A Ceremony in the Gardens
We’ve been to a lot of venues in Chapel Hill. We’ve even been to a lot of venues in North Carolina. But after we went to UNC Botanical Gardens we knew we had to write our next blog about it. And due to all our traveling, you can believe us when we say: this one was worth writing about. Chapel Hill is just outside Raleigh, which is one of our favorite cities in NC. That Piedmont aesthetic really can’t be beat. And, truth be told, we have kind of a soft spot for Chapel Hill in general.
When we first showed up at UNC Botanical Gardens, we knew immediately it was gonna be a good night. The way everything came together was absolutely a sight to see.
The UNC Botanical Gardens aren’t what first comes to mind when someone says they’re getting married in Chapel Hill. But after we did this wedding, we feel like they should be included in every list of best Chapel Hill wedding venues.
Even someone who isn’t much of an outdoorsman (yours truly) was able to appreciate all the nature.
It’s hard to overstate just how many different venues and receptions we’ve seen and hosted. As traveling wedding DJs, it’s our job to create custom celebrations all over the Carolinas. There was something unique about this one though.
The ceremony itself was outside in the gardens themselves and then we transitioned to an indoor reception (with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking more gardens). Which was a perfect combo. It let everyone appreciate the gardens and the beauty of the ceremony, then move inside to focus more on the couple and the families.
Graham was the BEST DJ we could’ve asked for! Extremely friendly and great at what he does. Everything was perfectly on schedule, great music was played, and he went out of his way to talk to all our guests. Highly recommend!!!
An Underrated Chapel Hill Venue
There are many factors that go into creating a unique wedding. And in our travels through North Carolina, we’ve seen too many great weddings to count. But what really makes any Chapel Hill wedding great is the vibe.
And as professional wedding DJs, cultivating the vibe is our specialty.
Though often we wax poetic about the music, sometimes the focus of the couple isn’t on the music. It’s more about the families and how everyone has come together to celebrate.
That doesn’t mean that the music is unimportant, however. It just means we have to use a different strategy. To blend into the wallpaper a little more, as it were. And use the music choices to accent the big moments of the reception.
Beatrice and Ming definitely had some awesome tastes.
We had a dance party featuring everything from Otis Redding to Ingrid Michaelson and Great Speeches, Great Family. And as DJs, that’s always something we appreciate.
Our skillset is in music in general. Occasionally folks ask us if we can do a particular kind of music or genre, and our answer is always a resounding yes. If it’s the music our couple wants, then it’s the music they’ll get.
And it’s always the best when that translates onto the dance floor. What makes for the best reception throw-downs is a wide variety of music. That’s also what keeps the dancing crowd on their toes.
We could go on and on about Beatrice and Ming and their celebration at UNC Botanical Gardens in Chapel Hill, NC. But for now we’ll just stick to saying that we had an amazing time. We’re always grateful to be able to be a part of anyone’s big day. That’s why we got into this business. Being able to craft custom Raleigh celebrations is something we’ll never get tired of. We can’t wait to come back to Chapel Hill!
And as a final note, we just need to say… We absolutely love what we do. Being a part of the unique and personal ways couples celebrate is why we do it. And we loved being a part of this celebration. It’s always awesome to see how couples choose to celebrate.
In conclusion, we’ve learned that being a wedding DJ isn’t just about playing the music. So we take our role seriously. Facilitating such a big day is a serious job! That’s why we always give every wedding or event our all.