This Summer, we have made a number of trips to Scotland. The last time was for Kenneth and Lisa in Dundee. Today we were returning to just South of Edinburgh for Linda and Richard. As we had been in Chesterfield the previous day, we stayed overnight in Dumfries. This was still around an hour or so from the wedding venue but was the best value Premier Inn we could find in a sensible location.
Linda and Richard
Newhall Estate, Edinburgh
27 August 2022
Newhall Estate is a stunning Baronial home with three self-catered cottages, situated in an exquisite setting and surrounded by 1,100 acres of magnificent grounds, all within easy distance to Edinburgh. Rich history and modern conveniences make Newhall an ideal location for any special event.
Wedding Drinks Reception
Today our brief was to provide music for an outdoor wedding drinks reception in the walled garden followed by music during the meal.
Starting outside we had plenty of time to set up as we weren’t playing for the ceremony. In true Scottish style, music here was provided by the bagpipes. Linda and Richard were then piped into their drinks reception and confetti shot complete with firework style confetti in tubes!
Unusually Linda hadn’t specified any particular songs for the drinks reception or the meal preferring instead to let us choose a selection of suitable music. Sometimes this is actually harder than you might think! But it did also give us a chance to explore and play a few songs which we don’t always get around to. We also included a few wedding favourites as well so there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The Wedding Meal
After an hour or so we then relocated indoors for the wedding breakfast. As some of the speeches were first we had plenty of time to get set up and then have a short break before we started playing. Linda and Richard had kindly provided a meal for us which we enjoyed in the main house along with the Photographer.
JAM Duo – Cello and Piano in Scotland
Jules and Anne-Marie love playing for weddings in Scotland. We head North of the border a good number of times each year and it is always an absolute pleasure. Today’s wedding was no exception and everyone was incredibly welcoming and kind to us. If you are getting married in Scotland or anywhere else in the UK then we would love to hear from you. You can listen to us play by heading over to our listen page and get in touch through our contact page either by Phone, Email or WhatsApp.