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Friday, 22 December 2017 09:55

Charleston Luxury Wedding DJ | Casey & Brad At The Dewberry

Casey found me online back in the spring of this year by way of recommendation from one of her professional wedding planner friends who lived out of state and who had scoured the internet looking for one of Charleston's top wedding DJs. When we spoke on the phone briefly, she had told me what she did not want and within minutes of our conversation, I knew we were going to work very well together. Casey has a career that has her overseas a lot, so we had to wait until August to actually meet face to face, at which time I also got to meet her fiancee Brad during a site survey at the luxurious Dewberry hotel. The Dewberry Hotel is a 5 star luxury hotel that opened in the summer of 2016 at 334 Meeting Street. The old FBI Federal building had been gutted and completely remodeled by Dewberry Capital, which was started in the late 1980s by John Dewberry. There was no stone left unturned in the development of the Dewberry, as the once dull federal government building was transformed into a world class 5 star luxury hotel, in an absolutely perfectly location. If you are interested in incorporating a bit of luxury into your wedding day, then I highly recommend you take a look at The Dewberry In Charleston. At the time I am writing this blog post, it was reported by the local media that the developers of the Dewberry were on their way of potentially winning a small battle with the city that would allow them to open a roof-top bar. If The Dewberry were able to open this roof-top bar, it would add another area to hold a luxury wedding ceremony in Charleston.

 

Check out down below what an incredible view future brides and grooms will have if The Dewberry gets to open that roof-top bar to hold Charleston wedding cermeonies and receptions. It's truly breathtaking and might very well be one of the best views on the peninsula of Charleston.
Dewberry Charleston Roof Top View Wedding

But I digress, let's get back to Casey & Brad's story. Let's just hope that we can hold lots and lots of wedding ceremonies up on the 8th floor so we can get some amazing views. Casey & Brad's love story extends 17 years and after all that time, their wedding ceremony is held in the courtyard outside the ballroom.
WEDDING CEREMONY PRELUDE MUSIC
"Perfect" | Ed Sheeran
"In My Life" | The Beatles
"Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)" | Van Morrison
"Everything" | Michael Buble
"Crazy Love" | Van Morrison
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" | Elton John
"All Of Me" | John Legend
WEDDING CEREMONY MUSIC
Parents / Grandparents Being Seated:
"Heavenly Day" | Patty Griffin
Bride Processional Song: "Let It Be Me" | Willie Nelson
Recessional Song: "You Are The Best Thing" | Ray Lamontagne
After about a 20 minute ceremony that included a few special readings, guests continued to congregate outside in the court yard for cocktails and hoer derves.  It was a bit chilly outside, but The Dewberry supplied some wonderful heaters to keep the temperature at a nice level while Casey & Brad's wedding guests socialized.
WEDDING COCKTAIL HOUR SELECTIONS
("Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay | Otis Redding
"You're All I Need To Get By" | Marvin Gaye
"Coming Home" | Leon Bridges
"Lean On Me" | Bill Withers

"Better Together" | Jack Johnson
"Stagger Lee" | Lloyd Price
"Tennessee Waltz" | Otis Redding
"Better Man" | Leon Bridges
"That's How Strong My Love Is" | Otis Redding
"Ain't Too Proud To Beg" | The Temptations
"Moondance" | Van Morrison
"Sunday Kind Of Love" | Etta James
"You're My Best Friend" | Queen
BRIDE & GROOM INTRODUCTION MUSIC
"I Walk The Line" | Johnny Cash
FIRST DANCE SONG
"More Of You" | Chris Stapleton
Casey Brad First Dance At The Dewberry

DINNER MUSIC SELECTIONS
"I Second That Emotion" | Smoky Robinson & The Miracles
""Latch" (Acoustic) | Sam Smith
"You Really Got A Hold On Me" | Percy Sledge
"These Arms Of Mine" Otis Redding
"Into The Mystic" | Van Morrison
"Please Come To Boston' | Dave Loggins
"A Case Of You" | Joni Mitchell
"Best Of My Love" | The Eagles
"Crazy Love" | Ray Charles w/ Van Morrison
"It Had To Be You" | Frank Sinatra
"Make You Feel My Love" | Adele
"Stuck In The Middle With You" | Stealers Wheel
"This Will Be An Everlasting Love" | Natalie Cole
"My Eyes Adored You" | Frankie Valli
"Greatest Love Story" | LANco
"Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)" | Frank Sinatra
"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" | James Taylor
"Honky Tonk Women" | The Rolling Stones
"My Best Friend" | Tim McGraw
"The Joker" | Steve Miller Band
"From Here To The Moon & Back" | Willie Nelson
SOME WEDDING RECEPTION DANCE SELECTIONS
"Brown Eyed Girl" | Van Morrison
"Old Time Rock & Roll" | Bob Seger
"Mustang Sally" | Wilson Pickett
"We Are Family" | Sister Sledge
"Billie Jean" | Michael Jackson
"Copperhead Road" | Steve Earle
"Get Down Tonight" | KC & The Sunshine Band
"I Want You To Want Me" | Cheap Trick
"Uptown Funk" | Mark Ronson / Bruno Marrs
'Brickhouse" | The Commodores
"Shake It Off" | Taylor Swift
"Shut Up And Dance" | Walk The Moon
"Livin On A Prayer" | Bon Jovi
"Let's Stay Together" | Seal
"Thinking Out Loud" | Ed Sheeran
'Play That Funky Music" | Wild Cherry
"Stayin' Alive" Bee-Gee's
"Family Tradition" | Hank Williams Jr.
"Party In The USA" | Miley Cyrus
"Love Shack" | The B52s
"All About That Bass" | Meghan Trainor
"Fancy" | Iggly Azalea - Charli XCX
"Fat Bottomed Girls" | Queen
"Despacito" | Justin Bieber (remix)
"That's What I Like" | Bruno Marrs
Can't Hold Us" Mackelmore / Ryan Lewis / Ray Dalton

As Casey and Brad's wedding reception at The Dewberry came to a close, we slowed things down a tad with songs like "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys and "Die A Happy Man" by Thomas Rhett before the last song of the evening, "Casey Jones" by the Grateful Dead. Casey had married Brad Jones so it was only fitting to wrap things up with this song. All in all, I cannot say enough about how magical an evening this was for Casey and Brad. The magic of the day has a lot to do with the exceptional professionalism that the entire staff had at The Dewberry Hotel. It truly is a world class wedding location that I cannot wait to get back to coming up in 2018.  If you are seeking a location on the peninsula that exemplifies pure luxury for your wedding ceremony and reception, then look no further than The Dewberry.   I thank you for finding my website and blog and I hope you have enjoyed reading over this post as much as I have in creating it for you. If you are planning a wedding in Charleston for 2018 or beyond, then I look forward to talking to you about creating the perfect music playlist for your Charleston wedding. Click HERE to tell me a little about your special day and be sure to look over my website and other reviews at Weddingwire and The Knot, as well as Google Reviews.

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