Possibly the hottest night of the year so far produced more dancing than I could ever imagine at Luci & Micheal’s evening reception!
The mercury was tipping 30 degrees as I entered the driveway to Lanwades Hall. The speeches were running late and I could see the guests sitting very hot and uncomfortable in the breakfast room.
It looked like it might turn into one of those evening where everyone escapes to the slightly cooler air outside leaving me with a quiet dance floor….how wrong could I be?
Lanwades is only a small venue and the room’s panelled with dark wood. The only real choice of setup in there is the Classic White. Believe it or not, just the one pole of lighting instead of the usual two is more than enough to fill the room!
Setup complete, and it’s time for the first dance (Everything by Michael Buble). I’d been given a very small list of preferred music just to give me a steer on how Luci and Michael wanted the evening to go with very few “Do Not Plays”….it was party time.
Now bear in mind the heat of the day, I wasn’t expecting great things….the photo’s tell the story better than I can with words. There were even guests dancing in the car park!
I even managed to get a Great Aunt onto the dance floor who’d assured me that she didn’t dance!
I must have done a good job because a couple of days later, the following review appeared on Google
There was no magical formula to Luci and Michael’s wedding. Sometimes the guests are well and truly up for a party and this was no exception!
Everything – Michael Buble
Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Don’t Stop the Party (feat. TJR) – Pitbull
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
We Found Love – Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna
Starships – Nicki Minaj
We Like To Party! (The Vengabus) – Vengaboys
Dancing Queen – ABBA
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Megamix – The Spice Girls
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham!
Proud Mary (Slam Version) – Tina Turner
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (PO SGT Slick Melbourne Intro Edit) – SGT Slick
Twist & Shout – Beatles
I Saw Her Standing There – Beatles
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
The Grease Megamix – John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
S Club Party – S Club 7
Everybody Get Up – 5ive
Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) – Mika
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
Murder on the Dancefloor – Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Bring It All Back – S Club 7
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain
Five colours in her hair – McFly
Can’t Stop The Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) – Backstreet Boys
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Livin’ la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
I’m Always Here (Baywatch Theme) – Jim Jamison
I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts
She’s So Lovely – Scouting for Girls
Sex on Fire – Kings Of Leon
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Madcon – Beggin’
Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Timber – Pitbull feat. Ke$ha
We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris
Sexy & I Know It – LMFAO
Yeah 3x – Chris Brown
Hotel Room Service – Pitbull
On The Floor – Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
Turn Up The Music – Chris Brown
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole
I’m A Believer – Smash Mouth
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