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A Perfect Wedding at Morris Peaceland Farm for Barbara & Scott

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Want to know what we really, truly loved about Barbara & Scott’s wedding?  They really did it exactly how they wanted to do it and it turned out perfectly amazing and everything they could have asked for! We met Barbara about one year before their wedding date.  Barbara was a general manager at a local hotel that we do a lot of events at so the pressure was on us!

The wedding day was beyond perfect.  Sunny and dry yet a cool breeze is an amazing wedding day at a venue that really accentuates the outdoor space.  The ceremony setting right by the pond and directly across from the reception site was very picturesque.  They chose ceremony songs that were traditional but contemporary remakes which is perfect. Check out all of the amazing photos by our friend Megan with Megan Kime Photography. Robbi and Kathi at Morris Peaceland Farm are so hands on and wonderful to work with.  It is so nice to work at a venue where the owners truly put their heart and soul into each event.  After Scott & Barbara’s ceremony, everyone moved to the barn for cocktails and tunes to upbeat contemporary music like Ray LaMontagne. A very funny grand entrance with the ol’ ball and chain was quickly followed by the first dance, father/daughter then mother/son dances.  We opened dinner with a welcome by Barbara’s Dad and a blessing by Scott & Barbara’s daughter Savannah.  Check out the photos of the welcome, blessing and also the after-dinner speeches using our trademark vintage mic!

To open up the dance floor, we started with a special dance with Scott and the girls which immediately gave way to a surprise ‘Watch Me Whip’ performance by Scott!  The guests loved it and the dance floor was packed immediately and all night long.  This was such a fun group!  The couple held off on choosing a last song of the night on purpose because they wanted to choose just before.  We decided on ‘One’ by Metallica of course.  And, of course, you have to play the long version!

Thanks for letting us rock out your amazing wedding Barbara & Scott!

 

Barbara & Scott’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: Megan Kime Photography (Thanks for the shots Megan!)

Venue: Morris Peaceland Farm

Catering: Southern Harvest Catering

Florist: Lilac Floral Decor

Cake + Desserts: Simply Cakes

Transportation: S&H Transportation

“Amazing Experience – Everything from start to finish was perfect! Eric went (cliche I know) above and beyond to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted. He tailored our play list to match our style and taste. Held one on one meetings with us to go over song choices, listen to options, make sure we had the chance to choose a song for every important moment through out the day! Even beyond the music, Eric gave recommendations for other vendors. Even sent a little “You’re getting married” gift! Eric, thank you for making our wedding so special! Thank you for your wonderful personality, being organized and making sure every detail was covered and being so excited to help make our day great! I absolutely recommend All Around Raleigh DJ to any and every bride!” – Barbara & Scott

 

Barbara & Scott’s Wedding Planner

Morris Peaceland Farm

Coordinator is Cristy, Photographer is Megan Kime

4:30 pm – DJ is playing music for the ceremony with lapel mic for officiant and groom

  • ~5:00 – Song for family members and bridal party is ‘The Cello Song’ by The Piano Guys
  • Barbara’s Entrance song is ‘Canon in D’ (Orchestra Version)
  • Recessional song is ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

6:10 – Grand Entrance song is ‘Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night’ by Black Eyed Peas

  • Parents of the Bride
  • Mother of the Groom
  • Stepmother of the Groom
  • Bridal Part
  • Song is ‘Chain Gang’ by Sam Cooke transition to ‘All I Do is Win’ by DJ Khaled (start at ~6s)
  • Mr and Mrs Scott and Barbara!!

6:15 – First Dance

  • Daughter may sing
  • Song is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran

6:20 – Bride/Daddy Dance

  • ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (end at ~3 min)

6:25 – Mother/Son Dance

  • ‘A Mother’s Song’ by T Carter

6:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Barbara’s Dad John, Blessing by Savannah

7:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ by The Foundations

7:35 – Toast by Jason, Matron of Honor Catie, Tim

7:45 – Groom/Daughters Dance

  • ‘A Few Handprints on the Wall’ by Kenny Rogers (at ~1:43 switch to ‘Watch Me Whip’ by Silento)

9:50 – Dancing!

11:00 – Expected end of Barbara & Scott’s Wedding

DO NOT PLAY

Anything by Journey, Chicken Dance, Electric Slide, Shout, We are Family, Conga Line, Celebration, Casper Slide, Butterfly Kisses, Rod Stewart, Macarana, Drake, Avoid Cliche wedding songs

Play List

‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline, Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield, You Don’t Have to Call Me Darlin’ by David Allen Coe (play towards end of night), Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks (play anytime after cake is cut), Perfect by Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli, Patience by Guns N Roses, I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys, Yeah by Usher, DJ Got Us Falling in Love by Usher, You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean

Country (80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s), Classic Rock/Rock (Metallica, Guns N Roses, ACDC), Pop hit before 2014 no new Pop music, Golden Oldies, Frank (or just one song) Sinatra

 

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Accidental Renaissance Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ



 

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Wedding at Renaissance North Hills

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

One more amazing wedding this year that we get to brag about!  Please enjoy this all-too-short synopsis of an amazing evening that we shared with Casey & Orlando and 150 amazing people.  We only got to chat with Orlando & Casey via phone but we got a great feel for this part Colombian wedding.  Orlando and his family had a serious taste for fun Latin music and shared it with us. By the time the night was over we felt like we had known Casey & Orlando our whole life! Check out the absolutely amazing photos by Carolina Media Star and pay them a visit if you’re looking for a great photographer.

 

Casey’s review on Google Maps:

Our DJ was THE BEST!!!!! We knew he was our DJ after he talked to us on the phone for almost an hour even before we had hired him for the wedding. He did an excellent job communicating with us before and he far exceeded our expectations on our big day!!! – Casey 

 

Casey & Orlando’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: Carolina Media Star

Venue: Renaissance North Hills

Florist: Expressions of Love

Photo Booth: All Around Raleigh DJ

Lighting: All Around Raleigh DJ

Cake + Desserts: Edible Art Bakery

 

Casey & Orlando’s Wedding Planner

The Renaissance North Hills

4:00 – DJ Set Up and Playing Music with *Dance Floor Lighting* *Photo Booth* *Uplighting*

4:15 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ by Queen
  • Bridal Party!
  • Song is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen
  • Mr and Mrs Orlando and Casey!!

4:30 – Champagne Toast

  • Orlando’s Dad and Maid of Honor

4:45 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne (end after ending dance move)

4:50 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland (end at ~2 min)

4:57 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor’ into ‘Yo Vivire’ by Celia Cruz (prob end at ~2 min)

5:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Feeling Good’ by Michael Buble

5:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Casey’s Parents
  • Music is Christmas and Oldies/Soul

6:30 – Dancing!!

  • Start with ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by King Harvest then quickly transition to a great party/dance song

7:30-Bouquet Toss song is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce, Garter Toss song is ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye

8:30 – La Hora Loca time!

~10:00 (Maybe Later) – Expected End of Casey and Orlando’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen

 

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Stephanie & Patrick’s Hip Hop Wedding at Bay 7 in Durham, NC

 

It was all smiles at Stephanie & Patrick’s wedding at Bay 7 in Durham, NC and we’re so glad to have been able to provide the DJ service, lighting and photo booth on their wedding day.  We’re also super pumped to share some images from one of our all-time favorite wedding photographers of their wedding by Connections Photography!

Their reception started off with the new couple and their very dapper wedding party walking in to the beautiful Bay 7 ballroom at the American Tobacco Campus with House of Pain’s “Jump Around” setting the perfect mood for the PARTY to come. The newlyweds took the dance floor to share their first dance as a married couple to “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds which is a fabulous song for a first dance.

The amazing dinner by the highly acclaimed Angus Barn was served and the Empty Pockets Band took over with their amazing performance.  Stephanie & Patrick really wanted to hit it hard after dinner so the band took the rest of the night off!

After some very special and entertaining toasts by Stephanie’s sisters and Patrick’s Father, Patrick invited his Step-Mom out for a really touching dance to “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw. Then Stephanie and her father shared the dance floor to “Pintame” by Elvis Crespo which was a lot of fun and transitioned into a dance with the groom and is Mom to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.  We broke open the dance floor with “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire but quickly transitioned to a ton of great hip-hop by Nelly, Young Joc, Fetty Wap, French Montana, Lil’ Wayne, Petey Pablo, Flo Rida, Lil Jon and a whole bunch more.  It was an intense and crazy dance floor especially with the uplights going hard to turn Bay 7 into a night club for the night!

Patrick and Stephanie designed their timeline to maximize time spent on the dance floor and I’m really glad they did! Their friends and family kept dancing the entire time all the way up to the last song of the evening, “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. It was a fitting song to capture the mood of pure joy and celebration of this wedding. Congratulations and best wishes go out to Stephanie and Patrick!

Check out Stephanie & Patrick’s Professional Wedding Vendor Team!

Venue: Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus 

Coordinator: The Angus Barn

Photographer: Connections Photography

Caterer: The Angus Barn

Wedding Cake Baker: Cakes by Chloe

Photo Booth: All Around Raleigh DJ

Florist: Teacup Floral

Band for Cocktail Hour: Empty Pockets Band

Videographer: AK Focus – Andrew Kennedy Cinematography

Makeup: n/a

Wedding Lighting: All Around Raleigh DJ

38 Bouquet Toss Song Suggestions for your Wedding

Wedding Bouquet Toss Raleigh DJ

Take a look at our unique 2018 list of new bouquet toss songs and 90s bouquet toss songs that are great for your bouquet toss at your wedding reception.  We have country, rock, hip-hop, 80s and 90s bouquet toss music here!  All Around Raleigh DJ are DJs for Raleigh Weddings.  I hope you like them and find a winner!  Check out our Facebook page.  Please ‘like’ and leave some comments!


 

1. All the Single Ladies – Beyonce

2. Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

3. We R Who We R – Ke$ha

4. That Girl – Shaggy

5.  Sexyback – Justin Timberlake

6.  Respect – Aretha Franklin

7.  Only Girl in the World – Rihanna

8.  Just a Girl – No Doubt

9.  Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue

10.  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

11.  Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child 

12.  Hot in Herre – Nelly

13.  Like a Virgin – Madonna

14.  Redneck Woman – Gretchen Wilson

15.  This One’s for the Girls – Martina McBride

16.  Lady Marmalade – Pink, Mia, Lil’ Kim, Christina Aguilera

17.  Get the Party Started – Pink

18.  Milkshake – Kelis

19.  I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain

20.  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-lot

21.  Brick House – Commodores

22.  Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

23.  Legs – ZZ Top

24.  Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

25.  She’s a Lady – Tom Jones

26.  Ladie’s Night – Kool and the Gang

27.  American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

28.  Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

29.  Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

30.  Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls

31.  I Got A Man – Positive K

32.  Who’s That Lady – Isley Brothers

33.  Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix

34.  Butterfly (Come My Lady) – Crazy Town

35.  Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai

36.  Hey Girl – OAR

37.  The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson

38.  Little White Church – Little Big Town