We love autumn weddings!

Jaya Hanley, Violin. A wedding performance at Woodland Waters, Ancaster.
Jaya Hanley, Violin. A wedding performance at Woodland Waters, Ancaster.

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!)

 Sarah James, Cello. A wedding performance at Woodland Waters, Ancaster.
Sarah James, Cello. A wedding performance at Woodland Waters, Ancaster.

All in all we had a splendid afternoon and it certainly put us in an autumny mood!

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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