Wedding in Farnborough Abbey and Loseley Park
Last Thursday, we played for a wedding held at Farnborough Abbey and continued at Loseley Park near Guildford, in Surrey. Weddings on Thursdays used to be a rarity but have become increasingly popular over the last year or so.
The setting of Farnborough Abbey was a really special one. The Abbey was built in the French Gothic style as a mausoleum for the last Emperor of France and the acoustics gave the string quartet a truly massive sound which reverberated around the building!
The bridal couple entered to Elgar’s Salut D’Amour and for the signing of the register, we played Debussy’s Clare de Lune followed by Schubert’s Ave Maria with the couple exiting to Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture. So all in all, some unique choices for the ceremony.
We then travelled down to Loseley Park where we have performed many times both as a string quartet and a string duo. We played in the picturesque gardens and entertained guests as they enjoyed their drinks and canapes. We ended our set as the bridal party departed to the barn for the wedding breakfast.