See Bruisyard Halldressed 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
Hanging Pendant Lamps at Bruisyard Hall
Dreamwave Lighting Hire – Exclusive Recommended Supplier – Bruisyard Hall Wedding Fairy 2019
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.
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.
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.
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 Talboothin 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.”
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.
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!
Wivenhoe House 2018 Wedding Open Morning is happening on Sunday 24th June. Once again this is being supported by our amazing team at Dreamwave Events. The historical 18th Century Country House Wedding venue in Essex offers the perfect setting to get married. It is surrounding by the undulating parkland that the Essex countryside has to offer and offers the luxury stay that should be expected from a four-star hotel.
Wivenhoe House 2018 Wedding Open Morning
Wivenhoe House Hotel will be dressed to impress! Experience how your wedding could look by visiting between 10am and 1pm. The rooms will be exhibited in wedding fashion at their best! You should definitely take advantage of having the events team there. They will be on hand to answer any questions you have on the day and discuss their fabulous wedding packages.
What will Dreamwave Events have on offer at Wivenhoe House 2018 Wedding Open Morning?
The Wedding Breakfast and Evening Party is usually held in the Garden Suite at Wivenhoe House. Our team can completely transform the room using specialized draping and professional lighting effects to create the ambiance you envision on your wedding day. We love working at Wivenhoe house. The amazing individuals there will gladly discuss the services we can offer. You can take a sneaky peak prior to the day by taking a look at our devoted website page of the Wedding Venue and our DJ and dedicated Lighting and Decor Brochures.
A bit more info…..
You can also expect to be welcomed with a glass of bubbly on arrival. Then feast on luxury canapes to tease your taste pallets. Further to this, the Wivenhoe team also promise every attendee who registers to be entered into a prize draw. You could win a luxury overnight stay for two! How awesome is that?
We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any questions about our services – please just give us a call or email us through our contact page.
The weather is beginning to warm and you know that summer feeling is on its way! What does summer mean to me – Love is in the air; no wait, that’s BBQ!!!!
It’s BBQ Time!
In 2018 Dreamwave Events are killing for the grilling at Le Talbooth Summer BBQ’s. The venue provides the perfect setting on a blissful summers evening accompanied by their juicy BBQ cuisine of Hog Roast, Sirloin Steak, top quality Sausages, Vegetable Curry and Kebabs. Not to forget the added extra of salads and scrumptious desserts plus the complementary refreshing fizz or Pimms on arrival.
It’s not the BBQ’s in Life that Count, It’s the Life in my BBQ’s
With a huge selection of date available at Le Talbooth with varying entertainment to hand on each night; book an evening that suits your tastes of meaty desire and tempting tunes. The Milsoms team have provided a choice of Jazz or Steel Band and of course, one of our very own Dreamwave DJ’s to set alight the evening’s enjoyment.
Life definitely needs more BBQ and you certainly don’t win friends with salad!
Sunday events start at 7pm and finish at 10.30pm. Saturday nights start at 7pm and continue through until midnight. At £50 per person, it’s a small price for such a fantastic evening.
Saturday 9th June
Steel Band and DJ
Saturday 21st July
Steel Band and DJ
Saturday 28th July
Steel Band and DJ
Other dates are also available in the summer with a Jazz or Steel Band.
How to Book
Choose your date and pick your spot sooner rather than later by calling the team on 01206 323150.
9 years old today! It barely seems likes yesterday that I had my first day in our much smaller office 7 years ago. Time has really flown and now the company is celebrating another birthday and is now almost in double figures!
Dreamwave’s Birthday – An important Milestone.
Today marks the foundation day of the business. Every age is enchanting and the journey from Dreamwave’s birth until now has been one hell of a ride. I caught up with the inspirations of the business, Dave and Paul and the one’s who carry the story of reaching these heights of success.
“We are so proud that our hard work has paid off and Dreamwave Events has grown to where it is today. We feel we have built a company with a solid reputation of professionalism, creativity and reliability. We could not ask for a better team to be part of this and can only see more exciting ventures on the horizon!”
Our Story in Short
17th April 2008 was the day marked in history when Dave and Pauljoined forces to form Dreamwave Events! We saw our reputation of providing a fantastic party expand. Alongside our experienced and approachable individuals, Dreamwave Events cultivated a strong position within the Wedding and Party DJ entertainment industry. As we saw the business soar, Dreamwave Events naturally evolved into expanding it’s services into professional lighting where we have proved to be an unstoppable force in Essex, Suffolk, London and surrounding areas. Our warehouse is now stacked with top quality sound and lightingequipment producing first rate installations that will knock your socks off!
What our clients think
It has taken this time to build up our name as a source of quality and professionalism. The support from ourclients and referrals from venue:
“Dave, Spike, Paul, Carina and the whole team are so easy to work with and they totally understood what we wanted to achieve during our meetings, delivering it in spades.
If you are looking for quality music and/or lighting and decoration for your venue, then we would have no hesitation in recommending Dreamwave.” Jim Carter
Our Birthday; Another Year Older
This year is proving to be yet another amazing year for us and I want to embrace and celebrate the achievements for the business. A huge thank you goes to our Directors, Dave and Paul (Dreamave is a huge credit to your hard work); The employees (including me!); the venues and above all the HUGE support from clients. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
We will see you next year when we will see our 10 year anniversary with a huge celebration!
Our very own Paul Pollard is one half of the heart of Dreamwave Events. Certainly the calmer influence of our two co-directors; Paul takes everything in his stride. I think good ‘ole William Shakespeare describes him perfectly: “My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.”
Make no mistake, that whilst I describe Paul this way, he absolutely doesn’t lack ambition. Without the driving force of himself and his partner in the business, Dave; Dreamwave Events would definitely not be where it is today.
A snippet about Paul Pollard
Our hairless wonder is indeed a chief ingredient in the day to day running of Dreamwave Events. His secure backbone provides the rudimentary foundations for the team both in the office; out in the field providing DJ entertainment at weddings and parties or building creative lighting installations. Born in North Essex, Paul shared his childhood antics with my now husband. Consequently, after getting to know Paul myself, he and Dave asked me to join them working at Dreamwave following the birth of my sprog lets. A great friend, boss and godfatherly influence to my son; Paul is an individual you certainly want to meet.
Lets find out more…. The interview with Paul Pollard
Since Dreamwave begun, it has quickly evolved into also providing lighting hire weddings and events: What direction do you see DWE going from here?
Dreamwave lighting has evolved quickly since its introduction back in 2015. I think it was the natural progression for us to move into this area of the industry as we are creative with our ideas and always looking for new fresh looks. That said we have our own style which I’ve always felt is a mixture of vintage style with a modern twist. Where from here? The sky’s the limit isn’t it!
What part of the business do you enjoy and why?
To be honest I love the day to day running of the business. No day is the same whether it be on the road, in the office or constructing new concepts in the warehouse. It also helps that I’m working with my best buddies, we have a good laugh along the way and work great as a team!
Could you have imagined when you started Dreamwave with Dave that it would be where it is today? Would you have done anything differently?
To be honest no. I can remember taking on our warehouse and thinking we’ve got to pay for this each month! But we made it work and our hard work has got us to where we are today. I don’t believe in looking back to see if anything would have been done differently, that’s in the past and I just want to look forward to the next chapter.
If Dreamwave Events carries on in it’s current flow, you can take early retirement! On a serious note, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I wish!!! 10 year’s time…….well…..who knows. We have many ideas going forward for different areas of Dreamwave yet to be released which we are currently working on. So there’s lots to come! Stay tuned!
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!
Our team love trying out new concepts and like to think we lead the way in trends for lighting and decor options at weddings and parties. We keep ahead of the game with a unique approach to each job, bringing new design aspects to the table with each individual client, interpreting your style and requirements, bringing them to life. With Dreamwave Events, we don’t restrict you to one DJ Booth. We provide you with various set-up choices, whilst always being open to further notions from our clients.
There is Nothing Pro-Choice about Having no Choice! (Serrin Foster)
Offering a choice of DJ Booth / Set Up for your wedding or evening party is just one small part to planning your evening party or wedding reception. You need a concept that enhances and complements your party theme. Not something that looks out of place. Keep reading for the various “looks” on offer:
Signature Black DJ Booth
This naked set up allows guests to actually witness our DJ’s skilled mixing live, inviting them into the party!
Signature White DJ booth – Selected Colour
Similar to the Signature Black Booth, the White Alternative offers the same result, but with a choice of colour to match your theming. Keep the cloth white or shine a warm glow through the cloth. Want some colour? Draw attention to the DJ with bold and bright intensity.
Wooden DJ Booth
Specially constructed by our Dreamwave Designers in the depot. This wooden wonder looks stunning in barns and dark wood rooms, complementing the venue impeccably. Complete the look with LED Candles positioned within the crevices or hanging lamp backdrops.
Further to this, with industrial trends still at the forefront of with weddings of 2018; this DJ Booth offers an excellent pairing to these tones.
Pallet DJ Booth
Another Dreamwave Crew construction. Also popular for barn weddings. A more natural embellishment that is really on trend with the “woodsy” elements entering the 2018 style.
Reclaimed Wood Tressel DJ Booth
Our exposed decks on genuine 100 year old reclaimed vintage wood brings the DJ into the party and like our Pallet booth, remains on trend for weddings of 2018 with it’s natural wooden tone.
Georgian Desk DJ Booth
The dark wood of our Georgian Style Desk Set Up offers our clients a true vintage look. Looks awesome with decor prop pieces to match the vintage theme. Fits in with stately homes and period properties.
Traditional Black DJ Booth with White LED’s
Arguably the DJ Set Up that you see the most at evening parties. This classic booth is great for a traditional feel.
Traditional Black DJ Booth with Warm Glowing Lights
This Set Up is always a favoured choice when accompanied by fairy lighting, as the warm glow illuminating from the booth matches them perfectly.
Traditional White DJ Booth with White LED’s
The White DJ Set Up, like its black equivalent, emanates that classic look. Being the long-established wedding hue, it is a popular choice at wedding celebrations. It looks great in Marquees or accompanied by venue draping decor!
Traditional White DJ Booth with Warm Glowing Lights
The White Booth arrangement, similar to it’s black option, matches the decorative fairy lighting. I particularly love seeing this pictured with a fairy lightingbackdrop. It looks stunning!
What Lighting Colour Wash to Choose with my DJ Booth?
Within your Evening DJ Package, you have a choice of colour that will be projected on the wall behind your DJ. Being LED lighting the array of colours produced are either vibrant of a natural warm golden glow can be emitted. Pastel colours are difficult to create and tend not to be visible against the wall (especially dark walls). Click here for a some examples.
Life isn’t perfect, but your DJ Set Up can be!
With such a choice of DJ Set Up’s, you can achieve the style in keeping theme you envision for your wedding or party. The DJ booth is not the only element that makes the DJ set up a success. Check out my previous post for further details.