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Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Partnerships

 

Have you considered a pianist for your wedding?  I have years of experience playing background music, I'm currently the resident pianist at the Regent Theatre, Hanley where you'll find me on a Thursday or Friday night.  I believe live piano music creates the perfect ambiance and gives your wedding that special touch.  I have a wide repertoire to suit all tastes and ages and I try to read the audience to play music for the moment.  So why not make your occasion more memorable by having a live pianist which will entertain and help stimulate conversations too.  Having a live pianist playing during any part of your wedding creates a very classy and upmarket feel.  I can create the perfect ambiance for both you and your guests and tailor music to your needs.  Below are some suggestions for music I have performed at other weddings but as your day is unique the choice is entirely down to yourselves.  Please take a look at my repertoire page for more song choices.

 

Please note if you are getting married at a venue other than a church some of the music may not be suitable if it has any religious content so you would need to get permission from the registrar beforehand.

 

I now have a stunning White Grand Piano shell available for use, this will be a talking point and will be fully portable and will enable you to have a grand piano without the extra cost.  To secure a booking I require a £20 non refundable deposit which can either be paid by cash, cheque or bank transfer.  Payment in full is required 7 days prior to the event or cash paid on the day.

 

 

Ceremony
Drinks Reception

The Wedding Ceremony package includes:

 

  • Music for up to 15 mins as your guests arrive and are being seated

  • A piece of music to walk down the aisle to

  • 2 or 3 pieces of music for the signing of the register         (this allows for photographs too)

  • A piece of music for the exit of the newly weds

 

Suggested music could include:

 

  • Everything I do

  • True Colours

  • A Thousand Years (Twilight)

  • How long will I love you

  • Thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran)

  • All of me (John Legend)

  • Your song

The Drinks Reception package includes:

 

  • This is the first chance your guests will have to welcome you as newly weds, although at this stage you might be getting whisked off for photographs so what better way to keep your guests entertained by having live piano music playing. 

 

 

  • A selection of music will be played as your guests celebrate the newly weds, this music will be non obtrusive and create the perfect ambience for your guests as they enjoy a few drinks which will help stimulate conversation whilst also adding a touch of class to your special day.

     

 

Wedding breakfast
Grand Piano Shell

The Wedding Breakfast package includes:

 

  • Music will be played during your wedding breakfast up until the speeches, again this music is designed to be non obtrusive, whilst stimulating conversation.

  • A piece of music can also be chosen for the entrance of the newly weds

 

The wedding breakfast is the most popular package, as your guests welcome the newly weds, music for this part of the wedding tends to be more relaxed and unobtrusive.  I try and vary the music so that all your guests will enjoy the music being played at the same time stimulating conversation.

 

The Grand Piano Shell

 

Add the wow factor with my new white grand piano shell.  You get the looks of a grand piano for a fraction of the price of hiring out an acoustic baby grand.  It is completely portable and is available free with any wedding package.

 

Venues

 

Here's a few of the venues I've played at which include:

 

Carden Park (Chester) 

Blossoms Hotel (Chester)

The Three Horseshoes (Nr Leek)

Wychwood Park (Cheshire)

Combermere Abbey (Nr Whitchurch)

Heath House (Tean)

Moat House (Festival park)

The Upper House (Barlaston)

Rowton Hall (Cheshire)

Aston Marina (Stone)

Borough Arms (Newcastle)

Somerford Hall (Nr Stafford)

Wrenbury Hall (Nantwich)

Kings Hall (Stoke)

Peckforton Castle

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa and Retreat

Consall Hall Gardens

Willington Hall, Tarporley

The Manor House (Alsager)

Heaton House Farm

Slaters Country Inn (Whitmore)

Keele Hall (Newcastle, Staffs)

Sandon Hall (Nr Stafford)

Weston Hall (Stafford)

The Moat House (Acton Trussell)

Sandhole Oak Barn

Dunwood Hall (nr Leek)

Mottram Hall (Cheshire)

Dilhorne Village Hall 

Rookery Hall

Tern Hill Hall (Whitchurch)

Fulford Village Hall 

Floral Hall (Tunstall)

Arley Hall (Cheshire)

 

I've also played in a Marquee and at private functions held at various venues

 

I am able to play outside (weather permitting) as long as there is power supplied for my digital piano

Church Weddings

 

Whilst I am not an organist, if you would like to have the piano for your church wedding, I can bring along my own portable digital piano and either play the traditional organ sound or maybe have some music played with the piano sound, the choice is yours.

 

Below are a few suggestions for the main parts of the ceremony. 

 

I would use the organ sounds for any hymns required and these would need to be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.

Entrance of the bride

 

Most couples choose the traditional Wedding March (Here comes the bride)  but other music could include:

 

The Grand March from Aida

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Air from Handel's Water Music

Signing of the Register

 

Music for this part of the ceremony needs to be more relaxed and could include:

 

Ave Maria

Piu Jesu

Air on a G String

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Canon in D

Exit of the newly weds

 

Again most couples choose the traditional Wedding March but other suggestions are:

 

Trumpet Voluntary

Grand March Aida

Ode to Joy