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Bailbrook House, Bath: live acoustic music at Ricky & Ali’s wedding ceremony and drinks reception

Saturday 20th June saw a short trip to scenic Bath for Ricky and Ali’s big day at Bailbrook House.Guests began to gather in the grand Brunel Suite for the wedding ceremony as I played some background music. For Ali’s big entrance, she chose the beautiful ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri – an ever-popular wedding song …

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The Green, Cornwall: Live unplugged acoustic music at Mark & Shona’s wedding ceremony + canapé reception

Sat, 30th May and another trip down the M5/A30 – a well travelled road for me this year! Today’s venue was The Green Cornwall, a stunning self-contained wedding venue in the beautiful Cornish countryside. I arrived to the venue in the pretty village of Upton Cross, near Liskeard in the morning to another bright, sunny …

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Laura & Chris: The Manor House, Castle Combe. Wedding Guitarist & Singer – Ceremony + Drinks Reception

Sunday 24th May, and a relatively short journey from my home in East Bristol over to the picture-perfect village of Castle Combe. This little gem in the Cotswolds has been described as “The prettiest village in England” – and as you arrive it’s hard not to pull over and take a few photos! Which, of course, …

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Wedding Guitarist Blog: Vicky & Scott’s Ceremony & Drinks reception at Coombe Lodge

Saturday, 23rd May 2015 – a trip down to the incredible Coombe Lodge for Vicky and Scott’s big day. Summer so far in Britain has been a bit of a let-down, but thankfully we were blessed with incredible weather – hot and sunny! Thank to the lovely weather, the wedding ceremony took place outside, and …

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Nicola & Ryan: The Grange Hotel, Winterbourne, Bristol North – Drinks reception live acoustic music

After yesterday’s road trip to Cornwall, today’s wedding was a much more local affair! A short 20 minute journey North to The Mercure Grange Hotel in Winterbourne, Bristol for Nicola and Ryan’s big day. The happy couple booked me to play during the break between the ceremony and the wedding breakfast. Despite a chilly wind (good …

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Claire & Mike: Watergate Bay, Cornwall (near Newquay) – Wedding ceremony & drinks reception live music

An early start this morning for Claire & Mike’s wedding at the amazing Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Just North of Newquay, Watergate Bay is a new destination for me, and I’m so glad I got to play at this incredible venue! The views as you walk into the hotel restaurant are just breathtaking – …

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Wedding Guitar blog: Common mistakes made when booking a live band or musician

As a follow-on from my last blog piece about live wedding music, I’ve also put together a few thoughts on what tends to work less effectively, in my experience: Too much music! I’ve had plenty of emails in the past along the lines of “we’d like you to play at the church, then the drinks reception for …

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Wedding Guitarist Blog: Live music at your wedding – Hints, tips and what to expect!

It’s mid-April and things are starting to hot up here in Bristol… and I’m not just talking about the weather. Us folks in the wedding industry are readying ourselves for the Summer season. I’ve had a few beautiful Spring weddings already, but the real fun starts next month! With a couple of weeks before my next …

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