I can’t remember how many times I’ve played the piano at Orchardleigh court, but it’s been quite a few. The venue is just outside the small town of Frome which is a lovely little place and I often stay the night there if I am performing in the area.
On this occasion I was playing the piano for the wedding of Angus and Sarah and I was required to provide music for the ceremony, the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast. They have their own grand piano at Orchardleigh which is perfect for the ceremony. However, if music is needed for other parts of the day, a digital piano is needed. So I played their piano for the ceremony and Sarah’s music choices were as follows:
Gathering of the congregation: “Almost Like Being in Love” and “Summertime”
Processional or Entrance of the Bride: “The Way You Look Tonight”
Signing of the Register: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel
Recessional or Exit: “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
After the ceremony I had a free reign to play exactly what I wanted, but as always, I had quite a few requests from the guests. Everyone was really friendly which made my day really pleasant. I really enjoyed my day at Orchardleigh House and I that I am booked to play the piano there again sometime in the future.
I wish Angus and Sarah all the very best for the future and I hope that they had a wonderful day.
Contact details for Orchardleigh House
Somerset BA11 2PB
Telephone: 01373 472550