There is a cute little village outside of Boone on the way to Banner Elk called Valle Crucis. In September, it is a rustic scene and a perfect place to have an outdoor wedding. I had the pleasure of being a part of a wedding ceremony and reception for a perfect couple recently at the Mast Farm Inn. This is DJ Karl with the story of Amanda and Matt’s wedding day celebration.
The wedding ceremony was on the lawn next to the historic Inn. The surroundings and the gathering of the families and friends set a romantic stage for the ceremonial procession. Amanda entered with her father and slowly processed to the awaiting groom-to-be. Of course they both said “I do” at all the right times, and soon there were cheers filling the air as they were announced married by the officiant. Then began the celebration!
While Brian Schindler (http://www.brianschindler.co/) was working on capturing the photos of the wedding party and families, the DJ started some tunes for cocktail hour. We custom mix every single portion of each of our events, but this one was extra-special. The brother of the bride provided some really great song picks for the beginning of the reception that were an awesome addition to my library. Thanks again for those! I honestly feel that no matter how much music that you know, there is always so much more out there to discover.
Before long, the wedding party was eager to join the reception. We welcomed them out under the tent to grand fanfare. Everyone then joined in to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Matthew and Amanda with roars of applause. They would share a romantic first dance with family and friends on all sides.
There was a blessing of the food before dinner service, and the Mast Farm Inn staff made sure everyone enjoyed their home cooking before the party really got started. There were a few people with some kind words for the newlyweds before their cake cutting, and then two more traditional dances with the bride and her father followed by the groom and his mother. Then the party was on!
We pride ourselves on our music selection flexibility, and we offer tools and consultations to help pick the perfect dance party playlist. That being said, as music professionals, we love to cater to the crowd as well. A diverse crowd is common at weddings, and so a knowledge of a wide range of genres and periods is crucial to keep everyone involved. I love honoring requests, but even more so, I love when the bride and groom give us license to guide the dance party as we see fit, and this was the case for Amanda and Matt. Beyond their specific requests for certain dances and sequences, the rest of the specifics were DJ choice! I had SO MUCH FUN keeping everyone moving on the dance floor that night.
Thank you Amanda and Matt for inviting Mohr Fun Events to provide the entertainment for your wedding day celebration. It was truly an honor, and it was a night we won’t forget. Congratulations once more, and we wish you the best!