Kenilworth Castle Wedding

Helen and Kim are happily in love, and planning a beautiful wedding at a castle to tie the knot. 

Having a wedding at a castle leaves the bridal couple free from the hassle of creating a “look” and gives them the opportunity to focus on the small details that make the wedding personal. This is exactly what Helen and Kim did for their April wedding in the intimate gatehouse on the grounds of the stunning Kenilworth Castle.

Helen, and her lovely fiancé Kim, joined me at my home for a private music consultation to select the songs for their ceremony. They arrived with a good idea of what they wanted: a traditional start to the ceremony with Mendelssohn’s Wedding March and a playful exit with Clean Bandit’s Rather Be for the recessional.

Choosing the music for the signing of the register was more difficult as they ended up with so many songs I played that they both liked. In the end they chose Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol, Flower Duet from Lakme, and the traditional Annie Laurie. Because there were so many songs he liked, Kim asked if I would play Canon in D and Harp of the Western Wind for him when he came in with their sons!

It was a beautiful wedding, and the weather was so glorious afterward I was able to move into the gardens with the wedding party to play for their drinks reception.

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