On 16th May we headed about 25 minutes east to Northampton to perform as the Acoustic Duo at The Marriott Hotel for Emma and Keith's Wedding. Keith had booked us as a surprise for his lovely fiancée Emma, so all of the details has been confirmed in 'Top Secret'!
Keith had told us the 6 tracks that Emma had chosen for the Ceremony and it must have been fate that we knew 5 of the 6! The only track that was not yet on our set list was 'All Of Me' by John Legend and so we were very happy to learn this at Keith's request. 'All Of Me' is an absolutely beautiful track and is now a firm favourite for Ceremonies and First Dances.
WEDDING TIP 1: If there is a track that you have always imagined walking down the aisle to but it's not on our set list...don't panic! As part of our packages we offer to learn one special track completely free of charge with the acoustic duo...so you can have the Wedding you've always dreamed of!
We arrived at the venue to meet a nervous, yet excited Keith and set up at the back of the lovely Ceremony room...The Delapre Suite. With 180 degree views of the countryside, it was the perfect room for a Summer Wedding! At 99% percent of the Weddings we perform at we play 2 tracks as the guests are taking their seats and waiting for the arrival of the Bride. Keith had chosen a lovely mix of old and new tracks and we started our performance with 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay and 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green.
Emma had always wanted to walk down the aisle to the candlelight mix of 'Heaven' by DJ Sammy so Matt had learned a special candlelight version of the track on his guitar especially for Emma.
When Emma walked through the door she was definitely surprised to see us but the beaming smile showed Keith she was loving every moment. We found a lovely place to stop in the track as the registrar announced "Please take your seats".
The Ceremony was filled with giggles and fun, an informal yet touching start to their married lives together. During the signing of the register we played 2 more tracks and these were 2 more fantastic modern choices; 'Thinking Out Loud' by Ed Sheeran and the track we learned especially for Emma 'All Of Me' by John Legend. (See Photo).
WEDDING TIP 2: It takes about 10 minutes to sign the register with photo opportunities, witnesses etc so it's best to choose 2 tracks to ensure that there's no long gap between the music ending and the registrar starting again.
When Emma and Keith had finally exchanged rings and signed the register it was time to move on to the Drinks Reception and photos.
To a rapturous applause, the brand new Mr and Mrs Chatterton emerged to the strains of 'How Long Will I Love You' by Ellie Goulding...a fitting track for such a lovely occasion.
We'd like to wish Emma and Keith all the very best for their lives together and thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your most cherished days.
Carley and Matt x