TRUDA & WERNER AT OLD MACDADDY (2016)

It’s always fun to work with a young couple who isn’t shy of the limelight: Truda & Werner’s journey to getting married was filmed by DSTV channel VIA for the show “Pasgetroud”. The episode aired in May 2016 and also included an interview with Top Wedding Singer/DJ Ike Moriz. See an excerpt compiled for youtube here:

(TWS Ike Moriz on “Pasgetroud”, Via TV, 10.5.16)

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Right from the word ‘go’ the preparations were an exciting process: Truda & Werner had a very clear idea of what they were looking for and yet they remained open to the creativity of the wedding suppliers to devise a very carefree, laid-back and contemporary celebration.

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(Photos by Charl Smith, Agape Studio, Cape Town)

The Old Mac Daddy farm with its nostalgic 50s style luxury caravan park, the spectacular barn/lodge (by architect Greg Scott) & the magnificent setting of the Elgin Valley perfectly suited the tone & ambience of the festivities. 

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Music was always going to play an important role throughout the day - from the arrival of the guests, 

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the wedding ceremony at the picturesque lake (where TWS DJ played the ‘walking-down-the-aisle’-song “Love Is Not A Fight” by Warren Barfield as well as atmospheric music mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac), 

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the cocktail & canapé ‘meet & greet’ in the lush gardens 

(where Top Wedding Singer saxophonist Willie van Zyl was entertaining the guests)

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to the dinner and dance at the 'Gold Loerie Award' winning barn & communal area. Here the Top Wedding Singer Quartet with Ike Moriz on vocals, Muriel Marco on piano, Wesley Rustin on double bass and Ivan Bell on drums entertained the wedding party during and after dinner. 

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The wedding band played a wide variety of hits from their vast repertoire of swing, latin, blues, easy listening, jazz and pop songs (swing originals composed by Ike Moriz and Sinatra/Buble standards from the 1930s-1950s).

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(photo by Madri le Roux)

Truda & Werner entered the beautiful venue in style by dancing their first dance as a married couple to Michael Buble’s famous “Everything” performed live by the Top Wedding Singer Quartet (see picture above).

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The band continued to entertain the dining and dancing guests until Top Wedding Singer DJ IKE took over and kept the guests on the dance floor till the early hours of the morning.

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Here’s a 15 second excerpt of the TWS quartet performance on 9.4.16:

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Ike Moriz singing “Girl From Ipanema” (Top wedding singer quartet)

Check out some of the band’s vast repertoire on Ike Moriz’s 17 CD releases on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/za/artist/ike-moriz/id15970804