Lovely wedding the other day at Crockstead Farm, what a beautiful venue, Olde Farmhouse style with peacocks roaming the grounds. The buildings are like something out of a fairy tale and if you looked up 'quaint' in the dictionary Crockstead Farm would be there somewhere.
It was an intimate service with only about 30 people attending in one of their smaller reception rooms which they had decorated specially for the occasion. They had several requests for arrangements and for the ceremony we played All You Need is Love by the Beatles for the entrance music, A Thousand Years by Christina Perry for the signing of the register (this of course meant that while we were arranging it we had to watch the Twilight films for research) and You're my Best Friend by Queen for the exit music, with a bit of Handel's Watermusic and Pachelbels Canon as guests arrived it made for a really atmospheric ceremony.
Our first gay wedding seems like an occasion to remember, and why not, it was such a beautiful service, they each wrote personalised vows and it was a very emotional affair.
After the service we played some of their requested pop tunes from the balcony as they all took photos on the lawn by the pond one guest commented that 'because they couldn't see us they thought we were a CD player!' Not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing! But at least it means we weren't too obtrusive and many of them said they really enjoyed it.
For the wedding breakfast we played a mixture of songs that they had requested and some of our old favourites with some folk tunes thrown in for good measure, in particular they loved our arrangements of Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen, Marry You by Bruno Mars, To Love Somebody by the Bee Gees, How Sweet it is to be Loved by You, Can't Take my eyes off You, Love me do by the Beatles and of course their ceremony music.
All in all a lovely day for everyone! Congratulations Elaine and Debbie!