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.

Title Artist
Shake It Off Taylor Swift
10A – Sunshine Anderson – 12 – Heard It All Before
Gorillaz – 06 – PLAY PLAY Clint Eastwood
Gonna Make You Sweat PLAY PLAY (Everybo C & C Music Factory Feat. Free
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 Re Britney Spears
Thinking Out Loud FIRST DANCE Ed Sheeran
Uptown Funk (Extended) Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
Billie Jean [Original 12′ Version]/Original 12′ Version Michael Jackson
I Wanna Dance With Somebody Whitney Houston
Relight My Fire Take That
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Ja Rule (Ain’t It Funny [Murder Remix]) ft.J.Lo (HQ)
I Need a Girl P Diddy f. Usher
Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake) PLAY PLAY Major Lazer
Umbrella Rihanna
Between Me & You [Radio Edit]/ Ja Rule
Outta Control PLAY PLAY 50 Cent
Hips Don’t Lie (featuring Wyclef Jean) Shakira; featuring Wyclef Jean
Get Busy PLAY PLAY Sean 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
Loyal Chris 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
Sambuca Wideboys & Dennis G
Flowers Sweet 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) PLAY Usher
Uptown Funk PLAY PLAY (Delirious & Alex K Club Mix) Mark Ronson (feat Bruno Mars)
Bump & Grind 2014 (Radio Edit) PLAY PLAY Waze & Odyssey, R. Kelly
I’m Still In Love With You PLAY Sean Paul Featuring Sasha
Breathe Blu Cantrell feat Sean Paul
Don’t Tell Em 2014 (Explicit) Jeremih feat. YG.
Doin’ It PLAY LL Cool J
Say Something Karen Harding
Ride On Time Black Box
DJ_Fresh_feat._Ella_Eyre_-_Gravity_-_Extended_- PLAY PLAY PLAY
Breathe (Radio mix) Blu Cantrell
Family Affair PLAY Mc Platinum & The Apples
Hungry Eyes Eric Carmen
Stronger [Album Version (Explicit)]/Album Version (Explicit) Kanye West
No Tellin’ Drake
Dont (Don Diablo Remix) PLAY PLAY Ed Sheeran
Niggas In Paris Kanye West and Jay Z
Calvin Harris feat. Tinashe – 5 AM PLAY PLAY BacauHouseMafia.Ro
Gangsta’s Paradise (Re-Record Coolio
Happy People R Kelly
Never Leave You – Uh Ooh, Uh Oooh! Lumidee
Let’s Talk About Sex Salt’n Pepa
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Hong Kong Style wedding with R&B / Hiphop music
Recently I was asked to DJ and play R&B / Hip Hop at a wedding in Froyle Park near Alton, Hampshire.