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Not to stress you guys out, but when it comes to your wedding ‘vibe’, there’s one major factor that comes into play… and you have almost no control over it. A great DJ can turn an okay reception into the kind of party your guests will remember and be talking about for years to come. It leaves a lasting impression. So how to get it right? Well, the one thing you DO have control over is who you hire. Someone who ‘gets it’ – who’s passionate about music, can read a crowd, and comes highly recommended by other brides and grooms. Those are all reasons we love Silkmusic, but our favourite reason to work with them is that Silkmusic have such a hands-on approach, and work with each couple to choose the entertainment that speaks to their individual taste, and perfectly enhances their special day. From creating a bespoke playlist to additional services such as a sax percussionist accompanying a house-spinning DJ, a jazz band, bespoke dance floors, and even lighting solutions, working with Ryan and his team is one decision you won’t regret. And with dates booking up well into 2019, it’s one you’ll want to make soon, to avoid disappointment! Let’s find out a little more about these awesome SBB Directory service providers, shall we?
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Where are you based and what areas do you cover?
Silkmusic is a Cape Town based company that covers a 200km radius including the West Coast, Overburg, Swartland and the Breede River Valley.
How did you get started in weddings?
Ryan, the founder of Silkmusic, has been in the music industry for over 12 years. When he was looking for a professional DJ service for his own wedding he realised there was a gap in the market for a youthful and bespoke DJ company. His wedding was the first Silkmusic production and the rest is history.
What inspires you?
Meeting with couples that are so excited and passionate about planning their wedding, and realising how important music is to them at their wedding, inspires me to curate a unique and special atmosphere that is tailored to suit their personalities. Music is also a big inspiration and a big part of our lives at Silkmusic; it is an exciting and energetic industry to be a part of.
Favourite place in South Africa?
There are so many, but it is always a treat to visit the Overburg biosphere with its rich diversity in fynbos, mountain walks and the scenic coastline – the epitome of relaxation.
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What advice would you give to brides and grooms?
The biggest thing about planning a wedding is sometimes it can consume you, and the best advice would be to take a step back and remember the point of all of it – don’t sweat the small stuff and go with the flow a bit. We also feel at Silkmusic the best weddings are the ones that show true to the couple; don’t be afraid to show your personality, your guests are there because they love who you are as a couple, so have some fun with it.
“We used Silkmusic as the DJs. We opened the dance floor early (around 7pm) with our first dance and the band played a half hour set before dinner. Usually at weddings the dancing only starts after dinner, but we wanted to get the party started asap! We had the best music and a lot of classic hip hop (at my request!) – the dancefloor pumped the whole night!” – Paul and Chloë (see the wedding here)