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Gio & Josh’s Spectacular Wedding at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, NC

Gio & Josh’s Wedding Vendor Team

Ceremony & Reception: Governor’s Club
Officiant: Neil Kay
Florist:
TreBella
Cake:
Sweet Arielle

 

Gio ​&​ ​Josh’s

Wedding​ ​Pla​nner

 

4:30​ ​pm​ ​DJ​ ​set​ ​up​ ​and​ ​playing​ ​music​ ​for​ ​the​ ​ceremony​ ​with​ ​lapel​ ​mic​ ​for​ ​officiant​ ​and​ ​groom

●  Prelude​ ​music​ ​is​ ​DJ’s​ ​choice

●  Pre-Processional​ ​song​ ​is​ ​DJ’s​ ​choice

●  Processional​ ​song​ ​is​ ​DJ’s​ ​choice

●  Bride’s​ ​entrance​ ​song​ ​is​ ​‘A​ ​Thousand​ ​Years’​ ​by​ ​Christina​ ​Perri​ ​(original​ ​version)

●  Recessional​ ​song​ ​is​ ​DJ’s​ ​choice

6:15​ ​pm​ ​Bridal​ ​Party​ ​Entrance

●  Song​ ​is​ ​‘I​ ​Gotta​ ​Feeling’​ ​by​ ​Black​ ​Eyed​ ​Peas

●  Maid​ ​of​ ​Honor​ ​Melissa​ ​Johnson​ ​and​ ​Best​ ​Man​ ​Jake​ ​Budenz

● Bridal Party

●  Mr.​ ​and​ ​Mrs.​ ​Josh & Gio!!

6:20​ ​pm​ ​-​ ​First​ ​Dance

●  Song​ ​is​ ​‘Can’t​ ​Help​ ​Falling​ ​In​ ​Love’​ ​by​ ​Elvis

6:30​​-​​​​Dinner

● DJ​ ​to​ ​read​ ​mad​ ​lib​ ​given​ ​to​ ​DJ​ ​by​ ​Gio​ ​and​ ​Josh

7:45​ ​pm​ ​-​ ​​Champagne?​ ​Toast
● Maid​ ​of​ ​Honor​ ​and​ ​Best​ ​Man​

8:00​ ​-​ ​Cake​ ​Cutting
● Song​ ​is​ ​DJ’s​ ​choice

8:10​ ​-​ ​Dancing!

● ‘Blurred​ ​Lines’​ ​by​ ​Robin​ ​Thicke

9:30​ ​pm​ ​-​ ​Bouquet​ ​and​ ​Garter​ ​toss

●  Garter​ ​Toss​ ​song​ ​is​ ​‘Another​ ​One​ ​Bites​ ​the​ ​Dust’​ ​by​ ​Queen​ ​​​(SECRET​ ​TO​ ​GROOM SMIRNOFF​ ​ICE​ ​CHALLENGE)

●  Bouquet​ ​Toss​ ​song​ ​is​ ​‘All​ ​the​ ​Single​ ​Ladies’​ ​by​ ​Beyonce

11:00​ ​pm​ ​-​ ​Last​ ​Dances

● Song​ ​is​ ​‘The​ ​Time​ ​of​ ​My​ ​Life’​ ​by​ ​Bill​ ​Medley

Best​ ​Man​ ​is​ ​Jake​ ​Budenz
Maid​ ​of​ ​Honor​ ​is​ ​Melissa​ ​Johnson

Must​ ​Play​ ​List​:​ ​Despacito,​ ​Wobble,​ ​Cupid​ ​Shuffle,​ ​Pontoon,​ ​Rude,​ ​Bailando,​ ​Wild​ ​Ones,​ ​Don’t​ ​Stop Believin’​ ​Firework.​ ​​​​If​ ​Possible​:​ ​Suavemente,​ ​Vivir​ ​me​ ​Vida,​ ​She​ ​is​ ​Everything​ ​-​ ​Brad​ ​Paisley,​ ​The More​ ​I​ ​Drink,​ ​Pour​ ​Some​ ​Sugar​ ​on​ ​Me,​ ​Danza​ ​Kuduro,​ ​Country​ ​Girl​ ​Shake​ ​it​ ​for​ ​Me,​ ​Save​ ​a​ ​Horse Ride​ ​a​ ​Cowboy,​ ​Propuesta​ ​Indecente​ ​and​ ​Odio​ ​-​ ​Romeo,​ ​Macarena,​ ​Luna​ ​Llena,​ ​Tu​ ​Sonrisa,​ ​Dile​ ​al Amore,​ ​90s​ ​hip​ ​hop,​ ​Grillero​ ​-​ ​Proyecto​ ​Uno,​ ​Que​ ​Bello​ ​-​ ​Sonora​ ​Dinamita

 





Missy & Ricky’s Chatham Station Wedding in Cary, NC

Missy and Ricky tied the knot on a beautiful late spring evening at Chatham Station in Cary, NC.  What an amazing wedding venue they chose!  Chatham station has tons of natural light and whitewashed brick which makes for great photos.  The layout, design, florals and the overall timeline were incredibly well thought out by Sweet SaraBelle Weddings & Events.

 

Our newest favorite wedding photographer, Megan Kearns Photography, had a connection with this couple that was obvious.  You’re going to love her work in the gallery below. Missy and Ricky have been together for over ten years and it showed on their wedding day.  They shared their heartfelt love for each other throughout the evening. They danced together a lot and enjoyed each other the whole each other’s company throughout the evening.

Missy’s father’s speech was really emotional, and even though it took him a couple of tear filled pauses to get through it, he truly conveyed how much he loved both Missy and Ricky. After the meal was over, Missy and Ricky’s friends and family rushed the dance floor and kept DJ Evan busy with tons of great requests all night. Everyone had a blast on the dance floor!  Finally, as the night came to an end, Missy and Ricky had one of the best popper exits (cool photo alert) we have ever seen!

 

Thank you for trusting us with your spectacular wedding day. Congrats again Missy & Ricky!

 

Missy & Ricky’s Amazing Wedding Vendor Team

 

Caterer – Catering by Design

Photographer – Megan Kearns Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue – Chatham Station

Wedding Planner, Florist and Design – Sweet SaraBelle Weddings

Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist – Mena Garcia

Wedding Gown –New York Bride and Groom

Videographer – Point200 Videography

Calligraphy – Letter Me Lovely

Cake – The Cupcake Shoppe

Missy & Ricky’s

Wedding Timeline

5:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony w/mic for the officiant and a mic ready for use

Prelude: Beautiful Crazy, Say You Won’t Let Go, Speechless, Forever Girl, Sway, Die A Happy Man, 19 You And Me, Pushing Up Daisies, You’re Still The One, I Met A Girl, Fight Song (final song before processional)

Pre-Processional (family taking seats): Perfect

Bride Entrance: Can I Be Him 

Recessional Song: Is This Love

6:00 – Cocktail Hour

6:40 – Grand EntranceSongs are Yeah, and I’m The One

Bride and Groom!!

6:45 – First Dance

Song is Obsessed by Dan and Shay 

6:50 – Father/Daughter Dance

Songs are My Little Girl, and Get Down Tonight

6:55 – Mother/Son Dance

Songs are The Baby, and Little Red Corvette

7:00 – Welcome Toast by Father of the Bride

7:40 – Blessing by Traci

7:45 – Dinner Begins

7:50 – Toasts

7:55 – Cake Cutting – Stupid Love

8:00 – Dancing Begins!

10:15 – Last Slow Dance – She’s Everything

10:20 – Last Fast Dance – Wagon Wheel

10:25 – Poppers Exit!

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

Anna & Matt’s Wedding at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC

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Anna & Matt’s wedding was on a perfect Spring day at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC and it was spectacular!  We got to work with an amazing wedding vendor team as well as this amazing couple and their really fun bridal party and guests.  Needless to say, it was a really fun wedding full of personal touches.  Check out the photos from our friend AJ Dunlap Photography below!

Congratulations Anna & Matt!!!

Anna & Matt’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer – AJ Dunlap | Wedding Coordinator – Sweet SaraBelle | Flowers & Styling – Sweet SaraBelle | Venue – The Oaks at Salem | Catering – Southern Harvest | Raleigh Wedding DJ – All Around Raleigh DJ | Rentals – Party Reflections | Hair/ Makeup – The Makeup Culture

Anna & Matt’s Wedding

The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC

5:00 pm – Wedding Ceremony Begins

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour

6:15 – Grande Entrance

●  Song is ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ by Justin Timberlake

●  Ring Bearers

●  Flower Girls

●  Bridal Party

●  Mr. and Mrs. Matt & Anna!

6:20 – First Dance
● ‘Whatever It Is’ by Zac Brown Band

6:30 – Dinner

7:45 – Toasts
● Best Man, Maid of Honor and Father of the Bride

8:00 – Cake Cutting
● Song is ‘Sugar’ by Adam Levine

8:05 – Father/Daughter
● Song is Isn’t she lovely by Stevie Wonder

8:10 – Mother/Son

●  Song is You’ve got a friend in me by Randy Newman

9:20 – Party Time!

10:30 – Expected end of Anna & Matt’s Wedding Spectacular

●  Last Song is ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ by Journey

●  Sparkler exit at front steps

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Lani & Jussi’s Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

Lani & Jussi live and work in Europe but Lani’s family has roots in Durham.  They chose to have their wedding and reception at The Cotton Room in Durham.  All of Jussi’s family flew in from Finland for this once in a lifetime event. We provided them with ceremony audio, wedding reception DJ and their wedding uplighting.  To quote our friend Hooman at Vesic Photography: From morning yoga for the bridesmaids to the heartfelt toasts to the dancing at the end of the night, Lani’s big, warm, love filled smile says more than any words could say about their day“.

Thanks so much Lani & Jussi and safe travels forever!

Lani & Jussi’s Wedding Team at The Cotton Room

Venue:  The Cotton Room

Photography: Vesic Photography

Wedding Uplighting:  All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Wedding Florist: Oak and Dahlia Floral Design

Wedding Cake: Edible Art

 

Lani & Jussi’s

Wedding Planner

March 17th, 2019 at The Cotton Room

Photographer is Hooman Vesic , Coordinator is Natalie @ The Cotton Room

6:30 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Love Street’ by The Doors
  • Bridesmaids Dominique and Auburn
  • Maids of Honor Victoria, Sara, and Mary
  • Best Man Miikka
  • Parents of the groom Anna and Matti
  • Parents of the bride Nancy and Terry
  • Mr and Mrs Jussi and Lani!!

6:35 – First Dance

  • Song to be performed live by musicians

6:40 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song to be performed live by musicians
  • Lani and Terry

6:45 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Kultainen Nuoruus,’ which translates to Golden Youth, by Olavi Virta
  • Jussi and Anna

7:00 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Lani’s Parents Nancy & Terry

7:45 – Toasts

8:30 – Dancing!!

  • First song is ‘All of the Lights’ by Kanye West
  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Ready for It’ by Taylor Swift, Garter Toss song is ‘Buried Alive By Love’ by Him

9:00 – Cake cutting song is ‘Good Vibrations’ by The Beach Boys

10:00 – Expected End of Lani and Jussi’s Wedding

  • ‘Viva La Vida’ by Coldplay then last song is ‘February Seven’ by Avett Brothers

Jennifer & Wade’s Spring Wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC

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Talk about a beautiful, amazing wedding and a couple that were even more amazing to work with!  Jennifer & Wade had their dream wedding at The Cotton Room in Durham on a perfect spring day.  We got to provide audio for their wedding ceremony and their wedding reception.  We were very excited to work with with some of very favorite photographers from Kivus & Camera.  Thanks so much Wade & Jennifer and best wishes!

Jennifer & Wade’s Durham Wedding Team

Venue:  The Cotton Room

Photography:  Kivus & Camera

Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Wedding Uplighting:  All Around Raleigh DJ Company

Hair and Makeup:   The Makeup Addict

Wedding Officiant: Perry Hardison

Wedding Florist:  Tre Bella

 

Jennifer & Wade’s

Wedding Timeline

The Cotton Room

Photographer is Kivus and Camera, Coordinator is Heather at The Cotton Room

6:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony w/mic for officiant and mic ready for use

  • Prelude music is All of me (John Legend), The Luckiest (Ben Folds), Life on Mars (Bowie), Thunder Road (Springsteen from Born to Run), John Mayer, Beatles
  • Bride Entrance: I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Recessional: On Top of the World (Imagine Dragons)

7:00 – Cocktail Hour

8:10 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Happy’ by Pharrel
  • Jennifer and Wade!!

8:12 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ by Bruce Springsteen (Lucky Town album)

8:15 – Dinner

  • Blessing by Perry (officiant)
  • Billy Joel, DJ’s Choice

9:10 – Father/Daughter

  • Song is ‘Delaney Talks to Statues’ by Jimmy Buffett
  • Jennifer and Don

9:15 – Mother/Son

  • Song is ‘In My Life’ by The Beatles
  • Wade and Lisa

9:20 – Dancing begins!!

  • Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran), Here on out (Dave Matthews Band)

10:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Cake by the Ocean’ by DNCE

12:00 – Expected End of Jennifer and Wade’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon

DO NOT PLAY: Country, Taylor Swift, Boy Bands, Nelly

Songs/artists we like: Lady gaga, The Killers, Wagon wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show*, Born to run, Elton John, Outkast (Hey Ya), Michael Jackson, Black Keys, Avicii, Galantis, Silence (Marshmello), Take it Easy (Eagles)*, Africa (Toto)*, Drake, Mike Posner, Walk the Moon, Take on me (A-ha), Where are U now (Skrillex, Diplo), All Star, (Smashmouth), Eastside (Halsey), Dave Matthews Band, Jackson 5, Don’t stop believing*, Billy Joel, Sweet Caroline, U2

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The Cookery Wedding in Durham, NC for Katie & Jon

Katie & Jon were married and had their wedding reception at The Cookery in Durham, NC on a perfectly beautiful Spring day! The very talented Shane & Lauren Photography captured every details in the incredible photos below. Katie was kind of enough to share her review of our DJ service with the world and that is also below (thanks Katie!).  Their wedding was a true celebration with their family and friends from all over the country.  We met this couple as a referral from one of our past clients so we also got to catch up with them a few years after their own wedding.  Enjoy the photos of this perfect night and congratulations Katie & Jon!

Katie & Jon’s Durham Wedding Team

Venue:  The Cookery

Videographer: Wild Oak Films

Wedding Cake: Cinda’s Creative Cakes

Hair and Makeup:  Wink Hair & Makeup

Photography:  Shane & Lauren Photography

Event Coordination and Planning: A Swanky Affair

Vintage Furniture Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Wedding Ceremony Music: Save the Date Music

Wedding Donut Treats: Dusty Donuts

Chalkboard Design: Filled and Flooded

Wedding Florist: Knots ‘n Such

Catering:  Sage & Swift

“I know their slogan is “you’re gonna need a bigger dance floor” and I get it, it’s catchy….but it is SO TRUE. Eric was our DJ for the evening and our dance floor was overflowing the whole night. To start from the beginning, he provided a lapel mic for our officiant and handheld mic for our reader during our ceremony. He also played light music in the background for cocktail hour and during dinner…these were in two separate spaces and he had the appropriate equipment to set up for both. He was phenomenal as an MC for Jon and I, as well as for the toasts and during the reception. Now to the good stuff…we literally couldn’t have kept people off the dance floor even if we wanted to. We were a bit worried as our reception was scheduled to run until 11:30 and neither of us are huge party-ers, so we got the creeping thoughts of “oh no, will people even want to stay that late?” came to mind but that was NOT the case with Eric. He had a helpful planning process, and had lots of ideas when we didn’t have a ton of “we absolutely havveeeee to play this” songs…he did what a true professional does and read the crowd, and did a dang good job of it too. While a little pricier than some other local DJs, it was worth every penny!” – Katie

 

Katie & Jon’s Wedding

The Cookery, Durham, NC

5:00 – DJ set up for the ceremony w/mics for readers on bride’s side and officiant

  • All music to be played by live musicians

6:00 – Cocktail Hour

7:20 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Voodoo Child’ by Jimi Hendrix
  • Katie and Jon!!

7:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Katie and Jon, Blessing by Jon’s Dad

8:45 – Cake Cutting song is ‘How Sweet It Is’ by James Taylor

8:55 – Toasts

  • Katie’s Dad, Best Man and Bridesmaid

9:05 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Parallel Lines’ by Keith Urban

9:10 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘Return to Pooh Corner’ by Kenny Loggins
  • Katie and Ken

9:15 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘Never Alone’ by Jim Brickman
  • Jon and Kim

9:30 – Dancing!!

11:30 – Expected End of Katie and Jon’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Come and Get Your Love’ by Redbone

DO NOT PLAY LIST: 24K – Bruno Mars, Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, Electric Slide, Chicken Dance

Definite Play List: September – Earth/Wind/Fire, Groove Tonight – Earth/Wind/Fire

Play if Possible Song: Backstreet boys – (literally anything lol) Everybody/Larger Than Life/I Want it That Way

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The Cookery Wedding DJ Durham

 

Hannah & Brandon’s Wedding at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, NC

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 BoothSweet 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

7:00 Ceremony

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

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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



 

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Wedding at Renaissance North Hills

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

One more amazing wedding this year that we get to brag about!  Please enjoy this all-too-short synopsis of an amazing evening that we shared with Casey & Orlando and 150 amazing people.  We only got to chat with Orlando & Casey via phone but we got a great feel for this part Colombian wedding.  Orlando and his family had a serious taste for fun Latin music and shared it with us. By the time the night was over we felt like we had known Casey & Orlando our whole life! Check out the absolutely amazing photos by Carolina Media Star and pay them a visit if you’re looking for a great photographer.

 

Casey’s review on Google Maps:

Our DJ was THE BEST!!!!! We knew he was our DJ after he talked to us on the phone for almost an hour even before we had hired him for the wedding. He did an excellent job communicating with us before and he far exceeded our expectations on our big day!!! – Casey 

 

Casey & Orlando’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: Carolina Media Star

Venue: Renaissance North Hills

Florist: Expressions of Love

Photo Booth: All Around Raleigh DJ

Lighting: All Around Raleigh DJ

Cake + Desserts: Edible Art Bakery

 

Casey & Orlando’s Wedding Planner

The Renaissance North Hills

4:00 – DJ Set Up and Playing Music with *Dance Floor Lighting* *Photo Booth* *Uplighting*

4:15 – Grand Entrance

  • Song is ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ by Queen
  • Bridal Party!
  • Song is ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen
  • Mr and Mrs Orlando and Casey!!

4:30 – Champagne Toast

  • Orlando’s Dad and Maid of Honor

4:45 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘You Are the Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne (end after ending dance move)

4:50 – Father/Daughter Dance

  • Song is ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland (end at ~2 min)

4:57 – Mother/Son Dance

  • Song is ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor’ into ‘Yo Vivire’ by Celia Cruz (prob end at ~2 min)

5:00 – Cake Cutting

  • Song is ‘Feeling Good’ by Michael Buble

5:30 – Dinner Begins

  • Welcome by Casey’s Parents
  • Music is Christmas and Oldies/Soul

6:30 – Dancing!!

  • Start with ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ by King Harvest then quickly transition to a great party/dance song

7:30-Bouquet Toss song is ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce, Garter Toss song is ‘Let’s Get It On’ by Marvin Gaye

8:30 – La Hora Loca time!

~10:00 (Maybe Later) – Expected End of Casey and Orlando’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen

 

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star

Casey & Orlando’s La Hora Loca Raleigh Wedding All Around Raleigh DJ Carolina Media Star