July 18th, 2015 saw a journey down to Ever After at Lower Grenofen (near Tavistock, Devon) for Jenny and Shaun’s big day. Lots of organisation went into this amazing wedding day, with the bride and groom arranging everything from their home in New Zealand!
Jenny & Shaun booked my all-day package – so that included welcome music as guests arrived, live songs during the wedding ceremony, the afternoon drinks reception and the evening party. Lots and lots of live acoustic tunes!
After an hour or so of music out on the green as guests arrived, we made our way over to the Orchard for the wedding ceremony.
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun Ben Howard - Only Love Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine George Ezra - Listen To The Man Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes Coldplay - Yellow David Gray - This Years Love Ed Sheeran - Lego House Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way Bridal Entrance: Foo Fighters - Everlong Recessional: Etta James - At Last
With my PA system already set up on the decking area near the main marquee, I moved down to play some songs during the afternoon drinks reception.
Jack Johnson - Better Together Bob Marley - Three Little Birds Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song Ed Sheeran - The A-Team Jack Johnson - Good People Eric Clapton - Layla Passenger - Let Her Go Jason Mraz - I’m Yours KT Tunstall - Black Horse & The Cherry Tree Jack Johnson - Sitting Waiting Wishing Paul Weller - You Do Something To Me Counting Crows - Accidentally In Love
Time for a rest ready for the evening! I had a chill out on the giant deck chair (pictured!) and Jenny and Shaun were kind enough to provide me with some food – so I refuelled, before moving my PA into the marquee ready for the evening celebrations.
I love playing songs I’ve never heard before for a first dance – and Jenny and Shaun chose “My Baby” by Plush, which worked perfectly with the guitar!
First dance: Plush - My Baby Jackie Wilson - Higher & Higher George Ezra - Budapest Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine Lumineers - Ho Hey Blackstreet - No Diggity Ed Sheeran/Macklemore - You Need Me/Thrift Shop James - Sit Down Green Day - Time Of Your Life Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk - break - Pharrell - Happy Stevie Wonder - Superstition Daft Punk - Get Lucky Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany’s George Ezra - Blame It On Me The Killers - Mr. Brightside Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire Ed Sheeran - Sing Tenacious D - Tribute Bryan Adams - Summer of ‘69 Van Morrisson - Brown Eyed Girl Ben E King - Stand By Me Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
An absolutely amazing day all round – huge congratulations to the happy couple, and I loved discovering this gem of a wedding venue. A really magical little spot, and I’m excited to head back to Ever After next year for Cherie & David’s big day!
Image courtesy of http://www.grwphotography.co.uk/ – view more of Jenny & Shaun’s photographs at http://lowergrenofen.co.uk/real-weddings/jenny-shaun/