On Thursday the 28th of July, we set off to a Picturesque Meols Hall bright and early for Harriet & Robert’s wedding day. The happy couple met, and live in, Dubai and when their UK wedding plans were postponed back in 2020 they decided to get married abroad with 2 witnesses and reschedule their wedding with family and friends in 2022.
Well, we have to say it was most definitely worth the wait! It’s such a lovely feeling when we play as an acoustic wedding band at wedding venues around the north-west, especially one with such beautiful acoustics, Meols Hall sounds amazing!
Arriving a little earlier gives us the chance to setup and soundcheck without anyone from the wedding party hearing the acoustic ceremony songs the bride and groom have chosen, Which we think is really important on your wedding day, we want the first time you hear your live ceremony songs to be during your ceremony, and if we can make you cry – that’s a bonus!
Harriett and Robert asked one of their groomsmen to conduct the wedding ceremony, which he absolutely nailed – whilst we don’t remember his name (Sorry Mr Superstar!). We both agreed that this one was possibly the most heartfelt and entertaining ceremonies we had ever heard, and we crash a lot of weddings 😉
LISTEN TO OUR VERSION OF ‘HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE’ PERFORMED AT MEOLS HALL:
Harriet and her bridesmaids chose to float down the aisle, looking as gorgeous as ever, to Michael Buble’s (or as we call him Mr Bubbles) version of ‘can’t help falling in love’ which Soph took on the duties for, and after around half an hour of hearing how they met, and eventually got together (and how lucky Robert is) we were ready with their favourite cover of ours, Hooked on a feeling. Which is one of our most viewed loop covers on YouTube, I think we have Harriet to thank for that 😉 – At the start of the chorus they walked out of their dreamy ceremony barn (styled by Rhapsody Floral Design) hand in hand finally as a married couple in the company of their family and friends.
See the sound checked Acoustic duo version of ‘Hooked on a feeling’ here:
Whilst the day wasn’t the sunniest it’s been this summer, the rain did hold off just enough for the happy couple to have that signature confetti shot walking out of the barn, accompanied by our cover of signed, sealed, delivered as they left the barn. This is a song we’ve been performing for years (see our loop cover here) but, it also works amazingly when we perform it as an acoustic wedding band too! We’re so excited to see their photos and video by Olivia Whittaker photography and Matt Grainger films.
Fun Fact, we met Olivia back in 2012 when we were all starting in the industry, since then we’ve worked with her multiple times, her work is fantastic!
With a few moody looking clouds over head we decided our safest bet was to set up our portable acoustic duo PA in the small barn for the drinks reception. Just off the courtyard with the hope that everyone inside and outside the barn would be able to hear our acoustic musings…. We think they could as we had a few people dancing outside as well as some clapping and foot tapping inside too.
Listen to our newest addition to our drinks reception sets here:
We also ran into fellow musician Paul Hand, who recognised us from our YouTube channel – small world! We chatted about live looping a few years back and meeting him in person was a great surprise! He was due to perform a singing waiter set, during the wedding breakfast, Which answered our question as to why he was collecting empty glasses during the drinks reception – We had a great chat about his summer and what he’s been up to, definitely go and check him out if you’re looking for a solo acoustic act and DJ, he’s one talented dude!
Soon enough we were finished for the afternoon, A brilliant few hours spent entertaining the loveliest of couples, and their family and friends. You really could feel the love during this wedding – it was lovely to see them finally celebrate their wedding day with the ones they love most.
Congratulations to you both,
Thank you for inviting us to be your acoustic wedding singers.
Soph & Mat x