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  • Writer's pictureJohn Meredith

Behind the Scenes: Making Wedding Magic at The Barn at Reynolda

Updated: Sep 18


Wedding couple Just Married

At Touch of Class DJ Service, we recently had the privilege of providing audio and lighting for a truly remarkable wedding at The Barn at Reynolda Village, an enchanting venue nestled within Winston Salem's historic Reynolda Village. This memorable event was filled with not only the joys of love but also the challenges and triumphs of ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for the bride, groom, and their guests.


Parking Predicaments and Precise Planning


The venue's location in Reynolda Village, known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and offices, presented us with a unique challenge right from the start - parking. Although there is ample parking, finding a spot near the venue for vendors who have an oversized vehicle i.e. a truck and a trailer, during peak hours can be difficult. Adding to the complexity, the wedding package selected by the bride and groom generously allowed only a one-hour window for both load-in and breakdown, a timeline that demanded utmost efficiency.


A Venue Team with a Winning Attitude


While the tight schedule and limited parking might have daunted a less prepared team, The Barn at Reynolda's staff proved to be invaluable allies. Their hands-on approach, swift responsiveness, and willingness to lend a hand with any challenge that arose underscored the venue's commitment to the success of the event. With just one loading area shared among various vendors, cooperation, and coordination were the name of the game. Each vendor worked with exceptional speed, spending no more than 15 minutes at the load-in area to ensure a seamless flow of logistics.


The Coordinators Who Keep It All Together


Behind every successful wedding are dedicated coordinators, and in this case, it was Blue Otter Weddings who played a pivotal role. Acting as mediators between all vendors, they facilitated constant communication and embraced the need for last-minute adjustments with grace. An unexpected seating arrangement change moments before the wedding party's entrance? No problem for Blue Otter Weddings. They orchestrated the transition flawlessly, swiftly moving guests and rearranging tables to accommodate the bride and groom's wishes.


The Multifaceted Role of Our DJ Service


As the DJ Service, our role was multifaceted and pivotal. We had the responsibility of setting up audio and lighting for both the ceremony and reception areas, as well as a separate audio setup for the cocktail hour. Coordination with the caterer, Pepper Moon, was paramount, particularly when it came to executing the unique self-serve buffet-style dinner. We personally informed each table about the serving process, ensuring that guests felt at ease and well-informed.


Going Above and Beyond


At Touch of Class DJ Service, we take pride in going the extra mile to make every wedding a truly unforgettable experience. When two lovely elderly ladies requested assistance during the buffet line, our team sprang into action, arranging for plates to be delivered promptly. We also provided wireless microphones and coaching to guarantee that anyone delivering speeches or toasts could be heard with crystal clarity. Close collaboration with the photographer, Lily & Lime Photography, was essential to capture the most poignant moments with exceptional precision.


Savoring Sweet Memories with Beauty from Life Baking


Adding a delightful note to the evening was the work of Beauty from Life Baking, who crafted the exquisite wedding cake. Their delicious creations not only tantalized taste buds but also served as a beautiful centerpiece for the celebration.


In conclusion, the wedding at The Barn at Reynolda underscored the indispensable role of professional vendors in orchestrating a seamless and unforgettable event. Despite challenges such as limited parking, tight schedules, and unforeseen adjustments, a team of dedicated experts worked together harmoniously to create cherished memories for the newlyweds and their guests. At Touch of Class DJ Service, we take great pride in our commitment to making every celebration a truly remarkable one, and this wedding exemplified our dedication to excellence in every aspect of our service.


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