Just an hours drive from the band’s hometown, Coventry, we arrived at Hoar Cross Hotel in Burton Upon Trent for Tanya and Matthew’s wedding reception. The venue itself is a genteel estate set amidst 50 acres of beautiful gardens. Being the summertime, the building was naturally landscaped with vines and moss growing all along the architecture giving it a romantic fairy-tale feel. We had no doubt it was going to be the perfect setting for this wedding as we unpacked our vehicles and began to set up for the evening – not least as we were working once again with the excellent Planned For Perfection who had worked their wedding planning magic on the day’s events!
A Thousand Years
The room at the venue was ready to go as we arrived, meaning we could be straight in to set up. With the guests enjoying drinks both in the room and on the terrace, we used our year’s of experience to make sure we were set up quickly and discretely – allowing everyone to enjoy a quiet drink before the entertainment kicked off!
… Because when it did, there was to be no let-up in the pace! Shortly after 7pm, as we went to get fed and changed, the couple had some Arabic dancing! The couple had hired a specialist DJ who pumped out the infectious beats while the professional dancers got the party started.
The first dance marked something of a pause for breath in the energetic dancing, being Christina Perry’s A Thousand Years from the Twilight Saga. With the added female vocals of the 5-piece band the song soared across the happy couple as they slowed danced across the dance floor.
A Night Of A Thousand Songs
Not only had the couple enhanced the band with the additional vocal, but they’d also chosen to extend the live playing time to 3 hours. After a strong start to a packed dance floor with great early evening dance floor fillers like I Want You Back, Rehab, American Boy, we left them wanting more with a rocky end to the set.
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