Had a lovely weekend playing at weddings.
Yesterday was at the Grand Hotel in Brighton and it was a grand affair. They had done up a ballroom with beautiful drapes and had it lot with candles (fortunately there was enough light for us to read our music by). Classic and stylish with Pachelbels canon for the entrance of the bride, All You Need is love and LOVE for the signing of the register and The Queen of Sheba for the exit music.
We played some light classical and pop numbers through lunch with lots of comments on how nice the musi was. As an added bonus we got some leftovers from the Indian buffet which was delicious and made friends with our friendly neighbourhood Master of Ceremonies.
Congratulations Hima and Rob!
Today was an intimate affair at a small farmhouse hotel called the Boship Farm Hotel. Had fun and games getting there as we had the wrong postcode, but we found the place eventually and we were still early!
Beautiful little venue, but definitely not big enough for a quartet, we only just fitted!
Really nice place though for the Olde wedding style.
Ceremony music started with A Thousand years that was immortalised (pun intended) by the Twilight Saga as she walked down the aisle, Romantic classics Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit for the signing of the register and the Queen of Sheba to exit.
For the drinks and photos we played chase the bridal party round the hotel ground as they (and consequently most of the guests) moved frequently to different locations around the Hotel grounds. They really liked it though and we received some really great feedback from several people. It was nice to play a proper mixture of all sorts of wedding music from Jazz to Classical, folk and pop.
Congratulations Kerry and Ben!