Colin Cook - Master of Ceremonies and Wedding DJ

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Premium Master of Ceremonies, Wedding DJ and Creative Event Lighting Specialist who works closely with his Couples to help provide a memorable, fun and unique occasion - The Best Wedding Ever!
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Type of Performer(s) or Business
Disco
DJ
Other Type of Performer
Style of Music
Acoustic
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Cermony Music
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Latin / Salsa
Other Style of Music
Pop / Rock
Rap / Beatbox
Rat Pack / Swing
Reception Music
Soul / Motown / RnB
Swing / Jive
Tribute
Additional Services
Dance Floor Hire
Disco Ball
Disco Lighting
MC Available
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-wedding Consultation
Smoke Machine
Sound Equipment
Take Requests
Pricing & Costs
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Full Description
  • Colin is an experienced, professional full time and exclusive Wedding Host, Master of Ceremonies, Wedding DJ and Creative Lighting Expert. Working closely with his clients he helps shape and present a day which is fun, memorable and unique whilst giving his Couples the peace of mind to relax and enjoy their Special Day knowing that everything will be taken care of. In addition to planning tools, help, advice and support Colin can provide a music soundtrack to your day. Professionally presented music for your Ceremony, your tastes reflected in your music for the Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast and of course an Awesome Evening Disco. As Master of Ceremonies Colin will ensure that you and your guests are relaxed and entertained. Should you wish, a specially written personalised introduction will involve your guests and invest everyone in your day (see video page). Help with your speeches, microphone technique and many other aspects of support and help are available. In terms of making your venue look amazing Colin can provide an incredible, creative Uplighting (Moodlighting) Service and can also arrange for such touches as twinkly backdrops and dance floors, Table Centrepiece Uplights and much more. Testimonials from Colin's previous Clients speak for themselves and he is proud to note that many of his previous Clients have become friends. Most of his work is via referral and he is delighted to be recommended by many of the North East's top Wedding Venues. Please have a look at the photos, videos and even visit his website then get in touch to discuss ways you can have the Best Wedding Ever
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Colin Cook
    Hi and thanks for reading this far down my listing! Congratulations on your engagement and on taking the first step to having the Best Wedding Ever! Please have a look around and perhaps visit my website or my social media pages. If you genuinely want to have a memorable, fun and unique wedding day which reflects your personalities, sense of humour and tastes please get in touch.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    1998
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    More than 50
    # Of People In Team
    2
    Public Liability Insurance
    Yes
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Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Ferryhill, County Durham, England
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Ah that's a 'How Long Is A Piece Of String' question. With over 1000 amazing weddings there are so many which stand out!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classy Personalised Fun Memorable Unique
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm immensely proud to call almost all of my past clients my friends, that they stay in touch and genuinely appreciate the effort which went into making their wedding amazing.
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The Weddings which look most effortless are the ones which have been carefully and thoroughly prepared for!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I'm a huge fan of the personalised introduction which I offer to clients who choose me as their Master of Ceremonies. It's great to see their sense of humour and personalties reflected but even greater to see how their guests become involved and learn things about their hosts they may not have known!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Generally I receive either an e-mail or a phone call. Often this turns into a meeting to discuss requirements and then a quote. The meeting isn't mandatory, but it can be really helpful. Once a couple books me I send out the paperwork, planning tools etc. Once the Booking Form is received back along with the small Booking Fee the date is confirmed and we can start the planning! I discuss with my clients what they really want for their Wedding Day. Not 'things' but emotions. How do they want the day to flow, what kind of atmosphere do they want, how formal or informal they want things to be and how involved they want their guests to be. Then there's the music - my clients can provide as much or as little input as they like. I provide guidance, help and suggestions but the client is always in charge. We may meet a couple or a few times more depending on the complexity of their requirements and how much support they need. Alternatively we can chat via e-mail, phone or Skype. Closer to the time I will also make contact with the venue, photographer/videographer and any other entertainers to ensure that everyone is fully informed and working together to create an incredible day. Then we bring it all together and hopefully on the day the Couple can relax and enjoy their day knowing they have a top quality team looking after them!
What makes a romantic first dance?
When a First Dance is a song which really means something to the Couple that can show. Body language, ensuring that they are comfortable with how things are being done also helps and I discuss this with clients in advance. It always helps if you can practice and incorporate a few moves, either on your own or with the help of a dance teacher.
What is your number one floor-filler?
I think these days crowds are so diverse there is no longer such a thing as a universal floor filler. For relatively current songs Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk is still popular. I'm seeing a resurgence of of popular 90s Indie and Rock such as Reef - Place Your Hands and of course Motown and Northern Soul favourites such as Jackie Wilson - Your Love Is Lifting Me (Higher & Higher) and Stevie Wonder - Superstition are always popular. But, every wedding is different!
Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?
Without a doubt Earth Wind & Fire just for the sheer funk and energy (and perhaps the sparkly costumes!)
What is the soundtrack to your life?
That depends on my mood. I can get very Bridget Jones at times, I love the tracks from the Songs for Housework series but I think my own soundtrack would be very varied.
Bridebook benefits
  • Bridebook Special Offer: Free copy of Derek Pengelly's e-book Wedding Day Secrets with every booking