Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception with Elizabeth & Dennis

Congratulations to Dennis & Elizabeth!!!!

 

Wedding Ceremony at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

 

Elizabeth and Dennis planned their destination wedding at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, Virginia all the way from Florida.  Thanks to the amazing hands-on service by Private Events Director, Shay Rybin and her Banquet Captain Jennifer, and all the wedding professionals involved…the wedding was practically flawless!

Check Out These Video Clips:

Enjoy these video clips of a real wedding in Williamsburg VA at Ford’s Colony.  The wedding recessional, great Aunt Sue dancing to “Celebration”, “Apache” and of course, “Uptown Funk”!  Lots of fun by everyone!

“Uptown Funk” – starring everyone!

Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

“Celebration” featuring Great Aunt Sue!

Family Friendly Wedding Reception from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

“Apache” – starring the usual suspects!

Wedding Reception at Ford’s Colony from Elisabeth Daley on Vimeo.

Always Have A Rain Plan

The original plan was to have the ceremony outside by the pond, but 24  hours before the wedding the forecast was very iffy to say the least. Because of this, the decision was made to go with the rain plan and have the ceremony inside the dining room.  It’s a good thing, because during the time of the ceremony it was raining buckets outside.

Special Dances

First Dance:  “At Last” by Etta James
Father/Daughter Dance:  “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Groom/Sister Dance:  “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Love Story

How does a girl from Fredericksburg, Virginia who is the oldest of 6, meet a boy from Philadelphia who is the baby of 7? Naturally, they meet in Naples, Florida! They had their first date on April 22, 2014 at Miller’s ale House. And even though it was love at first sight…they didn’t get engaged until about a year and a half later.

And before they could get engaged….Dennis had to muster up the nerve to call Elizabeth’s parents and ask for their blessing.

Which they granted.

So…in their apartment, with their only witness being their fur baby, Franklin….who is a miniature schnauzer….Dennis popped the question on November 14, 2015.

These two truly compliment each other…Dennis is neat and tidy…while Elizabeth admits that she is a little messy and unorganized. Elizabeth knows lots of random useless trivia facts…while Dennis has street smarts and common sense. She is emotional, boisterous and loud while Dennis is calm and more reserved.

But at the end of the day, they balance each other out, and bring out the best in each other…unless, of course… they begin debating whose sports teams are the best.

He loves the Philadelphia Eagles…and her heart is with the Washington Redskins.

Dennis loves the Phillies and Elizabeth is a die-hard Yankees fan.

Of course, they both agree on their mutual love of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

They love good food and laughter, and now on the three year anniversary of their first date…in front of their family and friends…they are beginning a new chapter in their lives….and now it’s time for their first dance as husband and wife

Ford's Colony Wedding Reception

Wedding Wire Review of Liz Daley Events

Review of Ford's Colony

Harpist at Ford's Colony

Diana Dunnavant-Harpist

Wedding Ceremony at Ford's Colony

Wedding Ceremony in the Dining Room at Ford’s Colony

Cindy's Cakery at Ford's Colony

Cindy’s Cakery

Ford's Colony Dining Room Wedding Ceremony

Flowers by Arlene at Morrison’s

Chincoteague Island Weddings

Chincoteague Island Weddings

It was raining and it was cold, so we had to implement the “rain plan”, but everyone helped by cooperating and adjusting as we moved the ceremony to shelter. Spirits were very high and you could feel the love as Jennifer & Drake celebrated their nuptials at a private home in Chincoteague Island. It was BEAUTIFUL!

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Surprise Best Man Speech

When you’re in the military, deployment can often interfere with wedding plans.  Drake, our groom knew this could happen.  But what he wasn’t expecting was emergency surgery causing a problem.  But as they say….if you want to make God laugh….make plans.  So…several months before the wedding, Drake learned his best man needed surgery and would not be able to attend the wedding.  So he figured that he just wouldn’t get to hear a Best Man Speech.

He was wrong!

I suggested to his wife Jenn, that she surprise her husband with a video recorded in advance.
We kept it a secret for months.

By the time the video finished playing for all their guests…you could hear a pin drop.

It was perfect!

 

 Dancing & Craziness!

Jennifer and Drake rented a private home, which meant the party went very late into the evening…and into the morning!

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One of the BEST moments of the evening was when two gentlemen decided to implement an impromptu game of invisible “Double Dutch” jump rope.  Guests were “jumping in” and showing off their dance moves while avoiding the invisible ropes.  And then…..after a moment of “brainstorming”, my assistant and I agreed on the following tune…..wait for it…..

I started playing….“Double Dutch” by Frankie Smith!!!

Beautiful Moment!

Congratulations to Jennifer & Drake!

 

Too many pictures under the influence to be shared publicly….but enjoy this glimpse.

 

Review that was shared on The Knot and Wedding Wire

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(Kudos to my wedding day assistant and former bride, Liz, who wanted to explore the possibility of being a wedding planner.  She worked extra hard to make the day successful! I couldn’t have done it without her.  Her reaction the following day…..#respect!  )

 

 

Williamsburg Lodge Weddings

Williamsburg Lodge Weddings

Meg and Scott celebrate at The Lodge!!!!

Williamsburg Lodge Weddings are as hometown as one can get, and for local couple Meg & Scott, who decided to celebrate their marriage in the heart of the historic area, it was the perfect setting!  And of course, they had the best local Wedding DJ ever, Liz Daley!!!!Williamsburg Wedding DJ at The Williamsburg Lodge

The beautiful Colony Room…set up for almost 300 people!

Wedding DJ in the Colony Room at The Williamsburg Lodge

 

Beautiful Centerpieces

Elegant Wedding Centerpiece at Williamsburg Lodge

 

Simple and Elegant Set Up

Elegant Wedding Table Design

 

Dancing All Night Long!

DJ and Dancing for an Amazing Wedding at The Williamsburg Lodge

 

Megan and Scott’s Love Story

How does a courtship begin in a small town like Williamsburg? It starts at birth!
Back in 1990, at Williamsburg Community Hospital – Megan came into this world, and little did she know that just over a year later, Scott, the man destined to be her husband, would also be born in that very same hospital.

They kind of always knew “OF” each other their whole lives. Their parents were friends. They had the same friends. Scott just figured Megan was out of his league.

Then one day in high school… a friend said to Scott, “ Why don’t you ever say “Hi” to Megan when we walk by every day?” “It hurts her feelings!” So the very next day, Scott said “Hi”…and Megan smiled back and blushed with embarrassment. And acccording to Megan…. “Scott had her at “Hi”!

Dating:
Their first date was at Starbucks after a soccer game with friends, and they fell in love Starbucks ….and each other!

They share many of the same memories…Junior/Senior Prom, The Cheese Shop, and multiple trips to the Outer Banks!

Then….the high school sweethearts became long distance partners as they each went away to college. But their love was destined to lead to marriage.

The Proposal:
Scott was ready to propose, so he called his mom to help him find the ring.
He was scared to death that someone would see him in the jewelry store and ruin his planned surprise.

Within 15 minutes he had exactly what he wanted. Then he had to call the credit card company and tell them it was OK.

And…As Scott was driving back to Richmond, he called Megan’s father and said, “ You have no choice…I have the ring and I am marrying your daughter”. Then he called his friends and they began planning the bachelor party!

The plan was to propose on the doorstop in front of their first home together. But, Megan’s online class was running late and she doesn’t like to open doors. Especially when peep holes are covered by Halloween decorations.

So….while down on one knee…Scott knocked on the door. No response. He knocked again. No response.

At that point, Megan texted Scott and said…   it’s late….When will you be home….someone keeps knocking on the door and I’m not going to open it.

Scott reassured her it would be OK to open the door and that is when she saw him down on one knee with flowers, balloons and champagne!

Megan dropped her phone and stared at Scott with her mouth wide open.

When she came back down to earth…Scott said, “ Will You Marry me?” and Megan said, “YES!” And now today in front of friends and family they are beginning a new chapter in their lives……a continuation of a love that started long ago.

First Dance:  “Better Together” by Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga (special mix)

Virginia Beach Wedding at Founder’s Inn

Virginia Beach Wedding at Founder’s Inn

Virginia Beach Wedding

My Big New York Style Wedding
Eric and Damali celebrate their marriage at The Founder’s Inn, Virginia Beach!
Wedding Entertainment Director®, Aldo Ryan and club mix artist DJ Exeqtive share their talent and energy with Damali and Eric’s family and friends at their huge Virginia Beach Wedding!

Virginia Beach Wedding: Aldo Ryan in the house

Lining Up for the GRAND ENTRANCE!

Virginia Beach Wedding: Bridal Party Prepared for their Entrance

GORGEOUS CAKE!

Virginia Beach Wedding: Wedding Cake

 

FIRST DANCE

Virginia Beach Wedding: Aldo tells the love story of Damali and Eric

GETTING THE PARTY STARTED…

Virginia Beach Wedding: Aldo Ryan Introduces the Wedding Party

THE NEWLYWED GAME

Virginia Beach Wedding: Newlywed Game Challenge

MC ALDO RYAN AND DJ EXEQTIVE

Virginia Beach Wedding: Aldo & DJ Exeqtive

Virginia Beach Wedding with a New York flair:

Wedding Entertainment Director, ALDO RYAN kept the dance floor jamming all night long!

Virginia Beach Wedding: MC Aldo

DANCING

Virginia Beach Wedding: MC Aldo tearing up the dance floor

MORE DANCING

Virginia Beach Wedding: Aldo Ryan in the house!

EVEN MORE DANCING…

Virginia Beach Wedding: Dancing with DJ Exeqtive

JANEL AND THE HAPPY COUPLE

Virginia Beach Wedding: Janel, Damali & Eric

 

LIZ, ALDO & JANEL

Virginia Beach Wedding: Liz, Aldo & Janel

 

VIRGINIA BEACH WEDDING DETAILS:

Venue:  Emily Anderson, The Founder’s Inn

Wedding Planner:  Janel Keen, Vivid Expressions

Master of Ceremonies:  Aldo Ryan

Disc Jockey:  DJ Exeqtive

Ceremony & Reception Sound Support:  Liz Daley Events

Cake:  Shockley’s Sweet Shop

Photographer:  ScroleVision

Videography:  Jeremy Mitchell Cinema

Photo Booth:  SnapQube

Flowers:  Daevid’s of Norfolk

Lighting:  Stage Right Lighting

Childcare:  Marlene Williams, A Helping Hand

 

 

Petersburg Virginia Wedding

Petersburg Virginia Wedding

Petersburg Virginia Wedding:

Congratulations to “Webb” and “Wood” who celebrated their marriage at The Union Train Station in Petersburg, VA!!!!

First Dance

For their first dance as husband and wife at their Petersburg Virginia Wedding, Jennifer and Wood chose “Tangled up in You” by Aaron Lewis.  And yes, Wood is wearing a kilt….and evidently, he was wearing it, shall we say…in the traditional manner.

Petersburg Virginia Wedding: First Dance

 

Petersburg Virginia Wedding: Simple and Elegant

Parent Dances:
Jennifer chose “My Girl” to dance with her father, and Wood chose “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney to dance with his mother.

Petersburg Virginia Wedding: Dancing!

 

Petersburg Virginia Wedding

Jennifer and Wood wanted their reception to be laid back without many of the tired traditions.  Mission Accomplished. The afternoon was a complete success!

Petersburg Virginia Wedding: Happy Couple

 

Richmond Wedding DJs

Music Requests

Stevie Wonder- Isn’t She Lovely
Fleetwood Mac – you make loving fun
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup
Cheap Trick – I Want you to Want Me
Unchained melody
A Thousand Years
Could I Have This Dance

Do Not Play
Chicken Dance
No Line Dances

Northern Virginia Weddings at Potomac Point Winery in Stafford, VA

Northern Virginia Weddings at Potomac Point Winery in Stafford, VA

Gabrielle and Ryan celebrate their Northern Virginia wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Sunshine and perfect weather made the day even more wonderful for our newlyweds.
Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

 

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

 

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Beautiful Northern Virginia Views

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

 

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

 

Gorgeous Ballroom at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Wedding Cake

Gabrielle and Ryan chose the throwback classic “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies, as the musical underscore when they cut the cake.

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Table Settings

Many brides today are choosing simple and elegant table designs.  Muted color palates and understated flowers.

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

 

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

TOASTS

Gabrielle’s sisters, Julianne and Charlotte brought down the house with their thoughtful and fun Wedding Toast

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Dancing

Gabrielle and Ryan enjoy dancing with their friends and family!

 

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

After handling all the details of her daughter’s wedding, Mother-of-the-Bride Elizabeth enjoys herself on the dance floor!

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

You know it’s a great party in Northern Virginia and pretty much anywhere else when EVERYONE stays until the end of the night!

Northern Virginia Wedding at Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard

Wedding Details:

Venue:  Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard in Stafford, VA
Photography:  Samantha Smith Photography
Wedding DJ:  Liz Daley Events
Accommodations:  Courtyard by Marriott (Stafford-Quantico)

Formal Dances:

Bride & Groom’s Entrance Song:  “Will You be There” by Michael Jackson
First Dance:
“I Wanna Grow Old With You” (extended version)
Father/Daughter Dance: “God Only Knows” by Beach Boys
Mother/Son Dance: “You are my Sunshine” by Bing Crosby

Fun Ideas

Anniversary Dance for all the married couples.