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Karen & Dean’s Wedding at Duke Gardens in Durham, NC

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

We were so incredibly lucky to be a part of Karen & Dean’s wedding! Our friend Emily with Events by Emily connected us and we are proud to work with her and her clients. Dean & Karen were married at Sarah P. Duke Gardens on a beautiful early Fall surrounded by their friends and family. This was actually a follow up to their wedding in China a few months back! Karen and Dean are really amazing people and met in grad school while at Duke.

The chose to have a live harpist playing as the Mothers, Wedding Party, and the Bride and her Father came down the aisle with us providing microphones so the harp and the vows were nice and clear for everyone to hear. Immediately after the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a perfect cocktail hour which included some of their favorite artists like Bruno Mars.  We brought Karen and Dean into the reception to a roar of applause and had their first dance to Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran which they had choreographed together and was amazing!  Dinner was accompanied by some light Jazz music of they choosing and allowed for great conversation between new friends.  They chose to cut the cake to Everything by Michael Buble and which we transitioned into a packed open the dance floor. Everyone had a blast and celebrated the couple to some of Karen & Dean’s favorite music. As their wedding reception came to an end, they chose the song Good Life by One Republic as their last song of the night and we saw these two wonderful people off to start their new life as a married couple. It was an honor to DJ for you Dean & Karen and best wishes!

Karen & Dean’s Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer: L’amour Foto

Catering & Bar: Donovan’s Dish

Officiant: Reverend Ron Weddings

Makeup: Makeup by Ashley Mooney

Transportation: North Hills Transportation

Wedding Planning & Design: Events by Emily

Wedding Lighting: Get Lit Event Lighting

Ceremony & Reception: Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Photo Booth: Zim Zoom Photo Booth

Rentals: American Party Rentals

Hair: The Makeup Addict Studios

Wedding Cake: Capital Cakes

Harpist: Winifred Garrett

Florist: Fallon’s Flowers

Karen & Dean Real Wedding Timeline

Duke Gardens, Durham, N.C.

5:30 – Ceremony Seating Music- Harpist

6:00 – Ceremony- No music by DJ- Lapel Mic for Minister, Wireless Mic with Stand for Harpist

6:30 – Cocktail Hour

7:35 – Bridal Party Introductions

*Groomsmen *Bridesmaid *Bride and Groom: The Newlyweds, Karen and Dean

7:37 – First Dance to ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran- End at 1:51

7:40 – Toasts by Karen’s Father and Dean’s Father

7:55 – Dinner Music- Jazz

8:45 – Toasts at end of dinner *Best Man n

*Maid of Honor *Friend

9:00 – Cake Cutting to ‘Everything’ by Michael Buble

9:05 – Open Dance Floor

9:45 – Bouquet Toss to ‘Single Ladies’ by Beyonce

10:15- Announce last call for bar

10:55 – Last Song to ‘Good Life’ by One Republic

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L'amour Foto

Karen + Dean Duke Garden Wedding by L’amour Foto

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

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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 married couple was “Pure & Simple” by Dolly Parton and it moved everyone into the main reception hall and focused attention on the dancefloor.

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.)



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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
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


● 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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