Mr & Mrs Gale, on the windiest day of the year!

Bride and Groom in wedding ceremony see each other for the first time.
We love that moment when the Bride gets to the top of the aisle and the happy couple see each other for the first time on their wedding day. There were tears from everyone in the room – especially the groom!

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!

Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia. People were dancing along to this one. Can you spot the kid teaching the bridesmaid how to floss?!

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‘A Million Dreams’, a school reunion at a historical venue and a Woodland Ceilidh in under 36 hours!

A bride and groom say their vows at a Church Wedding Ceremony.
The happy couple say their vows at the Wedding Ceremony in St Michael & All Angels’ Church Brooksby.

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!

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Music & Photography go hand in hand!

The Chapel Hill Duo performing the violin and cello at a Wedding Drinks reception at Holmewood Hall. Photo by Sam J Cook.
The Chapel Hill Duo performing at the Wedding Drinks Reception at Holmewood Hall (thanks to Sam J. Cook for taking the photo)

After the July 2019 heatwave, last Saturday was a bit of a shock to the system with the temperature literally 20’C colder than the day before! We were very relieved, however, to have a break from the unbearable heat of the previous week! 

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Two Weddings in One Day on the Hottest Day of the Year ☀️☀️☀️

A bride and groom play the violin and cello.
The Bride and Groom had a go on our instruments.

We very rarely get to play at two weddings on the same day as they inevitably clash. However our bookings today worked out perfectly; the first wanted us for their Church Ceremony at midday and the second, at the opposite end of the county, for their Wedding Breakfast at 4pm. And of course it would be 29’C, the hottest day of the year so far!

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The Perfect Summer Wedding

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Brookfield barn. View of Cellist Sarah James picture taken from the viewpoint of Jaya Hanley Violinist.
a Violinist’s-eye view of the perfect outdoor Ceremony at Brookfield Barn.

Living in the UK we can’t always expect the weather to be sunny, especially in Summer! We always have a contingency plan, just in case the weather turns grim at the last second! However, today was not one of those days. We had the pleasure of returning to Brookfield Barn to play at – what we would call – a perfect summer wedding.

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ME! Taylor Swift

The Chapel Hill Duo play their Violin and Cello version of ME! by Taylor Swift featuring Brendon Urie.

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! 🤓🎻🎶

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