TESTIMONIAL – Ian Linton’s 60th Birthday Party

“Arrived well ahead of schedule and set-up without causing any inconvenience. Started music on time with appropriate selection of songs.

During the ceilidh tracks he interacted very well with the guests and indeed this became very prevalent during the whole evening.

No issues arose and the guests were very complimentary about the D.J. and his music which was played at a level that allowed them conversation if they wanted a rest from the Dancing.”

Hugh’s Tips N Hints.

Appearance and Atmosphere!

Every couple will think of the appearance of everything. From the colours of flower petals and the chair covers, the layout of the tables and of course the table centerpieces. The Bride and her bride’s maid’s dresses, their hair and makeup, the list goes on and on. But what about the atmosphere? A venue can be absolutely gorgeous with everyone in their Sunday best, and everyone can be bored stupid.

Think about entertaining your guests.

Picture this.. You have just said I do, and you are whisked off for pictures. Your guests have been given a glass of Champagne and are standing around waiting till your wedding breakfast. How will they be entertained? During your meal, is cutlery going to be the loudest noise in the room? Have a think about what will be entertaining your guests all through the day.

There are keyboard players, harpists, singers, magic acts too, and of course someone like myself playing a musical selection pre agreed by the bride and groom. Just remember think ATMOSPHERE..! And give your guests a great day as well as a great night.

Your going to love making this day all about you..

Hugh’s Tips N Hints

Wedding Planner or DIY?

Wedding planners are great if you find a good one. They can assist you with things you never imagined and have everything organised before you know it. But they can also steer you down a path of the same wedding that everyone gets. They have a picture in their head that has worked time and time again and it may not be the same as your vision. They may also recommend only suppliers that they have agreement with limiting your choice. I guarantee they will give you a great night, but not a unique night.

If you have the time and patience, and have some organisational skills to put a plan into action then I would recommend planning your own day. It’s all about making your day unique. About you as a couple. Expressing your personalities etc. Who better to do it?

Google is your best friend these days, with tips galore on wedding planning. Surf and find bridal chat rooms and see what ideas are out there. Find the ones you like and dismiss the others, and make a day you will be proud of.

Go on, you can do it! Your going to love making this day all about you..

Hugh’s Tips N Hints.

Working out the guest list.

Making your guest list!  You will have to think of your chosen venue, how many will be able to fit in the ceremony room? How many will be able to be seated for your wedding breakfast? How much will it cost per head?

You will have to have a budget in mind and this will let you know how many friends and family members you will be able to invite to your wedding ceremony. You will always blow your budget first time so don’t worry, and if you are inviting family from afar, think of where they will stay that night.

Oh, and make sure the mothers are involved in this process.  They will keep you right with family obligations.

Your going to love making this day all about you..

Hugh’s Tips N Hints.

Planning Your Wedding

You have just become engaged. Congratulations..! You will be all excited and wanting to let everyone know the good news. Once you have done that you will need to sit down and put your business hat on. Yes, planning a wedding is not to be taken lightly. There are so many questions and answers, twists and turns, it can drive you batty. Here is my first hint to get you started. Do not start a list on pen and paper. As you make your list you will have to add bits and take out bits, so it’s best to do it on a computer. That way you can add in lines as and when you want to add something you forgot earlier. The order should start with the date of your wedding, the place for the ceremony, the venue, your caterer/bar, Photographer, Entertainment, Flowers etc, etc, etc,

Your going to love making this you all about you..

Wedding Reception at Eglinton Arms Hotel

Eglinton Arms Hotel Wedding

Wedding DJ Lanarkshire

Eglinton Arms Wedding Reception

Lauren & Craig Marshall celebrated their wedding at the Eginton Arms Hotel in Eaglesham in South Lanarkshire on the 3rd May 2014.  I was delighted to have been chosen to entertain them on the night and give some tuition to the novices during a ceilidh session.  Everyone was keen to get involved an da great night was had by all.

Click. If you want to see all the pictures taken on the night.  Lauren & Craig’s Pictures

Wedding reception dancing

TESTIMONIAL

TESTIMONIAL left by Selena & Kenneth

“Hugh was fantastic as our wedding host, from before the ceremony to the very end of the evening, he showed his enthusiasm to make our day go seamlessly, always available for questions and able to provide an answer using his experience of so many weddings over the years which was of great comfort to both the bride and groom. Keeping the guests entertained for what was a long day is a great skill, also keeping them informed of the schedule and times etc at various points helped a great deal. All in all, we would highly recommend Hugh as a wedding host, he was the glue that held the innumerable amount of pieces that a wedding consists of, together.”

Wedding Disco Carnbooth House Glasgow

Wedding Disco Carnbooth House Glasgow

Wedding Host and DJ Glasgow

Selena & Kenneth Mooney’s wedding

Selena & Kenneth booked my “Ultimate Wedding Package” for their wedding day on the 20th April 2014 and it was my pleasure to play a part in their big day.  They initially contacted me in April 2013 saying they were looking for a bit more than just a DJ.  I explained what my Ultimate Wedding package included and they said that was exactly what they were looking for and the booking was confirmed.  Over that following year we met and went over all the fine details of time line and who was doing what on the day.

On the day I had the pleasure to meet Peter Macdonald for the first time.  He was the celebrant chosen by Selena and Kenneth, and a mighty good choice they made.  He was lighthearted and funny and serious at he same time.  He engaged the younger in attendance and provided a beautiful ceremony.

The day went by with everything running on time and a great party in the evening finished off a great day.

TESTIMONIAL left by Selena & Kenneth

“Hugh was fantastic as our wedding host, from before the ceremony to the very end of the evening, he showed his enthusiasm to make our day go seamlessly, always available for questions and able to provide an answer using his experience of so many weddings over the years which was of great comfort to both the bride and groom. Keeping the guests entertained for what was a long day is a great skill, also keeping them informed of the schedule and times etc at various points helped a great deal. All in all, we would highly recommend Hugh as a wedding host, he was the glue that held the innumerable amount of pieces that a wedding consists of, together.”

Wedding Disco Carnbooth House Glasgow

Wedding Reception Piersland House Hotel Troon

Wedding Disco Troon, Ayrshire

Wedding Disco Ayrshire

Rebecca & Wayne Bradley’s Wedding Reception

Rebecca and Wyne first contacted me in January of 2013.  They had booked the Piersland House Hotel for their wedding reception on the 5th April 2014 and were looking for a DJ who could host the evening reception and be able to teach their guests some ceilidh dances too.  We arranged a meeting at their house and went over their ideas for their night.  I cannot stress the importance of a meeting with your DJ, this way you get to see the personality of the DJ and you get to personalise the entertainment for the most important day of your lives.

Well, I secured the booking and what a night they had.  Everyone got involved in the ceilidh and the dance floor was full all night long.

TESTIMONIAL left by Rebecca and Wyne

“We want to say a big thanks and well done. We really enjoyed your entertainment as did our guests. You provided a very courteous and professional service and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family. Wayne & Rebecca”

Wedding at Piersland House Hotel