We took the trip all the way down from Yorkshire Wiltshire to perform at David and Emma’s wedding Winkworth Farm.Winkworth Farm is a stunning wedding venue in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. The venue has an interesting history, as it used to be working dairy farm and the old buildings still hold evidence of its agricultural past. However the venue has since been tastefully converted into a modern wedding venue. The ceremony was held outside and as guests arrived to be seated, we performed music which added the ambience the day. Songs included sunny afternoon by The Kinks, Ohh La La by The Faces and also Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen. The groom David is originally from Yorkshire, so we played Mardy Bum by the Arctic Monkeys, a nod to his Yorkshire roots. Also included in the requests were Ten Storey Love Songs by The Stone Roses and You Do Something to Me by Paul Weller.
As the Bride Emma made her entrance into the ceremony she had a break from the norm and wore a blue dress which looks amazing. The entrance song was an instrumental version Waterloo Sunset The Kinks. As the couple took their vows, to a round of applause, they headed off to sign the register in the small Courtyard area outside we performed three songs for the guests. Blackbird by The Beatles, the Oasis classic, Songbird and also Tender by Blur.
The couple left the wedding ceremony to our rendition of I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The Beatles, which was met with a joyous round of applause. We then continued the live music and played for the wedding guests at the drinks reception, as the bride and groom have their photographs taken. We played songs on there the guitar the nylon string guitar and also on the ukulele. There was plenty of requests from the wedding guests and it was great to get interaction with them. We were asked to play so many different songs Britpop songs from the likes of Shed Seven and Supergrass and also old classics for some of the older guests such as the Rolling Stones and also The Monkees. As the bride and groom were announced into the room for the wedding breakfast we performed Wild Wood by Paul Weller to their seats.
The food was absolutely amazing supplied by local catering company all the food was vegan as requested by David and Emma.
We then went on to perform what has become a very popular part of a package were we offer afternoon early evening ukulele set which is ideal for a wedding like David and Emma’s which was on a farm and had a slight festival chic vibe to it as it was one of them hot, summers evenings. We performed guests and bride and groom what side overlooking the rolling Wiltshire landscape as we then went back inside to set up for the evening reception the evening reception kicked off with the first dance Back Down South by Kings of Leon other requests by David and Emma were the Bombay Bicycle Club, plus classics like the Coral thinking of you, and old songs such as Town Called Malice by The Jam. Of course whenever we perform at a wedding we always take into consideration the broad age range of wedding guests. Rarely at any gathering is the age range as broad as a wedding, so it is really important to make sure that all of these guests feel included on the wedding day, and hear a song that they like. Therefore we play songs by Elvis Presley and plenty Beatles songs after all the Fab Four themselves would now be in the 70s and also they are the original rock and roll generation!!
It was a fantastic night and all the guests were up dancing even David got on the stage took the microphone and sung the lead vocal part to Getting Better, by Shed Seven.
We finished the day with Oasis, Champagne Supernova, Blur, The End and also Hey Jude. We would like to thank David in ever for having us to play at a wedding and we look forward to seeing them the crowd at a Shed Seven getting some time in the future!