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So many couples are terrified of having a boring reception. 196 Events has over a decade of experience easing those fears. We keep the dance floor packed by giving you the tools to create a playlist that matches your style and we build on that list to ensure you have the epic wedding celebration you deserve and your guests get an awesome party that is memorable for all the right reasons. 

the 196 experience 

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REception DJ 


Devail will provide the soundtrack during your wedding reception keeping everyone on the dance floor.  As an experienced MC, your guests will always know what's happening next and you'll be able to enjoy your day with the people you love.  

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Dance dance dance

Devail will provide the soundtrack during your wedding reception keeping everyone on the dance floor. As an experienced MC, your guests will always know what's happening next and you'll be able to enjoy your day with the people you love.  

REception DJ with Lights

Music of your choice will be played for your guests during the cocktail hour.

cocktail Hour

Pre-ceremony music will be played to set the perfect mood as your guests arrive. A hands-free wireless microphone will be provided to amplify the sound for your officiant. Devail will play all the special songs you’ve selected for each magical moment of your ceremony.

Ceremony Support

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Wedding Day dj Services

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Photo Booth Details

wedding day DJ + Digital Photo Booth 

In addition to the wedding day dj service, you can create epic memories for your guests with our digital photo booth.  Our booth will provide a fantastic combination of quality images and unlimited fun.

Congratulations, you are officially a 196 Couple &  one step closer to having the epic celebration you dreamed of.  

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196 Couple

They definitely understood the assignment when it came to the music selections. They had the best judgement on the type of vibe and music I wanted for our reception. Everyone at my wedding raved about how much fun they had!

Kennedy & Don

196 Couple

I can't overstate how much fun we had at our wedding thanks to 196 Events. The music was perfect from beginning to end, it was fun, inclusive without being cheesy, poignant when appropriate, and the dance floor was BUMPIN. 

Daniel & Shelby

196 Couple

Nikki and Devail are a POWER COUPLE and know how to party! They worked so well with our venue, The Lesner Inn, to ensure our timeline went smoothly and all our traditions were included. They went above and beyond with super fun remixes and song mashups! I wish I could re-live this night over and over again!

Jackson & Brenna

196 Couple

They were very responsive to my emails and text messages and only wanted what was in our best interests! On our wedding day, they surpassed our expectations!! Our guests did not want to leave the dance floor and did not want the night to be over!!  Best DJ ever! 

Amber & Cole

196 Couple

I truly got to enjoy a day that I had only imagined because of them. I would over and over recommend them for any event, especially if you're looking for it to be fun and memorable.

Yodani & JJ

196 Couple

It was one of the best days of our lives and I just want to keep living it. Every one of our guests loved the vibe.  The ceremony music went off without a hitch. We are incredibly grateful for them!

Katelyn & larry

196 Couple

We hired 196 Events for our wedding and they absolutely killed it!! They were punctual, communicative, professional but also so friendly.  They were both so prepared, helpful and I would definitely recommend again!! I want to throw another party just to hire them again!

Mark & Natalia

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Virginia is for Lovers 

  • 300+ Couples Served
  • 5-star rated across all platforms
  • Husband & Wife Team
Devail & Nikki

We are a husband and wife team who is passionate about creating unforgettable experiences for our couples! With a focus solely on weddings, we bring years of experience and professional service to every event.  We have a personalized approach to ensure that each wedding is unique and tailored to your individual style.  Our Wedding DJ & Photo Booth company is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. However, we serve couples across Hampton Roads, RVA, Central VA and the Shenandoah Valley.

THe Couple Behind the brand


196 (one-nine-six) represents Matthew 19:6 “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together let no one separate."  We believe that marriage is more than just the wedding day. It’s the beginning of your journey as ONE. A journey that will last well beyond the wedding cake and embarrassing toasts. It’s a union of hearts that will only grow deeper as you navigate your new life together. We consider it an absolute honor and blessing to help so many couples celebrate this momentous occasion. 

Our WHy

Our family

our Love story

this is us...

We met in November 2003 at the credit union, where Devail was working. I gave him my number after cashing my check.      Our first call lasted for hours. Now, I know it sounds cliché, but it felt like we'd known each other our whole lives. 
On our first date we went to see Gothika at the old AMC near Lynnhaven Mall  (it's an indoor go-kart place now). Our 2nd & 3rd dates were to each other's company Christmas parties and we've been inseparable ever since. We said "I Do" in 2006 and we have 3  beautiful children. (fun fact: we never had  a wedding!) We love working together and hope to continue helping couples celebrate their wedding day for years to come!

we can't wait to hear from  you. 

Phone:  757-287-4985


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