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2018 Bridal Shows

Congratulations to all of the newly engaged couples.  You are about to embark on a very exciting journey to find the best vendors that will make your wedding your best day ever.  We hope you will consider Colonial DJs as your choice for entertainment, photobooth, and decor lighting.  Here’s a list of upcoming shows where you can come out and meet the CDJ staff:

  • January 5th-9th, Virginia Wedding Week.  We take over Downtown Norfolk with a host of events including a Cocktail party on Friday night at The Waterside District, Exhibitors on Saturday and Sunday at The Norfolk Waterside Marriott, and the “I Do Soiree” on Saturday Night and the Hilton Norfolk The Main.  Colonial DJs is a proud Presenting Partner of the incredible event.  Visit for tickets and more information.
  • January 14th, Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase.  The 10th Anniversary show takes place from 11am to 5pm at the Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall.  Visit www.UniquelyYoursBridalShowcase for more information.  Stop by the CDJ booth, we are proud Silver Sponsors of this years show.
  • January 21st, Peninsula Winter Wedding Showcase.  Presented by ShowBride, this bridal show takes place on the Peninsula at The Crown Plaza Hampton Marina Inn in Downtown Hampton from 2pm-5pm.  Visit for more information.
  • January 28th, VOW Bridal Event.  Colonial DJs are the featured entertainment at this event.  Join us at The Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton from 11am-4pm for losts of helpful information and of course…prizes!  Visit for information.
  • February 4th, COVA Bridal Show.  A long running show presented by COVA Magazine will take place from 12pm-4pm at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach.  CDJ will again be providing music and entertainment on stage.  Visit for complete information.
  • February 18th, for our Central Virginia Brides, join us at The Greater Virginia Bridal Show presented by Virginia Bride Magazine.  1pm-5pm at The Dewey Gottwald Center at The Science Museum in Richmond.  Visit for details.
  • February 25th, VOW Bridal Event Virginia Beach.  11am-4pm at The Virginia Beach Convention Center.  Go to for complete details.

We hope you will stop by our booth at any of these amazing shows.  Many of the CDJ entertainers will be present and ready to answer any of your entertainment related questions.  Thanks again for reading, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

McKenzie & Jeffrey Phelps

We ventured out to the beautiful Cousian Manor in Lanexa for McKenzie and Jeffrey’s celebration on Saturday, November 4th.  We had a great time getting to know these two for their Signature Love Story wedding that we shared with friends and family.  The day started with the wedding ceremomy out by the water and the reception followed both in and around the barn.  After cocktails, McKenzie and Jeffrey shared their first dance to “When I Said I Do” by Clint Black.  Throughout the reception we told McKenzie and Jeffrey’s Love Story, which shared a little about each of them, how they met and most important how they fell in LOVE.  The night concluded with a special Voice Over mix of Tim McGraw’s “My Best Friend”.  Yes…there were lots of tears!  If we can make your wedding extra special like McKenzie and Jeffrey’s, give us a call.  All the best to McKenzie and Jeffrey.

Madeline & Josh Ayers Wedding

A little about today’s wedding. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of entertaining Amanda (Panholzer) & Stephen Hammocks wedding. So today was just as special to play at Amanda’s sister, Madeline and her new husband Josh Ayers’ wedding.

Rain didn’t stop the celebration at The Yorktown Freight Shed on Sunday, October 29, 2017.  We provided Ceremony Coverage under the tent, then moved inside The Freight Shed for Dinner and Dancing.  After their introduction Madeline and Josh had their first dance to “From The Ground Up” by Dan & Shay.  Madeline and her dad danced to “Cinderella” from Steven Curtis Chapman and Josh’s Mother/Son Dance was to “Humble And Kind” from Tim McGraw.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

Congrats to Josh and Madeline and best wishes from #CDJNation. And congrats to Amanda and Stephen who have a beautiful baby girl (she was sleeping). #LoveMyJob

Ceremony Music:
Catering:  The Cooking Lady
Photography:  House of Amsel

Upcoming Bridal Shows for 2017

Here’s a quick list of upcoming Bridal Show where you can meet some of the staff at Colonial DJs.  We hope to see you there!

January 3rd-8th is Virginia Wedding Week, go to their website and get info and scheduled events.

January 8th, Coastal Virginia Magazine Bridal Show at The Founders Inn, Noon -4pm

January 15th  Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase at the Norfolk Scope Exhibition Hall 11a- 4p.

January 22nd VOW Bridal Event at the Hampton Convention Center.  We are the featured DJs so definitely be there.  11a-4p

January 29th  ShowBride at the Newport News Marriott 2p-5p

February 19th  Inspired Bride Bridal Show at the DoubleTree in Williamsburg  1p-5p

February 26th  VOW Bridal Event at the VB Convention Center  11a-4p

New Preferred Vendors

We have added new vendors to our Preferred Vendor page.  If you are in need of event services, we recommend you call any of these vendors.  We feel you will receive the best professional service.  Make sure you tell them you were referred by Colonial DJs.

2015 Events

Part of my New Years Resolution (again) is to blog more about what’s going on a Colonial DJs.  So, to start things off I wanted to post a list of Events where you can visit and meet the Colonial DJs Staff.

Saturday/Sunday, January 17th & 18th Coastal Virginia Magazine Wine Festival Noon-7pm at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Sunday, January 18th William & Mary Alumni House Bridal Show 1:00pm-3:30pm, William & Mary Alumni House

Saturday, January 24th, MyTime Womens Show presented by the Daily Press 10a-4:30p at the Hampton Roads Convention Center

Sunday, January 25th ShowBride Bridal Show, 2pm-5pm at the Newport News Marriott at City Center

Saturday, January 31st, National Fashion Designers Competition presented by Achi Magazine 6p-10p at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Sunday, February 8th, Modern Bridal Showcase, Noon-4pm at the Chesapeake Conference Center. We have tickets if you want to attend (while they last)

Sunday, February 15th, Be Inspired Bridal Show, Doubletree in Williamsburg

Sunday, February 22nd, Vow Bridal Show, Noon-4p at the Virginia Beach Convention Center

Sunday March 8th, Vow Bridal Show, Noon-4p at the Hampton Roads Convention Center


Cedar Point Country Club Open House

Come out to Cedar Point Country Club tomorrow from 1p-4p for their Open House.  Stop in and sample some of the great food, take a tour of the club and stop by the Colonial DJs booth!  Here’s the flyer with more information.


VOW Bridal Event Recap

Colonial DJs was the featured entertainment at the 2014 VOW Bridal Event.  Special Thanks to Barbara Anderson of Style Events and Katherine Byrd of VOW Magazine for allowing us to be a part of the show.  The double booth space allowed us ample room for the dual monitor setup, uplights and music.  We had Howard’s Colonial DJs van parked out front with music to greet the guests as they arrived at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.  Colonial DJs Owner, Jeff Bristow was Co-Emcee with Luke Barton and handled announcements and prize giveaways as well as handled music throughout the entire show.  We had a great flow of traffic to the booth (pictured below) and we look forward to meeting new clients in the coming weeks.  We also want to thanks Kim Wadsworth, Vow Bride Magazine; Chris Lawson, Aviva Media Presentation; Dave Bell, Stage Right Lighting.

Vow Booth

Peninsula Wedding Professionals Meeting Recap

Nearly 50 guests attended the Peninsula Wedding Professionals Meeting at the CDJ office on Tuesday, February 18th.  We had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new members.  Special thanks to David Kiedinger and his staff at Big Top Entertainment for helping with the decor, and also my wonderful wife Debbie for helping put everthing together.  If you are a wedding professional based on the Peninsula or Williamsburg, join us at the next PWP Meeting at the Newport News Marriott at City Center.  Meeting Date is tentatively set for Thursday, March 13th.  Check the PWP Facebook page for updates and meet the members.

PWP photo 1 PWP photo 2

Upcoming Bridal Events

You are invited to join Colonial DJs at these upcoming Bridal Events:

  • Cedar Point Country Club located at 8056 Clubhouse Drive, Suffolk is hosting a Wedding Open House on Saturday, March 1st from 1p-4p.  Tour our event spaces, Taste our delicious food, Visit with our preferred vendors, Imagine Your Perfect Day at our Beautiful Waterfront Setting!  Visit for more information.
  • ShowBride is hosting the Spring Love Wedding Show on Sunday, March 30th from 2p-5p at the beautiful Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach.  Brides & Guests are $5 tickets online or $10 at the door. Grooms are FREE.  Visit for more info.
  • The Blossoms & Blooms Wedding show will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Norfolk Airport1500 North Military Highway Norfolk, VA 23502 on Sunday, April 27th from 2p-5p.  Brides & Guests are $5 tickets online or $10 at the door. Grooms are FREE  Visit for information on this and other exciting Bridal Events in the area.