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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

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!

 

2016 – A Year in Reflection

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A year in the life at Dreamwave, 2016

Wow, what an exciting year 2016 has been! As a result there has been little time for rest at Dreamwave Events HQ.  We have had plenty of weddings, corporate events and private parties where we were providing our DJ and Lighting services in Essex and Suffolk.

Sit back, grab a coffee and biscuit to read this post.  It’s long as its represents our whole years activities in a nutshell!

First of all the year 2016 saw a huge brand overhaul injecting a refreshing new look to Dreamwave.  Most noteworthy was the launch of our current website.  We feel this now reflects a befitting image of the company and its character by expressing the array of innovative services we can offer.

 

New Faces

With much demand for our services, we felt it was time to expand our team. Our answer to finding the perfect addition to our friendly bunch of misfits was George!  He has settled in well and has DJ’d some awesome weddings at Hengrave Hall and Private Marquees.  He has received some fabulous reviews on our Facebook.  For a December 2016 wedding, Matko Marlais wrote this: “Thank you for providing such a fantastic DJ and event lighting service for our wedding at Tuddenham Mill! You went above and beyond in obtaining some esoteric foreign music choices for us, and your professionalism and entertainment on the day was brilliant!”

We are now proud to have 6 DJ’s forming the Dreamwave team.

Moving further into 2016 we discovered new friends.  We are honoured to be the recommended suppliers of three new magnificent venues – Hutton Hall in Essex, All Saints Hotel in Suffolk and Captains Wood Barn in Essex.  We also teamed up with our good friend Sister Sax.  Kay is an awesome saxophonist who can be booked to jam alongside our DJ’s for a real unique Club Ibiza feel during the evening.   Keep an eye out for our dedicated pages on our website in the new year.

Events of 2016

2016 has been an exciting year for Dreamwave Events.  We have provided both our DJ and Lighting Services to an array of parties and events.  These have flourished under our illumination expertise! Hence a big personal thank you to all our clients who we provided our DJ and Lighting Hire to this year!

Here are some of my choice favourites:

 

Houchins Farm, August 2016

Houchins Farm experienced a total Dreamwave re-vamp to create a true fairy tale wedding illusion.  The set of this masterpiece boasted floating kilner jars suspended from the ceiling of the barn over the wedding breakfast area containing a mixture of sparkly fairy lights and LED candles.  Thus illuminating the room perfectly creating the ideal ambience for the whimsical setting.  An outdoor festoon pathway was installed establishing an area of ideal incandescence for the evening buffet of Paella and Ice Cream.  These services accompanied by our fairy lighting and Complete Evening DJ and Lighting Hire Service helped form an indisputably magical day for the bride, groom and all their guests.

 

Aspalls Ball, May 2016

For this distinguished occasion that took place at the beautiful Kenton Hall, we were commissioned to provide our full production hire services. This included staging; tech rider for the headlining band, Polar Collective; A complete sound and PA solution with added AV screens and switching for the charity auctions; plus a custom designed backdrop and set created by our very own Spike Grimsey, that was made from reclaimed wooden pallets and our signature hanging lamp pendants. The entire evening was a success and vital funds were raised for the Dylan Foundation. Guests partied into the small hours with the band and one of our Dreamwave DJs. Our services were well received and we look forward to working with Aspalls again in the future.

 

GeeWizz Secret Garden Charity Ball – The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, October 2016

My year review wouldn’t be complete without telling you about our involvement with the GeeWizz Secret Garden Charity Ball, hosted by charity founder Gina Long MBE.   She has had more than 35 years experience of charity fundraising.

The ball was attended by more than 250 people and supported by former England cricketer Graeme Swann, operatic star Laura Wright and television presenter Chris Hollins who was the MC for the evening.  Entertainment included swing singer Mickey Fordola during dinner, eight-piece band Soul Beat finishing on our very own Dreamwave DJ Dave, DJing until the early hours keeping the dance floor rocking.

This magnificent charity ball raised over an incredible £94,638 for GeeWizz! All money raised will help children, young adults and their families with disabilities or those living with life-threatening diseases such as those who are affected by cancer, along with supporting essential cancer research.

Dreamwave are extremely proud to have been involved in such a remarkable event.  We look forward to working with Gina and her team again in the future.

 

Milsoms Halloween Ball, Kesgrave Hall, October 2016

This saw us present a full Halloween DJ and Lighting production to set the spine-chilling mood in the stunning Hangar. A lot of preparation and planning had gone into this event.   With us working closely with the events team and Geraldine Milsom herself to create a spectacular look and style.

Our crew had three areas to transform: the first was the outside area as guests arrived.  We illuminated the building and surrounding tress with an orange tone.  We then added mini strobes set up in the grounds to act as lightning.  A hidden sound system played atmospheric haunting sounds to create an eerie entrance.  Secondly, in the entrance drinks reception marquee, we introduced a warm orange glow that was slightly subdued.  This was then enhanced by around 100 of our signature ‘floating’ candles, cobwebs and black chandeliers. Lastly, the dining and party area of The Hangar. This saw the room transformto a deep purple with vibrant styling.

Our lighting team took control of the effects and created custom programmes to be used throughout the evening.  Supernatural projections played though out dinner to add to the theme. Once dinner service was complete our DJ’s ghoulish musical choices garnished with ghostly and glaring elevations witnessed Dreamwave delivering a truly spooktacular evening’s entertainment!

The evening was extremely well received and we are already in the planning stage for next year’s version.   This will bigger and better (and maybe a little more scary!)

 

Christmas Parties

The season of sparkles viewed Dreamwave bringing nothing less to Wivenhoe House, Le Talbooth, The Hangar and Suffolk Food Hall’s Christmas party season.   Our DJ’s enjoyment of the festive involvement shines through in their performance and our Christmas décor enhances the jovial season experience with the perfect mood lighting.

 

Celebrity DJ’s

We have been privileged to work with and alongside quite a few famous faces in the past.  2016 has been no exception. Throughout the year we provided DJ specification rider equipment (mainly Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus, DJM 900 Nexus mixers and Technics 1210’s.  All standard items that we hold in our hire stock).

The legendary DJ Spoony was among such DJs, along with MC Creed and the awesome Shortee Blitz. Plus, our very own Dreamwave DJs have had the pleasure of Djing alongside the likes of DJ Luck and MC neat this year.

 

Dreamwave join the UKAWP, December 2016

We are very proud to have been personally invited to become a Supplier Partner with in the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. This industry body is the leading and most respected alliance in the wedding world that we live and breathe. The site is designed to provide an unmatched service for brides and grooms and easily obtainable links to it’s exclusive supplier index.  We were recently approached by UKAWP and invited to join their specially selected list of suppliers.  We cannot wait to interact with our new colleagues in the UKAWP and pass on our experiences  in our field of expertise to the alliance.  We are therefore very much look forward to being a part of this in 2017.

 

Popular Services of 2016

Due to high demand, the expansion of our hire services has seen the lighting and décor side of Dreamwave  flourish!  Our experienced lighting team have been busy expanding our lighting stock this year.  Thus increasing our ability to create the ideal lighting template to accompany any wedding or event theme.

We have seen a huge rise in demand of our Hanging Pendant Drops and Festoons. Our Floating Candles left an impression at Harry Potter and Disney styled weddings.  Furthermore, our Rustic Floating Chandeliers at Jimmy’s Farm added a real positive impact to the couples wedding venue.

 

Moving forward into 2017

Our team is always looking to progress; creating and keeping up to date with new trends.   This keeps our services indisputably up to date and leading the market for ideas and inspiration. 2017 will see Dreamwave launch a new personal app for our clients to help tailor our services for your day.  For more information contact us or watch this space for future blog posts to view our stimulating and innovative ideas…..

 

All the best during the festive period.  See you next year!

 

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Questions about Gobo Projection Hire?

The Curious Case of the Gobo Projection

 Gobo Projection

Ever wondered what a Gobo Projection is?

I had no idea until I started working at Dreamwave Events.  I found a Gobo Projection is a stencil placed in front of a light that controls the shape emitted.  The shape can be pretty much anything!

This remarkable idea is simple, yet unforgettable and positively effective. A Gobo projection will make an impressive and immediate impact on your guests at any wedding, party or corporate event.

 

What choices of Gobo can Dreamwave Events Provide?

Generic Gobo Projection Templates in stock

At Dreamwave we have Gobo Projection Templates in stock of basic images to enhance a theme.  Templates include snowflakes (perfect for your Christmas wedding or party) or stars along with my personal favourite, woodland.  We used the woodland template a short time ago  in “A Midsummer Nights Dream” themed wedding.

For your wedding party we also have a “Mr and Mrs” template to project to introduce yourselves as the newlyweds to begin your lives together as husband and wife. Alternatively how about:

 

Customised Gobo Projection Designs Gobo Projection

Our design team can also produce a customised and meaningful Gobo projection that can truly personalise your party or event.

You could illuminate your initials and date onto the wall for your wedding’s evening party.  You then get to keep the template as wedding memorabilia.

Or alternatively perhaps a business logo for a corporate event to give your conference or party further impact!

 

So the options of Gobo design are limitless and can be either simple and impressionable or significantly intricate. Each option results in an impressive memorable projection that is visually entertaining and revives the most uninteresting surface.

 

Gobo Projection

The price is dependent on the design intricacy and the materials need to produce the overall arrangement. Metal Gobos cost less and are generally used for basic designs.  Glass is more expensive  as it is required to support the more complicated gobo composition.  This material allows the image to be projected clearly.

Contact Us

To find out more about our Gobo Projections, please contact Dreamwave Events.  We will be happy to answer any questions you have.  I hope you found my blog post useful!

 

 

What have we been up to…

As we now head into March and 2013 is in full swing, here at Dreamwave we have had a busy couple of months getting ready for the season ahead.

The biggest news is that we have a new DJ! We are very excited to welcome Chris to the team, he has great skills and a passion for entertaining. New DJ Chris

We owe a massive thank you to our great friends Craig & Kate for taking the time out to shoot our new DJ promo pictures. We have gone vintage this year with a ‘Class of 2013’ school year book theme. We took Craig back to his roots and tried to be as authentic as possible with the use of an actual school photo backdrop 🙂 The shoot was great fun even though it was freezing in the warehouse in mid-January.Dreamwave Class of 2013

We have expanded our hire stock and can now offer festoon lighting hire. These look fantastic with a vintage and retro theme. We can create your desired look with these festoon strings, they can be draped around a room or sets hung outside around a BBQ or seating area. We can even create walkways leading your guests up in your  marquee or venue. Please contact us for a custom quote and to find out more about our indoor and outdoor lighting options for hire.Festoon Lighting Hire Essex, Suffolk

And lastly it is construction time here at the moment with the expansion of our warehouse in process to allow for a much larger new office space.

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