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.

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!

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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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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overwater hall inside by liz hendry