The Adventures of The Chapel Hill Duo: 1

The Chapel Hill Duo, Sarah and Jaya as wedding guests.
A rare photo of us being Wedding Guests for a change! This was taken at the Carre Arms Hotel in Sleaford at Sarah’s Godfathers Wedding.

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.

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How Does A Wedding Ceremony Actually Work?

Bride and groom in military dress say their wedding vows at belton woods hotel.
The happy couple saying their vows in a beautiful Celebrant led Wedding Ceremony last weekend at the Belton Woods Hotel near Grantham.

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.

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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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Happy New Year!

Confetti and a kiss at a Wedding between Christmas and New Year.

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

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