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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.

 

GeeWizz Midsummer Ball 2018 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.

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How did Dreamwave support the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball?

We were sooooo pleased that Gina approached us again for our help following our previous pairings at the Fenwick and Milsoms Fashion Show in 2018 and Secret Garden Charity Ball in 2016.  Gina asked us to provide our top quality DJ equipment for Guest DJ; PA Sound Systems; our skilled Dreamwave DJ’s and insatllation of our exquisite Lighting concepts. We gladly obliged as one of their main sponsors.

 

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.

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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 vibe and 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.

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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 Block and 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!

All photos by Lucy Taylor Photography

Dreamwave Sponsors – Easter Charity Ball 2018

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 Event is 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.

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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 impressive backdrop 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 by Embellish Events to complete the look.

 

 

 What Occurred?

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

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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

 

 

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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!

 

Like the look?

If you like the look of any of the lighting or are interested in our DJ Services, please contact us for further details and we will be happy to help!

Wear Your Wedding Dress Again, Charity Event 2017

It’s time to dig out your gown from the back of the cupboard.  Dust of your dress; “Wear your Wedding Dress Again” is back for 2017 hosted by awesome Abigail’s Collection.  Join the party on the 12th November starting at 7pm at the prestigious Prested Hall near Colchester.

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Wear Your Wedding Dress Again. Image Source: ESP photography

Wear your Wedding Dress for this Wedding Themed Party of a Lifetime!

This social shin-dig is not to be missed.  Take the opportunity to relive the revelry of your wedding day and take the rare opportunity to wear your wedding dress once again.  After all, everyday is a fashion show; this time make “Wear Your Wedding Dress Again” your runway!

Best of all, you will be having this fantastic evening whilst doing your part towards a very deserving cause – Help for Heroes!

Relish the weddingy atmosphere created from the beats of one of our Dreamwave Events’ DJ’s and headlining band, The Hot Shots aided by fast flowing bubby and luxury nibbles.  Also at hand to entertain will be buff butlers, bucking bronco rodeo bull, glitter face art, magician, luxury raffle, fire artist and stilt walking brides!!! Prested Hall will be dressed in true wedding style with Dancefloors, Photobooths, LOVE Letters, Red Carpet entry and lighting backdrops.  Best of all the evening’s revelries will be captured by  RJ Films and D&A Photography.

And guys, don’t worry, your not expected to wear a dress too! Bring your handsome selves along all spruced up in your suave tuxedos.

Its gonna be legend…..wait for it…..and I hope your not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is DAIRY! (Barney Simpson, How I Met Your Mother)

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Sign Me Up – Where Do I Get Tickets?

The smashing event is organised annually by the award winning Abigails Collection and Grooms Room and this years chosen charity is Help for Heroes.  At £40 per ticket, this is an absolute steel!  But you better hurry as tickets are limited and sold on a first come first served basis.  Call 01206 574 575 to find out more!

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