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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



 

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding for Sabrina & Rob

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

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

Transportation:  EcoStyle

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography

The Barn of Chapel Hill Wedding DJ All Around Raleigh DJ

Credit to Ally and Bobby Fine Art Photography
















Gwen & Brandon’s Wedding at Broadslab Distillery

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Gwen & Brandon’s wedding took place on a beautiful evening with a casual cocktail hour using the outside/inside Broadslab Distillery. We announced the parents and bride and groom during a rousing grand entrance to ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC followed immediately by the ‘Marry Me’ by Train and the special family dances. We rolled right into dinner following a welcome and blessing. Gwen & Brandon and their guests opened up the dance floor while the requests poured in and the dance floor got packed. It was a great night of dancing and fun by all!

You’re going to love the video by Morgan Scott Films and photos by Megan Morales Photography.

Thank you Gwen & Brandon and best wishes!

 

Gwen & Brandon’s Wedding Vendors

 

Venue: Broadslab Distillery

Wedding Cake: Judy’s Creative Cakes

Wedding Videographer: Morgan Scott Films

Photographer: Megan Morales Photography

Hair & Makeup: Wink Hair + Makeup

Caterer: The Redneck BBQ Lab

Florist: Daniel’s Florist

 

Gwen & Brandon

Wedding Timeline

Broadslab Distillery, Photographer is Megan Morales Photography

3:30 – Cocktail Hour

4:45 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC
  • Gwen’s Nanna and Brandon’s Grandpa
  • Mr and Mrs Brandon and Gwen!

4:50 – First Dance 

  • Song is ‘Marry Me’ by Train

4:55 – Father/Daughter Dance 

  • Song is ‘Walk With You’ by Edwin McCain

5:00 – Mother/Son Dance 

  • Song is ‘You Raise Me Up’ by Josh Groban

5:05 – Dinner Begins 

  • Welcome by Gwen’s Dad, Blessing by Gwen’s StepDad
  • Country, 90s Summer Hits, Rock

5:35 – Toast

  • Nanna, Grandpa, Colin, Brandon & Gwen

5:45 is Cake Cutting – Song is ‘Cake’ by Flo Rida

6:00 – Dancing!!

  • First song is ‘Man, I Feel Like a Woman’ by Shania Twain
  • Bouquet and Garter Toss are DJ’s choice

9:30 – Expected End of Gwen and Brandon’s Wedding

Brandon + Gwen | The Wedding Film | Broadslab Distillery from Morgan Scott Films on Vimeo.

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Broadslab Distillery Wedding by Megan Morales Photography – All Around Raleigh DJ

Casie & Nathan’s Wedding at Walnut Hill in Raleigh, NC

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

 

We met this wonderful couple at an open house almost exactly one year before their wedding and it was an instant connection!  They were visiting and working with our friends at Lily Rose Events to help choose their wedding vendors.

The most important thing to Casie & Nathan was to have fun and make their wedding day fun for their guests too.  We can work with that plan!

We started the evening off with their wedding ceremony in the Walnut Hill barn.  After the ceremony,  everyone moved to cocktail hour under the tent in the front grassy area at Walnut Hill where the guests enjoyed appetizers from the wonderful folks at Southern Harvest Catering and music via our wireless 3rd speaker.  After a quick flip, we invited everyone back to the barn where we introduced the couple right into the First Dance followed by the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dances.  Everyone was in such a rush to get dancing that we invited everyone onto the dance floor immediately and they didn’t stop until the sparkler exit.  Guests of every age had a blast just like they wanted!

Congratulations to Casie & Nathan and thank you!

 

Casie & Nathan’s Wedding Vendor Team

 

Venue:  Walnut Hill

Florist: Rabbit Foot Florals

Wedding Cake: Sweet Traditions

Wedding Planners: Lily Rose Events

Hair & Makeup: Wink Hair + Makeup

Photographer: Blissmore Photography

Transportation: North Hills Transportation

Photo Booth: Zim Zoom Photo Booth

Catering: Southern Harvest Catering

Rentals: Party Reflections

 

Casie & Nathan’s

Wedding Timeline

At Walnut Hill Wedding Venue

 

3:30 – DJ set up and playing music for wedding ceremony 

  • Processional song is ‘Marry Me’ by Epic String Quartet
  • Bride’s entrance song is ‘Feels Like Home’ by Dustin Morey Duo
  • Recessional song is ‘Something Just Like This’ by Chainsmokers

4:30 – Cocktail Hour in tent – Mumford & Sons, Beatles, Imagine Dragons, etc

5:30 – Grand Entrance 

  • Song is ‘All the Way’ by Timeflies 
  • Bridal Party
  • Maid of Honor and Best Man
  • Song is ‘Glorious’ by Macklemore
  • Nathan and Casie!! 

5:35 – First Dance 

  • Song is ‘God Gave Me You’ by Blake Shelton (end at ~1:14) 

5:40 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong (end at 58s) 

5:42 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Perfect Fan’ by Backstreet Boys (20s to 1:23) 

5:50 – Dinner

  • Welcome and Blessing by Nicole
  • Mumford & Sons, Beatles, Milky Chance, Piano Man, Home, Imagine Dragons, Come and Get Your Love, etc

6:30 – Toasts

  • Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of Bride

7:00 – Cake Cutting song is DJ’s choice

7:10 – Dancing!!

  • First song is ‘Get Down Tonight’ by KC & Sunshine Band

9:50 – Expected End of Casie and Nathan’s Wedding

  • Last Songs are ‘Wagon Wheel’ by OCMS, ‘Sweet Caroline’ (shortened), ‘The Nights’ by Avicii,’ I Wanna Dance With Somebody’

No slow songs

 

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Casie & Nathan by Blissmore Photography

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding at Market Hall Park View

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Where to start with one of our new favorite weddings of all time!  Bry & Jonathan enjoyed a timeless wedding at Market Hall Park View surrounded by their best friends and family.  It was a perfect night with cold temps outside but a nice warm atmosphere and lighting inside.  The wedding professional team lead by Timeless Events made the night smooth and fun for everyone.

The evening started with a very well coordinated grand entrance by the bridal party with different songs and fun choreographed dances by each couple.  The bride and groom enjoyed their first dance to ‘The Time of My Life’ while their guests all sang along and swayed. Bry and her dad then surprised everyone with a mashup Father/Daughter dance!  After dinner and toasts they cut the cake provided by Love Cake and we got the party started with the traditional Jewish Hora and, just like that, the dance floor was the place to be all night. You’re going to love the photos below from f8 Photo Studios.  The uplighting in warm candlelight and the ceremony string light chuppah were both provided by All Around Raleigh DJ.  We really enjoyed designing and installing the lighting for this wonderful couple.

Mazel Tov to Bry & Jonathan!

 

Debra’s Review (Bry’s Mom) on Wedding Wire:

Exceptional & Professional DJ

My daughter was married on December 19,2019 & we were fortunate to have Eric as our Dj. From my first contact with Eric to the end of the evening was an exceptional experience for us. He was so prompt in answering our emails. He kept the party going playing the perfect music keeping everyone on the dance floor the entire night. He is extremely personable making this a memorable beautiful occasion. In addition to having him DJ the wedding he dit the uplighting for the wedding & everything looked beautiful. He gave my daughter options fo the uplighting to give her the effect that she wanted. He is a true professional who loves what he does & that can be seen the way he interacts at an affair. Our guests are still commenting on what a great wedding & what great music. We are very happy with our decision to use Eric& All Around Raleigh DJ.

 

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding Vendor Team

 

Photographer: f8 Photo Studios

Wedding Planner: Timeless Events

Venue and Catering: Market Hall Park View

Wedding Lighting Design: All Around Raleigh DJ Lighting

Hair & Makeup: Douglas Carroll Salon

Transportation: Raleigh Rickshaw

Florist: Kelly Odom Flowers

Wedding Cake: Love Cake

 

Bryanna & Jonathan

Wedding Timeline

 

5:30 – DJ set up and playing music for wedding ceremony 

  • Processional song is ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars 
  • Bride’s entrance song is ‘All of Me’ by John Legend and Lindsey Stirling
  • Recessional song is ‘Together Forever’ by Rick Astley

6:30 – Cocktail Hour 

7:30 – Grand Entrance 

  • Song is ‘Baby Shark’
  • Gabriela and Joey
  • Song is ‘U Can’t Touch This’ by MC Hammer 
  • Jennifer and Spencer
  • Song is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen
  • Maid of Honor and Best Man
  • Song is ‘You Make My Dreams Come True’ by Hall and Oates  
  • Jonathan and Bryanna!! 

7:35 – First Dance 

  • Song is ‘The Time of My Life’ by Bill Medley (from Dirty Dancing)

7:40 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Butterfly Kisses’ dance mix 

7:45 – Dinner

  • Welcome and Blessing by Bry’s Dad

8:30 – Toasts

  • Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of Bride

8:40 – Cake Cutting song is ‘Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch’ by Temptations

8:45 – Dancing!!

  • Start with The Hora
  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce; Garter Toss song is ‘Wrecking Ball’ by Miley Cyrus

11:00 – Expected End of Bryanna and Jonathan’s Wedding

  • Last Song is ‘Glad You Came’ by The Wanted
  • Grand Exit song is ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ by N’Sync

 

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan’s Wedding f8 Photo Studios

Bry & Jonathan by f8 Photo Studios

Tiffany & Andy’s Stunning Wedding at North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh, NC

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Tiffany & Andy’s wedding at North Ridge Country Club was simply gorgeous and we’re so honored to be a part of it!  We worked with this couple for their wedding soundtrack had a great time with them and the amazing team of vendors that made this day incredible. This wedding was the perfect combination of style and fun. North Ridge Country Club lent its beautiful ballroom while the wedding couple brought their love of classic rock, modern pop and eclectic tunes. Their first dance was the perfect mix of elegance and light-hearted fun with “At Last” by Sundance Head. We always encourage couples to let their personal preferences shine through and dinner and cocktail hour are great times to pick songs and bands that are important to you but maybe aren’t designed for the dance floor. Tiffany and Andy didn’t disappoint and really set a great mood with their choices. After dinner, Tiffany’s brother-in-law treated everyone to some sing-a-longs at the grand piano that sits in the ballroom at North Ridge. This really got everyone loosened up and ready to dance and dance they did! We even got to play a short set of 80’s hair band rock!

Tiffany and Andy absolutely struck just the right balance between black-tie and laid-back that was right for them! It was a pleasure helping them celebrate with their friends and family and I wish them many more dances to come!

Here is Tiffany & Andy’s Amazing Wedding Vendor Team!

Venue: North Ridge Country Club

Photographer: Azul Photography

Florist:  Watered Garden Florist

Wedding Cake:  Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Wedding Ceremony Musicians:  Florian Music

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Azul Photography – Tiffany & Andy’s Wedding at North Ridge Country Club

Kathleen & Darren’s Wedding at Jiddi Space & Courtyard in Raleigh, NC

Darren and Kathleen were married in downtown Raleigh at Jiddi Space and Courtyard.  The courtyard served as the location for the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing.  The processional for the ceremony was ‘I Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by Daniel Jang and recessional was ‘This Will Be’ by Natalie Cole. After the ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the courtyard dinner, toasts, and the cake cutting were inside.  For the cocktail hour, the clients chose a great mix with the likes of Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. The music for dinner was more contemporary music with Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson.  Immediately after dinner, their first dance was to ‘L.O.V.E.’ by Nat King Cole and then DJ Michael got dance floor hopping right away.  The dance floor stayed full all night and it was such a fun wedding to be a part of.  They ended the night by with all of their guests circled around them with ‘Country Roads’ by John Denver setting the tone for a great end of the evening!

Kathleen & Darren’s Wedding Vendor Team

Caterer: Sitti Restaurant 

Ceremony & Reception: Jiddi Space & Courtyard

Photographer:  John Branch IV Photography

Linen Rental: DeeJay’s Event Rentals

Wedding Cake:  Buttermilk Boutique

Florist:  Urban Flora VA 


Darren & Kathleen’s  Wedding Planner

Jiddi Space and Courtyard, Raleigh, N.C.

 

4:30 – Ceremony Seating Music – Vitamin String Quartet

4:45 – Seating of the Mothers
‘In Your Eyes’ by VSQ

4:48 – Entrance of Bridal Party
‘You’re Beautiful’ by VSQ

4:51 – Processional
‘I Can’t Help Falling In Love’ by Daniel Jang

5:10 – Recessional
‘This Will Be’ by Natalie Cole

5:15 – Cocktail Hour – Big Band style

6:15 – Introduction of Bride and Groom

‘Love On Top’ by Beyonce

6:45 – Dinner Music – Acoustic then into Motown

7:30 – Toasts by Father of the Bride and Bride and Groom – Kathleen and Darren

7:40 – Cake Cutting to ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies

8:00 – First Dance to ‘LOVE’ by Nat King Cole

8:05 – Open Dance Floor!

10:45 – Last Song to Country Roads by John Denver

 

 

Trey & Paul’s North Carolina Museum of Art NCMA Wedding in Raleigh, NC

Paul and Trey were married and had their wedding reception at the NC Museum of Art.  The wedding backdrop was a beautiful, custom piece made by Paul and Trey.   “Simple Gifts” by YoYo Ma & Alison Krauss signaled the entrance of the entire wedding party, including Trey and then Paul.  The formalities were beautiful and somewhat typical, until they vows.  Trey and Paul, both had hand held microphones and had prepared loving, thoughtful and simply beautiful vows.  The vows were a topic of conversation for weeks prior to the big day.  They had been preparing for quite some time and were quite moving.  The couple had been together for years and it was evident at the end of the ceremony.  When the couple was announced, officially as a couple, once they kissed and were announced, the crowd erupted in screams and applause!  That was the cue for the recessional song – “Finally” – CeCe Peniston!  A positively perfect ending to one of the most beautiful and joyous ceremonies I’ve seen in a very long time.

The cocktail hour followed and then it was time for the grand entrance of the couple. We revved up the crowd which didn’t take much at all because everyone was very ready for the introduction.   “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship was cued and as the couple came around the corner into the dining area their family and friends went crazy!  Paul and Trey, together, entered the room, holding hands with the biggest smiles on their faces you have ever seen!  They made their way around the entire room and then found their seat. At which poiint, dinner followed and then the cake cutting.

The toasts were a high point in the evening. They were very entertaining, passionate, meaningful, thoughtful and some were absolutely hilarious!  They went on for a solid hour!

The first dance and an officially same-sex married couple was “Pure & Simple” by Dolly Parton and it moved everyone into the main reception hall and focused attention on the dance floor.

As the song faded the applause slowed down, the dance floor ignited with screams to “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross.  There was not an available square inch available anywhere near the dance floor for the rest of the evening!

It was an evening full of joy, love, happiness, thankfulness for family and friends and togetherness.

 

Trey & Paul’s Wedding Vendor Team

Ceremony & Reception: The North Carolina Museum of Art

Wedding Uplighting: All Around Raleigh DJ

Photographer: SW Photography

Trey & Paul’s Wedding Timeline

5:30 – Guests begin to arrive, welcome champagne/sparkling water in North Courtyard

6:00 – Ceremony begins

6:01 – Rev. Bell steps up to altar from side, welcome/cell phone message

6:02 – Processional (“Simple Gifts” – YoYo Ma & Alison Krauss)

  •       Flower Girl Talia enters
  •       Patty & Sooja enter
  •       Trey enters w/Dupree
  •       Paul enters w/Heon

6:05 – Prayer blessing

6:07 – Scripture reading (Patty)

6:09 – Poem Reading (Tinsley)

6:10 – Sunset

6:11 – Meditation

6:19 – Charge to the community

6:21 – Vows & Exchange of Rings

6:29 – Kiss/Presentation of couple

6:30 – Exit music plays (“Finally” – CeCe Peniston)

6:32 – Group photo (DJ announces, Photographer coordinates)

6:40 – Cocktail hour (inside West building) 

7:25 – Dinner begins.

7:30 – Contemporary Gallery closes.  Paul & Trey quick photos.

7:35 – Dinner begins – Grand Entrance (“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” – Starship)

7:38 – Dinner blessing (Rev. Bell)

8:15 – Cake cutting

8:30 – Toasts

  •       Paul & Trey (Thank Yous)

8:55 – First Dance (“Pure & Simple” – Dolly Parton)

9:00 – Dancing begins (“I’m Coming Out” – Diana Ross)

10:25 – Last call/Krispy Kreme donuts brought out

10:30 – Bar closes

10:52 – Last song (“Timber” – Kesha)

10:55 – Grand Exit (“Carry Me” – Kygo & Julia Michaels)

11pm – Wedding ends, depart NCMA

11:15pm – Afterparty at Whiskey Kitchen (201 W. Martin St.)

 

 

NCMA Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Same Sex

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

32 Mother/Son Wedding Dance Songs

Courtesy of Caroline Scott Photography

 

One of our favorite moments at a wedding is when the parents finally get to dance with their children!  Here are 32 great picks for your 2021 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

32. Simple Man – Shinedown