"Wow wow wow - what a talented pair of musicians. Both my wife & I are so glad we chose you to play at both the church and the reception for our wedding.
I really can't praise you both enough. You really did make our day that extra special, and so many of our friends and family agreed.
The only bit I was disappointed with was that we didn't book you to play in the garden longer as time just flew by and we could have listened to you play all day.
Thank you so much guys"
- Chris and Nicky
"From day one you both have been a dream to work with. Very professional, prompt with email replies, polite, flexible and then there is your music! Wow! What can we say...you guys were amazing. The arrangement of Nessun Dorma and Happy both sounded incredible. Oh and Ave Maria was so special as it was the song that my mum walked down the aisle to and was a beautiful tribute to my parents and such a special moment too. When the doors opened and I could hear Nessun Dorma echoing throughout the church, I was overcome with the most amazing wave of emotion. It was truly so moving and there was not a dry eye in the house. My only regret was not actually being able to be there to hear you both play more at the beginning when our guests were arriving. I missed out! I'm actually on your facebook page listening to your music as I write this to make up for it (head bopping, foot tapping!)
You are both such talented, gifted musicians and were a delight to listen to. We wish you every bit of success for your futures and thank you so much for making our day so special. We have no hesitation in recommending you and would 100% love to have you both play again for us at some future event for sure."
- Christina and Ben
Thank you so much for your lovely words guys!
In other news we played a lovely Church Wedding ceremony at St Andrews Church in Limpsfield Chart just outside of London. It is a relatively new Church (compared to some of the REALLY old ones we've been playing in recently) but it has been designed so that it has quite an old-world village church feel to it making it feel quite cosy. The guests arrived quite early so after a little rehearsal with their wonderful choir (practising the hymns together) we played a selection of classical favourites including The Swan by Saint-Saens and our favourite selection from Handel's Watermusic. The Bride had chosen a lovely pale pink colour theme and had decked the church out in some beautiful flowers. We played the Bride down the aisle to Pachelbel's Canon in D which certainly caused some happy tears in the audience! I think it's the first wedding we've played at where there has been a Brides-dog walking down the aisle which is quite a nice idea I think! After some beautiful readings we played the hymns with the church choir (the Bride and Groom had decided they wanted us to play the Hymns instead of the Organ). They had chosen a great selection of upbeat hymns including Give Me Joy in My Heart, All Things Bright and Beautiful and One More Step Along the World I Go. After a very short register signing where we played A Thousand Years by Christina Perri we played them out of the Church to the classic Mendelssohn Wedding March. It was a beautiful ceremony and they had the most incredible horse and carriage waiting for them outside the Church.
We then made our way up the length of the country to play at a regimental dinner at the Sergeants Mess of the Prince William of Gloucestershire Barracks in Grantham. We always love playing at army events as they are always so appreciative of our music (especially after they have broken out the port!). We entertained them with a selection of our favourite violin and cello pop song covers. What a busy weekend! We have a few days off now though (although I'm sure we'll find quite a lot to occupy ourselves with) and a little bit of time to prepare for next weekends Weddings which are both at one of our favourite venues, Stoke Rochford Hall.