Saturday night saw the CoverUps return to Richmond Park, London for a wedding in the Belvedere suite. The journey down was peppered with showers, so we half expected significantly dampened spirits when we arrived. As we ate with the photographer and his assistant, they explained that the happy couple had been blessed with some amazing timings… Rain during all of their indoor activities, and bright sunshine greeting them whenever they ventured outside!
Our Favourite London Wedding Venue?
Without doubt, Richmond Park has a place in our top 5 wedding venues in London. Access is fantastic, the staff are excellent (we feel obliged to name check Adrian, the coordinator for the evening) and the venue itself is spectacular. Always impeccably presented, the star lights embedded in the ceiling really sets the Belvedere suite apart.
Packed Dance Floor Start to Finish
First dance this night was Elton John’s Your Song. It’s a beautiful choice and our faithful, piano-led rendition was really well received. Guests joined the Bride and Groom after the first chorus, and then we were off!
… and that, as they say, was that! The precedent was set and the dance floor remained bustling the whole night through (check out the photos below if you need convincing!)
Tonight’s Live Wedding Band Highlights
In a night like Saturday you can’t judge the highlights by the dance floor – otherwise the whole set would be in there! We had a great time. Mike played a blinder on Superstition; Andy nailed Sex on Fire; Gaz was all over Dancing on the Ceiling… Hold up, isn’t that a Lionel Richie track?! The astute of you may have spotted this song on our repertoire as standing out a little… It’s taken something of a sabbatical of late, but made a brilliant return for the band at Saturday’s Wedding. One of Gaz’s guilty pleasures, he pulled the guitar parts off with amazing style, somehow making the song sound as fitting as any track in our repertoire!
London Wedding Bands
London isn’t exactly on the doorstep for the CoverUps, so you might wonder how we end up returning so often? Well, get a quick quote and see for yourself that we remain competitive, even miles away from our Coventry base! The journey home was quiet as anything, and it occurred to us we could have spent just as long getting home if we’d lived in East London – so perhaps it does make sense to hire a band from out of town after all…
With luck, we’ll be updating this post soon with photos by the photographer, but for now we’ll leave you with our stage side shots!