Recently I was asked to DJ and play R&B / Hip Hop at a wedding in Froyle Park near Alton, Hampshire.

The bride and groom both originated from Hong Kong as did many of the 180 guests. The wedding breakfast was very traditional with some of the speeches being made in Chinese this was followed by the tea ceremony which historically serves as a means for both parties to meet with each other. As Chinese families can be large, and there may be one or two hundred people, it is possible during a courtship to not have been introduced to someone  in the new family. This was particularly true in older generations where the patriarch may have had more than one wife and not all family members were always on good terms. As such, during the tea ceremony, the couple would serve tea to all family members and call them by their official title. Drinking the tea symbolized acceptance into the family, while refusing to drink symbolized opposition to the wedding and was quite unheard of since it would result in a loss of “face”. Older generations would give a red envelope to the matrimonial couple while the couple would be expected to give red envelopes to the unmarried younger ones. The bride also wore a beautiful red dress for this part of the proceedings, changing back into her white dress again for the first dance.

IMG 65271 Hong Kong Style wedding with R&B / Hiphop music

After the Tea Ceremony, the older relatives left and I was asked to play a mixture of R&B, Hip Hop and a few chart tracks.

TitleArtist
Shake It OffTaylor Swift
10A – Sunshine Anderson – 12 – Heard It All Before
Gorillaz – 06 – PLAY PLAY Clint Eastwood
Gonna Make You Sweat PLAY PLAY (EveryboC & C Music Factory Feat. Free
Heatwave Episode PLAY PLAY REGGAEDJ MAARS/TOM SHOWTIME
Ready Or Not (Salaam’s Ready For The Show Remix)Fugees
Buy U A Drank – T-Pain
DJ Marky & XRS – LK Feat. Stamina MC
Piece Of Me [Sly and Robbie ReBritney Spears
Thinking Out Loud FIRST DANCEEd Sheeran
Uptown Funk (Extended)Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
BILLY JEAN jazzy
Billie Jean [Original 12′ Version]/Original 12′ VersionMichael Jackson
I Wanna Dance With SomebodyWhitney Houston
Relight My FireTake That
Don’t Stop Me NowQueen
Ja Rule (Ain’t It Funny [Murder Remix]) ft.J.Lo (HQ)
I Need a GirlP Diddy f. Usher
Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) PLAY PLAYMajor Lazer
UmbrellaRihanna
Between Me & You [Radio Edit]/Ja Rule
Outta Control PLAY PLAY50 Cent
Hips Don’t Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean)Shakira; featuring Wyclef Jean
Get Busy PLAY PLAYSean Paul
Call Mi A Leader PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY (VIP Remix)Shaggy, Cham, Stylo G
The Game – How We Do
The Game, 50 Cent – Hate It Or Love It PLAY
LoyalChris Brown ft Lil Wayne and French Montana
Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion – Fester Skank PLAY PLAY
Closer – Neyo
Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)Artful Dodger Feat. Craig David
SambucaWideboys & Dennis G
FlowersSweet Female Attitude
Dj Luck & Mc Neat Feat. JJ – Ain’t No Stoppin Us
It’s a London Thing 2012 (Original Re Edit)Scott Garcia
Bottoms Up (feat. Nicki Minaj)Trey Songz
Yeah (FREEJAK Vox Mix) PLAYUsher
Uptown Funk PLAY PLAY (Delirious & Alex K Club Mix)Mark Ronson (feat Bruno Mars)
Bump & Grind 2014 (Radio Edit) PLAY PLAYWaze & Odyssey, R. Kelly
I’m Still In Love With You PLAYSean Paul Featuring Sasha
BreatheBlu Cantrell feat Sean Paul
Don’t Tell Em 2014 (Explicit)Jeremih feat. YG.
Doin’ It PLAYLL Cool J
Say SomethingKaren Harding
Ride On TimeBlack Box
DJ_Fresh_feat._Ella_Eyre_-_Gravity_-_Extended_- PLAY PLAY PLAY
Breathe (Radio mix)Blu Cantrell
Family Affair PLAYMc Platinum & The Apples
Hungry EyesEric Carmen
Stronger [Album Version (Explicit)]/Album Version (Explicit)Kanye West
No Tellin’Drake
Dont (Don Diablo Remix) PLAY PLAYEd Sheeran
Niggas In ParisKanye West and Jay Z
Calvin Harris feat. Tinashe – 5 AM PLAY PLAYBacauHouseMafia.Ro
Gangsta’s Paradise (Re-RecordCoolio
Happy PeopleR Kelly
Never Leave You – Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh!Lumidee
Let’s Talk About SexSalt’n Pepa
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Hong Kong Style wedding with R&B / Hiphop music
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Recently I was asked to DJ and play R&B / Hip Hop at a wedding in Froyle Park near Alton, Hampshire.
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