A Merrimon-Wynne Summer Wedding for Lee & Amy
Lee and Amy’s wedding at the historic Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh was full of surprises for the guests and me. They are such a fun couple and I was thrilled to be their wedding DJ on June 24th!
The Wedding Ceremony
The ceremony was held on the side lawn and Sally with Sally Oakley Weddings & Events made a brilliant decision to start early to beat the rain. I’m so glad she did!! As the guests found their seats I had a mix classical versions of pop songs playing. Lee & the wedding party entered to “Superman Theme” (LOL!! Lee’s choice was perfect!) and Amy entered to The Bridal March. After a short service they recessed to “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Vitamin String Quartet and guests went into the house for the cocktail hour and to beat the rain.
After pics were taken by photographer Edde Burgess and video by the amazing Nathan from Oak City Films, the guests made their way to the carriage house for dinner and dancing. I introduced the wedding party to “Let My Love Open The Door” and they came in for their first dance. They had their dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and then welcomed everyone. The buffet opened and I had a mix of rock, country and standards playing.
After dinner we had the toasts and Amy & Lee went in the house for the private cake cutting. They had 5 cakes for guests to choose from all made by Hayes Barton Cafe. So great!! After that they came back into the carriage house for the second surprise. Lee serenaded Amy to Michael Buble’s “Everything”. He did an amazing job and everyone loved it! I invited the married couples to the floor and had an anniversary dance to Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight”. “My Girl” and some disco followed and filled the floor for the next 3 hours. Amy literally danced to every song all night! I even saw an older gentleman dancing shirtless to “Hot In Herre”!! Classic!!! We ended the night with “Time Of My Life” from Dirty Dancing and finally “Good Riddance” by Green Day for their last song before a sparkler exit.
What a fun reception and wonderful couple! Thank you Lee, Amy & Sally!