My first wedding in over 3 years! Feels crazy to say. It was an honor to be performing at Chris & Anastasija’s wedding at Le Petit Chateau – Otterburn
I love to start every wedding post by giving credit to some of the wonderful songs the couple requested.
Ceremony: Walking down the aisle songs
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Ceremony: signing of the register songs
- I’m yours – Jason Miraz
- Close to you – The carpenters
- Frank Sinatra – The way you look tonight
Ceremony: Couple exit song
- It Must Be Love by madness
Wedding Drinks Reception Songs:
They left it to me for the most part but asked kindly if I could include some of the following.
- It must be love – Madness
- I’m yours – J Miraz
- Teardrop – massive attack
- Don’t know why – Norah Jones
- Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
- Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
- Thousand Years – Christina Perri
About the Wedding Venue Le Petite Chateau
Le Petite Chateau officially goes down as my favorite venue. The weddings are always so perfectly planned, timings are always spot on and the staff is wonderful. I’ve performed the majority of the weddings I’ve done there. I’m not sure why this one keeps cropping up for me, but I’m damn glad it does!
The ceremony was held in ‘La Bella Epoque’. A medium-sized French Chapel-style ceremony room that is absolutely beautiful. If you’d like to read more about this room, visit their site here: Le Petite Chateau Wedding Room
After the ceremony, the guests attended the drinks reception, which was held outside in the ‘Mediterranean Terrace’ . Yet another wedding where the weather turned out to be great, despite the forecast!
Wedding Timings at Le Petit Chateau
Wedding timings are usually near about the same at most venues. But some people love to know, both other musicians and potential wedding venue seekers! The ceremony started at 1pm, with guests slowly making their way in. Once all guests are seated and settled (1:30pm). The bride makes her entrance down the aisle. The ceremony itself typically takes 30 minutes. At 2pm all the guests have an hour and a half in the drinks reception before making their way down for some good grub at 3:30pm.
For music nerds: Gear of choice for the wedding
For this wedding, I brought my trusty Maton EBG808C. The reason I use this guitar purely boils down to the pickup system. The AP5 PRO is by far the best pickup system in the market. There’s nothing better, the downside to this system is that it is very much ‘built into’ the guitar. Leaving you stuck with the brand. If you’re interested in buying a guitar geared towards performance, I would either suggest the Matons or a guitar by the fantastic McClaren Guitars in Northern England.
Of course for amps, I’m using my trusty AER Compact 60. Nothing compares to this amp, nothing. If you’re an acoustic guitarist and you haven’t tried one…. try one!