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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s not often that we get to see the photos taken of us at a wedding. The lovely Paul Massey has just sent some great photos of us from a Wedding we did a few weeks ago at Belton Woods Hotel.
Happy New Year! 🎉🍾🥂🍻🎇
We’ve got some exciting projects coming up this year, more on that later on… In the mean time here are a few snaps from what was an unusually busy but great December for us! #chapelhillduo #violin #cello #winterwedding #christmaswedding #weddingmusic Selden Barns – Wedding & Corporate Venue Millhouse Skidby Kelham House Country Manor Hotel Barton Hall Hotel & Vines Brasserie Swancar Farm Country House The Bell Inn, Stilton
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!