I can’t say how honored (and nervous) I was to be asked to DJ our Bunn DJ Company Charleston branch owners wedding along with the mighty Joe Bunn. David is a great DJ and Rachel is the sweetest! The pressure was on to make this beyond perfect for them. Invitation accepted and here we go… Of course, it was the day after I got back from a week in Vegas. LOL.
The ceremony and reception were both held in Charleston SC’s historic Society Hall. A beautiful 200 year old building right downtown. I can’t even begin to imagine the history in this building. The ceremony was held on the first floor for 100 guests and I provided music for that. The parents and groomsmen walked down the aisle to “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by Sleeping At Last, the bridesmaids to “Bright” by Echosmith and Rachel & her father to “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles. After the short ceremony the wedding party exited to “Ho Hey”. The guests made their way to the second floor with help from planner Aly Howard from Palmetto Weddings for cocktails while photographer Julie Livingston and videographer Daniel Foster got some pics. During the cocktail hour I had a mix of standards, classic soul and soft rock playing. They even had an awesome champagne skirt girl by Elevate walking around.
After the cocktail hour the wedding party was introduced by Joe Bunn to “Stole The Show” by Kygo and Rachel & David to “GDFT” by Flo Rida. They came in to thunderous applause and then had their first dance to “You Are The Best Thing” followed by a welcome by Rachel’s father and blessing by their officiant. The food stations opened and I continued the same mix of music during dinner.
After dinner Rachel and David had a private cake cutting with their parents and the donut station opened. They came to the dance floor for the parents dances with Rachel dancing with her father to “In My Life” by The Beatles and David and his mother to “Child Of Mine” by Carole King. I invited all the married couples to join David and Rachel for a dance before opening it to everyone. We had a “longest married couple” dance to “What A Wonderful World” with the winning couple at 51 years! I then played a set of motown, current top 40 and 80’s that filled the floor within minutes.
For the next 2 ½ hours I played everything from oldies, 70’s thru current and even a couple country songs. It was inevitable, but Joe Bunn and even David the groom got on the tables for sets! The guests were treated to 3 great DJ’s at this wedding….and huge glowsticks. We ended the night with ‘Stole The Show” again by Kygo and Rachel & David had a bubbles exit from the front of the building.
It was one of my favorite weddings and one the guests and myself will never forget! Thank you Rachel, David and Aly and congratulations.