Cracking Wedding Party at the East Dulwich Tavern
This celebration was one that will remain with me for a long time. It was well planned but not overly and the event rolled out naturally. There were so many emotional moments that were sometimes planned for and otherwise spontaneous. A great night for a lovely bride and groom - Mel and Ollie.
I supplied my Classic DJ service which includes moodlighting. The East Dulwich Tavern would typically be described as shabby chic, and the mood lighting really sets it off perfectly.
We had a fanfare arrival for the bride and groom, shortly followed by a groom's welcoming speech and straight into a gorgeous buffet - appropriate music was played, see the full playlist below. Wireless mics were supplied for the speeches.
Following speeches we had the cake cutting, and the First Dance shortly thereafter. There then followed a surprise for Ollie, Mel had arranged that I play a couple of Jewish tunes, Ollie coming from a Jewish family.....the party got off with a bang.
There followed a great night's dancing.
The full playlist for the event was as follows:
Welcome and Background to Buffet
Van Morrison - Moondance Daniel Merriweather - Red Travis - Flowers In The Window Neil Young - Heart Of Gold (Album Version) Semisonic - Secret Smile Counting Crows featuring Vanessa Carlton - Big Yellow Taxi The Style Council - Have You Ever Had It Blue Saint Etienne - Twenty Five Years Jamie Lidell - Multiply Leki - Latin Lover James Hunter - Watch and Chain Jojo Effect - Stay Away from My Man Caro Emerald - Stuck Tape Five - A Cool Cat In Town (feat. Brenda Boykin) Si Cranstoun - Coupe de Ville James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)
Arrival of Bride and Groom - Special Tune
The Vaccines - Norgaard
Continuation of Background Music
Travis - Flowers In The Window Stevie Wonder - I Wish Rose Royce - Do Your Dance Will Smith - Miami George McCrae - Rock Your Baby (Passed Out On the Floor Remix) Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Third Finger, Left Hand Hank Ballard & the Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go Barbara Randolph - I Got a Feeling (Single Version) Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata Barbara Acklin - Just Ain't No Love Fred Hughes - Baby Boy Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - The Night
Break for Speeches
UB 40 - Kingston Town Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds Cameo - Word Up Madonna - Vogue Bruno Mars - Marry You Moloko - Sing It Back Jamiroquai - Little L George Michael - Flawless Ne-Yo - Closer Rihanna - Only Girl (In the World)
Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait
Jay Levy, Siman Tov Mazel Tov, Heiveina Shalom Aleichem - We Have Brought Peace Klezmer Juice - Hava Nagila
On With Party
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run Pulp - Common People House of Pain - Jump Around Usher Featuring Lil John And Ludacris - Yeah Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On Sean Paul - Get Busy Pitbull feat. Nicole Scherzinger - Hotel Room Service Flo Rida featuring T-Pain - Low Kanye West Feturing Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy Britney Spears - I'm A Slave U Drake Featuring Wiz Kid And Kyla - One Dance Major Lazer x DJ Snake Featuring MO - Lean On Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Remix) Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Radio Edition Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk George Ezra - Paradise Portugal The Man - Feel It Still The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger The Killers - Mr. Brightside The Vaccines - If You Wanna Biffy Clyro - Bubbles Electric Six - Gay Bar Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell The Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma Tom Jones - Delilah Queen - Don't Stop Me Now Jam - A Town Called Malice Aretha Franklin - Respect The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat Toto - Africa Florence and The Machine - You've Got The Love Samuel E Wright - Under The Sea