Make sure you check out Paul’s website at http://www.masseyphotography.co.uk/
It’s not often that we get to see the photos taken of us at a wedding. The lovely Paul Massey has just sent some great photos of us from a Wedding we did a few weeks ago at Belton Woods Hotel. We played quite a few of our violin and cello Disney covers including songs from the Lion King and Moana. It’s so lovely to have a reminder of such a great day.
Make sure you check out Paul’s website at http://www.masseyphotography.co.uk/
This one needs very little introduction – Mr Brightside by The Killers, a classic. This one always goes down well at weddings and parties and always ends in a sing-along!
Buy it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mr-brightside-violin-cello-classical-crossover-version/1450504598
Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1rIeMAW5vz4aJoA1kk04Uq
Recorded unplugged and live with DPA Dvote 4099 mics, Schertler Pickups with Cubase 9 a Steinberg UR44 and an HP Omen. Videoed on a Sony A7 iii.
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One of our absolute favourite Wedding songs at the moment: The One by Kodaline 👰❤️🤵
Popular for walking down the aisle and first dances in 2018, we think it’s going to be even bigger this year! 🎻
It works so well for any part of the wedding day, be it the ceremony 💍 drinks reception 🍾 wedding breakfast 🥂 or evening do! 💃
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Recorded unplugged and live with DPA Dvote 4099 mics, Schertler Pickups with Cubase 9, Steinberg UR44 and an HP Omen. Videoed on a Sony A7 iii.
We’ve never once missed a wedding in over 6 years of performing at them, so we certainly weren’t about to let a freak snow storm in the middle of March stop us from getting to this one!
After an hour of battling through blizzard conditions we finally made it to the Wedding Venue in North Lincolnshire and despite the freezing temperatures the snow had created a beautiful wintery scene (perfect for wedding photos!)
We played a lovely mixture of music for the Ceremony including extracts from Handel’s Water Music as guests arrived, ‘The Book of Love’ by Peter Gabriel for the entrance of the Bride, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri for the signing of the register and ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars for the couples exit.
The couple requested a great selection of songs for the drinks reception including the Star Wars Main Theme, ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Tale as Old as Time’ from Beauty & The Beast and ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ by Swedish House Mafia. And everything in between! With guests ranging from 6 years - 80 years there really was something on the playlist for everyone!
The whole day was filled with love and friendship, and more snow as it turned out! We had fun getting home, but it was certainly worth it for such a beautiful wedding 😊
We played our first wedding of 2018 last Saturday at the lovely Kelham House Country Manor Hotel. After having had a month off from weddings it was wonderful to get back to work!
The Bride and Groom chose a lovely mix of music for their ceremony; the age-old ‘Pachelbel’s Canon in D’ for her entrance, ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars and ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen for the signing of the register and the 2017 Christmas number 1 - ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran (it is what it says!)
What was especially lovely about this wedding was at the end of the Ceremony, rather then charging back up the aisle, the Bride and Groom chose to take their time and greet each and everyone of their guests on their way. Admittedly it helped that it was a small group (about 40 people) but it still gave what had been a beautiful ceremony the ‘Perfect’ ending (no pun intended!)
Imagine inviting everyone to an Engagement party and then telling everyone at the last minute that you're actually getting married!
The beautifully intimate Wedding we played at on Saturday was a surprise for almost everyone there (obviously not the Bride and Groom!). When the Groom told everyone that he and his other half were actually just about to get married their guests were overjoyed for them. For a simple wedding at a stylish North London Gastropub the surprise made the day both informal and uniquely special. The Prince Albert is a gorgeous little pub in Camden and having the proceedings in such an atmospheric building gave the Wedding a rustic feel without too much obvious styling, it just goes to show that sometimes minimal decorations can work the best!
We played a mix of love themed songs while the guests arrived into the ceremony room upstairs and played the bride in to Pachelbel's Canon in D. After some short but heartfelt readings from a couple of friends who where in the know we accompanied the signing of the register with Stand By Me by Ben E King, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson and God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. We played them out to the classic All You Need Is Love by the Beatles.
The Cake. Just wow. For some reason it has never crossed my mind that you could have more than one cake. They had four, a luscious Lemon Drizzle, a decadent chocolate, a cute Ferro Rocher 'YUM' arrangement and a gluten and sugar free raspberry and blueberry cake. What a great idea! The only downside is that for the drinks reception we were playing next to the cake table and our mouths were watering the whole time! For the reception we played more of our upbeat violin and cello song covers, favorites were definitely Cheap Thrills by Sia and Mr Brightside by the Killers.
Earlier this week we had the pleasure of playing at a Disney themed wedding at the beautiful, fairytale-like venue of Bestwood Hotel near Nottingham. Both the Bride and Groom were huge Disney fans and as such had ordered a Disney wedding cake (unfortunately we didn't get to see it, gutted!) and requested that we play something Disney for the entrance of the bride. We suggested 'Tale as Old as Time' from Beauty and the Beast, one of our favourites, which they loved the sound of. As we discussed ideas for the rest of the ceremony they eventually decided that it would be nice to have all Disney songs, so we ended up playing 'Married Life' from Up, 'Ma Belle Evangeline' from The Princess and the Frog and 'At Last I See the Light' from Tangled for the signing of the register (the last two were special requests) and 'Touch the Sky' from Brave for their exit music (which was also a special request). There were a few children (and adults!) who got very excited by all the Disney-ness!
For the drinks reception the Bride had made special requests for 'Happy' by Pharrel Williams, 'One Day Like This' by Elbow and the main theme music from 'Lord of the Rings', which we interspersed with a range of songs from our pop covers list. Oh, I forgot to mention, we actually played for the entrance of the Groom before the ceremony! Normally the groom just wanders in with the rest of the guests, but this guy wanted to make a special entrance, and we accompanied him with the main theme from 'Star Wars'. It was nice that both the Bride and Groom were able to make special entrances. Congratulations both!
You have got to love autumn weddings, the decorations people think of are beautiful! We played at one last weekend and the couple had chosen a gorgeous orange and red theme, and they named the tables after various cosy, autumny related objects and situations. The Ceremony was in lovely little Church in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire and the decorations were beautiful. Unfortunately the heating wasn't working - it was so cold you could see your breath! - but in a way that just added to the autumny feel! And besides, once everyone had arrived there was such a feel of love and community that you just forgot about the cold, it was a beautiful ceremony! The bride entered to "How Long Will I Love You" by Ellie Goulding and put in a special request for "Stand By Me" by Ben E King, which we played during the signing of the register along with "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perry and "Your Song" by Elton John. The couple left the church to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen, which went down especially well with one guest who earlier in the day had requested we play some "Baroque-and-roll"!
For the reception we all moved to Woody's in Ancaster where we played a selection of pop songs as guests arrived and had a few drinks. The scenery is beautiful so we were able to have a little break while everyone else had group photos outside by the lake.
As everyone settled down into the intimate, buffet style wedding breakfast we continued to play a selection and pop and jazz songs which was particularly enjoyed by the younger members of the party (the bride's daughter, 18 months old, had some great dance moves and especially loved the jazz songs!)
All in all we had a splendid afternoon and it certainly put us in an autumny mood!
Congratulations to the happy couple!
It is a rare but lovely change when we play at parties instead of Weddings (not that we don't love Weddings) be it a Birthday party, anniversary or summer or Christmas party. We had a wonderful time playing for a party on Sunday at the Worthing Dome. As a Birthday party the celebree had decided to throw a lovely afternoon tea with games and quizzes. We provided some light and popular classical music while the guests arrived and had champagne and then after the games and quizzes we played some of our pop song covers for violin and cello. We were lucky enough to get a few sandwiches in our break and they were delicious! What a wonderful day!
The celebree loved our music here is what she said:
"Just wanted to say how wonderful it was to have you play at my birthday party on Sunday. Your music was very much appreciated and really added to the atmosphere of the event.
Thank you that as soon as the quizzes and speeches were over you very sensitively began playing and everyone was enjoying your music until the end.
I have had good feedback on the do and everyone seems to have enjoyed themselves so I am delighted with how it all came together.
Thank you so much for your part of making it such a special occasion."