Well what an exciting start to the wedding season! Our first wedding in association with Toast Events Management.
And what an amazing locale, you can't get much more romantic than having a wedding in the New Forest. The ceremony was in a quaint little church in Lyndhurst and then the reception moved to an extraordinary pub called The Pig just outside of Brockenhurst. Our weddings and wedding fairs at the moment seem to be animal themed! The last fair we went to we were attacked by Llamas and this one has an overabundance of pigs!
The ceremony itself was lovely, while the guests arrived we played some Handel Watermusic, Pachelbels Canon and some Bach and in true traditional form we played the Bride down the aisle with the Bridal March. We don't often get asked to play hymns but we love it when we do, there is something wonderful about the community feeling of everyone singing together, especially when they are great selections like Morning has Broken and Jerusalem. The signing of the register was accompanied by Ave Maria and we played them out to The Verve's Bittersweet Symphony.
The reception was held in an extraordinary converted Manor House/Pub/Hotel/Restaurant called The Pig. A great place with a rustic feel to it that somehow still manages to feel sophisticated. A really interestingly themed venue, they had some really cute ideas which made us laugh. The rest-rooms were named for Boars and Sows and they had a row of wellies available for any guest who might want to take a walk in the mud!
We played a mixture of some classical favourites including Chanson de Matin and Nuit as well as the Gadfly as well as some more popular favourites and jazz including Love me do, Crazy for you and LOVE. After having some delicious non-alcoholic elderflower and apple punch we headed off to the train station for the long ride down to Brighton where we are playing music for a wedding on Saturday and playing at the Brighton Amex Stadium on Sunday. Although the train ride was long I really enjoyed it, the New Forest is absolutely stunning and there were some gorgeous views on the way back.
Congratulations guys and we hope you have a wonderful honeymoon!