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.

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Wedding music at Inglewood Manor by Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist.

 

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Portable white baby grand outside at Inglewood Manor

The Live Piano Experience

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

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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

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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.

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

 

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

 

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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