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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