The first wedding was in the idyllic setting of Lanwades Hall near Newmarket, an incredible building with stunning grounds to match! We were particularly blown away by the beauty of the ceremony room – just look at those windows!
The lovely couple had chosen a wonderful selection of music for their day, including our Violin and Cello versions of ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman for the entrance of the bridal party, ‘More Than Words’ Extreme (a bespoke request) for the signing of the register and ‘This Will Be’ Natalie Cole for their exit.
After the ceremony we continued to play during the party’s drinks reception outside on the terrace, overlooking one of the venues stunning gardens. We caught the attention of the two flower girls who began to dance, skip and twirl to our music. They even got the mother of the bride to join in at one point!
Our second wedding of the weekend took place at Brooksby Hall, a beautiful location with an interesting history! Hanging inside the church is the flag that was flown on the ship of Admiral Beatty, second in command at the battle of Jutland in 1916, who once lived at Brooksby.
This particular wedding was especially exciting for Sarah as it was one of her old class mates from secondary school tying the knot. A few of the bridesmaids and guests were also old friends, it was nice to have a bit of a reunion!
We played for the happy couple’s Church Ceremony and Drinks Reception, during which we took several requests from excited guests who couldn’t wait to sing along – Sia’s ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Titanium’ we’re particular favourites! We were also filmed by several people, one guy in particular sent us this clip of ‘Greatest Day’ Take That.
No rest for the wicked as we left Brooksby and moved on to our third wedding of the weekend to play for a Woodland Ceilidh at Hothorpe Hall. Set in the middle of a wood, with cabins and tree houses all around, it felt a bit like we had entered a fairytale! The guests were wonderfully enthusiastic and everyone got up to have a dance, and even if they weren’t 100% sure what they were doing – Stripping the Willow caught a few people out! – a good time was had by all.