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The Cookery Wedding in Durham, NC for Katie & Jon

Katie & Jon were married and had their wedding reception at The Cookery in Durham, NC on a perfectly beautiful Spring day! The very talented Shane & Lauren Photography captured every details in the incredible photos below. Katie was kind of enough to share her review of our DJ service with the world and that is also below (thanks Katie!).  Their wedding was a true celebration with their family and friends from all over the country.  We met this couple as a referral from one of our past clients so we also got to catch up with them a few years after their own wedding.  Enjoy the photos of this perfect night and congratulations Katie & Jon!

Katie & Jon’s Durham Wedding Team

Venue:  The Cookery

Videographer: Wild Oak Films

Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Hair and Makeup:  Wink Hair & Makeup

Photography:  Shane & Lauren Photography

Event Coordination and Planning: A Swanky Affair

Vintage Furniture Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Wedding Ceremony Music: Save the Date Music

Wedding Donut Treats: Dusty Donuts

Chalkboard Design: Filled and Flooded

Wedding Florist: Knots ‘n Such

Catering:  Sage & Swift

“I know their slogan is “you’re gonna need a bigger dance floor” and I get it, it’s catchy….but it is SO TRUE. Eric was our DJ for the evening and our dance floor was overflowing the whole night. To start from the beginning, he provided a lapel mic for our officiant and handheld mic for our reader during our ceremony. He also played light music in the background for cocktail hour and during dinner…these were in two separate spaces and he had the appropriate equipment to set up for both. He was phenomenal as an MC for Jon and I, as well as for the toasts and during the reception. Now to the good stuff…we literally couldn’t have kept people off the dance floor even if we wanted to. We were a bit worried as our reception was scheduled to run until 11:30 and neither of us are huge party-ers, so we got the creeping thoughts of “oh no, will people even want to stay that late?” came to mind but that was NOT the case with Eric. He had a helpful planning process, and had lots of ideas when we didn’t have a ton of “we absolutely havveeeee to play this” songs…he did what a true professional does and read the crowd, and did a dang good job of it too. While a little pricier than some other local DJs, it was worth every penny!” – Katie

 

Katie Marshall & Jon Oleson’s Wedding

The Cookery, Durham, NC

5:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony w/mics for readers on bride’s side and officiant

  • All music to be played by live musicians

6:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:20 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Voodoo Child’ by Jimi Hendrix
  • Katie and Jon!!

7:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Katie and Jon, Blessing by Jon’s Dad

8:45 – Cake Cutting song is ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor

8:55 – Toasts

  • Katie’s Dad, Best Man and Bridesmaid

9:05 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Parallel Lines’ by Keith Urban

9:10 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Return to Pooh Corner’ by Kenny Loggins
  • Katie and Ken

9:15 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Never Alone’ by Jim Brickman
  • Jon and Kim

9:30 – Dancing!!

11:30 – Expected End of Katie and Jon’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Come and Get Your Love’ by Redbone

DO NOT PLAY LIST: 24K – Bruno Mars, Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, Electric Slide, Chicken Dance

Definite Play List: September – Earth/Wind/Fire, Groove Tonight – Earth/Wind/Fire

Play if Possible Song: Backstreet boys – (literally anything lol) Everybody/Larger Than Life/I Want it That Way

The Cookery Wedding DJ Durham

The Cookery Wedding DJ Durham

 

Caitlin & BJ’s Sunday Wedding at Caffe Luna in Raleigh, NC!

Caitlin & BJ were married and had their wedding reception at the casual, comfortable and spectacular Caffe Luna restaurant in downtown Raleigh, NC.  These two were so fun and laid back and they really let their personalities come through on their wedding day.  They chose some super fun and unique songs and were not afraid to make it ‘their’ day!  What a great couple to work with!

Caitlin was nice enough to write All Around Raleigh DJ a fantastic review and you can read it HERE.

We had a fabulous time working with the great vendors below and we know that you will too.  Please take a few minutes to look at their sites and drop them a line.  Please remember to tell them where you found them!

Event Coordinator: Sweet SaraBell Southern Weddings and Events was amazing to work with as always.  This wonderful team of event planners helped make Caitlin & BJ’s wedding day perfect.  Thanks SaraBell!

Venue: Caffe Luna is one of our absolute favorite venues to DJ at!  If you are looking for a casual, elegant, comfortable venue with absolutely amazing food then this is your wedding venue.

Photographer: Three Seventeen Photography was awesome to work with and awesome enough to share the spectacular photos below with us.  We love working with Niki and we highly recommend her!

Videographer: Stan Chambers Jr Photography did a fantastic job capturing the moment.  He worked really hard to capture the moment without being in the way. Great job Stan.

Makeup: Christy Ponte got rave reviews from Caitlin and her bridesmaids.  We look forward to working with Christy again soon!

Linen Rentals: CE Rentals provided Caitlin and BJ with fantastic linen rental service.  Every single wedding that we do is a CE Rental wedding and they always take care of things beautifully.

Florist:  Fallon’s Flowers once again provided perfect floral arrangements for our bride and groom.  They always deliver.

Wedding Cake:  Simply Cakes provided Caitlin and BJ with a perfectly designed and delicious wedding cake.  Very classic and very delicious!

 

Caitlin & BJ’s

Wedding Planner

October 5th, 2014 

Caffe Luna, Raleigh, NC

4 pm – DJ set up and playing music

4:15 – Ceremony Begins

  • Prelude Songs are instrumental versions of: ‘You Are Always on My Mind’ by Willie Nelson, ‘Drift Off to Dream’ by Travis Tritt, ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger, ‘Remember When’ by Alan Jackson
  • Seating of Family song is ‘God Gave Me You’ by Blake Shelton (instrumental)
  • Bridal Party song is ‘ Love Your Love the Most’ by Eric Church (instrumental)
  • Bride’s Entrance song is ‘Weenie Ride’ (instrumental w/out saxophone)
  • Recessional song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne

4:30 to 4:55 – Cocktail Hour

5:00 – Grande Entrance

  • Song is ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness
  • Bobby & Amy
  • Darrin & Christin
  • Josh & Meghan
  • Mr & Mrs BJ and Caitlin!!

5:05 – Dinner Begins

  • Blessing by Larry, Welcome by Joe

6:00 – Toasts

  • Best Man Darrin, Maid of Honor Amy and Matron of Honor Christin

6:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies

6:05 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘You Make It Look So Easy’ by Eric Church (start 30 seconds in)

6:10 – Father/Daughter 

  • Song is ‘My Little Girl’ by Tim McGraw
  • Joe and Caitlin

6:15 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Simple Man’ by Shinedown (end at 3:40)
  • BJ and Deborah

6:20 – Party Time!!

8:00 – Expected end of Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding Spectacular

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30 Great Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

We’ve put together a this list of 30 father/daughter slow dance songs for your wedding. Some of these are very unique and I’ve never actually seen used while some are obvious but you’ll hear why when you listen to them.  

 

1.  I Loved Her First – Heartland

2.  Daughters – John Mayer

3.  Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd

4.  How Sweet It Is – James Taylor (Marvin Gaye too)

5.  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

6.  Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

7.  Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

8.  My Girl – Temptations

9.  In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

10.  Unforgettable – Natalie & Nat King Cole

11.  Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

12.  I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

13.  You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

14.  Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

15.  Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

16.  Lullabye – Billy Joel

17.  In My Life – John Lennon

18.  All You Need Is Love – Beatles

19.  Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

20.  Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch – Temptations

21.  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses

22.  You’re My Best Friend – Queen

23.  Stand By Me – Ben E. King

24.  Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

25.  Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

26.  My Little Girl – Tim McGraw 

27.  Darius Rucker – It Won’t Be Like This For Long 

28.  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle 

29.  My Wish – Rascal Flatt

30.  Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman