‘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 β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ

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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πŸŽΆβ€I bless the rains down in Africa!β€πŸŽΆ

Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James performing.
Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James.

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.

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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! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ»πŸŽ‡
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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