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The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve Wedding for Dale & Jake

Dale & Jake by Kivus and Camera at The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve All Around Raleigh DJ

 

Like many of our clients, Dale & Jake live out of state so we planned everything electronically.  We have so much experience with this now that the process is pretty well refined and everything went off without a hitch!  Working with a wonderful planner like Amy at Knots ‘n Such always helps a ton too.  Dale & Jake chose The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve for their wedding venue. This venue is BRAND NEW and STUNNING.  This was only the second event their but you wouldn’t have guessed it because the whole amazing staff was prepared for everything and ready to help at a moment’s notice.  The rain may have been relentless and cold but these clients and their guests were so good-spirited, fun and ready to celebrate that it didn’t even matter. They had a wonderful ceremony inside the larger wedding space and then everyone came next door to The Green Room to dance and celebrate the second half of the night.  Check out the very impressive photos below from Kivus and Camera!

To start their reception, we brought the bridal party in to “Fire and the Flood” by Vance Joy.  Their guests were excited, loud and clearly ready to rock!  The amazing dinner by Fresh.Local.Good Food Group followed and then immediately after that we did the cake cutting and toasts. After toasts (really fun toasts btw!), we all watched as Dale & Jake had their first dance to “Ocean’s Away” by Arizona which was followed by “Stand by Me” by Ben E King for the Mother/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Son Dance to “She’s Always a Woman’ by Billy Joel.”  Now, we should say that all wedding parent dances are special but the song Jake chose for his Mom’s dance was a surprise to her and she cried on her son’s shoulder for the whole dance….we had to look away! At first Dale and Jake were going to give us playlists for dancing but after some thought, they decided that wanted to give us complete freedom to choose the music. We do appreciate the trust y’all!  Turns out that we got to throw this amazing couple one of the most amazing parties ever with a packed dance floor for two solid hours which was capped off with the very fun ‘Inspector Norse’ by Todd Terje. From Jake’s review on Google: “He helped take the reception from good, past memorable, and made it all the way to legendary occasion amongst our friends.”   Thank you to Dale & Jake for reminding us why we love our job so much!

Here are Dale & Jake’s reviews of our DJ service:

“”When “Africa” by Toto started playing during the reception, I knew we had found the right D.J. Every song was perfect and perfectly timed, and Eric listened to all requests and read the room really well. He talked to everyone and was a great emcee for the toasts. We loved working with Eric and would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone else who’s looking for a wedding D.J.!” – Dale (Read this review online)

“”I got this.” These were the words Eric gave us in an email the night before our wedding. Let me tell you, he wasn’t kidding. He was absolutely phenomenal in every way. He wasn’t just a part of the wedding, but a boon to the wedding. He he helped take the reception from good, past memorable, and made it all the way to legendary occasion amongst our friends. If you need a DJ for any situation, All Around Raleigh DJ will be the best you’ll get.” – Jake (Read this review online)

 

Check out Dale & Jake’s Wedding Vendors!

Venue: The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

Coordinator and Florist: Knots ‘n Such

Photographer: Kivus and Camera

Caterer: Fresh.Local.Good Food Group

Linens: CE Rental

Wedding Cake and Desserts: Cuisine Lucette

Hair and Makeup:  Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Transportation:  White Horse Private Transportation

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Alannah & Gabriel’s Hurricane Wedding at The Bradford

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

Alannah & Gabriel had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at The Bradford in New Hill on October 8th, 2016. Despite the not so wonderful weather caused by Hurricane Matthew, the couple and guests remained in high spirits. Our DJ took a positive spin from the hurricane and used “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions for the grand entrance of the Bridal Party into the reception. We worked with an incredible group of wedding vendors that made the day even more special for the newly married couple. Below, check out a review from Alannah as well as just a few of the fantastic photos by Caroline Lima Photography.

Wedding DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ Company – DJ Michael did a great job of working through the hurricane and helping where he could. Check out Alannah’s review of Michael: “Michael is something special! He was such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding, he has such great ideas and insights that he always presents in a very friendly and approachable way, he is so kind and wonderful to be around, and above all else he is great at his job! We got married during Hurricane Matthew and the schedule got a little delayed. Michael (and all of our other incredible vendors!) was kind enough to stay for an extra hour in order to ensure that we had a great party with tons of people on the dance floor. We are so grateful!” -Alannah

Wedding Venue: The Bradford – The Bradford is one of the newest and is quickly becoming one of the favorite wedding venues in the Triangle area. We are so lucky to be able to work with clients at this awesome venue!

Wedding Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography – Caroline is one of our favorite wedding photographers to work with. As you can see, she does an amazing job capturing photos even in the most difficult circumstances. Great Job Caroline!

Wedding Cake: Sugar Euphoria – We get to work with Sugar Euphoria at quite a few weddings. Everything always turns out great with them! They do an awesome job working with their clients, they will leave you very pleased.

Bride’s Hair Stylist: Wedding Hair by Liz – Liz is one of the most outgoing wedding professionals in the area. We love working with her and her team. Like Alannah says in her own review, “Liz is a consummate professional and an absolutely hilarious, wonderful person.”

Wedding Caterer: Donovan’s Dish – Thank you to everyone at Donovan’s Dish for your amazing work at this and every event that we get to work together!  A truly amazing caterer.

Wedding Florist: Flowers on Broad Street – As you will see in the photos below, Flowers on Broad Street does some pretty amazing work!  They are located in downtown Fuquay-Varina and we love their work!

Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters – Holly and Amanda are fantastic! The Greenhouse Picker Sisters provides vintage rentals, decor, and event styling for weddings, styled shoots,
and more.

Event Coordinators: C and D Events – Courtney and Dana (CandD) and Bailey did they most amazing work with Hurricane Matthew bearing down on their wedding.  Somehow they not only kept every single guest happy and safe but also made it easy for the wedding vendors.  Great, great team!

Officiant: Randy Taylor – Randy was perfect! He always does a great job and makes sure that your ceremony honestly expresses who you are, the depth of your love, and your hopes for your future together

 

Gabrielle & Alannah’s Wedding Planner

October 8th, 2016
The Bradford, New Hill, NC

4:15 – Wedding Ceremony Begins

  • Pre-Processional music is Vitamin String Quartet
  • Seating of the Mothers song is “Air on a G String”
  • Bridal Party song is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
  • Bride’s Entrance song is “Canon in D” by The O’Neill Brothers
  • Recessional song is “You’re my Best Friend” by Queen

5:15 – Cocktail Hour

6:25 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by Scorpions

6:35 – First Dance

  • Song is “Your One and Only Man” by Otis Redding

6:40 – Dinner Begins

6:55 – Toasts after 1st Course

  • Best Man, Maid of Honor, Father of the Bride, Stepfather of the Bride

8:00 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • “Until the Real Thing Comes Along” by Sandy Denny

8:05 – Mother/Son Dance

  • “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan

8:10 – Stepfather/Daughter Dance

  • “The Girl You Think I Am” by Carrie Underwood

8:15 – Dancing!!

  • Start with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

8:45 – Cake Cutting (Wedding Cake: Sugar Euphoria)

  • “The Best is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra

10:30 – Bouquet Toss to “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce

11:00 – Sparkler Exit

  • “Bye, Bye, Bye” by N’Sync

 

Alannah & Gabriel’s Wedding Photos by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

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Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography