Diane and Mick’s Wedding at Moor Park Golf Club
12th August 2017
Diane and Mick’s wedding at Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth was such an amazing day from start to finish. The sun shone all day and there were smiles and laughter all around!
It was a fairly early start for us on the day as Diane and Mick had booked us to provide their ceremony music, afternoon entertainment, and then the evening disco. We arrived at the Moor Park around 11am to beginning setting our equipment up.
We had met the couple previously at the venue during the planning stages, but arriving again on the day we were still blown away by the granduer of the venue. It is a huge, beautiful building both inside and out, a stunning setting for a wedding.
Each part of the wedding was in a different room in the venue. This meant effectively planning the way we used our equipment to avoid disruption and gaps in music. With the wedding ceremony at 3pm and guests arriving around 2.30pm, we aimed to be ready by 2pm.
First we set up our smaller, discrete speakers in the room where the ceremony was to be held. Once that was done we then set up everything ready for the evening disco. We did this in a spare room to keep our equipment out of site for when the guests arrived in the main hall.
Next was to prepare as much as we could in the room where the wedding breakfast was to be held.
As you can probably tell, lots of equipment moving was involved!
At around 2.30pm we started to play background music in the ceremony room while guests arrived, having picked appropriate songs from the couples playlist. Nick, the venue toastmaster organised the arrival of guests, then at 3pm the beautiful bride Diane arrived, walking down the isle to ‘Beautiful in White’ by Westlife.
After the ceremony the guests went outside into the lovely Moor Park grounds for drinks and photos. At this point we moved our small speakers from the ceremony room into the dining room and set everything up ready for the wedding breakfast. We then moved the equipment we had set up in the spare room into the main hall, ready for the evening.
The wedding breakfast
At 5pm it was time for the wedding breakfast. Once all the guests had found their places the bride and groom made their grand entrance into the room to the ‘Let’s stay together’ by Al Green – and to a rapturous applause from the guests!
While everybody ate we provided some background music, including some laidback jazz, soul, motown, pop and reggae as requested by the couple. Following the wedding breakfast was the cutting of the wedding cake and the speeches. Emotions were high all round, with some beautiful words from all the speakers.
Then at around 7.30pm it was on to the evening reception…
…but before everyone made their way in to the main hall we made a quick change to our DJ booth; swapping out the plain panel on the front of it for a custom-printed panel. Personalised just for the bride and groom!
With guests expecting the first dance to follow, it was at this point we threw in our famous Mr and Mrs Shoe game! (all planned in advance with the couple).
A lot of fun was had and Mick and Diane were great sports. They answered a lot of the questions right too!
The first dance then followed, the couple having chosen the beautiful ‘Here and Now’ by Luther Vandross. After that it was party time all the way though to midnight!
Pop, Urban, 80s, Soul, Reggae, Rock n Roll and some party classics were all on the couples playlist, and nobody disappointed in getting up the dancefloor. It really was such a great atmosphere throughout the whole night!
The main hall at the venue lends itself so well to an evening wedding reception, being a perfect size with the bar near by. We also supplied mood lighting for the evening which created a great atmosphere, and highlighted the stunning architectural features of the hall.
So this is a day in the life of JN Sounds, at what was an amazing wedding day at Moor Park Golf Club.
Congratulations once again Mick and Diane!
For more information on what we can bring to your wedding please see our Wedding DJ Services page.