Well intimate doesn’t really do it justice. With the Bride and Groom plus 6 guests this is certainly the cosiest wedding I have done in a quite a while.
I set up for the wedding ceremony in the conservatory at Bartle hall and the view of the ground as always was amazing. The sun was shining and everybody was smiling.
The bride had requested a special song, her favourite of all time – the theme from Somewhere in Time, the 1980 movie of the same name starring Christopher Reeve (no not a Superman film). The bride entered to this piece played instrumental by myself, and she did tell me later that it made her quite emotional.
During the photos and drinks reception I got to enjoy a nice refreshing (slimline) tonic in the gardens, top up the vitamin D and all (try not to burn my baldy head)
We then moved to the wedding breakfast. This was a little different to usual. Normally I am playing to a room of maybe a hundred people and my job is to try to please as many of them as I can – and my repertoire really does have something for everyone. But on this occasion I was able to take requests, have a chat, make personal dedications – because they were only a few feet from me. I loved the variety of wedding breakfasts I get to play. We also had a little impromptu musical theatre singalong featuring I dreamed a dream and Bring him home from Les Miserables
The cake was incredible. I mean, we know a lot of great wedding cake makers but was not your usual sponge. This was some kind of pure fudge and chocolate dream. One piece – diet ruined ?
For their evening time we moved to the lounge/bar area and I performed my one man band show, taking requests so they could dance to their favourite songs. The groom came and sang a few with me – one being “Man I feel like a woman”.
Thanks again to Bartle hall for looking after me s they always do.
Thanks to Tricia and Andy for letting me be part of a wonderful day.
The Piano Guy