A magical day at the ever fabulous Woodhill Hall for the wedding of Matt Lee to Annie.
Matt and Annie were joined by guests from far and wide including some die hard Sunderland i.e. Annie and Newcastle Fans including Matt himself so amongst the harmony of marriage there was some intense North East Football rivalry.
I provided the music from the arrival of the first guests through to the end of the night.
Annie's processional song was Turning Page (instrumental) by Sleeping At Last and the recessional song chosen was Michael Buble - everything.
During the day which also happened to be Annie's birthday so an opportunity was taken to wish her a happy birthday with a surprise birthday cake brought in by Matt as part of the evening party.
A first dance to Coldplay's "A Sky Full of Stars" went down a treat and finishing the night with Queen's Don't Stop Me Now
Lots of old school disco and a mixed bag of tunes and requests formed the backbone of the playlist with a ban on any cheese and chava dance tunes.
A fantastic day and night all round.
All the very best for the future to the brand new Mr and Mrs Lee
Well on an epic wedding weekend I said goodbye to Alnwick and headed to Spennymoor in County Durham for my third wedding fully fueled on adrenalin :-)
Michael and Lyndi tied the knot at County Durham Registry Office before heading back to Low Merrington Club in Spennymoor to celebrate with family and friends for an afternoon wedding reception.
Michael who loves his rock and metal music persuaded Lyndi to be welcomed into the venue to the sound of AC/DC and Thunderstruck.
Sticking with the rock theme a first dance to Ozzy Osbourne and Old L.A. Tonight.
A good mix of tunes from the 50's through to the present day plus lots of guest requests including just a little bit of rock and one thrash metal track which Michael enjoyed even if no one else did :-)
A fab little day to help Michael and Lyndi get married life off to the best start.
Many congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Wilson
Dean and Joanne chose the beautiful Ellingham Hall as their dream wedding venue and chose me as their dream wedding DJ :-).
An epic all day wedding for me as my second wedding of the weekend and boy was it an early start with their wedding ceremony planned for 11.30am.
I played the music from the prelude to the very last song of the night whilst managing three separate set ups.
Some emotional words as Dean and Joanne exchange their own vows which had them both emotional wrecks as the big man was reduced to tears everyone else in the room followed suit.
Some other highlights included a very lively and loud wedding breakfast, the family donned with stetson's doing Bianco Brown's Git Up, Dean's rendition of the Rattling Bog was epic, a dancefloor that was never empty and an encore of Deacon Blue's Dignity from one of the guests to top the night off.
Well done to Damon stepping up to the plate and pulling off the Mr & Mrs Game
A fab wedding for a super well matched couple, you couldn't wish for anything more.
Great working alongside the guys from @carrostudios providing the videography and photography.
Congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Patterson and all the very best for the future.
Well it was the start of a mad wedding weekend with the first a visit to the spectacular Newton Hall to have the pleasure of DJing at the evening wedding reception for a fabulous couple Connor and Katie.
The cake cutting ceremony started the night off with Maroon 5 and Sugar providing the backing.
We then moved into the Bouquet Toss immediately after the cake cutting to Cindy Lauper with Girls Just wanna have fun.
For the First Dance Connor and Katie chose a classic Elvis Presley and Can’t Help Falling in Love With Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
A super night with never a quiet moment on the dance-floor even through the buffet.
A good old mix of all sorts throughout the night and we even had a Full Monty routine delivered by Connor and his mates to Tom Jones and You Can Leave Your Hat On.
Finishing the night on a true wedding favourite Oasis and Don't Look Back in Anger
Great working alongside Wedding photography legend Dan Clark Photography which is always a pleasure.
All the very best to the brand new Mr and Mrs Taylor
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Mikie and Grace chose the fabulous Le Petit Chateau to hold their wedding ceremony and reception with family and friends.
An absolutely top drawer night kicking of with the traditional cake cutting ceremony, followed by a bouquet toss and the First Dance.
I created a mashup for the first dance to give a contrast in styles just as the wedding guests joined so we had Boyce Avenue and Be Somebody mashed into Andy Grammar's Honey I'm Good from the Step Up movie. It was a good shout as the guests responded brilliantly.
The guests kept the dancing going through the buffet which kept the atmosphere buzzing throughout the night.
Just after the buffet we go things moving with the Father and Daughter dance as proud father Stephen took to the dancefloor with he beautiful daughter to Jason Blaine's appropriately titled "Dancing with my Daughter"
We ended the night with Robbie Williams Angels.
An absolutely top drawer night for a fabulous couple and the best possible start to married life.
Many congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Alcroft.
Great working alongside @scottspockphotography top dude and cheers for the top photography tip.
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Matty and Kim chose the fabulous Alnwick Garden as the dream destination to hold their wedding and wedding reception.
The views from Alnwick Pavillion are simply stunning with the added bonus that the Gardens are closed to the public at this time of year.
Matty and Kim are music lovers in the widest possible sense appreciating all genres and styles apart from "charver" music and poor old Abba.
A real mix of tunes throughout the night with a few requests thrown into the mix with some soul, rock n roll, R&B, 90's dance and rock spattered throughout the night.
A first dance Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man giving a strong indication of the breadth of music on their regular playlists.
The night kicked off with some outside entertainment from a fire eater.
Music throughout the wedding breakfast provided by Dave Smith Wedding Keys and photography by Ever After Photography.
We finished the night with the ever popular Oasis and Don't Look Back in Anger followed by a bonkers requested encore of Rednex and Cotton Eyed Joe ... didn't see that one coming.
Many congratulations to the brand new Mr and Mrs Davison.
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Dean and Maeve chose the fabulous Doxford Barns as the dream destination to hold their wedding on the biggest night of the year, yes New Years Eve.
What a cracking night for family and friends who had travelled from far and wide to celebrate with the happy couple and celebrate the start of the new decade at the same time.
Lots of guest from Ireland joined the Dean and Maeve to help them celebrate their wedding.
A first dance to Ed Sheeran's Tenerife Sea kicked the night off after the traditional cake cutting ceremony.
Lots of traditional party tunes and requests were the order of the day.
I droppe some Celtic tunes to make their Irish guests feel at home during the buffet which they couldn't help but get up and sing and dance too.
Fab night and what a way to kick of 2020.
Congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Fraser.
Wedding Disco Clips at Doxford Barns
Paul and Terri chose Le Petit Chateau as the dream destination to hold their wedding reception between Christmas and New Year.
The weather held up with no sign of snow on a mild winters day.
I had the pleasure of being chosen as the Wedding DJ for the evening Wedding Reception as well as helping to put together the couple's music for their day time festivities.
Some carefully selected swing from the Rat Pack greeted the guests as they arrived at Le Petit Chateau for the wedding.
As the guests moved through to the Chapel some acoustic piano music was playing in the background.
The key music choices during the wedding ceremony included Jeff Buckley Hallelujah for Terri's processional song and after waiting a long time to finally tie the knot the aptly titled At Last from Etta James was chosen as the recessional song.
Both of these songs were edited to emphasise the moment perfectly.
The evening wedding reception party kicked off with the traditional cake cutting ceremony.
Then it was off to the first dance to Ruti's version of Dreams you might remember her as the winner of the Voice.
A mix of tracks throughout the evening including The Jam, Paul Weller, Smiths, Rolling Stones some Trance and 90's pop which all seemed to hit the mark with the guests
The final song of the night from Oasis and their version of Cum on Feel the Noiz from Slade.
Some fantastic singing on an impromptu Karaoke from the Groom and his son as well as one of the guests from North of the Border.
Many congratulations to the brand new Mr and Mrs Howell and all the very best for the future.
Jonny and Linzi chose the historic Crook Hall and Gardens in the heart of Durham City for their wedding celebration.
The weather just about held out for everyone to enjoy the beautiful gardens at Crook Hall.
Linzi doing her own thing and looking fab in a non traditional wedding dress.
Jonny and Linzi determined to enjoy the space decided to have their cake cutting and first dance outside under the canopy on a slightly chilly and damp autumn night.
Well it worked a treat as they had their first dance under the stars to Fleetwood Macs Love in Store and it was obvious Jonny had been practising ... i'm not sure what he had been practising but it wasn't his dance moves :-) He certainly wowed his guests though.
Not to be outdone a second first dance was organised indoors to UB40 just because they can.
A wide selection of music including some Ska favourites, pop and some rock.
Again the gardens were used for the serving of oven baked pizza's for the evening buffet.
Had some budding DJ's on the decks who seemed to enjoy playing with the effects and the mic, thought I'd bagged a couple of roadies to help with my gear but they were nowhere to be seen at the end of the night.
Fab night for a really lovely couple.
Many congratulations to the brand new Mr & Mrs Nelson.