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Williamsburg Winery Opens New Wedding Facility

New Wedding Season at The Williamsburg Winery As we begin the 2017 wedding season here in Williamsburg, I had the pleasure of working with Courtney Schultz who is the new Event Coordinator at The Williamsburg Winery.  Over the winter many changes took place, one of...

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VIDEO: Dirty Dancing Lift at Wedding

Where:  Cousiac Manor - Lanexa, VA When:  March 11, 2017 Rylie & Cody had already done their bubble departure, but as the last song was playing they decided to attempt the lift from Dirty Dancing! They were almost successful....but Rylie accidentally stepped on...

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VIDEO: Surprise Your Dad with a Personalized Voice-Over

Sentimental & Fun This video is several years old, but it truly shows the power of creating personalized moments. Nicole's father had NO IDEA that he was in for the shock of his life as he began the father daughter dance. After the song, their wasn't a dry eye in...

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How to Choose a Wedding DJ?

First Rule:  All DJs are NOT the same... 10% are absolutely amazing 25% are OK (nothing horrible, but nothing amazing either) 50% just barely get the job done and they make lots of mistakes 15% are scum who double and triple book, don't show up, bait and switch and...

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Renaissance Wedding in Virginia Beach

Liz and Cujo's Renaissance Wedding Liz & Cujo got married at the Grand Affairs in Virginia Beach in a Renaissance Themed Wedding Ceremony and Reception!  The wedding was Halloween Weekend and everyone showed up in costume...including me. The Coolest...

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French Bistro at Legacy Hall

Lead Wedding Planner, Master of Ceremonies and DJ for Celebration. On October 9th, it was  my pleasure to be the Lead Wedding Planner as well as the Master of Ceremonies/DJ for Liza and Jen's celebration that was 17 years in the making. It was almost transcendent as I...

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Kingsmill Destination Weddings

Renee & Joe get married in Williamsburg VA. Kingsmill Resort and Spa is the location California residents Renee and Joe chose for their elegant fall wedding ceremony and reception, when they decided upon a destination wedding in Historic Colonial Williamsburg....

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Ford’s Colony Wedding Reception

Setting the Stage:  Wedding Reception at Ford's Colony Kris and Shelley celebrate their marriage at Ford's Colony in Williamsburg, VA after winning The Inspired Bride's, Be Inspired Bridal Show's $25,000 Dream Wedding giveaway from Williamsburg Wedding Pros back...

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The Montpelier Center

If you're having a Wedding Reception at The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education in Montpelier, Virginia, (which is near Richmond, Virginia) take a look at this recent real wedding celebrating the marriage of Rachael & Garett!  It was a diverse crowd that was...

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Ladies Night – Two Rivers Country Club

Lots of fun was had by all the ladies at Two Rivers Country Club at their semi-regular "Ladies Night" charity Celebration supporting Relay for Life and Breast Cancer Awareness.   [huge_it_portfolio...

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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...

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Weddings at The Freight Shed

Budget Wedding in Hampton Roads for less than $12,000 If you want to have a fun personalized wedding reception with great wedding entertainment, but you don't have big bucks.  It takes a lot more planning and a lot more work, but it can be done!  You just have to...

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$25,000 Free Wedding Giveaway

Williamsburg Wedding Pros and The Inspired Bride $25,000 FREE WEDDING Giveaway Liz Daley, DJ & Master of Ceremonies will donate her time to one Lucky & Deserving Bride!!  July 19, 2015   And the winner is....Shelley & Kris!!!!!!  Congratulations!  ...

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Viky’s 80th Birthday Bash

Birthday Girl! When you've lived life to the fullest and want to celebrate your 80th Birthday in style, you gather all your closest friends and family to your Great Gatsby Themed Celebration and let the fun begin! [huge_it_videogallery...

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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...

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Langley Chapel Weddings in Virginia Beach

Zena & Anthony get married at Langley Chapel and Celebrate at Bayview Commonwealth Center in Virginia Beach ...their Love Story, as told by Master of Ceremonies, Liz Daley. How does a boy who calls California home meet a girl a Jersey Girl who grew up in New York...

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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...

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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...

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Charlottesville Wedding: Romantic & Fun

Charlottesville Wedding It was a beautiful day in Charlottesville in early April 2014.  It was a great day, because it was the day that two best friends became husband and wife at Trump Winery!  They couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day!  The weather was...

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The Gift of Paying Attention

The difference between a “cheap” DJ and an “expensive” DJ Written for ProMobile DJ - March 24, 2014 By Elisabeth Scott Daley, WED®, ABC™ - Liz Daley Events  How Much? One thought will very quickly enter the mind of every bride beginning to plan a wedding.  How Much?...

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Gay Wedding at William and Mary Alumni House

Adam & Joe Celebrate their Union! I was pleased to participate in my first Gay Wedding in Virginia, by helping Adam and Joe celebrate at The Alumni House!  It was a fantastic day! Adam and Joe's Love Story They met seven years ago…online…no big deal…. and...

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Virginia Tech Wedding

Virginia Tech Wedding! Laura and Will chose to celebrate their wedding in Blacksburg, VA...the home of Virginia Tech!  And...first things first... you must play "Enter Sandman" for the bride and groom to enter! Reception Location: The Inn at Virginia Tech This...

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Amy and Jonathan get married at Westover Plantation

Westover Plantation Wedding in Charles City, Virginia Sun-Soaked River-Side Wedding Ceremony filled with love and laughter!   Jonathan and I just wanted to express how pleased we were with your services and how much we appreciated everything you did to make our...

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Congratulations Tom & Kaitlyn – Two Rivers Country Club

"Dear Liz, Thank You for helping us to create the most beautiful wedding reception in history! Your beautiful voice and excellent hostessing skills were what helped mold our evening into a warm and inclusive yet fun and celebratory event.  I am forever in your debt...

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Congratulations Anna & Steve – Jasmine Plantation

Since meeting Liz, we have laughed, we have cried and ultimately, we have made a new friend. Her energy and laughter are contagious and her knowledge and ability to keep the party going are unequalled. She did such an AMAZING JOB! Anna & Steve ~ May 5,...

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Welcome Home and Happy Anniversary!

Traveling all the way from Rio de Janeiro, Katie Angelo Pierozzi came back home with her husband, Ricardo and new bundle of joy! Betty and Fred Angelo were thrilled to be showing off their granddaughter at the club! Hard to believe that it was almost four years ago...

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Holly Hunt and Limelight featured at The Williamsburg Inn

Amazing Musicians right here in Williamsburg! My husband and I went to The Williamsburg Inn this past Saturday night to celebrate my step-father's birthday! Besides celebrating with family, we were excited to see our friends, Holly Hunt (vocals), her husband Norm...

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New Year Resolutions for 2012 Brides

Guest Blog on Beauty - Liz Davies New Year’s resolutions are the perfect way to stay motivated when planning your special wedding day for 2012. Focusing on the new you just adds to the excitement of wedding events. There are several resolutions you can make and...

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Celebrating the Holidays at the YMCA Fundraiser

Liz Daley Events was honored to attend the local Holiday Fundraiser for the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA!  The YMCA is a vital asset to the community and provides services developed around their core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  This...

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“Make it Grand Workshop” in Toronto, Canada!

Liz Daley & Peter Merry share their expertise with Canadian DJs Liz Daley and Peter Merry joined forces and shared their expertise teaching their two-day, 16-hour marathon training session for DJs and Masters of Ceremonies called "Make it Grand Workshop" in...

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Colonial Williamsburg Wedding

Ceremony:  St. Bede Reception:  Williamsburg Lodge - Colony Room Photographs Courtesy of Jarnett Photography Preparation Meg and the girls began their day  at Kingsmill Spa:  getting the full treatment...hair and make-up....the works!!!! Travel The family was...

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Wedding Rehearsal at The Settlement in Williamsburg

May 27, 2011 Rehearsal Dinner Reception The Settlement - Williamsburg, Virginia Not your TYPICAL rehearsal dinner Ashley and Richard's rehearsal dinner was a little more elaborate than what one would expect.  First, the "rehearsal dinner" was determined to be the "big...

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Last Minute DJ Saves the Day!!!!

As a business owner, incoming phone calls are always potential business and I am always thrilled to hear the phone ring!!!!! (it keeps me in business and pays my mortgage) HOWEVER.... I really, REALLY  hate to get this PARTICULAR  kind of  phone call.   Hi.  My...

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Congratulations to Tammy and Louis

Congratulations to Tammy and Louis who became husband and wife at Two Rivers Country Club! May 21, 2011 For more details,click here to visit my "recent weddings" page for Tammy and Louis.   Liz Daley, The Fun Wedding Gal Liz Daley Events Liz Daley is the owner...

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Wedding Ceremony at Two Rivers Country Club

Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia A week before the wedding, it seemed that Louis and Tammy's wedding day was going to deliver a torrential downpour. Of course, in Williamsburg...you can't count on any weather report until the day before. The wedding...

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Williamsburg Wedding – Congratulations to Erin & Ben

Congratulations to Erin and Ben!!!!!! May 15, 2011 Ceremony - St. Olaf Catholic Church Reception - Colonial Heritage Club in Williamsburg, VA For more details, click here to visit my "recent weddings" page for Erin and Ben!   Liz Daley Events Liz Daley is the...

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Do I Really NEED to hire a Professional Wedding Planner?

Do I really need to hire a professional "anybody". Answer:  NO...But it SURE does help!   Around the time that Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles in 1981... Weddings got a lot more lavish and an industry catapulted out of control. The latest Royal Wedding...

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When To Do Your Formal Wedding Dances?

Photo Courtesy of Brad Howe Photography When to do your Formal Wedding Dances? The question of when to do formal wedding dances as you plan your wedding reception agenda can seem daunting, however there are three very popular choices that have proven to work very well...

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Make It GRAND! Workshop – Richmond, Virginia

Historic Mankin Mansion was home to the first "Make It GRAND!" workshop featuring the talents of author and international motivational speaker, Peter Merry and National W.E.D.Guild President, Elisabeth Scott Daley.  Participants spent 16+ hours diligently working in...

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Photo Booth Fun!

Congratulations to Jen & Mike!!!!!!   Williamsburg Photo Booth brings extra fun to Williamsburg Winery Wedding!   Williamsburg Photo Booth is owned and operated by Steve Daley.  (Sweet husband of Liz...

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4th Annual W.E.D.Guild Dinner – Las Vegas, NV

Ron Ruth, Randy Bartlett, Bill Hermann, Larry Green, Peter Merry, Marcello Pedalino, Chad Alan Wandel, Jay Sims, Jim Cerone, Matt Graumann, Mitch Taylor, Elisabeth Scott Daley, Mike Anderson (MN), Mike Anderson (CA), and Mark "Peace" Thomas   National W.E.D.Guild...

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Kristie & Ben ~ Community Building ~ Williamsburg Virginia

Hi Liz, I want to say WOW – YOU ARE GREAT!!! You were wonderful at the wedding reception and everyone loved you. I have family members from all over (even Alaska) asking who you were and talking about how great you were. You even had me up dancing, which I do not do!...

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How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost? by Stacie Tamaki

As published in The Flirty Guide - June 16, 2010 By Stacie Tamaki of The Flirty Blog.com How Much Should Your Wedding DJ Cost? Honestly? Probably more than you were planning to pay. Why? Because this isn't easy to say, I don't say it lightly: When it comes to Wedding...

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