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.

 

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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!

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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!

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The ceremony room in the Shooting Suite

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The beautiful top table dressed by Chicks On Wheels

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

Liz Hendry Wedding pianist. Ashfield House – Hallsworth wedding

Liz Hendry Ashfield House Wedding Pianist

Liz Hendry wedding pianist seen here at Ashfield house with bride Mrs Hallsworth

“I first heard Liz play at an open evening at Ashfield House as soon as I heard her play she sent shivers down my spine! I knew there and then that I wanted her to play at my wedding as I knew that she would make is special and memorable and definitely give it the wow factor. Liz provided the perfect backdrop to our special day as she plays so beautifully and provides a wide range of music. All my guests commented how wonderful she was and there wasn’t a dry eye as I walked down to her playing.”

Why did you book Liz Hendry, Ashfield House Wedding Pianist?

“Because I heard her play at Ashfield House and she made me shiver and emotional with how beautiful she played, I just thought wow she is amazing! When I went to talk to her to ask about hiring her etc she was so professional and such a lovely person. I would highly recommend Liz to anyone getting married if they too want the wow factor she is truly blessed with an amazing talent.”

Mrs Lyndsey Hallsworth 

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Park Hall Wedding Pianist Liz Hendry

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist

Park Hall, Chorley, Lancashire

Liz Hendry Wedding pianist with Mr & Mrs Eccleston at Park Hall, Lancashire

“Liz Hendry put on a spectacular performance on our wedding day. Her music set the atmosphere during our big day and made it so special and romantic. Our guests were singing along during the wedding breakfast and they all commented on how amazing Liz was. Liz is an extremely talented and genuinely lovely person, she is very professional and organised and we had nothing to worry about when it came to our wedding music. We picked some music that was not on Liz’s set list and it was not a problem.”

Why did you book Liz Hendry for your wedding at Park Hall?

“Liz is extremely talented and friendly. She is a lovely person and we instantly liked her. The piano is such a romantic instrument it be played at a wedding. Liz has very fair prices and booked us in professionally and quickly with no stress. She provided us with all the information we needed but we didn’t feel pressured. Nothing was too much trouble and we are very grateful!”

Mrs Keeley Eccleston

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Testimonial – Mrs Eastham – Ashfield house wedding

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist

Another amazing wedding at Ashfield house, Wigan, Greater Manchester

Here is Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Mrs Eastham at the multi award winning ashfield house

“Liz was absolutely fantastic! Great pianist. Enjoyed be all of our guests. Quality of service couldn’t of been better. Definitely deserves this award!”

Why did you book Liz Hendry – Wedding Pianist for your wedding at Ashfield House?

“Has a great reputation & by far lived up to it!”

Mrs Aimee Eastham

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June 2016

Wedding Pianist at Overwater Hall

As a wedding pianist working mostly in the Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester area, I was delighted to have the chance to return to Overwater Hall.  A beautiful, Lake District wedding venue that is a hidden gem for more intimate weddings. The scenery alone will leave you astounded.  It is a gorgeous 18th century hotel, with award winning catering, stunning rooms and an attentive and friendly management team.  It was lovely to work with Stephen Bore, and Angela and Adrian Hyde.  Check out the venue at http://www.overwaterhall.co.uk/

The Bride

I was contacted online by Polly Barrett who was looking for a modern wedding pianist,  able to play a selection of more alternative music, including rock and heavy metal.  She particularly loves  ‘Everlong’ by the Foo Fighters. My varied musical background and training means that I am able to adapt many musical styles for the piano. I am especially keen to play music from this genre, being a fan of rock music myself.

The Venue – Overwater Hall

I was welcomed to Overwater Hall by Stephen with an offer of help and a lovely cup of tea. My portable, electric, white baby grand piano fitted perfectly in the stylish lounge/welcome area where I was able to play for guest arrival before the ceremony, and throughout the drinks reception. Polly and Chris were married here and then mingled with their guests in the fabulous surroundings with glasses of champagne and lovely cream soda cordial from ‘the re-hydration station.’ They also spent some time in the lovely grounds here with Jono Symonds Photography, working his magic to capture some lovely memories from their day. When chatting to Jono, he mentioned what a delight it was to take photographs at Overwater Hall due to the stunning scenery.  The different stylistic elements in each of the rooms also make for really interesting photography. I have added the beautiful photograph that Jono posted on facebook of Polly and Chris.

I would like to congratulate the new Mr and Mrs Walton, thank them for booking me and wish them a long and happy marriage. I am hoping to return to Overwater Hall soon (not just for the lovely sandwiches and cups of tea) but to be able to work in such wonderful surroundings.  It was an absolute pleasure, especially with all the staff at the venue being so welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Liz Hendry x

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