Wedding String Quartet at The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

By vaughan • 16th January 2016 • Posted in: Weddings We've Played At

On Saturday 13th June the Manor House String Quartet played for a wedding at one of our most local and regular wedding venues, The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor. It’s always lovely when the bridal couple are enthusiastic about music and for this wedding I was asked to arrange two pieces of music especially for the ceremony. The first one was called ‘Everywhere Freesia’ by Thomas Newman and appears in the film ‘Meet Joe Black’. This piece takes its inspiration from many composers of English string music and provided atmospheric music for the bridal entrance music. The bride (Sarah) and her sister (Lauren) are both accomplished singers and it fell to Lauren to sing a special song called ‘Silent Noon’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams during the signing of the register. She sang the song beautifully. At the end of the ceremony we played the wedding party out to ‘God Only Knows’ by the Beach Boys.

Following a short break, we then joined everybody under one of the pavilions next to the lake. Here we performed a wide variety of different music, from Saint Saens to Sigur Ros and Louis Armstrong to James Brown! There was then a long break of around three or so hours before we re-joined everyone after the wedding breakfast had ended. We played for a further hour before the evening reception started and it was a time for the bridal couple Sarah and Leo to relax and enjoy the music on offer. It finished off a memorable day and I’d just like to wish both Sarah and Leo many years of happiness together!

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Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.

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