The Wedding of Paul & Sue, The Valley Hotel, Iron Bridge, Shropshire

It was a pleasure to be asked to be part of Paul & Sue’s wedding this spring, they hired us for 3 x 45 min sets to be played at various stages during their wedding. The first set was the be played during their drinks reception in the bar area of the lovely hotel, when the guests arrive the sun was shining and they decided to go out side for drinks in the hotels courtyard where you can see the beautiful Shropshire countryside. so we picked up our guitar and set list and headed out in the sunshine with them, the sound of completely acoustic music works great at a drinks reception as people are mingling you can hear us in the background and also worked great as Paul and Sue arrived at the venue to see all their guests and us! enjoying the sunshine!

Paul & Sue also asked us to learn the song “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sherham (a great song think it’s going to be a popular one this year) and as the song meant so much to them they also asked us to change one of the lyrics to be more personal to them! They also asked if it was possible if they could have this played just before their speeches, as we would be set up in the bar area and wouldn’t have time to move equipment before our next set we offered to come into the wedding breakfast room and play this acoustically for them and their guests! (we like to go above and beyond for all our couples!) This worked perfectly as Nikk who was running the day introduced us and we played this just before their speeches.

Our other 2 x 45 min sets were for Paul & Sue’s early evening, we played a mixture of laid back and romantic songs as the guests came back into the bar and then the second set we played a move upbeat set to get some sing alongers and a couple of dancers too! which doesn’t happen to much with acoustic music!! it created great atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy it! Paul & Sue even commented on how we had made their day even more special!! that’s why we love our job!!! as we ended Paul & Sue asked us to play their song (“Thinking Out Loud”) one last time so they could have a dance, we of course agreed and the evening was left on a perfect note!!

We wish Paul & Sue a happy future together! thank you for letting us share your day.

Dan & Jess x x

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