Tag Archives: Downtown Raleigh DJ

Kathleen & Darren’s Wedding at Jiddi Space & Courtyard in Raleigh, NC

Darren and Kathleen were married in downtown Raleigh at Jiddi Space and Courtyard.  The courtyard served as the location for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing.  The processional for the ceremony was ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by Daniel Jang and recessional was ‘This Will Be’ by Natalie Cole. After the ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the courtyard dinner, toasts, and the cake cutting were inside.  For the cocktail hour, the clients chose a great mix with the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. The music for dinner was more contemporary music with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson.  Immediately after dinner, their first dance was to ‘L.O.V.E.’ by Nat King Cole and then DJ Michael got dance floor hopping right away.  The dance floor stayed full all night and it was such a fun wedding to be a part of.  They ended the night by with all of their guests circled around them with ‘Country Roads’ by John Denver setting the tone for a great end of the evening!

Kathleen & Darren’s Wedding Vendor Team

Caterer: Sitti Restaurant 

Ceremony & Reception: Jiddi Space & Courtyard

Photographer:  John Branch IV Photography

Linen Rental: DeeJay’s Event Rentals

Wedding Cake:  Buttermilk Boutique

Florist:  Urban Flora VA 

Darren & Kathleen’s  Wedding Planner

Jiddi Space and Courtyard, Raleigh, N.C.


4:30 – Ceremony Seating Music – Vitamin String Quartet

4:45 – Seating of the Mothers
‘In Your Eyes’ by VSQ

4:48 – Entrance of Bridal Party
‘You’re Beautiful’ by VSQ

4:51 – Processional
‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Daniel Jang

5:10 – Recessional
‘This Will Be’ by Natalie Cole

5:15 – Cocktail Hour – Big Band style

6:15 – Introduction of Bride and Groom

‘Love On Top’ by Beyonce

6:45 – Dinner Music – Acoustic then into Motown

7:30 – Toasts by Father of the Bride and Bride and Groom – Kathleen and Darren

7:40 – Cake Cutting to ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies

8:00 – First Dance to ‘LOVE’ by Nat King Cole

8:05 – Open Dance Floor!

10:45 – Last Song to Country Roads by John Denver



Caitlin & BJ’s Sunday Wedding at Caffe Luna in Raleigh, NC!


Caitlin & BJ were married and had their wedding reception at the casual, comfortable and spectacular Caffe Luna restaurant in downtown Raleigh, NC.  These two were so fun and laid back and they really let their personalities come through on their wedding day.  They chose some super fun and unique songs and were not afraid to make it ‘their’ day!  What a great couple to work with!

Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding Vendor Team

Event Coordinator: Sweet SaraBell Southern Weddings and Events was amazing to work with as always.  This wonderful team of event planners helped make Caitlin & BJ’s wedding day perfect.  Thanks SaraBell!

Venue: Caffe Luna is one of our absolute favorite venues to DJ at!  If you are looking for a casual, elegant, comfortable venue with absolutely amazing food then this is your wedding venue.

Photographer: Three Seventeen Photography was awesome to work with and awesome enough to share the spectacular photos below with us.  We love working with Niki and we highly recommend her!

Videographer: Stan Chambers Jr Photography did a fantastic job capturing the moment.  He worked really hard to capture the moment without being in the way. Great job Stan.

Linen Rentals: CE Rentals provided Caitlin and BJ with fantastic linen rental service.  Every single wedding that we do is a CE Rental wedding and they always take care of things beautifully.

Florist:  Fallon’s Flowers once again provided perfect floral arrangements for our bride and groom.  They always deliver.

Wedding Cake:  Simply Cakes provided Caitlin and BJ with a perfectly designed and delicious wedding cake.  Very classic and very delicious!


Caitlin & BJ’s

Real Wedding Timeline

Caffe Luna, Raleigh, NC

4 pm – DJ set up and playing music

4:15 – Ceremony Begins

  • Prelude Songs are instrumental versions of: ‘You Are Always on My Mind’ by Willie Nelson, ‘Drift Off to Dream’ by Travis Tritt, ‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger, ‘Remember When’ by Alan Jackson
  • Seating of Family song is ‘God Gave Me You’ by Blake Shelton (instrumental)
  • Bridal Party song is ‘ Love Your Love the Most’ by Eric Church (instrumental)
  • Bride’s Entrance song is ‘Weenie Ride’ (instrumental w/out saxophone)
  • Recessional song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne

4:30 to 4:55 – Cocktail Hour

5:00 – Grande Entrance

  • Song is ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness
  • Bobby & Amy
  • Darrin & Christin
  • Josh & Meghan
  • Mr & Mrs BJ and Caitlin!!

5:05 – Dinner Begins

  • Blessing & Welcome

6:00 – Toasts

  • Best Man, Maid of Honor and Matron of Honor

6:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies

6:05 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘You Make It Look So Easy’ by Eric Church (start 30 seconds in)

6:10 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘My Little Girl’ by Tim McGraw

6:15 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Simple Man’ by Shinedown (end at 3:40)

6:20 – Party Time!!

8:00 – Expected end of Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Caitlin & BJ’s Wedding by All Around Raleigh DJ courtesy of www.threeseventeenphotography.com


Sitti Wedding in Raleigh, NC for Amy & Cody in the Jiddi Space and Courtyard

You know it is going to be an amazing wedding when the bride and groom choose a Johnny Cash song and a Jimmy Hendrix song for their wedding ceremony!  Cody & Amy were two of the most fun clients that we have ever worked with.  We got to meet with them several times and it helped to really get a good idea of their nontraditional (see: awesome) wedding ideas and favorite music. Amy & Cody chose. They chose to have their wedding ceremony and the reception at Sitti’s Jiddi Space and Courtyard and we provided audio for the ceremony as well with lapel microphones. The Jiddi Space and Courtyard at Sitti Restaurant is a hidden gem of a wedding venue.  It is located right in downtown raleigh and offers an outdoor courtyard as well as an indoor space just in case.   It turns out that ‘just in case’ was pretty important even though they had a tent covering the courtyard because the rain came down hard and fast about an hour before the wedding began but the amazing staff took care of everything so when the rain stopped ten minutes before the ceremony everything was in place to get everyone seating. Their photographer, Adam Chapin Photography, was amazing to work with and pulled off some beautiful photos of the bride and groom even with the downpour.

The wedding ceremony and reception were absolutely on point for Cody & Amy’s style and wedding vision!  It was fun, casual and a family-oriented celebration of them and their favorite people in the world. The dinner was amazing of course, the dancing was amazing and everyone had so much fun! Enjoy the photos below from Adam Chapin Photography.

Here is Amy & Cody’s review of All Around Raleigh DJ Company:

“Eric was one of the first people we hired for our wedding, and he really helped us go through the entire process. He saved us money on who to hire and who not to hire, recommended other vendors, and was a calm voice through the entire process. The day of the wedding he was amazing. He rolled with a couple of last second changes we made, and kept everyone dancing all night. He was great. You should hire him for your wedding.” – Cody & Amy 

Check out Amy & Cody’s Wedding Vendors!

Venue & Catering: Sitti Restaurant Jiddi Space and Courtyard

Photographer: Adam Chapin Photography

Wedding Florist: Floral Dimensions

Wedding Ceremony Officiant: Emily Gabrian

Tent Rental: DeeJay’s Event Rentals

Sitti Raleigh Jiddi Space Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ