30th December, 2018. Not quite Christmas, not quite New Year, but an absolutely magical time for a wedding. Matt and Jade clearly knew that already, which is why they chose that date for their beautiful wedding in Rudding Park, Harrogate. We loved being there with Plain Folk, our acoustic wedding band, providing music throughout the ceremony.
Plain Folk is usually booked either as a duo or a trio, and in this case it was just the two of us. This smaller, stripped back band is ideal for a wedding ceremony for two reasons. First, we take up very little space, which is always handy in smaller rooms. Secondly, it means we draw very little attention to ourselves, which is how it should be – everyone’s focus should be firmly fixed on the bride and groom! We played a range of acoustic covers throughout the ceremony, including several requests. For the entrance of the bride we played The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice, and for the signing of the register we performed an acoustic cover of Alone by Jessie Ware. For the exit song, we played an long-time favourite of ours – One Day Like This by Elbow. What better way to set the mood for the wedding day!
You can see a glimpse of our wedding ceremony performance in this epic wedding film by Clique Visuals.
Rudding Park was the perfect choice of wedding venue for that time of year, its frost-covered grounds twinkling in the winter sun. The wedding ceremony took place in a beautiful chapel located on the grounds, After that, we relocated to the Harrogate wedding venue’s glorious Georgian manor and played background music during the drinks reception. It was so nice to be warm and cosy inside but with spectacular countryside views in every direction!
It was such a privilege to be part of this special wedding day in such a gorgeous Harrogate venue. The photos by wedding photographer Eye of the Tyne are utter perfection.
If you’re thinking of having live music at your wedding ceremony, read our wedding ceremony music guide for some top tips on how to plan it. There are several points when live music can make a huge impact, and it’s important to get this right as the marriage ceremony is the focal point of your wedding day! Click here to find out more about Plain Folk, our acoustic covers band, or here to see our other amazing Harrogate wedding bands.