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Jules and Anne-Marie travel all over the UK to play for weddings. Luckily we like travelling around and it also gives us a chance to see all sorts of new and exciting places. Today we were in Northumberland.

The Wedding

Sarah and Tim
Ellingham Hall, nr Alnwick
1 September 2022

Ellingham Hall
Ellingham Hall

With 8 acres of private grounds in the picturesque Northumberland countryside, every turn is an opportunity to capture a beautiful and unique moment.

Starting inside for the ceremony, first of all Jules played the piano in the main reception to Ellingham Hall. The only slight issue here is that the piano wasn’t in brilliant working order so certainly couldn’t be used with our cello. Nevertheless as requested Jules did play for a short while as the guests gathered then choosing to relocate to The Nord Stage Piano for music before the ceremony.

Pre Ceremony Music
Tale as Old as Time – Beauty & The Beast
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Ave Maria – Gounod
Cant Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis Presley)
Yellow – Coldplay

The last song was requested to be played just before Sarah made her entrance.

The Wedding Ceremony

Bridal Entrance
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry

A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
A Million Dreams – Greatest Showman

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

After the ceremony we moved outside for the wedding drinks reception which took place on the lawn to the side of Ellingham Hall.

Sarah and Tim had largely left the choice of music to us but did request the following songs:

Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Game of Thrones Main Theme
Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Can’t take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
The Cave – Momford & Sons
Halo – Beyonce
The Scientist – Coldplay
Wonderwall – Oasis
Perfect – Ed Sheeran

We managed to fit all of these in and many more in the 90 minutes or so we played during their drinks reception.

We really enjoyed being part of Sarah and Tim’s wedding. It won’t be long before we are back in Northumberland! It seems just lately we have been going up and down the A1M a lot! In fact in recent trips up and down the Eastern side of the country we have found that Ripon has some particularly pleasing restaurants.

After today’s wedding we also found a bit of time to visit the town of Alnwick which was made famous by Harry Potter as it is where the Quidditch scenes were filmed amongst others.

Jules was also particularly pleased to find a second hand book shop which had a first edition of a work by his ancestor Joseph Addison – this was a particularly pleasing find and now occupies pride of place on the bookshelf at home!

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