Congratulations, Phil and Sophie! We absolutely loved providing two of our live wedding bands for this magnificent day at Sandhole Oak Barn, one of our favourite Cheshire wedding venues.
Strings Attached, our modern twist on the string quartet, performed during the ceremony and drinks reception. We played a few special requests, including noughties classics like I’m Yours by Jason Mraz and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. Strings Attached’s acoustic covers, mixing vocals, guitar, keys and strings, were a perfect match for the rustic atmosphere of Sandhole Oak Barn.
In the evening, Funk Soul Family took over as Phil, Sophie and their guests let their hair down and danced the night away. Our five-piece funk and soul band played a range of modern hits and timeless classics, including a cover of Amazed by Lonestar/Boys II Men, as requested by the happy couple.
We’ve played at this stunning venue in Congleton, Cheshire several times and we can’t get enough of it. Check it out if you like lakeside views, exposed wooden beams, and all-round vintage vibes. We would totally recommend the fantastic TopTable Caterers as well, who are also regulars at Sandhole Oak Barn.
The rain threatened to put a damper on the proceedings in the afternoon, but this wedding couple and their guests didn’t let it spoil their fun one bit! Phil and Sophie even posed for a gorgeous umbrella shot, beautifully captured by wedding photographer Lucy Smith from Smith Imaging.
Read the lovely recommendation we received from this wonderful couple, then get in touch to chat about how our live music can make your wedding unforgettable.
Hi Pete, just wanted to say a massive thank you to you & all your musicians. You were all fantastic and so talented. We have had a lot of people saying how amazing you were. We had a great time partying away with you. Thanks again, love Phil & Sophie
This wedding had it all: singing waiters, a pizza van, and a five-piece jazz band.
It was such a joy to celebrate with Tatannia and Lewis as they got hitched at their amazing family home! Skylark Jazz Band performed their mix of jazz classics and vintage pop covers. Here’s a couple of video clips to give you a sense of what this fabulous party was like:
Lewis’s parents provided the venue, the stunning Bronwylfa Hall near Wrexham. This wedding had it all: singing waiters, a pizza van, and our very own five-piece Skylark Jazz Band. We started with a first dance before we were joined for a couple of acoustic tunes by the bride’s cousin Caoin, who was on The Voice of Ireland! Then Caoin and the band played Superstition, which segued perfectly into our usual jazzy set. The guests loved hearing our jazz covers of their favourite pop tunes, the perfect way to end such an elegant wedding.
We love these beautiful photos of the band, taken by the incredible Colicia Summers. Congratulations again to the happy couple, and thanks for having us at your beautiful wedding!
Yes to dogs at weddings!
What an utterly stunning wedding! Strings Attached, our string quartet with a difference, was ideal for this very glamorous occasion on the exclusive Duncombe Park estate. The happy couple looked magnificent, the venue was gorgeous, and our live music went down a treat. But the real star of the show was Babel, the bride and groom’s beautiful Alaskan Malamute.
We performed during the ceremony itself, including a variety of special requests from Tom and Alexandra. Each one had a special story behind it, which was explained in the order of service. For example, ‘High’ by the Lighthouse Family reminded Tom of driving to rugby with his mum as a child, and ‘I’m Gonna Be’ by The Proclaimers was a Scottish grandmother’s favourite. For the exit music – ‘Jump (For My Love)’ by The Pointer Sisters – it simply said “Because, why not!”
Babel the dog, who sported an elegant floral wreath, was involved in various aspects of the day. She even chimed in unexpectedly during the vows! She belongs to the happy couple but was chaperoned on the day by the lovely guys at Bow Wow Vow, whose strapline is “Yes to dogs at weddings”. After meeting Babel, we 100% agree!
After the ceremony, everyone moved into the very grand entrance hall for champagne and delicious canapés, provided by F4D Limited. While the guests mingled and took photos, Strings Attached played a set of classic pop tunes. The band’s unique acoustic arrangements, combining cello and violin with vocals, guitar and keyboard, make them the perfect band for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions.
Duncombe Park is an incredible Yorkshire wedding venue situated in Helmsley in the North York Moors. The house and its 450-acre grounds regularly play host to exclusive private events, and the parklands and gardens are open to the public as well. We’d never been before but would definitely recommend a visit if you’re planning a North Yorkshire wedding or just fancy a nice day out.
Congratulations Tom and Alexandra, both on your fabulous wedding and your adorable dog!