Archerfield Waterfront was the venue for the wonderful wedding of Pauline & Derek Smith.
Our First Meeting
Little did I know that the initial contact from Pauline and Derek would have ended on such a fantastic night for an amazing couple. At our, relaxed, initial meeting I could see the plans falling into place.
I have rarely seen such a relaxed couple.
So well organised with a definite plan for the correct outcome would be an understatement. They both knew exactly what they wanted and seemed very happy with my proposal on how to go forward.
Booking made, now to get everything in place.
By using their very own wedding planning site, part of the package of services we provide to our couples, Pauline and Derek set to work on their soundtrack for their special day. We ended up with a very eclectic selection of music for me on the night. With a bit of my imagination and requests from guests, the whole night was amazing.
From the very first dance, there was a dancefloor more or less full to the end of the night, just the way we all like it to be.
I enjoy doing what I do, but a night like this makes it extra special.
It was very important to Pauline and Derek that the first dance should involve as many of the guests as possible. Something romantic, with the right message but something everyone would feel comfortable enough to dance to.
The final choice of Andy Williams’ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You was perfect for that result. A slow starter for the bride and groom then bursting into life just in time for the guests to join in.
To be absolutely certain of everything being ready in plenty of time and to make sure I was ready technically, the set up started at 11 am.
Having plenty of time I didn’t need to rush the setup I could make it just right. Normally I am given maybe 45 minutes to do a full set up and start the first dance. That is a challenge! Getting changed into fresh clothes after set up takes 10minutes alone.
I drifted in ready for the reception nice and early to start everything up for the final check before the cake cutting.
Archerfield is an amazing venue for a wedding reception. The staff are the friendliest you could meet and it is always a pleasure to work with them to make a magical night.