More than just a DJ

Modern Asian Wedding at Devonshire Terrace for Waisun and Ian

April 17, 2016

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




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




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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