I was boooked to provided the evening disco for Amy and Rachel for their wedding celebration at Eshott Hall.
I met with Amy and Rachel a few months ago for our initial consultation and a discussion about the music they liked, what they didn't like, the music they required for the key parts of their evening and also to discuss the access arrangements for the venue.
Since this time we had been in touch with each other several times by email to make sure that all aspects of the evening celebration were absolutely clear.
I visited the venue the day before the wedding to ensure that I was clear on the access arrangements, location of power sockets and the available space for my disco set up.
Access to the venue was excellent and there was adequate space for the set up I had in mind.
My white wedding set up was chosen and very much in keeping with the classy feel of the venue.
I would have around 60 minutes to set up and sound check my equipment from around 5.30pm till 6.30pm as it happens I was impressed that the wedding was running ahead of schedule and got access slightly earlier than originally planned.
I spoke with Lauren the wedding planner at the venue so I was clear on the timings for the key parts of the night. It was pretty straight forward with an early start to the night with the bouquet toss, followed straight after by the cutting of the cake and the first dance with the evening buffet at 9pm/
I double checked with Amy and Rachel that they were happy for their guests to join them after the first chorus for their first dance.
Everything went like clockwork.
I encouraged all of the ladies who wanted to try and catch the bouquet to come forward which they duly obliged.
I invited all of the guests to come forward for photographs for the cake cutting after the official photographer had taken his shots.
For the first dance I got all of the guests to form a circle around the dancefloor so everyone had a good view of their firstdance together as a married couple and of course this would be easier to get them involved in the first dance as they were already where they needed to be.
From the off this crowd knew how to party and this turned into and absolutely outstanding and thoroughly awesome celebration for Amy and Rachel on their wedding day.
I even organised an improptu drinking competition between the Hockey Girls versus the Guys from the Grey Horse who were well beaten on the night.
Lots of requests from the guests on the night with Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart a classic from Amy's hen night in Marbella being appreciated by everyone.
"Ian, A huge thanks from Rachel and I for making our day so special, it truly was amazing. We will certainly be leaving you a review, you were awesome, thank you so much. And also thanks very much for the videos, they were a lovely surprise. As you could see, everyone loved the choice of music, I don’t think we left the dance floor for more than 5 mins!! Thank you so much. As the venue said, it was one of the “liveliest wedding party’s they’d seen for years!” Amy and Rachel, Eshott Hall, Morpeth,Northumberland.
Brilliant wedding for a brilliant couple!
Request list as below:
The Alnwick Duchess High Class of 1996 decided to have a school reunion 20 years almost to the day that they left.
Some of these guys and girls hadn't seen each other since the day they walked out of school so there was inevitably a lot of catching up to do. They'd even managed to track down some of their "old" teachers.
They'd set up a facebook group and encouraged everyone to share any old photos so they could be put together on a scrolling photo album to be played throughout the night.
The venue for the reunion disco was Alnwick Rugby Club which turned out to be a great venue for the occasion.
A link had been circulated so that everyone could contribute to the playlist on the night which a number of them did and a great playlist was developed containing all of their favourites songs from their school days containing many classics from the mid 1990's.
There was inevitably a lot of talking and not so much dancing until towards the end of the night when the place was literally an explosion of dancing with every single guest shaking their stuff and busting some moves out on the floor.
The music of the night included many classics and here's what was asked for:
You're gorgeous - baby bird
Lifted- lighthouse family
Rhythm is a dancer - snap
Back for good - take that
Stay another day - east 17
Killing me softly with his song - fugees
Don't look back in anger- oasis
Sacrifice - elton John
All that she wants - ace of base
Unfinished symphony - massive attack
Whigfield, Saturday Night
I will survive
Come on Eileen
Corona Rhythm of the night
Bon jovi, Living on a prayer
Living joy, Dreamer
Underworld - Born Slippy
Blur - Country House
Pulp - Disco2000
Oasis - Don'l look back in anger
Haddaway - What is love
Tori Amos - Professional Widow
The Shamen - Ebeneezer Goode
D.ream things can only get better
Stand by your man
Alanis morisette ironic
Ace of base all that she wants
Groove is in the Heart - Dee-lite
Ebenezer Good - The Shamen
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Parklife - Blur
Live Forever - Oasis
Lucky Man - The Verve
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
It's like That - Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins
Brimful of Asia - Cornershop
Block Rockin' Beats - Chemical Bros
Out of Space - The Prodigy
Set You Free - N-trance
Boombastic - Shaggy
House of Love - East 17
Get Ready - 2 Unlimited
Years and years
Set you free n-trance
Two can play that game - bobby brown
Roll on the next 20 years!