Imagine inviting everyone to an Engagement party and then telling everyone at the last minute that you’re actually getting married!
The beautifully intimate Wedding we played at on Saturday was a surprise for almost everyone there (obviously not the Bride and Groom!).
When the Groom told everyone that he and his other half were actually just about to get married their guests were overjoyed for them. For a simple wedding at a stylish North London Gastropub the surprise made the day both informal and uniquely special. The Prince Albert is a gorgeous little pub in Camden and having the proceedings in such an atmospheric building gave the Wedding a rustic feel without too much obvious styling, it just goes to show that sometimes minimal decorations can work the best!
We played a mix of love themed songs while the guests arrived into the ceremony room upstairs and played the bride in to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. After some short but heartfelt readings from a couple of friends who where in the know we accompanied the signing of the register with Stand By Me by Ben E King, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepson and God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. We played them out to the classic All You Need Is Love by the Beatles.
The Cake. Just wow. For some reason it has never crossed my mind that you could have more than one cake. They had four, a luscious Lemon Drizzle, a decadent chocolate, a cute Ferro Rocher ‘YUM’ arrangement and a gluten and sugar free raspberry and blueberry cake. What a great idea! The only downside is that for the drinks reception we were playing next to the cake table and our mouths were watering the whole time! For the reception we played more of our upbeat violin and cello song covers, favorites were definitely Cheap Thrills by Sia and Mr Brightside by the Killers.