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Image Credit: Chad Flucas Photography How did 196 Events help? DJ/Event Host, Photo Booth, Dance Floor Lights Amber and Cole’s Oceanfront wedding was so much fun and full of love.  They had family all the way from Cali to New Orleans. You’d never know from seeing them together that Amber and some of her siblings […]

Blog, Weddings

October 4, 2018

Amber+Cole | Oceanfront Wedding | Virginia Beach Hilton Garden Inn | 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

My girlfriends and I have been talking about having a Vision Board party for quite some time.  We just never seemed to get around to it. I decided to create a virtual board to eliminate all of my usual excuses (i.e. no magazines, no glue or even a board!) I have always believed in writing my goals down. […]

Blog, Personal

February 7, 2018

What’s on your vision board?

Nikki's Personal Vision Board 2018

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. […]

Blog, Weddings

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 […]

Blog, Weddings

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 […]

Blog, Weddings

October 17, 2017

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

Lesner Inn Wedding