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Modern Asian Wedding at Devonshire Terrace for Waisun and Ian


This was a truly international gathering with guests flying in from Singapore, the US, Malaysia, Norway and several other countries. With this in mind I was keen to talk over local options on music. What would be the common denominator that would keep all involved? Guest Requests made via the online planner (a complementary option available to all clients) and consultation with the B&G showed that the majority were likely to enjoy a modern mix of music with a light touch of party classics - see the full playlist below. That was for the evening as my full role was:

  • welcoming music for the ceremony

  • ceremonial music

  • stimulating tunes for the drinks reception

  • special tune for the bride and groom's entrance to the wedding breakfast

  • wireless microphones for speeches

  • background music to the wedding breakfast

  • staging of the First Dance

  • great party music

Waisun and Ian had many and firm ideas for the various stages of their celebration. This was very helpful, but also they gave me leeway to add my own and/or move ideas between the various stages of the event so that their desired music was played at a more effective stage. For me and I believe for the benefit of the event, this is the best way forward......I want and ask for client involvement and then use my experience and creativity to full effect.

Their wedding was a very emotional day and also a great heartfelt celebration shared with family and friends.

The full playlist for the event was as follows:

Welcoming Music to Ceremony

John Williams - Prologue Alexandre Desplat - New Moon, The Meadow Chopin Nocturne No. 2 in E flat The Piano Guys - Arwens Vigil The Piano Guys - A Thousand Years Stephen Warbeck – Pelagia’s Song Yanni - In The Morning Light John Williams - Cavatina Vitamin String Quartet - Just the Way You Are Maria Callas - O Mio Babbino Caro Sir Edward Elgar - Salut d'amour, Op. 12 Yanni - First Touch Michael Nyman, David Hirschfelder, Gabri - The English Patient

Entrance of the Groom and His Groomsmen

Vitamin String Quartet - The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Rings - Concerning Hobbits

Entrance of the Bride and Her Father

Vitamin String Quartet - Best Day of My Life

Signing

Vitamin String Quartet - All I Want Is You Vitamin String Quartet - Lovers In Japan

Recessional

Vitamin String Quartet - Don't Stop Believing

Drinks Reception

Jojo Effect - I Shouldn't I Wouldn't Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox - All About That Bass Smoma - Like a Chameleon Pink Martini - The Gardens of Sampson & Beasley Club des Belugas - Clyde Beluga The Dizzy Club - That Old Black Magic Coco Steel & Lovebomb - Yachts (A Man Called Adam Mix) Ella Fitzgerald - Mas Que Nada Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know (feat Kimbra) Gare du Nord - Go back Jack Mr. Scruff - Get a Move On Avener - Fade Out Lines Alle Farben Featuring Graham Candy - She Moves Lemon - Hell, Yeah! Kenny G - Havana (Tony Moran Club Mix) Sting ft Cheb Mami - Desert Rose (Victor Calderone Melodic Club Mix) Clocks - Coldplay Geraldo Rios - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) Kinky - Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor Sophie Solomon - Burnt By The Sun Tim Tim - Rum'n'cocacola (Shake It Up Well) [dunkelbunt] - Cinnamon Girl in the Sun Caro Emerald - Liquid Lunch

Bouquet Toss

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Drinks Reception Contd.

Fabienne Delsol - Chills and Fever In-Grid - Milord Eddie Cano & Nino Tempo - On Broadway Benny Berigan - Snake Charmer Dutty Moonshine - Elephant in the Room Tape Five - A Cool Cat In Town (feat. Brenda Boykin) Swing Republic - Peas and Rice (feat. Count Basie) Richard Hawley – Serious

Entrance of the Bride and Groom to the Wedding Breakfast

Ilan Eshkeri - Stardust (Music from the Motion Picture) Coronation

Background Music to the Wedding Breakfast

Revelry - Kings of Leon Neulore - Don't Shy From The Light Mikky Ekko - Time The XX - Intro (Long Version) Adam Levine - Lost Stars Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko - Stay Ella Henderson - Yours Hozier - Someone New Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane Fresh Steps - Poker Face Caro Emerald - I Belong To You (Acoustic) Sam Smith - Latch (Acoustic) Emeli Sandé - Next To Me Goo Goo Dolls - Iris Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks Nerina Pallot - Crazy In Love David Gray - Sail Away Jake Bugg - Country Song John Grant - Angel Eyes Maverick Sabre - Empire State Of Mind (Part II) The Civil Wars - Dance Me To The End of Love Laura Mvula - Green Garden The Pierces - The Air That I Breathe Jessie J - Price Tag Kodaline - All I Want Labrinth - Beautiful People The Do - Sex on Fire Florence + the Machine - Never Let Me Go Foo Fighters - Everlong (acoustic) Tulisa - Titanium Olly Murs - Without You Damien Rice - Cannonball Paul Weller - Wild Wood Macy Gray - Glad You're Here Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life Craig David - Days Alex Clare - Too Close Alex Ebert - A Million Years

Transition to Evening Entertainment

Charlie Puth Featuring Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye Kygo - Sexual Healing (Kygo Remix) Felix Jaehn Featuring Jasmine Thompson - Aint Nobody, Love Me Better HAIM - The Wire Ed Sheeran - Don't Jason Derulo - Try Me (feat. Jennifer Lopez & Matoma) Natalie La Rose Featuring Jeremih - Somebody Tinashe Featuring Schoolboy Q - 2 On (Main Rap Clean) Years & Years - Shine Cris Cab - Liar Liar Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body (Paul Oakenfold Mix) Cee Lo Green feat. Wiz Khalifa - Bright Lights Bigger City Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious George Benson - Give Me The Night Donald Byrd - Love Has Come Around McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now Incognito Featuring Jocelyn Brown - Always There Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

First Dance

Beyonce - At Last

Evening Reception Party

Charlie Puth - One Call Away DNCE - Cake By The Ocean Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe Michael Jackson - Thriller Earth, Wind & Fire - September Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up Lady Gaga - Poker Face Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg - California Gurls Nicki Minaj - Starships (Edited Version) Alesso Featuring Tove Lo - Heroes David Guetta - Titanium (feat. Sia) Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger Flo Rida - Wild Ones (feat. Sia) Billy Joel - Uptown Girl Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl The Beatles - Twist and Shout Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher Pharrell Williams - Happy Martin Garrix - Animals (Radio Edit) Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child David Guetta feat Rihanna - Who's That Chick LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It (Album Version) Pitbull ft. Kei$ha - Timber Dimitri Vegas Moguai and Like Mike Featuring Julian Per - Body Talk (Mammoth, Main Mix) Sander Van Doorn Martin Garrix DVBBS and Aleesia - Gold Skies Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be Jess Glynne - Dont Be So Hard On Yourself Maroon 5 - Sugar Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afropack and Nayer - Give Me Everything Major Lazer x DJ Snake Featuring MO - Lean On Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding - Outside Flo Rida and Pitbull - Club Can't Handle Me Armin Van Buuren ft Trevor Guthrie - This is What It Feels Like Global Deejays - Kids (Danny Marquez & Steve Wish) Alesso Featuring Sirena - Sweet Escape DJ Snake Featuring Bipolar Sunshine - Middle Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk DNCE - Cake By The Ocean Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low Usher Featuring Lil John and Ludacris - Yeah Zara Larsson - Lush Life Mike Posner - I Took a Pill In Ibiza (SeeB Remix) Izzy Bizu - White Tiger Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand Hozier - Work Song American Authors - Best Day Of My Life Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance Taylor Swift - Shake It Off Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire The Killers - Mr. Brightside One Direction - History

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