The Upper House in Staffordshire – 10th April 2015
The Upper House in Staffordshire is a lovely rural Victorian hotel and wedding venue. The added bonus is that it’s just a short drive from where I live. As much as I enjoy travelling to unknown venues and seeing something different, it’s certainly nice when I take a wedding guitarist booking at a Staffordshire venue. I must admit that I didn’t realize quite how local The Upper House is for me. It turns out that The Upper House is set in the same 10 acres of woodland in which I go walking at the weekends!
Being a wedding guitarist for the whole of the UK is great, but one of the drawbacks is that I rarely get to meet the bride and groom prior to the wedding day. On this occasion I was able to arrange a consultation meeting with the bride. I played some pieces from my repertoire and we decided on exactly which songs would suit their occasion.
The bride decided on Canon in D for her entrance followed by some easy listening pieces for the signing of the register. For the recessional the couple requested ‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow. This is a song I had never played before so I arranged a solo classical guitar version especially for the wedding. I was also booked to play during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. For these parts of the wedding I played songs from my Pop/Rock set, as requested at our consultation meeting the previous month.
Being an April wedding the weather was a little unpredictable. Hollie and her team at The Upper House had set up the wedding inside with a plan to move the wedding outside if the weather was looking good in the run up the ceremony. Luckily the weather stayed fair and we were able to hold the wedding ceremony outside in the beautiful gardens of The Upper House.
Ed is extremely talented and did an excellent job performing at our wedding April this year. Many thanks to you Ed you made our day perfect.