This week has certainly been quieter than the last, but by no means less exciting. The one Wedding we played at took place at The Knights Hill Hotel near Kings Lynn, we were booked to play during the Wedding Breakfast and as evening guests arrived.
This is the first in a new series of blog posts where we will talk about our day-to-day lives as The Chapel Hill Duo. We will cover everything from our work at Weddings and other events to the joys and difficulties of being professional musicians living in rural Lincolnshire.
When it comes to the entrance of the Bridal Party, we firmly believe that, if possible, the couple should choose a song that is special to them. Perhaps it’s a song that they heard when they first met or the first song they danced to, or perhaps they can relate to the lyrics (take “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, we’re sure all couples can relate to that one!). Maybe they just both really like the song!
Whatever the reason, you can be sure that there won’t be a dry eye in the room, because everyone will know that this song is ‘their song’.
We quite often get asked this question, along with ‘when do you play music during the ceremony?’ and ‘what order do they do things in?’, and now that we are planning our own Wedding we’ve realised that even with a Civil Wedding Ceremony (i.e. not a Church Wedding) there are so many different things to consider that it can be quite daunting! So, we thought it would be worth doing a very basic blog post explaining just exactly how things go down, in chronological order, during a Civil Wedding Ceremony – it’s not quite as confusing as you might think! We will also talk about where the music usually fits in as well.
As professional musicians part of our job is travelling, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot! Last week we covered about 500 miles in 4 days, which definitely falls into the ‘a lot’ category! It was worth it however, to play at 3 beautiful and wonderfully unique weddings. The theme for the week was really strong winds, making travelling and playing tricky at times. It was funny, however, as our third couple of the week were Mr & Mrs Gale!
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!
Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/04SEko… We’ve been so excited about covering Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie’s new song ‘ME!’ 🦋😻🌈☂️💗 We’ve really been able to get our fingers stuck into this one, probably one of our most complicated arrangements yet! 🤓🎻🎶
One of our absolute favourite Wedding songs at the moment: The One by Kodaline 👰❤️🤵
Popular for walking down the aisle and first dances in 2018, we think it’s going to be even bigger this year! 🎻
This one needs very little introduction – Mr Brightside by The Killers, a classic. This one always goes down well at weddings and parties and always ends in a sing-along!
Have a little look at our new cover of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, We love it and think it’s going to be very popular for the 2018 Wedding season.
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