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.
Anyway, plenty of time for me to get ready for the outdoor wedding ceremony – and a chance for me and the bride’s sister to do some practice; bravely, she sang “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” during the bridal entrance with my guitar accompaniment, which we rehearsed in the morning.
At about 11.30am I made my way down to the ceremony area with my guitar. This venue doesn’t permit outdoor amplification of any kind, so I was playing unplugged today – some subtle ambience!
The big moment arrived at 12am, and the bride’s sister did an incredible job singing the bridal entrance song – a really emotional moment. We had some more acoustic songs during the signing of the register, then the happy newlyweds exited their beautiful ceremony as I played Higher & Higher by Jackie Wilson.
We then moved up towards the main building where drinks were served and canapés were brought out. As guests mingled, I roamed around playing some acoustic tunes chosen by Mark & Shona. I covered as much area as I could so that everyone could hear the music – it’s quite unusual for me to play completely unplugged but it works nicely for some subtle background ambience.
Here’s Mark and Shona’s acoustic playlist:
George Ezra - Budapest Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt Bruno Mars - Marry You Ben E King - Stand By Me Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Bridal entrance: Somewhere over the rainbow Signing of the register: The One, Kiss Me Exit - Higher & Higher
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight Beatles - Here Comes The Sun Jason Mraz - I’m Yours MAGIC! - Rude Jack Johnson - Better Together Joshua Radin - I’d Rather Be With You Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay Marvin Gaye - Heard It Through The Grapevine Tracey Chapman - Fast Car Ed Sheeran - The A-Team Passenger - Let Her Go Zutons - Valerie
George Ezra - Blame It On Me Avicii - Wake Me Up Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffanys The Calling - Wherever You Will Go Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine Coldplay - Yellow Lumineers - Ho Hey Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah Oasis - Wonderwall Green Day - Time Of Your Life Van Morrisson - Brown Eyed Girl Ben E King - Stand By Me Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
A stunning day all round – congratulations to Mark & Shona and hope everyone enjoyed the music. I had a great day… and on the way out had a close encounter with some local wildlife!