Top 10 Wedding Moments of 2018

We had such an amazing year this year, FULL of unforgettable moments from our couple’s special days. So many ceremonies, first dances, venues, new vendor friends, and more came from 2018 and we are so excited to see what 2019 has in store for our team and our beautiful couples!

Since we had so many amazing moments in 2018, we wanted to count down some of our favorite wedding memories from this year! (Also - these are in no particular order, because it was already hard enough to choose our top ten!)

First up...

Ike and Hope in their Elevated Photobooth!

Ike and Hope in their Elevated Photobooth!

#10- Ike and Hope’s last last dance

Ike and Hope’s day at Aldridge Gardens was absolutely stunning! Since this was a November wedding, the amazing Ginkgo tree was dressed in all it’s yellow glory. One of the reasons they chose this venue was for that special tree, it reminded them of the Ginkgo where they met at the University of Montevallo!

This night was one of the first times we ever did a LAST last dance, and that’s when we fell in love with them! Let me explain…

Picture this: your guests have been on the dance floor all night, and finally your Elevated DJ announces the last song, and then your send-off. The guests make their way outside to light their sparklers or gather their lavender/rice/confetti, etc. (it takes longer than you think!), but inside, just the two of you, are having your last moment together from the most amazing, special day in your lives… THAT’S why we love the LAST last dance (and exactly how it got its name!) Also, the photographers have a opportunity to get one last shot of you two on the dance floor together before your final goodbye!

Song: “Colder Weather”- Zac Brown Band (the bride and groom’s ‘song’!)

Vendors: Venue: Aldridge Gardens, Catering: Happy Catering, Lighting: On-Site Productions, Planning: Help Me Wed- Terri McIntosh

#9 Christen and Clayton’s last last dance

I know.. ANOTHER last last dance! What can I say? We love capping off the night with such a sweet moment!

What a beautiful and FUN day this was! Christen and Clayton had their ceremony at their local church and had the reception in the backyard of Christen’s parents’ beautiful home. They even had breakfast food for their “dinner”! (Thanks Happy Catering!!)

After dancing the night away, DJ Andrew sent the guests outside for the couple’s send-off and Christen and Clayton had a moment alone at the end of their reception to soak it all in and the guests had a small glimpse of the sweet final moment of their big day. And YES there were tears flowing!!

Song: “Take Me Home, Country Roads” - John Denver

Sweet Video Clip of Last Last Dance:

Vendors: Catering: Happy Catering, Planning: Kendall Perry Planning, Photography: Sydney Butler Photography

#8 Jordon and Chloe’s impromptu “2nd” dance

This was such a special day!! Although it poured rain the entire day, but that was NOT going to put a damper on Jordon and Chloes love and excitement. After the Semien’s first dance they even broke out into a lightsaber battle! (We LOVE when our couples incorporate their interests and hobbies into their day by the way!!)

During the toasts the Maid of Honor mentioned the brides love of Beauty and the Beast, thats when DJ Emily just KNEW she had to play “Tale As Old Time” immediately! So while the couple was hugging the maid of honor after her speech, they started to hear the first few notes of the song and the groom said “well that was perfect” and they proceeded to have an impromptu “second” dance right then!

Vendors: Venue: Starwood II Farms- Jemison, AL, Photography: LT Visuals

#7 Alex and Andrew singing their first “dance” song

Following a beautiful ceremony at their home church, Alex and Andrew headed to their ceremony in a surprise limo to take them to their reception at Villa Fiesta! This bride absolutely loves the color purple so we just had to cover the reception entrance in purple uplighting!

After being introduced into their reception, the bride and groom had a twist on their first dance and actually sang a duet of “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, I can tell you there was not a dry eye in the room!! Once everyone gathered themselves and found a tissue, Alex and her father danced to their special song followed by Andrew and his mother. Then it was time for CAKE! Not just any cake, the grooms cake was a Star Wars themed Death Star Cake!

Vendors: Venue: Villa Fiesta- Irondale, Photography: Milo Studios, Planning: Southern Styled Events

Photography: MiLo Studios Photobooth Photo: Elevated Entertainment

#6 Lauren and Jerry’s family doing the lazy Mary dance

Lauren and Jerry’s friends and family were such a fun group! The photobooth and dance floor were hoppin’ all night and everyone involved had such a blast! Our favorite moment was when everyone got into a big dance circle to do an Italian wedding dance to the song “C’e La Luna”. This was such a feel good family moment, you just couldn’t help but smile and want to join in!

Venue: Prince of Peace Church- Hoover

#5 Kendall and John - mother/son dance mash-up

From the very first meeting with this sweet family, I knew we were going to have such a great time! And the dance floor on their special day didn’t disappoint.

We absolutely love when a couple incorporates a fun dance or activity , and when the parents get involved?? IT’S ON!! So when the Groom, John, told me that his mother and him wanted to do a song mash-up for their first dance, we were thrilled! The dance went absolutely perfectly, THEY KILLED IT!! They really set the mood for the rest of the night full of fun and dancing.

Songs: “What A Wonderful World”- Louis Armstrong, “ABC”- Jackson 5, “Can’t Touch This”- MC Hammer, “Apache”- Sugarhill Gang, then BACK INTO “What A Wonderful World”

Vendors: Venue: Douglas Manor, Photobooth: Memories In Motion Photo Bus 

#4 Tayler and Kyle’s Anniversary Dance

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What a day at one of our favorite Birmingham venues! Hoover Randle Home and Garden’s indoor/outdoor venue was the perfect setting for Tayler and Kyle’s October wedding. The weather was absolutely amazing and the families were so excited for these two lovebirds!

When we were going over the music and schedule for the reception, DJ Emily suggested including an anniversary dance where all the married couples start on the dance floor and slowly leave as the DJ announces years married.