Kelmarsh Hall is a spectacular location for an occasion, not least an awesome wedding! Being only just down the road from our Coventry HQ, it was surprising that the band had never played live at Kelmarsh Hall before… It just goes to show there’s an amazing abundance of wonderful wedding venues even here in the Midlands!
We always love it when a couple really put their own stamp on their wedding day, and this night had creativity in spades – right the way through! New ideas, it seemed, were presenting themselves even as the evening went on. The first dance, Hungry Eyes from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, was a quirky choice in itself (though it was great fun to play!) but only minutes before we went on we learnt of a plan to do a first dance false start. An usher was tasked with playing a much more typical first dance from a laptop, and, just as people started to resolve that they’d gone for the safe option, the band would kick in with the real song! Well, you don’t earn a living from playing weddings for more than a decade without being able to take such things in our stride, and off we rocked!
From there the bride and her father danced to a recorded track for the second dance, after which the dancing really took off with the band kicking in. The night turned into something of an 80s dance party – at the couple’s request! Tracks from Aha, Huey Lewis And The News and Dexy’s Midnight Runners all had the packed dance floor jumping.
A Sparkling End
Another surprise to us in the band – though not to the ushers fortunately – was to for the happy couple to exit through a sparkler tunnel. As our last song drew to a close the band sent the audience out to the venue’s front steps, where the men of honour were handing out sparklers. Minutes later the steps were lined with a glorious sight – which we’ve captured rather amateurishly below (we’re a wedding band, not wedding photographers!).
A wonderful night had by all at Kelmarsh Hall – and as one of their new recommended suppliers, we hope to be back soon!
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