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Despite living in the Cotswolds, we don’t often get the chance to play for a wedding in Oxfordshire. So it was lovely to head out via Bibury to make our way the short distance to Caswell House near Bride Norton.

The Wedding

Hazel and John
Caswell House
Saturday 6 August 2022

Ceremony Room
The Wedding

Caswell House

Dating back to the 15th Century this is a place steeped in history, and holds a captivating beauty all of its own, with original honey coloured Cotswold Stone Buildings, an Ancient Orchard, and sumptuous, elegantly styled bedrooms for those who wish to stay.

Caswell House
Caswell House Exterior

Wedding Ceremony

Starting in the ceremony room, we were inside for the first part of today’s wedding. Positioned at the back of the beautiful ceremony room, Hazel had chosen some lovely music to be played whilst guests arrived to take their seats.

Ceremony Room
Ceremony Room

Pre Ceremony
The Scientist (Coldplay) – arranged for Cello and Piano
See You Again (Charlie Puth) arranged for Cello and Piano
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding) – Arranged for Cello and Piano
Beautiful Girls (Sean Kingston) – arranged for Cello and Piano
I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin) – Arranged for Cello and Piano

Moving on to the wedding ceremony, Hazel had been very specific about when the Bridesmaids and the Bride would enter. She had chosen a lovely song by Calum Scott and there was a plan for the Bridesmaids to enter after approximately 20 seconds of music being played which then meant Hazel could enter as the main chorus was played.

Bridal Entrance
You Are The Reason (Calum Scott) – Cello and Piano

Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift)- Bridgerton – arranged for Cello and Piano
L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole) arranged for Cello and Piano

Stand By Me (Ben E King) arranged for Cello and Piano

Wedding Drinks Reception

After the ceremony we then moved a short distance outside to carry on playing during the wedding drinks reception. First of course there was the usual confetti shot and so we used this time to move our instruments and set up on the corner of the patio where the venue had kindly provided us with an umbrella as shade from the sun.

Drinks Reception
Drinks Reception

JAM Duo – Cello and Piano in Oxfordshire

Jules and Anne-Marie live in the Cotswolds so Oxfordshire is only a short distance from our home on the Gloucestershire border. If you would like to find out more about us playing for your wedding at Caswell House or anywhere else in Oxfordshire then do please get in touch via our contact form.

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