West Tower Wedding DJ
Having the opportunity to be Robyn and David’s Wedding DJ was incredible. I had previously played David’s sister’s wedding in 2015 and seeing them with their newborn baby (complete with a cat bib - Alex is obsessed with cats) was great.
Robyn is obsessed with Beyonce. They walked into their wedding breakfast to Schoolin' Life after a quick blast of Z-cars, but they couldn’t walk into the room to that - as only half the room would have clapped. It’s a Liverpool thing that I don’t fully understand.
David was clearly up for having a really good time. Whether he was jumping along to indie music or something slower his dancing encouraged my song choices. At one point we were having a rat pack section and a number of people were dancing around David and his nan. The song was Spanish Eyes and towards the end of the song David started doing a stamp like something out of Strictly Ballroom. I'd previously had a request for Volare - but now the Gypsy Kings version seemed way more appropriate than Dean Martin. And everyone erupted into dance for that song inspired by the groom.
Sally from Smile-O-Matic photobooth was at West Tower and I'm sure the pictures with a certain member of Destiny's Child went down great as well as the other props. I loved it later in the night when there was crowd-surfing going on.
The first dance to Jessie Ware's Champagne Kisses was a moment enjoyed by all. West Tower's staff were really relaxed about its timing and I staged it so the bride and groom would enter down the stairs. The noise in the room was huge. It's nice in that room as the guests came in from the nice summer breeze and even though it was still very light outside, and that natural light was creeping in, it felt like the perfect time. You can see how people enjoyed the moment. Soon people joined the dance-floor and before long they were circling up with their arms around one another.
'Say you won't let go' was played as the cake was cut, but that's a story I can't share here....
I hope all the wedding guests catch up soon and share their recollections of this amazing night and I hope you enjoy these photographs.