What can I say about the year 2017 for Dreamwave Events DJ’s and Lighting that hasn’t already been said about the wheel, penicillin or the iPhone! In a nutshell, 2017 has been an incredible year which you will see as I rewind time, look back in wonder and flash on my favourite memorialised moments.
The best place to start is always at the beginning…..
Relationships, Ventures and Features of 2017
Install Division Expands
The Wünderbar at Milsoms Restaurant in Dedham
The terrace at Milsoms in Dedham, Essex has been enclosed so that private parties can exclusively enjoy their own bar and lounging area. Dreamwave Events were asked by Geraldine Milsom to incorporate feature mood lighting and design aspects to set the scene for guests to relax in the unique Wünderbar area. This unique setting available for exclusive hire is the ideal venue small parties; with a bar, leather sofas and then completed with our vintage filament lamps on festoon droplet pendants; this setting is fantastic for cosy dining during those winter months.
image source www.milsoms.com
Kesgrave Hall. Lighting Installations
We have been busy bees in and out of Kesgrave Hall with various lighting installation and production features throughout 2017. From Gobo Projections, Haze Machine fitting and Large Mirror Ball accession – The Hangar is now kitted out with a legion of popular party effects!
Jamming with Sister Sax
The way to do great work, is to love what you do. In February 2017, we joined forces with Sister Sax to form the ultimate DJ and Sax combo jamming session that you wish would never end! See us in action.
Feature Pod Cast
One of our Co-Directors, Dave Drane, loves to chat. You can often find him gossiping away on insta-stories. In 2017 he featured on a Get Wed Pod-Cast to yabber about wedding evening entertainment.
Snappety Snap! – Photo Shoots at Wedding Venues in 2017
A selection of fortunate wedding venues got the Dreamwave treatment in 2017 with our lighting and decor with a feature photo shoot complementing each venues attributes perfectly. These lucky ducky’s were Glemham Hall, All Saints Hotel, Bruisyard Hall and Abbots Hall; all based in Suffolk.
The Beginning of Anything you Want – New Looks, New Style, New DJ Booth
Our design team are always busy bees, thinking of new innovative ideas to express our look and adapt to suit individual weddings and parties. We have recently released a new range of DJ Booths to suit the vast themings available.
New lighting products have also been invested in this year, ever keeping ahead of the game. Available to hire now are LED Filament Lamps and Pendant Drops (on display at Wunderbar!) and neat Vintage Blaze Lights; both bringing that extra “wow” factor.
Say who your are without having to speak – Showing off Dreamwaves’s Style
We don’t worry about others using our ideas; we only worry when they stop! There have been a couple of events this year that as really shown off what we feel is Dreamwave’s look and style:
Osea Island, Essex
We got to show what we were about on this Wedding Day at Osea Island. The focal lighting installation looked awesome. Planned by long-established bridal specialists, London Bride, this wedding was so captivating and on trend it featured in “Bride” magazine.
Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk
Working with the gifted wedding planner, Lisa,Carmel we were able to show off our passion and style of lighting at the quintessential multi-acreage venue, The Wilderness Reserve.
Gift yourself a Gift – Wedding Planners
Don’t come untied before tying the knot. We have worked with some truly awesome professional wedding planners that know how to take the pressure off so you can sit back and enjoy assured that your day is in good hands.
This year we have continued our relationships and worked alongside the talent of Katrina Otter, Bernadette Chapman, London Bride and Carmela Weddings.
Events of 2017
Real Weddings of 2017
We have had an array of super duper weddings this year oozing personal style and trending lighting, If you want to read more about them, my focused blog pages show off their inspiring ideas. My favourites of 2017 were Rebecca and Sam at Le Talbooth; Emma and Gavin at Hengrave Hall and James and Grace at Houchins.
University of Essex Graduation
For the second year running we have been involved in the lighting, decor and production at the University of Essex’ Graduation event. Providing atmospheric dim-able Festoon lighting in the lakeside and woodland marquees accompanied by our signature magical floating candles; the effects left the students awestruck! A fantastic time was had by all.
Charitable Cheer in 2017
Wear Your Wedding Dress Again 2017
Our DJ’s and Lighting Team once again we got stuck in to this unique Charity Event hosted by our friend Abigail’s Collection in Colchester. This successful feature was held at Prested Hall, Essex and this year raised an amazing £4200 for Help for Heroes. Click here to read more. If you missed it this year, there is always next years shin-dig to look forward to! Look at some of the photo’s in our Gallery above by D&A Photography.
Take a look at the evening’s happenings in the clip by R J Films.
Fenwick and Milsoms Fashion Show
In September 2017, The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall hosted its first charity fashion show on behalf of the GeeWizz Foundation to raise funds for young people in Suffolk. Fenwick in Colchester joined the party supplying a gorgeous array of Autumn and Winter wear. This fabulous fashion feature raised more than £6300. Dreamwave Events were proud to be part of deliverance supplying sound and lighting for this charitable event.
Fire and Ice Ball
Dazzling displays of fire and ice themed shenanigans were the focus of St James’ Place Charity Dinner Event. Entering the Hangar through a fiery flare of festivities into a glittering frozen world. This glamorous affair offered fantastic entertainment from atmospheric music mixed by our Dreamwave DJ’s to live beats from Hype Delux. With climatic scenery during an exquisite three course dinner and fantastic entertainment giving the opportunity to dance the night away – this event had very aspect covered for a successful evening.
The Fire Room – Guests arrived along a red carpet with commanding flambos to a firey reception with high tempo inferno music played from our DJ and a greeted with a blazing cocktail.
The Ice Room – A chilled and frozen atmosphere was created to give the vision of ice. Ice sculptures we enhanced by our frosty lighting effects with accompanying chilly musical notes. Brrrrrr.
Beertopia’s ethanol enthused event has been an annual success for Le Talbooth. With live entertainment and barrels of ale to hand along with our Festoon lighting loosely draping under the marquee ceiling, this event is always a guaranteed success. It’s so good that the whole Dreamwave team went together for a night out!
Sound and Lighting Events at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall.
We have spent so much time at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall this year being part of all there fabulous events. Their first function was in February for the fanciful annual Valentines Ball leading to further exciting activities throughout the year. The sizzling Summer Ball is always a successful affair and their Summer BBQ , along with Le Talbooth’s, equates to a guaranteed evening of delicious cuisine and fabulous entertainment (provided by us of course!).
Another spine-chilling event held by Milsoms in the Hangar section of Kesgrave Hall. Spooky lighting effects and ghoulish music were provided by Dreamwave for their Halloween Night of 2017. We did not disappoint! Read more by clicking here. This was a fast sell out, so look out for this one next year!
The 2017 Festive Season saw Dreamwave DJ’s at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Le Talbooth, Wivenhoe House and Suffolk Food Hall, bringing their perfect combination of Dreamwave suave and Christmas beats!
Moving into 2018
We have looked back on 2017 to see how far we have come; now we are full steam ahead, looking forward into 2018. At Dreamwave Events we like to see things in the present, even if they are in the future (Larry Ellison, Oracel Co-Founder). I’m saving you a seat. Watch this space in the New Year for lighting and decor trends of 2018 and be part of the journey.
Have a great Christmas and New Year. That’s all folks – Carina, signing off for 2017!