Tag Archives: wedding reception dj the bradford

Alannah & Gabriel’s Hurricane Wedding at The Bradford


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography

Alannah & Gabriel had a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception at The Bradford in New Hill on October 8th, 2016. Despite the not so wonderful weather caused by Hurricane Matthew, the couple and guests remained in high spirits. Our DJ took a positive spin from the hurricane and used “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by the Scorpions for the grand entrance of the Bridal Party into the reception. We worked with an incredible group of wedding vendors that made the day even more special for the newly married couple. Below, check out a review from Alannah as well as just a few of the fantastic photos by Caroline Lima Photography.

Wedding DJ: All Around Raleigh DJ Company – DJ Michael did a great job of working through the hurricane and helping where he could. Check out Alannah’s review of Michael: “Michael is something special! He was such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding, he has such great ideas and insights that he always presents in a very friendly and approachable way, he is so kind and wonderful to be around, and above all else he is great at his job! We got married during Hurricane Matthew and the schedule got a little delayed. Michael (and all of our other incredible vendors!) was kind enough to stay for an extra hour in order to ensure that we had a great party with tons of people on the dance floor. We are so grateful!” -Alannah

Wedding Venue: The Bradford – The Bradford is one of the newest and is quickly becoming one of the favorite wedding venues in the Triangle area. We are so lucky to be able to work with clients at this awesome venue!

Wedding Photographer: Caroline Lima Photography – Caroline is one of our favorite wedding photographers to work with. As you can see, she does an amazing job capturing photos even in the most difficult circumstances. Great Job Caroline!

Wedding Cake: Sugar Euphoria – We get to work with Sugar Euphoria at quite a few weddings. Everything always turns out great with them! They do an awesome job working with their clients, they will leave you very pleased.

Bride’s Hair Stylist: Wedding Hair by Liz – Liz is one of the most outgoing wedding professionals in the area. We love working with her and her team. Like Alannah says in her own review, “Liz is a consummate professional and an absolutely hilarious, wonderful person.”

Wedding Caterer: Donovan’s Dish – Thank you to everyone at Donovan’s Dish for your amazing work at this and every event that we get to work together!  A truly amazing caterer.

Wedding Florist: Flowers on Broad Street – As you will see in the photos below, Flowers on Broad Street does some pretty amazing work!  They are located in downtown Fuquay-Varina and we love their work!

Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters – Holly and Amanda are fantastic! The Greenhouse Picker Sisters provides vintage rentals, decor, and event styling for weddings, styled shoots,
and more.

Event Coordinators: C and D Events – Courtney and Dana (CandD) and Bailey did they most amazing work with Hurricane Matthew bearing down on their wedding.  Somehow they not only kept every single guest happy and safe but also made it easy for the wedding vendors.  Great, great team!

Officiant: Randy Taylor – Randy was perfect! He always does a great job and makes sure that your ceremony honestly expresses who you are, the depth of your love, and your hopes for your future together


Gabrielle & Alannah’s Wedding Planner

The Bradford, New Hill, NC

4:15 – Wedding Ceremony Begins

  • Pre-Processional music is Vitamin String Quartet
  • Seating of the Mothers song is “Air on a G String”
  • Bridal Party song is “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
  • Bride’s Entrance song is “Canon in D” by The O’Neill Brothers
  • Recessional song is “You’re my Best Friend” by Queen

5:15 – Cocktail Hour

6:25 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is “Rock You Like a Hurricane” by Scorpions

6:35 – First Dance

  • Song is “Your One and Only Man” by Otis Redding

6:40 – Dinner Begins

6:55 – Toasts after 1st Course

  • Best Man, Maid of Honor, Father of the Bride, Stepfather of the Bride

8:00 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • “Until the Real Thing Comes Along” by Sandy Denny

8:05 – Mother/Son Dance

  • “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan

8:10 – Stepfather/Daughter Dance

  • “The Girl You Think I Am” by Carrie Underwood

8:15 – Dancing!!

  • Start with “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

8:45 – Cake Cutting (Wedding Cake: Sugar Euphoria)

  • “The Best is Yet to Come” by Frank Sinatra

10:30 – Bouquet Toss to “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyonce

11:00 – Sparkler Exit

  • “Bye, Bye, Bye” by N’Sync


Alannah & Gabriel’s Wedding Photos by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography


Alannah & Gabriel by Caroline Lima Photography