This booking came about after we played Nikki and Ian’s wedding in 2016 at Loseley (look for pictures of Margot Robbie on our site, and that’s the one!) The parents saw us play, which led to the bride and groom coming along to see the band at Kempton Park… which in turn led to confirmation of the gig… and Theobalds Park, one night in June!
The venue itself looks out onto a lovely courtyard, which is enclosed by rooms that the wedding guests book – so not far back after the reception for these folk. We setup early, and chilled in the main hotel – then enjoyed the very fine food… De Verre venues have got this nailed – perfect pizzas, chicken curry, burgers…
Fast forward a few hours, and we were playing the first dance – Sade ‘By Your Side’ – which was DJ’d. From then we pushed on with the set – and the crowd were fantastic. We had Holly AND Jason on fiddle, so we could through in all the songs, whilst layering on the harmonies – this really is a great format to play with.
Second half, we threw in even more Irish tunes, and the crowd danced away.
This was a superb wedding to play – great to see last years bride and groom Nikki and Ian. Lauren and James were a fun couple, and it was a pleasure to play for them. Thanks for looking after us, and best of luck in the future.