Matt and Georgia planned a grand and ambitious affair at Kentwell Hall and I am delighted to say that we pulled it off - "absolutely brilliant", the words of the bride herself. We were asked to transform a working stableyard into a venue fit for a wedding reception. Our pre event consultation really paid off as we developed a great mutual understanding of what was requried and how it was going to be delivered.
The stableyard has some great features, for example, beautiful woodwork, textured brickwork etc and the plan was to use mood lighting in particular, against those features, to add a different and appropriate ambience to each area i.e. bar, DJ, lounge etc. Also in the DJ area in particular, we utliised the enclosed space using uplit totems, see below, to light the roofspace plus create a dynamic effect both within and without.
To give you an idea of the working stableyard this is what it normally looks like
And this is what it became - the 'lounge' area - soft, warm, realxing colours.
The bar area using yellow to create a more dynamic and active feel.
At the time of the evening reception Matt and Georgia, hot from the fireworks display, came straight on to the First Dance, dancing to their very own mash up of favourite tunes. They put on some great choreography, including a couple of drops, and a lift to shoulder height! Look at this!
From thereon we had a great evening's dancing (see the full playlist below), with a busy, and sometimes mad, dance floor.
We enjoyed a Baywatch routine - wash boards to the ready! The ladies had a treat!
The playlist for the evening was as follows:
Culture Club - I Just Wanna Be Loved
Robert Palmer - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Scissor Sisters - Laura Album Version
Wedding Mash Mix
Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afropack and Nayer - Give Me Everything
Eric Prydz - Call On Me
Alexandra Stan - Mr Saxobeat (UK Radio Edit)
Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
The Temptations - Get Ready
Martha Reeves & The Vandella - Dancing In The Streets
Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again
Bill Haley and his Comets - Shake Rattle & Roll
The Beatles - Twist and Shout
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
McFadden and Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Dee-Lite - Groove Is In the Heart
Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
Five - Everybody Get Up
MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This
Coolio feat. LV - Gangsta's Paradise
Rihanna - Umbrella
Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - Timber
Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child
LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up
Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris)
Bob Sinclar & Cutee B - Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)
LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock - Party Rock Anthem
Calvin Harris Feat. Kelis - Bounce
Azealia Banks - 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz - Thrift Shop
Grease - Summer Nights
Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes - I've Had the Times of My Life
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Steps - Tragedy
The B52's - Love Shack
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
Paolo Nutini - 10 / 10
Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
Outkast - Hey Ya!
LMC vs U2 - Take Me to the Clouds Above
The Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
Wheatus - A Little Respect
Beyonce - Single Ladies
Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)
The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Pharrrell - Happy
Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
Tina Turner - The best
House of Pain - Jump Around
Beyonce - Crazy In Love
Rudimental - Feel the Love (feat. John Newman)