Sopwell House Winter Wonderland Wedding

Congratulations to Claire & James on your wedding at Sopwell House St Albans on Sunday the 19th November 2017. 

When I first sat down with Claire and James at our local Costa in St Albans I thought it was to book one of our Wedding Djs for their wedding. I soon came to relise that in fact they wanted a very special package completely organised, coordinated, and executed by us here at My Big Day Events. 

Their package & our role included: 

 Ceremony Music & Management

We arrived at early to setup our PA system, wireless microphone, and media player. After testing the sound levels and triple checking the playlist, volume, and microphone, we then liased with the lovely Victoria at Sopwell to ensure nothing for the day had been overlooked one last time. 

We then met with the celebrant to run through the music, and timings. Suprisingly the celebrant seemed quite nervous so I reassured her that all was very calm and relaxed and that we were there to help. We played the requested music for the Bride and Groom's entrance, signing of the register, and their song as they left the room. It was a beautiful ceremony. 

All Day Wedding Host/Compere

This was my role for the day. I am a relaxed laid back person, and Claire & James wanted everything to be relaxed and not to regimented. So we kept it informal but timely and it put everyone at ease and things flowed naturally. In keeping with their requirements I welcomed them for their grand entrance back into the room, announced the speeches, and handed the microphone to our DJ Jason as the evening party began. 

Here at My Big Day we can offer different options to enhance our client's weddings including the incorporation of their love story, The Mr & Mrs Game, or we can keep it low key and make the approriate announcements as required. 

My Big Day Events Reccomended Photographer

It was our pleasure to reccomend Phil our prefferred Photographer. Having showed James & Claire Phil's portfolio, followed by a meeting to get to know each other it was a match made in heaven. We will be adding our favourite pictures from the day in our latest events blog soon. 

Coordination of Guests for Photos 

As part of my role, if I am your wedding host, dj, or happen to hanging around delivering something.. i'm automatically at your disposal for any impromptu help. In this case it was chinking a Prosecco glass to announce to all the guests that they were required to make their way outside for photos. 

Coordination of Guests for Wedding Breakfast

Once Photos were finished and guests were dotted around the venue, I made my way around the groups of guests to give them the welcome news that it was time to be seated for the wedding breakfast. 

James & Claire's Grand Entrance

So all the guests are seated at their tables, I then welcomed the Bride & groom into the room to a standing ovation full of joy and excitement.    

Winter Tree Center Pieces, Tables Runners, & LED lights

When Claire asked us to provide options for a Winter Wonderland Themed Wedding, our venue dressing team suggested winter trees, on mirror plates, and table runners, with tea lights around the base and LED lights intertwined with the trees. It was very simple, but perfect and Claire loved them. 

Iced Ginger Wedding Cake on a Champagne Cupcake Tower

We like to think of ourselves as connoissuers of cake. So when claire asked for a ginger spiced cake, with cupcake tower, we were straight onto the phone to My Big Day's expert wedding cake company and they really pulled it out of the bag!  

Elite Wedding DJ Evening Package

Claire and James wanted a mix of 90s Dance, Kisstory, and Floorfillers with the caveat that they wanted everyone to have a good time. So Jason our Kisstory & Dance expert came equipped with a mixed bag of tunes to fill the dance floor and take requests as and when they came in. He absoluteley smashed it to the point that all the guests were almost glued to the dancefloor from the moment dessert plates were being cleared away until the very last song. Well done Jason! 

White Starlight LED Dancefloor

We laid our white starlight dancefloor in an 8ft by 12ft size to enable chairs on either side without the chairs being impeded at all and it worked out very well. We clean our floors to perfection for every event and they can be set to static, or twinkle effect. 

Magic Mirror Photobooth 

A wedding isn't a wedding these days if there isn't some form of Photobooth involved. In this instance it was the Magic Mirror. It was a real hit and meant everyone was abe to take home some instantly printed memories from the day. 


If you are getting married and would like to have a chat with us here at My Big Day Events, we'd love to hear frm you. 

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