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Couple: Alex and Mark Bailey
Venue: Tewin Bury Farm

Alex and Mark contacted me about a year before their July wedding, which was being held at Tewin Bury Farm. They wanted some live music for their drinks reception and the party. For any of our clients that book a package we provide live music for the civil ceremony FREE of charge.

After booking the band we arranged a meeting at Tewin Bury about four months before the big day to discuss their ideas and plan the music. They booked a jazz trio for drinks reception and the 5 piece band in the evening and the plan was to have the ceremony and drinks outside in the lovely gardens, followed by the evening party in The Stables.

We spoke about the songs they liked, the feel they wanted for their day and settled on the following songs for the civil ceremony:

Brides Entrance:
Make You Feel My Love, Adele

Signing of the Registers:
L.O.V.E , Joss Stone version
Everything, Michael Buble

Recessional:
Better Together, Jack Johnson

The drinks reception was to be a mixture of classic swing tracks, jazz takes on some modern pop and some more modern jazz from the likes of Herbie Hancock and George Benson. The musicians that make up One foot in the Groove are all full time professionals and they each have a huge repertoire of music suitable for a drinks reception.

They couple chose a classic for their first dance, Let’s Stay Together by AL Green and they wanted to make sure that everyone danced and had a great time, now that’s our speciality! There were just a handful of songs from the bands playlist they really wanted us to include like: Sex on Fire, Don’t Stop Believing, I Gotta a Feeling and only two Alex really didn’t want, Le Freak and Car Wash. 

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind to us so a ceremony outside wasn’t an option, but as I know the venue and had already made contact with Fiona, the couples coordinator we were able to go to plan B. The ceremony was held inside The Stables and then the jazz trio moved all of their equipment over to the farmhouse for the drinks reception. Moving it all back again for the evening.

 

Alex and Mark

Alex and Mark

Here’s what Alex and Mark had to say about their day:

We have just arrived back from honeymoon and I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you and the band for being so AMAZING on our wedding day at Tewinbury farm on the 14th July.

I'm sorry I didn't get to speak to you all on the day but I truly did appreciate everything you did from the ceremony music to the jazz trio then the evening music, I was blown away by your talent! I couldn't have asked for a better and more talented band and I really mean that, the band was an important part of our day and we were worried about booking anyone without hearing them live first but we trusted your reputation and we were not disappointed, your reputation is well deserved!

So many people have commented on how fantastic the music was and you managed to keep my dad, bridesmaids and young nieces on the dance floor all night which just goes to show how appropriate the range of music was! I won't hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know, and if I ever have a party in the future you will be my first point of call!

Thanks again and best wishes

Alex and Mark Bailey

 

Alex and Mark

 

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