Warbrook House Testimonials 2014
As a preferred wedding DJ at Warbrook House and Grange, we have had the opportunity to work with a number of couples over the course of the past year in order to create stunning ceremonies and parties to remember. As one year ends and another begins, we thought it right to end by talking about all of the new beginnings that we have been a part of.
Working at Warbrook House is something that we always enjoy doing, because the staff are incredible, and allow us the chance to do what we shine at in order to make your special day one to remember.
14th March 2014 the wedding of Alan & Emma Street
The whole of the wedding was at Warbrook House, using our “all day service” as advertised on our website. The ceremony itself was conducted in the James-Stapleton room, and Emma was beautifully escorted into the room by her dad, Roger, to Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird”. Alan & Emma’s recessional as a married couple was to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”.
After the ceremony had taken place, the couple were introduced on the steps at Warbrook, and were greeted with cheers from their guests. Their drinks reception included lots of their favourite music, including Motown and RnB.
When it was time for their wedding breakfast, they walked into the room to cheers and applause from their loved ones, and were accompanied by the track “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang.
The evening reception was definitely one to remember. At the beginning, Alan & Emma’s guests were treated to their “Love Story” – the story of the happy couple presented in a professional and entertaining way by us. This story was romantic, and included how they met, how they became engaged, and how they felt about each other. This was then followed by their first dance, which was to Extreme’s “More Than Words”.
There were a number of other musical highlights in the evening, including Alan & his mum’s Mother Son dance to Westlife’s “You Raise Me Up”, which was just before the evening buffet. The evening came to a close with everyone dancing to Mumford and Sons’ “I Will Wait”.
Testimonial from Alan & Emma
“We knew from the very first meeting that we had made the right decision choosing Alan to be out Master of Ceremonies and he certainly didn’t disappoint, he was always on the end of email or the telephone when we needed him and went the extra mile to ensure that everything was perfect for us and tailored to our personalities.
Thank you so much for your help with preparations and advice and particularly with your help preparing that little extra surprise for our best mans speech. We had the most incredible day helped by the fact that we knew we didn’t need to worry about a thing.”
18th May 2014 the wedding of Gary & Dawn Potts
At the start of the day, we enjoyed Gary & Dawn’s ceremony at Warbrook House, and the music was provided by us. Gary chose some fun tunes for the time before Dawn’s processional, and the tunes that he chose included Cliff Richard’s “Bachelor Boy”, Englebert Humperdink’s “Please Release Me” and Elton John’s “Kiss The Bride”. Dawn entered the room for her processional, escorted by her son Jae, to Eva Cassidy’s “Songbird”. There was an outbreak of cheers when the happy couple left – their recessional being accompanied by Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”.
Motown and soul music was the choice during the drinks reception, and the guests very much enjoyed this background music.
The evening kicked off with their first dance to Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and was followed by a special track for Gary’s dad to get the dance floor rocking Elvis – All Shook Up.
The dance floor was full of happy guests all evening, and they enjoyed singing along to classics such as “Hey Jude” by The Beatles, and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
We all had a wonderful time, and are proud to be able to say that Alan Marshall Celebrations are now booked for Dawn’s daughter Victoria’s wedding in August 2016.
Testimonial from Gary & Dawn
“Thank you so much for the work that you did for our wedding last Sunday at Warbrook House. Everything went completely to plan with no hiccups and it was due to your dedication, knowledge and professionalism. You kept everything in control, the bride calm (I knew what was happening and when J ), everything flowing and most of all the disco floor full
We and our guests all enjoyed ourselves so much – I would love to have the day again
We will most definitely be recommending you to all our friends”
24th May 2014 the wedding of Chris & Stacy Wicks
Ibiza chill-out music and drinks started this wonderful day at Warbrook House, following the ceremony of Chris and Stacy’s wedding.
The wedding breakfast room was dressed with pink and blue lighting which had been set to make a great atmosphere. It was very important to the couple that the two families were able to mingle together, so during the drinks reception we were there to welcome everyone and make sure that the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. When the couple made their grand entrance, it was to Madness’ “It Must Be Love”, which was greeted by a standing ovation and lots of cheers.
While the wedding breakfast was in full swing, we gave advice cards to the guests, so that they were able to write down everything that the newlyweds should do in order to have a long and happy marriage.
The cake cutting ceremony kicked off the evening reception, and then we moved on to Chris and Stacy’s “Love Story”, which brought out lots of emotion in all of the guests – including cheers and tears. The story of how they met and how Chris proposed was wonderful, and something that everybody was able to enjoy.
After the Love Story Chris and Stacy danced to a specially edited version of US & Rihanna’s “We Found Love” mixed together.
The party came to a close with songs related to where the couple were planning to go on their honeymoon, including Elvis’ “Viva Las Vegas”, Katy Perry’s “Waking Up in Vegas”, Swedish House Mafia’s “Miami to Ibiza, LMFAO’s “I’m a Miami Girl” and Bob Marley’s “Could You Be Loved”.
Testimonial from Chris & Stacey
“We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your hard work & effort you put into our wedding on Saturday. We both had a great day!”
11th October 2014 the wedding of Andy & Jenny Notley
The James-Stapleton room at Warbrook House was the setting for the start of the day, with us supplying our full day service with music for the ceremony. Jenny was escorted down the aisle by her brother, Andrew, to Hoppipolla, played by the Vitamin String Quartet, and at the end they left to Elbow’s “Days Like This”.
At the start of the wedding breakfast there were extended introductions, and the happy couple walked into the room to sit in two love chairs to Pink’s “Raise Your Glass”. After this, the bridal party was introduced, with a little information about each person accompanied by a song of their choice as they entered the room. First, the mother and brother of the bride entered to 5, 6, 7, 8’s “Woo Hoo”, followed by the parents of the groom to Monty Python’s “Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life”. The bridesmaids entered to Kelis’ “Milkshake”, and the ushers to “Lady Marmalade”. Last but not least, the best man entered to Jean Knight’s “Mr Big Stuff”. This set the mood for a great reception, and all of the guests were ready to have a good time. We provided the wedding party with radio microphones so that everyone was able to hear their toasts and speeches.
The evening began with the cutting of the cake, and was then followed with a slideshow of family photos including those of the couple’s childhood. This was backed by Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know” and was followed by the first dance, which was to Peter Gabriel’s “The Book of Love”.
The evening ended with two songs that were specially chosen by the couple – Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” and Green Day’s “Time of Our Lives” – which made the ending of the day just as wonderful as the rest of it.