Welcome to The Hampton Roads Wedding Guide Newsletter where you can plan the wedding of your dreams from start to finish. From inspiration to checklists and planning articles, to the best wedding professionals in Hampton Roads, it's all here!

September 2017 Newsletter
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Smooth Moves DJs
The Rules of Wedding Music

The rules are....there are no rules! There are so many options for wedding music that you don't have to follow a specific script. Some couples love an intimate acoustic guitar for their ceremony music while others prefer a song played on a sound system. Some couples have always dreamed of an orchestra to play their first dance while others want a DJ. Whatever you choose, know that it will be perfect if it represents you and your significant other. Music can truly transform a wedding by setting the tone of the event and reminding everyone of the amount of love that is being celebrated. Here are some of our preferred wedding musicians! 

Boardwalk Entertainment
Wedding Music Must-Haves

You're going to need music for several different parts of your wedding day, some you may not have even thought about!

You'll need music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and exit. And that's just the beginning! Think of the songs that mean the most to you as a couple or do a Pinterest search for awesome wedding playlists for inspiration. Your DJ can be a huge help! They have, after all, done this a time or two so they have tons of ideas. They also know all the classics and today's hits. 

Wedding Wire has a great list of music you need at your wedding.

20 Moments You'll Need Music at Your Wedding
Astro Entertainment
Photo Booth Fun

Many DJ companies are a one stop shop for many of your wedding needs. Several companies are investing in photo booth technology! Photo booths are a great way to give your guests a fun thing to do during the reception and can also serve as a favor since they get to take the pics home. Plus, it's sure to get your guests laughing and being playful.

Ask your DJ if they offer photo booth services or other things like lighting!

Featured Vendor

Astro Entertainment is one of the most popular DJ's in Hampton Roads. With over 30 years of service to HRVA, Astro is an award winning, reliable, talented vendor that prides itself on offering its clients a plethora of options for their event. In addition to weddings, Astro can also provide the entertainment for birthday parties, corporate events,  bar/bat mitzvahs, proms, anniversaries, and more! They also provide so much more than just music. For a full list of their services, including lighting and photo booth rentals, check out their website!

Will Hawkins Photography

Audrey Rose Photography
Real Weddings
Colonial DJ's provided the entertainment for this gorgeous pink and green wedding at Mt. Sterling Plantation. The bride and groom and their guests had so much fun at their wedding reception, dancing the night away!

The pictures from Audrey Rose Photography are incredible. Head over to her blog to see even more of the wedding party and family having a great time with the music provided by Colonial DJ's.

You can also see this wedding featured on Tidewater & Tulle.

Some of the other vendors in this wedding include:

Planner:  Jamie Leigh Events
Dress:  Allure Bridals from  Bridal Elegance
Bridesmaids dresses:  Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen attire: Joseph A Banks
Makeup:  Blush Tones
Cake:  Kadi Bakes
Catering:  Smoke BBQ

Michael & Jasmine Photography
Upcoming Events

Join us for the upcoming  Vintage Aesthetic Bridal Show with Showbride!
When: Sunday, September 24 2-5 pm

Where:  Historic Post Office

Ticket Info: $10 each or purchase a party pass that allows up to 5 people, including the bride, for just $25.  

Learn more by visiting Showbride's website.

Our Latest Issue is Here!

The latest issue of Hampton Roads Wedding Guide is available in  over 50 locations throughout  Hampton Roads as well as digitally on our website. For a complete list of where you can find a copy check out our website! 

In our latest issue you can learn more about all of the incredible vendors we have featured, from venues to photographers to delicious catering options. Plus, you can learn some great tips for your big day!

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