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Caitlin & Joseph’s Amazing Wedding at The Historic Wakefield Barn in Raleigh, NC w/Bat Signal!

 

We were so incredibly lucky to be a part of Caitlin & Joseph’s wedding at The Historic Wakefield Barn!  These two were from the northeast and really wanted to add some of that style to their classic southern barn wedding so we go to work on a fun timeline and song list well before their wedding date!

Joseph is a huge Batman fan so Caitlin approached us before the wedding and asked if we could do a bat signal and of course we jumped on the idea!  We used a Chauvet Eve 50 spotlight with a custom glass gobo to project a nice big and bright bat signal above their sweetheart table.  The best part was that it was a complete surprise to Joseph and he didn’t know until we lit up the sky during their grand entrance.  It was a lot of fun to pull off for them!

Caitlin & Joseph really wanted to maximize the dancing on their wedding day so we started early, before dinner even, getting the dance floor packed and making it a little more hype than typical.  We got everyone up and dancing with them immediately after their first dance and then after salads were passed and yet again after the Mother/Son dance.  We had a crazy, insane and packed dance floor all night.  The bride and groom ended the night with a private last dance after all of their guests left to prepare for the grand exit.  It was very, very sweet!

The beautiful photos below are from Southern Love Studios and the video is from Morgan Scott Films who are two of the very best wedding vendors that you could hope to work with or have at your wedding.

Caitlin & Joseph made it a lot of fun for us and their guests.

Congratulations and best wishes you too!

Caitlin & Joseph’s Wedding Vendor Team

 

Officiant:  Ed Sansbury

Hair & Makeup: Silver Ceiling

Coffe Service: Event Espresso

Videographer: Morgan Scott Films

Florist:  Expressions of Love Florist

Ceremony & Reception:  The Historic Wakefield Barn

Wedding Lighting incl. Bat Signal: All Around Raleigh DJ Lighting

Photo Booth: All Around Raleigh DJ Photo Booth

Photographer: Southern Love Studios

Furniture Rental: Cottage Luxe

Wedding Cake:  Ashley Cakes

Linens: CE Rental

Caitlin & Joseph’s

Wedding Planner

The Historic Wakefield Barn

5:00 – DJ set up and ready to go with lapel mic on officiant and wireless handheld

5:30 – Wedding Ceremony Begins

  • Prelude music is Vitamin String Quartet selection
  • Song for the Processional is ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Vitamin String Quartet
  • Song for the Bride’s entrance is ‘Perfect’ (violin and piano cover)
  • Song for the Recessional is ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars (instrumental)

6:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:00 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Crazy In Love’ by Beyonce
  • Parents of the bride
  • Parents of the groom
  • Bridal party
  • Maid of Honor and Best Man
  • Song is ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon 
  • Caitlin & Joseph!

7:05 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘The One’ by Kodaline
  • After first chorus completion invite bride and groom parents onto the floor and then open it up to other couples

7:10 – Welcome by Caitlin’s Parents

7:15 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Butterfly Kisses’ by Bob Carlisle

7:20 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts 
  • Invite everyone to come dance!

7:40 – Dinner

  • 15 min of dancing after last salad passed

*Toast by Caitlin’s Dad, Maid of Honor and Best Man*

8:45 – Dancing begins!!

  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Dear Future Husband’ by Meghan Trainor

9:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor

10:50 – Expected End of Caitlin and Joseph’s Wedding (Sparkler Exit at 11 pm) 

  • ‘Last Dance’ by Donna Summer
  • Private last dance is ‘All of Me’ by John Legend

Wakefield Barn Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ

A Perfect Wedding at Morris Peaceland Farm for Barbara & Scott

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Want to know what we really, truly loved about Barbara & Scott’s wedding?  They really did it exactly how they wanted to do it and it turned out perfectly amazing and everything they could have asked for! We met Barbara about one year before their wedding date.  Barbara was a general manager at a local hotel that we do a lot of events at so the pressure was on us!

The wedding day was beyond perfect.  Sunny and dry yet a cool breeze is an amazing wedding day at a venue that really accentuates the outdoor space.  The ceremony setting right by the pond and directly across from the reception site was very picturesque.  They chose ceremony songs that were traditional but contemporary remakes which is perfect. Check out all of the amazing photos by our friend Megan with Megan Kime Photography. Robbi and Kathi at Morris Peaceland Farm are so hands on and wonderful to work with.  It is so nice to work at a venue where the owners truly put their heart and soul into each event.  After Scott & Barbara’s ceremony, everyone moved to the barn for cocktails and tunes to upbeat contemporary music like Ray LaMontagne. A very funny grand entrance with the ol’ ball and chain was quickly followed by the first dance, father/daughter then mother/son dances.  We opened dinner with a welcome by Barbara’s Dad and a blessing by Scott & Barbara’s daughter Savannah.  Check out the photos of the welcome, blessing and also the after-dinner speeches using our trademark vintage mic!

To open up the dance floor, we started with a special dance with Scott and the girls which immediately gave way to a surprise ‘Watch Me Whip’ performance by Scott!  The guests loved it and the dance floor was packed immediately and all night long.  This was such a fun group!  The couple held off on choosing a last song of the night on purpose because they wanted to choose just before.  We decided on ‘One’ by Metallica of course.  And, of course, you have to play the long version!

Thanks for letting us rock out your amazing wedding Barbara & Scott!

 

Barbara & Scott’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: Megan Kime Photography (Thanks for the shots Megan!)

Venue: Morris Peaceland Farm

Catering: Southern Harvest Catering

Florist: Lilac Floral Decor

Cake + Desserts: Simply Cakes

Transportation: S&H Transportation

“Amazing Experience – Everything from start to finish was perfect! Eric went (cliche I know) above and beyond to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted. He tailored our play list to match our style and taste. Held one on one meetings with us to go over song choices, listen to options, make sure we had the chance to choose a song for every important moment through out the day! Even beyond the music, Eric gave recommendations for other vendors. Even sent a little “You’re getting married” gift! Eric, thank you for making our wedding so special! Thank you for your wonderful personality, being organized and making sure every detail was covered and being so excited to help make our day great! I absolutely recommend All Around Raleigh DJ to any and every bride!” – Barbara & Scott

 

Barbara & Scott’s Wedding Planner

Morris Peaceland Farm

Coordinator is Cristy, Photographer is Megan Kime

4:30 pm – DJ is playing music for the ceremony with lapel mic for officiant and groom

  • ~5:00 – Song for family members and bridal party is ‘The Cello Song’ by The Piano Guys
  • Barbara’s Entrance song is ‘Canon in D’ (Orchestra Version)
  • Recessional song is ‘Lucky’ by Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

6:10 – Grand Entrance song is ‘Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night’ by Black Eyed Peas

  • Parents of the Bride
  • Mother of the Groom
  • Stepmother of the Groom
  • Bridal Part
  • Song is ‘Chain Gang’ by Sam Cooke transition to ‘All I Do is Win’ by DJ Khaled (start at ~6s)
  • Mr and Mrs Scott and Barbara!!

6:15 – First Dance

  • Daughter may sing
  • Song is ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran

6:20 – Bride/Daddy Dance

  • ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World’ by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (end at ~3 min)

6:25 – Mother/Son Dance

  • ‘A Mother’s Song’ by T Carter

6:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Barbara’s Dad John, Blessing by Savannah

7:30 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’ by The Foundations

7:35 – Toast by Jason, Matron of Honor Catie, Tim

7:45 – Groom/Daughters Dance

  • ‘A Few Handprints on the Wall’ by Kenny Rogers (at ~1:43 switch to ‘Watch Me Whip’ by Silento)

9:50 – Dancing!

11:00 – Expected end of Barbara & Scott’s Wedding

DO NOT PLAY

Anything by Journey, Chicken Dance, Electric Slide, Shout, We are Family, Conga Line, Celebration, Casper Slide, Butterfly Kisses, Rod Stewart, Macarana, Drake, Avoid Cliche wedding songs

Play List

‘Crazy’ by Patsy Cline, Jesse’s Girl by Rick Springfield, You Don’t Have to Call Me Darlin’ by David Allen Coe (play towards end of night), Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks (play anytime after cake is cut), Perfect by Ed Sheeran with Andrea Bocelli, Patience by Guns N Roses, I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys, Yeah by Usher, DJ Got Us Falling in Love by Usher, You Make It Easy by Jason Aldean

Country (80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s), Classic Rock/Rock (Metallica, Guns N Roses, ACDC), Pop hit before 2014 no new Pop music, Golden Oldies, Frank (or just one song) Sinatra

 

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Accidental Renaissance Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Morris Peaceland Farm Wedding by Megan Kime Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ



 

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 was nice enough to write All Around Raleigh DJ a fantastic review and you can read it HERE.

We had a fabulous time working with the great vendors below and we know that you will too.  Please take a few minutes to look at their sites and drop them a line.  Please remember to tell them where you found them!

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.

Makeup: Christy Ponte got rave reviews from Caitlin and her bridesmaids.  We look forward to working with Christy again soon!

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

Wedding Planner

October 5th, 2014 

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 by Larry, Welcome by Joe

6:00 – Toasts

  • Best Man Darrin, Maid of Honor Amy and Matron of Honor Christin

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 

  • Song is ‘My Little Girl’ by Tim McGraw
  • Joe and Caitlin

6:15 – Mother/Son Dance

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

6:20 – Party Time!!

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

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