Hey there guys & girls, I hope you are all well and getting used to this winter weather. I can’t believe how cold it’s gone or how fast the time is going…. If you remember I mentioned last month how we were struggling to find the perfect music to suit our evening reception and I was having a slight breakdown……well I am thrilled to announce we have found our band/D.J. I am sooooooo excited as they are amazing.
When we first got chosen to be one of 2014 RMW real brides me and Mikey made a deal that he could write one of our posts ALL ON HIS OWN!!!!! Mikey has had the final say on all of the music from start to finish so felt this one would be right up his street…..here goes……….
Helloooo so, I’m Mikey….Carly’s other half and groom to be. Before I start can I say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us to be one of RMW Real brides.
I think in most weddings music is one of the only things the groom is given the final say so on or, if not, it is in my case…. Ha ha!!! I love music of all genres especially live performances so it was therefore a no brainer…a band was definitely on the top of our wish list for the big day. Whilst looking into music for the evening reception we came across The Dotted Crotchets, an amazing string quartet who perform music from chart to golden oldies. After watching them perform at a wedding fare I knew we had to have them, I must be honest string quartets never crossed my mind but after listening to them they just fit our theme perfectly. They are brilliant at what they do and are so cool to watch. We booked them there and then, you seriously need to check them out. We will be having them play whilst guests arrive at the church and then throughout the service when required, when we arrive at the drinks reception we will have them playing and also whilst our guests play and enjoy the fete games…so that was the daytime music sorted another big ✔️www.thedottedcrotchets.co.uk
Ready To Boogie
At the night reception I was adamant I wanted a band – drums, guitar, bass, the lot, I was becoming groomzilla with this. we scoured the internet for hours at a time and day after day. We went to gigs and was recommended bands from everyone and everywhere but every time we saw one something was never exactly what we wanted, until one of our friends saw one and contacted Carly, the band were phenomenal, exactly what I had been looking for, the way they performed was so clever how they interlinked different songs and genres was entertaining as well as cool…
We went to watch them at a gig they were playing, and we booked them on the spot. So, there we have it, the dotted crotchets and the Jackson Kay band booked and ready to boogie..
During the night reception the band will play 2x 45 mins sets and dj in between. We want everyone up dancing and the floor full. We are going to ask our guests for their favourite song of all time and include it in their RSVP to the day. We will try and have it played at some point throughout the day. Obviously dependant on the choice….there will be no ganghamstyle ha ha!!!! I have all my faith in the Jackson Kay band after watching their wedding gigs on you tube I know everyone will be up, hands clapping, feet stomping ,air guitars ,dancing round handbags the lot. They have even said if we have a song we would like for our first dance and they don’t know they will practice it to perfection…… We think we have chosen our first dance song however Carly keeps coming up with new ideas, the only problem is that each song she chooses is either about death, breaking up or drugs. Which as you have probably guessed doesn’t really fit the bill. When she tells me about the latest song I ask her to listen to the words properly and I will watch her reaction change as she realises. There’s been a couple of occasions when she has looked at me and said ‘ do you not think they could change the words for us?’
God I love this girl!!!!
I Am The Music Man
What type of music will you all be having played throughout your big day??? Will you be having a band??
I know Carly has mentioned her and the other RMW Brides have discussed this and each one is doing something different. There are so many varieties and styles/interpretations around now a days you could get really stuck for choice but our main aim was to fill the dance floor and appeal to all ages.
Music plays a big part of any wedding don’t you think?? The dance floor seems to be the place no one wants to go to at the start of any shin dig yet it’s also the place no one wants to get off at the end, we will be having music from all decades, something for us.. Something for mum and dad and also something for the grandparents. We want everybody up on the night throwing shapes and having fun like there is no tomorrow, and I’m sure we won’t be disappointed.
Role on Friday 4th July 2014, 100% guaranteed it’s going to be the best day of my life,
P.S Carly wishes you all a very merry Christmas and says she shall see you all in the new year.