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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

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows in Raleigh, NC

It was an honor to DJ for you Kailey & Kyle and best wishes!

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding Vendor Team

 

Rentals: CE Rental

Videographer: Point200

Wedding Planner: Sweet SaraBell

Photographer: Sarah Joann Photography

Transportation: White Horse Transportation 

Ceremony & Reception: The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

Catering: Unforgettable Food Affairs

Florist: Specialties Florals & Events

Hair + Makeup: Jade Marion Hair

Bar Service: Brewmasters

Wedding Cake: Love Cake

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding Timeline

 

At The Meadows at Firefly Farm Preserve

 

4:00 – Wedding Ceremony music begins in the woods

  • DJ set up and playing music for the wedding ceremony. Mic on officiant and mic on stand for musician 
  • 4:30PM- Song for the family members is ‘Oceans Where Feet May Fall’ by Hillsong United (violin)
  • Bride’s Entrance Song ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele (original)
  • Recessional song is ‘I Choose You’ by Sara Barailles

5:35 – Grand Entrance in big garage

  • Song is ‘September’ by Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Bridal Party
  • Maid of Honor and Best Man
  • For the very first time, the bride and groom Mr. and Mrs. Kyle and Kailey!!

5:40 – First Dance

  • Song is ‘Marry Me’ by Train

5:45 – Dinner

6:35- Mother/Son

  • Song is ‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson 

6:40- Father/Daughter

  • Song is ‘Cinderella’ by Stephen Curtis Chapman

6:45 – Champagne Toast

  • Maid of Honor and Best Man and Kailey’s Dad 

7:00 – Cake Cutting – DJ’s choice

7:10 – Party time!!

  • Bouquet Toss song is ‘Filthy’ by Justin Timberlake, Garter Toss song is ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor

10:00 – Expected End of Kailey and Kyle’s Wedding

  • Last song is ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’ by AC/DC

 

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

Kailey & Kyle’s Wedding at The Meadows at Firefly Fly Farm Preserve by Sarah Joann Photography

 

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding at The Umstead in Cary, NC

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

This is the kind of wedding that makes your jaw drop!

The bride and groom enjoyed their first dance to ‘The Time of My Life’ while their guests all sang along and swayed.The dance floor was HOT all night. You’re going to love the photos below from the one and only Vesic Photography.  The uplighting in amber was provided by All Around Raleigh DJ.  

Best wishes Alison & Nikhil!

 

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding Vendor Team

 

Hair & Makeup: Makeup Culture

Photographer: Vesic Photography

Wedding Videography: Thomas Blake Films

Wedding Lighting Design: All Around Raleigh DJ Lighting

Wedding Ceremony Musicians: Save the Date Music

Wedding Planner: Southern Soiree

Venue and Catering: The Umstead

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Chloe

 

Alison Erhart & Nikhil Rao’s

Wedding Timeline

 

5:45 pm – DJ begins playing music for cocktail hour

  • Music will be upbeat jazz and popular songs

7:00 pm – Bridal party introductions

  • Party will enter to “Call on Me” by Eric Prydz
    • Parents of the Bride
    • Parents of the Groom
    • Bridal Party
    • The Newlyweds, Alison & Nikhil!!

7:02 pm – First Dance

    • Song is “We Are All We Need” by Above and Beyond

7:05 pm – Welcome and prayer by Father of the Bride

7:10 pm – Dinner

8:10 pm – Cake Cutting

  • Song is “Candy” by Mandy Moore

8:15 pm – Toasts

  • Father of the Groom, Maid of Honor, Best Man, Bride & Groom

8:25 pm – Father/Daughter

    • Song is “Sunrise,Sunset Waltz”
  • Mother/Son
    • Song is “Yellow” by Coldplay

8:30 pm – Dancing!

10:55 pm – Last Dance
Last song is “Sun and Moon” by Above & Beyond

11:00 pm – Confetti exit from terrace
Grand exit song is “Beautiful Day” by U2

Nikhil and Alison – The Umstead Hotel – Cary, NC from Thomas Blake Films on Vimeo.

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil's Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic Photography

Alison & Nikhil’s Wedding by Vesic 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

 

 

Brier Creek Country Club Wedding for Lauren and Renato in Raleigh, NC

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

 

How much did we love working with Lauren & Renato?! Soooo much!  We met Lauren & Renato at small event in Lafayette Village about a year before their wedding and we immediately noticed and appreciated how excited they were to get married and they just seemed to smile all the time.  They ended up working with a few of the members of the NC Wedding Ring: Watkins Flowers of Distinction, Kevin Seifert Photography and us of course.  Brier Creek Country Club hosted their wedding and looked perfect as always!  Their on-site coordinator was Shannon and she was such a pleasure to work with and really catered to the clients on their wedding day.

Lauren & Renato’s music choices were a mix of very contemporary and casual like Haley Reinhart and Ed Sheeran to classic wedding music and great Latin dancing music.  Their wedding day was upbeat, emotional, incredibly fun and even better than they ever expected!  You’re going to love seeing all the happy smiling faces in the great photos from Kevin Seifert Photography below.

Enjoy married life and best wishes to Renato & Lauren!

We loved reading this review from Lauren & Renato

“Having All around Raleigh DJ was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Eric Hodgden was our DJ and he did an amazing job. He was always willing to help and answer all of our questions we had during the planning of our wedding. He met with us a couple of times and followed up with emails fairly quickly. The day of the wedding, Eric did an incredible job by keeping everyone entertained with great music and announcements for our events in the reception. We couldn’t have been happier how our wedding turned out, thanks to the music provided by Eric. As some people said, our wedding was lit! We highly recommend booking All around Raleigh DJ for your wedding day! Thank you so much, Lauren and Renato”

Check out Lauren & Renato’s Wedding Vendor Team!

 

Venue: Brier Creek Country Club

Photographer:  Kevin Seifert Photography

Coordinator:  Shannon Donovan with Brier Creek CC

Florals: Watkins Flowers of Distinction

Caterer: Brier Creek Country Club

Cake: Confectionate Cakes

 

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

Brier Creek Country Club Raleigh Wedding DJ

Photo Credit to Kevin Seifert Photography

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

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