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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.

In the Vineyard

On the evening of July 6th, 2013, Amanda Peters and Trey Phaup joined in matrimony in the tranquil setting of the Williamsburg Winery. Trey and Amanda’s story begins with a wonderful night with their mutual friends, who ended up becoming a bridesmaid and groomsman, so it was fitting that when they took their next step in their relationship, they were surrounded by their close family and friends. Their love radiates as they bring out the best in each other. The night was M.C.’d by our President, Jeff Bristow, which featured the Love Story package. To call this night fun would be an understatement, this night was a blast for all parties. The night started with Sung by Sam Hayes and they dancing never ceased.  As always at Colonial DJs, we are proud to provide you with a proud history of entertainment.




Major Events in July

Hello Future Brides and Grooms,

Here at Colonial DJs, we like to highlight some of the events each month on our blog as a token of appreciation to our customers. Over the next month, we will give you a glimpse inside the life of the party, as well as the beauty of marriage. The major events that we are highlighting  for July will be the Phaup Wedding, Corporate Event for  Massimo Zanetti, the Franz Wedding, The Vanderbusche Wedding and the Young Wedding. Also, we will highlight a specific DJ and Preferred Vendor each month and show why we only work with the absolute best in Virginia.


Michelle Beatley & Nick Johansen

I had the pleasure of spending July 28th with Michelle Beatley and Nick Johansen.  We provided sound support for their wedding ceremony at the Living Museum Amphitheater.  Then the group moved on for a great night at the Point Plaza Suites Hotel for Michell Beatley and Nick Johansen’s Signature Love Story wedding reception.  We welcomed the bridal party with “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida and had some interesting info about each of them.  After Chapter 1 of Nick and Michelle’s Love Story, we cranked up “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses and brought the newlyweds into the ballroom for their first dance, a special voice-over remix of Ray LaMontagne’s “You Are The Best Thing”.  After a delicious dinner, Michelle and her dad danced to Faith Hill’s “There You’ll Be”, followed by a special live performance by one of Nick and Michelle’s friends of “Forever Young”.   We led off a night of dancing with the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” and it was on from there.  The night concluded with a special Love Story Dance to “Marry Me” by Train which everyone came out and shared a special dance with Michelle and Nick.  The last dance of the evening was “Grow Old With You” by Adam Sandler.  Thanks to Nick and Michelle for a wonderful evening with you and your friends and family.

Melissa Ross & Michael Brock

Kingsmill Resort was the venue for Melissa Ross and Michael Brock’s very special day.  The rainy day didn’t dampen the spirits of this fun crowd who hit the dancefloor and didn’t stop dancing until The Wanted ended the night with “Glad You Came”.  Melissa and Mike started the night with their first dance “Honey Bee” by Blake Shelton.  Melissa and her dad danced to “Unforgettable” while Mike and his mom shared a special mother son dance to “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.  Elgin Morris of Williamsburg Floral provided the beautiful Hydrangea and Sunflower Center peices while Wendy from Kingsmill Photographic services snapped the photos.  Mike and his fellow service members serenaded Melissa to “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”, what a nice touch.  Congratulations and please stay in touch!!  Check out my photos of the night’s fun.