Most Beautiful Bridal Procession Song
Tina, the bride approached us with the most interesting request – she wanted to walk done the aisle reciting a poem to her husband-to-be Robert as a surprise. We evaluated the proposal and advised it would be better if she would be able to pre-record it. This was because: it would be a bit cumbersome holding a microphone and her bouquet; a lapel microphone does not work with a bridal dress because you do not have a place to clip the transmitter on and finally incase she became too emotional she might have been unable to finish the poem. Luckily for her, Bon-eye of P-Unit is their good family friend who booked her for a recording session with celebrated producer Musyoka who reworked Miley Cyrus’s Adore You instrumental to create an amazing track.
The wedding ceremony, reception and evening party was at Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club. The ceremony was at Kigwa View over looking the Windsor Lake.
The groomsmen marched to a fascinating track, Mission Impossible theme song that was a good start to grab the attention of the guests to the proceedings. The groom and the best man walked all the way to the altar and the other groomsmen stopped mid-way to wait for the bridesmaids.
The bridesmaids walked into the ceremony with two lovely songs: Ed Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea and Plumb’s Don’t Deserve You, which is actually a gospel song but you need to listen keenly to notice it.
The bride walked in to her own song and it took the groom a few seconds before he noticed that the audio was his fiancée’s voice. During rehearsals the bride had used the original version by Miley Cyrus. The song left every one in awe and the groom looked love struck. It had the deepest lyrics and we could arguably say it is the sweetest, best and most original bridal procession song that we have ever seen.
The song for certificate signing was Kelly Clarkson’s Some Kind of Miracle that is not a popular song (130,000 YouTube views) but with very good lyrics for that moment. It is an appreciation song for your partner.
The recession song was a Safe and Sound rendition by Max and Kurt Schnieder. You probably have heard the original song by Capital Cities. The beauty of this rendition is they used Coca-Cola instruments – cans, bottles and glasses – to make the instrumental. How magical is that? You can check Max Schnieder and Kurt Schnieder YouTube channels for some awesome renditions. Going back to Safe and Sound, the lyrics are too deep and we can be sure Tina and Robert will be safe and sound as long as they are together.
We always love when a couple gives us songs suggestions that are not common because then we know they are creating a special soundtrack that is unique and true to their life.
The bridal party then proceeded for a photo shoot within Windsor grounds as the guests moved to the reception venue, which was a stone-throw away. We had done another PA Set up at the reception venue hence entertainment and communication continuity was seamless as there was no downtime of moving our equipment from the ceremony to reception area.
Our djs kept it mellow as the guests served food taking the guests on a world tour, as the guest list was dynamic starting first with the fact that the couple was inter-tribal Kikuyu and Kalenjin. The guest list was also broad in terms of age bracket and there were a few English, Indian and Chinese guests. The emcee of the day, Dr Ofweneke did a good job on the music interludes cracking up the whole audience.
Soon it was time for the bridal party entry to the reception and the Dj switched up the tempo to set the mood. The women from the groom’s side went to receive the bridal party as it is customary and they got into the groove by belting popular Kikuyu songs. As they approached the tent, Dr Ofweneke in a well-coordinated combination with the dj they took over the party. They started off with a mix between Kikuyu, Kalenjin and Kiswahili songs that made the women get down.
The Dj then switched up to more modern contemporary songs starting off with Sauti Sol’s Sura Yako, which was a pretty new song then. To add a twist to lipala, the emcee led the guests in doing “music festival” kind of choreographed moves. The playlist then took a tour around Africa and the world as the women sat down leaving the younger generation to sweat it out.
Soon it was time for speeches and gifts from special groups. The Dj was always on queue to play a relevant song in the breaks between speeches and whenever there was a group or person walking to the stage.
The groom and his groomsmen also had a surprise routine that they had shared with the Dj to play on cue when one of them woke up to do a speech. Apparently the groomsmen had rehearsed the moves the previous night and it was a flash mob experience that left the bride and guests at large dazed and entertained. They danced one routine to Oskido’s Tsa Mandeble Kids and another to The Marvin’s Doro Bucci. The Oskido dance has now become popular and viral in Kenya but this wedding was in September 2014 and that dance was virtually unknown then, so was Doro Bucci.
The cake was then cut. The bride then threw her bouquet for the next lucky bride to catch. The groom and the emcee added a twist where the groom was throwing his wallet for the next lucky groom to catch and the current groom would contribute a bit to that wedding budget. When the wallet was thrown all the men who had come to catch the wallet ran away from it in an orchestrated move that left the guest in stitches.
A prayer and thanksgiving was done, and the reception ended.
The evening party was at Country room at Windsor which we love setting up in because of the white walls which give good reflections for ambient lighting set up. We set up the sound and lighting as the guests freshened up.
The guests started streaming in and the Dj kept working his magic on the decks. The first dance was Selah’s Bless The Broken Road. The song is a journey to finding that special one.
The Dj quickly switched into a party mood and the guests joined on the dancefloor. It was fun-filled after party that ended way past 5am. The highlight of the night was the guests trying to learn the Oskido dance from the groomsmen.
Sample a live mix from night from one of our Djs.
Testimonial from client:
Despite Dj Kamjo being my best man, your team made my wedding the most memorable event of my life. Go Discmen and invite me as you play for “festival of colours.”
*** Robert (For Tina & Robert) ***
Other Suppliers were:
Tent and Decor: Infinite Planners
Flowers: The Flower People
Photography: Ben Kiruthi
Videography: SnapShot Kenya
Emcee: Dr Ofweneke
Venue: Windsor Golf & Country Club
Thank you Tina and Robert for choosing Discmen as your supplier for Dj Services, Sound and Lighting. We wish you well and God’s guidance on your first year anniversary month. Be blessed.
A shot video of the whole wedding courtesy Snapshot Kenya.