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A Beautiful, Surprise NHS Wedding at Dunton Lodge Farm Weddings

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Not only do we have a gorgeous wedding shoot to share… we have a story! It’s very beautiful and a bit emosh! This NHS wedding was sent into us by Pike Photography, featuring a real couple with a remarkable story. Read on to find out how a group of wedding suppliers created a beautiful wedding shoot for two paramedics after their big day was postponed. 

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A Paramedic Wedding During A Pandemic?

Emily and Ben are both paramedics for the London Ambulance Service. 2020 was supposed to be the year that they got married, but it wasn’t to be. Following Ben’s romantic proposal on a mountain top in New Zealand a year earlier, they began to excitedly plan their big day. At the time, they could never have dreamed that their wedding would be postponed. They certainly had no idea that they would instead spend it on the front lines of a global pandemic.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has shattered the wedding plans of countless couples. As paramedics, Emily and Ben witnessed first-hand how the virus devastated lives. Emily described their experience: 

“Hours and days at work quickly got longer and longer so I moved into a hotel in London to be nearer to work. I was responsible for PPE distribution which was one of the most stressful times of my life. Ben worked solidly 7 days a week to cover some of the vacant shifts on ambulances. We worked together on an ambulance a few times and worked together as hospital liaison officers to help triage patents waiting to go into A&E. These were the only opportunities that we had to see each other for much of that period. As time went on we knew that we were not going to have the big white wedding we had planned this year.”

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A Surprise NHS Wedding To Say Thank You…

Dunton Lodge Farm Weddings is a gorgeous outdoor wedding venue set amidst the North Hertfordshire countryside. When the owners asked Pike Photography and a team of wedding suppliers to showcase their venue in a styled shoot, they couldn’t refuse. The team also seized the opportunity to say thank you to this very special couple by creating a taster wedding to tide them over until they can say ‘I do’ for real!

From Scrubs To Sparkles…

Lisa Lyons Bridal created a gorgeous bespoke hand-made wedding dress for Emily. Claire of Barberella Bridal Hair created a gorgeous textured and braided low bun hair style, complemented with a delicate floral hair piece.

 Ben wore a sharp three-piece blue tweed suit from HRH Holmes, with a gold tie to complement the wider colour scheme.  Emily thought that Ben looked so handsome in it that she now won’t have him wear anything else when their real wedding day comes around!

Sarah of Sarah Maylin Flowers used beautiful pale blue Oxypetalum, also known as Tweedia, for the bride’s bouquet and throughout her floral pieces. This lent itself perfectly to the blue and gold colour palette and wedding styling by Fleur De Lace. What a perfect NHS wedding tribute! 

A Mock Ceremony Before The Big Day

“The NHS wedding shoot was amazing, despite being the hottest day of the year. All the suppliers were so lovely and made us feel special, even though it was only for a photo shoot. The surprises were not over there, the team had arranged a celebrant to conduct a mock ceremony. A huge thank you to Dunton Lodge Farm Weddings” – Emily

Everyone had major goose bumps as the bride and groom, led beautifully by civil celebrant Charlotte Roscow, recited their personal vows to one another and exchanged their real wedding rings. 

Experience a taster of this in the emotional video produced by Ayelle Photography.

Dancing Under Stars – An NHS Wedding Celebration

As the sun began to set Emily, changed outfits to sparkle amidst the warm sunset. Swapping the lace cape for a sequinned capelet by Electric Plume and adding a jewelled vintage headpiece by The Lucky Sixpence gave her a glamorous second look. 

The centerpiece of the shoot was a striking “naked” nimbus tipi. Provided by Country Tipis, it was set up on the front lawn and adorned with fairy lights. The structure was dressed with a stunning hanging floral display. For the tables and installation, Sarah added different tones of blue as well as white. These were complemented by the gorgeous metallic gold and vibrant blue stars, lanterns and glitter balls by Fleur De Lace

To perfectly round off the day, James of Disco Nyts created the perfect atmosphere for the evening. There was music, dramatic lighting and smoke effects. The amazing NHS wedding couple danced together beneath the stars.  

“Watching our couple embrace on the dance floor, I was reminded of why I love my job so much. Despite all of the stress and uncertainty that this crazy situation has brought, love always prevails and weddings will always be awesome.” Stephen of Pike Photography.

Thank you, weddings. Thank you, NHS. Stick it Covid! 

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The Team Behind This Gorgeous Paramedic Wedding

Celebrant: Charlotte Roscow 

DJ Special effects: Disco Nyts

Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal

Flowers: Sarah Maylin Flowers 

Glitter cape: Electric Plume  

Hair Accessories: The Lucky Sixpence 

Hair: Barberbella Bridal Hair   

Photography: Pike Photography 

Suit: HRH Holmes

Tipi Hire and Furniture: Country Tipis 

Venue Styling and Decor: Fleur De Lace 

Venue: Dunton Farm Lodge 

Video: Ayelle Photography 

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Rustic Wedding Dj Booth

Rustic Neon Dj Booth

Our Rustic wedding dj Booth is not your average DJ booth! It was craft by a very talented family member and has proven to be so popular that we now have 2.

In recent years rustic country weddings have become all the rage. Synonymous with heart-warming personal touches, creativity and a DIY details, a rustic wedding style gives couples complete freedom to express themselves and create a wedding that reflects exactly who they are!

Wedding tastes are changing and whilst there’s nothing wrong with the bling of a traditional starlit Disco booth, At Disco Nyts we spend a lot of time working in tipi’s and wanted to offer my couples an alternative that would better fit with some of the rustic-themed.

We understand that a conventional disco will look out of place and quite frankly look like an eyesore.

Made from distressed and reclaimed timber and then handcrafted our rustic booth is perfect for a tipi, barn or country marquee weddings.

Our rustic booths come with two options, one uplit to highlight the beautiful wooden structure and the other has a stunning “Good Times” neon mounted on the front. If you really want to push the boat out we also offer a bespoke neon service so you really can mount anything that takes your fancy.

This means we can completely customise the booth just for you! Our couples and clients can now literally see their name up in lights.

Rustic weddings are all about lovingly-made décor, beautifully-lit barns and amazing live music.

Find out just why Disco Nyts are quickly becoming the rustic wedding entertainment experts of choice.

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Sopwell House

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Sopwell house in based deep in the Hertfordshire countryside, with London virtually on the doorstep, Sopwell House is a hidden sanctuary for those who appreciate comfortable refinement and a real sense of freedom.

Complementing this sumptuous environment, guests will be welcomed by the genuine warmth of our family-run hotel with its dedicated team and a host of sophisticated facilities and services.

Our job was simple, provide great entertainment and transform one of the events room into a fantastic wedding party.

At Disco Nyts we offer a free early setup service to all our customers and Michael and Emma took full advantage of this. Our team went over to Sopwell house into morning and set everything up before a single gust arrived.

Once again we installed our Gold Sparkle Package uplighters and set up the daytime PA we left everything working and ready to wow the guests. The event planner for the day took a real shine to our daytime PA and spent the rest of the setup time dancing around to his music using the Bluetooth option available with our PA systems.

The evening was a great success and was quickly followed by a great review.

In order to help our future bride and grooms, we like to ask our customers about their experiences and what tips they would pass on

Any of other advice you would give to couples thinking of getting married?

“Always meet and talk to your suppliers. When we met Disco Nyts we knew straight away they were the company for us. Sadly we couldn’t meet James earlier due to work and life commitments but we really wish we had. When he went through all the options available and we wanted all of them. Sadly there simply wasn’t enough notice in order to arrange it all.  We honestly have to say Disco Nyts was one of the best companies we dealt with but make sure you be honest with all your suppliers and allow them to suggest some great ideas.

We had a great day and thanks to Disco Nyts for making the party truly unforgettable.

 

 

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Wedding Dj

Great Fosters

Amateurs are less invested in their performance than a wedding professional.

The amateur DJ is doing it “for fun,” and if something goes wrong, it’s not a big deal. A wedding dj, on the other hand, risks his entire reputation and livelihood with every performance. One bad review can destroy his business and he knows it.

At one wedding, the DJ brought along his wife and newborn. Their table was littered with McDonald’s bags and his wife decided to breastfeed the baby during dinner.

Would you rather have an entertainer who is 100% invested in his business and performance on your wedding day or someone who does it as a hobby?

A wedding is a unique event that requires the skills and experience of a wedding specialist for a smooth, flawless ceremony and reception.

It’s about more than just playing music. Your wedding DJ is responsible for coordinating the timeline, orchestrating the introduction and flow of events, working with your other vendors, managing the guests, reading the crowd and making sure the right song is played at just the right time.

Even a wedding DJ who is quite experienced in the club setting will be at a loss because she simply isn’t familiar with the flow of events and how to prevent disasters when something goes awry.

One inexperienced DJ mistakenly announced a special dance with the bride and her grandfather because he forgot to update his notes. The entire family started crying because Grandpa had passed away two weeks earlier.

Are you willing to place the outcome of your wedding in the hands of someone who doesn’t “do” weddings for a living?

Your guests won’t dance without an experienced entertainer who can read the crowd and keep the momentum going.

You have to play the right songs at the right time and in the right order to maintain dancing. Oftentimes, the mood changes and your entertainer needs to change the program to maximize the dancing along the way.

If she can’t mix from one song to another, you’ll have gaps of “dead air” or awkward rhythms that will frustrate your guests and clear the floor.

Many couples think that providing an amateur with a set list of songs they love will be enough to make a fun wedding. It’s not. You need someone with experience to work with your requests and what your guests are responding to in order to avoid an empty dance floor.

One bride regrets hiring her DJ because he played “Unforgettable” five times during the wedding because he didn’t know any other slow songs.

Are you willing to sacrifice the fun at your wedding to save money on a cheaper DJ?

Find out why you must always book a professional wedding dj

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