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Megan & Brian’s Downtown Raleigh Wedding at Market Hall in Raleigh, NC

 

Megan & Brian were married on an early summer Saturday at Market Hall in the heart of Raleigh in an area known as City Market.  All Around Raleigh DJ not only provided the party but also the uplighting around Market Hall’s gorgeous and rustic interior walls.  You’re going to love the photos by our friend Sarah Lowder Photography and the video by one of our other favorite wedding vendors Jon Warlick Media.  Nicole and the team with Premier Party Planners were amazing to work with as always and put together an amazing vendor team as well as an amazing wedding for Megan & Brian!

It was looking a little iffy but the storms held out so the couple could have a perfectly beautiful ceremony on the downtown cobblestone street outside Market View!

This wedding was a little unique because Brian and a bunch of their friends were DJs too. The party portion of the evening started around 8:30 pm and the only time the dance floor wasn’t hopping was for a crazy bouquet toss into the decorative canopy!  We promptly had a re-run which kicked off a room full of screams! Brian & Megan provided us with a few songs for the evening but they said “we just want everyone to have a blast”!  The requests piled in from a room full of DJ’s and members of bands! The crowd was very connected to what they wanted to hear, and they were ALL IN… ALL NIGHT LONG!

Congratulations to you Megan & Brian and cheers to many years of happiness!

HERE is Megan’s review of our service:

“Jim from All Around Raleigh was the best DJ!! We were married on June 1st at Market Hall and thanks to Jim, it was a party. I come from a family of DJ’s and musicians and everyone made sure to go out of their way to tell me how great the DJ was. Flawless transitions and kept our guests on their feet all night. He also had a perfect announcer voice and helped to make sure everything was running smoothly and on time. We added the ceremony package and the uplighting package to our day. Best decisions ever!! Our wedding was outside in downtown Raleigh and all of our guests could hear the ceremony even from the back. This was very important to me. The uplighting made for the perfect atmosphere inside the reception. Thank you Jim (and Eric) for everything!! I will be recommending Eric and his company to anyone who needs a DJ!” – Megan

Megan & Brian’s Market Hall Wedding Team

Venue:  Historic Market Hall

Videographer: Jon Warlick Media

Hair and Makeup:  Wedding Hair by Liz

Wedding Planner:  Premier Party Planners

Photography:  Sarah Lowder Photography

Wedding Uplighting:  All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Transportation: Triangle Corporate Coach

Photo Booth: Keep Smiling Photo Booth

Wedding Officiant: Kayelily Middleton

Wedding Florist: English Garden

Caterer: Cook Shack Catering

Linens: CE Rental

Megan & Brian’s

Wedding Timeline

5pm – Prelude music begins (DJ to provide music) 

5:30 – Ceremony Begins 

Processional/Wedding Party Entrance- “Only you” by Joshua Radin

Bridal Entrance – “A Thousand Years” Christina Perri acoustic cover by The Piano Guys

Recessional – “Good Life” by OneRepublic

6pm – Guests move inside/outside for cocktail hour 

6:50 – Guests are welcomed inside for intros & dinner 

7pm – Parent Introductions

‘Vogue’ by Madonna

Parents of the Bride

‘Shining Star’ by Earth Wind & Fire

Parents of the Groom

 “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers 

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Maid of Honor escorted by Best Man

Bride & Groom Intro – “Hold my Hand” by Jess Glynne “Mr. and Mrs. Brian & Megan” 

7:15 – Blessing by Bride’s Grandmother

8 pm – champagne for toasts 8pm Toasts (guests will have Prosecco poured at table) 

Maid of Honor, Best Man, Grandfather of Bride, Stepfather of Groom, Father of Bride, Bride & Groom will speak at the end 

8:15 – Donut “Ripping” – “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor 

8:18 – Bride & Groom First Dance – “You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne 

8:20 – Father/Daughter Dance – “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle 

8:22 – Mother/Son Dance – “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney 

8:25 – Dancing!

9pm – Bouquet Toss – “Wannabe” by Spice Girls NO Garter Toss 

10:25 – Last Dance – “Shut Up & Dance” by Walk the Moon 

10:30 – Bubble Exit

Hannah & Brandon’s Wedding at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, NC

Hannah & Brandon got married at All Saints Chapel and it was an absolutely amazing event. We were honored to be their DJ and help make their day exactly what they imagined. A HUGE thank you goes out to Pose Photo BoothSweet SaraBell Wedding Coordination, Lotus Creative Studios, Diane from All Saints Chapel, Empire Eats, CE Rental and all of their awesome friends and family!  All Around Raleigh DJ provided uplighting, ceremony music and Pose Photo Booth rental.

Their day went something like this:

Master Wedding Schedule

1:00 All Saints Chapel Rental Starts

1:00 Florist & Rentals arrive

2:00 Sweet SaraBell Staff Arrive

3:00 Photographer (Lotus) arrives

3:00 Groomsmen arrive to All Saints for Dressing

4:15 First look (across from the church)

4:30 Couple’s portraits

5:00 All Around Raleigh DJ Arrives

5:00 Caterer (Empire Eats) Arrives

6:00 Break from portraiture // Lotus takes detail photos

6:00 Ceremony Space Set and Ready for Guests

7:00 Ceremony

7:30 Ceremony concludes // Sign marriage license // Family photos

7:30 Rentals (CE Rentals) arrives with dancefloor, tables and linens

*Guest move downstairs for dinner while upstairs is flipped

7:35 Pose Photobooth Set Up Begins upstairs

8:00 Conclude family photos (family goes down to eat dinner)

8:30 Cake Cutting

8:45 Guests are asked to come upstairs for dancing

10:00 Bouquet/ Garter toss

10:55 Sparkler Exit

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Tiffany & Chris’s Superstar Wedding at Renaissance North Hills!

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Tiffany & Chris were married at Jones Chapel at Meredith College and their reception was at Renaissance North Hills Hotel in Raleigh, NC on May 23rd, 2015 on an absolutely beautiful North Carolina day.  Tiffany & Chris were amazing clients to get to know during our many ‘meetings’at Tyler’s Taproom at Seaboard Station.  They wanted an absolute blow out party after all the formalities were done and that’s what they got!  We had a packed dance floor from start to finish and snuck in some amazing old-school tracks that blew the top off the venue but the song of the night had to be ‘The Man’ by Aloe Blacc!  Thanks for being such amazing clients.

Here are the amazing wedding vendors that we got to work with and who did such a great job for our couple:

Vesic Photography – Vesic Photography is simply the best photographer that I have ever worked with and you can see his amazing work below.

Ed Sansbury – Ed is a wonderful wedding officiant and I am lucky to have worked with him at many events.  Always a pleasure to be around and always does a great job for his clients.

Fresh Affairs – The Fresh Affairs team is one of the best local wedding floral designers and is another one of our preferred vendors!

Sweet Memories Bakery – Sweet Memories is so wonderful to work with.  I always hear the clients rave about how good the cake is and … isn’t that what it is all about?!

Tiffany Mentrak – Tiffany and her team are very talented professional hairstylist.  We always see her great work but we just don’t get to see her enough!

Southern Video Design – John is so great to work with!  We have worked with him multiple times and are amazed at how great his videos are but we never even know he’s there shooting such great footage!


Tiffany & Christopher

Wedding Planner

The Renaissance North Hills, 4100 Main at North Hills

5:00 pm – DJ Set up with wireless mic for Officiant at Jones Chapel at Meredith

7:15 pm – Cocktail Hour at The Renaissance

7:20 – Grande Entrance

  • Song is ‘GDFR’ by Flo Rida
    • 1st couple
  • Song is ‘Bring ‘em Out’ by TI
    • 2nd couple
  • Song is ‘Hypnotize’ by Notorious BIG
    • 3rd Couple
  • Song is ‘Yeah’ by Usher
    • 4th Couple
  • Song is ‘All I Do is Win’ by DJ Khaled
    • 5th Couple
  • Song is ‘Party Up in Here’ by DMX
    • Matron of Honor and Best Man
  • Song is ‘Turn Down for What’ by Lil Jon
    • Mr. and Mrs. Christopher & Tiffany!!

7:25 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Latch’ Acoustic version by Sam Smith

7:30 – Mother/Son and Father/Daughter

  • Song is ‘Stand by Me’ by Ben E. King

7:40 – Dinner Begins

  • Blessing/Welcome by Best Man

8:30 – Toasts by Best man and Matron of Honor

8:40 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Build me up Buttercup’ by Foundations

8:45 – Party Time!

  • Start with Anniversary Dance

11:15 – Expected end of Tiffany & Chris’s Wedding

  • Last Song is ‘Let’s Get it On’ by Marvin Gaye

 

 

 

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Alexandra & Marcus’s Romantic Wedding at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

How much do we love our job?!  We are so incredibly lucky to provide the very best wedding DJ service to the very best people at the very best wedding venue in and around Raleigh, NC and all over North Carolina!  Alex and Marcus were so amazing to work with and their wedding was something to behold.  They were married at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, NC on a brisk early spring day with all of their special family and friends around them.  As you’ll see in the photos, the ceremony was timed to perfection with the sun setting over the courtyard providing a gorgeous orange glow to the evening light. Their wedding reception was stunningly beautiful in the ballroom at The Umstead

Here is the amazing team of vendors that helped make this wedding perfect:

Joe Payne Wedding Photography – Thank you Joe for these amazing photos.

The Umstead Hotel and Spa – When you are looking for the best hospitality, food and accommodations you look to The Umstead.

A Southern Soirée Wedding and Event Planning – Gina was incredibly helpful and made the event run so smoothly.

Embellished Blooms – The photos below do not do Embellished Blooms justice. Look closely and you’ll see amazing floral work.

Simply Cakes – Check out the amazing 4-tier wedding cake below…wow!

Rev. Barbara Lodge – Barbara is one of our absolute favorites to work with.  She always make it so special for the bride and groom.

Florian Music – Florian provided beautiful music for Alexandra & Marcus’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  They have carbon fiber instruments!

 

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alexandra & Marcus Wedding by Joe Payne Photography at The Umstead in Cary, NC