Today I played for a wedding at Nonesuch Mansion. I lived just around the corner from this venue whilst working on west end shows and had no idea it was used as a wedding venue. The gardens are very pleasant and it has a rustic feel to it.
The was a very eclectic selection of music today:
Processional: Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Signing of the register: Arabesque (Debussy)
Recessional: You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)
…Yes that’s right, an AC/DC song, I cater for everyone! (turns out the Groom is an electric Guitarist and used to play this song in his band).
On Saturday I was in North Yorkshire to play for a wedding at the beautiful Bolton Abbey. The Bride’s father is a Historian and has worked at the Abbey for 20 years hence the location. He told us of the history of the 12th century priory and took the wedding party on a guided tour as photos were being taken (whilst I serenaded). The grounds are amazing. We then went back to a buffet party in the garden of the Bride’s parent’s house and I played under a gazebo (and luckily a patio heater).
Aisle walk: Cavatina (flamenco version from my last album ‘Your Song’); Recessional: Classical Gas.
A conversation between one of the Bridesmaids and myself:
Bridesmaid: “where did Linda (the Bride) find you?
Me: “She enquired through my website”
Bridesmaid: “wow, I think she found everything on the web; the flowers, cake, Photographer…. she even found the Groom on the internet!”