Idea for your family group wedding photos

A great idea to make sure your family group wedding photos go smoothly! Your wedding ceremony has finished and it went beautifully. It is now time to gather together the family members and special friends who you want to have group wedding photos taken with, while the...

My first solo gig as a mobile DJ, January 1986

In a recent question on a New Zealand DJ Facebook forum, we were asked if we remembered our first solo event as a Mobile DJ. I remember mine well. It was in January 1986 in the Belmont Memorial Hall in Lower Hutt, a 21st birthday for twins, a boy and a girl. He and...

Top Requested songs for 2016

DJ Intelligence has once again compiled the list of the most requested songs for the year, as they do every year. The DJ Intelligence charts are regarded as the gold standard in event planning, downloaded tens of thousands of times and circulated to hundreds of...

Photos of Wedding Cakes DJ Richard has seen

While entertaining at between 25 and 40 weddings per year for the last few years, I’ve seen some truly impressive wedding cakes, as well as some highly unique and sometimes amusing ones. This page is a gallery of some of the wedding cakes I’ve photographed...

Queenstown Winter Wedding Destination

Considering a Queenstown winter wedding? Imagine celebrating your destination wedding in New Zealand’s winter wonderland destination of Queenstown. In addition to some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world as a backdrop, you are surrounded by the...

Marquee weddings

As beautiful as a marquee can be, there are definite challenges to be considered and things that can be done to take them from being a real problem to being about them most stunning space for a celebration. Many couples think that going it alone and having a marquee...

A Bit About Creating A Playlist

The correct selection of wedding music played at the right time, in the right sequence and at an appropriate volume can really help make a magical day complete. Over 30 years as a DJ has given Richard an unbeatable knowledge of what will appeal for all types of...

DJ & MC for Same-Sex Weddings

DJ & MC for Same Sex LGBT Wedding Celebrations This page has been a long time coming, mostly because I wasn’t sure quite how to tackle the subject without offending or alienating anyone. Let’s start this way. I’m Richard Mills and I’m not...

MC, Presenter and now, Auctioneer!

I recently supplied sound equipment and Master of Ceremonies (MC) services for a charity fundraising auction for Skylight Trust, a charitable group who support people of all ages who are facing a tough life situation of change, loss, trauma or grief – whatever...

Hey DJ, will you play my request?

A DJ I know recently posted the following comment online; “Why don’t people take hints,,,,if you ask for a song and the dj doesn’t play it,,its because its a floor clearer,,,,so don’t ask again” I see this attitude a lot amongst DJs. I...

Guidance for Wedding DJs seeking to improve

I recently had a most interesting and spirited discussion on an online forum for mobile DJs. A lot of them were really struggling to understand how I have repeatedly booked beautiful, elegant weddings in some of the nicest locations in the country, and a a price range...

DJ Richard’s Song List

On this page is the link for you to download the Award Entertainment song list as June 2012. You can download a copy of this song list to print out (over 130 pages) by right-mouse-clicking HERE or on the image below and selecting ‘Save target as’ (8MB...

Great Advice For Couples Planning A Wedding

In one of his recent blog posts, Mark Ferrell made the following comments; Any party is by its very definition a function of entertainment – it’s an entertainment function. Even when spending the absolute most for a DJ, when hiring the very best they can find, saying...

The Most Requested Songs of 2012

 The Most Requested Songs of 2012 as compiled by DJ Intelligence are HERE! • 200 Most Requested Songs • 200 Most Requested Pop Songs • 100 Most Requested Songs of the 2010’s • 100 Most Requested Songs of the 2000’s • 100 Most Requested Songs of the...
27 Great Years As A Mobile DJ

27 Great Years As A Mobile DJ

In 1986 I started working for a multi-operator DJ company called Visions Discotheques. I trained with all of the company’s DJs by going out with them and learning the trade and in early 1987 I performed my first event solo, a 21st in Lower Hutt for twins- a boy and a...
Wellington Projector Hire and Big Screen Hire

Wellington Projector Hire and Big Screen Hire

Do you need to show a video, slide show of photos, or PowerPoint presentation at your event in Wellington? When you book Richard Mills as either DJ or Master of Ceremonies, a data show projector and screen can be added on for very little extra cost through his other...
Wedding DJs in Wellington

Wedding DJs in Wellington

It occurs to me that anyone reading through my website will be looking at my photos of beautiful weddings I’ve entertained all over New Zealand, as well as occasionally overseas. It would be easy to think that although I’m a mobile DJ based in Wellington, that I...