Sara & Michael's first danceSara & Michael had booked me to be the Master of Ceremonies and DJ for their reception, in the marquee, at Ardington House. The guests were originally to assemble on the island to enjoy champagne and canapes, accompanied by a harpist. Then, Sara & Michael were to arrive by row boat. Unfortunately, the heavens opened as the guests arrived at the house and they immediately headed to the marquee. Plan B swung into operation and I played background music for the guests as they milled around. Sara & Michael still came in by boat and the rain stopped just as they arrived.

The guests were seated and a short introduction made to inform the guests what was happening next: the grand entrance of the bridal party! Bridesmaids and Best Man first were introduced by name and entered to Fontella Bass – Rescue Me. Next were the fathers of the Bride & Groom who again were introduced by name and came in to the theme tune from Only Fools and Horses – to much laughter! Next were the mothers, to Tina Turner – Simply the Best (edited to be at the chorus). Then the room was allowed to settle, before a big build up, ready for the Bride & Groom’s entrance to Simon & Garfunkel’s – Mrs Robinson, to huge applause and cheering.

The Father of the Bride was then introduced to make his welcome speech and then his main speech. Next the Groom was introduced for his speech followed by the announcement of dinner.

After dinner I introduced the Father of the Bride to sing a special song that he had sung to his new bride on their wedding night, this time dedicated to his daughter and new son in law.

I then led the Bride & Groom and their guests through the cake cutting ceremony before introducing them for their first dance, Dina Carroll – The Perfect Year. I played a 2nd slow song for all of the guests to join the new couple on the dance floor and then introduced the Ceilidh Band for their set.

The evening was re started with a father/daughter dance to Angel in my arms, a quick buffet announcement and into the short evening disco.


11:30pm came around all to quickly, the disco finished with a big circle around the Bride & Groom for the final song. Then the guests were directed to go outside for the Bride & Groom’s departure by boat.


A great day with lot’s of pre planned activities and some spur of the moment bits due to the weather.

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