More than just a DJ

Wedding DJ, London at Devonshire Terrace for Natalie and Chris

December 20, 2014

It was obvious from our inital meeting that Natalie and Chris had grand plans for their wedding celebration.  As the pre event consultation unfolded we agreed on an ambitious plan to wash Devonshire Terrace with mood lighting, and for themselves and their guests to be greeted by beautiful large light up letters and to be given the red carpet treatment.  As well as a wide range of Guest Requests for the music Natalie asked for a good set of late 80s/early 90s house and dance tunes later in the evening - see the full playlist below.

 

My overall service to Natalie and Chris, more than just a Wedding DJ London, was

 

  • mood lighting throughout the Terrace and to include the trees and water feature at Devonshire Square

  • mood lighting throughout the dining area and dance space

  • a red carpet to receive guests

  • music for drinks and canapes

  • background music to the wedding breakfast (see the full playlist below)

  • Reception Party DJ

As guests arrived the bridal couple and guests were welcomed and served by the excellent and very attentive staff of Devonshire Terrace and shortly thereafter guests were sat for the Wedding Breakfast.  The internal rooms were set as follows, and the mood lighting complemented the colour scheme perfectly.

The afternoon wedding breakfast was very convivial and as requested by Natalie and Chris, I played a mix of swing, jazz, big band and Rhythm & Blues which is fabulous for creating a social ambience & convivality - see the full playlist below.   The speeches were held before the meal and we then moved seamlessly to the evening reception party where I gradually picked up the tempo of the music; moving on through Motown and Soul and then chart music.

For their First Dance Natalie and Chris had selected Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, an increasingly popular tune at weddings - great lyrics.

We moved from here to a Bride and Father of the Bride dance, with everyone joining the floor and then on into the evening party.  The mood lights for the bar were switched to be more dynamic rather than fixed to blue.  It helped change the atmosphere perfectly.

The groom's brother and ushers sing Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight to Natalie and Chris!!

The full playlist for the day was as follows:

 

Drinks and Canapes

 

Eddie Reed Big Band - Let Me Off Uptown

Imelda May - Big Bad Handsome Man

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Blue Skies

Nat 'King' Cole - Let's Face The Music And Dance

Bette Midler - In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening

Count Basie and his Orchestra - Mama Don't Want No Peas An' Rice An' Coconut Oil

Dakota Station - September In The Rain

Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea

The Dizzy Club - That Old Black Magic

Herbie Mann - Harlem Nocturno

The Nat King Cole Trio - Straighten Up And Fly Right

Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. & Frank Si - Cheek to Cheek

Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King

Louis Armstrong - Jeepers Creepers

Mel Torme - Midnight Swinger

Dinah Washington - Makin Whoopee

Peggy Lee - Fever

Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - In A Mellow Tone

Jenni Löbel & Swing Kings - Moten Swing

Pink Martini - Let's Never Stop Falling In Love

Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)

Ray Gelato - If You Were the Only Girl in the World

Mel Torme - Right Now

Tape Five - A Cool Cat In Town (feat. Brenda Boykin)

 

Entrance to Wedding Breakfast

 

Elbow - One Day Like This

 

Background to Wedding Breakfast

 

Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Swing Fever

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Let's Get Together

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean A Thing {If It Ain't Got That Swing}

Hot Lips Page and his Band - Feelin' High And Happy

Fred Astaire - Top Hat White Tie And Tails

Naomi & Her Handsome Devils - I Know How To Do It

Lionel Hampton - Jeepers Creepers

Louis Prima - (Nothing's Too Good) For My Baby

Lily Wilde And Her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra - Till My Baby Comes Back

Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon

Peggy Lee - The Boy From Ipanema

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - Sermonette

Indigo Swing - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Louis Armstrong - We Have All The Time In The World

Jimmie Lunceford - Posin'

Janiva Magness - Act Right

Bobby Darin - A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Sq

Louis Armstrong - I'm In The Mood For Love

Nat  King  Cole - Let There Be Love

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - In A Mellow Tone

Frank Sinatra - They Can't Take That Away From Me

Stacey Kent - All I Do Is Dream Of You

Lou Rawls - Summertime

Natalie Cole - Orange Colored Sky

Lily Wilde And Her Jumpin' Jubilee Orchestra - Mister Five By Five

Dinah Washington - Destination Moon

Pink Martini - No Hay Problema

China Forbes & Amilio Delgado - Sing

Keely Smith - South Of The Border

Bobby Darin - Dream Lover

Dinah Washington - Our Love Is Here To Stay

Fred Astaire - Cheek To Cheek

Eddie Reed - Until I Met You (Corner Pocket)

Bette Midler - I Love Being Here With You

Peggy Lee - Alright, Okay, You Win

Lucky Millinder and his Orchestra - Shorty's Got To Go

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - In A Mellow Tone

Julie London - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

Keely Smith - You're Driving Me Crazy

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - I'm Beginning To See The Light

Bobby Darin - Hello, Dolly!

Eddie Reed - It Happened In Monterey

The Nat King Cole Trio - Straighten Up And Fly Right

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Jenni Löbel & Swing Kings - A-Tisket A-Tasket

Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra - Twelve Cylinders

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - Duke's Place

 

Transition to Evening Reception

 

Percy Milem - I Slipped A Little

Etta James - Blowing In The Wind

Gary Bass & The Clovers - All About You

Eric Benét - Be Myself Again

Fabienne Delsol - Chills and Fever

James Hunter - Watch and Chain

Val Bennett - The Russians Are Coming

Taj Mahal - Never Let You Go

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds

Caro Emerald - Liquid Lunch

Nuyorican Soul - Runaway

James Brown - Living In America

Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl

Sydney Youngblood - If Only I Could

Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)

Ce Ce Peniston - We Got A Love Thang

The Detroit Spinners - Working My Way Back to You

Rosie Gaines - Closer than Close

Justin Timberlake - LoveStoned

Train - Drive By

Sandy B - Make the World Go Round (Deep Dish House Mix)

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

Dina Caroll - Ain't No Man

M People - One Night In Heaven

Madonna - Vogue

Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman

Rose Royce - Is It Love You're After

Sister Sledge - Lost In Music

Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely

The Archies - Sugar, Sugar

The Marcels - Blue Moon

Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go

Sam & Dave - Soul Man

Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle

The Stylistics - Sing Baby Sing

 

First Dance

 

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

 

Bride and Father of the Bride Dance

 

Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You

 

Continuation of Party

 

Diana Ross - Chain Reaction

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive

Michael Jackson - The way you make me feel

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - December '63 (Oh What A Night)

The Supremes - Baby Love

Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)

The Beatles - Twist and Shout

The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup

The Monkees - I'm A Believer

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

Sister Sledge - We Are Family

The Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight

Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

Robin S - Show Me Love

Deee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart

Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy

Haddaway - What Is Love

R Kelly - She's Got That Vibe

Ten City - Thats The Way Love Is

Degrees of Motion - Shine on

Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It

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

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Phil Collins  - You Can't Hurry Love

Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

Five - Everybody Get Up

Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

Mark Morrison - Return Of The Mack

Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky

Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Pitbull - Give Me Everything (feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojac)

Avicii - Wake Me Up

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit

Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris)

The B52's - Love Shack

Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

EMF & Reeves & Mortimer - I'm A Believer

Lulu - Shout

Mark Ronson Feat. Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Monie Love - Its A Shame

Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives

Aventures Of Stevie V - Dirty Cash

Ce Ce Peniston - Finally

Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On

Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (Full Intention Mix)

Livin Joy - Dreamer

Rozalla - Everbody's Free (To Feel Good)

N-Trance - Set You Free

House of Pain - Jump Around

Snap! - The Power

Black Box - Ride On Time

Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam

Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy

C&C Music Factory - Things That Make You Go Hmmm

Salt 'N' Pepa - Push It

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

SL2 - On A Ragga Tip

Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer

Rihanna - We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Pitbull ft. Ke$ha - Timber

Rudimental ft. Ella Eyra - Waiting All Night

The Source Featuring Candi Staton - You Got The Love

Jermaine Stewart - We Don't Have To Take Our Cloths Off To Have A Good Time

Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now

Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine

Outkast - Hey Ya!

The Killers - Mr. Brightside

JackieWilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher

 

Sung By the Lads to Chris and Natalie

 

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight (Live Edit)

 

Michael Jackson - Thriller

George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You

The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling

LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

Frankie Knuckles & Satoshi Tomiie - Tears (Classic Vocal)

Raze - Break 4 Luv

 

End of Night

 

Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York New York

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