charlottesville weddings

Zac & Erica's Halloween wedding, Castalia Farm, Keswick, VA

We’ve worked a lot of events over the years, but never a wedding ceremony and reception on Halloween where everyone showed up in costume, and we mean EVERYONE! It was kind of amazing and really set the tone for who Erica and Zac are as a couple. Zac was our main point of contact and we couldn’t have asked for a kinder, personable, warm human to help plan their wedding. We went above and beyond to help design and layout a custom large light show for the dancefloor fully fitted with haze so you could see the lights doing their thing. That is a rare opportunity both for couples who want something over the top and different, and a venue that allowed it. Either way, their wedding was a blast! We couldn’t have ask for a better day. Congrats to Erica and Zac.

Cody & Leah's Wedding, House Mountain Inn, Lexington, VA

There has to be a special reaction a guests has when they drive up the long, steep road to House Mountain Inn for the first time. It dips off a country road and takes you up to the unknown, gifting you with breaktaking views and tranquility. If there is any state of mind a person can hope to put their guests into just before saying I-Do in front of them, this has to be that hope. And does it translate to one heck of a time that Cody and Leah’s guest had all night. Check out a few photos from this wedding. On top of always enjoying working weddings at House Mountain Inn just outside of Lexington, VA, working with our good friend Stephanie, superwomen, super wedding planner, coordinator, and owner of Diamond Events. It was a good time for all, congrats to the newly weds!

Reception Venue: House Mountain Inn
Wedding Planner: Stephanie, Diamonds Events
Photographer: Brittany Conner Photography
Videographer: DeBris Production
Florist: Diamond Events
Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery
DJ/Entertainment: DV Entertainment

Tim and Dana's Vineyard Barn wedding, Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards, Luray, VA

It’s summer a wonderful time for a wedding? And spending time outsides, in the vines, throwing parties in barns? We think so and so did Tim and Dana! Their wedding at Faithbrooke Barn in Luray, Virginia was about as summer wedding as they come. From dancing inside, to playing corn hole, and dancing outside. To drinks and food with friends and family inside, to drinks and food outside with friends and family, it was perfect. We ran sound for their ceremony, and DJ’ed their reception. It was a wonderful day.

Congrats to the newly weds!

Cody & Mady's Wedding, King Family Vineyard, Crozet, VA

What a wonderful day was Cody and Mady's wedding day at King Family Vineyard in Crozet. Just a short drive from our home office, this was our first visit to King Family and hopefully not our last. The sky was full of wonderful white fluffy clouds and the bluest skies, and the sunset dropping below the valley in the distance. Picture perfect is a bit cliche but a accurate description. We ran sound for the ceremony as well as DJ'ed and setup lighting in The Carriage House and couldn't ask for a better setting for a evening of amazing food, donuts, wine, and dancing. 

We've have several amazing options and layouts for King Family Vineyard already and we put those recommendations to work for Cody and Mady. We set up our large 4 speaker PA system to spread sound throughout the room, a wireless speaker was set up in The North Gallery to feed sound for the cocktail hour as well as the rest of the night as ran sound for the ceremony outside in the back field. What we love about The Carriage House is with the dance floor placed near the center rear of the room, we were able to setup a 4-corner lighting setup which once dancing begun, really brought the party vibe to the room. 

Mady and Cody couldn't have asked for a better day and we're so happy to have been there to help them celebrate their wedding day. Congrats!  

VENDOR INFO

VENUE: King Family Vineyard
CATERING: Dinner at Home Catering
DJ/ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTING: DV Entertainment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Amanda Maglione Photography
CAKE: Chandler’s Bakery
HAIR & MAKEUP: Face Value Salon
DRESS: Amanda's Touch
TUXES: Joseph A. Banks

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
 

Jess & Drew's wedding at Bold Rock Cidery, Nellysford VA

- WRITTEN BY LEAD WEDDING DJ, DAVID VERDE

I always love it when I get to know my wedding couples beyond the landscape of emails. In the modern world you do get to know people pretty well in text form however I had the pleasure to chat with Jess and Drew on the phone a few times, video call as well as meet in person for a venue walk through. With that by the time I arrived to their wedding I wasn't there with just my clients but among friends. The evening started promptly at 6:45pm just as the sun dipped behind the trees casting the most perfectly timed curtain of shade on the ceremony site down by the creek in the field beyond the cidery. Once they said I-Do, everyone made their way up the hill and carried the evening into the night. 

We had another first at Drew and Jess' wedding. We provided our ceremony sound support, but we also provided a mobile generator that is not available for rent to give power at the ceremony site! It's no louder a running car so it was perfect. We also setup up our wireless battery powered LED uplights outside in the reception around adding some lovely light to the stairs of the cidery deck. It was a lovely view both in decor and watching everyone have an amazing time. 

VENDOR INFO

VENUE: Bold Rock Cidery
CATERING: Champagne Taste Catering
DJ/ENTERTAINMENT & LIGHTINGDV Entertainment
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lori Douglas Photography
CAKE: Chandler’s Bakery
FLORIST: Flowers by Sally Rule-Gwinn
STATIONARY: Wedding Paper Divas
TRANSPORTATION: Camryn Limo
DRESS: House of Maya
TUXES: Men’s Wearhouse

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