Anna & Chris

Client: Anna & Chris

Event: Wedding

Venue: Bluntswood Hall – website

Date: May, 4 2013

Package: Plug & Play Package

Music Requested: 60s,70s,80s,Rock n Roll, Jive, Party Classics & Guest Requests




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What a day that will live long in the memory! After an early start in South East London for Charlton’s final game of the season, a thumping 4-1 home win over relegated Bristol City, the celebrations moved 30 miles north to my mates house in Harlow then onto nearby Bluntswood Hall for Anna & Chris’s wedding.

It was our first visit to this venue and it all worked very well in terms of the Plug and Play package, which is set up after the meal. The guests vacate the room whilst the room turnaround takes place which gives enough time to enter via a side door which has nice easy access. The venue lay a nice chequered dance floor which I guess was around 16×16, a nice high ceiling meant the arch and booth slotted nicely into place at the rear of the room and with no restrictions on haze machines I was able to set off the lighting perfectly and provide the dancefloor with the atmosphere it deserved. The room also has its own bar which I’m a big fan of as it keeps everyone together in the party room for the night rather than some venues where the bar is in a different area which proves to be a bit counteractive sometimes.

Anna hits the high’s

Anna and Chris had been really flexible as far as the music was concerned, it was obvious from the few advance requests and the guest requests on the night that it was going to be a more Rock based set that was going to work best …which proved to be exactly the case. It’s something I try to stress to clients a month before the wedding in the event checklist, it’s a useful document because from just a few simple questions you can gauge in advance the tastes of all involved and it eliminates trial and error on the night. On the night itself Anna was a big hit on the floor, she barely left the chequered surface all evening which is a dream scenario as it attracts everyone else to join her for the evening celebrations on her special day, good music = happy bride & groom = happy guests = successful wedding reception ! Chris was also there or thereabouts most of the evening which was also great as sometimes you don’t see much of the grooms throughout the night once the bar is open for action 😀

great scenes towards the end of a big night in Hertfordshire


The plan for this one was to hold all the big rock numbers back for the last hour or so and if you check out the playlist below you can see they came thick and fast, once the crowd were all on the floor for Chesney Hawkes they were there to stay till the very end. One of my main memories will always be the reaction of the brides father at the end of the night who was absolutely thrilled to bits to hear “The Final Countdown” by Europe, it never ceases to amaze me how music makes people so happy sometimes, its such a powerful force evoking memories and emotions and I hope he will have many happy memories in the future remembering that one on his daughters wedding night.

To sum up in brief, an excellent wedding at an excellent wedding venue and a very memorable day overall. We both said on the way home what a lovely couple Anna and Chris were and we hope they have an amazing future together.

We are back out on the road this Thursday at Katie & James wedding and then again on Saturday at Jo and Ben’s, both new venues with the usual real wedding and venue reviews to follow.

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First Dance Make You Feel My Love  Adele

Treat Her Like a Lady Temptations
Midas Touch Midnight Star
Never Too Much Luther Vandross
Shake, rattle and roll Jerry Lee Lewis
Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
Rock Around the Clock Bill Hayley & The Comets
The Twist Chubby Checker
Blame It On the Boogie Jacksons
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Your love is Lifting Me Higher jackie Wilson
I Saw Her standing there Beatles
December 1963 (Oh What A Night) Frankie Vallie
I Love To Boogie T-Rex
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (2003 Edit) Michael Jackson
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
You Can’t Hurry Love (Single Version – Mono) The Supremes
Relight My Fire Take That
Here Comes the Hotstepper Ini Kamoze
Return of the Mack Mark Morrison
Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Chad Jackson
Le Freak Chic
I Found Lovin’ Fatback Band
Love Come Down Evelyn King
Rock Your Body Justin Timberlake
What’s Your Flava Craig David
Sweet Little Mystery Wet Wet Wet
Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) Mark Ronson
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyoncé
Crazy In Love Beyoncé
The One and Only Chesney Hawkes
Sex On Fire Kings oF Leon
Mr. Brightside Killers
The Final Countdown Europe
Come On Eileen Dexys Midnight Runners
Footloose Kenny Loggins
A Town Called Malice Jam
Dont You Want Me Baby Human League
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive
Blue Monday New Order
Love Shack B52s
Common People Pulp
Place Your Hands Reef
Greatest Day (Radio Mix) Take That
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love Blues Brothers
Living On a Prayer Bon Jovi
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
1999 Prince
Kiss Prince
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) The Offspring
Real Wild Child Iggy Pop
One U2 ft Mary J Blige
Together In Electric Dreams Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder
You Take That