A festival wedding
Music is often a huge part of any wedding, but one bride and groom I worked with recently decided to take it to a whole new level with a festival-style wedding.
The couple, James and Lyndsey, had hired out The New Leathern Bottle in Jealotts Hill, Berkshire, which has a medium-sized garden out the front to comfortably accommodate their 300 guests.
The idea was that we’d have a stage with several acts playing throughout the day, finishing with a wedding disco in the evening.
First, I had the task of lining up enough acts to keep live wedding music running throughout the afternoon and into the evening.
This involved one solo musician, plus three bands (including mine, Charlie and the Notes) and, of course, a sound technician.
I would then switch roles, becoming the wedding DJ from about 11pm.
The next job was to construct a 6x3metre stage for the musicians, plus a dance floor, full lighting and a marquee to keep everything protected from any rain. I took care of all of these (with a few extra hands, of course!) and, as you can see from the photos, the finished result looked fantastic!
The couple also opted to have a games area for the kids, plus a beer tent, sweetie stall and barbeque. They also decided on a Victorian Steampunk theme for their wedding which looked great!
The whole day was brilliant and the feedback from the guests was that it was one of the best—and most memorable– weddings they’d ever been to.