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After a few trips around the UK in recent weeks which has taken in Northumberland, Lancashire, Scotland, The Midlands, London and Sussex, today it was nice to remain in our home county of Gloucestershire.

Today we were at The Barn at Berkeley for the lovely wedding of Rebecca and Matthew.

Rebecca and Matthew

Starting with the indoor ceremony meant getting our lovely piano shell upstairs to the ceremony room. Fortunately there is a lift and even more fortunately, unlike our experience in Crewe, the piano shell fitted in the lift with about an inch to spare! This made the setup really quite straightforward and we were ready to provide music as the guests arrived.

Rebecca and her Bridesmaids entered to our lovely version of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years‘.

Anne Marie
Wedding Cellist

After the ceremony we moved back downstairs for the drinks reception which was being held outside in the small garden area to the rear of the venue.

Cake outside

As we moved our instruments we watched as some of the groomsmen carefully moved the wedding cake outside! It turned out that cutting of the cake was being done at the start of the drinks reception so the cake could be in place of canapés. What a splendid idea! Jules was also particularly pleased to get a slice of cake!

As we continued to play outside we took a few requests for songs – fortunately they were ones we knew well, although even if we don’t we can usually put something together fairly rapidly! We also were delighted to get a few impromptu rounds of applause! This is by no means normal nor expected but nevertheless always nice to be appreciated.

Wedding Flowers
Wedding Cake
The Wedding Cake

We really enjoyed today’s wedding at The Barn at Berkeley and we wish Rebecca and Matthew every happiness in their married life together. If you would like to book JAM Duo to play for your wedding either in Gloucestershire or further afield across the UK, then please get in touch via our contact page.

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