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Client Comments

Testimonials, Feedback and comments from my clients (and sometimes their guests!)

Often your Wedding Day seems to be over in a blur and then you are whisked away on your honeymoon. A few weeks later you are back, writing your thank you cards to your guests etc and looking forward to receiving the proofs from your photographer. When clients take the time to send a thank you card, note or even an e-mail it is so rewarding, and reading these comments often brings home just how fantastic my job can be. Here is a small selection of comments from clients, and at the bottom are some scans of the actual comments. As a Wedding DJ it is lovely to receive comments from clients – after all the Evening Reception is the longest part of your Wedding Day with the most amount of people, and your choice of Wedding DJ is vital in ensuring your guests take away with them fantastic memories not only of a good Wedding Disco, but also of having shared a wonderful day with you, celebrating your Marriage. I’m delighted to say that many of my clients have stayed in touch to this day.

(Most recently received comments first)

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In asking Colin to help with our wedding planning during 2016, he gave us so much helpful advice on how we could develop the format of our day and use a range of music choices, and his master of ceremony skills and personality, to enhance and make each part really memorable.

Colin’s contribution helped us be more confident in planning the wedding ‘our way’ to ensure it really was as personal as it could be, involving humour, nostalgia and so many personal touches throughout our day that it ended up feeling totally perfect. We wanted to have, what we described when we met as an ‘informal but formal’ feel which would use the best of Crook Hall and its beautiful gardens during the day and ensure we had a cracking party in the evening.  We did just that aided by some glorious sunshine!

Leading up to the wedding Colin helped us develop and deliver a fantastic play list and on the day managed our music so professionally inside and outside the hall as well as providing a Master of Ceremonies role.

I had not appreciated how much Colin was going to help ‘glue’ the different parts of our day together in his Master of Ceremonies role –  His contribution made a huge difference to the flow of the day from chatting to guests on arrival, helping with our amazing marryoke, doing a personal introduction about us to our guests ahead of dinner,  reading out comments on our postcards, dealing with the cake cutting, filming and capturing additional photos after the photographer had gone and even ensuring our dressing up box got maximum usage at the evening party – alongside effortlessly delivering the music – this left us with very little to think or worry about, so we enjoyed every minute of our day.

Colin is a total professional and listened to what we as the Bride and Groom wanted our wedding to feel like, and his vast experience helped us achieve exactly what we wanted.

He is professional, approachable and from our experience went the extra mile to help ensure our wedding felt unique – I would highly recommend Colin on both music and his master of ceremonies role.

Thank you so much Colin

Zoey & Kieron XX

Wedding Crook Hall & Gardens

 

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Dear Colin

Just a quick note to say thank you for all your hard work and everything you did to make our big day so special.

From the outset, you were so helpful and easy to work with, answering our many questions and being willing to go above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect.

And perfect it was! The Great Hall looked absolutely amazing with the Uplighting, the music was just spot on (even our ‘favourite songs’!) and you were a fabulous Master of Ceremonies , with your quick thinking keeping our day alive and on track! We really couldn’t have done it without you and had the best day ever – thank you! We have had a lot of comments from guests about how great (and unobtrusive!) you were too. Although it was a long day for you, we hope you had fun too!

Thanks again,

The New Mr & Mrs Booth xxx

Wedding Durham Castle 

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Dear Colin & Becky

Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our wedding day so special. We truly appreciate everything you did!

From taking time to understand what we wanted, getting in touch with other vendors, researching everything for the monogram (which looked amazing), to setting up the lighting for the room and band and doing our personalised introduction and the DJing, it all came together brilliantly!

Craig and Caroline

Wedding Wynyard Hall

Wynyard Hall Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies Testimonial

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Hi Colin,

Hope you are well?

Just a quick note to say HUGE THANKS to you for being DJ and master of ceremonies for our wedding. Despite the biblical rain, we had a wonderful time and it actually only served to make things more intimate for us and our guests huddled in the bar and treehouse.

I was blissfully unaware as to the very last minute “where will the ceremony be” dramas and understand from Andy and best man John that it was literally with minutes to go you re-set up and had everything good to go. I really can’t tell you enough how great you’ve been to work with, how great we felt your music choices were when we’d really just given a general idea for you and how fantastic a job you did motivating so many guests up on to the dance floor considering they’d all eaten such a big meal fairly late into things. The “I like big butts” was a particularly special touch and Kenn and Sheila managed to get a cracking shot of Andy all gorilla masked up with banana!

I’m more than happy to share Facebook pages, or provide a testimonial etc. as to just how thrilled we were. Do let me know.

Thank you

Laura and Andy
Wedding – Alnwick Gardens Treehouse Restaurant

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Hi Colin,
Thanks for the photos, they’re great!

We were both so pleased with your services throughout the day.  You hear stories about the stereotypical “wedding DJ” so we were wary at first to even have a DJ.  We found you to be professional and obviously very good at what you do.

The music was spot-on all night and was exactly what we wanted, you tailored it perfectly!

The information and correspondence before the event was very useful, particularly in getting us to think about what we did and did not want played.  We particularly liked the way you ended the night with the circle and the final song.  Its a really great idea!

The mood lighting looked great and really added to the atmosphere in the marquee.

Also the way you handled the speeches and general MC’ing was fantastic and ensured everything flowed really well throughout the day.

I can honestly say that you went way beyond our expectations and we were more than satisfied with your service.  I’d have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else.

You were slightly more expensive than some of the quotes we have, but I can see why.  You get what you pay for!

Thanks
Vicky & Michael  -Wedding Middleton Lodge

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Hi Colin,

A massive thanks for your efforts at our wedding celebration party last Saturday.

Lots of our guests have contacted us and said what a great time they had.

The atmosphere you created was top drawer.

We spent a lot of time searching for someone suitable to coordinate/ orchestrate the formalities of the evening as well as the music.

Your professionalism and discreet style exceeded our expectations.

We had a fantastic night and given the chance we will recommend you to anyone organising a wedding event.

From start to finish we had great time.

Thank you once again

Peter and Sandra

(Wedding Celebration at Primrose Village)

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Hi Colin!

Thanks so much for Saturday. You were excellent and Rebecca and I couldn’t have asked for more. You created the perfect mood and all the music went down a storm!

Lots of guests commented in glowing terms! We were blown away so thanks. We will be recommending you to all and sundry thats for sure!

Kevin and Rebecca
Alnwick Garden

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Colin,

So sorry im late in sending this. Just want to say a HUGE thank you to you both for making our wedding night unforgettable. The music was just amazing. Everybody loved it. What made mine and Johnnys night was the fact the dancefloor was never empty. You’re a brilliant DJ. Highly recommended.

Thanks again Colin.

Stacey and Johnny x

Wedding at Marshall Meadows, Berwick Upon Tweed

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Hi Colin,

Sorry we haven’t contacted you since our wedding – everything has been go go go!!

We both would just like to thank you so so much for providing such a fabulous service and for contributing to making our evening reception perfect! The lighting that you provided created the perfect atmosphere and it was magical to see the lighting change as the evening progressed! The music was perfect!

You really listened to what we wanted and I remember loving EVERY single song! I believe i may have dominated the dance floor which is only a good sign of your work!

We really couldn’t recommend you enough to anyone planning a wedding! Your professionalism and attention to detail is what makes you and your service unique and we’ll be spreading the word to all our friends! Thank you again.

All the best for the future, kind regards,

Steph and Dan Wedding at Gala Theatre, Durham

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Dear Colin,

I hope this email finds you well and you have had a busy and successful few months!

I cannot believe how time has flown since our wedding and I’m only now just sitting down to write to you! Jean-Luc and I have both been busy with work since the wedding and cannot believe we are already in September!

Anyhow, Jean-Luc and I have been meaning to write as we would like to express our huge thanks and appreciation for everything you did for us on our wedding day!! We had the most incredible day and the music throughout really was absolutely perfect.

You did a wonderful job of keeping all our guests on the dancefloor and we had so many compliements about you from all the guests who all had a fantastic time. You really did manage to have something in the set for everyone and one of my favourite moments from the wedding was seeing a giant dance-off circle take shape with everyone up there having a fantastic time!

We have to also say thank you for all your help in preparing for the day – your input and your guidance on what kind of music would work and when – particularly for the ceremony and final dances of the evening – the structure it provided helped make our day so perfect and the choices you guided us on were just spot on.

I hope you remember the day as a fun one too – we certainly had the perfect day.

You were a pleasure to work with and really did have such a major role in making the day so perfect.

Thanks so much again! (& apologies for the delay in you receiving this!)

Jennie & Jean-Luc, Wedding at Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle

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Dear Colin,
Tim and I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful DJing you did at our wedding on 4th August. You were so absolutely professional throughout and allowed us to have the disco we really wanted. Thanks for playing our songs, ignoring the guests requests for rubbish (!) and keeping the volume where we wanted it. The whole event for us was obviously very special but what made it better was the compliments we received, many of which were directed at you. They all seemed to have had an absolutely brilliant time and we were therefore extremely happy with it all. We would be more than happy to write feedback on your website if you would like this.
Once again, many many thanks for your excellent service!

Tabby and Tim, Wedding at St Chads College, Durham

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Dear Colin,

We would like to say a very big thank you for providing us with a perfect evening reception at Eshott Hall on Thursday 16th August. Your advice, professionalism, personal touches and eagerness to accommodate our ideas provided us with a really enjoyable and smoothly run evening. Our guests commented on the fantastic selection of music played during the wedding breakfast and in particular the range played during the evening reception. Most guests were up on the dance floor at some point or other, most of them for at least a little while, and Uncle Ray (rarely goes near the dance floor) barely sat down all night!
We can’t thank you enough for providing us with such an excellent service and contributing so much towards our special day. Your expertise and advice beforehand was especially appreciated. The atmosphere you created was perfectly measured for our venue and tastes and was exactly what we were looking for.Yours, a happy couple,

Glyn and Claire Hicks. Wedding at Eshott Hall

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Dear Colin,

Thank you for giving us a wonderful wedding reception entertainment. The lighting looked fabulous and everyone enjoyed the music tremendously. We had a brilliant night.

Thank you for also sending the photos – if you have anymore please do send them our way!

Once again, all our thanks for a great evening.

All the best,

Shingo and Laura Watanabe, Wedding at Wooodhill Hall, Nr Otterburn

Hi Colin,
Many thanks for a brilliant disco – your professional approach is excellent and the lighting you provided was superb – it made the whole evening a wonderful success enjoyed by everyone!
We have just waved the last of our Japanese relatives off back to Tokyo after a week at Woodhill Hall and a canal boat trip around Yorkshire!
Many thanks once again
Bernadette Fellowes-Prynne (Laura’s Mother)

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Dear Colin

Thank you for everything you did to make our day so special! The mood and atmosphere was perfect and our guests truly enjoyed themselves!

Thank you for making our event so memorable!

Jennifer and Glen Whitehouse, Wedding at Alnwick Castle

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Hi Colin,

We just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the music you played on saturday and how you managed the lighting and sound throughout the day. You really understood our taste in music which allowed everyone to come up and have a dance (I don’t think we noticed one person who didn’t get up and dance for at least one song!)

Your professionalism mixed with your friendly nature allowed us to sit back and relax through the day knowing you had it all under control!

We will be passing on how pleased we were with you to Claire at Alnwick Gardens and will be sure to recommend you to anyone else who is getting married up in the North East!

Thank you again for helping make our day so special.

Mr & Mrs Williams
(Nick & Silvia) Wedding at Alnwick Gardens

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Hi Colin

Craig and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Colin for our wedding night disco.  Your professionalism and dedication to ensuring our night ran perfectly was there for all to see, having Colin as our DJ meant that we didn’t require any other entertainment on the night.  My guests all commented that the music played was excellent and there wasn’t a moment when the dancefloor was empty.

Colin also provides a service called Moodlighting, I would recommend that no matter what venue you have (our wedding was at Wynyard) use this service that Colin provides.  The lighting changes the room into a magical place.

I was looking at other comments from other happy customers of Colin and one thing I would reiterate is, you will find these services elsewhere, but if you want perfection, a gentleman that really cares about making your day special and someone who is happy to give advice but is also flexible in his approach, Colin is your guy!!

Thank you so much again, Colin

With warmest regards and respect

Justine and Craig Marshall, Wedding at Wynyard Hall

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Hi Colin

I thought I should email and say Hi and thank you for the rather shorter than we’d planned disco at our wedding in October!  We didn’t quite make it on honeymoon and the rest of the weekend wasn’t how we’d envisaged it but we had a great time and from what I can remember of the night before my untimely accident everyone was having a great time!  I hope I didn’t give you too much of a shock!

The night was going exactly as we wanted it, really chilled and some great tunes.  The dance floor filled up and it was all great, the sound quality was excellent, I was surprised the quality was so good as your kit was so compact, as we’d requested.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone, the thought you put in before the day and your honest opinions and ideas were really appreciated! I’d spoken to other DJs before booking you and just didn’t feel confident with any of them, yet you put my mind at rest and so obviously put our requirements at the top of the list!

Thanks Again,

Sarah

Sarah Compton, Wedding at Guyzance Hall

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Dear Colin,

Just a little note to say a belated but huge thank you for being a part of our wedding day and making it go with a swing. We were so happy that you managed to understand our music tastes and give us what we wanted on the night and kept our guests happy at the same time. Highlights for us were Alasdair and the other officers doing the YMCA, Backstreet Boys and 5ive, and Stone Roses  – we got massive kudos from some of Alasdair’s music-loving friends for having the only wedding they’d heard that kind of music at. We really enjoyed ourselves and so did our guests so thank you and we will be recommending you to all our friends.

Claire and Alasdair Luff
Wedding at Dissington Hall

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Dear Colin – I just want to thank you for the wonderful job you did. All the music for the wedding, reception and the night do was perfect.  You made everything go so smoothly and that took a lot of pressure off us. The music was perfectly executed at the right time and the music at the night do was so varied that everyone enjoyed it. Thank you once again for doing a perfect job. Pauline Hodgson – Mother of the Bride

I’m really fussy about music but that was perfect – something for everyone and you even played some of my favourites – no mean feat! You work really well as a team with the manager and helped everything run really smoothly. Philip Hodgson – Father Of The Bride

Thank you for everything Colin – it’s been a perfect day. From the moment we first met you we knew you were the right person to help make our day special. The photo slideshow was very popular, your music choices have been spot on and everyone has had a great time. You helped the ceremony go really smoothly and did a brilliant job as our Toastmaster! Thank you.

Alan and Sarah Rowley – Bride & Groom. Wedding at The Alnwick Garden

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Gary and I just wanted to drop you a quick email before we go on honeymoon to thank you so much for last night. It was brilliant fun and a lot of people complimented the disco – brilliant mix of music and just the right amount of interaction were the most common compliments! We both had a fab day and a brilliant night, so thank you very much! Hopefully the insane dancing showed our appreciation! Thanks again Colin

Amy & Gary – Wedding at Beamish Hall

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Dear Colin

Well what can we say! Absolutely brilliant! Thank you so much for all your help and for providing perfect music for our wedding. From before the ceremony through to the end of the night the music was perfect. So many people have given us lovely comments about the music and the mood lighting. We cannot thank you enough. All the best for the future.

Marc and Lyndsey Armstrong – Wedding at Alnwick Garden

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(Posted to Facebook Wall)
Hi Colin, A VERY big thank you for all that you have done to make our big day that extra special! You really are FANTASTIC at what you do and you also go that extra mile …. you were calming my stress levels before the wedding over the phone. you really are a great DJ and all the better a fabulous guy! Our day would not have been the same without you!!!
If any prospective clients are reading this Colin is BRILLIANT and i would definitely recommend him. fab guy, great DJ, lights were great and Colin does not go that extra mile…. he goes an extra ten! If you want a good wedding DJ, Mood lighting etc fine BUT if you want an unforgettable one ring Colin Cook! Outstanding DJ and now a great friend!

Nicola and Craig Marnock – Wedding at Alnwick Garden

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“Hi Colin – Just to say a HUGE THANK YOU, for Saturday night. You did a fantastic job, even with all the inconvenience, and thanks so much for your help in setting up and blowing balloons up!!!! The music was great, and everyone said how much they enjoyed it, we will certainly recommend you, and use you again for any future parties!”

Dean and Elaine Cuthbert – Wedding Celebration at Ripon Rugby Club

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Hi Colin,
I would just like to say thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding. Not many people are lucky enough to receive a professional, supportive and above all consultative service from a wedding DJ. Ben and I and all of our friends thought you were fantastic and I personally thought you were very supportive on the lead up to the day and more importantly on the night.

Thank you for your professionalism and I will most certainly recommend you to anyone I know who needs a DJ in the up and coming future.

Warmest regards

Lyndsay and Ben (Wedding at Bamburgh Castle)

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“Hi Colin – We wanted to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding – everyone commented on what great music you played, everyone had a ball.

We’ve recently found out my sisters friend is getting married and have recommended they contact you.“

Laura & Joe – Wedding at Longhirst Hall

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“Hi Colin, Thank you so much for the fantastic disco at our wedding last week! It was everything we had hoped for and so much more! Its not often Tom and his best man get to dance like that to their fav tunes. I hope you enjoyed it too. We’ll def be recommending you to everyone we know. Many, many thanks again”

Liz & Tom – Wedding  at Broomley Grange

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Hi Colin – Graeme and I just wanted to say a massive thanks for last night. The music, atmosphere, lighting and yourself were all brilliant. Everyone commented on how good it was and how much they enjoyed the night, a job excellently done, I will be happy to write some nice comments on your website and recommend you to my friends and others. Thanks again

Clare & Graeme Cowie – Wedding at the Campanile, Washington

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“Colin you’ve really helped us out, it’s been a brilliant day and we can’t thank you enough”

Kevin & Shiralee – Wedding at Derwent Manor

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“Thank you for providing such a wonderful evening for us Colin. The music was absolutely perfect – exactly what we wanted, and we have had guests contact us to say what a brilliant night it was. We’d definitely recommend you to anyone wanting a Disco for any occasion”

Robert & Claire – Wedding at Hatfield College, Durham University

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“Thank you for a great night. Your pre-event contact was so helpful, and the dancefloor was full all night. We have had evening guests telephone us to say how much they enjoyed the music and how great the atmosphere was. We’d definitely recommend you!”

Andrea & Andrew Joy- Wedding at Durham County Cricket Club

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“Thank you for giving us such a fantastic evening, and for all your help – we’d happily recommend you to anyone!”

Emma & Gary – Wedding at Auckland Castle

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