Ashley & Michael were married on a beautiful late summer day at The Stockroom at 230 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. Their ceremony and reception were both at the same venue separated by a cocktail hour for their guests at The Big Easy in downtown Raleigh right across the street. Ashley and I first met at a wedding about one year before that over a few wonderful cups of coffee. She is a coordinator with Sweet Sarabell Events and she decided that All Around Raleigh DJ was the right DJ for her based on her experience working with us. What an amazing compliment because wedding planner get to work with so many different DJs! We really had a great time at this wedding getting to know Ashley & Michael and their wonderful parents and great friends and family. The wedding party all stayed at the downtown Raleigh Marriott and their pre-wedding photos were taken there. Take a look below to see the videography by Honeydew Films, the vendors that helped put it all together, Ashley & Michael’s timeline and some spectacular photos!
You can read Ashley & Michael’s review of our service HERE.
Coordinator & Floral: Sweet Sarabell Southern Weddings & Events – Thanks to Sarabell and her team for always being so amazing to work with! Do you like the chalkboard work in the photo below? Meghan from Sweet Sarabell is THE master calligrapher on the team. Please hire these girls!
Photographer: Amy Allen Photography – Amy & Rob are tremendous photographers and we get to work with them all the time. This wedding was the first back for them after the birth of their daughter!
Venue: The Stockroom at 230 Fayetteville Street – This wedding venue is so amazing! Located right in downtown Raleigh (so you can go out and party after your wedding!). You can decorate a lot or a little and it always looks great.
Transportation: White Horse Private Transporation – White Horse sets the standard for wedding transportation in this area. They have been in business for a long time and are very reliable.
Caterer: Unforgettable Food Affairs – What an amazing caterer! We get to taste their delicious food quite often and it is always a hit!
Makeup and Hair done by: The Makeup Culture – Stephanie Sevilla is a true pro! Check out this review we found on Wedding Wire “I’ve never looked more beautiful, thanks to Stephanie. I’ve already referred her (upon request of my friends/colleagues) to several friends and colleagues who witnessed her magic first-hand. She’s amazing.”
Vidoegrapher: Honeydew Films – We got to work with Amanda and Emily from Honeydew Films and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Take a look at her work in the video on this page or HERE. Such good work!
Cake Designer: Edible Art Bakery & Dessert Cafe – We are always happy to see Edible Art’s cake’s! They are one of our favorite preferred vendors. Todd and his team are truly one of the very best around. Visit them at their shop in North Hills for a tasting!
Bride’s Dress: Bridal Mart – 15,000 square feet store filled with dresses!!
Rentals: CE Rental – We have DJ’ed thousands of amazing weddings and CE Rental has been the rental company for 99.9% of them. They always are doing amazing things for our clients
Décor: Themeworks – If you are looking for anything from furniture rentals to pipe-and-drape to market lights then Themeworks is a great choice! We highly recommend them.
Ashley & Michael’s
5 pm – Ceremony Begins
- Prelude music: ‘Marry Me’ by Train (Instr), ‘Angel’ by Jack Johnson (Instr)
- Family Members song is ‘God Gave Me You’ Instr)
- Bridal Party entrance song is ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ (Instr)
- Bride’s Entrance song is ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ by
- Recessional Song is ‘Ohio State Fight Song’
5:30 to 6:30 – Cocktail Hour at Big Easy
6:30 – Grand Entrance
- Song is ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder
- Parents of the Bride!
- Parents of the Groom!
- Flower Girls!
- First Couple!
- Second Couple!
- Third Couple
- Ashley & Michael!
6:50 – First Dance
- Song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne
6:40 – Dinner
- Welcome by Father of the Bride
- Blessing by Father of the Groom
- Music is Frank Sinatra and Big Band style
7:30 – Toasts
- Matron of Honor, Best Man
7:40 – Father/Daughter Dance
- Song is ‘What a Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong
7:45 – Mother/Son Dance
- Song is ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts’
7:50 – Party Time!
8:30 – Cake Cutting
- Song is ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor
9:00 – Bouquet and Garter Toss
- Bouquet Toss song is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce
- Garter Toss song is ‘Let’s Get it On’ by Marvin Gaye
10:30 – Expected end of Ashley & Michael’s Wedding
- Last song is ‘Shout’ by Isley Brothers
- Grand Exit song is ‘Closing Time’ by Semisonic