Music Requested: Indie, Rock, Disco, 60s, 80s & Guest Requests
After last weeks break we were back at Anna & Toms reception at Winters Barns, a venue we have been to several times previously …with our last visit being back in October at Louise & Petes wedding. In fact a very similar wedding music wise with Tom providing a very in-depth playlist with a preference to stick to the music requested incorporating guest requests if appropriate, however he gave us the flexibility to change things if they wern’t working …but like our last visit it transpired to be the perfect evening once again with a set of songs perfect for the bride and groom, their family and friends – hence the reason we always send out an event checklist out the month before a wedding to gauge the clients tastes …a wedding reception always goes so quickly and it’s important to get it right first time every time.
entrance to the disco room
With the cold weather still persisting just a week before Easter …Winters Barns was it’s usual warm self, as we have blogged before it’s a great room and a fitting arena for a couple on their wedding day to dance the night away in a seperate part of the building to the daytime schedule. The overhead beams and exposed wood gives the room nice acoustics and uplighters add to the ambience, the staged area enabled us to rain down some stunning lighting effects including our new colour laser and classy dj booth, (click here for videos).
With the first dance not scheduled till 8, Tom had asked for an hours worth of specific background music in the build up to the first dance, this is all detailed below on the playlist.
The first dance itself was a new first…like Grace and Simon’s first dance a couple of weeks ago being a slowed down version of “Reach” by Steps, Anna and Toms first dance was another unique opening with a French song, the first time I can remember playing non English lyrics for a first dance.
As the music ebbed and flowed throughout the evening there was always a great atmosphere and never a dull moment on the floor with the bride and groom providing some party props to go with the music …a great evening ended bang on the stroke of midnight with David Bowies “Life on Mars” setting us up nicely for tomorrows wedding at Leeds Castle.