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

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

One more amazing wedding 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 Sabbag!!

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 Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emily & Mike’s Coley Hall Wedding at The Liberty in Elkin

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Admission time! Emily & Mike are two of our very best friends and we are so incredibly lucky to share our passion on their wedding day.  Enjoy the photos below from Becca’s Pics who gets a huge shoutout from us for being great to work with and for the beautiful photos of our friends.  Emily & Mike’s wedding was … really … fun!  Mike’s big moment came during the grand entrance where the bridal and the newlyweds came in 90s Chicago Bulls style. We brought the energy up for the entrance and it stayed upbeat all night. After a few nice toasts and family dances, DJ Brian took over and rocked their wedding reception for hours!

To many more years of friendship and congrats to Emily & Mike!

Emily & Mike’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: Becca’s Pics

Venue: Coley Hall at The Liberty

Florist: Sophisticated Southern Event and Floral Design

Photobooth: The Little Blue Photo Bus

Lighting: All Around Raleigh DJ

Cake + Desserts: Lucky Button Bakery

Transportation: Yadkin Valley Shuttle Service

 

Emily & Mike’s

Wedding Timeline

5:30 – Cocktail Hour

6:15 – Grand Entrance song is ‘Sirius’ by Alan Parsons Project

  • Bridal Party entrance
  • Emily & Mike!!

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 – Emily & Mike’s Sparkler Exit

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ

Emily & Mike’s Wedding at Coley Hall at The Libery by Becca’s Pics All Around Raleigh DJ








Sample Wedding Reception DJ Playlist

Hi y’all!  Here is a sample song list for a common wedding reception playlist.  We’ve split the song list into:  Dinner/cocktail music, Casual dancing, Slow dances and Late night dance music.  This is meant to just give you an idea of what kind of music we would play if I didn’t have input at all from the bride and groom. We never go into a wedding reception with a playlist built before it starts because things change so quickly.  That’s really the essence of being a good DJ!  It has to be kept fresh and reacting to the crowd. By tweaking a few songs here and there and playing songs in the order that works the crowd, I always get the dance floor packed!  We can’t stress enough that every wedding is unique and special.  You won’t have much luck just plugging these songs in and hope for the best.  GOOD LUCK!

Cocktail and Dinner Music:
1.  It Had To Be You – Harrick Connick Jr.
2.  Last Request – Paolo Nutini
3.  Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
4.  The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
5.  Sunday Kind Of Love – Etta James
6.  You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
7.  Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
8.  You’re Just Too Good To Be True – Lauren Hill
9.  Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon – Neil Diamond
10.  Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
11.  Because of You – Ne-Yo
12.  You’re My Best Friend – Queen
13.  Heaven – Los Lonely Boys
14.  Into The Mystic – Van Morrison
15.  Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
16.  Everybody – Ingrid Michaelson
17.  Sweetest Thing – U2
18.  Lucky – Colbie Cailat & Jason Mraz
19.  Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
20.  I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden
Casual Dancing:
1.  My Girl – Temptations
2.  For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder
3.  With This Ring – The Platters
4.  Lady Soul – Temptations
5.  Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
6.  Oh What A Night – Frankie Valli
7.  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
8.  Proud Mary – Ike Turner and Tina Turner
9.  Baby I Need Your Loving – Four Tops
10.  Superstition – Stevie Wonder
11.  Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
12.  I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops
Dancing:
1.  Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
2.  Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
3.  Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
4.  I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
5.  Brick House – Commodores
6.  Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
7.  Electric Slide – Marcia Griffiths
8.  Love Shack – B-52s
9.  Hot in Herre – Nelly
10.  Push It – Salt n Pepa
11.  Baby Got Back – Six Mix A Lot
12.  Appache – Sugarhill Gang
13.  It Takes Two – Rob Base
14.  Single Ladies – Beyonce
15.  Empire State Of Mine – Jay Z
16.  You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
17.  DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again – Usher
18.  Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
19.  Back That Thang Up – Juvenile
20.  Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
21.  Twist and Shout – Beatles
22.  Shout – Otis Day & The Knights
23.  We R Who We R – Ke$ha
24.  Sandstorm – Darude
25.  You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
26.  Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
27.  Yeah – Usher
28.  Hey Ya! – Outkast
29.  Jump Around – House of Pain
30.  U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
31.  Get Low – Lil Jon 
32.  Evacuate The Dancefloor – Cascada
33.  Forget You – Cee Lo Green
 
Slow Dances:
1.  Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2.  Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
3.  You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
4.  Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
5.  Sexual Healing – Marvin Gaye
6.  Better Together – Jack Johnson
7.  I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
8.  Fields of Gold – Sting
9.  I Could Not Ask For More – Edwin McCain
10.  You & Me – Dave Matthews Band

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












What a Wonderful Preston Woodall House Wedding for Abby & Matt!

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

 

We met Abby’s mom the February before the wedding and we shared a military and Wisconsin connection with them which always helps to break the ice!  The couple decided to keep it simple with no lighting and we think that was the right choice for them and their venue and how they wanted to event to go.

We got to provide music for Abby & Matt for the whole evening including their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.  They chose Vitamin String Quartet style music for their wedding with A Thousand Years by Paul Hankinson as her entrance song.  For the cocktail hour we played acoustic music while the guests had light drinks and appetizers which were provided by the excellent catering at Preston Woodall House.  After Abby & Matt had their photos taken, we got everyone seated then we introduced the bridal party to ‘Get Down On It’ by Kool and the Gang and Abby & Matt to ‘September’ by Earth, Wind and Fire.  It was a super fun entrance!  The newlyweds went straight into their first dance which was to ‘You and I’ by John Legend followed by the Father/Daughter and the Mother/Son Dances which were to ‘Anything You Want’ by Roy Orbison and ‘You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me’ by John Mayer respectively.  After a very nice welcome and blessing, dinner was served to a mix of “standards” like Sinatra, Buble, Martin, etc.  We got the dance floor kicking after some really funny toasts and the cake cutting and it was wide open and fun all night.

Congratulations to Abby & Matt!

Abby & Matt’s Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: Preston Woodall House

Coordinator:  Jaycee McCarthy with Shawn Schindler Events

Photographer:  Erin Costa Photography

Caterer: Preston Woodall House

Florals:  Jeffrey’s Florist

Hair & Makeup: Julie Robbins Makeup

Wedding Cake: Simply Cakes

 

 

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt's Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography

Abby & Matt’s Wedding at Preston Woodall House by Erin Costa Photography











Evi & Chris’s Perfect Prestonwood Country Club Wedding in Cary, NC

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Chris & Evi were married and had their wedding reception at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC and it was A LOT OF FUN! Check out the great shots from Bowtie Collaborative below as well as Evi & Chris’s review of our service, their other wonderful vendors and their timeline.  We had such a fun time working with and getting to know these two.  We provided them with our uplighting, dance floor lighting, photo booth and ceremony service.  You can see how good the lighting looked in the beautiful ballroom at Prestonwood.  We kept it a classy candlelight color through dinner and then once dancing started we made it change to the beat of the music and added set up the dance floor lighting too.  This was truly one of the most fun and smoothest weddings ever thanks to the hard work of Kathy with Sally Oakley Events.  Having a pro like Kathy running the wedding always means it will be more fun because everything runs better!  It was really an amazing wedding filled with beauty, fun and celebrating not too much some fun Greek music to celebrate Evi’s culture.

Thanks for letting us celebrate with you and best wishes!

Chris & Evi’s Perfect Vendor Team

Venue:  Prestonwood Country Club

Photography:  Bowtie Collaborative

Wedding Event Lighting and Uplighting: All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Event Coordination and Planning: Sally Oakley Events

Wedding Florist: Knots ‘n Such

Hair and Makeup: Silver Ceiling

Videographer: Blu Couture

“5.0/5.0 Great experience and music all around!

All Around Raleigh DJ performed at our wedding and my husband and I could not have been more pleased with them! We worked specifically with Brian who did an amazing job choosing just the right songs for each moment on our big day. Good music really sets the mood, and it was nice to see all of our guests enjoy themselves the whole time. Highly recommend them!” – Evi & Chris

 

Evi & Chris’s Wedding Planner

Prestonwood Country Club

6 pm – DJ set up and playing music.  Ceremony musicians will start playing.

6:30 – Ceremony Begins

  • DJ will provide microphones for ceremony musicians and Officiant

6:55 to 7:50 – Cocktail Hour

8:00 – Grande Entrance to ‘Young Blood’ by The Naked and Famous

  • Melissa and Carter
  • Adam and Michael
  • Sarah and Nick
  • Jessica and Kyle
  • Maggie and Aaron
  • Mr & Mrs Chris & Evi!!

8:10 – Dinner Begins

  • Blessing by Evi’s Father John

8:50 – Toasts

  • Evi and Chris will give a quick toast before Aaron and Maggie
  • Best Man and Matron of Honor

9:00 – First Dance to ‘I Would Do Anything For You’ by Foster the People

9:05 – Father/Daughter Dance to ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder (end at ~2 min)

9:10 – Mother/Son Dance to ‘Momma’ by Boyz II Men (end at ~2 min)

9:30 – Cake Cutting to ‘Sweet Disposition’ by Temper Trap

9:35 – Party Time!!

12:00 – Expected end of Evi & Chris’s Wedding Spectacular

 

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris's Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative

Evi & Chris’s Wedding at Prestonwood Country Club by Bowtie Collaborative








Meg & Jason’s Touch of Greek Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

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Meg & Jason were married and had their wedding reception at The Cotton Room in the fall of 2014.  Jason and his family are Greek so of course we had to have some traditional Greek music and dancing!  This one started off a little formal but quickly turned into one of the craziest dancing crowds that we have seen.  We helped the bride and groom plan everything from Texas via Skype and e-mail where they live today.  There was some sort of crazy history of Jason dancing to ‘Billie Jean’ and they told DO NOT play it unless requested by the bride and groom and sure enough at about 11 pm we got the ‘ok’ (photos below!).  Thanks for being our clients Meg & Jason and best wishes. We will never forget your wedding!

Here is some of the Greek music that we played:

  • Aravod – Kalamatiano
  • Trio Hellenque – Kalamatiano
  • Michael Hartophilis & His Orcehstara – Kalamatiano 
  • Haralabos Garganourakis – Pentozalis

Meg & Jason’s Vendor Team

Venue The Cotton Room 

One of Durham’s most popular wedding venues and one of our absolute favorites.  Just look at this place in the photos below … beautiful and so original.

Officiant Reverend Robin Renteria 

Robin always treats her clients and their incredibly important day with the respect it deserves and did a fantastic job for them!

Photography:  InContrast Images 

They exceeded our expectations as always!  Elisa & Trey are an absolute pleasure to work with and, as you can see below, very talented.

 

Megan & Jason’s Wedding Planner

The Cotton Room, Durham, NC

6 pm – DJ set up and playing music.  Ceremony musicians will start playing.

6:30 – Ceremony Begins

  • DJ will provide microphones for ceremony musicians and Officiant

6:55 to 7:50 – Cocktail Hour

8:00 – Grande Entrance

  • Song is ‘Young Blood’ by The Naked and Famous
  • Melissa and Carter
  • Adam and Michael
  • Sarah and Nick
  • Jessica and Kyle
  • Maggie and Aaron
  • Mr & Mrs Jason and Meg!!

8:10 – Dinner Begins

  • Blessing by Meg’s Father John

8:50 – Toasts

  • Meg and Jason will give a quick toast before Aaron and Maggie
  • Best Man and Matron of Honor

9:00 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘I Would Do Anything For You’ by Foster the People

9:05 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘’Isn’t She Lovely’ by Stevie Wonder (end at ~2 min)
  • John and Meg

9:10 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Momma’ by Boyz II Men (end at ~2 min)
  • Jason and Tamara

9:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Sweet Disposition’ by Temper Trap

9:35 – Party Time!!

12:00 – Expected end of Meg & Jason’s Wedding Spectacular

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A Beautiful Wedding at The Cookery for Shannon & Patrick in Durham, NC

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

We first met Shannon & Patrick at a bridal show about 16 months before their wedding and got to know them really well leading up to their wedding day.  They absolutely loved the history and textures at their amazing wedding venue, The Cookery.  We got to provide audio for their ceremony in the courtyard then we fired up the main system for the reception while providing a wireless speaker in the courtyard and cocktail room.  Check out Robin Lin Photography‘s great work in the photos below!

They instructed us to “do what we do” and make sure everyone has an amazing time but keep it clean and no hard rap.  We introduced them to ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake for the bridal party then ‘Happy’ by Pharrell for bride and groom.  Shannon & Patrick then had their first dance to ‘Better Place’ by Rachel Platten.  The Father/Daughter dance song was to ‘Daughters’ by John Mayer and the Mother/Son dance song was ‘Humble and Kind’ by Tim McGraw.  Dinner was amazing as always at The Cookery.  After the toasts by the best man and the maid of honor we opened up the dance floor.  Since, they were such close-knit family focused people, most of the guests were family that had traveled a long ways so we had a super fun celebration on the dance floor from start to finish!

Congratulations and thank you so much Patrick & Shannon!

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: The Cookery

Coordinator: Whitney with C&D Events

Florals: University Florist

Photographer:  Robin Lin Photography

Makeup Artist: Makeup For Your Day

Wedding Cake: Sugarland

Officiant: Barbara Lodge

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

Shannon & Patrick’s Wedding at The Cookery by Robin Lin Photography

 

A Stunning Rose Hill Plantation Wedding for Nicole & Neil

 

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil are two of the most gracious and amazing people we have had the pleasure to work with!  They are also two of the busiest professionals who also happen to live in Washington D.C. so we did every bit of the planning and song selections via phone call, e-mail, phone and text.  Rob + Kristen captured Neil and Nicole’s amazing wedding day in the beautiful photos shown below so make sure you take a look and give them a look if you are looking for a photographer because we cannot recommend them enough!

Nicole and Neil’s music choices were a bit of classic with a touch of country mixed with some top 40 and then sprinkle in some indy/hipster.  We started off the evening during the cocktail with some great classics from Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong which really added to the atmosphere at Rose Hill Plantation. For the grand entrance, they chose ‘Feel So Close’ by Calvin Harris and ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness which are both wonderful entrance songs!  Nicole and Neil chose ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ by Chris Stapleton for the super romantic first dance.  After dinner, we kicked the night off with an anniversary dance then got right into their perfectly diverse playlist which included: The Contours, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Blackstreet, Spice Girls, Garth Brooks, Queen and John Legend.  It was a great night with a packed dance floor!

We had so much fun working with you and being a part of your wedding.  Thank you Nicole & Neil!

Nicole & Neil’s Impressive Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: Rose Hill Plantation

Photographer:  Rob + Kristen

Caterer: Rose Hill Plantation

Wedding Cake: Ashley Cakes

Florals: Fresh Affairs

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

Nicole & Neil’s Wedding at Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, NC by Rob + Kristen

A Swanky Wedding at The Mayton Inn in Cary, NC for Cassie & Trevor

Diane McKinney Photography http://dianemckinney.com

Cassie & Trevor and their favorite people were so incredibly gracious and fun and this was one good looking wedding too. Look at these amazing photos from Diane McKinney Photography!  It was so important to Cassie & Trevor that their guests had fun and that they had great music at their wedding so they let us have full control of the playlist besides a few very important songs. The Mayton Inn hosted their wedding and we had so much fun working with the incredible staff at this beautiful wedding venue hotel in downtown Cary, NC.

Trevor & Cassie’s wedding day was casual, fun, smooth and very unique. Here is to many years of happiness to Cassie & Trevor from all of us to both of you!

Check out Cassie & Trevor’s Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: The Mayton Inn

Photographer:  Diane McKinney Photography

Caterer: The Mayton Inn

Florals: Fallons Flowers

Wedding Minister: Kevin Holland

 

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