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Wedding Dress Styling 2013 by Wedding DJ Knutsford

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

2013 is the year that Brad and Angelina will finally tie the knot, so if you fancy bringing some Hollywood glamour to your own Cheshire wedding, read on for the wedding dress looks that are ruling the fashion catwalks for this season.


Ever since the wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, simple and romantic lace has trended hugely in the wedding dress genre. With an almost 1920’s feel, whilst the dress shape is modest in design, the intricacy of the lace is what makes this one of the classiest wedding dress looks to be found. Team it with antique diamante jewellery with matching teardrop earrings and bejewelled tiara. Wear the make -up subtle with peach undertones but go heavy on the eyebrows which is very much part of current beauty styling. When it comes to shoes, keep the lace theme going with either delicate pointed toe kitten heels or a more comfortable and traditional low wedge with ribbon ankle feature.


2013 is the year of the Peplum dress, and this style trend has translated itself seamlessly into the wedding dress genre. Whether you go for subtle, with the soft unstructured excess of material skimming over the hip and bottom, or go for a bolder look with definite lines that accentuate the same area, the peplum shows you know your current fashion trends. Of course, the softer look can disguise the pear shape, giving you a confidence boost on a day when it is most definitely needed, whereas the stronger edges can show off an enviable ‘Pippa Middleton-esque’ rear of which you should be justly proud, so choose your peplum wisely. The more delicate style choice lends itself beautifully to a shorter but more flowing veil style, exquisite when matched with a delicate lower heeled pump shoe and pearl accessories. The edgier peplum means you can carry off a bolder look overall, with hair worn scraped into an up style bun and finished with a headband. Go bold with a Cuban heeled shoe and diamante accessories. Retro inspired 1950’s make-up finishes an Audrey Hepburn inspired look.


Whilst we may wish for a perfect sunny day for our important day, this is the United Kingdom, so for a wedding in Manchester, you may decide to hedge your bets and go for a more forgiving dress for the temperate climate. A long sleeved wedding dress means you can beat any chill, but also ensures that if you get blazing sunshine, you don’t need to worry about sunburn. Of course, longer sleeves can also disguise any hang ups you may have about the appearance of your arms also.

A sheer sleeve gives you versatility without style compromise whilst being a very fashionable look in 2013. There is something that is reminiscent of the Edwardian era about this look, so theme your hair and accessories similarly. Wear your hair in a loose bun with delicate curls touching your cheeks in an almost accidental manner. Shoes can take a mid-height heel with a softer but still pointed toe. Go definite on a rose coloured cheek but just skim the lips with a sheer lip gloss for just the right amount of allure.


Floral is another look that is rocking the wedding catwalks this year. Choose a shorter style dress that will see you through from the day to the night, enabling the bride to fully appreciate her choice of DJ and making your wedding the hippest in Cheshire.

Wear the hair long so you can rock out to the max, and add a killer heeled shoe in order to add dimension to the lower body in the absence of a long skirt. As a wedding DJ in Knutsford I see many brides in shorter styles these days and it also makes a great choice for the reception, without needing a change of outfit.


Choosing a wedding reception venue in Manchester or Cheshire

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013


One of the most important aspects of planning your wedding reception is deciding on your venue. The location you decide to hold your wedding celebrations will impact on your theme, decorations, and the number of guests you can invite and will probably take up a large part of your budget.

There are many wonderful wedding reception venues in Cheshire and Manchester and Floorfillas has provided wedding DJ entertainment at several of them.  From hotels and sports clubs to stately homes and historic buildings, there are venues to suit every style and budget. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:

Choosing a venue is an issue of both personal taste and practicality. You’ll probably want to choose somewhere with a romantic feel if possible but locations such as castles are often expensive and may not hold as many guests as you would like. You should also consider if your venue offers catering, a bar service and staff. Finally you may prefer an outdoor wedding reception, which has its own set of considerations to make.

You should start by considering your number of guests and researching venues that are equipped to deal with that number of people. If you really fall in love with a particular venue but it can only hold a smaller number of people, you will have to cut your guest list down or split your wedding party into a daytime and an evening event. You should visit several potential venues which will help you to get a clearer idea of what you want. Some popular venues are booked up for years in advance so plan plenty of time ahead if you have a dream location in mind.

Another important aspect of reception venues is their location and distance away from where you plan to hold the ceremony. Some couples choose to have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same venue, which is obviously the most convenient but others will prefer to have their ceremony in a church or other location and then move to a different venue for the party. Think about how your guests are going to travel to the location and how much suitable accommodation is available nearby for guests who are travelling from far away and will want to stay overnight.

When viewing potential venues be sure to ask about the capacity of the venue, the number of bathrooms and extra rooms for the bridal party to change clothing, staff and set up costs, length of time the venue will be made available to you, decoration services and any limitations on decorations, catering, bar service and entertainment considerations. You should also check for availability of parking for guests.

If you’re considering an outdoor wedding reception then you will need to arrange hire of a marquee or covered area in case of rain and ensure there is sufficient security. Extra care also needs to be taken in arranging an area for the buffet table, bar and so on. For these reasons, couples considering an outdoor location often choose to hold their ceremony outdoors but have the wedding party at an indoor venue for convenience.

As well as finding a venue that meets your budget and personal requirements, think about its potential for decoration to match the theme that you are planning. A plain room will cost a lot less than hiring a stately home or a castle for your wedding party but with some clever wedding decorations and lighting it can be transformed into a romantic and memorable location for your wedding reception.

For more wedding reception venue ideas in the Manchester and Cheshire areas, contact us for a chat on 07507 548 697 or email



Get The Party Started With Video Jukebox From Floorfillas

Monday, July 8th, 2013


Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, prom, party or corporate event, our Video Jukebox system will help you to create a night to remember. Turn your special event into a true audio-visual experience with our double projector screen system.

What is Video Jukebox?

Video Jukebox is a double projector screen system that can be used with music videos or specially produced exclusive videos to create a really special experience that will be hard to forget.

You can choose from the Floorfillas music video library, which offers a wide selection of videos ranging from pop hits to RnB or classic rock; or choose your own playlist for any style of music you prefer.

Video Jukebox isn’t just a system for playing music videos. To add an extra special touch to your event or party, we can create a special presentation from your own photographs and video clips, ideal for weddings, corporate events, fashion shows and themed parties.

Video Jukebox for weddings


To create an extra special wedding reception that both you and your guests are sure to remember, use our bespoke video creation service to create a video that tells the love story between you and your partner.

Our photo slideshows are also a great way to showcase photos from your wedding if you were married abroad or there are guests at your wedding party who weren’t able to attend the ceremony.

Video Jukebox for themed parties


Our video projection service is very popular for birthdays and anniversaries. Baby photos and even slightly embarrassing photos from years gone by are always a great talking point and help to get your guests laughing and in the party spirit.

Themed parties are becoming increasingly popular and Video Jukebox can add some extra authenticity to your James Bond themed, beach themed, or casino style party.

Video Jukebox for corporate events


Our video production service is ideal for creating presentations for your award ceremony or corporate events. We can include photos and video clips of your team members along with graphics and music to create a stunning production that is unique and inspiring.

How much does Video Jukebox cost?

Our Play 200 system includes 2 projectors and 2 large screens, which is suitable for medium to large venues, hosting up to 200 guests. The price is £650, for events in Manchester and Cheshire with a start time of 7-8pm and a DJ set finish time of 12am. The price also includes a light show and a high quality PA system.

For smaller venues, our Play 150 system includes one projector and screen at £550. It is suitable for events hosting up to 150 guests.

Our video and slideshow production for bespoke videos starts at £50 and we can incorporate any photographs and video clips of your choice. We will also help you to create a custom video that can be posted up after the event on social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube.

Please contact us on 07507 548 607 to have a chat about your requirements, or use the contact form on our website. We’d love to help your vision become a reality.