The Woodman Wedding

Playing in Rock My Reception, nowadays, takes us far and wide. Indeed this year we have weddings spanning the length and breadth of England, from Alnwick to Cornwall. We love travelling and it’s always an added bonus to see parts of the country you may not normally get around to visiting. However, it’s nice occasionally to play on your home turf and catch up with some familiar faces and on Monday 23rd March we did just that, playing for the newly wedded couple James and Rhia Seers.
James and Rhia had opted for a more low key wedding starting with a ceremony Huddersfield Town Hall, then relocating to The Woodman Inn at Thunderbridge with family and friends for a midday reception for which we’d been booked to play. The Woodman Inn is situated in the small hamlet of Thunderbridge, 4 miles south of Huddersfield. An idyllic setting for any wedding as well as serving cask ales and real ales from local breweries. We’ve had the pleasure of playing at The Woodman for various occasions including corporate fuctions, birthdays and even a New Years Day party.

Rhia and James had also brought their two young children so Postman Pat was definately on the song list as well as many other children’s favourites such as ‘wheels on the bus’ and ‘row row row your boat’. We’d never even realised there were so many verses! The adults also requested some indie classics and Rhia and her friends took to the dance floor when we belted out Steps ‘reach for the stars’. We played for a good 4 hours until James and Rhia set off for their honeymoon with their children at Centre Parks.

This was a great example of how a wedding can be informal, yet still retain the splendor and atmosphere of a full scale wedding. Rhia looked stunning in her dress, the venue was a five star rating establishment with 1st class food and James and Rhia had also hired a photographer to capture the afternoon. Even the sun managed to make a rare appearance! The perfect picturesque Yorkshire Pennine wedding reception.

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