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Real couple: Rock star vibes in Collingwood (Laura + Stu)

Categories Music tips. Podcast. Real weddings.
19 Sep, 2023

Real couple alert! On Season 3, Episode 32 of our wedding planning podcast, Project Engaged, we chat to Laura and Stu, who got married in ultra cool and relaxed style on 8 April 2023.

Their initial DJ enquiry

Laura and Stu told us what they were after in their initial enquiry: “Definite party vibes! We have quite eclectic taste but plenty of old school soul, disco and Motown. A few selective pop-punk songs that we love and 80s classics”.

The venue(s)

Laura and Stu got hitched at the Vegas style chapel in Collingwood, Altar Electric, with their reception being held at Le Bon Ton down the road. Le Bon Ton is an American bar and smokehouse with a function space upstairs. The food is delicious and the atmosphere ripe for a party.

DJ Aleks Mac played the tunes for their reception and was joined by our sax player Kenny. As is usually the case after a few bevvies at Altar Electric, the guests came into Le Bon Ton absolutely ready for a boogie!


Listen to the episode

During our chat, Laura and Stu share their laid back approach to wedding planning, why they DIDN’T do a first look, their fave moments on the day and some seriously helpful tips for all couples planning their non-traditional weddings!

We hope you get a lot out of this episode, our last for this season. Thank you for your support. We’ll be back for Season 4 later in the year!

You can listen to the episode below, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other major podcast players.

The vendors

A rock star wedding deserves a rock star line up of vendors, right?!

Aside from DJ Aleks Mac and Kenny on sax provided by us, the line up included:


The music: Listen on Spotify

It was an eclectic brief and the songs DJ Aleks chose to play on the night reflected that.

You can listen to the full set of songs she played in the playlist below or on Spotify.

PS – if you’re guessing why Careless Whisper is in there halfway through the dance floor, it’s because it was the tune that Kenny the sax man started to. Yass!


Looking for a DJ to be part of your rock star wedding? Get in touch to see if we’re available for your date by enquiring via our Book a DJ page!


All photos by Dave LePage Photography.

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