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.
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!
Working in the wedding industry we come across some pretty amazing wedding ideas; sweetie carts, gaming casinos, photo booths… and today we got to work alongside an owl! 🦉
Today was our first time visiting the amazing Childerley Long Barn for a wedding, and it really is a LONG Barn! Thought to be one of the longest timber-framed barns in the UK.
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!
Our Wedding booking today was one of the longer bookings we’ve had in a while, but also one of the most rewarding! Set in the beautiful building and grounds of Hemswell Court, Lincolnshire, we were booked to play during the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast.
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.
We’ve never once missed a wedding in over 6 years of performing at them, so we certainly weren’t about to let a freak snow storm in the middle of March stop us from getting to this one!
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.
Enjoy and please like and share 😊
We played our first wedding of 2018 last Saturday at the lovely Kelham House Country Manor Hotel. After having had a month off from weddings it was wonderful to get back to work!