Today’s wedding was a relatively early start for us, heading down to Dorset from our home in the Cotswolds. Whilst it’s not particularly far in distance, Dorset is one of the few counties in the UK which has no motorway network. Instead we had to negotiate some narrow lanes.
Kat and Peter
Milton Abbey School
11 December 2021
On arrival at Milton Abbey School we were met by the wedding co-ordinator and given a short tour of the relevant parts of the school. Our duties today started in the chapel where we played for the Wedding Ceremony.
The service was conducted by Revd Richard Thompson from the Badminton Benefice. Peter and Kat were in fact already married, having been wed in the same venue during 2020. However, at the time weddings were subject to restricted numbers of guests. And so today, Peter and Kat were surrounded by all their friends.
Entrance of the Bride – Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elivis Presley)
Exit of the Bride and Groom – All You Need is Love (Lennon and McCartney)
After the Ceremony we made our way a short distance across the grass to the main school building where the pre dinner Drinks Reception was being held.
Drinks Reception at Milton Abbey School
Having played a Broadwood Piano in the Chapel which was perfectly adequate (and in tune) but most definitely a school piano…, Jules was particularly pleased to find a Steinway Grand Piano conveniently located in the room where the drinks reception was being hosted.
Aside of being a rather splendid instrument, this also saved us fetching our own digital piano from the car not only reducing our setup time but also meaning less time spent outside in the rain!
For the drinks reception we chose a selection of music from our Contemporary and Jazz / Easy Listening playlists. And yes, we were brought a glass of champagne whilst we played – which seemed rude to refuse!
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