The Adventures of The Chapel Hill Duo: 2

The Chapel Hill Duo at the Cupid's Autumn Weddings fair at the Springfields event centre.
It’s Wedding fair season and we’ve got some top tips on how to make the most of the Weddings fairs you attend.

This week has certainly been quieter than the last, but by no means less exciting. The one Wedding we played at took place at The Knights Hill Hotel near Kings Lynn, we were booked to play during the Wedding Breakfast and as evening guests arrived.

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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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Two Weddings in One Day on the Hottest Day of the Year โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

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 29โ€™C, the hottest day of the year so far!

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๐ŸŽถโ€I bless the rains down in Africa!โ€๐ŸŽถ

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 weโ€™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 canโ€™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… Weโ€™ve been so excited about covering Taylor Swift and Brendon Urieโ€™s new song โ€˜ME!โ€™ ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒˆโ˜‚๏ธ๐Ÿ’— Weโ€™ve really been able to get our fingers stuck into this one, probably one of our most complicated arrangements yet! ๐Ÿค“๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽถ

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