Maria and Erik could not have picked a more perfect afternoon for their outdoor ceremony on the lawn of downtown Raleigh’s historic Merrimon-Wynne House! I always love DJing here. I had the pleasure of working with Kaila from The Merrimon-Wynne House again, planner Kristin from Viva L’Event, photographer Cara from F8 Photo Studio and videographer Jonathan from F8 In Motion who also had his photo booth there.

After a short ceremony, the guests made their way to the house for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversations on the front and side porches. When pics were finished, guests made their way to the tent for dinner and dancing. The wedding party was introduced to Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love”. Maria & Erik entered to the Led Zeppelin song “Thank You” covered by Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell. What a great cover!! They made their way to the dance floor and danced to the song for another couple minutes. Maria took her seat and Erik welcomed everyone followed by a blessing by Maria’s father. Their amazing caterer Beau from Beau’s Catering described the food stations to everyone and the plated salad’s came out. For dinner I had a mix of jazz standards playing.

Towards the end of dinner we had toasts by Maria’s parents, the maid of honor and best man. Maria joined her father on the floor for their dance to Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” (one of my favorite songs ever!) and Erik danced with his mother to Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”. It was then time to open the floor.

Since half of the guests were from Mexico, I opened with “Conga” and man, I couldn’t have picked a better song to open with! The floor filled with young and old until we paused for the cake cutting in the house. After that, guests came back and danced until the end of the night to oldies, top 40, latin and a few line dances. For the last dance, I had everyone join them to dance to “One More Time” by Daft Punk then they made their way to the front of the house for a sparkler exit before leaving in a classic convertible. What a fun night and wonderful group to play to!