While guests arrived in the ceremony room we played Schuberts Ave Maria, A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and All of Me by John Legend. She walked down the aisle to the modern tradition that is Pachelbel's Canon in D and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. After some heartfelt readings and beautiful vows we played them their special request which was Elvis' Can't Help Falling in Love followed by wedding favourites How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding and Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Finally at the end of the ceremony we played them out to the Madness classic It Must Be Love, wonderful.
After a quick change around to move outside we kickstarted their drinks reception with I'm Yours by Jason Mraz. Again with the simple theme, they had opted for pimms on the lawn with orange juice and some superb still cloudy lemonade for the children (and the working musicians). We played for around an hour while they took photos and chatted, stopping just before they were called in for dinner. The bride and bridegroom had asked for some great songs so we had fun bringing out some of our favourites such as Let It Go from Frozen, Happy by Pharrell Williams, Rude by Magic! and Pompeii by Bastille.
We had some lovely comments on the day about the beautiful sound the violin and cello can make together. One woman in particular was quite impressed by the depth and fullness of the sound we manage to create. We had a great day and it's always nice to see people's feet tapping and faces light up when they realise just how unique our versions of modern pop songs for the violin and cello are.