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Marquee Festoon Lighting – Eggington House

The journey of creativity is never ending.  We were very excited to be approached again by wondrous wedding planner, Katrina Otter, to provide marquee festoon lighting at the unique 17th century manor, Eggington House in Bedfordshire.   We love collaborating with Katrina and forming fabulous ideas for wedding lighting and decor as one of her go to suppliers.  Lisa and Tom’s day was no exception to the rule.

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Image Source – Rebecca Goddard Wedding Photography

Focus Feature with our Marquee Festoon Lighting

The whole marquee together with the quintessentially English setting looked simply stunning.  So much so that it caught the attention of renowned Coco Wedding Venues to feature in their popular blog.

“remember that it really isn’t just a day, it’s a wedding journey and you have to enjoy it all. It is such a special time.”

– Lisa (Bride)

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I know that Lisa and Tom had a few bumps in the road leading up to their day (like most couples planning a wedding), but they took everything in their own stride and had complete faith in their suppliers to deliver.  I think the end result in the photographs speak for themselves, don’t you?

 

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Image Source: Rebecca Goddard Wedding Photography

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Happiness looks gorgeous on Lisa, so we enjoyed making her smile!  We provided black cable droplet festoons with a mixture of warm glow vintage and geometric lamps hung in an asymmetric design from the marquee structure.

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Our custom created marquee festoon lighting gave a reason for their wedding guests to stare.  The geometric lamps gave a touch of contemporary whilst the vintage hanging lamps nodded to the traditional; both providing the jaw-dropping impact on arrival and then leading into the evening creating desirable ambiance with their dimmable glow.

“the festoon lighting was a great investment and something I’d definitely recommend.”

– Lisa (Bride)

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Image Source: Rebecca Goddard Photography

 

I have listed the suppliers who all contributed massively to Lisa and Tom’s day and presented the marquee to it’s full potential:

Venue: Eggington House

Wedding Planner: Katrina Otter Weddings

Photographer: Rebecca Goddard Photography

Videographer: Reellovefilms

Drinks: Bubbles Bros.

Wedding Cake: Seventh Heaven

Florist: Swaffham and Fakenham Florist

Musician: Eight Ray Music

DJ: The Wedding Smashers

Décor and signage: The Little Lending Company

Furniture: Classic Crockery Event Hire

Lighting: Dreamwave Events

Tableware: Duchess & Butler and Hélène Millot

Stationery: Emily & Jo

 

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Image Source: Rebecca Goddard Photography

 

If you would like to chat wedding lighting, contact us direct for a consultation.  But before you do, my blog post on what information we need to fulfill your lighting enquiry is definitely worth a read.

A Focus with Photographs – Carmela Weddings

When you think of the words modern and luxury, you think Carmela Weddings.  She is all that represents authentic style using current trends whilst incorporating the timelessness of traditions.  We have had the pleasure of working alongside Carmela Weddings at a number of events.  She approached us last year to take part in her planned photo shoot.

“We brought in the innovative Dreamwave events to create a hanging lighting installation that created a show stopping juxtaposition”

– Carmela Weddings

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Image Credit – Benjamin Wheeler; Lighting- Dreamwave Events

Carmela Weddings- Stylish and Modern

Carmela Weddings strive to lead the way in modern wedding trends.  With this shoot, she; with the help of her suppliers, achieved her balance of contemporary style with timeless traditional elements.

 “As a modern wedding planner, we know how to respect current trends and keep things relevant, but we still needed to ensure the shoot embraced a timeless aesthetic. We wanted to introduce design elements from eclectic sources such as fashion and popular culture to compliment our fundamental belief that real style never goes out of fashion!”

– Carmela Weddings

 

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Image Credit – Benjamin Wheeler; Lighting- Dreamwave Events

 

“Your brand is a gateway to your true work.  When you create a compelling brand you attract people who want the promise of your brand – which you deliver.” (Dave Buck).   I believe Carmela Weddings have created an authentic branding here that truly reflects their company vision.  These photos tell the story that I am fundamentally failing to put into words to justify their exquisite design that ooze sophistication.

 

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Image Credit – Benjamin Wheeler; Lighting- Dreamwave Events

Luxurious Wedding Lighting

Our expert lighting design technicians worked closely with Carmela Weddings and Florist, Emma Soulsby, to create an effect that worked and complimented the atmospheric details of the shoot.  I think we came up trumps!  We put together an inspiring structure of our hanging pendant lamps integrated into Emma’s fabulous florals.  Our mood setting lighting design elements were installed above the dining area at the shoot; gently illuminating the models during their portrait shots with our additional set lighting used to enhance aspects of their surroundings.

Re-Create the Look

Lighting Hire and Design – Dreamwave Lighting

Photo-shoot Design – Carmela Weddings

Photography – Benjamin Wheeler

Florist – Emma Soulsby

Stationary – BettyLou Designs

Bride Attire (Sleek Jumpsuit) – Lenka’s Bespoke Bridalware

Cake – Labelle Cake Company

Furniture – Wedhead

Tableware – Couvert Hire

Make Up – Mel Kinsman

Hair – Love Hair by Lou

Event Stylist –  Raspberry Bespoke Events

 

Original Fun Creative Wedding – Captains Wood Barn

When you can do a common thing in an uncommon way; you will command the attention of the world (George Washington Carver).  Sophie Hannah Richardson and Robin certainly achieved that!  Her original and creative wedding day can only be described as EPICCCCCCCCCC!

The Wedding Venue – Captains Wood Barn

Captains Wood Barn set the scene for this awesome day.  Found in 50 acres of Essex woodland, Captains Wood barn can be hired for the whole weekend to be dressed as you please.  This was a perfect choice to allow Sophie’s innovative ideas to be brought to life…and boy, did she do just that!

Alberto & Yago Videography were flown from Barcelona.  With Sophie being an avid and successful vlogger a fab wedding vid was a must have!

” I wanted someone who created more of a music video style wedding film that was edgy, fast-paced and fun to watch”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

 

Creative Wedding – The Lighting and Decor

We are soooo pleased Sophie approached us to take part in her day.  Her natural upbeat and cool personality was emanated on her wedding day with her emphasis on refreshing, original and lavish design .

“We were so happy we picked Dreamwave to create our lighting and DJ area for our wedding. They really listened to what we wanted to achieve and excelled in making it happen. They were a pleasure to work with and we can’t thank them enough for making our ideas come to life! Would 100% recommend to everyone!”

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The Barn – Creative Wedding Lighting

We wanted to create Sophie’s desired style and cool wedding vibe.  Seriously, when you see the end result it will make you want to get married all over again (to the same husband!).

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Go on; swoon over our Festoon belts used to hang Pendant Drops and larger Vintage Filament Lamps of different heights and sizes.  Additional Festoon strings were hung higher in the the barn to add further depth.  Further pendant drops were also added behind the top table as a mini festoon backdrop to create an ideal focal point.

Our “Naked” wire floor standing lampshades added to the overall theme.

The DJ Area – Creative Wedding Decor

Sophie knew exactly how she wanted her reception venue to look.  Captains Wood Barn lent itself to all her ideas.  Our Wooden DJ Booth and Lit studio signs truly complement.

This spectacular couple know how to put on a party.  They hired our top quality DJ Equipment and had additional special effects of Smoke Machines, Moving Heads, Pyrotechnic Confetti Blasts and Vintage Blaze effects on the dance floor.  We have it all at Dreamwave HQ!

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Outside the Barn – Creative Wedding Decor

The outdoor covered barn was the ideal place to feature some additional lighting and decor for guests to catch some fresh air in the evening.  A full festoon backdrop completely lit the back wall to illuminate the area and our Retro Lampshades hanging from the barn ceiling.

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Additional Outdoor Lighting

What wedding outdoor lighting doesn’t need a festoon walkway to guide the way?  The difference is, is that this pathway, in true wedfest style,  had a flame beacon at the end of it – yep a bonfire!

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You can also see this wedding featured in “Rock n Roll Bride”

Sophie knew from the outset that her wedding would be anything but conventional – The Pastel Palm Springs inspired theme incorporating California and Cacti caught the attention of Rock n Roll Bride – the bible for the alternative bride!

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Sophie and Robin managed to balance their love of creativity and D.I.Y wedding along with choosing the right professionals who understood their vision.   With the help of Rock the Day Styling to co-ordinate their original concepts, Sophie saw all her ideas come together.

“I cant believe I managed to pull it off and create what had been in my brain for the last year”

(Rock n Roll Bride)

Get in Touch

If you want to be original, be ready to be copied:  This creative wedding is one for the history books when it comes to planning and design.  I know this will illustrate a lot of couple’s wedding goals!  Contact us to see what we can do for you to re-create the look.  Before your do check out what we need to know about your enquiry.

 

Sources:

Photography: Jess Soper Photography

Video: Alberto and Yago Videography

Lighting, Decor and DJ Equipment Hire: Dreamwave Events

Ceremony Venue: St Peters Ad Vincula, Coggeshall

Reception Venue: Captains Wood Barn

Brides Dress: Lazaro

Bride’s Shoes: Dolls Kill

Brides Head Piece: Beretkah

Brides Jacket: Isolated Heroes

Grooms Attire:  ASOS

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jarlo London

Cake: Blondi’s Bakery

Flowers: The Flower Arranger

Glitter Station:  Luna Glitter Bar

Coordinator:  Rock the Day Styling

Furniture: Anthology Vintage Hire

Transport: Whites Chauffeur

 

 

GeeWizz Midsummer Ball 2018 Kesgrave Hall

We do not need magic to change the world; we need people like Gina Long, MBE and founder of GeeWIzz Foundation, to raise funds for charity by organising events like the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball.  Her success is from championing a cause greater than herself.  GeeWizz was created to help children, young adults and their families, living with disability and those affected by cancer in Suffolk and Norfolk.

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The first ever GeeWizz Midsummer Ball was held this year at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Suffolk.   We, at Dreamwave Events, are proud to have offered our support.  I’m please to say the event was a more than a sound success raising nearly £50,000!

Hundreds of guests attended a glorious evening of fantastic food and exceptional entertainment.  There was music, dancing and a grand auction to be enjoyed by the all in a sunny summer setting.

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How did Dreamwave support the GeeWizz Midsummer Ball?

We were sooooo pleased that Gina approached us again for our help following our previous pairings at the Fenwick and Milsoms Fashion Show in 2018 and Secret Garden Charity Ball in 2016.  Gina asked us to provide our top quality DJ equipment for Guest DJ; PA Sound Systems; our skilled Dreamwave DJ’s and insatllation of our exquisite Lighting concepts. We gladly obliged as one of their main sponsors.

 

Gina said: “We just wanted to say the BIGGEST THANK YOU for your WONDERFUL support in helping us raise £48,797  for our very special GeeWizz Charity at our Midsummer Party, on what was the most perfect Friday evening at Milsom’s Kesgrave Hall.  To say you so went above the call of duty, would be an understatement.  I am indebted to you, you really are SUPERSTARS, thank you, thank you, thank you.  The Hangar and Kesgrave Hall Gardens, looked so absolutely beautiful. It really was the best, most memorable, magical evening, one that everybody loved being at.  Ali LOVED working with you all, we can’t wait to work with you again and again.”

Outside – DJ and Concept Lighting at Kesgrave Hall

Our Festoons were positioned outside in Festival style lighting hanging from tree to tree, decorated with foliage from Figa & Co, leading guests down steps to The Hangar entrance.  Selected trees were also wrapped in our Fairy Lights to further enhance the festival feel.

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Outside – The Hangar Entrance – BBQ Area

The festival feel event lighting continued down the steps leading to our Dreamwave designed outdoor stage wood pallet composition with a hessian backdrop.  This was additionally complemented by hanging lamps, our Wooden DJ Booth , large Vintage Blaze retro lights to add to the vibe and a stunning enrichment of foliage.  The composition of this set up completely blew me away!  On top of this, our Dreamwave DJ performed our renowned Cocktail DJ Set whilst guests arrived to upbeat festival music in the mix.

 

The Hangar,  Marquee Entrance

We supplied and installed lose hanging festoons in the entrance marquee and further greenery was added by Figa & Co to continue the theme.

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The Main Hangar Area

The festival vibe progressed into the main Hangar area by hanging pendant lamps and foliage around the wall areas.  A simple Fairy Light design was hung to a central point.

Our specialist Dreamwave Lighting Technician controlled the lighting from our own control desk to create the inspired festive effect.

The guest DJ’s, Brandon Block and Alex P, performed their stupendous sets on our supplied DJ Equipment and Dreamwave designed Pallet Booth with one of our Dreamwave DJ’s filling the gaps.

 

All in all it was a pretty awesome day.  Judging by the amount raised the event was obviously a huge success that was enjoyed by all who attended.  We had a great time.  Thank you to Gina Long and GeeWizz for asking us to be part of the day!

All photos by Lucy Taylor Photography

Make Your Own Rules at Captains Wood Barn, Essex – Real Wedding

Creative people dream big and make their own rules.  Captains Wood Barn is the perfect venue to draw outside the lines and put your own stamp on your wedding.  Dan and Andrea opted for this wedding venue in rural Essex for that very reason.  Being totally dry hire and exclusively theirs for the weekend, every decision was their own!

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“We’re both creative people and we both love adventures. This lead us to start our own blog just over two years ago.   We both love D.I.Y, and can turn our hand to most things.  Dan designed our invites, games, signage, tattoos, custom glasses, posters and just about everything else you see printed. We LOVED wedding planning, it was so much fun and we both contributed equally to the process and just wanted the day to reflect us, our loves, our interests, everything was considered. We were so pleased with how it turned out and just had the best day ever. Everyone still says it was the most personal wedding they’ve ever been too!”

The Lighting Dan and Andrea had at Captains Wood Barn from Dreamwave Events

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Image Source: Jess Soper Phototgraphy

 

“Many thanks again for the stellar job you did with the lighting. It really looked amazing – especially the low seating area. It was better than how we imagined it. “

The Dance Floor Area at Captains Wood Barn

Remember; Elegance is not standing out, it is being remembered.   Our Hanging droplet festoons defined the dance floor area for Andrea and Dan’s evening party. Striking vintage filament lamps hung from droplet festoon strings to create their desired look.

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The Moroccan Seating Area at Captains Wood Barn

We worked with Amy from Anthology Vintage Hire to create this alluring low seating area.  Andrea and Dan’s guests could escape the barn to a quiet outside cozy setting when the need arose!  We feel our on trend Geometric Hanging Lamps complemented the theme perfectly!

 

What did Andrea and Dan think?

Why did you choose Captains Wood Barn as your Wedding Venue?

“Once we saw Captains Wood we just couldn’t get it out of our heads.  It wasn’t a predefined space, we could set it up and lay it out how we liked.  It was relaxed and informal enough to throw a great party, but we knew we could zone it so the grandparents and kids would have a quieter space.  We also loved Bob, Sally and Amy (who also runs AVH) they were so friendly and open to ideas and kind. Sally even gave us some sweet peas from her garden to take home after a viewing – a much nicer gift than a glossy folder or tote bag. We just had such good vibes we didn’t want to give our money to anyone else!”

How did you find our about Dreamwave Events?

“When started to think about great parties we thought about the vibe of Beertopia at Milsoms; live music and pour your own drinks. We went with friends last October too and it was the first time we noticed the lighting. It was Dreamwave so we’d seen their work in situ and in the context of a great party too!”

What Wedding Style/Theme were you going for?

“We just wanted the day to reflect us.  We write about travel a lot, so we included a lot of things we love from our own adventures in the décor. Our colour scheme was pinks, greens and golds and wanted natural elements that reflected the beautiful woodland setting of the barn.  

The dancefloor was an important area to get right. Dan was performing in a band so we wanted something special that really encouraged everyone to get on the dancefloor. The lighting was really key to zoning the areas too as there’s no definitive dancefloor – like we said you can lay it out how you like at CWB.

We also wanted a quieter chill area. When we go out these days we tend to prefer quieter bars where you can have actual conversations. We also love a good roof top bar to chill out in when we visit new cities so the idea of a low seating area stemmed from there. It’s the kinda thing we’d have in our garden – if we had one – so we wanted to create the kind of space you could chill and chat with your mates in.  I think we ran away with the lighting in our first meeting with Dave – the options for impact are endless and when we pitched the idea of a low seating area in the outdoor covered barn – we knew Dave’s mind was working overtime with ideas.”

Tell me about how you think the lighting added to your wedding and the over affect?

“We did so much of the décor, the coordination and the set-up ourselves.  There was actually very little we hired or bought in. We invested in the things that were most important to us and we knew we weren’t capable of achieving, things like the lighting and furniture. The lighting really helped to elevate our D.I.Y Wedding, providing us with enchanting spaces and gave perfect ambiance to the party.”

I particularly loved the Moroccan seating area created with our new geometric lamps and décor form Anthology Vintage Hire.  Was this how you envisioned it?

“Yes, absolutely. This is something we couldn’t have achieved without our suppliers.  It looked amazing and was as cosy as we’d hoped for too. When it came to asking for the lighting for this area, we knew you’d be able to get this right and translate our ideas into realities. It really made a lot of people say wow, it was the first hint of the wedding everyone had as the main barn doors were shut when everyone arrived.”

 

Re-create the look using Andrea and Dan’s suppliers:

Photographer – Jess Soper
Videographers – The Wedding Video Guys

Furniture Hire – Anthology Vintage Hire
Lighting – Dreamwave Events

Wedding Breakfast – Grain
Pizza – Redwood Stone Baked Pizza
Ice Cream – Saffron Ice Cream Company
Cake – Crouch St Bakes
Beer – Adnams

Favours (custom glasses) – Confetti

 

Contact Us:

If you like Andrea and Dan’s lighting at Captains Wood Barn or have lighting hire ideas you wish to discuss, get in touch!

Before contacting us, take a look at what we need to know from you to bring your lighting ideas to life.

 

Get Wed Podcast Meets Dreamwave Events!

Get Wed meets one of our very own teddy bear co-directors Dave Drane to have a yabber focusing on  DJing, wedding music and wedding lighting.  Listen or watch one of our smartly presented debonair leaders give his expert advice.  He charms both ladies, Kerrie and Katie with his dashing smile and chiselled features (what you wont be able to view is Dave unable to fit through the doorframe with his inflated ego after reading this blog post!).

 

Have a butchers at the Get Wed Interview

Intrigued…. Check him out by clicking here to have a listen or watch below:

 

 

Katie at “Get Wed” Wedding Music

Further to this, it was great to hear from Katie and we were flattered at the invitation to interview.  Dreamwave clearly made a fab impression as our DJ’s provided the evening entertainment at her Wedding!

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Katie boogying the night away during her wedding at East Anglian Railway Museum.

 

A Get Wed Lighting Affair

In addition to Katie’s music, in the not too distant future we are providing lighting for Kerrie’s wedding.  Kerries awesome Rustic Pallet Backdrop with Hanging Pendent Lamps will be set up at Dedham Vale Vineyard, featured in breath taking Constable Country.  In addition to this, the marquee will be decorated with our stunning Hanging Lamps to complete the look.

 

Adding to their Wedding Interview Talents

Besides the Get Wed Podcasts, both Kerrie and Katie are also fantastic wedding photographers.  If you are looking for a wedding photographer, follow the links to see the Get Wed ladies shots.

 

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