Saturday 23rd July, wedding party DJ for Michael & Doreen
Earlier this year MINT DJ were asked if we could provide our wedding party DJ and uplighting/mood lighting service. This was for the wedding of Doreen and Michael. Their chosen date was the 23rd July 2016. Fortunately for this mature couple, we still had availability in our diary to accommodate them.
Their chosen wedding venue was, the very well run Hillcrest Centre in Dublin, Ireland. We were not too sure about this venue at first. However, upon a site visit we were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. This venue has a number of different rooms that can be used for all manner of events. The Main hall our bride and groom hired for their wedding reception had lovely high ceilings and large windows. Therefore this allowed natural light in, providing a lovely airy ambience that is perfect for many styles of weddings.
We supplied our best wedding party DJ Jeremy, with his unique approach and adaptability he is second to none! MINT DJ set up a client meeting to discuss what music Doreen and Michael wanted for their wedding. There were no real surprises when we received the short list of the music they love. Naturally with our large catalog of music, we already had everything that was requested.
Doreen and Michael are a much older couple, both well into retirement age. Therefore the wedding breakfast started much earlier than most weddings. The wedding was ending at 7pm it was a nice early finish for us. MINT DJ started setting up from 11am, we provided uplighting/mood lighting as well as the regular sound and lighting. Everything was set by 1pm everything was ready.
The wedding guests start to arrive
The guests started to arrive just after 1pm, the music our wedding party DJ chose for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast was Jazz, swing and blues with a 1920s to 1940s flavour. Later on some Glenn Miller was also played which went down very well and was absolutely perfect for this Dublin wedding,
After a few short speeches and thank you’s’ it was time for Doreen and Michael to start off the dancing. For their first dance they chose the beautifully titled song by “The Seekers -I’ll Never Find Another You” Then our DJ played a few more songs from the 60’s, followed with some lighter hearted up-to date music that included the likes of Taylor Swift, Olly Murs, Pharrell Williams, then back to some Motown and more 60’s music.
Jeremy really used some serious DJ skills keeping the music flowing and everyone happy from young children to very mature guests in their eighties, not to mention their were a few Spanish guests in the audience that our DJ accommodated with some Shakira and Enrique.
Jeremy was completely finished and back at home by 8pm. Despite three facebook messages on his phone and two missed calls from other DJ’s in Ireland trying to cover wedding DJ jobs for people that made the big error of choosing a cheap Dublin wedding DJ for their special event, that had obviously let them down! Unfortunately for them, sometimes even the best professional DJ’s have to have a little bit of a rest now and again! Money isn’t everything!