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Cracking Wedding Party at the East Dulwich Tavern

May 21, 2018

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)


First Dance

Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait


Jewish Dancing

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


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