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 

See more fabulous Ashfield House weddings Liz performed at!

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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

Liz Hendry wedding pianist, Barca Bar, Manchester

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist

Barca bar, Manchester

Mr and Mrs Lefley leave a lovely testimonial for Liz Hendry after their Manchester wedding

General Comments

The pianist was fantastic to start with Liz explained everything at event city and her website was very helpful. Also Liz was fantastic on the phone explained what type of music would be good . We then supplied a list of music we would like to played and wheb. We then got reply nearly instant explaining that she knew some and that she would learn the rest. The day was perfect because she said she had done a recce of each venue. Everything was in place and the music was perfect everything played. 

Why did you book them?

Because of the value for money and the way she talked to us and explained everything and the piano was really nive 

Mr Neil Lefley

A Testimonial from Rebecca Ramsey

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist

Ashfield House, Wigan, Greater Manchester

Another great testimonial for Liz Hendry

“Liz is not only a fantastic pianist but is the perfect person to have organising your entertainment at your wedding as she is super calm and stays connected either by phone/text or email. She played most of the songs we requested and tailored where she played to the weather and style of wedding so we were lucky enough to have Liz playing outside. Liz was a big part of making our day magical and playing whilst I walked down the isle I will never forget.”
Mrs Rebecca Ramsey

Recommended Suppler to Ashfield house

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