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Services Provided: Ceremony Support, Cocktail Music, Reception DJ/Event Host, Dance Floor Lights Brandon and Stephanie’s Oceanfront wedding was nothing short of amazing. Stephanie’s brother officiated the sweet ceremony with the Atlantic Ocean as his backdrop. The ceremony was simple yet elegantly adorned with tulle lighting lining the aisle. There was so much to love about […]

Weddings

August 21, 2020

Brandon + Stephanie’s Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Wedding

"love" drawn in the sand

For their Kiln Creek Wedding, Whitney & Colby chose our Premier Photo Booth with unlimited text messages and prints so everyone went home with memories to cherish. We set up our most popular backdrop, the “Gold Sparkle.” No matter how many times we use this backdrop, it always manages to blow people away. Everyone looked […]

Weddings

July 16, 2020

Whitney + Colby’s Kiln Creek Wedding | Newport News, Virginia

Bride and Groom pose in photo booth

Whether or not to include a photo booth at your wedding is one of many decisions you are faced with during the planning process. You can ask your friends and family but that will leave you even more confused. Those who didn’t have a photo booth for their wedding will likely tell you its not worth it. On […]

Blog, Weddings

April 1, 2019

5 Reasons Brides Say A Photo Booth Is A Must Have For Your Wedding

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

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: 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