Kiersten was cruising the Atlanta section of the cult message board called Reddit, aka “the front page of the internet,” looking for a way out of the overwhelming task of finding wedding vendors that were cool, did quality work, and didn’t break the bank. I’d just launched my business and friends on the site tossed out my name. Shortly into the phone call it was clear that not only was I the DJ she was looking for but they were the kind of couple I love playing for. 

We met at a local bar a few months later to talk about the wedding. It felt like we were old friends catching up. In the hour we spent talking about everything BUT the wedding, we finally hashed out the important details. I told them they really ought to check out my friend Dave for video. Back then I had just persuaded my old bandmate to make the move from home video hobbyist to professional videographer. He was new, hungry, eager to impress, and incredibly talented. 

The wedding took place at Terminus 330. The groomsmen and bridesmaids built them a beautiful chuppah and everyone entered to different indie hits covered by Vitamin String Quartet. What really melted my heart was the couple walking the aisle to Outkast’s SpottieOttieDopalicious. If you don’t know the song it’s hands down the coolest recessional ever requested. 

The dance floor was one of my favorites. Their “do not play” list was basically Top 40 Pop, so I got to play lots of cool stuff from Kanye to Father John Misty. At the very end I got all of their friends to encircle them as they danced to Leon Bridge’s River, one of the best finales I’ve witnessed in 100+ weddings. Best of all, Dave created a world class video that gives me goosebumps every time I watch it.


Congratulations Kiersten and Shaka!

Venue: Terminus 330

Wedding Planner: Stephanie Lorraine at For You I Do Events
Photographer: Kevin Lowery Photography
Videographer: David Payne at No Payne Media
Reception Music: Jordan Jeffares at Ballroom Blitz Events
Florist: Le Jardin Francais