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.
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.
The Evening Event of Armistice Ball 2018
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.
We do not need magic to change the world; we need people like Gina Long, MBE and founder of GeeWIzz Foundation, to raise funds for charity by organising events like the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball. Her success is from championing a cause greater than herself. GeeWizz was created to help children, young adults and their families, living with disability and those affected by cancer in Suffolk and Norfolk.
GeeWizz Midsummer Ball 2018
The first ever GeeWizz Midsummer Ball was held this year at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk. We, at Dreamwave Events, are proud to have offered our support. I’m please to say the event was a more than a sound success raising nearly £50,000!
Hundreds of guests attended a glorious evening of fantastic food and exceptional entertainment. There was music, dancing and a grand auction to be enjoyed by the all in a sunny summer setting.
How did Dreamwave support the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball?
Gina said: “We just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU for your WONDERFUL support in helping us raise £48,797 for our very special GeeWizz Charity at our Midsummer Party, on what was the most perfect Friday evening at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall. To say you so went above the call of duty, would be an understatement. I am indebted to you, you really are SUPERSTARS, thank you, thank you, thank you. The Hangar and Kesgrave Hall Gardens, looked so absolutely beautiful. It really was the best, most memorable, magical evening, one that everybody loved being at. Ali LOVED working with you all, we can’t wait to work with you again and again.”
Outside – DJ and Concept Lighting at Kesgrave Hall
Our Festoons were positioned outside in Festival style lighting hanging from tree to tree, decorated with foliage from Figa & Co, leading guests down steps to The Hangar entrance. Selected trees were also wrapped in our Fairy Lights to further enhance the festival feel.
Outside – The Hangar Entrance – BBQ Area
The festival feel event lighting continued down the steps leading to our Dreamwave designed outdoor stage wood pallet composition with a hessian backdrop. This was additionally complemented by hanging lamps, our Wooden DJ Booth , large Vintage Blaze retro lights to add to the vibeand a stunning enrichment of foliage. The composition of this set up completely blew me away! On top of this, our Dreamwave DJ performed our renowned Cocktail DJ Set whilst guests arrived to upbeat festival music in the mix.
The Hangar, Marquee Entrance
We supplied and installed lose hanging festoons in the entrance marquee and further greenery was added by Figa & Co to continue the theme.
The Main Hangar Area
The festival vibe progressed into the main Hangar area by hanging pendant lamps and foliage around the wall areas. A simple Fairy Light design was hung to a central point.
Our specialist Dreamwave Lighting Technician controlled the lighting from our own control desk to create the inspired festive effect.
The guest DJ’s, Brandon Blockand Alex P, performed their stupendous sets on our supplied DJ Equipment and Dreamwave designed Pallet Booth with one of our Dreamwave DJ’s filling the gaps.
All in all it was a pretty awesome day. Judging by the amount raised the event was obviously a huge success that was enjoyed by all who attended. We had a great time. Thank you to Gina Long and GeeWizz for asking us to be part of the day!
We at Dreamwave Events like to grow by giving. When we were approached by Emma to sponsor her Easter Charity Ball at Stoke by Nayland Golf Club in aid of Colchester Hospital’s Neonatal Unit, we jumped at the chance to support such a worthy cause.
A bit of Back Ground for the Charity Event
Emma, the event host, wanted to raise funds as a thank you to the hospital for the amazing care her triplet daughters received a few years ago. The Easter Charity Eventis also a thank you for the past and continued care given by hospital’s amazing doctors and nurses to families with ill or premature newborns.
All monies raised will be directed to improvement of the facilities. In particular, the unit wishes to purchase a state of the art incubator, where keeping the newborns warm will much improve their chances of survival.
What Part did we play in the Easter Charity Event?
We put our eggs in one basket to be the headline sponsor and we naturally wanted to play a bigger role in the proceedings. Giving is not just about making a donation, its about making a difference! We were keen to help make this event a success; for Emma and the hospital.
Of course, one of our Dreamwave DJ’s would be in the mix, smashing the party with classic tunes. But we also really wanted to make the venue striking with our stunning lighting and decor, creating the right atmosphere for such a hugely important charity event.
The photos speak a thousand words. I think the combination of everyone’s efforts blew the guests away. We supplied lighting (and lighting technician) in the way of an impressivebackdrop behind the performance area, breathtaking hanging lamps and our DJ equipment to complete the room. The lighting decor was perfectly complemented by Fairy Lights and Festoons, along with embellished chair coverings with lemon sashes byEmbellish Events to complete the look.
The whole evening has a real buzz about it. I think it has just the right balance of happenings, that there was something for everyone and all were entertained.
Order of Events:
Welcome Drinks and live music from Emilty Starling and Michael Groves
Speeches from Emma Blowers
Karen Moss (from Colchester Neonatal Unit)
A scrumptious Three course Dinner
Live Auction with prizes including a Newmarket Racecourse Music Night, Convertible BMW for the Weekend, Skippered Yacht for the Weekend and Tickets for Hammersmith Apollo with Plaza Hotel Voucher
Live Music by The Hot Shots
Raffle Draw of over 70 quality prizes
Dreamwave DJ until 1am
What was Raised?
All in all Emma raised in the region of £15000! What an awesome achievement! After speaking to Emma, she enjoyed organising this successful charity do so much, that she may aim to continue in these footsteps. I think the industry has definitely gained a winner!
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What can I say about the year 2017 for Dreamwave Events DJ’s and Lighting that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin or the iPhone! In a nutshell, 2017 has been an incredible year which you will see as I rewind time, look back in wonder and flash on my favourite memorialised moments.
The best place to start is always at the beginning…..
Relationships, Ventures and Features of 2017
Install Division Expands
The Wünderbar at Milsoms Restaurant in Dedham
The terrace at Milsoms in Dedham, Essex has been enclosed so that private parties can exclusively enjoy their own bar and lounging area. Dreamwave Events were asked by Geraldine Milsom to incorporate feature mood lighting and design aspects to set the scene for guests to relax in the unique Wünderbar area. This unique setting available for exclusive hire is the ideal venue small parties; with a bar, leather sofas and then completed with our vintage filament lamps on festoon droplet pendants; this setting is fantastic for cosy dining during those winter months.
image source www.milsoms.com
Kesgrave Hall. Lighting Installations
We have been busy bees in and out of Kesgrave Hall with various lighting installation and production features throughout 2017. From Gobo Projections, Haze Machine fitting and Large Mirror Ballaccession – The Hangar is now kitted out with a legion of popular party effects!
Jamming with Sister Sax
The way to do great work, is to love what you do. In February 2017, we joined forces with Sister Sax to form the ultimate DJ and Sax combo jamming session that you wish would never end! See us in action.
Feature Pod Cast
One of our Co-Directors, Dave Drane, loves to chat. You can often find him gossiping away on insta-stories. In 2017 he featured on a Get Wed Pod-Cast to yabber about wedding evening entertainment.
Snappety Snap! – Photo Shoots at Wedding Venues in 2017
A selection of fortunate wedding venues got the Dreamwave treatment in 2017 with our lighting and decor with a feature photo shoot complementing each venues attributes perfectly. These lucky ducky’s were Glemham Hall,All Saints Hotel, Bruisyard Halland Abbots Hall; all based in Suffolk.
The Beginning of Anything you Want – New Looks, New Style, New DJ Booth
Our design team are always busy bees, thinking of new innovative ideas to express our look and adapt to suit individual weddings and parties. We have recently released a new range of DJ Booths to suit the vast themings available.
New lighting products have also been invested in this year, ever keeping ahead of the game. Available to hire now are LED Filament Lamps and Pendant Drops (on display at Wunderbar!) and neat Vintage Blaze Lights; both bringing that extra “wow” factor.
Say who your are without having to speak – Showing off Dreamwaves’s Style
We don’t worry about others using our ideas; we only worry when they stop! There have been a couple of events this year that as really shown off what we feel is Dreamwave’s look and style:
Osea Island, Essex
We got to show what we were about on this Wedding Day at Osea Island. The focal lighting installation looked awesome. Planned by long-established bridal specialists, London Bride, this wedding was so captivating and on trend it featured in “Bride” magazine.
Don’t come untied before tying the knot. We have worked with some truly awesome professional wedding planners that know how to take the pressure off so you can sit back and enjoy assured that your day is in good hands.
For the second year running we have been involved in the lighting, decor and production at the University of Essex’ Graduation event. Providing atmospheric dim-able Festoon lighting in the lakeside and woodland marquees accompanied by our signature magical floating candles; the effects left the students awestruck! A fantastic time was had by all.
Charitable Cheer in 2017
Wear Your Wedding Dress Again 2017
Our DJ’s and Lighting Team once again we got stuck in to this unique Charity Event hosted by our friend Abigail’s Collection in Colchester. This successful feature was held at Prested Hall, Essex and this year raised an amazing £4200 for Help for Heroes. Click here to read more. If you missed it this year, there is always next years shin-dig to look forward to! Look at some of the photo’s in our Gallery above by D&A Photography.
Take a look at the evening’s happenings in the clip by R J Films.
Fenwick and Milsoms Fashion Show
In September 2017, The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall hosted its first charity fashion show on behalf of the GeeWizzFoundation to raise funds for young people in Suffolk. Fenwick in Colchester joined the party supplying a gorgeous array of Autumn and Winter wear. This fabulous fashion feature raised more than £6300. Dreamwave Events were proud to be part of deliverance supplying sound and lighting for this charitable event.
Fire and Ice Ball
Dazzling displays of fire and ice themed shenanigans were the focus of St James’ Place Charity Dinner Event. Entering the Hangar through a fiery flare of festivities into a glittering frozen world. This glamorous affair offered fantastic entertainment from atmospheric music mixed by our Dreamwave DJ’s to live beats from Hype Delux. With climatic scenery during an exquisite three course dinner and fantastic entertainment giving the opportunity to dance the night away – this event had very aspect covered for a successful evening.
The Fire Room – Guests arrived along a red carpet with commanding flambos to a firey reception with high tempo inferno music played from our DJ and a greeted with a blazing cocktail.
The Ice Room – A chilled and frozen atmosphere was created to give the vision of ice. Ice sculptures we enhanced by our frosty lighting effects with accompanying chilly musical notes. Brrrrrr.
Beertopia’s ethanol enthused event has been an annual success for Le Talbooth. With live entertainment and barrels of ale to hand along with our Festoon lighting loosely draping under the marquee ceiling, this event is always a guaranteed success. It’s so good that the whole Dreamwave team went together for a night out!
Sound and Lighting Events at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall.
We have spent so much time at Milsoms Kesgrave Hallthis year being part of all there fabulous events. Their first function was in February for the fanciful annual Valentines Ball leading to further exciting activities throughout the year. The sizzling Summer Ball is always a successful affair and their Summer BBQ , along with Le Talbooth’s, equates to a guaranteed evening of delicious cuisine and fabulous entertainment (provided by us of course!).
Another spine-chilling event held by Milsoms in the Hangar section of Kesgrave Hall. Spooky lighting effects and ghoulish music were provided by Dreamwave for their Halloween Night of 2017. We did not disappoint! Read more by clicking here. This was a fast sell out, so look out for this one next year!
We have looked back on 2017 to see how far we have come; now we are full steam ahead, looking forward into 2018. At Dreamwave Events we like to see things in the present, even if they are in the future (Larry Ellison, Oracel Co-Founder). I’m saving you a seat. Watch this space in the New Year for lighting and decor trends of 2018 and be part of the journey.
Have a great Christmas and New Year. That’s all folks – Carina, signing off for 2017!