Gorcott hall, dream wedding
Once the rain had asserted itself for sixty minutes or so, Gorcott Hall, which is always a popular wedding venue for Redditch couples, looked stunning under a beautiful June sky. With their wedding ceremony just down the road at the equally stunning Church of the Holy Ascension at Mappleborough Green, Adrian and Sarah only had a short journey to their wedding reception and this they did in style, with Adrian chauffeuring his beautiful bride in a fantastic vintage car that would give chitty chitty bang bang a run for it’s money. Despite some concerns about cornering and braking, Adrian successfully navigated both drive and archway to be greeted by friends and family on the steps to Gorcott Hall, where the champagne began to flow.
Having long since set-up in The Barn, we now had time to relax, with the bridal party not due for their Wedding Breakfast for a while. We set up our white fronted wedding DJ stand, along with two moving heads on the podiums and a further four subtle DJ lights on the opposite side of the dance floor. We added a set of JBL 635’s, although in reality, only needed about 10% of their power and our set-up was completed with radio microphones for the speeches and mood lighting around the room. The beauty in the room was in the table dressings, I believe the hard work of Doreen, Reg, Paul, Lynne and other family members…and the room did look stunning!
The speeches were really good, with Paul doing Sarah proud (very emotional) and Adrian’s best man raising the temperature in the room considerably – what a fine line to tread and how the tears were streaming down peoples faces. Job well done Best Man!
Adrian & Sarah’s first dance was Falling in Love by UB40, with their UB40 tribute band (The Labour of Love) following shortly after with an outstanding performance of all the old UB40 hits, along with a few other reggae classics. Outstanding tribute band, but thought the walls of Gorcott Hall were close to leaving the roof standing. So ours was an easy job at Gorcott Hall this evening, left only with an hour and a half to play some 60’s, 70’s, along with a little Madness, some SKA and a little Rock & Roll – with Adrian & Sarah’s 140 wedding guests dancing on until their last dance, Careless Whisper by George Michael and it was almost like we had George himself on the dance floor as Adrian does look more than a little bit like and can probably sing at least as good as him (some would say better), but then Adrian is himself a very accomplished and popular local tribute singer, DJ and entertainer! See Adrian Michaels.