Split Second Sound recently spent an exciting evening with our good friend, Ivy Robinson of Ivy Robinson Events at Emily Maynard’s beautiful wedding.
Ivy Robinson, known for her unique design skills and for adding her personal touch to each event, originally from Elizabeth City, NC, is the recipient of countless event planning awards. In Charlotte for 11 years, Ivy has been received recognition with awards such as Best of Event Planner North Carolina, the BOB (Best of Best in Charlotte), and the BOW (Best of Weddings in Charlotte). She has been featured in the Knot National and BRIDES Magazine, has appeared on local CBS, NBC and FOX stations along with regular appearances on the Style Network. Ivy was recently interviewed by Carolina Bride and Charlotte Wedding magazines, she guest lectures at UNC-Charlotte every semester and has won the Best of Educational Program award (twice) from NACE (National Association for Catering and Events).
With a list of achievements like Ivy’s, it is no wonder that Emily approached her to lend her talented hand in planning her big day. Planned in only 12 weeks, Ivy kept all details hush-hush as engagement party invites were sent for the soon-to-be bride & groom! All of the guests were in for a big surprise when they arrived in Sharon, SC at the family property of groom, Tyler... read more »
Wedding Must-Play’s from 2014
We’re only half way through 2014 but there are already some huge hits to include in your wedding. Below is just a few of our favorites with the lyrics you will love!
“All of Me” – John Legend
John Legend performed this song for his wife, Chrissy Teigen at their wedding in September 2013 but if that isn’t enough of a reason, here’s our highlight of the lyrics:
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Why do we love it? Because we have all the answers when it comes to the many questions surrounding this debate! We know we may be a little biased but there are a few really good reasons we love discussing Bands vs DJ’s.
DJ’s Always Win
Okay, maybe not always but we get to discuss all the reasons DJ’s are awesome which is a conversation we already love to have with brides and grooms. The primary focus for most weddings is how to get everything the bride and groom wants for the right budget. In terms of value, DJ’s take the category with the ability to play a range of music and are generally the more ‘budget-conscious’ option.
At the end of the day, who doesn’t love the original version of their favorite classic? That’s why it’s a classic! So no matter how great the band that’s being considered may be… they’re still no Journey.
Music? Yes MC? No…
We hate to be sticklers for details (no we don’t, we love it!) but playing an instrument and hosting a wedding are not directly related. This means we (as wedding DJ’s) have a head up on the competition before we even start the debate! Most wedding DJ’s are experienced in the flow of a wedding which makes a world of difference when it comes to the person running your big day. As DJ’s we are trained as MC’s for the details like the first dance, father/daughter, bouquet toss etc. bands however, generally do not do the formalities as they are more focused on... read more »
We might be partial to the DJ being a highlight of your wedding day environment but there are a few other décor design elements that we think adds the perfect touch.
Whether it’s just an area of the room or the entire room, uplighting gives just the right pop of color to bring location to life. The colors of the uplights themselves can be set to match just about any theme and provide an ambiance that is perfect to get the party started.
We are all for putting your name on everything for the big day so why not have it shining on the dance floor as well? Or even on the wall? This classic element is a beautiful touch that shows up great for first dance photos!
TVs with photo montage’s playing are usually a centerpiece for your guests. While flowers and other... read more »