We have just got to tell you about an amazing wedding we provided our services at a few weeks ago and how fantastic it was to work with our great friends Craig & Kate who photographed the wedding and have provided us with some awesome pictures below.
We knew our clients Sally & Warren’s wedding was going to be amazing from the moment they enquired and filled us in on how they wanted the day to run. The whole day had a very traditional English feel to it but with many twists that made it very unique, including the bridal party arriving to the venue in London Black cabs! The reception venue was the exclusive Le Talbooth in Dedham on the Essex, Suffolk border and took place in the Milsoms marquee on the lawn. It was our DJ Dave Drane who provided the days services which included…
Cocktail DJing on the lawn while guests were arriving and enjoying Champagne and canapés. Sally & Warren asked Dave to DJ and beat-mix Hed Kandi, Funky House and Ibiza Chillout, this was very well received and all the guests were wowed with the fact that they had their very own personal DJ on the lawn mixing the tunes up while the enjoyed the drinks reception. Dave said the music made a nice change from playing styles we normally do like Swing, Jazz and Classical and that it was great to see guests have a little ‘jig-around’ on the lawn 🙂
Then came the wedding breakfast in the marquee and as well as providing background music while guests were eating Dave had the job of keeping a very important secret! Some of the staff working that day was not quite what they seemed!?! Sally & Warren had booked Tenors Incognito Singing Waiters to perform during the meal, so the element of surprise was key. We provided a quad PA sound system, mixing desk with effects and each performer with broadcast quality radio microphones to complete the showcase. The look on the guest’s faces was of utter amazement that the guy who just brought out the meals caused a scene and then blasted out classic opera hits with his colleagues!
Then on to the party! The feeling throughout the day was fun and very high energy; Dave knew that the evening party was going to be one that was not going to be forgotten easily. We provided our disco lighting and sound system with the white DJ booth. The dance floor was packed from the first dance at 8:00pm until midnight and everyone partied very hard! The mix of music was everything from the Baywatch theme to Party Rock Anthem. Sally & Warren picked a number of ‘must play tracks’ that Dave mixed in during the evening.
It was such a pleasure to be working alongside Craig & Kate who are very good friends of ours. Their unique approach to wedding photography is making them one of the best wedding photography companies in the UK. The way they work with clients and also just seem to blend in to the background when needed is very professional to see. As well and working hard all day Craig & Kate provided a fun service that was a relaxed alternatively to a photo booth. They set up a ‘retro shimmer curtain’ as a backdrop and had a big box of props, which included some old records from Dave’s collection! 🙂 Guests jumped at the chance of having their photos taken throughout the evening with some very amusing results! A big, big thank you to Craig & Kate for very kindly provided us with the images below of this fantastic day for you all to see. You guys truly do take amazing pictures!!
We wish Sally & Warren all the best as they start out their new life together as husband & wife and thank you very much for partying very hard. You really rocked it!