I was lucky enough recently to be a part of a lovely wedding day that took place at The Stables in the beautifully rural and picturesque High Melton in Doncaster. I was hired to play during the drinks reception that took place in the courtyard. Luckily the rain held off for Natalie and Oliver long enough for them to have a nice, sun kissed, champagne wedding reception surrounded by family and friends and a good time was had by all!
I arrived nice and early, as I always do and unfortunately the weather was overcast with some light spitting so I had to set up indoors which is always a shame because I know that most couples picture their drinks reception being a nice sunny affair! Thankfully and with no time to spare, the clouds disappeared and and the sun started shining! So with a quick move around of my equipment I was able to relocate outside and be ready to start playing as the first guests arrived from the lovely St James Church a few steps away! Phew! It was a close one, but it’s always tricky with the English weather because some days the line between nice enough to be outside and not is so fine that you just have to be ready to pounce as soon as the opportunity arises.
The staff at The Stables were very nice and allowed me to snap a few pictures of the table settings, etc for this blog entry. Not to mention the absolute queen of all sponge cakes! Made by one of the guests – who was not even a professional cake maker and said she did it just as a hobby!
All in all, everything went very well and the newlyweds looked to be having a great time. I had lots of great interactions with audience members, which is a favourite thing of mine to do that comes very naturally; and i received lots of lovely comments. It was one of those days where I thought I have the best job in the world.