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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.

 

Wedding Open Day 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is hosting it’s amazing wedding open day 2018  on 7th October, 10.30am until 2pm.  The Milsoms Wedding team know how to put on a wedding fair and you need to see it to believe it!  They have everything covered that you will need for your day as well as their awesome venue to view!

October Wedding Open Day 2018 Kesgrave Hall Suffolk

Wedding Open Day 2018, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

We are proud to be the Milsoms Group recommended supplier for DJ services and Lighting hire.  Of course, we will be in attendance! There will be an array of other professionals in their field from photography to Casinos.  Make sure you make the most of their expertise!

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If you cant make the date, or simply have more questions about our DJ or lighting services, get in touch and we will be happy to help!

 

Halloween Party 2018 – Frightful Festivities Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk

Dont miss out on the most frightful spook-tacular Halloween party on 26th October 2018 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk.

Halloween Party 2018 at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk.

Halloween Party 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall The Hangar Suffolk

One of our Dreamwave DJ’s will be there providing monstrous music to bust your moves on the dancefloor following on from a ferocious three course feast with coffee and chocolates.

Tickets are a steal at £50 per person.  Book by clicking here. 

Dreamwave Events DJ Halloween Party 2018 Milsoms Kesgrave Hall The Hangar Suffolk

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If you would like a Dreamwave DJ for your wedding, party or themed event contact us for more information and/or view our online brochure of our DJ services.

Where to Find our DJ’s – Christmas Parties 2017

The best way to spread Christmas Cheers is for a Dreamwave DJ to play songs loud for all to hear!  Dreamwave DJ’s can be found in the mix and doing their thing at the following venues this winter season for Christmas Parties 2017 in Essex and Suffolk.  If you lucky enough to have got tickets in time, here is where to find us:

 

Christmas Parties 2017 – Where to find our DJ’s this Year:

Le Talbooth, Essex

Christmas Party nights at Le Talbooth are always a success and not to be missed.  We will be there throughout December for you to dance the night away after a smashing meal provided by Milsoms.

Christmas Parties 2017 Le Talbooth Essex

The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall, Suffolk

Enjoy your Christmas at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall “the most excitging party venue in Suffolk” with a Dreamwave DJ alongside Sister Sax supplying the Christmas beats for an unforgettable evening.  Cant make the Christmas Parties? – Never fear, we are also there for New Year!

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Wivenhoe House, Essex

A scrumptious festive dinner and Dreamwave DJ is on the menu for Christmas Parties 2017 at Wivenhoe House.  Dont miss out!

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Suffolk Food Hall, Suffolk

Its a food hall – your in for a fulfilling tasty treat for your dinner at Suffolk Food Hall, Christmas Parties 2017!  Then followed on by a Dreamwave DJ, is a guaranteed receipt for success!

 

Keep calm and get your Ho Ho Ho on; the Christmas Party season is on it’s way!

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New Year’s Eve Party 2017 – The Hangar, Suffolk

Celebrate in style this New Year’s Eve at The Hangar, Milsoms Kegrave Hall.    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” (Dr Seuss).  My suggestion is choose The Hangar!

The Hangar New Year's Eve Party 2017 Milsoms Kegrave Hall Suffolk

 

Whats Included in this New Year’s Eve Party?

This one is not to be missed; Greeted with refreshingly smooth Taittinger champagne and exquisitely prepared canapes followed by a succulent 4 course spread to satisfy your gluttonous cravings for a gourmet feast.   Then completely satisfy your pallet with a sweetener of mouth-watering chocolates and a pick-me -up caffeine boost.

Finish your New Year’s evening dancing to tunes mixed by one of our musical connoisseurs, superstar DJ’s at Dreamwave Events; jamming alongside the awesome Sister Sax for the greatest closing party of 2017!

This is what Oliver Richards, General Manager at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall has to say….

“Here at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall we are delighted to be teaming up with Dreamwave Events once again for our NYE Ball in the Hangar. We’re especially looking forward to their latest innovation in the form of Sister Sax who will be accompanying them at the decks. Constantly evolving, Dreamwave always take it up a notch to make any event in the Hangar a night to remember for those who bring their dancing shoes”

Sign Me Up, How Do I Book?

With tickets only £115 per person, this year’s exclusive extravaganza’s tickets will soon sell out.  To book call the Milsoms Team at Kesgrave Hall on 01473 333741.

Cheers to New Year and another chance to get it right (Oprah Winfrey).

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Halloween Party 2017 – Spooky Star DJ’s at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall

Ghosts, Witches and Creatures of Fright, Don’t miss the call of Halloween night.  Come and Join us in the threads of the season, If you miss this bash, tis an act of treason! (shutterfly.com)

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Hair-Raising Halloween Party in October, 2017.

Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk for the ultimate spook-tacular party of 2017.  Spine-Chilling lighting effects and ghoulish music will be provided by ourselves at Dreamwave Events.

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Dreamwave Events providing our Evening DJ Service and Spooky Lighting at Kesgrave Hall

So don’t sit at home watching horror movies.  Be part of the haunting fun of All Hallows Eve at The Hangars own annual British horror franchise.  Party the night away after devilishly good food on the 27th October 2017.

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Dreamwave Events providing our Evening DJ Service and Spooky Lighting at Kesgrave Hall

Doors open at 7.30pm.  Start your evening with a creepy cocktail concoction and then sit down for a three course dinner before dancing in the fresh grave dirt!  After Dinner set your dancing shoes on fire with one of our Dreamwave DJ’s playing creepy classics to complete the evening’s dramatics!

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Tickets are priced at only £50 per person and can be purchased by clicking here.

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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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Christmas Lighting Hire – Fairy Lights

Festive Fairy Lights – Bring Festive Brilliance and Animation to your Christmas Party or Wedding.

Chirstmas Fairy Lights

 

As we are entering the season of everything sparkly, I thought it would be appropriate to write up about our twinkly fairy lights that will glisten and glow bringing a festive flare to any Christmas themed wedding or party.

Whether you are aiming to bring subtle brightening outside or a warm ambient glow to the indoor furnishings; nestling fairy lights into the any party venues fixtures will radiate refinement adding the shimmer and shine and enriching the festive mood.

 

Indoor Fairy Lighting

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You can ignite the Christmas Party cheer with warm illumination and merry sparkle. Decorate your windowsills with our Fairy Lighting and LED Candles bringing a hearty feel to the room.

Furthermore, you could enhance features by draping in fireplaces or wrapping beams aspects (pictured right)

Rather than having a vivid affect, you may wish the fairy lighting to command the room with  Fairy Light Backdrops or Canopies.

 

Fairy Lighting Canopy - BarnBackdrops look fantastic behind you evening entertainment and wedding cake or it makes a perfect accompaniment that brings that additional finesse to your weddings top table décor.

My personal favourite is the effect of Canopy Lights.   This lighting décor looks amazing in barn structures and marquees completing the room with the perfect incandescence they generate.

 

 

Outdoor Fairy Lighting

A solution to providing outdoor lights for wedding and party guests is to ignite outdoor features with the addition of Fairy Lights.  This will give your guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the evening.  Options for this include illuminating garden borders such as foliage, trees or fencing.  Another may be path walkways to distinguish an approach or entrance.

Picture (below) illustrates our outdoor fairy lighting at Hengrave Hall.

 Border Fairy Lights Hengrave Hall

 

Further Christmas lighting Ideas / Contact Us

 

To further your Christmas  vision, we have Gobo templates in stock that project festive snowflakes to complement your Christmas affair.

You can find our DJ’s performing and lighting for the Christmas season at Wivenhoe House, The Hangar at Kesgrave, Le Talbooth and Suffolk Food Hall.

 

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We have various décor options in our hire stock from white Christmas trees and further lighting choices. To find out more, please contact us and we will be help bring your ideas to fruition

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