Just on our way back from tonight’s superb wedding in Beddestone. The lovely audience were a joy to play for, the dance floor packed from the very first song!
Marquee weddings can be a risky affair, especially in England’s rolling fields. Though there was torrential rain on the journey down to the wedding, it seemed to pass this wedding by. When we arrived, all the wedding guests were in high spirits, and the reaction to the groom and best man’s speeches were emphatic!
Tonight’s first dance was You Do Something To Me by Paul Weller; a beautiful choice. We were commissioned by the bride and groom to keep the song a little more up beat than the studio recording, and I think we managed that without becoming removed from the romance of the song.
First set enders, Mr Brightside and Sweet Child o’ Mine were definitely highlights of the night, drawing almost every member of the audience to the dance floor. The ‘riot’ section of the second half (I predict a riot, Chelsea Dagger, Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor and I Believe in a thing Called Love) was met head on by the revellers, and some good natured stage invasions ensued… We even caught a member of the wedding party crowd surfing!
All in all, one of the most relaxed and lively weddings we’ve played this year.