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Describing itself as laid back luxury in the heart of Berkshire, Hurley House Hotel was the venue for today’s wedding. This was our first time here and we had a feeling it was going to be something rather special. We were certainly not disappointed.

The Wedding

Victoria Vianna & Simon Neale
Hurley House Hotel, Berkshire
Saturday 14 May 2022

Hurley House Hotel
Hurley House Hotel

The Ceremony

Today’s wedding was in both Portuguese and English and lead by Berkshire based Celebrant Frances Harrison.

Bride and Groom
Victoria and Simon

We had two songs to play for the entrance of the bridal party – which interestingly on this occasion didn’t include the bride – the music I mean, the bride obviously entered!

We played ‘We have all the time in the world’ for the entrance of the God Parents followed seamlessly by ‘Here Comes the Sun’ for the entrance of the children. Victoria then followed with the song ‘She’ being played by the DJ.

Later on in the service we played two ‘hymns’. The first was John Rutter’s ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ and then ‘A Barca’ which translates as ‘Lord You Have Come home to the Seashore’.

Bride and Groom
Victoria and Simon

Simon and Victoria then left as a married couple to ‘This Will be an everlasting love’ by Natalie Cole.

You can hear some of these songs performed by JAM Duo by heading over to our listen page.

Drinks Reception

After the ceremony we moved outside for a drinks reception in the glorious sunshine.

JAM Duo at Hurley House

Moving our piano shell outside is actually quite an easy and more importantly swift manoeuvre. Within 10 minutes we had everything back up and running, utilising our lovely new Bose speaker and our portable power pack.

Drinks reception
Outdoor Drinks Reception

We performed for about an hour outdoors whilst the guests drank champagne and enjoyed some very stylish looking canapés. Then it was time to seamlessly move back indoors for the wedding breakfast.

The Bride
The bride does jenga

The Wedding Breakfast

Jules Addison
Jules Addison – JAM Duo Pianist

Back indoors we once again linked to the venue sound system which was a very simple process courtesy of the sound engineer on hand to help. JAM Duo then carried on providing music for the duration of the wedding breakfast until a band appeared on stage ready to play for the evening ‘party’.

JAM Duo at Your Wedding

We had a lovely time at Hurley House Hotel and really enjoyed being part of Simon and Victoria’s special day.

If you would like to find out more about having a Cello and Piano Duo at your wedding then Jules and Anne-Marie would love to hear from you. You can get in touch via our contact page. We play at weddings all over the UK.

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