With a very busy time approaching at the end of the month and seven more weddings on the horizon in a ten day period we were at Nathalie & Nick’s wedding last Saturday …and what a night this was at Westerham Gold Club for one of the biggest wedding nights of the summer so far.
Nathalie & Nick Angliss – Westerham Golf Club, Kent, 17/8/2013
venue – website
package: – plug & play package
music preferences: – Latest Charts, Indie, Rock, Party Classics & Guest Requests
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We had worked at Westerham Golf Club earlier in the year so were looking forward to our second visit after an excellent first experience at the venue in May.
Nathalie and Nick had actually booked in as a result of being guests at Elizabeth & Gareth’s wedding at Sissinghurst Castle last year, in a further link Nick’s brother Mike had also booked me for his wedding to Diana at Fennes Estate in Braintree last month. Nick was best man on that occasion and today roles reversed with Mike being best man for Nick. Mike came and said hi as we arrived to set up towards the end of the meal and we also got to have a quick chat with original clients Gareth and Elizabeth who have now been married for just over a year …so was nice to catch up with some familiar faces before the first dance.
The night at Sissinghurst Castle 14 months ago was an excellent evening but unfortunately it was a relatively early 10:30pm finish as a result of local residential issues at The National Trust venue …so expectations were high for this one as some of the guests were also present from last years wedding and music tastes very similar with the majority of guests in their 30’s and very much into the 90s Indie Rock scene.
One thing about this wedding that mirrored Mike & Diana’s last month were the excellent speeches …after an emotional and slightly nervous opening speech from Nathalie’s dad the groom entertained the guests with stories of his “long awaited” engagement to Nathalie as well as a few anecdotes from their early days together, best man Mike then delivered his speech sharing stories of himself and Nick’s childhood not to mention highlighting his delight that his brother had the tactical foresight to choose a date when Charlton Athletic were playing away from home to stage the wedding 😀 …of course that wasn’t true as the date was planned long before the fixtures were announced, but with myself also being a Charlton fan I was also pretty pleased to see that that they were away to Barnsley, for the record the game finished as a 2-2 draw. Sometimes grooms don’t embrace this part of the day but both Nick and Mike are excellent natural speakers and for the second time in a month both provided original and humourous speeches.
For anyone considering one of our packages at this venue, we can set up either our total music or creative mood lighting packages before the guests arrival, or like on this occasion the venue can provide some screens whilst we set up during the meal.
With the wedding running slightly behind time we were set up before the speeches took place so once the formalities were completed and the room turnaround taking place we had an opportunity to start building the atmosphere with about 45 minutes of 90s Indie tunes before Paul Weller’s first dance just before 9pm.
The dance floor at Westerham Golf Club is in the centre of the room along with the DJ set up, its one of the only venues I’ve been to where the guests can congregate behind the DJ Booth as the bar is behind the set up. Its a bit strange but it works well and gives guests the opportunity to see whats going on behind the mixer, make requests and generally interact.
The evening guests had started to arrive from 730 onwards as the speeches were taking place and there was an excellent vibe in the room even before a song had been played, midway through the evening Nathalie’s bouquet toss was the only brief respite on the rocking dance floor and even the arrival of the buffet failed to deter the eager crowd, it was pretty much packed from start to finish and hit all the expectations thanks to the quality of the music and the fact the guest requests generally all came from from the same genre with many great memories and highlights during the 90s, Indie Rock and Motown sets.
So congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Angliss (for the second time in 6 weeks) …an excellent night, and having given out quite a few business cards hopefully the first of many more with this great crowd.
Next week see’s the start of a very busy end of the month with 7 weddings in 10 days starting at Eastwell Manor on Friday, check back soon for all the latest news, reviews and photos from the 2013 wedding season very soon.
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First Dance You do Something to me Paul Weller
Dancing In the Moonlight Toploader
Fools Gold Stone Roses
Crazy In Love Beyoncé
Be Faithful Fat Man Scoop (Ft. Faith Evans)
Yeah Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludac
Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell Williams] Daft Punk
Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell) Robin Thicke
Need U (100%) [feat. A*M*E] Duke Dumont
#thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber) will.i.am
Good Feeling Flo Rida
What Is Love? Haddaway
Show Me Love Robin S.
Shine On Degrees of Motion
Two Can Play That Game Bobby Brown
Groove Is In the Heart Deee-Lite
Return of the Mack Mark Morrison
Here Comes the Hotstepper Ini Kamoze
This Is How We Do It (Radio Mix) Montell Jordan
Every Little Step Bobby Brown
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Beyoncé
Valerie (Feat. Amy Winehouse) Mark Ronson
I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Scissor sisters
Loco In Acapulco Four Tops
Twist and Shout Beatles
You Can’t Hurry Love (Single Version – Mono) The Supremes
Everybody Needs Somebody to Lo Blues Brothers
Baby Love (Single Version) The Supremes
My Girl Temptations
Respect Aretha Franklin
ABC Jackson 5
Rock Around the Clock Bill Hayley & The Comets
Shake, rattle and roll Jerry Lee Lewis
Start Me Up Rolling Stones
Let’s Stick Together Bryan Ferry
Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey
One More Time Daft Punk
I Luv U Baby (Dancing Divas 1995 Remix) The Original
If Ya Gettin’ Down Five
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Backstreet Boys
Never Forget Take That
Friday I’m In Love Cure
There she goes The La’s
Common People Pulp
Get Your Rocks Off Primal Scream
Last Night Strokes
Seven Nation Army White Stripes
Don’t Look Back Into the Sun Libertines
Place Your Hands Reef
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Fire Starter Prodigy
Temperature Sean Paul
Lean Back Fat Joe, Remy & Terror Squad
Are you Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Shut Up And Let Me Go Ting Tings
Bohemian Like You Dandy Warhols
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now Starship
I Like To Move It Real To Real
Brimful of Asha Cornershop
Set You Free (Original Mix) N-Trance
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) Rihanna
Louder (Radio Edit) DJ Fresh
Insomnia (Monster Mix) Faithless
One U2 ft Mary J Blige
Galvanize (Ending) The Chemical Brothers
Smack My Bitch Up (Noisia Remix) The Prodigy