As much as I like travelling around East Anglia doing what I do, it’s sometimes nice to work in my local village hall so when Sheila asked if I was available for her and Wayne’s celebrations…I jumped at the chance!
It’s a modern hall with a nice layout and friendly staff where everything just works!
Unfortunately, the day also turned out to be one of the hottest days of 2022’s heatwave 😮
As this was to be my “all day” service covering the wedding breakfast and the evening’s entertainment, I was on site nice and early to get everything setup and checked before guests started arriving.
It was 37 degrees outside!
Eventually the guests filtered inside and we started the afternoon’s festivities with me on background music duties whilst the guests enjoyed the buffet wedding breakfast, followed by speeches.
I must say, the venue and the colour-scheme for the day looked gorgeous!
Wedding breakfast formalities over though, and the guests soon migrated outside again so nice was the weather, and who could blame them.
The evening party
Now I’m a realist. As much as I LIVE to see a dance floor full of happy guests throwing shapes for the evening, I’ve also been doing my job for enough years to know that this particular wedding reception was never going to be like that.
The weather outside was too much of an attraction for a cold beer on the patio, and it was too hot to dance.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it dance once it’s there.
I had a playlist of pre-requests which guests had asked for, and was allowed to take requests during the evening so it was going to be a case of enjoying a relaxed evening with guests listening to the music from outside the building.
And I must of got something right because I received the following testimonial from Sheila the next day.
Some photos then...
Whilst I didn’t manage to capture too many photos during the evening, I also had a problem with the image quality (this is why I specialise in the music side of things and not the photography). Below are the better quality images I captured but even they’re a little blurry for some reason.
And so to the playlist
The evening’s entertainment was made up of a combination of requests made prior to the day, guests requests on the evening and just a smattering of my own selections.
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud (First Dance)
Krystal Keith – Daddy Dance With Me (Daddy/daughter dance)
Tommy Roe – Sheila (request from Father of the Bride)
Chubby Checker – The Twist
The Contours – Do You Love Me
The Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Kenny loggins – Footloose
B52s – Love Shack
Richard O’Brien – The Time Warp
Wham – Wake me up before you go go
A-ha – Take On Me
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Tina Turner – The Best
S Club 7 – Reach
The Spice Girls – Megamix
Various Artists – The Grease Megamix
The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
Abba – Dancing Queen
Abaa – Mamma Mia
Riton x Nightcrawlers feat. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday
Robin S – Show Me Love
Gala – Freed From Desire
DJ Ötzi – Sweet Caroline
Hermes House Band – Country Roads
Tones and I – Dance Monkey
Bryan Adams – Summer of ´69
Bon Jovi – Livin On a Prayer
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Queen – Dont Stop me Now
Panjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Ke
Shakira feat. Wyclef Jean – Hips Don’t Lie
Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body
Ike and Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Shania Twain – Man, I Feel Like a Woman
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
CliQ f. – Wavey
LF System – Afraid To Feel
Fred again.. – Jungle
Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl
Faithless – Insomnia
Darude – Sandstorm
Eliza Rose, Interplanetary Criminal – B.O.T.A. (Baddest Of Them All)
Lil Nas X – That’s What I Want
David Guetta & Akon – Sexy Bitch
Pitbull – Hotel Room Service
Nicki Minaj – Starships
Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris – We Found Love
Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything
Jennifer Lopez ft Pitfall – On The Floor
Are YOU planning on celebrating your wedding at Witchford Village Hall?
If so, I’d LOVE to hear from you and possibly be just a small part of your celebrations!
Why not get in touch and let’s have a chat about YOUR plans?