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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“Best. Entrance Song. EVER!!!”

Sarah James Cellist in the gardens at the Bedford lodge hotel near Newmarket.
Sarah in the gardens of the Bedford Lodge Hotel near Newmarket.

When it comes to the entrance of the Bridal Party, we firmly believe that, if possible, the couple should choose a song that is special to them. Perhaps it’s a song that they heard when they first met or the first song they danced to, or perhaps they can relate to the lyrics (take “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, we’re sure all couples can relate to that one!). Maybe they just both really like the song! 

Whatever the reason, you can be sure that there won’t be a dry eye in the room, because everyone will know that this song is ‘their song’. 

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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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‘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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