Jane & Andrew

Client: Jane & Andrew Oglesby

Event: Wedding

Venue: Hylands House, Chelmsford – website

Date: July, 20 2013

Package: Plug & Play Package

Music Requested: Latest Charts, Party Classics, Guest Requests

Facebook Photos by: Julia Keeley – website


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Saturday brought about a welcome cooler day weather wise as we headed to Hylands House located just a stones throw from the V-Festival site in Chelmsford for Jane & Andrew’s wedding reception. The reception takes place in the hallway at the entrance to the Grade II listed property which has been spectacularly restored to its former glory and situated in 574 acres of historic landscaped parkland.

We gained access to the impressive venue just around 530pm as Jane and Andrew’s wedding breakfast was taking place with the ambient sound of background music and guests high spirits filtering throughout the downstairs of the building which created an excellent vibe for the evening ahead.

The disco sets up just behind the front door in front of the window and there are plenty of ways to set up if you use your creativity.

On the left there is a magnificent statue of Venus which is one of the focal points of recent history of the house, the statue has been restored to its original the exact position thanks to Stan Kaluza, “The Friends of Hylands House” mention on their website : “we owe a huge debt of gratitude to his considerable endeavours in ‘bringing Venus home’, and also for his enthusiastic pursuit of items for the House following damage by fire and vandalism”. Chelmsford Borough Council bought the House and Park in 1966 and embarked on a restoration program in 1986, costs incurred by “Friends of Hylands House” purchasing items for the house have exceeded £100,000, a list of all items purchased can be seen by clicking here.

Rather than use our arch for this job and to keep the room looking as natural as possible but add a night time disco feel we installed two of our plinths either side of Venus complete with a slow “moving head” lighting fixture on top, we added some subtle uplighting inside the plinth which we set static to blue at the start and then a slow colour change throughout the evening. Opposite Venus is a grand clock surrounded by marble so we duplicated the plinths on that side keeping a nice classy symmetrical look to the room. One of the great things also about having the disco in this area is that it has a naturally chequered floor instantly giving it a party feel, the bar is located in the room right next to the Entrance Hall and guests have access to the numerous rooms with smokers just needing to step through the front door onto the grand driveway where ashtrays are provided. The house built circa 1730 is lit up after dark and is a magnificent sight with its huge stunning four pillars at the entrance.

With guests in eager and enthusiastic to party the disco actually started with a full dance floor of guests for around half an hour before Jane & Andrew’s first dance which was a great start to the evening, those tunes are detailed on the playlist below before the bride and groom took their first dance just after 9pm. The final 3 hours of their wedding day went down an absolute storm in the Entrance Hall with their playlist built around Latest Charts, Rock and a few Party Classics with a few suitable guest requests dropped in, there were even a couple of hits for guests from New Zealand, including “Weather with You” by Crowded House formed by New Zealander Neil Finn and a cult classic called “Loyal” by Dave Dobbyn which went down particularly well right near the end. Hadn’t heard the Dave Dobbyn one personally but it’s now in the record collection for any future requests. The evening finished with Spandau Ballets classic “True” which wrapped up a thoroughly enjoyable evening at a venue that gave a great wedding vibe throughout. The disco in the hallway worked excellently and certainly a venue I would really look forward to playing at again one day.

Congratulations to Jane & Andrew for the future together and all the best for any honeymoon you have planned.

It’s my birthday tomorrow but the work continues down in Chichester for Kristie & Aaron’s wedding at Southend Barn, should be a hot one with high humidity forecast…

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Latch (feat. Sam Smith) Disclosure
La La La (feat. Sam Smith) Naughty Boy
Love Me Again John Newman
#thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber) will.i.am
I Could Be the One (Nicktim Radio Edit) Avicii & Nicky Romero
Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) Swedish House Mafia
Thinking About You (feat. Ayah Marar) Calvin Harris
Sexy and I Know It LMFAO
Tik Tok (Radio Edit) Bob Sinclar
Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears) will.i.am
Gangnam Style PSY
You & Me (feat. Eliza Doolittle) Disclosure
Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennet & GoonRock) LMFAO
Heatwave (feat Ms D) Wiley
Sweat Snoop Dogg & David Guetta
Turn Up the Music Chris Brown

First Dance All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie

I Love To Boogie T-Rex
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
The Twist Chubby Checker
I Saw Her standing there Beatles
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Twist and Shout Beatles
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Rock Around the Clock Bill Hayley & The Comets
Shake, rattle and roll Jerry Lee Lewis
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Robin Thicke
The One and Only Chesney Hawkes
Are you Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Love Shack B52s
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (2003 Edit) Michael Jackson
Walk This Way [featuring Run DMC] Aerosmith
Beat It (Single Version) Michael Jackson
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Sex On Fire Kings of Leon
Mr. Brightside Killers
Place Your Hands Reef
Chelsea Daggers Fratellis
If Ya Gettin’ Down Five
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Backstreet Boys
You shook me all night long ACDC
Baby One More Time Britney Spears
Push It (Radio Version) Salt N Pepa
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
Tainted Love Soft Cell
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) Rihanna
Good Feeling Flo Rida
Pompeii Bastille
Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch) Calvin Harris
Riverside (Let’s Go!) [Warren Clarke Remix] Sidney Samson
Let the Bass Kick In Miami Girl (Radio Edit) Chuckie & LMFAO
Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix] Florence + The Machine
Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles
Weather With You Crowded House
Loyal Dave Dobbyn
Glory Days Bruce Springsteen
True Spandau Ballet