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  • Writer's pictureIan Bennett

A Night to Remember: DJing at Hampton Court Castle for Alicia & Josh


Love lit up the night sky at Alicia and Josh's wedding as fireworks painted the castle with vibrant hues. An unforgettable celebration of their love story.
Hearts Aglow: A Spectacular Fireworks Finale at Hampton Court Castle


Intro


The air was filled with excitement and anticipation as I stepped into the enchanting Hampton Court Castle. The magnificent historic backdrop promised a night to remember, and I was here to DJ for the lovely couple, Alicia and Josh. Though there was no traditional first dance, what followed was a dance floor that came alive with the irresistible beats of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," and a spectacular surprise of fireworks at 9:00 pm. Here's how it all unfolded.



Hampton Court Castle provided the perfect backdrop for a dreamy wedding, where love and history intertwined to create a magical day.
Enchanted Setting: Hampton Court Castle Hosts a Fairytale Wedding


Setting the Stage


Hampton Court Castle, with its timeless charm, was the perfect location for a wedding celebration. The castle's grandeur and the lush surroundings set the stage for a magical evening. The historic architecture added an extra layer of elegance to the entire affair.






The Groovy Beats of "Uptown Funk"


As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a warm glow over the castle grounds, it was time for the evening's entertainment to begin. The dance floor was ready and waiting, and I couldn't have asked for a more enthusiastic crowd.

With Alicia and Josh leading the way, the guests started to groove to the iconic opening notes of "Uptown Funk." The infectious rhythm and funky melody had everyone on their feet, and the energy on the dance floor was palpable. It was as if the music had a magnetic pull, drawing every guest into the celebration.





Fireworks Lighting up the Night


The excitement didn't stop with the music. At 9:00 pm, just as the dance floor was in full swing, the night sky was suddenly illuminated by a breathtaking display of fireworks. The colorful explosions added an extra layer of enchantment to an already magical evening. Guests couldn't help but pause and admire the spectacle in the night sky, making it a moment of pure wonder and joy.






Dancing the Night Away


The dance floor at Hampton Court Castle was the place to be that evening. Friends and family danced with unbridled enthusiasm, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The absence of a formal first dance didn't matter because, in its place, there was a collective dance that celebrated the love and happiness of Alicia and Josh.

As a DJ, there's nothing more satisfying than seeing people come together through music. The diverse playlist, including classics like "Uptown Funk," brought together generations and made the night unforgettable.


Conclusion


DJing at Hampton Court Castle for Alicia and Josh was a night of pure joy and celebration. The historic venue, the energetic crowd, the surprise fireworks, and the irresistible beats of "Uptown Funk" combined to create a memorable wedding reception. It was a night where love and music filled the air, and I'm grateful to have been a part of this special occasion. Congratulations to Alicia and Josh, may your love continue to dance to its own beautiful rhythm.



  • The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love

  • Polyphia - Playing God

  • Portishead - Numb

  • Elton John - Tiny Dancer [From Almost Famous]

  • Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind (Feat. Alicia Keys)

  • Naughty Boy - Runnin' (Lose It All) (Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin)

  • Chase & Status - Mixed Emotions (Original Mix)

  • Sigma - Changing (Feat. Paloma Faith)

  • The Winstons - Amen Brother

  • Bob & Earl - Harlem Shuffle

  • Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Feat. Bruno Mars)

  • Justin Bieber - Sorry

  • Major Lazer - Lean On (Feat. MØ & DJ Snake)

  • Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody

  • Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)

  • Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel


  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours


  • The Temptations - Get Ready


  • Redbone - Come and Get Your Love


  • Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

  • Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

  • Dizzee Rascal Vs. Florence + the Machine - You've Got the Dirtee Love ('Live' at the Brit Awards)


  • Estelle - American Boy (Feat. Kanye West)


  • Kanye West - Gold Digger (Feat. Jamie Foxx) (Radio Edit)

  • Shakira - Hips Don't Lie (Feat. Wyclef Jean)

  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito (Feat. Justin Bieber) (Remix)


  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You

  • Wham! - Club Tropicana

  • DeBarge - Rhythm of the Night



  • Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It

  • Heavy D And The Boyz - Now That We Found Love

  • Rihanna - We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris)


  • Florence + the Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) (Calvin Harris Remix)

  • Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

  • The Futureheads - Hounds Of Love (Radio Mix)

  • The Beatles - Help!

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising

  • The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice

  • Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything

  • Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street


  • Katy Perry - Firework

  • Joel Corry & Becky Hill - HISTORY

  • Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary

  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love is Like a) Heatwave

  • Diana Ross & the Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love

  • The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)

  • The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

  • ABBA - Dancing Queen


  • Earth, Wind & Fire - September

  • Gloria Jones - Tainted Love


  • Frankie Vali & The Four Seasons - The Night

  • Dobie Gray - Out on the Floor

  • The Jam - Town Called Malice

  • The Killers - Mr. Brightside

  • Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

  • Gym Class Heroes - Cupid's Chokehold/Breakfast in America

  • Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me (Feat. Chrome & Calvin Harris) (Radio Edit)

  • Wiley - Wearing My Rolex

  • Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated

  • 50 Cent - In Da Club

  • Flo Rida - Low (Feat. T-Pain)

  • Madness - One Step Beyond

  • Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno

  • Animal Magnet - Welcome To The Monkey House

  • House of Pain - Jump Around

  • OutKast - Hey Ya!


  • The Artful Dodger - Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) (Feat. Craig David)

  • DJ Pied Piper - Do You Really Like It?

  • DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide (Original Live Platinum Band Radio Edit)

  • Soulja Boy Tell Em - Crank That (Soulja Boy)

  • Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper

  • Tinie Tempah - Pass Out (Radio Edit)

  • Usher - Love in This Club (Feat. Young Jeezy)

  • John Denver - Take Me Home, Country Roads [Digitally Remastered]


  • B*Witched; Billie; Cleopatra; Steps; Tina Cousins - Thank ABBA for the Music: Take a Chance on Me/Dancing Queen/Mamma Mia

  • Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

  • Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger


  • Oasis - Champagne Supernova



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