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Image Credit: Dulce de V Photography How 196 Events Helped: DJ/Event Host, Ceremony Support, Dance Floor Lights Anyone who knows Tiffany & Michael knows how much they love music. Their mutual love of music brought them together and it’s the glue that has held them together since high school.  From our very first FaceTime with them […]

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August 12, 2018

Music Lovers Michael+Tiffany | Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | 196 Events

Music Lovers Michael+Tiffany | Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding | 196 Events

Image Credit: Rowlands Photography How 196 Events helped: DJ/Event Host, Ceremony Support & Dance Floor Lights Hands down, one of the most requested first dance songs is Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”.  If you’ve attended any weddings this year then you know exactly what I mean.  To make your first dance stand out from the crowd, try to […]

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May 10, 2018

Cody + Melanie | “Perfect” First Dance | Chesapeake Wedding | 196 Events

Cody + Melanie | "Perfect" First Dance | Chesapeake Wedding | 196 Events

After months of planning, your wedding day arrives and seems to fly by in the blink of an eye.  This is why it’s so important for you to live in the moment and make the best of every second.  Here are our 10 secrets to an epic wedding reception: Don’t plan too many events during the reception The traditional formalities such […]

Blog, Wedding Tip Wednesday

April 10, 2018

10 Secrets To An Epic Wedding Reception

Image Credit: Heather Mrva How 196 helped: DJ/Event Host, Photo Booth, Cake Pin Spot Light & Dance Floor Lights By the time Chris and Lauren’s December wedding day arrived, the two of them felt more like friends than clients. We were blessed enough to provide our wedding services for Chris’ sister and her husband in […]

Weddings

December 13, 2017

Chris+Lauren | December Wedding | Virginia Beach | 196 Events

December Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding DJ

Image Credit: Michelle Lyerly Photography How did 196 help? Ceremony Support & DJ/Event Host This past weekend we attended a breathtaking rustic wedding in Toana, VA.  At the end of any event Devail and I always discuss our takeaways. What did we do well? What can we do better next time? We also share our favorite moments. […]

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October 25, 2017

Matthew+Molly | Rustic Wedding | Toano VA | 196 Events

Matthew+Molly | Rustic Wedding | Toana VA |196 Events

Image Credit: Stellar Exposures How 196 helped: Ceremony Support, Reception DJ & Photo Booth On 09/16/17 we traveled to historic New Kent, VA to take part in Nick & Sarah’s wedding celebration.  Cousiac Manor’s stunning riverfront venue was the perfect backdrop for this outdoor wedding.  Dinner was served in Cousiac’s recently built Rose Mallow Barn with […]

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October 24, 2017

Nick+Sarah | Cousiac Mannor Wedding | New Kent VA | 196 Events

Nick+Sarah's Cousiac Manor Wedding 196 Events

Photo Credit: Don Monteaux  Services Provided: Reception DJ/Event Host, Ceremony Support & Photo Booth This past Sunday Brandon & Kara said “I DO” at the Lesner Inn located in Virginia Beach.  Their beautiful sunset wedding was pure magic.  The ceremony took place outside on the covered deck.  The warm light of the sunset, picture perfect sky […]

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October 17, 2017

Brandon+Kara | Sunset Wedding | Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach DJ 196 Events

Lesner Inn Wedding

Photo Credit: Secret Leigh Photography Services Provided: Wedding Reception DJ & Event Host This past weekend we had the honor of providing our services to an amazing couple from 2 spectacular families. Courtney and Marcos celebrated their union in the exact same location her parents had their wedding reception over 20 years ago. How awesome […]

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October 11, 2017

Courtney+Marcos | Ford’s Colony Country Club | Williamsburg DJ 196 Events

Wedding Reception Fords Colony

Photo by: Jesse Leake in MODwedding Our Thoughts… There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to selecting your wedding meal serving style.  The below blog post by Geoff Beers is a must read before you make the buffet vs. plated decision.  We especially love his idea of the “Hybrid Buffet.” Using this serving […]

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September 26, 2017

Buffet vs. Plated | A Guide To Help You Decide |196 Events

Image Credit: Terrie Simmons 196 Services: Reception DJ & Event Host As a wedding dj, what better way to close out the summer than with the sweet union of two incredible souls? We have known Kristin for quite some time, both personally and professionally.  Not only is she part of our church family, but we also […]

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September 22, 2017

Doug + Kristin | Summer Wedding | Chesapeake Golf Club| Chesapeake Virginia | 196 Events