Vikki & Craig described their Durham wedding venue, as a Moroccan, boho paradise – and Runa Farm definitely fits that description! Working as a wedding acoustic duo we have travelled the width and breath of the UK and have visited many gorgeous venues, but Runa Farm holds a special place in our hearts.
From the gorgeous Chapel room, with intimate lighting and an amazing staircase for brides to glide down, the open plan of the venue, with a 200 year old tree in the ‘breakfast room’, to the amazing gardens, with fire pits and sofas – this place is one of a kind. We were so excited to be booked at Vikki & Craig’s Runa Farm wedding band for the day!
Listen to one of our sound checks at Runa Farm here:
One of our first weddings of 2023 we were excited to get back into the swing of things after taking a break in January. The happy couple had been together for a whopping 30 years and FINALLY (the recurring theme of the day) decided to tie the knot surrounded by their amazing family and friends.
When looking through all of their options for their live wedding band, they stumbled us. Exactly what they were looking for, a touch of our acoustic wedding duo music for the ceremony and drinks reception, with an upbeat set just before the first dance, and their first dance performed live. As well as this they were interested in having us record and film their first dance song, before the wedding day – having seen that we offer custom recordings for our couples. They chose the gorgeous love song by Michael Buble – You & I, If anyone else has ever typed his name before are you also SO frustrated by autocorrect changing his last name to bubble? Surely, he should do us all a favour and change his last name to save us the hassle!
The 3 ceremony songs Vikki & Craig chose were songs we’ve previously recorded before, You belong to me, performed for Sally & Ben’s Holmes Mill wedding ceremony, I get to love you (recorded for Carla & Dan’s crow wood hotel wedding back in 2021), simply the best for Caitlin and ben’s wedding day at Gibson Mill and the Stevie wonder classic Signed, sealed delivered, requested by Charlotte & Dylan at their gorgeous hidden river barn wedding last year.
As well as performing during the day Vikki & Craig booked our wedding videography package too (Yes, we can do both!) In amongst performing during the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast we captured all of the fun, from the preparations of the wedding right up tiger family and friends filled the dance floor, in the evening. If you’d like to see our videography work check out our website here: www.thetaylorsfilmandphoto.com – And be sure to check back for their Runa Farm wedding video – teaser and highlight films coming very soon!
Our drinks reception set was filled with some old favourite like ‘running up that hill’ by Kate bush (see video above to hear us performing this before the ceremony), let your love flow – a new addition to our acoustic setlist, and ‘sea of love’ by cat powers cover feature din one of our favourite movies ‘Juno’, which we basically perform the whole soundtrack of. 😉 There were sing alongs, clapping, gorgeous appetisers and a room full of people so happy to celebrate these two FINALLY becoming husband and wife.
After a few heartfelt speeches, and a delicious 3 course meal (thank you for treating us Vikki & Craig) we were straight to work with setting up our looper rig to entertain everyone whilst the DJ set up for the evening reception. We had to include signed, sealed, delivered again for Craig and it was this favourite tune of ours!
And our last port of call for the day, the first dance – in which Vikki & Craig floated amongst the clouds. A brilliant choreographed dance to Mat’s acoustic version of ‘You & I’ by Bubbles! 😉