The timeline of a successful wedding

The timeline of a successful wedding Name and address of church: Christ Church Warley Hill, Warley, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3AA Music played at the ceremony Pre-wedding music; Barry White – You’re the first, my last, my everything Hanson – A minute without you Joshua Radin – I’d rather be with you Kylie Minogue – Into the blue Shane Filan – About you Europe – The final countdown (last song played before the bridal march song) Hymns played on the Church organ; Bridal March (Mendelssohn) Be Still for the Presence of the Lord Be Thou my Vision The Vows Lord the light of your love is shining Music played during the signing of the register; Glenn Lewis – Fall again Shania Twain – From this moment Michael Jackson – Speechless Jennifer Lopez – Feel the light […]

I won UK Wedding DJ of the Year …and it’s not a dream :)

I won UK Wedding DJ of the Year… and it’s not a dream! Life can be amazing sometimes! In November I felt extremely honoured (although surprised) to hear I’d won the Wedding DJ of the Year for London & the South-East and that felt great… Then on January 14, 2016 that feeling was multiplied by around 10 when I was awarded UK Wedding DJ of the Year in a lavish ceremony thrown by The Wedding Industry Awards at the plush Cafe de Paris in Leicester Square, which saw awards given out in 26 different categories such as florists, wedding planners and make-up. The competition I faced was extremely tough with some excellent DJs that had won their regional award from areas such as the south-west, north-west, midlands and so on. […]

Wedding songs and playlists

Wedding Songs and Playlists As I was having my haircut today the hairdresser asked whether I prepare sets of wedding songs that I’m going to play in advance for the weddings. I explained him to my process of working and he suggested that would make a great article… and so it inspired me to write this blog post after a long break! Having been DJing a long time both as a club DJ and now as a specialist wedding DJ and have never been a fan of creating set playlists and while I never criticise what other DJs choose to do, on this subject I think those that do create set playlists in advance and then stick to them rigidly are missing a trick and possibly even shortchanging their audience. At weddings I generally rarely know more than 2 songs ahead what I’m going to play because I prefer to react to the atmosphere and to how the crowd are responding to the music that is being played as well as taking into account both the requests received on the night as well as the music preferences of the bride and groom. […]