Wedding at Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire
Yesterday, we played for a wedding in the beautiful Church of St. Botolph’s in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire. Unusually, the bridesmaids entered to a different piece of music to the bride herself, so this required a degree of co-ordination and careful planning. As the bridesmaids reached the front of the Church, we rounded off their piece of music and began playing Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. We also accompanied the hymns (instead of an organ) so we consulted the order of service to make sure we had the correct number of verses as well as a little introduction before the congregation were to start singing.
After the ceremony, we made our way to Flaxbourne House (about half a mile from the Church) and entertained guests during the drinks reception. We received many positive comments about the music and continued to play during the receiving line, finishing off as guests were preparing to go through to the wedding breakfast.