Today we stayed local and were providing music for Charlotte and Frank’s beautiful wedding ceremony in Bristol.
The venue was The Mount Without on St Michaels Hill in Bristol.
Mixing 900 years of history with dance, art, music and celebration, this breath-taking venue gives the sense of being an ethereal abandoned church, with all the warmth and delight of a beautifully modern creative space, right in the heart of Bristol.
Sympathetically rebuilt following extensive fire damage, The Mount Without is now a gathering place once more. The Main Hall and The Crypt offer the perfect setting for a variety of performances and events.
There is no denying this is a stunning venue in Bristol and quite unlike anywhere we had been before in some ways.
We arrived in good time as parking was questionable, one of the options being to unload on a double yellow line and then seek parking elsewhere. However, as it happened we were fortunate enough to find on street parking just a short distance from the venue.
A quick scout of the venue before unloading found a suitable grand piano which we opted to use alongside our electric cello for the ceremony. As the piano was in good order and in tune it seemed rather pointless to set up a keyboard along side it – although yes do beware venue pianos are not always suitable!!!
However, fortunately on this occasion the piano was useful and we were only there for the ceremony so didn’t have to think about relocating to a different part of the venue. This also saved bringing in a lot of kit so was all round a positive decision.
Music for the ceremony
As guests started to arrive, we embarked on the pre ceremony playlist which Charlotte had chosen.
Robbie Williams – Angel
Dreams – cranberries
Coldplay – yellow
Every breath you take – police
Wonderwall – Oasis
You can hear a lot of these tracks by heading over to our listen page.
We got most of the way through this when suddenly the bride was ready! And so the service started around 8 minutes earlier than planned! But no matter, we are always ready with the ceremony music which today was a blend of Canon in D going into Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
The ceremony was beautifully lead by celebrant Kay Hamilton who is originally from Somerset but now based in Bristol. It was a pleasure to meet her and we particularly loved her gold DMs!
The ceremony ended with ‘You’ve got the Love’ by The Source which we played as Charlotte and Frank exited their ceremony.
We really loved being part of Charlotte and Frank’s special day and wish them every happiness in their married lives together.