LED Candles are a fantastic and not too costly addition to a wedding or party. They honestly do add to that romantic ambience sought after during a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast. Or think about using them in those dark areas in the evening to ass a bit of glow.
Guess what – we have loads of LED Candles available for hire! A huge amount of sizes and shapes to suit your styling needs. With so many alternatives in design and arrangement, these are a must accessory to your wedding day.
Available for both indoor and outdoor use in various heights, LED candles generate a warm smouldering kindle ideal for use down walkways to complement Carpet or Aisle Runnerseither stand alone or inside our Lanterns. Alternatively, the candles can be used in a dense formation at the base of a stairway. They emit a perfect ambience on otherwise devoid areas such as windowsills and mantelpieces.
Our premium alternative to the hire of our standard LED Candles. It will not be until further inspection that you will discover that these candles are not the real thing! These candle are made from real wax and release a genuine representative glare of an actual flame. Luminara Candles are the idyllic replacement of the authentic blaze
To find out more about the difference between the Luminara and Standard LED Candles, click here.
LED Tea Lights
Our smallest in our LED Candle range is our LED Tea Lights. Usually incorporated into an arrangement for a table centre-piece. Or the candles can be found flickering in our Hanging Glassware, such as from trees at Maison Talbooth or from the central well in the Courtyard at Hengrave Hall.
Most commonly used to warmly enhance a centre-piece in candelabras, Taper Candles have been used by Dreamwave to radiate their warm subtle flare by the visually stunning concept of hanging them from the ceiling off beams in barn or attached to the upper area of marquees.
Want Candles for your wedding? Will your venue not allow real candles on site? We have the answer: Just hire realistic LED Candles!
I know candles can really make a difference to the ambience at a wedding venue. But some venues will understandably not allow naked flames on site (the risk of fire is a huge deterrent!). Battery powered realistic LED Candles are the answer – and we have lots of them in all shapes and sizes!
Standard LED Candles are suitable for a range of creative scenery as described in my previous post and are super effective; but if you want the most authentic looking candles, these LED candles may not quite make the grade you are after.
Don’t despair! There is another option…….
In my opinion, the Luminara range of LED Candles are indisputably the most realistic LED Candles available. They are certainly not a budget option at £17.50 per set of 3 at varying heights for hire. But in this case, you absolutely get what you pay for.
Why would I pay the extra to hire Luminara Candles?
The Luminara range of realistic LED Candles are the premium alternative to the hire of our standard LED Candles. Clients would have to look closely to find that these candles are not the actual thing! They are honestly incredible. Made from real wax, they emit a genuine representative glare of an actual flame these realistic LED Candles are the idyllic replacement of the authentic candle.
Our Standard LED Candles
Don’t get me wrong, our standard synthetic wax LED Candles are realistic and are a great cost effective choice for hire (£5.50 for a set of 3 of varying heights). They look fantastic in large quantities to create a high impact display and have a lovely flickering effect. The difference is the actual artificial flame just does not move with these candles.
Don’t believe me? – I have proof! Just have a look at this clip and view the flickering frolics of both these wax lights in action! This will show you in more details what you can expect from each version:
Come to our office to discuss your wedding or event with us and our team will be happy to show you the realistic LED Candles imagery. Click here to get in touch and ignite your event with this shimmering oscillation!
Fresh entertainment ideas are hard to find, so we have collaborated with the awesome Sister Sax to create our own DJ and Sax combo.
In this blog post I’m going to tell you about how you can add an element of live music to your party by having a saxophone player to jam along with one of our Dreamwave DJ’s. Our DJ and Sax Combo is highly impressionable to the audience creating a dynamic merger of the artistic talent.
Club Sax Set during your Wedding’s Evening Party
Picture the Scene…
It’s your wedding or party, the dancefloor is packed, you and your guests are going crazy boogying away to your DJ’s great tracks. Then the beat drops and the unmistakable tone of a saxophone can be heard clear and loud over the top of the club classic hit you’ve always loved. Out steps a member of Sister Sax to play along with your DJ live!
Trust me, with one of our DJ’s in the mix playing those club classics the surprise introduction of a sax player jamming alongside each other makes for an insane DJ and Sax Combo! The atmosphere of your party reaches a new level with the ultimate fashionable vibe flowing with natural and contemporary beats.
Our very own DJ Dave Drane says: “Jamming alongside each other is very dynamic and high energy. The atmosphere and reaction of the audience is never forgotten.”
Promo Video of DJ and Sax Combo
We just had to capture this vibe in a short film for you (edited by Spike Grimsey). Using the awesome Hangar at Kesgrave Hall, a perfect party venue to set the scene. We met here with Sister Sax to film with DJ Darren Saxby. I think this speaks more than a thousand words, so here it is……
Drinks Reception DJ and Sax Combo
Do you want a chilled and charismatic atmosphere during your Drinks Reception? The fusion of our Cocktail DJ Service and a saxophone player is the absolute solution. I love the modernistic idea of having a DJ play some smooth Jazz tunes. By adding a saxophone player into the mix, ups the game releasing impressive soulful sounds.
Booking Your DJ Sax Combo
Adding an Ibiza Club Sax Set from Sister Sax to one of our DJ Packages is very easy. We recommend you contact Kay direct to book and discuss the sax performance. Once you have booked a sax player, let us know and we can arrange the logistics of “plugging in” and timing with you and make sure the special collaboration is both flawless and outstanding.
Find Out More
To find out more about our DJ and Sax Combo contact us.
Late last year saw Dreamwave Events provide the lighting and décor for a photo-shoot at picturesque Abbots Hall. The photo-shoot was organised by Marie Clarke. Marie co-ordinates the weddings and events at the venue. The ever so talented Emily Faetook charge of capturing the stunning images produced.
Abbots Hall is a Grade II listed Queen Anne Style building situated on the 75-acre site of the Museum of Anglian Life. The idea of the photo-shoot was to promote the different areas on site. We was asked to use our expertise to enhance and define the Tithe Barn through lighting anddraping among other areas……….
The Tithe Barn Lighting and Décor at Abbots Hall
In order to achieve the desired ambience, we used Festoon belts with hanging pendants and vintage filament lamps. Their subtle effect along with the warm glow radiating from our up-lighters around the perimeter with white voile draping to bring a slash of femininity, brightened the barn to the perfect level of welcoming but not overpowering illumination.
Further refinement was offered through our feature area by installing an engaging backdrop of floating candles. Feature areas are very much are a primary focus of wedding trends for 2017 discussed in my previous blog. Click hereto read more about the trending lighting and décor.
Woodland Area in Abbots Hall
We collaborated in the Woodland Area to establish a whimsical setting using rustic Lanterns and kindling LED Candles.
Several suppliers participated in the photoshoot to accomplish the fantastic results illustrated:
The final piece to complete your wedding ceremony room would have to be an Aisle and Carpet Runner. This often-overlooked piece of luxury décor can ultimately be the missing element that can transform any area into a more intimate affair and provide a focus in an open space whether this be in a church, civil ceremony hall or building or in a private house or marquee.
With understated style and effortless quality, the Ivory Carpet Runner embodies warmth and contentment for a ceremony. Its neutral colour presents a comfortable centrepiece and embraces all the features within the room. The carpet runner also concentrates the attention of guests on the bride floating down the aisle, the happy couple during their ceremony and departure of the doting newlyweds.
The ambience created and emphasised with our LED candlesand Lanterns will subtly intensify your tender occasion.
Concentrate your entrance and capture your guests focus with our glamorous Red Carpet walkway. A radiant Red Carpet will invite your arrivals in VIP style, guiding them into your event.
Photo (above) taken at Prested Hall
Dreamwave do not only provide red and ivory carpet runners. We are able to cater for request of a multitude of colours and designs upon request.
Dreamwave Events will ensure your Carpet Runner is conscientiously installed, maintained and scrupulously cleaned prior to the arrival of you and your guests.
The quality of our service is attributed to the preparation of the carpet runner. With extreme attention to detail our Dreamwave Crew assure that it is lined perfectly for your occasion and meticulously cleaned in our warehouse and again at your venue.
I am confident that the addition of an aisle or carpet runner is worthwhile addition to any event. They really do set the scene and unify all the ingredients at an occasion providing the perfect recipe whether for a romantic ceremony or centralised focus as an entrance walkway.
For further information on services we offer, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Spike is our beard rocking dynamic DJ, lighting designer and sound engineer. His energizing and enigmatic DJ performance will elevate your night guaranteeing an entertaining experience for your evening. He has also migrated into the office as my neighbour to help in the technical and warehouse department. I suppose you could label Spike as a chameleon who blends into each role with professional perfection!
As my partner in crime in our exclusive corner of the office, myself and Spike enjoy cheeky banter and occasional throwing of some delicious snacks across to our office adversaries.
Because of Spike’s close vicinity; he made the prime candidate to probe and today we chatted about his views on “cheese” (music not the food) as he is always a key player within Dreamwave’s DJ circle:
Different people have different perceptions of the definition of cheese.
For example, classic tracks can be equally ultimate floor fillers. You can play tracks that everybody will want to dance to that can accommodate a wide audience without being cheesy.
Classics Whitney Houston and soul can really bring a crowd of guests together. It’s about playing the right tracks that everyone can relate too.
Being a Dreamwave DJ, we pride ourselves on having the skills to read the dancefloor and play a great song selection; it’s about mixing the right tracks together to create class and not cheese!
Music balance is so important.
Some of the best parties I have had the pleasure of smashing have had a great balance of new and old tracks. Certain songs will only work at certain points in the evening. You need to take your guests on a journey and give them a great mix of relatable tracks that spur exciting and energy.
More to come from Spike and our office interactions soon……
2017 is looking to be an exciting year to get married. Wedding trends are aiming to be truly engaging. We have oodles of design perspectives to share and give your wedding the ‘Dreamwave treatment’.
I have catalogued below what I feel are the coming wedding trends. This focuses on our specialist industry of DJ and Lighting, Décor and venue styling…
Industrial Warehouse Weddings
Wedding Trends of 2017 are honing in on the rustic theme with an interesting twist; concentrating on an industrial notion. It is bringing warehouse style weddings combining metallic colours and décor along with geometric designs. This along with a splash of floral or other decorative femininity makes the ideal mash up between macho and elegance.
Using a venue that already has more of an industrial look and feel is going to be popular this year. The permanent architectural features such as its brickwork walls and supporting beams can be used to highlight this theme making a perfect canvas for décor and lighting.
With this said, by adding elements of industrial design to any venue or space is also possible. A good example of this is our steel cages. These can be placed around a ceremony or reception then filled with either festoon belts, hanging lamps or candles.
The Metallic Revolution
Whilst always being steadily popular, the eruption of metallic features and colours are fast becoming a primary concept of wedding themes of 2017. When using the glamorous vintage tone of copper, silver and gold used along with the correct warm glow lighting; you can form a metallurgic sensation!
(Pictured Below: TERRAIUM from Festive Lights website)
Continuing with the industrial theme wedding trends there is a focus on geometric compositions. The placement of copper/gold Terrarium with their angular shapes and corners look awesome when set on table centres. These urban looking and detailed vessels can add a mini botanical feature to your wedding theme. They can either be filled with plants, foliage, LED candles or battery fairy lights. Our friends at Festive Lights have a large range of these Terrariums for sale.
Structures, Hanging Wonders, and Feature Areas
A clear forerunner and key focal point in this post is the wedding trend up-rise of feature design areas such as suspending structures and centrepiece displays.
Suspending structures take advantage of un-used space above heads to give an optic punch. Especially relevant is our purpose built Rustic Chandeliers with hanging Edison bulbs. This has been growing in popularity and is a notable attribute for a special occasion. Our Chandeliers come in various sizing and styles to suit your desired look and theme. Working with florists and merging our expertise to complete the design as a whole to tie in all the elements together is a must.
I chatted to Bev from Jades Flowers about this trend and how floristry is going to trend this year. She had this great information…
‘Hanging florals and foliage is a trend that looks set to continue throughout 2017. There are numerous ways to add impact to a ceiling to create a jaw dropping, unique display that wows guests all day and looks simply spectacular in photographs.
Ceilings can be adorned with anything from floral chandeliers, tree branches dripping with hanging flowers and either light bulbs or meters and meters of garlands made from sweet smelling eucalyptus and rosemary.’
(Photograph above by Jasmine Jade Photography)
This overall industrial theme mixed with an array of mesmerizing floristry not only makes this approach extremely rewarding; but when this combination of manly and dainty design styles are used together, they result in fabulously balanced décor.
Concepts such as macramé (knotted criss-cross deigns) backdrops or even a vibrant coloured panel of ribbons make for an impressive canvas to direct the focus on dedicated food stations and interactive guest experiences.
The huge surge in wedding trends is to use reclaimed wood to adorn feature areas. Amy and her team at Anthology Vintage Hire are experts at this. They can construct quality themed areas to make your day unique. Following this theme, we also have our new DJ Tables made from reclaimed wood to tie in with this rustic affair.
The guys here have been busy in the warehouse designing and making concepts to match these upcoming wedding trends of 2017 to create visionary actualisation that can be witnessed on your special day. Please get in touch so we can help you bring your individual wedding design objectives to fruition.
Wow, what an exciting year 2016 has been! As a result there has been little time for rest at Dreamwave Events HQ. We have had plenty of weddings, corporate events and private parties where we were providing our DJ and Lighting services in Essex and Suffolk.
Sit back, grab a coffee and biscuit to read this post. It’s long as its represents our whole years activities in a nutshell!
First of all the year 2016 saw a huge brand overhaul injecting a refreshing new look to Dreamwave. Most noteworthy was the launch of our current website. We feel this now reflects a befitting image of the company and its character by expressing the array of innovative services we can offer.
With much demand for our services, we felt it was time to expand our team. Our answer to finding the perfect addition to our friendly bunch of misfits was George! He has settled in well and has DJ’d some awesome weddings at Hengrave Halland Private Marquees. He has received some fabulous reviews on our Facebook. For a December 2016 wedding, Matko Marlais wrote this: “Thank you for providing such a fantastic DJ and event lighting service for our wedding at Tuddenham Mill! You went above and beyond in obtaining some esoteric foreign music choices for us, and your professionalism and entertainment on the day was brilliant!”
Moving further into 2016 we discovered new friends. We are honoured to be the recommended suppliers of three new magnificent venues – Hutton Hallin Essex, All Saints Hotel in Suffolk and Captains Wood Barnin Essex. We also teamed up with our good friend Sister Sax. Kay is an awesome saxophonist who can be booked to jam alongside our DJ’s for a real unique Club Ibiza feel during the evening. Keep an eye out for our dedicated pages on our website in the new year.
Events of 2016
2016 has been an exciting year for Dreamwave Events. We have provided both our DJ and Lighting Services to an array of parties and events. These have flourished under our illumination expertise! Hence a big personal thank you to all our clients who we provided our DJ and Lighting Hire to this year!
Here are some of my choice favourites:
Houchins Farm, August 2016
Houchins Farm experienced a total Dreamwave re-vamp to create a true fairy tale wedding illusion. The set of this masterpiece boasted floating kilner jars suspended from the ceiling of the barn over the wedding breakfast area containing a mixture of sparkly fairy lights and LED candles. Thus illuminating the room perfectly creating the ideal ambience for the whimsical setting. An outdoor festoon pathway was installed establishing an area of ideal incandescence for the evening buffet of Paella and Ice Cream. These services accompanied by our fairy lighting and Complete Evening DJ and Lighting Hire Servicehelped form an indisputably magical day for the bride, groom and all their guests.
Aspalls Ball, May 2016
For this distinguished occasion that took place at the beautiful Kenton Hall, we were commissioned to provide our full production hire services. This included staging; tech rider for the headlining band, Polar Collective; A complete sound and PA solution with added AV screens and switching for the charity auctions; plus a custom designed backdrop and set created by our very own Spike Grimsey, that was made from reclaimed wooden pallets and our signature hanginglamp pendants. The entire evening was a success and vital funds were raised for the Dylan Foundation. Guests partied into the small hours with the band and one of our Dreamwave DJs. Our services were well received and we look forward to working with Aspalls again in the future.
GeeWizz Secret Garden Charity Ball – The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, October 2016
My year review wouldn’t be complete without telling you about our involvement with theGeeWizz Secret Garden Charity Ball, hosted by charity founder Gina Long MBE. She has had more than 35 years experience of charity fundraising.
The ball was attended by more than 250 people and supported by former England cricketer Graeme Swann, operatic star Laura Wright and television presenter Chris Hollins who was the MC for the evening. Entertainment included swing singer Mickey Fordola during dinner, eight-piece band Soul Beat finishing on our very own Dreamwave DJ Dave, DJing until the early hours keeping the dance floor rocking.
This magnificent charity ball raised over an incredible £94,638 for GeeWizz! All money raised will help children, young adults and their families with disabilities or those living with life-threatening diseases such as those who are affected by cancer, along with supporting essential cancer research.
Dreamwave are extremely proud to have been involved in such a remarkable event. We look forward to working with Gina and her team again in the future.
Milsoms Halloween Ball, Kesgrave Hall, October 2016
This saw us present a full Halloween DJ and Lighting production to set the spine-chilling mood in the stunning Hangar. A lot of preparation and planning had gone into this event. With us working closely with the events team and Geraldine Milsom herself to create a spectacular look and style.
Our crew had three areas to transform: the first was the outside area as guests arrived. We illuminated the building and surrounding tress with an orange tone. We then added mini strobes set up in the grounds to act as lightning. A hidden sound system played atmospheric haunting sounds to create an eerie entrance. Secondly, in the entrance drinks reception marquee, we introduced a warm orange glow that was slightly subdued. This was then enhanced by around 100 of our signature ‘floating’ candles, cobwebs and black chandeliers. Lastly, the dining and party area of The Hangar. This saw the room transformto a deep purple with vibrant styling.
Our lighting team took control of the effects and created custom programmes to be used throughout the evening. Supernatural projections played though out dinner to add to the theme. Once dinner service was complete our DJ’s ghoulish musical choices garnished with ghostly and glaring elevations witnessed Dreamwave delivering a truly spooktacular evening’s entertainment!
The evening was extremely well received and we are already in the planning stage for next year’s version. This will bigger and better (and maybe a little more scary!)
We have been privileged to work with and alongside quite a few famous faces in the past. 2016 has been no exception. Throughout the year we provided DJ specification rider equipment(mainly Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus, DJM 900 Nexus mixers and Technics 1210’s. All standard items that we hold in our hire stock).
The legendary DJ Spoony was among such DJs, along with MC Creed and the awesome Shortee Blitz. Plus, our very own Dreamwave DJs have had the pleasure of Djing alongside the likes of DJ Luck and MC neat this year.
Dreamwave join the UKAWP, December 2016
We are very proud to have been personally invited to become a Supplier Partner with in the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. This industry body is the leading and most respected alliance in the wedding world that we live and breathe. The site is designed to provide an unmatched service for brides and grooms and easily obtainable links to it’s exclusive supplier index. We were recently approached by UKAWP and invited to join their specially selected list of suppliers. We cannot wait to interact with our new colleagues in the UKAWP and pass on our experiences in our field of expertise to the alliance. We are therefore very much look forward to being a part of this in 2017.
Popular Services of 2016
Due to high demand, the expansion of our hire services has seen the lighting and décor side of Dreamwave flourish! Our experienced lighting team have been busy expanding our lighting stock this year. Thus increasing our ability to create the ideal lighting template to accompany any wedding or event theme.
We have seen a huge rise in demand of our Hanging Pendant Drops and Festoons. Our Floating Candles left an impression at Harry Potter and Disney styled weddings. Furthermore, our Rustic Floating Chandeliers at Jimmy’s Farm added a real positive impact to the couples wedding venue.
Moving forward into 2017
Our team is always looking to progress; creating and keeping up to date with new trends. This keeps our services indisputably up to date and leading the market for ideas and inspiration. 2017 will see Dreamwave launch a new personal app for our clients to help tailor our services for your day. For more information contact usor watch this space for future blog posts to view our stimulating and innovative ideas…..
All the best during the festive period. See you next year!
Festive Fairy Lights – Bring Festive Brilliance and Animation to your Christmas Party or Wedding.
As we are entering the season of everything sparkly, I thought it would be appropriate to write up about our twinkly fairy lights that will glisten and glow bringing a festive flare to any Christmas themed wedding or party.
Whether you are aiming to bring subtle brightening outside or a warm ambient glow to the indoor furnishings; nestling fairy lights into the any party venues fixtures will radiate refinement adding the shimmer and shine and enriching the festive mood.
Indoor Fairy Lighting
You can ignite the Christmas Party cheer with warm illumination and merry sparkle. Decorate your windowsills with our Fairy Lighting and LED Candlesbringing a hearty feel to the room.
Furthermore, you could enhance features by draping in fireplaces or wrapping beams aspects (pictured right)
Rather than having a vivid affect, you may wish the fairy lighting to command the room with Fairy Light Backdrops or Canopies.
Backdrops look fantastic behind you evening entertainment and wedding cake or it makes a perfect accompaniment that brings that additional finesse to your weddings top table décor.
My personal favourite is the effect of Canopy Lights. This lighting décor looks amazing in barn structures and marquees completing the room with the perfect incandescence they generate.
Outdoor Fairy Lighting
A solution to providing outdoor lights for wedding and party guests is to ignite outdoor features with the addition of Fairy Lights. This will give your guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening. Options for this include illuminating garden borders such as foliage, trees or fencing. Another may be path walkways to distinguish an approach or entrance.
Picture (below) illustrates our outdoor fairy lighting at Hengrave Hall.
Further Christmas lighting Ideas / Contact Us
To further your Christmas vision, we have Gobo templatesin stock that project festive snowflakes to complement your Christmas affair.
I had no idea until I started working at Dreamwave Events. I found a Gobo Projection is a stencil placed in front of a light that controls the shape emitted. The shape can be pretty much anything!
This remarkable idea is simple, yet unforgettable and positively effective. A Gobo projection will make an impressive and immediate impact on your guests at any wedding, party or corporate event.
What choices of Gobo can Dreamwave Events Provide?
Generic Gobo Projection Templates in stock
At Dreamwave we have Gobo Projection Templates in stock of basic images to enhance a theme. Templates include snowflakes (perfect for your Christmas wedding or party) or stars along with my personal favourite, woodland. We used the woodland template a short time ago in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” themed wedding.
For your wedding party we also have a “Mr and Mrs” template to project to introduce yourselves as the newlyweds to begin your lives together as husband and wife. Alternatively how about:
Customised Gobo Projection Designs
Our design team can also produce a customised and meaningful Gobo projection that can truly personalise your party or event.
You could illuminate your initials and date onto the wall for your wedding’s evening party. You then get to keep the template as wedding memorabilia.
Or alternatively perhaps a business logo for a corporate event to give your conference or party further impact!
So the options of Gobo design are limitless and can be either simple and impressionable or significantly intricate. Each option results in an impressive memorable projection that is visually entertaining and revives the most uninteresting surface.
The price is dependent on the design intricacy and the materials need to produce the overall arrangement. Metal Gobos cost less and are generally used for basic designs. Glass is more expensive as it is required to support the more complicated gobo composition. This material allows the image to be projected clearly.
To find out more about our Gobo Projections, please contact Dreamwave Events. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. I hope you found my blog post useful!