This week’s blog has to be about the fantastic Confetti Wedding Awards which Gordy is a DJ was privileged to be a part of!
The Confetti Wedding Awards are a public voted, independently judged award scheme celebrating the best of the Scottish wedding industry. The shortlisted businesses from each category are researched and reviewed by their panel of industry specialists.
We were delighted to reach the final 10 for “Best Reception Entertainer” of the year! Here is the tough competition that we were up against!
- 1st Dance
- Cruise Wedding Band
- Deck and Dance
- Rusty’s Travelling Piano Bar
- Farhenheit Function Band
- Yin Yang Entertainment
- Splendid Gentleman
- The Jets
- Diamond Discos
As part of the competition, each competitor had to complete an online submission answering some questions about their business and overall corporate strategy.
Now for the fun part… The second stage of the awards was to attend a practical showcase where suppliers could demonstrate to the judges exactly what they do. Gordy is a DJ was delighted to visit the Crowne Plaza last week and perform a ten minute set highlighting a sample of our repertoire at weddings and what makes us unique! Having never attended a showcase before, it was a little nerve-wracking but highly fun and enjoyable. What we enjoyed the most was the recognition from our colleagues – although competing against each other, the support from everyone was magnificent.
The event itself was on Sunday 28th January at the magnificent Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. The work and effort that went into making the awards was evident and the room was buzzing with excitement.
We had the pleasure of sitting with the fabulous Amarone, Polly Rose Bridal and Light Up Your Venue.
Hosted by Capital’s Des Clarke, we had the pleasure of being entertained with stunning acts provided through F3 Entertainments Ltd including “Could It Be Take That” and “Sugahoneyz”. As a DJ, we can’t fail to mention Gary Hunter who provided the disco music!!
After a superb 3 course meal, it was time for the announcement of the winners in our category. In a break with the normal format of winner and runner up, an additional award was introduced due to the exceptionally high quality of entrant. This extra award was for “SPECIAL COMMENDATION” and everyone was on the edge of their seat.
The noisy reaction at our table was immense when Tracy of F3 Entertainments announced Gordy is a DJ as the winner. We were overwhelmed and humbled by this as we had witnessed first hand the sheer quality of act within our category at the showcase.
Having collected our award, we stood off stage to witness Deck and Dance receiving the runner up prize and The Jets as the overall award winner. Well done to both – outstanding acts!
As we come down from cloud nine, if you would like to know more about our service, why we are nominated for and win such awards, please do not hesitate to get in touch today!