Our first of the winter weddings in 2015 and we headed all the way down the Surrey to play for the awesome Abi & Siv’s wedding!
Abi had called us early in the year to see if we would be able to play for her ceremony & drinks reception at the beautiful Northbrook Parl, a beautiful manor house set in lovely country side! a perfect setting for Abi & Siv to tie the knot.
We woke up bright and early to make the journey down to Surrey, and arrive to set up for their ceremony where the guests were greeted with tea and cake! Abi was happy to play any songs we chose for the first part of the ceremony as the guests arrived.
She requested “Thousand Years” for her entrance which is a personal favourite of mine for Brides entrances as it really sets a lovely scene for bridesmaids and bride to wander in and down the aisle, Abi requested us to play “Yours” & “Better Together” as the couple signed the register, usually this part only takes two songs but we always ask for a spare song just in case and as the couple hadn’t finished photos we played Abis request of “Fly Me To The Moon” as the couple had final photos.
Their exit song was “Some Where Over The Rainbow” a lovely cheerful song with a bit more of an upbeat feel as the couple left as Man & Wife.
We then got ready for the couples Drinks Reception, as the weather was fine (particularly unlike our English weather!!) the photographers decided to take the couple and guests outside to realise balloons and have some group photo’s. Not being ones to be left out we joined the couple completely acoustic! this is a lovely option we give for any Drinks reception (as long as the weather is dry) if you and your guests decide to go outside in the middle of the drinks reception we are always happy to move outside acoustically. We can move around the guests so all guests get to hear us and it creates a great atmosphere and if the weather turns we can go back inside and plug in!
so that’s exactly what we did as the weather turned colder and the guests moved inside we joined them and played the rest of our set inside, plugged in! as the guests enjoyed champagne and canapés.
We played a mixture of songs from our Upbeat and Laid Back sets, which always works well as guests are always are in a great mood after the ceremony.
Many Thanks to Abi & Siv for lettings us join them in celebrating their wedding!
a beautiful day and we wish them all the happiness for their future together!
Dan & Jess x