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Today we headed once again West along the M4 and across the Prince of Wales Bridge into the beautiful country of Wales for today’s wedding near Swansea. Of course with recent events we now have a new Prince of Wales – one assumes the Southerly of the two bridges into Wales is part of his inheritance!

Heading first to the church of Sketty, St Pauls & Holy Trinity, on the outskirts of Swansea, for the ceremony we arrived in good time and found a very welcoming Church Warden who showed us around.

The Wedding Ceremony (Church)

Setting up near the pulpit we found ourselves with an excellent view of the ceremony. Jules had also been booked to play the organ for the two hymns during the service. However the ‘church organist’ turned up moments before the service and decided that he would be playing the hymns instead.

Obviously there had perhaps been some sort of breakdown in communication, but either way we are quite happy to work with other musicians and it wasn’t a problem for us, even though technically the bride had asked Jules to play the hymns.

The ceremony proceeded without a hitch and the couple had chosen some lovely music for us to play which included another blending of two songs for the entrance of the bridal party.

Pre Ceremony
I get to love you – Ruelle
With you – Chris Brown (if possible)
Bridgeton Theme
Can you feel the love tonight
I don’t want to miss a thing

Bridal Entrance
Canon D – Bridesmaids, Tale as old as time – Bride

Signing
My Heart will go on
Can’t help falling in love with you

Exit
At Last

The Drinks Reception

After the church service, we had a short drive across Swansea to the venue for the wedding drinks reception. This was The Towers Hotel in Jersey Marine, so named because of the iconic tower which forms part of the hotel.

We initially started setting up outside as the drinks table had been prepared just by the lawns outside the front of the hotel. However, just as we were about to connect everything together it started to rain and the executive decision was taken by the hotel to move the drinks reception indoors. Fortunately it wasn’t very far and within minutes we were set up inside and indeed had our own little stage to perform from.

In terms of music for the drinks reception Stephanie and Daniel had simply asked for a mix of songs. We took inspiration from the music they had chosen for there ceremony but played a wide range of contemporary and jazz numbers which seemed to go down well with their wedding guests.

We really enjoyed being part of Stephanie and Daniel’s wedding day and we wish them every happiness in their married life together.

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