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!