Outdoor weddings are always fun, and when the venue in question is a winery, the proceedings take on a holiday atmosphere. The landscape is so different that it’s hard not to feel as if you’re far removed from the Washington, DC area!
We’re lucky to have several great wineries in the area at which couples can wed, one of which is the beautiful 8 Chains North Winery. Located in Waterford, VA, the venue has beautiful banquet rooms (one of which has a handsome patio) and, of course, stunning outdoor spaces which afford sweeping views of the vineyards.
Capacity at 8 Chains ranges from 100-120, and they do allow tenting, which enables couples to take advantage of all the natural beauty. When clients choose this venue for their celebration, we always bring our Bose wireless speakers! Not only do they provide powerful sound which will carry even in a wide, open space such as a vineyard, but they also make a minimal visual imprint. A helpful asset indoors and out!
Browse the shots of our DJ setup at 8 Chains North Winery below:
pictured above: Sara + Corey’s ceremony setup (and our barely there Bose speakers) via Lauren Gay Photography
Mary and Nicholas were married October 27, 2012 at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, VA followed by a beautiful reception at the Westin, Alexandria, VA. Wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography, wedding coordination by White Pumpkin.
The day started with getting ready at the hotel, Hair by Giselle and make-up by Pattie Martin. We love all of the thoughtful details put into their day; from the invitation to flowers by Flower Den. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed great food at the Westin, a lovely and delicious cake from Pastries by Randolph. And of course, great music!
Following the cocktail hour, guests were invited into the ballroom where the father of the bride gave a wonderful welcome speech. Toasts were provided by the Best Man and Maid of Honor. After dinner, Mary and Nicholas cut their wedding cake to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You,” by James Taylor. They then danced their first dance to “Hey, There, Everywhere” by The Beatles. Later on, everyone took to the dance floor, which kept moving all night!
Mary and Nicholas, October 27, 2012 at the Westin, Alexandria, VA, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography.
Thank you, Mary and Nicholas, for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be part of your day, and the very best to you both!
The Ronald Reagan Building’s annual Sparkle Lounge is the perfect opportunity to catch up with wedding industry friends and network with event professionals around the DC region. The event was truly amazing and we were honored to have Chris Laich Music Services provide the music again this year!
The Ronald Reagan’s Atrium Ballroom, which is already a spectacular space, “wowed” guests with the incredible decor, food, champagne and of course great soundtrack! Approximately 1,000 people attended this year. It was great to see people mingling throughout the space.
DC Photographer, Stephen Bobb was there and captured the night with some incredible images. Flowers and decor provided by by Elegance & Simplicty.
Great shot of Chris Laich DJing
DC Photographers Cicely Procopio, Eli Turney and Kelsey Thompson
Ronald Reagan Building’s Candice Barnes, Petal’s Edge Gerry Rogers, and Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte
More images via Stephen Bobb on Facebook and Stephen Bobb Photography.