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Wedding DJ Prested Hall for Karen and Jon

indKaren and Jon were married at the rustic Prested Hall in Essex, a lovely location. It was an English/Irish gathering, and that was reflected throughout the celebration. I was asked to supply music for the wedding breakfast, mics for speeches and evening reception entertainment. En route to the venue I was stuck in gridlocked traffic for 90 minutes, as were several guests, one of whom was held up for 5 hours!! As ever I had allowed plenty of time for the journey and the show went ahead on time.

DJ Jules Wedding DJ, London

Karen and Jon, for the wedding breakfast, had asked for a mix of music to mainly include Motown, Lounge and Swing; the full playlist is shown below. With my main set up in the Oak Room, I ran leads to set up a speaker in the Wedding Breakfast Room - spot the trailing lead below!

DJ Jules Wedding DJ, London

We started the evening reception with the First Dance, followed with a Second Dance for close family and then immediately into the reception party itself. There was lots of great dancing - see the pics below.

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

DJ Jules, Wedding DJ, London

The playlist for the day was:

Entrance to Wedding Breakfast

The Crystals - Then He Kissed Me

Wedding Breakfast

Otis Redding - My Girl

Doris Troy - Just One Look (2007 Remastered)

George Michael - I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (with Aretha Franklin)

James Taylor - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Nina Simone - The More I See You

Lou Rawls - You'll Never FInd Another Love Like Mine

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman

Van Morrison - Into The Mystic

Thin Lizzy - Parisienne Walkways

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Can't We Be Friends

Lionel Hampton - Jeepers Creepers

Nina Simone - Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

Marv Johnson - I'll Pick a Rose for My Rose

James Hunter - Carina

Clarence Frogman Henry - (I Don't Know Why I Love You) But I Do

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Nat 'King' Cole - Let There Be Love

Shirley Bassey - Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me

Erma Franklin - (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling

Bobby Darin - Call Me Irresponsible

Marilyn Monroe - I Wanna Be Loved By You

Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight

Riddle - Volare

Rosemary Clooney - In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening

Jane Monheit - i Wish You Love

Al Green - Let's Stay Together

Gladys Knight - Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me

Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man

Sugar Pie DeSanto - Soulful Dress

Etta James - Blowing In The Wind

Percy Milem - I Slipped A Little

Sam Cooke - Just For You

The Chiffons - He's So Fine

Perry Como - Papa Loves Mambo

Dean Martin - Ain't That A Kick In The Head

Matt Monro - No Puedo Quitar Mis Ojos De Ti

Louis Prima - Banana Split for My Baby

Benny Goodman - Perfidia

Peter Grant - I Saw Her Standing There

Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E.

Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly

Kylie Auldist - Community Service Announcement

Ray Charles - I've Got A Woman

Intro to Evening Reception Party

Rose Royce - Car Wash

Drizabone - Real Love (Radio Version)

Randy Crawford - Street Life

First Dance

U2 - I Can't Help Falling in Love with You

Second Dance

Frank Sinatra With Bono - Ive Got You Under My Skin

Evening Reception Party

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Stevie Wonder - Superstition

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)

David Bowie - Let's Dance

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

The Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five - The Message

MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy

Elvis Presley - Return To Sender

Ben E King & The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies

Chris MOntez - Let's Dance

Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite

Martha Reeves & The Vandella - Dancing In The Streets

The Supremes - Baby Love

The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up

Sam Cooke - Having a Party

The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

Michael Buble - To Love Somebody

Toto - Africa

Coldplay - Yellow

The Goo Goo Dolls - Iris

Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

DJ Cassidy ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J - Calling All Hearts

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe

Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up

Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music

Chic - Le Freak

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just wanna Have Fun

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Starship - Nothings going to stop us now

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

House of Pain - Jump Around

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

The B52's - Love Shack

Salt 'N' Pepa - Push It

Beyonce - Crazy In Love

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Five - Everybody Get Up

Steps - Tragedy

Abba - Dancing Queen

Michael Jackson - Blame It On the Boogie

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You

Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

Otis Redding - Love Man

The Elgins - Heaven Must Have Sent You

Aretha Franklin - Respect

Bee Gees - Night Fever

Aslan - Crazy World

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Michael Jackson - You rock my world

Monie Love - Its A Shame

TLC - No Scrubbs

Beastie Boys - Sabotage

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Want To

AC DC - Back In Black

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

John Travolta & Olivia Newton John - Grease Megamix

Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York New York

Lou Reed - Perfect Day

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