Tonight’s wedding was hosted at the charming Chesford Grange. Hardly a mile from the old CoverUps HQ in Leamington Spa, Chesford Grange is actually in Kenilworth – though on the road between Leamington Spa and Kenilworth you’d be forgiven for getting that wrong (as we ourselves only noticed it tonight!)
First Dance – Everything by Michael Buble
Tonight’s first dance was Everything by Michael Buble… not, as we joked with the groom, Michael Buble’s entire back catalogue of songs – just the one song entitled “Everything”. It’s a lovely song to choose for a first dance; a great dancing feel and a lovely sentiment throughout. We love playing this song – our fully live lineup suits it down to the ground and, while it’s a tricky one to get feeling just right, we’ve revelled in the challenge.
Enthusiastic Guest Filled Dance Floor
Start to finish, tonight’s dance floor was packed with wedding guests. From the old school 60s tracks in the first set, right through to the modern pop of the second the audience could hardly have been more appreciative of the live music. The band tonight was complimented by a DJ playing in the intervals. His impressive lighting display supplimented the band’s own rig and helped create a lovely atmosphere on the dance floor. Unfortunately for him, his stints were mostly during the evening buffet, so he didn’t have the same full dance floor to play to.
A Happy Happy Couple
The bride and groom tonight were chuffed to bits with the band’s live performance. Speaking to James after we had finished it turns out he used to frequent the same live music venues around the Leamington Spa scene as we did. As we spent a little time lamenting the demise of some of our favourite haunts it became clear that having a live band play at his wedding really was a highlight, and something that he was clearly looking forward to all day. It’s such a great feeling to know that we’ve been a high point of any bride or groom’s wedding day, and we always appreciate it when they let us know there and then – we then get to leave on a real high ourselves!
Yet Another Favourite Wedding Venue!
We had such a great night tonight at Chesford Grange we’ll be looking forward to our next booking there. The staff were great, the venue was perfectly setup for a live wedding band, and it could hardly be more handy from the band’s Coventry base! Here’s to the next one!