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Ashley & Michael’s FUN Wedding at The Stockroom!

Ashley & Michael were married on a beautiful late summer day at The Stockroom at 230 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh on September 12th, 2015.  Their ceremony and reception were both at the same venue separated by a cocktail hour for their guests at The Big Easy in downtown Raleigh right across the street.  Ashley and I first met at a wedding about 1 year before that.  She is a coordinator with Sweet Sarabell Events and she decided that All Around Raleigh DJ was the right DJ for her based on her experience working with us.  What an amazing compliment because wedding planner get to work with so many different DJs!  We really had a great time at this wedding getting to know Ashley & Michael and their wonderful parents and great friends and family.  The wedding party all stayed at the downtown Raleigh Marriott and their pre-wedding photos were taken there. Take a look below to see the videography by Honeydew Films, the vendors that helped put it all together, Ashley & Michael’s timeline and some spectacular photos!

You can read Ashley & Michael’s review of our service HERE.

 

Ashley + Michael from HoneyDew Films.

Coordinator & Floral: Sweet Sarabell Southern Weddings & Events – Thanks to Sarabell and her team for always being so amazing to work with!  Do you like the chalkboard work in the photo below? Meghan from Sweet Sarabell is THE master calligrapher on the team. Please hire these girls!

Photographer: Amy Allen Photography – Amy & Rob are tremendous photographers and we get to work with them all the time.  This wedding was the first back for them after the birth of their daughter!

Venue: The Stockroom at 230 Fayetteville Street – This wedding venue is so amazing!  Located right in downtown Raleigh (so you can go out and party after your wedding!).  You can decorate a lot or a little and it always looks great.

Transportation: White Horse Private Transporation – White Horse sets the standard for wedding transportation in this area.  They have been in business for a long time and are very reliable.

Caterer: Unforgettable Food Affairs – What an amazing caterer!  We get to taste their delicious food quite often and it is always a hit!

Makeup and Hair done by: The Makeup Culture – Stephanie Sevilla is a true pro!  Check out this review we found on Wedding Wire “I’ve never looked more beautiful, thanks to Stephanie. I’ve already referred her (upon request of my friends/colleagues) to several friends and colleagues who witnessed her magic first-hand. She’s amazing.”

Vidoegrapher: Honeydew Films – We got to work with Amanda and Emily from Honeydew Films and she was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Take a look at her work in the video on this page or HERE.  Such good work!

Cake Designer: Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe – We are always happy to see Edible Art’s cake’s!  They are one of our favorite preferred vendors. Todd and his team are truly one of the very best around.  Visit them at their shop in North Hills for a tasting!

Bride’s Dress: Bridal Mart – 15,000 square feet store filled with dresses!!

Rentals: CE Rental – We have DJ’ed thousands of amazing weddings and CE Rental has been the rental company for 99.9% of them.  They always are doing amazing things for our clients

Décor: Themeworks – If you are looking for anything from furniture rentals to pipe-and-drape to market lights then Themeworks is a great choice!  We highly recommend them.

Ashley & Michael’s

Wedding Planner

September 12th, 2015

5 pm – Ceremony Begins

  • Prelude music: ‘Marry Me’ by Train (Instr), ‘Angel’ by Jack Johnson (Instr)
  • Family Members song is ‘God Gave Me You’ Instr)
  • Bridal Party entrance song is ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ (Instr)
  • Bride’s Entrance song is ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ by
  • Recessional Song is ‘Ohio State Fight Song’

5:30 to 6:30 – Cocktail Hour at Big Easy

6:30 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder
    • Parents of the Bride!
    • Parents of the Groom!
    • Flower Girls!
    • First Couple!
    • Second Couple!
    • Third Couple
    • Ashley & Michael!

6:50 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne

6:40 – Dinner

  • Welcome by Father of the Bride
  • Blessing by Father of the Groom
  • Music is Frank Sinatra and Big Band style

7:30 – Toasts

  • Matron of Honor, Best Man

7:40 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong

7:45 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts’

7:50 – Party Time!

8:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor

9:00 – Bouquet and Garter Toss

  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce
  • Garter Toss song is ‘Let’s Get it On’ by Marvin Gaye

10:30 – Expected end of Ashley & Michael’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Shout’ by Isley Brothers
  • Grand Exit song is ‘Closing Time’ by Semisonic
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Ashley & Michael by Amy Allen Photography

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Eric & Lindsay’s Fairytale Wedding at Barclay Villa in Angier, NC

Eric & Lindsay's Wedding Thank you to Amy Allen Photography from All Around Raleigh Wedding DJ

Eric & Lindsay’s Wedding Thank you to Amy Allen Photography from All Around Raleigh Wedding DJ

Lindsay & Eric were married at ‘The Castle’ known as Barclay Villa in Angier, NC just before Christmas.  This was a very romantic, authentic and FUN wedding!  The bride and groom are two of the nicest people that we have had the honor of working with and it was a lot of fun to provide some Beauty & the Beast inspired music as well as some other classics to set the mood for the evening.  The crazy thing was that no one involved with the wedding has any local ties.  They wanted a castle for their wedding and low and behold they stumbled upon Barclay Villa while searching the internet.  We were lucky enough to be a part of a great vendor team that really worked hard to make these out of towners feel welcome and make their wedding perfect.  This was a very special wedding to be a part of. 

Check out the vendor team for Lindsay & Eric’s wedding!

 

Venue: Barclay Villa helped make Lindsay & Eric’s dreams come true.  It is truly an amazing and unique wedding venue.
Wedding Coordinator: Sweet Sarabell Southern Weddings & Events was awesome as usual working tirelessly to keep all of us wedding vendors in line and informed. Thanks Sarah!
Cake Designer:Cinda’s Creative Cakes provided the beautiful and delicious Beauty & the Beast wedding cake.  We work with Cinda’s all the time and they do a fantastic job everytime.
Florist: Fallon’s Florist is quickly becoming one of our favorite wedding vendors.  They really nailed this one with all the red roses and beautiful additions to the day.
Caterer: Unforgettable Food Affairs made Lindsay & Eric’s guests feel like royalty with some remarkable dishes.  Thank you to all the hard working people at Unforgettable Food Affairs!
Photographer: Amy Allen Photography took the amazing photos below and was a pleasure to work with. Please look them up if you are looking for a photographer.
Photo Booth: Pose Photo Booth had the crowd entertained with their fun and good looking photo booth.  Check out the photo booth!


Lindsay & Eric’s

Wedding Timeline

Barclay Villa

4:30 pm – Guests Begin Arriving and DJ Set Up and Playing Music

  • DJ set up with wireless mic for the Officiant and mic for the readers

5:00 pm – Ceremony Starts

  • Prelude music is shared music
  • Family members seating song is same as Prelude
  • Bridal party song is ‘Falling Slowly’ by Vitamin String Quartet
  • Bride’s entrance song is ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by London Symphony Orchestra
  • Recessional song is ‘Home’ by Edward Sharpe

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour

6:35 – Grand Entrance

  • God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys
  • Charlotte and Jimmy
  • Eunice and Nicholas
  • Maid of Honor Caitlin and Emily
  • Matron of Honor Melanie and Best Man Adam
  • Mr and Mrs Eric and Lindsay!!!

6:40 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘1+1’ by Beyonce

6:50 – Dinner

  • Welcome by Eric & Lindsay
  • Start with ‘Be Our Guest’ and then DJ’s choice

7:30 – Toasts by Best Man Adam, Emily, Matron of Honor Melanie and Maid of Honor Caitlin

7:45 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Have I Told You Lately’ by Van Morrison

7:50 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Landslide’ by Fleetwood Mac

7:55 – Party Time!!

8:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Lucky’ by Colbie Cailat and Jason Mraz

9:00 – Bouquet and Garter Toss

  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Sexyback’ by Justin Timberlake
  • Garter Toss song is ‘Danger Zone’ by Kenny Loggins

10:00 – Expected end of Lindsay and Eric’s Wedding Spectacular

  • Last song is ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston
  • Sparkler exit
  • Grand Exit song is ‘L.O.V.E.’ by Nat King Cole
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Hannah & Brandon’s Wedding at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, NC

Hannah & Brandon got married at All Saints Chapel and it was an absolutely amazing event. We were honored to be their DJ and help make their day exactly what they imagined. A HUGE thank you goes out to Pose Photo BoothSweet SaraBell Wedding Coordination, Lotus Creative Studios, Diane from All Saints Chapel, Empire Eats, CE Rental and all of their awesome friends and family!  All Around Raleigh DJ provided uplighting, ceremony music and Pose Photo Booth rental.

Their day went something like this:

Master Wedding Schedule

1:00 All Saints Chapel Rental Starts

1:00 Florist & Rentals arrive

2:00 Sweet SaraBell Staff Arrive

3:00 Photographer (Lotus) arrives

3:00 Groomsmen arrive to All Saints for Dressing

4:15 First look (across from the church)

4:30 Couple’s portraits

5:00 All Around Raleigh DJ Arrives

5:00 Caterer (Empire Eats) Arrives

6:00 Break from portraiture // Lotus takes detail photos

6:00 Ceremony Space Set and Ready for Guests

7:00 Ceremony

7:30 Ceremony concludes // Sign marriage license // Family photos

7:30 Rentals (CE Rentals) arrives with dancefloor, tables and linens

*Guest move downstairs for dinner while upstairs is flipped

7:35 Pose Photobooth Set Up Begins upstairs

8:00 Conclude family photos (family goes down to eat dinner)

8:30 Cake Cutting

8:45 Guests are asked to come upstairs for dancing

10:00 Bouquet/ Garter toss

10:55 Sparkler Exit

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