I met with Sally and James a few months back at the fantastic Charlton House – a stunning venue and one of Duncan Bannatyne‘s hotels, of Dragon’s Den fame. Back then it was a dark Winter’s evening, but thankfully it was a completely different day for the happy couple’s big day!
There was rain around in the morning but thankfully the clouds cleared and the sun even made a brief appearance in the afternoon. I set up outside and played some acoustic music as guests arrived and mingled for the drinks reception. Sally & James chose an eclectic playlist, and the live music went down a treat!
Here was the afternoon playlist:
Bruno Mars - Marry You (as bride & groom arrived) Jason Mraz - I'm Yours Ben Howard - Only Love Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay Beatles - Here Comes The Sun Bob Marley - Three Little Birds Ed Sheeran - The A-Team Joshua Radin - I'd Rather Be With You Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah Christina Perri - A Thousand Years Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love Jack Johnson - Better Together Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars Kodaline - The One Lumineers - Ho Hey Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffanys
Later on, I played a second set inside as the main room was turned around for the evening reception. Here was the second playlist:
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight George Ezra - Budapest OneRepublic - Counting Stars James Blunt - Bonfire Heart Coldplay - Yellow Mumford & Sons - The Cave Amy Winehouse - Valerie The Kooks - Naive The Killers - Mr. Brightside Tracey Chapman - Fast Car Jackson Five - I Want You Back Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl Bryan Adams - Summer of '69 Ben E King - Stand By Me
And just before I left for the evening, I played the happy couple’s first dance acoustically – the incredible “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran. What an amazing song!