Helen & Phil’s evening reception at Combe Grove Manor, Bath: Live acoustic wedding music

Pat McIntyre - www.guitaristforweddings.co.uk

Following Ricky & Ali’s wedding ceremony at Baibrook House, later on in the evening I made the 20-minute journey down the road to Combe Grove Manor for Helen & Phil’s evening do. A drive through the enormous grounds, and you’re greeted with these stunning views on arrival:

Combe Grove Manor Hotel

image:Combe Grove Hotel BathDue to the warm weather, guests stayed outside for a little longer than expected so I delayed my evening set a little until everyone was ready for the newlyweds’ first dance song, an acoustic version of ‘Always’ by Bon Jovi. We finished at around 11.30pm, a fantastic night and the acoustic music went down perfectly – I had a great time playing Helen & Phil’s selection of songs.

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Their song choices for the evening live music:

Bon Jovi – Always (first dance)
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
Savage Garden – Truly Madly Deeply
Deep Blue Something – Breakfast at Tiffanys
Christina Perri – A thousand years
James Blunt – You're beautiful
Coldplay – the Scientist
Plan B – She said
Razorlight – Golden touch
Mumford and Sons – I will wait
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
The Calling – Wherever you will go
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Rihanna – Umbrella
Girls aloud – love machine
Oasis – Wonderwall
Tracey Chapman – Fast car
Bon Jovi – Living on a Prayer
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the dark
Lynard Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama


Bryan Adams – Summer of ‘69
Mumford and Sons – Little Lion man
Take That – Back for Good
Ben E King – Stand by me