13th January 2018 – Will & Vicci’s wedding music at The Gathering Barn
My first wedding of 2018 saw a visit to the fantastic Gathering Barn near Warminster. A new venue for me this one, and it’s an absolutely beautiful spot in the middle of the Wiltshire countryside. After driving down a farm track for a couple of miles, I was worried that the sat nav was sending me on a wild goose chase, but thankfully I arrived at the barn with plenty of time to spare – I don’t think that was the official entrance though!
The barn was looking absolutely amazing thanks to Helen of I Do Weddings, who was busy making sure everything ran smoothly when I arrived to set up. Will and Vicci booked me to sing at the wedding ceremony and drinks reception, so I set up and put some music on as guests started trickling in.
As everyone entered the ceremony room I began playing some live songs to set the ambience, ready for Vicci’s big entrance. Shortly after 1.30pm I began playing Vicci’s bridal entrance song – Marry Me by Train. We had some live songs during the signing of the register, then finally ‘My Universe’ by The Shires for the exit of the married couple. A new song for me this one that that I learnt for the day and it worked perfectly!
Then it was through to the bar area for drinks, photos and of course more live music! I played acoustic songs from 2-4pm as guests mingled and took in the beautiful surroundings. An absolutely fantastic day, and a wonderful couple – congratulations Will & Vicci, aka Mr & Mrs Tonking!
Here’s their acoustic playlist:
Wedding Ceremony music
Bridal Entrance: Train - Marry Me Signing of the Register: Newton Faulkner - Dream Catch Me Jack Johnson - Better Together. Jason Mraz - I’m yours Recessional (exit): The Shires - My Universe
Drinks Reception music
Bruno Mars - Marry You George Ezra - Listen To The Man Ed Sheeran - Perfect Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine Blackstreet - No Diggity Outkast - Hey Ya (acoustic version) Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah Michael Bublé - Everything Passenger - Let Her Go Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes David Gray - This Years Love Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way The Zutons/Amy Winehouse - Valerie John Mayer - Your Body is a Wonderland Kodaline - The One James Bay - Hold Back The River Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl The Coral - Dreaming of You McFly - It's All About You The Lumineers - Ho Hey Noah & The Whale - L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. Paolo Nutini - New Shoes Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You