Gemma and Liam, The Walled Garden

My second wedding of the weekend was for Gemma and Liam at The Walled Garden in Beeston, Nottinghamshire.

This secluded marquee venue sits alongside Beeston Golf Club and is the proverbial ‘hidden gem’.

The couple had a penchant for all things 80’s so I invited one of the best 80s DJ’s to help, Jason Johnson!

Gemma and Liam chose ‘Into You’ by Ashanti for their first dance and finished their celebrations with ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ by Oasis.

DJWD arrived at the the venue at 08.30AM to setup the equipment to compliment the venue and it’s existing equipment in addition to the Classic Evening DJ package.

We had a really eclectic guest list with different music tastes and of very different ages, and Wayne managed to get everyone up on the dance floor and dancing all night! I even managed to give myself a stitch at one point, I was dancing so much!
Gemma and Liam
The Walled Gardens, May 2022

The music requests

Music Requests

 Love It
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys   
Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) Backstreet Boys   
No Diggity Blackstreet   
Call Me Blondie   
Beautiful People Brown, Chris Feat. Benny Benassi   
Please Mr. Postman Carpenters   
Do You Love Me Contours   
Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival / Tina Turner   
Girls Just Want To Have Fun Cyndi Lauper   
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits   
Saturday Night At The Movies Drifters   
Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran   
Rio Duran Duran   
I’m Still Standing Elton John   
I Ran Flock Of Seagulls   
I Can’t Help Myself Four Tops   
I Heard It Through The Grapevine Gaye, Marvin   
This Old Heart Of Mine Isley Brothers   
ABC Jackson 5   
Smooth Criminal Jackson, Michael   
Super Freak (Part 1) James, Rick   
Mr. Brightside Killers   
Naive Kooks   
Celebration Kool & The Gang   
All Night Long Lionel Richie   
Mambo Number 5 Lou Bega   
Papa Don’t Preach Madonna   
Buffalo Soldier Marley, Bob & The Wailers   
Dancing In The Street Martha & The Vandellas   
Beat It Michael Jackson   
Edge Of Seventeen Nicks, Stevie   
Love Train O’Jays   
1999 Prince   
Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen   
Stop! In The Name Of Love Ross, Diana & The Supremes   
It’s Tricky Run DMC   
Don’t You Forget About Me Simple Minds   
We Are Family Sister Sledge   
Superstition Stevie Wonder   
My Girl Temptations   
Senorita Timberlake, Justin   
Shut Up And Dance Walk The Moon   
I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston   
Into You Fabolous Feat. Ashanti  First dance song for bride and groom 
Reach Out I’ll Be There Four Tops  Bride would like to dedicate this to all of her family, everyone to get on the dance floor 
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond  For Freddie and Noah from the bride and groom 
Stop Crying Your Heart Out Oasis  To be played at the end of the night. From the groom to all our family. 
Dance With My Father Vandross, Luther  Brides father passed away last year. DJ to request people to dance with James’ daughter (the bride) 

The Timeline

 12:00Morning setup is available if required.No client requirement to, but could be handy.
 18:00DJ Setup beginsNo speakers required as there is an in-house ceiling mounted speaker system that we must use.
 19:00Live DJ set begins.Working from request list and DJ’s discretion.
 19:25Father/Daughter danceGemma’s father has recently passed away. Please play ‘Dance with my Father’ by Luthor Vandross before the First Dance.

DJ to announce the dedication along the lines of ‘The bride would now like to dedicate the first dance of this evening to her father, James, and would like her loved ones to dance with her just like her father would have loved to have done. Mum/June, would you like to come and dance with your daughter first?’
 19:30First Dance‘Into you’ by Fabulous Feat. Ashanti

Please introduce as ‘Gemma and Liam’
 19:35Wedding Party Dance‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ – Four Tops.

Bride would like to dedicate this to all of her family, everyone to get on the dance floor.
 23.55Last Dance‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ – Oasis
 00.00All music off.
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