Allaina and Chad chose downtown Raleigh’s historic Merrimon-Wynne House for both their ceremony and reception on a picture perfect North Carolina day on October 16th. Their ceremony was held on the side lawn and they had a violinist providing music. After the ceremony was over, guests made their way inside the house for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while Three Little Birds Studio snapped some shots of Allaina, Chad and the wedding party. After pics were done guests started making their way out to the tent where I was ready to go and found their seats with help from The Merrimon-Wynne’s Kaila. I introduced the wedding party to Jason Derulo’s HUGE summer hit “Want To Want Me” and Allaina and Chad to Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”. They came right to the floor to thunderous applause and had their first dance to the Van Morrison song “Crazy Love” covered by Michael Buble. After that Allaina danced with her father to “I Hope You Dance” by Ronan Keating and Chad escorted his mother to the floor for their dance to “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church. I love all of those songs so much!   Allaina’s father welcomed everyone and her friend Taryn blessed the meal. During dinner I had a mix of standards, country, rock and classic soul playing.

After dinner we had a couple toasts and the cake cutting inside while I opened the floor with some Motown and top 40 that got the guests on the floor for the next 2 hours. They danced to top 40, oldies, a couple line dances and some country including a birthday shout out to Craig when I played “Keep Me In Mind” by Zac Brown Band. I loved seeing Allaina’s mother’s dance to “Super Freak”!! Classic. I ended the night with “Heaven” by Jason Aldean because his concert was one of their first dates, “Sweet Caroline” for the Red Sox fans and finally “Shout”. They chose “Take Me Home Tonight” as their last song and guests made their way to the front of the house for their sparkler exit before they jumped in the rickshaw for their getaway.

What a fun night and beautiful Bride! Congratulations Allaina and Chad and thank you so much for having me as your DJ!