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  1. New Year thank you from Disco Wed wedding DJs

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    Happy New Year everyone! As we leave 2013 behind us we thought we’d look back on what was an incredible, busy year for Disco Wed and our super wedding DJs. Here are some of the reasons why we’ve been neglecting our blog over the past few months! During a truly chock-a-block 2013, we entertained literally thousands of people at: 15 Disco Shed club nights (and countless others organised by our team of DJs) 12 private parties 8 festivals on 1 TV programme 158 weddings or civil ceremonies Those weddings took place at: 135 venues And were played by: 19 brilliant Disco Wed DJs (there’s even more at the festivals and club nights!)  Our different booking options were used the following number of times: Disco Shed – 12 Indoor Shed – 52 DJ only set-up – 114 The following number of people were kind enough to take time to send us:...

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  2. Disco Wed wedding DJs at Upwaltham Barns in West Sussex

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    I’d been looking forward to being Barry and Michelle’s wedding DJ at Upwaltham Barns for ages, as I’d played for them before at their friends’ wedding about 6 months before and had a brilliant time! The nature of being a wedding DJ is that you don’t expect much repeat business, most people don’t expect to be getting married again any time soon afterwards after all! But there are a few families and groups of friends who we’re delighted to play for regularly, and this gang are definitely one of them! I met Barry and Michelle again for a drink a couple of months before the wedding to talk about music and their plans for the day. They’re a super cool couple and we had loads of fun getting planning – there was much debate about how many slo-jams and garage classics should be played, an argument eventually won by...

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  3. Our wedding DJs play Mulberry House in Essex twice in a week!

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    The last weekend in March and first in April saw two of our super Disco Wed wedding DJs play at lovely Mulberry House in Chipping Ongar, Essex. First up was Paddy, play for Alex & Alison, who booked our DJ only option after meeting us at one of our very first wedding shows and then coming along to one of our parties at the Book Club. It was a busy day for Disco Wed! Jason was playing at the Barbican Centre, whilst Gaz and I had already installed one of our DJ only set-ups at the Saffron Hotel in Saffron Walden, before heading to Blake Hall, just down the road from Mulberry House, where Gaz was playing so by the time I arrived at Mulberry House I was onto my third set-up of the morning! It’s a lovely, well located venue being on the outskirts of Chipping Ongar, halfway between...

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  4. Civil Ceremony at Fallowfields Hotel, Oxfordshire with a Disco Wed wedding DJ

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    Our first wedding DJ gig of 2013 was actually a civil ceremony, at lovely Fallowfields Hotel and Restaurant in Oxfordshire, where we’re delighted to be preferred supplier. It’s a lovely venue, a boutique hotel set in lovely grounds, with a farm and on some days even has falconry displays which are great! Plus, the food there really is delicious – many of the ingredients are grown in their own garden and I always look forward to eating at Fallowfields! We were recommended to Kelly by the venue and this must be the fifth or sixth time we’ve played there. Every occasion has been very different – we’ve used all of our different options, once even setting up the full Disco Shed in their field. This time though, it was to be our DJ only option. Kelly and Sally were exchanging vows at 5pm but despite this late start had...

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  5. Our Wedding DJs at Fulham Palace, London

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    Our last wedding DJ set of 2012 took place at the historic home of the Bishops of London, Fulham Palace. Unfortunately the Bishops weren’t at home at the time, presumably out doing some last minute Christmas shopping, which at least meant we had the place to ourselves! Anna & Charlie had heard of us through a friend, Laura, who Harry played for at Belchamp Hall in July, (though they’d already booked us by then) so they knew what to expect from Disco Wed. After a few unsuccessful attempts to meet Charlie and Anna at the venue, we settled for a drink in Hammersmith a couple of weeks before the wedding, where they gave me their cheesy (Anna’s words!) playlist and we worked out our plans for the day. Whilst not as large or grand as you might expect from the name, at least via the courtyard entrance, it’s an...

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  6. Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire wedding, DJ only

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    Our penultimate wedding of the year saw us travel to Ware in Hertfordshire (cue endless Ware / where hilarity) to play for the first time at the impressive Hanbury Manor for Luke and Louise, and on the day the world was supposed to end (it didn’t!). Disco Wed had been kindly recommended by Chris & Julia after we played for them at the Eden Project back in May. And after met with Luke and Louise at the venue a few months before the big day to have a look round and get planning, they decided they were definitely keen to go ahead and book us! They booked our DJ only package, but made full use of our services for the whole day, surrounding themselves with music from start to finish across three different rooms for the ceremony, the drinks reception in the bar and then the wedding breakfast, speeches...

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  7. First Disco Wed wedding DJ at Fennes Estate, Essex

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    I met Nick and Gemma at a wedding fair in Cambridge in early October, at which point they told me it was very early days in their engagement and their wedding was a long way off. So, to say I was surprised when I got a call a couple of weeks later asking if I was available on 15th December to play at Fennes Estate would be an understatement! Being the sister venue of Parklands – which is pretty much my ‘local’ – I was delighted to find I was free, particularly as I’d not been to Fennes yet and was keen to see it. I met Gemma and Nick for a second time one evening at their house, where Nick claimed to like ‘weird’ music and Gemma not to be a huge music fan at all. After a good chat though, we established a few tunes they both...

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  8. Disco Wed DJs at Ickworth House, Suffolk wedding

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    Jeremy and Gillian got married on a beautiful day at the incredible Ickworth House, near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk and asked Disco Wed to provide their wedding DJ. If you want to impress your guests then you could do a lot worse than choose this National Trust property. Gillian had seen the Disco Shed in action at Latitude Festival so had an idea of what to expect from us and booked our Disco Wed DJ option. We’d exchanged a few emails outlining her plans for the day, which involved me playing music during the ceremony, a drinks reception downstairs on the terrace, the meal and of course for the disco. Another full day then! I arrived in the morning, and was grateful to find a lift as the main room was on the second floor. I set up in the corner of the room, whilst couple of Gillian’s...

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  9. London Canal Museum Disco Wed wedding DJ

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    I had a great time playing for John & Katie at the London Canal Museum in Kings Cross. Not knowing the venue, I popped in whilst in town a week or so before the big day. It’s a great place, spread across two floors and backing onto the Regent’s Canal. As I looked around, I actually jumped as a replica horse neighed just as I passed it! I’ve always been nervous around horses, even fake ones it seems! As a working museum, and open until 5pm I was intrigued as to how it would work as a wedding venue. But, whilst the guests enjoyed a champagne reception and the speeches downstairs, the staff set about clearing out the exhibits upstairs and setting up the tables for the meal and I set up our DJ only option at the same time. Despite not actually meeting we’d had a few phone...

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  10. London’s Chigwell Hall Disco Wed Wedding DJ

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    I met Emily and her Mum at the Chigwell Hall wedding fayre in the spring, which took place in their enormous marquee outside the hall. After a good chat in which we explained our services, Emily left to have a look around the rest of the show, before returning a few minutes later and pretty much booked our wedding DJ only option there and then! She’d been considering booking a band to play during the afternoon so was particularly pleased to hear we offered to play music all day as part of the service! Emily and her partner David sent a brief playlist of tunes over before the wedding, which showed off their indie leanings – which I looked forward to playing, being something of an indie kid at heart myself – along with with some more crooner-y classics for the daytime. On the day itself, I arrived well...

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