Roanoke VA

Mike & Melissa's Penthouse Wedding, The Penthouse at Center in the Square, Roanoke VA

There is something wonderful about being near the top of the skyline in the start city. People unknowingly going about their day down on the street while two come together to celebrate their first day together as husband and wife. That is how the day went for Melissa and Mike and their wedding at Center in the Square (now known as The Penthouse) in downtown Roanoke. We had a magically time with dancing, and clear skies, all to the backdrop of mountains and the city center, it was, magical.

Congrats again Mike & Melissa

Garrett & Lacey's City Market Wedding, Charter Hall at the Roanoke City Market Building, Roanoke VA

We arrived to the city market in downtown Roanoke, quite excited for two reasons. 1, we got to finally work in the amazing Charter Hall, a space that always seems to avad us, and 2, we got to DJ Garrett and Lacey’s amazing fall wedding. One of the amazing things about Charter Hall is how easily is is completely transformed with some lighting, so we were enlisted by the now newly weds to do some LED uplighting installs and design to help bring all the decor touches together that they put together to decorate each table and the room itself. Started the room first laid out for their ceremony, the wedding party and their guests headed downstairs to the main market level for cocktail hour, while our team and the rest of the amazing vendors helped completely flip the room into their reception. Bonus points for one of our favorite humans and florists, Mark Frye from Creative Occasions handling all the stunning floral arrangements. Once all the guests returned, they finished dinner and kicked off the party with dancing, dancing, and more dancing, which we brought out our largest PA system to help fill that room with some party-worthy sound. It was a smashing good time.

We can’t thank Garrett and Lacey for trusting us for their wedding night and wish them the happiest first year of marriage. Congrats!
 

VENDOR INFO

VENUE: Charter Hall at the Roanoke City Market Building
WEDDING PLANNER/ COORDINATOR:  Trinity Bess
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chelsea Anderson
FLORIST: Mark Frye
CAKE:  Cindy Gardner
CATERING: Darla Meherkins
HAIR/MAKEUP:  Rachel Spence
DRESS/TUXESMen’s Warehouse and Davids Bridal
TRANSPORTATION: Hotel Roanoke

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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Thomas & Jessica's roof top Wedding

You know its going to be a good time when we come ready to party with the DV-E's exclusive, "CLUB WED." It was a amazing night that the rain couldn't ruin, with friends and family from all over the country there to help celebrate Jessy and "Jeter's" wedding uptime the Center in the Square roof top in beautiful downtown Roanoke. #HappilyeverJeter!!! 

You can check out even more great photos from our friends at Swell Booth and the ever talented Jared Ladia. Those links are below our equally as awesome iPhone photos ;-). 

SOUND, LIGHTING, DJING: DV Entertainment 
VENUE: Center in the Square
CATERING: Mission BBQ, Roanoke
PHOTOBOOTH: Swell Booth Photobooth Co. 
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jared Ladia Photography