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Kara & Bryant’s Romantic Wedding at The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant got married in style at The Cloth Mill at Eno River!  Their original wedding date lined up with Hurricane Florence so the amazing team of Kristin and Stephanie with Viva L’Event pulled the wedding vendor team listed below together and got a new date set up within a few days of the original date.  We couldn’t be more proud to work with the team below to overcome a lot of craziness to throw Kara & Bryant a spectacular wedding.  A special shout out to Chelsea Collins Photography and Jon Warlick Media for the great photos and videos, respectively, below.

Join us in congratulating this amazing couple and wishing them the very best!

Kara & Bryant’s Professional Wedding Team

Photographer: Chelsea Collins Photography

Planning + Design: Viva L’Event

Venue: The Cloth Mill at Eno River

Hair: Rock Paper Scissors Salon

Videographer: Jon Warlick Media

Makeup: The Makeup Addict

Florist: Bloom Works

Rentals: CE Rental

Lighting: Get Lit Special Event Lighting

Ceremony Music: Elegant Ensembles

Cake + Desserts: Mama Bird’s Cookies + Cream

Catering: Catering Works

Draping: Showtime Events

Officiant: Justin Morgan of Church on Morgan

Bryant Lancaster & Kara Kelly’s

Wedding Timeline

 

5:00 – DJ setup for solo song ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ performed by Julia Arnette

5:00 – Ceremony Begins (Music provided by Elegant Ensembles)

  • Seating of Mothers and Grandmother – Ave Maria
  • Groom entrance – Canon in D
  • Bridal party entrance – Canon in D  
  • Bride’s entrance – Perfect
  • Unity candle – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Recessional – Queen of Sheba

5:30 – Cocktail Hour

6:15 – Grand Entrance song is ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder

  • Parents entrance
  • Bridal Party entrance
  • Kara & Bryant!!

Following the Introductions  – First Dance song is ‘The Rest of Our Lives’ by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

6:20 – Blessing

6:20 – Dinner Begins with salads being served

6:45 – Entrees are served

7:15 – Welcome and Toast by Father of the Bride

7:30 – Father/Daughter Dance is ‘It Won’t be Like This For Long’ by Darius Rucker

7:35 – Mother/Son Dance is ‘Boy’ by Lee Brice

7:45 – Cake Cutting song is ‘Love on Top’ by Beyonce

8:00 – Dance Floor Opens

10:20 – Last Song is ‘Friends in Low Places’ by Garth Brooks

10:25 – Kara and Bryant’s Departure with Balloons and Bubbles

 

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

 

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

 

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant's Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ

Kara & Bryant’s Wedding at The Cloth Mill Wedding by Chelsea Collins Photography All Around Raleigh DJ












Brier Creek Country Club Wedding for Lauren and Renato in Raleigh, NC

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

 

How much did we love working with Lauren & Renato?! Soooo much!  We met Lauren & Renato at small event in Lafayette Village about a year before their wedding and we immediately noticed and appreciated how excited they were to get married and they just seemed to smile all the time.  They ended up working with a few of the members of the NC Wedding Ring: Watkins Flowers of Distinction, Kevin Seifert Photography and us of course.  Brier Creek Country Club hosted their wedding and looked perfect as always!  Their on-site coordinator was Shannon and she was such a pleasure to work with and really catered to the clients on their wedding day.

Lauren & Renato’s music choices were a mix of very contemporary and casual like Haley Reinhart and Ed Sheeran to classic wedding music and great Latin dancing music.  Their wedding day was upbeat, emotional, incredibly fun and even better than they ever expected!  You’re going to love seeing all the happy smiling faces in the great photos from Kevin Seifert Photography below.

Enjoy married life and best wishes to Renato & Lauren!

We loved reading this review from Lauren & Renato

“Having All around Raleigh DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Eric Hodgden was our DJ and he did an amazing job. He was always willing to help and answer all of our questions we had during the planning of our wedding. He met with us a couple of times and followed up with emails fairly quickly. The day of the wedding, Eric did an incredible job by keeping everyone entertained with great music and announcements for our events in the reception. We couldn’t have been happier how our wedding turned out, thanks to the music provided by Eric. As some people said, our wedding was lit! We highly recommend booking All around Raleigh DJ for your wedding day! Thank you so much, Lauren and Renato”

Check out Lauren & Renato’s Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: Brier Creek Country Club

Photographer:  Kevin Seifert Photography

Coordinator:  Shannon Donovan with Brier Creek CC

Florals: Watkins Flowers of Distinction

Caterer: Brier Creek Country Club

Cake: Confectionate Cakes

 

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Brier Creek Country Club Raleigh Wedding DJ

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding of Blair & Alex

Blair & Alex’s Amazing Vendor Team:

Planner: Vision Events

Venue: The Barn of Chapel Hill

Videographer: Morgan Scott Films

Photographer: Amy Allen Photography

Cupcakes/Cake: Sweet Traditions – Wake Forest, NC

Officiant: Ed Sansbury with Triangle Custom Ceremonies

Hair and Make Up: The Makeup Team of Raleigh, NC

Dress Boutique: Alexia’s Bridal Boutique

Ceremony Musicians: Trey Daniels

Florist: The Barn of Chapel Hill

Caterer: City BBQ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Photo by Amy Allen Photography Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ



Vivian & Edward’s Dinosaur Wedding at Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science – Dinosaurs!

Vivian & Edward’s wedding at the Museum of Life and Science was really amazing and special in so many ways!  This was a really unique venue that we didn’t know too much about but, as you can, it is pretty obvious why this great couple chose this spot.  Where else can you have your photos taken with a T-Rex on the Dinosaur Trail and with butterflies in the Magic Wings Butterfly House!

As you’ll see in the wonderful photos from Red Bridge Photography below, the couple went with a very pretty green accents which really brought in the lush scenery surrounding the museum.  The newlyweds got time to take their photos in the butterfly house and had their ceremony out on the grass right in front of the building.  Very stunning!

The vendor team below was spectacular to work with.  Everyone pitched in and worked so hard to make this wedding seamless for Vivian & Edward and their friends and family.  Please visit them and tell them that they rock!

 

Here is Vivian & Edward’s Amazing Wedding Vendor Team!

Venue: Museum of Life and Science

Photographer: Red Bridge Photography

Florist: University Florist

Wedding Cake: Sugarland, Chapel Hill

Caterer: Catering by Design

Hair Stylist: Tiffany Weaver

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science – Dinosaurs!

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

Red Bridge Photography – Vivian & Edward’s Wedding at Museum of Life and Science

 

Allison & Andy’s Awesome Wedding at The Rickhouse in Durham, NC

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

 

We recently had the pleasure of providing music and photo booth for Allison and Andy’s awesome wedding at The Rickhouse in Durham, NC! DJ Jim Unger loved working with these two and the incredible team of vendors who made it all possible!

At the ceremony, Allison and Andy chose a selection of Vitamin String Quartet covers and The Lord of the Rings songs which are always fun to play.  For their cocktail hour, they chose some great classic crooner style songs from Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole.

At the reception, we played “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars for their introduction song which really brought up the energy! After dinner was over we packed the dance floor for the rest of the night until we played a great mix of James Taylor, Ray Charles, Swing to Temptations . Once the dance floor was really going strong, we brought in artist from their playlist like Beastie Boys, 50 Cent and 69 Boyz.

If this wedding was any indication of the years ahead for them together, Allison and Andy are in for a lot of fun! Our best wishes to an awesome couple.

Allison’s Review on Wedding Wire:

5.0/5.0 “All Around Raleigh DJ was absolutely fabulous! The DJ (Jim Unger) played all the songs that we liked and was able to read the crowd to determine the perfect next song. The dance floor was packed the entire night and the DJ helped to make it an amazing wedding.” – Allison

Thank you to the wonderful vendors

listed below that helped make it perfect!

 

Coordinator and Florist:  Knots ‘N Such
Ceremony & Reception Venue:  The Rickhouse
Officiant:  Randy Taylor Weddings
Hair & Make-Up:  Bella Trio
Catering:  Southern Harvest
Photographer:  Jamie Blow Photography
Rentals:  American Party Rentals
Cake Designer:  Simply Cakes
Chalkboard Artist: Marika Wendelken

 

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy’s Wedding by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography

Allison & Andy by Jamie Blow Photography


















Stephanie & Mike’s Wedding at Parizade in Durham, NC

All Around Raleigh DJ was lucky enough to DJ for Stephanie and Mike’s wedding at Parizade in Durham, NC.  This event was an absolute blast and the bride and groom were such a pleasure to work with.  We are very proud to say that this wedding was an absolute success!  The very talented Jessica Arden from Jessica Arden Photography took these amazing photos that you see below the timeline.  Enjoy!

 Stephanie & Mike’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ Company

3:30 pm – DJ Set up with 1 mic for the officiant and 1 mic for the readers

4:00 – Wedding Ceremony Begins Outside

• Prelude music is appropriate style of DJ’s choice

• Family Members song is DJ’s choice

• Bridal Party enters to ‘Appalachia Waltz’ by Mark O’Connor

• Bride enters to the same song as the Bridal Party (no change)

• Recessional Song is ‘Fisher’s Hornpipe’ by Mark O’connor

4:30 – Ceremony Ends and Guests Move to Cocktail Area Outside

5:30 – Dinner Service

• Blessing/Welcome by Stephanie’s Uncle

6:30 – Toasts Inside by Best Man and Matron of Honor

6:45 – Kids’ Dance Outside

• Bring everyone outside during this time

7:00 – Grande Entrance

• Announce the bride and groom

• Follow with ‘Higher and Higher’ by Jackie Wilson (timed steps!)

7:05 – First Dance

7:10 – *Father/Daughter Dance* play La Grange to brink up Stephanie’s Dad

• Song is ‘Chanson pour Tommy’ by BeauSoleil (fade out after 2.5 to 3 min)

7:15 – Mother/Son Dance

• Song is ‘You’ll be in my Heart’ by Phil Collins

7:20 – Party Time!

10:00 – Expected end of Stephanie & Mike’s Wedding Spectacular

• Last Song is ‘Everybody Needs Somebody to Love’ by Blues Brothers

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30 Great Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

We’ve put together a this list of 30 father/daughter slow dance songs for your wedding. Some of these are very unique and I’ve never actually seen used while some are obvious but you’ll hear why when you listen to them.  

 

1.  I Loved Her First – Heartland

2.  Daughters – John Mayer

3.  Keeper of the Stars – Tracy Byrd

4.  How Sweet It Is – James Taylor (Marvin Gaye too)

5.  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

6.  Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

7.  Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

8.  My Girl – Temptations

9.  In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

10.  Unforgettable – Natalie & Nat King Cole

11.  Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

12.  I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

13.  You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

14.  Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

15.  Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

16.  Lullabye – Billy Joel

17.  In My Life – John Lennon

18.  All You Need Is Love – Beatles

19.  Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

20.  Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch – Temptations

21.  Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses

22.  You’re My Best Friend – Queen

23.  Stand By Me – Ben E. King

24.  Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

25.  Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

26.  My Little Girl – Tim McGraw 

27.  Darius Rucker – It Won’t Be Like This For Long 

28.  Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle 

29.  My Wish – Rascal Flatt

30.  Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman