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The Perks of Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019

See Bruisyard Hall dressed in all it’s wedding day glory on 27th January for Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019.  The opportunity doesn’t often arrive to view this breathtaking venue at the weekend.  It quickly gets snatched up by prospective Brides and Grooms.

The day begins at 11am and ends at 3pm and if you would like to attend, you need to pre-register online.

Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019 – The Wedding Venue

Bruisyard Hall is a magnificent 14th century country house nestled in 700 acres of Suffolk countryside.  A small intimate wedding is perfect within the idyllic setting of the house, holding up 24 people.  The venue is also set up for larger scale affairs at the impressive refurbished barn.  Nearest and dearest can then retreat back to the luxurious accommodation within the house after enjoying tantalizing cuisine and dancing the night away to tunes played by one of our elite Dreamwave DJ’s.

“Our wedding fair provides an opportunity for us to share the warmth and character that resonates from this magnificent estate as our guests mingle with suppliers and enjoy making plans for their special day.”

Alan Sabol, General Manager

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Hanging Pendant Lamps at Bruisyard Hall

Dreamwave Lighting Hire – Exclusive Recommended Supplier – Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fairy 2019

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We have a close working relationship with the team at Bruisyard Hall.  A selection of our lighting services will be installed for Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019.  As the exclusive recommended supplier for lighting design installations, our professional and experienced organisation can install our pre-devised lighting arrangements.  These can be selected from our specially designed lighting brochure for Bruisyard Hall.  Alternatively we can compose custom layouts if preferred.

 

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Dreamwave DJ’s – Recommended Supplier – Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fair 2019

Everyone wants their evening party to be a huge hit.  Whether you want a classic wedding party; a modern, funky alternative; or your own twist, we will make this happen! Our DJ’s will make sure you have a fab party by using their wealth of experience to read the dance floor and keep it full whilst playing the style of music you want.

Before you come and speak to us, take a look at our specially designed brochure of our DJ Services for Bruisyard Hall.

Armistice Ball 2018 – Praising what is lost, makes remembrance dear

On Saturday 10th November 2018, The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall was dressed for the occasion to celebrate the 100th anniversary milestone of Armistice.  The amazing charity event raised an incredible £27,000 for ABF soldiers charity during Armistice Ball 2018.

Dreamwave Events’ Part to Play

Being fabulous friends with the Milsoms Group, we had to be involved in Armistice Ball 2018!  As well as donating our Evening DJ Service as a charity Auction Prize; one of our show stopping Dreamwave DJ’s delivered a party to remember along with the Band of the Army Air Corps during the evening’s escapades.

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Preparation for Armistice Ball 2018

Preparations began days before with all the suppliers working together to make it a night to remember with stunning aesthetics! Our Dreamwave lighting technicians produced a jaw-dropping geometric hanging pendant lamp arrangement creating a key focal point during the event.

Dreamwave Events also provided full sound production for the event along with poignant gobo projections and a masterful illumination of the First World War bi-plane from Stow Maries Airfield creating a key central feature using our high quality up-lighting.

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The Evening Event of Armistice Ball 2018

replica First World War bi-plane from Stow Maries airfield auction charity event

Armistice Ball 2018, Poppies, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Charity Event

We joined director, Paul Milsom and all the guests for a 2 minute silence during dinner.  Whilst eating, guests were entertained by the acapella group The Testostertones and the Downton Abbey Dancers, before a charity auction.

 

 

The leading donation was the replica of the Royal Enfield Pegasus 500 motorbike the Flying Flea that made up £10,000 of the total of contributions

A fantastic evening was had by all and we look forward to the next event at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

 

Dave Drane – Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow

No business should be without a Dave Drane:  A cool cat with a head packed with invention and imagination! Dreamwave Events could not be where it is today and it still rapidly moving on up.  The sky’s the limit!

 Dave Drane Dreamwave DJ Lighting Co-Director

Our Co-Director – Dave Drane

Dave keeps Dreamwave ahead of the game.  He is well and truly our ideas man.  His confidence in his own ability and that of the team, keep Dreamwave DJ’s and Dreamwave Lighting leading the way in innovation.

Like any creative individual, Dave Drane can be a slightly left of the middle.  Fixated on his photographic pose (yes there was much debate on which photos to include in this blog post), chiseled features and receding hairline (😱) he is still a complete teddy bear! But make no mistake his professionalism and focus provides the motive power required for success; and nothing succeeds like success!

Dave Drane Guest Speaker Sponsor GeeWizz Dreamwave Events Co-Director DJ Lighting Hire

Image Credit Lucy Taylor photography.  All copyright remains with the photographer
Dave Drane Speaking at GeeWizz Midsummer Ball

Dave Drane – What you are will show in what you do (Thomas Edison)

A young Dave begun his career as DJ, “Dave Dreamer.”  He also gained a wealth of sound and lighting production knowledge working successfully for Highlite International, a Dutch based audio and visual equipment supplier.  Whilst working for Highlite, Dave joined forces with DJ Paul Pollard (our other Co-director) at “Making Waves” to form Dreamwave Events!

I think I have made it quite clear that Dave is our ideas man.   I caught up with Dave to get his insight into his perspective on Dreamwave and his role in the mechanics of the business:

When Paul and I started out together almost ten years ago, we never dreamt we would be where we are now within the industry and with such a strong team beside us.  

As with any business; roles change, as well as direction. I don’t personally get to DJ as much these days as I’d like but am very happy to hand over the ‘platters’ to our good skilled team of guys. More is required to be done on a day to day basis but we like to stay true to our routes providing a service to clients that is of the highest standard and quality.

Looking ahead Dreamwave is moving in to new areas of the sound and lighting industry with developments in to rental and installations that is proving very exciting and productive.

 

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Dave Drane with Sister Sax providing our DJ Sax combo

 

In a nutshell, Dreamwave Events would not be in the fantastic position it is in now, if it wasn’t for this complete diamond!

Wedding Open Day 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is hosting it’s amazing wedding open day 2018  on 7th October, 10.30am until 2pm.  The Milsoms Wedding team know how to put on a wedding fair and you need to see it to believe it!  They have everything covered that you will need for your day as well as their awesome venue to view!

October Wedding Open Day 2018 Kesgrave Hall Suffolk

Wedding Open Day 2018, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

We are proud to be the Milsoms Group recommended supplier for DJ services and Lighting hire.  Of course, we will be in attendance! There will be an array of other professionals in their field from photography to Casinos.  Make sure you make the most of their expertise!

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Contact Us

If you cant make the date, or simply have more questions about our DJ or lighting services, get in touch and we will be happy to help!

 

Halloween Party 2018 – Frightful Festivities Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk

Dont miss out on the most frightful spook-tacular Halloween party on 26th October 2018 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk.

Halloween Party 2018 at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk.

Halloween Party 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall The Hangar Suffolk

One of our Dreamwave DJ’s will be there providing monstrous music to bust your moves on the dancefloor following on from a ferocious three course feast with coffee and chocolates.

Tickets are a steal at £50 per person.  Book by clicking here. 

Dreamwave Events DJ Halloween Party 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall The Hangar Suffolk

Contact us

If you would like a Dreamwave DJ for your wedding, party or themed event contact us for more information and/or view our online brochure of our DJ services.

Capturing Moments – Gemma Giorgio Wedding Photographer

Introducing the lovely Gemma Giorgio!  Gemma is a talented, Essex based, documentary wedding photographer.  If you are lucky enough to have secured Gemma Giorgio as your wedding photographer, you can relax; This camera wielding magician will capture your days atmosphere, vibe and feel of your wedding; delivering your memories in framed still-shot excellence.

Her obviously likable personality will put you at ease almost immediately allowing Gemma to express her skills through shooting those beautiful spontaneous moments and naturally posed images.

Essex Wedding Photographer, Gemma Giorgio

In the case of Wedding of wedding photographer, a picture definitely speaks a thousand words.  Gemma has kindly sent us through a selection of photos where we had the pleasure of working alongside her:

Wedding at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk

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In June 2018 we saw Gemma Giorgio at the ever awesome, Hengrave Hall.  We provided a selection of our Lighting Hire Services, including our cascading fairy lights, vintage festoons and our continuously popular Cocktail DJ music for the Drinks Reception.

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Wedding at Le Talbooth in Essex

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We worked alongside Gemma in August 2018 providing our Wedding Day package with one of our skilled DJ’s entertaining from the afternoon into the evening at Le Talbooth in Essex along with our marquee Fairy Lighting.

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Every picture of Gemma’s tells a story and I would highly recommend her for your day.

 

 

 

 

 

All Images Credited: Gemma Giorgio Photography

New Dreamwave DJ – Welcome James Langton!

Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking.  James Langton approached us, after moving into the area, looking for potential work.   We were so impressed that he soon joined the ranks of the Dreamwave Events team.

Why James Langton?

James is the perfect catch…don’t get excited now ladies; I meant for Dreamwave Events (though I have to admit he is easy on the eyes, don’t you think?).  He oozes natural confidence, professionalism and approach-ability.  This, accompanied by exceptional DJ skills nurtured from a young age results in the entire Dreamwave DJ package.

James Langton has already ventured out on a few events representing our well respected Dreamwave DJ Brand.  We had every confidence that James would swim and meet the high expectation of ourselves and our clients to provide the awesome and personalised evening’s entertainment Dreamwave Events has become nationally renowned for.  He has already received his first review from Amy and Chris, who had our Complete Evening DJ Service at Maison Talbooth in Essex on 7th September 2018:

“He was incredible and had a great personality whilst being professional. I was very worried about having a DJ as I have been to some weddings where the music is cheesy and the DJ talks more than plays the music. I can not speak highly enough of our DJ.  Please do pass on my huge thanks for making our evening entertainment a memorable one.”

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James Langton; As a DJ

James has always had one hand to the DJ decks throughout his career in events.  He has performed at a wide variety of parties from small personalised weddings to large corporate galas.  His music vocabulary is immense but his preference is ultimately the 90’s era of dance and hip-hop.  However, James’ fluidity in his performance repertoire means that he can comfortably play pretty much anything and is happy to be guided by what clients want to hear and keep the dance floor full!

I asked James what his favourite floor filler filler was.  After much deliberation (lets face it it’s not an easy question, especially as we all play for the crowd at the time), he came up with a few tunes:

My favourite floorfiller of all time bar none is “Superstylin’ by Groove Armada.”  I Saw them a few times on the Pyramid Stage, Glastonbury, back in the day.  I never get to play that anywhere now, though. It’s gone.

 

Some songs that James most likes to play (and can still get away with!):

90’s dance: Robin S, Show Me Love

Hip Hop: Wu-Tang Clan, Gravel Pit – “Judged right, this is an absolute floorkiller!”

There are sooooo many to choose from and, you know, I just want to play what people want to listen to.

Moving forward……..

It is the moments of decision that your destiny is shaped;  moving forward, for both Dreamwave and James, the decision has definitely come out trumps.  The future is looking pretty bright!

Wedding Showcase 2018 – All Saints Hotel, Suffolk

The team at All Saints Hotel in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk are hosting The Wedding Showcase 2018.  Their aim is design an event to create opportunities for you that create interactions!  This is the time to start planning your wedding.  The Wedding Showcase 2018 is a great place begin.  Grasp the chance to discuss your ideas with wedding suppliers face to face and take advantage of their expertise.

Wedding Showcase 2018 at All Saints Hotel

Wedding Showcase 2018 All Saints Hotel Suffolk Fair Fayre September

 

The Wedding Fair is taking place on Sunday 30th September 2018 from 11am until 3pm.  An array of professional wedding suppliers, including us, will be ready to greet you with a universal smile and armed with ideas, expertise and advice in their craft.

Where and and How do I begin Planning!

Remember no communication will be your arch enemy when planning your special day!  Be prepared for information overload and be organised! My post on Wedding Fair Preparation is a good place to kickoff!

Relax, you have plenty of time

Why not make the most of the stunning wedding venue and ground of All Saints Hotel?  Take your time at the Wedding Showcase 2018 and book afternoon tea with your Bridal Party, on offer for the day at £16pp)

Dreamwave will be there

We, the Dreamwave Events team, look forward to welcoming you at The Wedding Show to chat all about the DJ Services we can offer and inspiring Lighting Design ideas we can install for your wedding day.

Of course, of you have questions prior to your visit (or after), feel free to give us a shout.

Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018

Avoid disaster and live happily ever after.  Join us at the Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018 on Sunday 16th September 10am until 1pm.

Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018 – Dressed to Impress

If you are planning to get married in Essex/Suffolk you wont regret seeing Wivenhoe House in Colchester all dressed up for a wedding day.  It looks absolutely stunning!  The drawing room will be dressed for a Civil Cermony and the Garden Suite and Garden Gazebo will be fully dressed as you would expect on your wedding day.

The team at Wivenhoe House are great.  They will be on hand to give you a tour of the grounds and answer any questions you have.

 

Where can we be found at the Wivenhoe House Wedding Open Morning 2018?

Team Dreamwave will be found in the Garden Suite where your evening party is held.  We offer highly skilled DJ entertainment and a comprehensive and striking lighting and decor services.  Our draping of the Garden Suite is particularly popular.  We will be able to answer any questions you have.

Before the day, have a look at our Wedding DJ Brochure and dedicated Lighting/decor Brochures

Wivenhoe House Essex Wedding Open Morning 2018

A Little More Information

This is a free event with a glass of bubbly and canapes on arrival, with no booking necessary.

Everyone that attends will be entered into our free prize draw to win a luxury overnight stay for two. You can register for this on the day or prior to arrival on Eventbrite.

 

We look forward to seeing you on the day!

 

Le Talbooth, Essex Wedding Open Day September 2018

Attention all engaged couples.  This is the one you have been waiting for:  Pencil Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day in your diaries for Sunday 2nd September.

Where and when is Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?

Le Talbooth is set in the beautiful Essex Countryside on the Suffolk border, nestled by the river Stour..  The Marquee will be open to view in all it’s glory from 10.30am until 3pm on Sunday 2nd September 2018 set up the the amazing Milsoms Wedding Team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

Cocktail Drinks Reception DJ Le Talbooth Essex

What Suppliers will be Attending Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?

Of course, as the solely recommended company for DJ and Lighting Hire for the Milsom’s group, we will be attending and showcasing our lighting flare and DJ set up in Dreamwave style.  We have a multitude of choice of Lighting style, DJ services and Set up options to suit every wedding theme.  Our Cocktail DJ Service for your Drinks Reception music is particularity popular on the lawn in the sun!

Further expert suppliers present will be Anderson & Bergdahl PhotographyJades Flower DesignLuca CakesRed and Black Casinos and Soul Bay Strings who are there with lots of advice to plan your special day.

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There’s more!…..

Le Talbooth have a tantalizing proposition for any couple booking their celebration at the Wedding Open Day:

  • Book any available date in April or May 2019 and get the marquee hire for just £1000 along with complimentary canapés (this could be a massive saving of around £2,500)
  • Book any available date in June to October 2019 and receive complimentary canapés (a saving of £675 based on 100 people)

So add this one to your wedding planning checklist as this will definitely help you tick a few boxes.  You can thank me later!

 

 

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