Let me show you how a working men’s club can be transformed into a visually stunning wedding venue. At this Wedding we used Uplighting, White 16x16ft Star Lit Dance Floor, Dry Ice 1st Dance (Dancing In The Clouds) and a top notch DJ (Me… ha ha). But seriously the amount of compliments I got on the night from regulars who said it completely transformed the room. Not everyone has the budget to spend 5-10k on the venue and some choose to use the money for different things like an house deposit or a new baby on arrival. But what you can achieve for a lot less money is amazing with a bit of planning. For all the services I provided including discounts for multiple services they got all this for only £1127 saving them £77. Check out the pictures below to see why this was worth it…
David & Siobhan got married at the Novotel Worsley in June 2016. The ceremony was at the beautiful St Peters Church in Swinton. If ever you want a church to make you go wow then this is it. The vicar was a lovely man and provided a well structured service.
Dance In The Clouds for your first dance and allow your photographer to really get some awesome pictures to treasure forever. Dry Ice is relatively new in terms of the wedding market. Not many DJs/companies do it. I decided to offer the effect it to differentiate myself from the competition and overnight night B+Gs and other vendors/venues are floored by how nice it makes the room look.
This was at the Black Swan in Hollins Green. They only accept Friday Weddings now as it is a busy venue in it’s own right. It has also just had a £1million refit with hotel added onto it. On Saturday 16th I provided an all day Wedding Day package. This involved:
1) I provided the Ceremony Music in the Church (Before/during/after)
2) Next I was already set up in the venue to provide Master of Ceremony duties.
3) Background Music was played whilst Dinner was served
4) Background music was played for the Drinks Reception
5) Disco was provided till 1am
My clients also booked…..
6) Uplighters to create coloured washes of light onto the room walls
8) Dry Ice (Dancing In The Clouds)
9) Candelabra Hire
To book any of these services please contact me for a chat or to book a meeting
On the 9th August 2014 I provided my services to Clare & Andy Ivers for their special wedding at the Compass Room in The Lowry Theatre. This room is great for a number of reasons.
1) Close to Manchester. Close to the Metro Link. Close to Hotels. Close to shops and restaurants if you are staying over night.
2) The Bar is in the same room as the main event. This will always help your event be more successful. It keeps your guests close to the dance floor.
3) Like number 2 your smokers will never be far away. A balcony surrounds the glass room. It is on the 4th floor so everyone stays where they need to be.
4) Panoramic Views of Manchester/Salford at night. You will see Media City, Imperial War Museaum and Old Trafford FC lit up for perfect photo opportunities.
A key consideration is Audio Volume. If they have any shows on downstairs in the theatre then volume is restricted until after 10pm. Also your DJ needs to plug into The Lowrys own PA System and cannot use they’re personal PA. Ive done this room many times and it is never a problem.
I always find the staff helpful and friendly and the venue offers plenty of photo opportunities with the industry and bridges just outside.
This room would benefit from a Dry Ice 1st Dance which would give it the wow factor as well as my Giant LOVE Letters and some professional chair covers. When it is dressed correctly I find the room to look very impressive and I love how much natural light enters the room.
Last night I had the pleasure of providing DJ Services at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. The Venue is brand new and only the 1st phase is complete. This will be a beast of a development once completed with excellent facilities as well as a central position within Manchester. The event was for a Cath & Joe who were celebrating their 70th Birthday (Born 6 Hours Apart). The best part of this story is they have been married 50 years and as a Surprise I asked if they would redo their 1st Dance from their Wedding Day which we did before the buffet. The song was The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for me.
I’d like to thank Tony O’Mara for asking me to provide the entertainment for his parents birthday he must be feeling a little sore today after his “Failed” attempt at break dancing. Tony helped organise the event with other family members and you could tell he put a lot off time and effort into the night.
Line Dancing, Irish Music as well as classics this great family and friends really did themselves proud THE TRUE IRISH WAY.
Pro Mobile Conference 2014 was a brilliant meeting of the Mobile DJ Industries top talent. The Conference was over two days at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park, Oxford. Over the 2 days we had 6 speakers deliver a wide range of seminars. The Key Note speaker was Randy Bartlett. Now Randy is one of the Top USA Wedding DJs commanding fees $0000s over the local average. He delivered a brilliant couple of seminars over the 2 days. Rob Brown helped teach us about networking and referalls. The highlight being the practical workshop on how to network by working the room. This was extremely worthwhile and it opens your eyes to new ways of doing things.
Day 2 Randy gave his second seminar and we also got some marketing hints and tips from the very talented Howard Wing. Howard is The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Best Wedding Entertainer. He is from the North West and is at the very top of his game.
Overall the conference was excellent value for money.
Recent Education I have booked on to attend is the Pro Mobile Conference 2014 in Oxford. This event is by far my number one favourite event of the year. I meet so many positive like minded people and learn so many different ideas that give me a great motivational boost for the coming Wedding Season. It’s a 2 day conference with an overnight stay. Attending this year will be Randy Bartlett who is one of the top American Wedding DJs. He will be giving a couple of seminars which I’m sure will be a big eye opener. Other guests include: Sharon Knight – Personal Branding, Rob Brown – Networking and referrals, Howard Wing – Wedding Marketing, Tom Salinsky – Storytelling for sales and special guest Mark Goodier Radio DJ. Other highlights include a networking breakfast, lunch and a technology breakout rooms.
Then in April it’s the National Association of Disc Jockeys Annual Conference in London. One of the highlights is again networking with some fantastic DJs and sharing ideas. This year they have managed to secure the services of Mark Ferrell from California. He’s runs a very successful company called Marbecca. They teach DJs how to become competent Master of Ceremonies and public speakers. The will be presenting a seminar called “Get What You Are Worth” the 1st time he has presented this in the UK.
So two fantastic dates to look forward to, at least until September and BPM in Birmingham.
This was a Recent Uplighting Event at Irlam Catholic Club for a 40th Birthday Party. I have worked this room on many occasions but have never been booked to provide uplighting before. I was flabbergasted with the final look. It looked awesome!!! The pictures doesn’t do it justice. Here I used 15 Uplighters. Something similar to this starts at £250 with a colour of your choice.
Booked a photographer Watch this unfold. Yes the Priest was totally in the wrong. However, a professional photographer wouldn’t take this many snaps so close to the Priest. A professional photographer would of spoken to the Priest beforehand to understand what is acceptable and what is not. Do your homework and spell out to all your vendors that they need to do their homework as you don’t want any cock-ups. Does the venue allow your DJ to use smoke? Is there a sound limiter in the room that cuts the music if the DJ plays to loud to protect local neighbours from noise pollution? Do they require PAT Tests? Do the require PLI Insurance? Does the DJ only have 60 Mins to set/pack down? Make sure your vendors are up to the job and ask questions. Wedding Specialist DJs, Photographers and Videographers must do their homework and get it right.