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Empowering lives through literacy. The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) is a non-profit organization providing literacy tutoring for elementary students from Title I Schools in Hampton Roads and beyond. We had the pleasure of providing our Premier Photo Booth service for the Life Enrichment Center’s (LEC) annual banquet. Held at The Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, […]

Corporate

October 18, 2019

Photo Booth at The Founders Inn: LEC Annual Banquet

guest posing in photo booth

Image Credit: Karea Preston The connection Devail and Nikki were the perfect team for the type of vibes we wanted for our special day!! From our initial consultation meeting to the actual reception, communication was amazing, accommodations were custom fit for us and their energy and customer service made for a truly special experience. -Ashli […]

Weddings

October 16, 2019

CJ+Ashli | Norfolk Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Entertainment Company

Image Credit: Megan & Dallas Photography How 196 Events helped: DJ/Event Host, Cocktail Music, Ceremony Support, Photo Booth 4 Things I Loved About Their Big Day: Brunch Wedding Foot Washing Ceremony The Bride’s Dress w/ Pockets Gluten Free/Dairy Free Menu 1. Brunch Wedding Michael & Emily’s playful mid-day wedding was paired perfectly with their fun […]

Weddings

August 12, 2019

Michael + Emily | Virginia Beach Brunch Wedding | 196 Events

Before we say goodbye to 2018, we wanted to share the top wedding trends from our 2018 wedding season and a few fun facts from the year. Top Wedding Trends The Rustic Revolution The rustic wedding theme has been growing in popularity for a few years and this year was no different. The term “rustic” can be pretty broad so […]

Blog, Weddings

December 12, 2018

Cheers to 2018 — Here’s to 2019! | Top Wedding Trends | 196 Events

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

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 […]

Blog, Weddings

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 […]

Blog, Weddings

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 […]

Blog, Wedding Tip Wednesday, 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. […]

Blog, Weddings

October 25, 2017

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

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