Charlottesville weddings

Christopher & Jeremy's Wedding, Bold Rock, Nellysford, VA

What a wonderful start to the event season! Working with Christopher and Jeremy over several months to plan out their amazing reception was a absolute pleasure and their vision was a wonderful channel for our team to nail, not only the music playlist, but the lighting design we did for the entire (we mean the whole back space there at Bold Rock Cindery) to really set the mood for their wedding day. We also designed and programed a custom light show for their dance floor, such a rare thing for weddings, and a challenge we were ready for! All of the large and small details really showed their personality and made this quite the unique and fun wedding. The pop-pie for food, the food trucks with tacos, fish and chips, and other fair-like food, and the ice cream sandwich toast! It was such a wonderful night of dancing, food, drinks, and love. Congrats you guys! 

VENDOR INFO

Reception Venue: Bold Rock Cidery
PhotographerCaleb Briggs Photography
Cake: Wonderment Ice Cream Sandwhiches
Other Music: Patrick Kreese (Violinist)
Catering: Jerry’s Food Truck & The Pie Guy
Tuxes: JCPenney, Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines
Stationary: Minted
TransportationUniversity Transit Buses

Elisa & Bill's Wedding at Moss Vineyard, Dyke VA

- WRITTEN BY LEAD WEDDING DJ, DAVID VERDE

My team and I have been working weddings every weekend since April and often times when arriving to a venue we've never worked before we ask the question, "who puts a venue at the end of the really long gravel road that leads to nowhere?" Though I promise it's more of a running joke because these gravel roads lead to slices of paradise that you didn't even know could exist. Moss Vineyard is this in every single regard. Owned and operated by Barry and Ellen Moss, their vineyard shares the same property and views as their personal home (and crazy sweet sweet swimming pool I must add). Once getting settled It was not hard to understand why Elisa and Bill chose Moss at the location for the wedding day. Elisa and I have been communicating for well over a year now since they booked me at the start of 2016, so the build up to this day was pretty long, but oh was it worth it. 

I love all weddings, it's why I do what I do and never tire. However there is something sort of wonderful about very small weddings and getting this unadulterated invitation into their life for a day. In my world that is 50 people or less, and in Bill and Elisa's case, that was 38 of their dearest human beings. And oh were they all wonderful. Their ceremony took place at the end of the vines with honestly one of the sweetest ceremonies I've witnessed in my 15 years of working and DJing weddings. From the father of the bride Billy (who is my new favorite person I might add) who sang two songs, including Peter Gabrial's "Book of Love" with all the guests singing along, to their vows to each other to also help make their community better together, to even a little dancing, it was wonderful to watch. The dinner hand toasts from friends, siblings, and both sides parents, then dancing carried everyone into the night. The evening ended with everyone departing on a white school bus, and then all the vendors including the vineyard owners taking a break during breakdown and load out to watch the International Space Station fly over through the night sky. It was basiclly just a perfect day that I was so grateful to be apart of. 

With that, we provided DJ services, our super high output compact PA system and ceremony sound support as well as audio support for the father of the bride who sung and played guitar. 

To Elisa and Bill, their guests, family, and friends. Thank you for letting me be there for every joyous minute. Congrats to the bride and groom. 

PS, if you look at the photos below and see the chef setting up the tables? Yes that is a table measure making each napkin setting the same in every way. Can we can talk about attention to detail? That's the next level love for your clients we love to see from other vendors.

VENDOR INFO

VENUE: Moss Vineyard
CATERING/CUPCAKES: Red Hub Food Co.
DJ/ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING: DV Entertainment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dominic Chavez of We Said Yes
TRANSPORTATION: Easy Riders and Central Virginia Wine Tours
 

Micheal & Erin's Wedding at The Local in Charlottesville, VA

You couldn't ask for a more wonderfully intimate location than The Local in the Belmont neighborhood in Charlottesville for a small wedding full of your closest friends and family. That is what Michael and Erin chose to do for their beautiful May wedding ceremony and reception. With a white tent doubling as the ceremony location and dinning area, and wine room for dancing, this wedding felt anything but small. The grooms father officiated the ceremony, then later gifted the couple to a song (the man can sing!), it was a wonderful night. Thanks to Micheal and Erin for including us and letting us provide sound, lighting, and DJing for their wedding day, we couldn't have asked for a better way to spend such a beautiful spring day. 

VENDOR INFO

VENUE/CATERING: The Local Charlottesville
DJ/ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTINGDV Entertainment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Christy McKee Photography
FLORIST: Afloral.com
HAIR/MAKEUP: Chessy Hewitt of Blushing Brides
CAKE: Mad Batter Bakery
DRESS: David's Bridal
TUXES: House of Maya
STATIONARY: Vistaprints

Lauren & Jody's Wedding at Wintergreen Resort, Virginia

It's official! The 2017 wedding season has begun for team DV-E and our first wedding of the year took place nearly 3,500ft above sea level at the beautiful Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County, Virginia. It turns out that the groom Jody loves baseball, so when I was thrown a curve ball request (pun intended) to play bluegrass during the cocktail hour, a genre of music that goes far under played at weddings, and one our team listens too quite often when not at events, we knew we were going to have a great night. 

From homages to Texas, Virginia, Ohio, and the Washington Nationals, Jody and Lauren's wedding was full of fun, family, friendship, and love. 

That a look at a few images from their reception below. We hope to share some more images that the ever talented Jared Ladia of Jared Ladia Photography took as well. A few clips from their wedding will be featured in our monthly recap video for the month of May later this month.

Congratulations again! "Remember where you are so you remember where you were." 

VENDOR INFO

VENUE/CATERING: Wintergreen Resort
DJ/ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTINGDV Entertainment
CEREMONY A/V: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting
CORDINATOR: Karen of Pretty Southern Events
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jared Ladia Photography
VIDEO: White Flair Productions
FLORIST: The Moss & Rose
HAIR/MAKEUP: Wintergreen Salon
CATORINGPumpernickel Pickle Catering
CAKE: Smith Island Baking Company
DRESS: Blush by Hayley Paige from Love Couture Bridal
GROOMS SUIT: DC Custom Clothiers

NYE Wedding Night with the Burrow

Man, where to start. We don't like to play favorites, we spend hours communicating with all our wedding clients, endless emails, phone calls, in person meetings, video calls/faceTime. We get to know our brides and grooms pretty well however, some clients ask us to pull out every rabbit in our event production hat we have to help make their dream wedding come to fruition. This is also known as our "Bespoke Booking" option when our prebuilt packages just won't fit your true wants for your wedding day and you need a completely custom experience. This was the case for Elizabeth and Brandon Burrow and their amazing New Years Eve Wedding in Roanoke, VA. 

Elizabeth and Brandon knew what they wanted, and all I really had to do is let them know how I could fit into their ideas. I really think things clicked between us all when the then, bride to be said, "we want you to DJ on your turntables and after 10pm, we want the place to turn into a night club and you can just do your thing." I mean, Club Wed is one of my speciality and something exclusive to DV-E, but being given almost a green light to have complete creative freedom DJing in a night-club format at a wedding was one of the greatest gifts a client could give me/us. 

So what did we actually end off providing for Brandon and Elizabeths wedding? Basically everything we offer. I was DJing our Club Wed option, we provided a expanded Dance lights package with custom programed light show to change the mood throughout the night, we made custom video visuals and a custom countdown clock for the ball drop, room up lighting, Full range room sound, a custom DJ table. We brought EVERYTHING!

I have to be clear, we were just one piece of the puzzle and cannot take that much credit for how successful the night was. The team of vendors put together by the Burrows were top notch and I couldn't have asked for a better group of event professionals to work with and spend my New Years Eve with. I'll list them below, but here are a few photos from that night to show you the amazing design work in a already amazing venue that I just helped complement.

I could gush for days, but I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. We took a few pre-event photos, all the action photos can be credited to the ever talented Tracie Hoprich of Tracie Hoprich Photography. Special thanks to her and the bride and groom for letting me share those photos here on the DV-E blog. Before I share the photos below, thanks again to Elizabeth and Brandon for letting us be apart of such a amazing night!

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Eric & Lindsay's Gaie Lea wedding, Staunton, VA

After doing our pre-wedding walk through at Gaie Lea, I knew that Eric and Lindsay's wedding was going to be just as stunning as it was going to be fun. Let's just say they did not disappoint. From the amazingly touching poem written by Eric's college friend, to Lindsay's sister the matron of honors 3 minute rap-remix to a instrumental of the Fresh Prince of Belair theme music. Start to finish fully memorized without missing a beat, arguably the most amazing set of speeches I've seen in a very long time. This one October evening was one I'll remember for a while. I can't thank Lindsay and Eric for letting me be apart of their wedding day and helping them have a night to remember. 

Below are some photos from that night, special thanks goes out to the amazing photographer of the night, Emily of Emily Sacra Photography for letting me share some of her amazing work here on my blog. 

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DJ/RECEPTION ENTERTAINMENT: DV Entertainment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Emily Sacra Photography
CEREMONY VENUE: Gaie Lea 
RECEPTION VENUE: | The Pavilion At Bells Lane
DRESS: David’s Bridal
FLORALS: Rask Florist
PLANNER: Clarese Wilkerson
HAIR & MAKEUP: Shana Kaufman

 

Jennifer and Greg's Stable side wedding, Hermitage Hill Farm, Waynesboro, VA

It was our first visit to Hermitage Hill Farm and Stable in the breathtaking countryside outside Waynesboro, VA for Jennifer and Greg's wedding ceremony and reception. What a wonderful time we had helping them celebrate and sure can't wait to visit Hermitage Hill again. Congrats!  

CEREMONY SOUND/DJ/ENTERTAINMENT: DV Entertainment  
PHOTOGRAPHER: Melissa Batman Photography
FLOWERS: Flowers By Rose 
CAKE: Buttercream Dreams
CATERER: Hank's Catering
VENUE: Hermitage Hill Farm and Stable