Pierre and Elzaine, both being school teachers by profession, decided to tie the knot during their school holiday, to have an awesome honeymoon after their wedding celebration.
DJ Dean SA was only booked for the reception, so arrival was scheduled for 16h00, a much shorter day than usually arriving for the ceremony at 13h00 / 14h00.
The speeches was funny, food was great, espescially the meat and the dance floor was opened earlier than usual, making for a good party.
The dance floor exploded with hits like Eden – Superhero, a classic rock ‘n roll medley from the 60’s and Pitbull ft Ne –Yo – Give me Everything tonight.
Zain Birk, trainee at DJ Dean SA, joined DJ Dean on the evening and learned a lot from the owner and founder, on this evening.
The dance floor cooled down after 22h00, after many family members left early and it was freezing cold, making the stronger beverages less popular than usual.
However, as always, we stuck to the music the couple asked us to play during their meeting with us, and people still managed to work in a few songs on the floor.
The vibe changed into more sokkie type music and classics closer to 23h00, with the commercial sets fading a bit. A vital lesson to be learned at this wedding, was that even though the dance floor faded a little in the last 90 min’s, the couple was still very satisfied and many compliments were received for the music. All my business cards were handed out on this evening, which rarely happens.
Sometimes you just need to pitch, keep everything smooth and simple and let the music play and stick to your guns. To the couple getting married this is their biggest day of their lives and you are responsible for spicing things up.
Pierre even managed to hear a few of his favourite rock tunes near the end, which made him smile from ear to ear.
It was also nice to work together with Erina from Nelson’s Creek, who recommends us on a regular basis. And we managed to catch up with another couple from a previous wedding we did, always nice to see the couples being happily married more than a year later.
Nelson’s Creek is a very popular wedding venue situated near Paarl. Visit the venue’s website here for more info: