Every once in a while, I am humbled by someone else’s knowledge and total love of music….and it happened again on Saturday evening.
The whole scene had been set for the wedding reception with a gloriously hot summer day, so everyone was in high spirits and already feeling good. I was able to set up in relative peace as the guests mingled outside in the sunshine, still beaming down at 7.30pm. Once I was in place, I beckoned the guests back inside for the traditional cake-cutting and of course the First Dance to kick off the evening’s music entertainment.
Having met the bride and groom some months previously, we’d had a long chat about music tastes, styles and order. The bride was clearly an avid music lover, and refreshingly it wasn’t all ‘bubblegum’ pop music or recent chart dance hits…..in fact a lot of her song requests were 90’s Britpop and newer indie bands too…..some of which I had never aired before at a party for fear of losing the dance floor. As I relish a challenge, I prepared a playlist on the MacBook of all the tunes she had scrawled down on lots of scraps of paper for me!
With the First Dance over, I opened the playlist and set about constructing different sets live-in-the-mix of her ‘alternative’ choices. Some tunes were too left field for the majority but there was one constant that remained on the dance floor from the very first to the very last song…..that was the bride herself. She was an absolute dream-come-true for a DJ, always on the floor, arms aloft, singing constantly all night long. And when a bride hits the dance floor on her big day, she always attracts others! On some of the lesser-known indie tracks, her friends stayed with her even though they hadn’t a clue what was playing!
Hence my blog title….The Superpowers Of A Dancing Bride!
Finally, hats off to the wonderful staff at Vaulty Manor who looked after me on the day. Nothing was too much trouble, even when I changed the DJ set-up area to a more suitable place facing down the room.
A fantastic day with huge congratulations and best wishes to Donna & Simon!