Just got back from a really fun wedding at Ettington Park Hotel near Stratford-Upon-Avon. The couple, clearly massive fans of live music were seldom off the dance floor: always a good sign!
From the moment we arrived we were excellently looked after by the staff at Ettington Park Hotel. A rarity today was the wedding running ahead of time! The speeches were well underway by the time we arrived at 6pm, and we had scarcely managed two loads in the lift before they were over.
Loading in at Ettington Park Hotel is a little more work than at many venues; the Long Gallery being on the second floor and down a long corridor, with yet more steps! This is one if few venues where we always use our full 90 mins to get in and set up. Tonight, sound check finished bang on 7:30pm.
It was actually during our sound check that the formal wedding photographs were taken. This actually made a lot of sense, since the function room was being turned round, so guests were milling around. Also, the light was significantly less harsh than it had been in the heat of the day; which the photographers said made for much nicer shots. Perhaps something to think about when planning your own wedding timings!
It’s hard to pick a hilight from a night like tonight: the sets were full of great moments. Mr Brightside went really well, and got everyone to their feet dancing, so while it’s always a top track, perhaps this takes it tonight.
The couple asked if we’d have a photo taken in the photo booth, and we quite happily obliged! These prop laden setups make for great fun for the guests at ask sorts of weddings, and we often get involved. Hopefully we’ll get holds of the photo and pop it up on here!