Paradise Lost Gets Groovy
Wairimu, the bride called us after seeing our tag on a wedding on Ben Kiruthi’s website that people were having a lot of fun dancing. She contracted us to give her the same effect as her and hubby, Mbogo were keen on good music (kindly see testimonial at end of blog post).
The church ceremony was held at All Saints Cathedral and as we do for all our clients we consulted with them on ceremony music and put for them the music on a CD to be played at church.
The groom entry song – Thank God I Found You by Mariah Carey & 98 Degrees. It is now becoming more common for grooms to walk down the aisle to a song. It may seem unconventional but we always advice couples it is your wedding and you make the rules.
The bridal team entry song – It’s A Beautiful Day by Jamie Grace, which is groovy but mellow jam to laid back routines down the aisle. It a good feeling song.
The bride entry song – When God Made You by Natalie Grant. This is one of the most popular new school contemporary procession songs. It is absolutely perfect for the occasion and each time it feels deep.
Signing of the certificates song – Here and Now by Luther Vandross. This song is about the love you have for each other and the pledge you make to this love at this moment.
Recession song (exit from church) – Kirathimo by Grace Mwai . It is a Kikuyu prayer song asking for a blessing, which in this case we could say the couple was asking God to bless the marriage. The song is funky enough to pull some dance moves to.
The reception was at the beautiful Paradise Lost Gardens and it was our first time at this pristine location in the middle of a coffee plantation with a background of a dam.
The emcee for the event was Joe, whom we have worked with severally and our synergy made the reception explode in to fun, dance and more dance for every one. He even did a Musical Chairs Game for the kids, which was on the highlights for the reception; we often tend to forget these little ones at the wedding.
Being a Kikuyu couple, the playlist was sprinkled with Kikuyu music, Gospel music and Contemporary music that kept everyone on their feet. The couple had a playlist for special moments like: when each parent was going to speak e.g. Mama Papa – Sauti Sol & Dela for the bride’s father; bridal party dance routine using Bupe’s Dance and Ommy Dimpoz Me & You (which we even did a mix for them pre-wedding to practice to, see sample below); Muciari by Loise Kim as they gave their parents a gift; among others. We adhered strictly to this.
The evening party was held at The Oak Place Hotel, which is just a few kilometers from Paradise lost. The couples used ‘here and now by Luther Vandros’ again as their choice for the opening dance. It was a fun filled party that went late in to the night.
Testimonial from the client:
Discmen entertainment was one of the critical success factors to making our wedding a fun filled event. The music collection was very friendly and the crowds were totally engaged and on their feet! The synergy created between the DJ and the MC Joe, who was recommended by DJ Kamjo was amazing. (This is a very critical element to have in any event). Although we had given a very clear guideline on the sequence of events as well as the music to be played, Discmen gave it a new twist by incorporating certain surprising elements that removed the predictability of the whole event.
The sound quality was exceptionally good; it just did not disappoint and crisis management was well executed. During the whole planning process, DJ Kamjo exhibited very high level of professionalism.
All we can say is Thank you Discmen for making our special day extra special and we would highly recommend them for your event.
*** Wairimu & Mbogo ***
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Wedding Venue – Paradise Gardens
Emcee – Joe
Wedding Planner – Zippora Kuria (Aurum Events)
Photography – Chris Ogborn