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Today was a local wedding for us – relatively speaking at least. Just over the border into Gloucestershire from our Wiltshire based home was Zoe and George’s wedding at Prestbury Church near Cheltenham.

The Wedding

Zoe and George
St Mary’s Church, Prestbury
10 September 2022

Our brief was to provide music for the beautiful ceremony of Zoe and George as well as Jules playing the organ to accompany the hymns.

Situated in the heart of Prestbury village, the worship at St Mary’s offers a variety of styles, from the quiet said Eucharist, to the lively informal Celebrate! service and our Sung Eucharist with robed choir, servers and incense.

The Music

Zoe and George had chosen some interesting music given this was a very traditional church wedding!

Pre Ceremony
Stand By Me – Ben E King
A Million dreams (Greatest Showman)
Don’t stop me now – Queen
Beautiful girls – Sean Kingston
Dancing Queen – Abba
Dancing in the moonlight – Toploader
Love story – Taylor Swift
Angels – Robbie Williams
Africa – Toto
Wake me up – Avicii
Love Yourself

Nevertheless this is all part of loving what we do as we delight in playing the music which the couple have chosen to enhance and make their special day even more memorable.

During the service there were two hymns to be played on the organ. Jerusalem and Lord of the Dance. For this Jules moved to the 2 manual church organ.

Other music during the service included:

Bridal Entrance
Can’t help falling in love (Bridesmaids) – Followed by – Canon in D (Bride)

Signing
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
All of Me – John Legend
You’ve got the love – Florence & The Machine

Exit
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay

On this occasion we were only providing music for the ceremony but it was extremely well lead and the priest in charge gave a thought provoking sermon which was beautifully worded as he spoke to the couple. All too soon our involvement with Zoe and George’s wedding was over but we thoroughly enjoyed providing music in this stunning location and wish them every happiness in their future married lives together.

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