fav photographers, Martha Manning (Martha, Martha, Martha!! LOL)!

The ceremony was held earlier in the day at Sacred Heart Cathedral. After the ceremony, guests toured downtown Raleigh or just rested a little before heading over to The Bridge Club for the reception a couple hours later. The cocktail hour was held on the 2nd floor and I had a mix of standards playing with some classic rock and bluegrass mixed in. The 100 guests enjoyed delicious passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks and Mary & Caleb and the wedding party joined them shortly. They were introduced into the room and joined the guests until it was time to make their way up to the 3rd floor for dinner. During dinner I had the same playlist playing.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting on the 3rd floor, then I invited guests back to the 2nd floor for dancing. When everyone was back on the 2nd floor Mary and Caleb had their first dance and I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled it instantly. We paused after a little while for the parents dances, then back to dancing until the end of the night. We ended with “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley (one of my favorite songs ever!) and finally a sparkler exit from the first floor. Then, guests came back in to dance for another 30 minutes.

This was one of my favorite weddings, and not one I, or the guests, will soon forget!

Thank you again

DJ Randy Bennett www.bunndjcompany.com/RandyB

Photo courtesy of Martha Manning Photography