Wedding pianist in Cheshire

Mr and Mrs Shaw looked for a wedding pianist for their Cheshire wedding at Delamere Manor

Check out this review by Mrs Shaw, the beautiful bride from this Cheshire wedding at Delamere Manor.  This was another wonderful wedding and it featured a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  You will see from the pictures below Liz performed outside, made possible by the beautiful, white Dutchgrand that it so integral to her look.

We were lucky enough to book you for our wedding in April and we are so glad we did! You were amazing and totally exceeded our expectations! You made our ceremony so special. The wedding breakfast was so relaxed with you playing, all of our guests commented on how amazing it was! Not only that, but you are a lovely lady who has been a pleasure to deal with right from the start! Thanks Liz, for adding that perfect touch to our big day! xxx

Mrs Ruby Shaw

Wedding pianist Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Shaw

Cheshire Wedding Pianist Liz Hendry with the new Mr & Mrs Shaw at Delamere Manor

The Live Piano Experience at Delamere Manor

Another beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony featuring the white Dutchgrand at Cheshire Wedding Venue, Delamere Manor

 

We recommend Liz 100% for weddings

Jessica and John were married at the beautiful Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire with bespoke piano music from Liz Hendry who they highly recommend!

Sandhole Oak Barn is a another fantastic cheshire wedding venue.  This is particularly nice because they have a lovely, well maintained grand piano in the ceremony room.  However, to give the bride and groom flexibility to hold their wedding drinks reception outside by the water, Liz was happy to set up the Dutchgrand white baby grand piano under the pergola by the water. See how they recommend her in their kind review.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you again to Liz for playing at our wedding. We cannot recommend Liz enough. She is so lovely and right from the beginning we knew she would make our day extra special. She has such a wide repertoire and was accommodating to all our requests for the day. Her playing is absolutely stunning and it just added that extra special sparkle to our day. We had so so many comments from our guests about how good she was – one guest even said they wanted to take her home with her!! We would 100% recommend her for any weddings/special occasions.

Thank you again Liz – it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

Mr & Mrs Murphy xxx

Liz Hendry and all at The Live Piano Experience wish Mr & Mrs Murphy a life time of happiness and prosperity.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Jessica and John by the piano at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire Wedding Venue

Jessica and John recommend Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist pictured by the piano at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire Wedding Venue.

 

Liz’s white baby grand piano outside at Sandhole Oak barn

Liz Hendry’s white baby grand piano outside at Sandhole Oak barn

 

Simply Stunning Piano Music

Mandy and Emily were married in a simply stunning ceremony at Ashfield House with piano music from Liz Hendry 

Ashfield House is an award winning wedding venue in Standish.  The Live Piano Experience is honoured to be one of the recommended providers for their weddings and we frequently attend their open evenings.  This is where Mandy and Emily first met Liz Hendry and heard her piano music.  It is a fantastic idea to go and see a wedding venue when it is all set up for a beautiful wedding.  We find that our piano music is a great addition to the atmosphere of any wedding venue, particularly so at Ashfield house as our brides will confirm.  Check out the kind words Many and Emily sent to us.

The first time we heard Liz was at a wedding open evening at Ashfield House. As we walked into the ceremony room she started playing ‘Heaven.’ It was simply stunning! We looked at each other and knew not only had we found our venue but also the person who would be playing as we walked down the aisle.

On the day she was truly amazing, and even better than we remembered. She set the atmosphere and pretty much brought a tear to everyone’s eye. If you are looking for live piano music for your ceremony, reception drinks or wedding breakfast then look no further. We cannot thank you enough Liz. You were fantastic.

Mandy and Emily

Emily and Mandy at Ashfield House

Stunning Brides – Emily and Mandy. Just married.

The Live Piano Experience at Ashfield House

All ready for a beautiful ceremony at Ashfield House

Liz from The Live Piano Experience ready to perform for Emily and Mandy’s ceremony.

Piano music from The Live Piano Experience at Ashfield House

 

Wedding Music at Inglewood Manor

When I provided Wedding Music at Inglewood Manor on Sunday 17th September for Samantha and Michelle, I had an amazing day. These two lovely brides had a great time celebrating with family and friends.

 

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Wedding pianist Liz Hendry with two lovely brides at Inglewood Manor

Inglewood Manor

This is a really beautiful venue for a wedding in the Chester area. A Manor House Set in 38 acres of stunning grounds, which also has wonderful and attentive staff. They certainly made me feel welcome!

http://www.inglewoodmanor.co.uk

Review

I received this this wonderful email from Samantha and Michelle about their Wedding music at Inglewood Manor.

‘Hi Liz,

We just wanted to pop an email over to say thank you for providing such wonderful music on Sunday, our guests have all commented on how beautifully you played, it really helped make our day special! It was really lovely to meet you too, apologies we didn’t have much time to speak but hopefully the staff at Inglewood took good care of you, thanks again!

 

Kind regards

Samantha and Michelle

Wedding Music

The beautiful brides picked a great selection of wedding music from my repertoire and couple of new ones. Songs included Forever Young by Jay-Z, Half The World Away by Oasis and All of Me by John Legend.

Outdoor Piano Music

In my photographs, taken on the day you can see how beautiful the venue is and we were so lucky with the weather that I was able to set up outside on the lovely terrace for the drinks reception wedding music.

The Live Piano Experience

Wedding music at Inglewood Manor by Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist.

 

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Portable white baby grand outside at Inglewood Manor

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Liz Hendry playing for the wedding breakfast at Inglewood Manor

Congratulations to Samantha and Michelle. They make such a lovely couple and I wish them a lifetime of happiness. Liz x

http://www.thelivepianoexperience.com

 

A Beautiful Bartle Hall Wedding

I had the honour of being part of a beautiful wedding at multi-award winning venue, Bartle Hall,  near Preston.

 

Beautiful wedding

The beautiful Bartle Hall, award winning wedding venue

Hayley and Anthony had a lovely ceremony here followed by a full day and evening of celebrations surrounded by their family and close friends. Bartle Hall is such a versatile and stylish venue where the guests can all relax and socialise as the wedding party move around the venue for the different parts of the wedding day. The grounds looked stunning for Hayley and Anthony’s outdoor photographs taken by Kris Clarke Photography  and the bar was cosy and festive, a great warm place to rest when the weather outside got a little cold.

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The Gorgeous grounds at Bartle Hall

 

 

Beautiful wedding music

It was fantastic to be able to play some really unique and unusual music choices for Mr and Mrs Fox during their ceremony.

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Liz Hendry ready to play for the wedding ceremony of Mr and Mrs Fox

Beautiful bride, Hayley walked down the aisle to ‘Kissing You’ from Romeo and Juliet. What a romantic choice! I then arranged ‘The Power Of Love’ by Gabriella Alpin/ Frankie Goes to Hollywood and ‘Real Love’ by Tom Odell/ John Lennon. It’s great to listen to these beautiful modern versions of classic hits and then make my own, instrumental piano version of them to make a special performance for my brides and grooms.

 

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White Baby Grand Piano from The Live Piano Experience at Bartle Hall

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The wedding breakfast at Bartle Hall where I provided background music.

 

I would like to thank Hayley and Anthony for having me at their wedding and wish them a very long and happy future together. Thank you to Bartle Hall and all the staff there, who look after me during every visit, and are so welcoming that I always feel part of the team!

Beautiful wedding

Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Fox at Bartle Hall

Liz Hendry

The Live Piano Experience

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Cheshire Wedding Music

A Beautiful Cheshire Wedding for Mr and Mrs Harland

Last Sunday was a lovely crisp winter’s day for the wedding of Mr and Mrs Harland where I provided wedding music for their very special day at Cheshire wedding venue, Carden Park. My portable, white, baby grand piano really suited the surroundings in the shooting suite, with the rooms dressed beautifully by Angela and the team from Chicks On Wheels  There was a luxurious winter theme and everything sparkled as if dusted by snow!

Cheshire wedding music

The ceremony room in the Shooting Suite

Cheshire wedding music

The beautiful top table dressed by Chicks On Wheels

Cheshire wedding music Grand piano

White Baby Grand Piano ready for the wedding breakfast. Music by Liz from The Live Piano Experience

Cheshire wedding music

Beautiful Wedding Breakfast room at Carden Park

Cheshire Wedding Music by The Live Piano Experience

Scott and Becky thought carefully about their wedding music and wanted music that was special to them on their big day. Becky was an absolutely stunning bride and looked breathtaking as she walked down the aisle to ‘Amazed’ by Lonestar. It is so lovely to play something unique that I have arranged,  at the request of each bride and groom. This makes their wedding like no other, and so memorable and special to all family members and guests. Other song choices included ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Jason Mraz and ‘How Long Will I Love You’ by Ellie Goulding, followed by my arrangement of ‘Greatest Day’ by Take That for the ‘Grand Exit.’

For the wedding breakfast I played ‘When Love Takes Over’ as Mr and Mrs Harland were announced into the room as all their guests applauded.

Cheshire Wedding Music

Liz Hendry ready to perform on her white Baby Grand piano.

For the rest of the wedding music I played a lovely selection, everything from Christmas classics, to Disney, to recent chart hits and love songs.

 

The day was documented for Becky and Scott by Mike Roberts Films and Steve Hale Photography and I’m looking forward to seeing the results which I’m sure will be stunning.

Cheshire wedding music

Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Harland at Carden Park.

‘Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Harland and I wish you a lifetime of happiness.’

Liz Hendry

The Live Piano Experience

Www.thelivepianoexperience.com

 

Vow Renewal Music

Anthony and Gill Rudd chose me to provide their vow renewal music with my White Baby Grand Piano at one of my favourite wedding venues- Ashfield House in Standish. The couple, who normally reside in Australia, decided to celebrate their many years together by having a wonderful ceremony to renew their wedding vows, and then a gorgeous celebration at award winning wedding venue, Ashfield House.

Ceremony room vow renewal

The beautiful ceremony room ready for a vow renewal at Ashfield House

Vow renewal music on the piano

Liz Hendry from The Live Piano Experience ready to play vow renewal music

Vow renewal music choices

The day began with Gill walking down the aisle,looking absolutely stunning, to ‘Pachelbel’s Canon in D.’ The ceremony included beautiful readings from their lovely daughters. At the end of the vow renewal ceremony was a surprise for Tony. An old friend from his military background, Anthony ‘Bruce’ Draper played ‘Highland Cathedral’ on the bagpipes as the couple walked out of the ceremony hand in hand. This was a very emotional moment with this haunting melody adding to the amazing atmosphere.

The day then continued with drinks in the bar and photographs outside taken by one of our industry friends, Christopher Lewis Photography . Gill and Tony also had a video made by Lauren Simpkin Films which would be a lovely momento of the day.

Vow renewal music and photography

Liz Hendry with Darren and Chris from Christopher Lewis Photography.

Vow renewal music and videography

Liz Hendry with Lauren Simpkin Films.

The guests then relaxed in the restaurant with a delicious three course dinner provided by the catering team at Ashfield House whilst I played piano music throughout. Gill had requested a few songs which I added to my selection for the day including ‘How Will I Live Without You’ by Leanne Rimes, ‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams, ‘Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’ by Aerosmith, ‘It Must Be Love’ by Madness and ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri.

Vow renewal music and meal

The beautiful restaurant at Ashfield House where I provided piano music for Gill and Tony

 

It it was an honour to be a part of this very special day which was all about the importance of family and a fantastic couple, still very much in love after their many years of marriage! It was fantastic to speak to Tony at the end of the day who thought that their choice of vow renewal music, especially music played live on the piano had made such a difference to making their day really special.

Vow renewal music on the piano

Liz with Tony and Gill Rudd at the piano

 

Musical Christmas Wedding, Mottram Hall

When I arrived at Cheshire Wedding Venue, Mottram Hall on Saturday, I discovered a winter wonderland full of beautiful trees and glamorous guests ready for this Christmas wedding. Elizabeth and Christopher Redfern had chosen this amazing place to say their vows, with some of the best suppliers in the North West Wedding Industry playing a part in their special day. I was booked to provide wedding piano music for their ceremony and drinks reception.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Liz and Chris Redfern on their wedding day.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Liz and Chris Redfern on their wedding day.

I was thrilled to be working alongside one of our industry friends Stefan Remneson of YSD Media who was capturing this special day with both photography and videography.

Liz Hendry with Stefan from YSD Media

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Stefan from YSD Media

 

The room was dressed by Last Memories by Alison who is a regular at Mottram Hall.

 

Room dressing by Lasting Memories by Alison

Room dressing by Lasting Memories by Alison with backdrop provided by Lee Knight (Knights of Disco)

The Live Piano Experience at Mottram Hall

White Baby Grand Piano from The Live Piano Experience at Mottram Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alison also provided the venue with the amazing trees that can be found in each room, all dressed in a different theme and enhancing a Christmas wedding.

 

Remembrance Day Tree

Remembrance Day Tree

Alice in Wonderland tree

Alice in Wonderland tree

 

The guests all looked wonderful, dressed in dinner suits and beautiful evening dresses as if they were attending a fabulous film premiere.

 

Liz was a stunning bride and a big music fan. She surprised Chris by asking me to play ‘Everything I do ‘ by Bryan Adams as she walked down the aisle in the St. Andrews Suite. I also arranged ‘This is the One’ by The Stone Roses to play during the signing, as another surprise, as this is one of Chris’s favourites.

Liz Hendry about to play for the wedding of Liz and Chris at Mottram Hall

Liz Hendry about to play for the wedding of Liz and Chris at Mottram Hall

‘The guests then retired to The Garden Room where they mingled during photographs whilst I provided a variety of piano music in the background. Everything from Christmas songs to rock classics, recent chart hits to Disney favourites. After a group photograph at the front of the hall, a number of guests returned to the garden room asking for requests and sing-alongs.

Great guests having a sing along with Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist.

Great guests having a sing along with Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist.

They had a great time singing along whilst I played Oasis hits, Christmas Classics and Elton John songs. Here is a selfie with these lovely guests who were great fun and a pleasure to play for.

 

Chris and Liz Redfern had a wonderful Christmas Wedding at this beautiful venue and I was pleased to provide wedding piano music for them. I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Liz Hendry, The Live Piano Experience x

 

Picture taken by Lasting Memories by Alison of this gorgeous family who had their special day at Mottram Hall.

Picture taken by Lasting Memories by Alison of this gorgeous family who had their special day at Mottram Hall.

Wedding songs for a Beautiful Manchester Bride

Saturday was a very exciting day for me as I love to visit new venues. The Macdonald Hotel and Spa, Manchester was the setting for the wedding of Jade and Rupert Butcher who said their vows here, in the presence of all their friends and family,  a very special little bridesmaid- their lovely daughter Phoebe.  Here I was to play the wedding songs for one of the most special moments of their life!

I arrived at the venue to find Michelle from Bow So Sweet dressing the room with a beautiful, white, wintery theme that you can see on my photographs. The room was divided off for the ceremony to be later opened up into a larger space for the wedding breakfast.

Wedding songs – The Couple’s Choice

The couple opted for ‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy for Jade to walk down the aisle. (This is one of my favourite wedding pieces and there is a video at the bottom of the blog showing my performance of this for another wedding at Peckforton Castle.) Jade later told me how, as she heard the music being played, she struggled to hold back the tears as she set off down the aisle towards Rupert.

The couple opted for light hearted, upbeat choices for signing the register, and danced their way out of the ceremony to Steve Wonder singing ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ with their guests following to celebrate.

The drinks reception was held in the hotel bar and then it was back upstairs for the wedding breakfast, with the couple entering the room to my rendition of ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me.’

The couple were obviously enjoying catching up with all their guests during the meal and in between courses they tried to speak everyone, going around the room for a chat whilst I provided background music throughout. It was a lovely atmosphere and a great time was had by all.

Whilst there I met a lovely couple – Photoluminaire who were documenting the day with Photography, and also the boys from Starkfilm Weddings who were filming all the special moments.

Congratulations to Jade and Rupert and I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

See a complete list of my wedding songs at Liz Repertoire

Piano Music for Manchester Ceremony

Piano Music for Manchester Ceremony

Liz Hendry with Jade, the beautiful bride

Liz Hendry with Jade, the beautiful bride

White Baby Grand and beautiful room dressing.

White Baby Grand and beautiful room dressing.

Wedding breakfast with White Baby Grand from The Live Piano Experience

Wedding breakfast with White Baby Grand from The Live Piano Experience

 

Peckforton Castle wedding pianist

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist

Peckforton Castle wedding pianist Liz Hendry

Liz Hendry was joined by her husband and business partner Mark the Piano Guy for this lovely wedding at Peckforton Castle.

Liz performed for the ceremony in the stunning hall.  She started playing as the guests sat and the beautiful bride arrived in a horse drawn carriage provided by The Ostler carriages.

Mark The piano Guy mingled with the guests getting this footage for this beautiful video.  Then he performed outside for the drinks reception in his inimitable fun piano/vocal style.

Liz and Mark shared duties during the wedding breakfast with Liz performing her more ambient style during starters and main course then Mark getting the crowd singing along during dessert.

Enjoy the video!