String Duo for a wedding at Rye Town Hall
Last Sunday, Fay and I performed as a violin and viola string duo for a wedding held in the Town Hall at Rye in East Sussex. The Town Hall is a historic building with lists of all the past Mayors dating back to Norman times. Until recently, it acted as a court room so has a formal feel well suited to wedding ceremonies. We played some classical music as all the guests made their way to their seats and as there was a delay in the bridal party arriving, the music was much appreciated by guests as they awaited the big moment!
Afterwards, we made our way on foot to The George in Rye where the reception drinks and wedding breakfast were to be held. The guests assembled in a courtyard for drinks and canapes and we found a shaded spot from which to entertain them. We played a selection of music designed to appeal to all ages and had some lovely comments from guests who felt that the music provided a perfect ambience without inhibiting anyone’s conversation.
Everyone then made their way upstairs for the wedding breakfast and we provided a piece of music for the bridal couple to enter to. As the speeches were at the beginning of the meal and our playing had come to an end, we exited the room and made the long journey home!