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Ginny and Ryan’s reception took place at the amazing Angus Barn at the end of November. Cocktails took place on the tented patio when guests first arrived. Next, they made their way into the pavilion for introductions. The bridal party entered to “Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons and the newlyweds came in to “You Make Me Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates. After they were introduced, they went right into their first dance “Like the Rain” by Clint Black. They had some moves! Ginny and her dad danced next to “I Love Her First” by Heartland and then Ryan and his mother danced to Jimmy Buffett’s song “Tin Cup Chalice”. Ginny’s dad welcomed everyone, toasts were given to the couple, the blessing was said, and dinner was served! As always, the food was amazing!

angus barn pavilion wedding dj bunn dj companyAfter dinner, we picked it back up with the cake cutting (“Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch” by Four Tops) and then the dance floor opened! The night was filled with requests provided by the couple on their online planner and some of my choices. There was never a dull moment out there! The only pause was for the bouquet toss (“Something Bad” by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood) and garter toss (“You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate). Then it was back to more dancing all the way up to the sparkler departure! What a night! Can’t wait to see the video footage from Twenty One Films!

 

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

Hannah and Chris had their ceremony and reception at one of my favorite venues this last Saturday, The Pavilions at the Angus Barn. After a week straight of horrible weather, the sun finally made it’s way out and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. The ceremony started just as the sun was beginning to set and it was perfect. I did the music and the officiant’s mic, and it went perfectly. Great start to the day. 

Angus barn pavilion wedding dj Bunn DJ companyAfter the ceremony, guests made their way to the tent adjacent to the pavilion for some apps and cocktails. I had an auxiliary speaker out there playing some of their favorite country songs mixed with some of my go-to cocktail tunes. 

Cocktails wrapped and we got the wedding party lined up for their intros. The flower girl and their dog Groucho entered first to the sounds of Petey Pablo’s anthem “Raise Up”. When it finally came to Chris and Hannah coming in, I hit the hot cue button to the part in the song where he goes, “Who am I?!!” and then dropped out his line and I said, “The newlyweds Chris and Hannah!!!”. The place went nuts. They then went into their first dance to “My Best Friend” by Tim McGraw. Hannah and her dad danced next to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Her dad then gave a nice welcome and toast followed by her grandmother’s blessing. Finally it was time for dinner! This is the best food in the wedding game and I got to eat, yay! 

As dinner wrapped, they cut their cake to “Birthday Cake” by Rihanna, and then four people gave great toasts. Next up, time to dance. About halfway through my opening song, folks started dancing and didn’t stop for over two hours. The only quick break was for the bouquet toss (“Wannabe” by Spice Girls). 

The night closed out with “Shout”, “We Found Love” by Rihanna and “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. We then set them outside to a shower of sparklers. What a night. Can’t wait to see the photos from Amanda and Grady ( filling in for Ginny Corbett who had beautiful twin girls just a couple of days before). I know Phil and Lucy from Twenty One Films are going to create magic too!

 

Joe Bunn is the owner of Bunn DJ Company and leads the Eastern North Carolina team of 15 incredible DJs.  Joe is available for your wedding or party, coaches DJs throughout the country, hosts a weekly podcast, and is available for speaking engagements.

Paige and Bryan had their wedding ceremony and reception at The Angus Barn Pavilion on an absolute perfect weather day! Of course, all Raleigh weddings at The Angus Barn Pavilion are usually picture perfect. I was there to be their wedding DJ for both ceremony and reception on February 24th.

The ceremony was held at the pond for the over 300 guests. As they found their seats I had some light classical music playing. The Grandparents and Parents entered to “Air from Water Music” and the Bridesmaids to “Air On A G String”.   Paige and her Father entered to “Canon In D”. After a short service by minister Owen Barrow, they recessed to “Dog Days Are Over”. What a great song!!! The guests were invited to the cocktail hour by minister Owen.

Raleigh Weddings At The Angus Barn Pavilion

During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, soft rock and classic soul playing. The wedding party and Paige and Bryan were taken around the beautiful grounds for pics and video by Philip Herndon and Big Dog Little Bed. The Classic Carolina Photobooth was open for guests to get pics taken also. After the cocktail hour the guests were invited in to the pavilion for dinner and dancing by planner Kathy from Sally Oakley Weddings & Events. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by English Garden.

I introduced the wedding party to “Bring ‘Em Out” by T.I. and Paige and Bryan came in and to the floor for their first dance. They danced to “You’re Still The One” by Shania Twain followed by the parents dances. Paige and her Father dance to “I Loved er First” by Heartland and Bryan and his Mother were next. He picked their song from a movie they watched hundreds of times when he was a child. So special!! So, they danced to the theme to “Homeward Bound”. Paige’s Father welcomed everyone and blessed the meal. The salads and entrees came out and I continued the same music mix as cocktails.

After dinner we had the toasts and cake cutting to “How Sweet It Is”. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled in instantly. For the next couple hours I played top 40 oldies, 80’s sing a longs and even some Blink 182 & Jimmy Eat World!! We paused for the bouquet toss to “Single Ladies” and then back to dancing. We ended the night with “Sweet Caroline” by they weren’t ready to leave for the after party at Good Fellows yet, so I played “Shout”. After that they made their way outside for a sparkler exit before boarding the buses for Chapel Hill.

Thank you so much Paige, Bryan, Mr & Mrs Purcell and Kathy!! I had a blast playing for you all! Also, a shout out to a past couple of mine who were there as guests, Amy & Pat Meiburg!! So great seeing you both again.

Photo courtesy of Herndon weddings