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A Truly Rustic Venue

appalachian wedding decorationsMany places use the term “rustic” to describe themselves. But we’ve actually seen very few locations that truly embody rusticness. The word itself means “of or relating to the countryside; rural.” And we see many places that have a rustic feel, but none moreso that Appalachian Farm Weddings in Waynesville, North Carolina. It’s hard to put into words exactly how it embodied the spirit of rusticness, but if you’ve been there you’d understand. And if you’re looking for a rustic barn aesthetic for an upcoming wedding, this may be a venue to check out.

The combination of lakes, rolling hills, and distant mountains blend with the decor of the venue itself to really capture the sense of being in Appalachia. And being from the Piedmont of NC, that’s always a refreshing aesthetic for us.

It seems like Caitlyn and Alex felt the same way about the venue and locale. You could tell they’d put a lot of work into developing the vibe for the day as a whole. And their choices coupled with the venue’s made for a very unique evening for everyone, DJs and guests alike.

“We had the pleasure of working with DJ Freddie… He absolutely went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we dreamed of! He was extremely nice and very professional! He made sure to arrive well before our event to make sure everything was perfectly placed! I would highly recommend DJ Freddie from Dow Oak Events to anybody! Thank you so very much to Freddie!”

Personalized Music Selections

love wedding decorationsWe wanted to touch on the music selections for the day as a whole. As DJs, the music is obviously something that’s important to us. But there are events where we’re required to be more in the background. Sometimes we have to be more of a soundtrack. And there’s nothing wrong with that. We have just as good a time at those events. But something that stands out to us is when the couple takes a particular interest in the music choices. And on top of that, when their selections are really really good.

For the ceremony prelude, we had artists like Louis Armstrong, Etta James, and Elvis. So we were already starting off strong. And for the ceremony itself we had music from the Lion King, Forrest Gump, and Johnny Cash. It’s hard to go wrong with selections like that.

For cocktail hour we even got to play some of our all-time favorites: the Backstreet Boys. We’ve never been to a bad wedding that had the Backstreet Boys.

When it came time to party, we had the playlists on lock. From crowdpleasers like the Wobble and the Macarena into Flo Rida and Will Smith… it was definitely a party.

These are the kinds of weddings we love to do. Where the couples have taken the traditional aspects of weddings and mixed them with a little of their own preferences and flavor. That’s definitely a recipe for a memorable wedding day in Waynesville, NC.



Vendor Team

Dwayne Schmidt Photography

Daniel Schmitt with Ladybug Videography

Dow Oak Events



Final Thoughts

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 near Asheville 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.