The String Quartet were recently hired to play for a wedding at the fantastic venue of Hever Castle near Edenbridge in Kent.
As there were not a huge number of guests the bride and groom had decided that a string trio would be perfect for the ceremony and drinks reception. We were located by the side of the ceremony room as it was a very open plan part of the castle and this worked really well as we could play as the guests assembled as well as being able to have a good view of the bride as she entered, made her way to the front and got settled. She had chosen a piece that we knew well but in an arrangement that we had not heard before – Scala and Kolacny’s version of U2’s With or Without You:
We were more than happy to add this to our pop arrangements for strings as we knew it would work beautifully for her entrance, creating a really emotional atmosphere.
The other pieces chosen for the ceremony were fairly new music to our repertoire but ones that work nicely, Coldplay Sky Full Of Stars and a favourite uplifting piece for the exit, One Day Like This by Elbow.
For the remainder of the booking we continued with our modern music for string quartet as the guests enjoyed drinks and canapes.
After the date we got a lovely message from the bride, always nice to hear we have added something to a very special day!!
Hi Rachel and co, Sorry it's been a while, but just wanted to say thanks so much for the beautiful music you played at Hever for us on 28th April. We had lots of lovely comments about how nice it was to sit and listen to you all, and I'm truly gutted I got dragged round the grounds in the cold and missed most of your set! I've attached a couple of nice pics below which were taken. Thanks again, All the best Louise