Wedding DJ for Pippa & Lloyd – The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Sussex

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The Sussex Wedding DJ

HD-DJ provided their Sussex wedding DJ for one event management. They provide wedding DJ entertainment in Sussex, Surrey and London. They provided their evening only wedding DJ service, otherwise know as the GOLD package. Pippa and Lloyd added an uplighting package, which helped to take this beautiful Sussex venue from day to night.

DJ Pete left his home nice and early. This allowed up to 80 minutes travel time for a journey that should only take 50 minutes. However, it was a beautiful sunny afternoon across Sussex, so naturally the roads were congested. The Sussex wedding DJ actually arrived at 6.35pm. Thinking he was 5 minutes late, he went to unload and set up. However he was told by the event manager that the wedding guests had only just finished their first course. They would not be ready for the DJ to set up for at least one hour.

The Uplighting Package

The bride and groom, Pippa and Lloyd booked the uplighting package on top of the stanadard wedding DJ package. Sussex wedding DJ Pete had only 1 hour to set up everything including the uplighting. The uplighting was set to the colour burnt orange, as requested by the bride. With a limited amount of power sockets available and their locations were not helpful. This meant wedding DJ Pete had to think quick on his feet, armed with various lengths of IEC power cables and duct tape he got to work.

Our Sussex wedding DJ installed the uplighting in just 15 minutes. This allowed him the remaining 45 minutes to set up the sound system and disco lighting. While the DJ was setting up, the guests were still outside in the garden. They were enjoying a lovely sunny evening in the Sussex countryside. Listening to a fabulous acoustic band that the bride and groom booked for their wedding.

Cut The Cake

The bride and groom, Pippa and Lloyd, cut their wedding cake at 9.00 pm. They chose “Jack Johnson – Better together”.  Immediately after, they performed their first dance to “Ben Howard – Only Love”.

The First Dance

After the first dance, they chose “Aretha Franklin – Respect” well chosen by the bride and groom. This encouraged the more mature wedding guests to get up and dance. That’s exactly what everyone did!. There was many song requests from the bride and groom and the wedding guests. So this left very little time for this Sussex wedding DJ to add his own music choices in this DJ set. See below for the Music list that was provided!

The Music List

Amy Winehouse Valerie
Arctic Monkeys When The Sun Goes Down
Barry White Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
Ben Howard Only Love
Bill Withers Just The Two Of Us
Bob Marley Redemption Song
Destiny’s Child Bootylicious
Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight
Example Won’t Go Quietly
Fleetwood Mac Your Own Way
James Brown It’s A Man’s Man’s World
James Brown The Payback
Jamiroquai Little L
Katy Perry Firework
Katy Perry Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
Katy Perry California Gurls
Kelis Millionaire
Little Richard Long Tall Sally
Maroon 5 Moves Like Jagger
Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up (Part 1)
Michael Jackson Billie Jean (Single Version)
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
Smooth Criminal
Nelly Hot In Herre
Norah Jones Come Away With Me
Notorious BIG Mo Money, Mo Problems
Prince When Doves Cry
Red Hot Chili Peppers Under The Bridge

The grooms requests

Stevie Wonder Living For The City
The Killers When You Were Young
The Kooks Naive
Timbaland Give It To Me
Usher
Usher feat. Pitbull DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love
Van Morrison Bright Side Of The Road
Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby
Will Smith Miami
Beach Boys Surfin’ USA
Chubby Checker Let’s Twist Again
The Drifters Under The Boardwalk
Everly Brothers Bye Bye Love
Little Richard Good Golly Miss Molly
Sam Cooke Twisting The Night Away
Barry White You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
Chic He’s the Greatest Dancer
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
The Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Prince Kiss
Groove Armada I See You Baby
Cornershop Brimful Of Asha
Phats & Small Turn Around
Chaka Demus & Pliers Tease Me
Shaggy Boombastic
Frank Sinatra New York New York
Deee-Lite Groove Is In the Heart
666 vs Tag Team Whoomp! (There It Is) (Sean Finn Radio Edit)
House Of Pain Jump Around
K7 Come Baby Come
MC Hammer U Can’t Touch This
Aretha Franklin Respect
Jackie Wilson (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Martha Reeves Dancing In The Street

The Guests requests

Eva Cassidy Songbird
Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body
Kings Of Leon Use Somebody
Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Bee Gees Jive Talkin’
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Mark Morrison Return Of The Mack
Usher Yeah!
Beyonce Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Bob Marley No Woman No Cry
Kings Of Leon Sex On Fire
The Killers Mr. Brightside

The climax

Our Sussex wedding DJ loved this party!. But all too quickly the wedding was nearly over. It was time for wedding DJ Pete to play the last song of the night at this Sussex wedding. The bride and groom, Pippa and Lloyd, chose “Take that – Never forget” as the final song of the evening.

At the end of the night, as wedding DJ Pete was packing away, the venue asked for some business cards. As they would like to recommend HD-DJ to future clients. They said he had a very different vibe to the other DJ that works there quite a lot. Surprised at this, Pete asked why do you say that?. Their response was “The other DJ only plays 80’s and 90’s music, he is stuck in the 80’s. Your different though, you play the perfect mix of everything. Sussex wedding DJ Pete replied “Well I am very shocked, surely a good wedding DJ should play a good mix of music for everyone ???” Oh well always learning something new!