The way we met Matt & Dan was rather unconventional for the way we normally book a wedding, The day before their winter Derbyshire Tissington hall wedding another Derbyshire acoustic duo got in touch to ask if we could cover their booking due to them falling ill. We were available, but thought that the booking wouldn’t come through but Matt & Dan contacted us straight away to ask if we could save the day!
Our folky, quirky Derbyshire acoustic duo setlist was were exactly what they were wanting for their wedding day, everything from the Juno soundtrack! Anyone else but you, All I want is you, Sea of love and also our acoustic duo cover of first aid kits ‘Emmy Lou’ which had been a favourite of their for years, we were the perfect fit!
So, we packed the equipment and sat down and learn the Barry Louis Polisar song that they’d chosen for them to both walk down the aisle to. Normally we would be rather worried about learning a new song the day before a wedding but BLP writes such catchy tunes, which we adore, so we had nothing to worry about!
Listen to Matt & Dan’s acoustic duo aisle song performed at Tissington hall:
Not only that but they also asked us to perform our favourite Disney cover ‘You got a friend in me’ for whilst their guests were being seated, man we love Randy Newman!
Meeting Matt & Dan in the morning, was a joy they were both so excited to meet us and hear us play, armed with doughnuts for the evening reception which they offered us when we left. Um, yes please!
Matt & Dan also asked if we would be happy to film their wedding day, when they saw our wedding videos online via our wedding videography company The Taylors Film And Photo. Which we couldn’t be more excited for, and with a pretty relaxed approach to the day we slotted in amongst their Derbyshire wedding photographer Chris smith photography, who showed us around Tissington hall, as he’s a regular there. Chris is one hell of a talented, and lovely, guy to work with, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer person to spend the day with.
With the happy couple booking us as their acoustic wedding band for their ceremony and drinks reception, we got lost in the song requests we were asked to play and our time performing was over in a flash!
No rest for us, though! We were so excited to capture the rest of the day, Which included doughnuts – but not just any doughnuts the BEST doughnuts you’ll ever taste in your life, a photobooth caravan called Ellie, yes she was the cutest thing and the squires duo rocking the evening reception.
The nature of our job as a wedding duo means we very rarely get to enjoy live music ourselves, so this was rare treat and these guys rocked! They performed a few songs we love too, we were singing along whilst filming them doing their thing!
And after a few hours of capturing the speeches, a quick game of Mr & Mr, the first dance and some pretty cool dancing from their friends and family, Matt’s dad in particular, we hit the road but not before tucking into those amazing doughnuts we mentioned earlier, what a treat the entire day was!