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.
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!
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!
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!
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:
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.
Every picture of Gemma’s tells a story and I would highly recommend her for your day.
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!
The team at All Saints Hotelin Bury St Edmunds, Suffolkare hosting The Wedding Showcase 2018. Their aim is design an event to create opportunities for you that create interactions! This is the time to start planning your wedding. The Wedding Showcase 2018 is a great place begin. Grasp the chance to discuss your ideas with wedding suppliers face to face and take advantage of their expertise.
Wedding Showcase 2018 at All Saints Hotel
The Wedding Fair is taking place on Sunday 30th September 2018 from 11am until 3pm. An array of professional wedding suppliers, including us, will be ready to greet you with a universal smile and armed with ideas, expertise and advice in their craft.
Where and and How do I begin Planning!
Remember no communication will be your arch enemy when planning your special day! Be prepared for information overload and be organised! My post on Wedding Fair Preparation is a good place to kickoff!
Relax, you have plenty of time
Why not make the most of the stunning wedding venue and ground of All Saints Hotel? Take your time at the Wedding Showcase 2018 and book afternoon tea with your Bridal Party, on offer for the day at £16pp)
Dreamwave will be there
We, the Dreamwave Events team, look forward to welcoming you at The Wedding Show to chat all about the DJ Services we can offer and inspiring Lighting Design ideas we can install for your wedding day.
Of course, of you have questions prior to your visit (or after), feel free to give us a shout.
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 drapingof the Garden Suite is particularly popular. We will be able to answer any questions you have.
Attention all engaged couples. This is the one you have been waiting for: Pencil Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day in your diaries for Sunday 2nd September.
Where and when is Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?
Le Talboothis set in the beautiful Essex Countryside on the Suffolk border, nestled by the river Stour.. The Marquee will be open to view in all it’s glory from 10.30am until 3pm on Sunday 2nd September 2018 set up the the amazingMilsoms Wedding Team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
What Suppliers will be Attending Le Talbooth Wedding Open Day?
Of course, as the solely recommended company for DJ and Lighting Hire for the Milsom’s group, we will be attending and showcasing our lighting flare and DJ set up in Dreamwave style. We have a multitude of choice ofLightingstyle, DJ servicesand Set up options to suit every wedding theme. Our Cocktail DJ Service for your Drinks Reception music is particularity popular on the lawn in the sun!
I know all our guys at Dreamwave Events are at the top of their game and highly skilled DJ’s – but do you know how to clock a skilled DJ? How do you know the DJ you have booked is the person who will bring a fantastic evening party? I have put together a few tips to help you choose the right DJ and spot the techniques that make the so good at what they do……
Skilled DJ’s will Read the Dance floor
First of all, not one person wants their dance floor empty at their party. A skilled DJ will assess their audience and play music that works for them and keep their dancing shoes alight! A wedding DJ needs to be particularly good at this as the guests at a wedding tend to be mixed ages that will generally want certain era’s and genres of music to get them moving! A skilled DJ will also be aware of cultural backgrounds of the wedding party and would have prepared music especially for the evening.
Keeping the dance floor full is definitely what I would want from a DJ – after all, a party is’t a party without a good boogie!
Skilled DJ’s have the Ability to get back the Crowd
Secondly, should your DJ happen to try a song that doesn’t work (and it happens to the best of them); the dancers will surely disperse! It will be well within a skilled DJ’s capabilities to switch to a song that will re-captivate the crowd quickly. This is much more difficult than it sounds – keeping their cool whilst realising their error combined with hasty thinking to re-gather the group.
A DJ can earn their stripes by showing their skills off by seamlessly synchronising the tempos of two songs. A skilled DJ adjust pitch and time and then make beats of the two well chosen songs hit at the same time and enables a smooth transition between them. If not done properly the beats will fall out of sync that will result in an oh so obvious blip in performance…and yes the dancers will notice!
I just touched on this in beat-matching. A skilled DJ can adjust the length and pitch of a song that there is a seamless transition between two tunes without affecting the quality of their performance.
Skilled DJ’s will give an Energetic Performance
Indeed, a DJ indisputably needs a technical edge and knowledge of music, but there ultimately is something you cant teach – how to be energised and engaged with the crowd. A fantastic DJ will visibly be enjoying their performance. They will be completely committed to the party and be animated on the platform of their DJ Set.
Experienced, Skilled DJ’s will have a great Music Repertoire
Yeah, OK, so I included this one even thought it’s pretty obvious. Having an awesome range of music knowledge has to be a must for every skilled DJ. I think a DJ that has this, shows fluidity and more confidence in their performance. Skilled DJ’s will use their knowledge to adjust their act and a great music repertoire will certainly them to adjust to the dance floor.
All the above combined will surely equal a highly skilled DJ that will execute a mind-blowing performance and give a guaranteed fantastic party that will set your dancing shoes on fire!
Having been a bride myself, I know how most want the day perfect and we tend to be meticulous to details for the big wedding day. But whist thinking about all these minute details, us brides then go forward and book a DJ for the evening and think “job done” without it even occurring to us what the DJ set up will look like. Why would it? Well, lets face it, most of us don’t really have a clue about which speaker system is what and where it would be best to position those moving heads. All we want is a darn good party where the “kids” can bop away and our granny’s can shake their hips later in the evening. We entrust this to the expert DJ.
Now working for a DJ and Lighting company, I now have a basic understanding of the vastness of quality in DJ set up. Believe me, this varies completely from one end of the spectrum to the other!
Keep the DJ Set Up Simple
It is a wedding after all, not a full blown rave. When I think of a wedding DJ Set Up, I think of a tidy booth with some simple lighting that will produce the desired ambience of romance for first dance and a good family friendly party atmosphere in the evening. For me, less is more. I believe buying into a few pieces with better construction. A colossal 80’s style over-head truss with multiple glaring lights, huge unnecessarily sized speakers and a smoke machine does not scream wedding party to me!
Dreamwave Event’s Evening DJ Set Up includes a choice of booth, discreet speakers, some moving party lighting for the dance floor and an LED wash on the wall behind the DJ in a colour of your choice.
So What does this mean?
The DJ Booth is where the guys work their magic on the decks. Dreamwave offer a choice “look” from the classic star-cloth DJ booth to our signature Decks-on-Show where you can see you DJ mixing live bringing them into the party. Having a vintage themed rustic wedding? We also have our popular rustic styled custom designed pallet booths to match your theme.
The lighting behind the DJ is just a wash of your choice of colour on the wall. The party lighting will shine onto the dance floor. Both are perfect to create the ideal wedding party atmosphere.
Generally a wedding venue seeks to be romantic and welcoming to entice the prospective bride and grooms. The party room is not going to be massive and most will probably look to hold a maximum of 200 people, where some are much smaller. A good wedding DJ will make sure their equipment caters for the venue. They will balance their music volume so that it is loud enough to give a darn good party, but also low enough for guests to enjoy a good natter off the dance floor.
I know of some venues that have sound limiters installed to help control the over zealous DJ. A good DJ will not trip this off. Could you imagine being half way through your favourite song, busting your best moves on the dance floor and then everything suddenly stops as your DJ could not control the music level! Embarrassing for the DJ….and what a way to kill a party!
Don’t let a sound limiter scare you off from your dream wedding venue. As long as your DJ is aware it’s there and know the settings – your evening party will be good to go!
Bright Light, Bright Light!
Lighting is of course a key feature to any party. It is easy for a DJ to get over enthused about party lighting. They have to consider that from the outside looking onto the dance floor, the lighting may look awesome, but as a bride, I really don’t want my family and wedding guests blinded!
Dreamwave used discreet and more then sufficient party lighting and the LED colour wash reflects onto the dance floor to help create that party atmosphere. As mentioned the mood can always be further enhanced with use of suitable lighting and décor.
Cut the Clutter
Be safe not sorry! Us brides don’t want to have to worry about ugly wires and yucky bright extension cords left exposed ruining our once perfect wedding venue! Dreamwave tape down all their wiring and is neat and tidy to avoid hazards and the visual abhorrence.
With Dreamwave’s fantastic and wedding friendly DJ set up, their experience and professionalism has surged them to the top choice of DJ entertainment for weddings in Essex and Suffolk.
Want to know more?
Contact us direct and we will be happy to discuss your wedding plans.
When love and skill work together, expect a master piece. This is the way I would describe Emma and Gavin. They made the decision to drop anchor and get hitched on the 10th June 2017 at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk with just 10 months to plan! With Gavin working in Monaco, Emma had her hands full taking the reins organising their special day alongside caring for her two children. Boy, did she do a smashing job! This couple managed to achieve the perfect recipe of razzle dazzle along with romantic family intimacy.
“I considered hiring a wedding planner but I knew that I would want to look back and know that I planned it all myself. Around 4 weeks before the big day, it all suddenly became real! There were lots of last minute changes. With the help of all our amazing suppliers these were all dealt with swiftly! I went to Hengrave the day before the wedding and started to feel more excited as I was so confident in every company we had hired. Waking up at All Saints the morning of the wedding I felt nervous. But upon meeting the amazing Hannah Bibby at Hengrave I immediately felt at ease….she was amazing!”
In the Courtyard at Hengrave Hall with our LOVE Letters and Festoons (Image Source: Martin Beard Photography)
Intrigued to find our more about Emma and Gavin’s Wedding Hengrave Hall? Read on……
Why did you choose to have your wedding at Hengrave Hall?
“I found a youtube video (UK’s Top 10 Wedding Venues – Bloomsbury Films) and watched it with my Dad on a rainy Sunday afternoon. As soon as we saw the church in the grounds, I called to enquire. Within literally five minutes of the tour I knew… this is the venue! I compare pulling up to Hengrave with pulling up to the first viewing of our house…..I had exactly the same feeling…..you just know it’s the place for you. I called Gavin once home and after hearing how excited we all were he said if thats where you want to get married then let’s get it booked!”
The ceremony took place in Hengrave’s own chapel found in the charming grounds. The finishing touches provided by Tudor Rose Florist alongside the mesmerising vocals of Revelation Avenue resulted in a truly whimsical setting.
“As I sat during the ceremony listening to Revelation singing so beautifully, looking at all the proud, emotional faces in front of us the feeling was just amazing. We both felt very special. The Long Gallery, Courtyard, West Terrace and of course the Minstrels Gallery all looked perfect….every little element was included and it surpassed our every hope and expectation.”
Just Married! Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“People told me that I wouldn’t even notice the decorations/little touches on the day but I noticed everything as it all looked so shiny and new but so tasteful and classy at the same time. I was so busy in the Bridal Suite looking out at the view, watching Safe & Sound entertaining our children, getting ready and laughing with my special ladies that I totally forgot to put in my bridal earrings. After leaving for the church I remembered and got in a panic! Hannah overheard and literally within minutes the earring box was there and I was putting them in…..like MAGIC!”
“My Mum, Sister and my friend Helen and I chose my dress together. I loved all the lace dresses but they seemed to be missing that something extra. So when I saw the Allure gown with it’s beautiful embellishment, my family told me this dress was very much me. That made my mind up! I’m so pleased I chose this dress. Even though I would have liked to be the size I was before having children; I think it suited ,not only me, but also Hengrave and the whole day perfectly!”
Allure Dress. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
The Grooms Attire
Phillip Alexander Suits. Image source Martin Beard Photography
“Gavin, Zak & Sam’s wore bespoke made to match suits by Philip Alexander and we couldn’t have been happier…worth every penny! I was very pleased with our choice for the back of the waistcoats as music brings emotion and joy to everyone so the navy and coloured guitars complimented the day perfectly . The Groomsmen also wore Philip Alexander bespoke hire suits. I am so glad that we decided Gavin and the boys should look different to the groomsmen as it is after all as much the Grooms day as it is the brides. Itwas important for him to stand out too and our boys were obviously a huge part of our big day.”
Phillip Alexander Suits. Image source Martin Beard Photography
Décor, Sound and Lighting
Emma and Gavin took full advantage of having Dreamwave expertise to hand. From sound production for their Ceremony and Drinks Reception, a complete array of lighting hire throughout the day and a Dreamwave DJ for their evening. This couple had the full Dreamwave Package!
“The decor was simply stunning. I had seen many photos from various sites including your site but they just do not do them justice. The West Terrace and courtyard looked amazing!! The flooring in the Minstrels Gallery looked perfect and just added that something extra without taking away the historical elements of the room. Dreamwave used the template from our wedding invites for the E&G for our gobo design and we used that theme throughout. We saw so many pics on social media of the gobo so were made up it was something everyone wanted to take a picture of. Every little detail I had requested was met and the candles along with a simple floral arrangement next to two picture frames of my Grandparents received so many compliments. I adored the window sills and the gift table, they lit up the venue inside and was exactly what I had requested, not one thing was missed.”
Emma and Gavin with our Path Festoon Walkway. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“We had hired Revelation and they made our day so special. However, they did come with lots of extra and last minute organisation including sound equipment and a last minute request for a keyboard! Dreamwave Events really did prove themselves to be a company that go above and beyond as they helped with every single requirement including the last minute keyboard search. The sound, both in the Church and during the drinks reception on the West Terrace was spot on and the choir received so many compliments. That said, you can have the best singers in the world but without the right equipment it wouldn’t have the same impact. Thank you guys!”
“I thought the lighting outside may be a wasted element as it was 10th June so longest days of the year but this was my absolute stand out favourite and even when the sky was still blue but evening had come the lighting looked gorgeous and lit up to show the venue off! One of my favourite photos is of us both walking along with the lights at our sides!”
Why choose Dreamwave Events
“I originally called and booked for DJ services as wasn’t aware of the other services. We were sent the options for Hengrave and fell in love with them all. I took time to meet with all the wedding suppliers but my meeting with Dreamwave stood out the most. The guys were so friendly and patient and went through every single option. I left the meeting feeling extremely confident in your knowledge of the venue and how good it would look.”
“We heard in the Bridal Suite that one of the Dreamwave staff had cut his head whilst setting up. One of my Bridesmaids is a doctor so she went straight down to check he was ok. He politely declined and said he was fine and continued his work! What a true professional! That on top of taking on the task of potentially sourcing a keyboard for our Choir at very short notice so goes to prove what a truly professional and bespoke service you offer. We honestly could not recommend Dreamwaves highly enough. Thank you!”
“I added 2 picture frames with photos of my Grandparents (who were too frail to attend) and both were placed on the piano with some flowers and a candle. Family means so much to me and it looked beautiful. So many of my family members came up and commented on what a lovely touch this was. “
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“The framed caricature of the four of us (sketched by the amazing John Roberts) on our gift table was something I first requested immediately after booking the date. I didn’t want photos of the four of us around the venue that everyone had seen 100 times over on social media. But I did include a little framed picture of our boys on one of windows close to the bar as it’s our favourite photo of them both together.”
Image source Martin Beard Photography
“We used Angel creations for our Invitations with the E&G emblem and thought it would be nice to continue this throughout. We used the same E&G symbol for all our stable stationary, table plan, Gobo design for the evening, our welcome mirror, ring box and a hanging door accessory.”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“Gavin bought some cigars last minute so I decided to add in the personalised matches which we put in a cognac style vase with a little personalised sign from Mr & Mrs Collins. This went down a storm with all of our guests and two weeks later some cheeky guests were posting pics on social medial of them smoking them in their gardens….but did include the hashtag so we let them off!”
“Although I didn’t see them as was still outside the church I was so proud of our two boys walking down the aisle. Our eldest son Zak is 6 and so he understood what was happening and was so looking forward to it. He was so proud to be Ring bearer (or ringmaster as he told all his friends|)! His face in the church…he was so excited, happy, proud and at the same time a little nervous as he wanted to do his best for his Mummy & Daddy. He made us the proudest parents alive….they both did.”
The Collins Family. Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“The ceremony itself was beautiful. My friend wrote a poem about our long 13 year courtship which included many comical but also heartfelt moments. Lots of tears but also a few good laughs when we both had to state Gavin’s middle name ‘Wesley’ a couple of times during the ceremony. Revelation sung beautifully and I think I will have to ask them to record “over and over again’ (a song they learnt and rehearsed especially for us) as I prefer their version now!”
“The whole day, although a blur was simply the best day of our lives but the most memorable moment was watching the fireworks. Zak & Sam running up in their PJ’s and then holding them both in our arms, just the four of us as the ‘Collins Family’ is a memory we will cherish forever.”
“Darren was our kind of DJ! He was so friendly and people have asked if Gav or me we knew him! I asked for a Justin Bieber song to be played especially for my eldest son Zak. Darren made sure we were all in the room and did a shout out to him put then proceeded to put him in the booth with him and let him be DJ. He stood on a stall so all the guests could see him, wore the headphones, picked the next track over the mic and danced away. He was made to feel like the most important person there and weeks after the wedding and if anybody asks what was his favourite part of the day he says ‘being the DJ'”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“I also asked for a song be played for Gavin as it was his 40th birthday 5 days after the wedding day. I must say every single thing I requested was done but putting my son in the booth just went above and beyond our expectations and made a little 6 year old very happy.”
Image Source Martin Beard Photography
“Music choices were amazing and he managed to get even the dance shy guests up and boogying. Thank you so much Darren and we hope he enjoyed DJ’ing for us all.”
Advice for Future Bride and Grooms
“Gavin and I do not like to be centre of attention. With my shyness around the camera the whole idea of a ‘big white wedding’ was daunting. Because Gavin has so many friends and I am such a family orientated person we felt we couldn’t just fly away so decided on a wedding in the UK so that everyone could come. I think, without saying it out loud, we booked Revelation Academy, Nick Einhorn the magician and requested a round table apposed to top table so that we would not be ‘centre of attention’! “
“Our advice would be do not spend time worrying about silly stuff like that…..enjoy the planning with family, friends, the stags, hens and all the fuss. You never know you might surprise yourselves and ‘LOVE’ all the fuss on the day just as we did.”
“The day will fly by and you won’t have long with every guest to stand and chat but do take a moment to take it all in. Most of all take time to find your new Husband and tell him how much you love him!”
Like the look of Emma and Gavin’s Wedding?
Here is a list of their suppliers to help you on your way. If you have any questions about the DJ, Sound and Lighting Production – Give us a shout!