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 Booth, Sweet 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
7:30 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
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
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
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
Now, this was one amazing wedding! Katy & Zach’s Mom contacting us about two months prior to the wedding because they were having troubles with the DJ they had contracted with originally. Luckily, we had the date available and DJ Eric took charge and got to DJ for this amazing couple and all of their family and friends. Melrose Knitting Mill is one of the area’s premier wedding venue. Not only is it gorgeous but the amazing coordinators with Southern Oak Events really helped make the day smooth for us and fun for the clients. Zach & Katy made it known from step one that ‘the party’ part of their wedding was incredibly important. They wanted as much time on the dance floor as possible so we took care of all of the formalities early in the schedule so we could pack the dance floor for a few hours of nonstop dancing. We were incredibly lucky to work with Melissa Desjardins Photography who was unbelievably fun and easy to work with and also provided us with her incredibly good photos. In fact, she took so many great shots that we had to splurge and post much more than usual. Make sure you check out her work below! Our vintage mic looks great in any venue but it looked particularly great at Katy & Zach’s wedding.
Thank you and congratulations to the newlyweds!
Check out Katy & Zach’s Wedding Vendor Team!
Venue: Melrose Knitting Mill
Coordinator: Southern Oak Events
Caterer: Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar
Photographer: Melissa Desjardins Photography
Photo Booth: Raleigh Photo Booth Fun
Hair: Eye Do Makeup and Hair
Florals: Brides and Bouquets
Makeup: Maritza Cosmetics
Wow, did we really get to be a part of this good looking couple’s gorgeous wedding?! We got to work an amazing team of wedding vendors but most of our interactions were with Alexia and Dana from C&D Events. It cannot be overstated how nice it is to work with the professional team at C&D. We already had a ton of experience coming out to The Barn of Chapel Hill but every time we show up we are stunned by the beauty of it and the dedication by the owners.
Sabrina & Rob chose to let us provide the audio and microphones for the very sweet and beautiful wedding ceremony on the patio at The Barn of Chapel Hill. Then the cocktail hour was full of drinks and games and music on the back patio while the couple went out for their portraits with Ally and Bobby.
Just before the grand entrance, we opened up The Barn, brought everyone in and the rest is history as you’ll see in the photos below.
Thank you Rob & Sabrina for letting us be a part of your wedding day!
Check out Sabrina & Rob’s Wedding Vendor Team!
Venue: The Barn of Chapel Hill
Coordinator: C & D Events
Photographer: Ally and Bobby (<—- they’re so good!)
Officiant: Reverend Kayelily Middleton
Caterer: Rocky Top
Linens: CE Rental
Wedding Cake: Details Cake Design
Hair and Makeup: Onloktion Makeup Artistry
Photo Booth: ZimZoom Photo Booth
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
Like many of our clients, Dale & Jake live out of state so we planned everything electronically. We have so much experience with this now that the process is pretty well refined and everything went off without a hitch! Working with a wonderful planner like Amy at Knots ‘n Such always helps a ton too. Dale & Jake chose The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve for their wedding venue. This venue is BRAND NEW and STUNNING. This was only the second event their but you wouldn’t have guessed it because the whole amazing staff was prepared for everything and ready to help at a moment’s notice. The rain may have been relentless and cold but these clients and their guests were so good-spirited, fun and ready to celebrate that it didn’t even matter. They had a wonderful ceremony inside the larger wedding space and then everyone came next door to The Green Room to dance and celebrate the second half of the night. Check out the very impressive photos below from Kivus and Camera!
To start their reception, we brought the bridal party in to “Fire and the Flood” by Vance Joy. Their guests were excited, loud and clearly ready to rock! The amazing dinner by Fresh.Local.Good Food Group followed and then immediately after that we did the cake cutting and toasts. After toasts (really fun toasts btw!), we all watched as Dale & Jake had their first dance to “Ocean’s Away” by Arizona which was followed by “Stand by Me” by Ben E King for the Mother/Daughter Dance and the Mother/Son Dance to “She’s Always a Woman’ by Billy Joel.” Now, we should say that all wedding parent dances are special but the song Jake chose for his Mom’s dance was a surprise to her and she cried on her son’s shoulder for the whole dance….we had to look away! At first Dale and Jake were going to give us playlists for dancing but after some thought, they decided that wanted to give us complete freedom to choose the music. We do appreciate the trust y’all! Turns out that we got to throw this amazing couple one of the most amazing parties ever with a packed dance floor for two solid hours which was capped off with the very fun ‘Inspector Norse’ by Todd Terje. From Jake’s review on Google: “He helped take the reception from good, past memorable, and made it all the way to legendary occasion amongst our friends.” Thank you to Dale & Jake for reminding us why we love our job so much!
Here are Dale & Jake’s reviews of our DJ service:
“”When “Africa” by Toto started playing during the reception, I knew we had found the right D.J. Every song was perfect and perfectly timed, and Eric listened to all requests and read the room really well. He talked to everyone and was a great emcee for the toasts. We loved working with Eric and would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone else who’s looking for a wedding D.J.!” – Dale (Read this review online)
Check out Dale & Jake’s Wedding Vendors!
Coordinator and Florist: Knots ‘n Such
Photographer: Kivus and Camera
Caterer: Fresh.Local.Good Food Group
Linens: CE Rental
Wedding Cake and Desserts: Cuisine Lucette
Hair and Makeup: Parlor Blow Dry Bar
Transportation: White Horse Private Transportation
One of our favorite moments at a wedding is when the parents finally get to dance with their children! Here are 31 great picks for your 2019 Mother/Son dance at your wedding! There are some unique and original, some slow and traditional, oldies, country and rock. We are Raleigh’s most requested wedding DJ company! Check these out on our Youtube page!
1. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
2. How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
3. Letter to my Mother – Edwin McCain
4. Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte
5. My Mom – Tony Bennett
6. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – James Taylor
7. A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
8. God Only Knows – Beach Boys
9. You Raise Me Up – Josh Grobin
10. Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
11. Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker
12. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. I Hope You Dance – LeAnn Womack
14. I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
15. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
16. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
17. Here Comes The Sun – Beatles
18. I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole
19. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
20. Days Like This – Van Morrison
21. Romeo and Juliet – Dire Staits
22. I’ll Have To Say I Love You With A Song – Jim Croce
23. Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
24. Like Jesus Does – Eric Church
25. Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel
26. Blessed – Elton John
27. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
28. My Baby – Blake Shelton
29. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
30. Mama – BJ Thomas
31. Just Watch Your Mama and Me – Waylon Jennings
Wedding Ceremony Music Playlist
Do you still have a few blank spots on your wedding ceremony playlist? All Around Raleigh DJ is here to help! There are so many wonderful songs and wonderful covers of those songs both classical and contemporary. We hope you enjoy these songs and they inspire your wedding ceremony song list!
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
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