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Hey… I’m Paul and I’m really grateful that you’ve found our wedding DJ page. As the owner of Wedding Party Events, I know a thing or two about weddings. But how did I get here and where did it all start? If you’re considering hiring Wedding Party Events at your own wedding celebrations, I think it’s only fair that you get to know a little bit more about me…

1985… I was just out of school and I loved a party. It was this love of a party that drove me to create my own events. Using my then limited collection of vinyl, I hired some spaces, played some music and invited lots of friends! The DJ in me was born…

Fast forward to 1993 and I’d been a wedding DJ for eight solid years. As I hit my twenties, I spent a lot of time in the nightclubs, craving a spot behind the decks at my local… the 1500 person capacity Colchester Hippodrome. I eventually secured an unpaid residency there and played to capacity crowds two or three times a week, whilst still working the weddings at the weekends.

Vinyl turned into CDs and CDs turned into digital file formats. Travelling all over East Anglia… from Colchester to Norwich, from Cambridge to Ipswich, the nightclub scene grew and I found myself playing more nights at more venues.

I ended up in Bury St Edmunds around the same time as the pioneering dance music radio station Vibe FM was conceived. Within a few years, and after inheriting the nickname ‘Chappers’, I found myself hosting a nightly request show on Vibe called the Mix Monkey. I remained a Vibe FM presenter for many years and throughout the changeover to Kiss.

In 2011, despite the amazing times I had, I ultimately took a step back from radio and nightclubs to concentrate my efforts on the wedding industry. Working throughout Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk as a full time, professional wedding DJ ever since, I have been recognised by Bridebook, The Wedding Industry Awards and Lux Life Magazine as one of the best wedding DJs in the east of England.

The Wedding Industry Awards – Best Wedding DJ (East of England) Regional Finalist 2015

The Wedding Industry Awards – Best Wedding DJ (East of England) Regional Finalist 2016

The Wedding Industry Awards – Best Wedding DJ (East of England) Regional Finalist 2017

Bridebook Wedding Awards – Gold Certificate of Excellence 2018

Bridebook Wedding Awards – Silver Certificate of Excellence 2019

Lux Life Magazine – Suffolk’s Most Outstanding Wedding DJ 2019

I’ve gained so much knowledge and experience from 30+ years in the wedding and music business. It has helped me create smiles and amazing memories at numerous weddings and events around the region every year.

In 2021, I hung up the headphones to spend more time with my family. I still play a key part behind the scenes, ensuring the admin and customer service is top notch! My colleague of more than 25 years, Kevin, is now head DJ at Wedding Party Events and will be looking after you during your wedding reception party.

Here’s hoping that you are able to let us play a part in your wedding celebrations soon.

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Paul Chaplin
Owner / Customer Service
Wedding Party Events