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Real weddings – Dodmoor House

On 3rd October 2015 Ariella String Trio had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Nicky and Lee at one of our favourite wedding venues, Dodmoor House.

We are very privileged to be one of the recommended suppliers for Dodmoor House – we know the staff and venue very well and can’t recommend them highly enough!

Although it was Autumn we were lucky with the weather and it wasn’t too cold! All the guests were able to enjoy their drinks outside and we had lots of requests for pop and rock, especially Metallica!!!

Our Bride and Groom, Nicky and Lee, were absolutely lovely – a real pleasure to work with and they had chosen some fab music! Their guests thought it was amazing that we were playing all sorts of pop and rock music!

Here are some photos I took of the wedding – some lovely work from the wedding suppliers the couple had chosen. We are really lucky to get to see the finished results of each of our couples’ months of planning!

The beautiful cake was created by Shelly from “La Belle Cake Company” who we have had the pleasure of working with many times!

Venue dressing was by Gems Celebrations – Wedding and Event Hire. We work with this company often and I am always blown away by how they transform venues! Totally professional, this company is no.1 on our recommended list!

 

I must admit to being a little biased about this as purple is my FAVOURITE colour!!

The flowers were beautifully arranged by “By Arrangement Floristry” 

The photographer was Rob Lunan of Welcome Photography  – lovely to finally meet him!

We were very well looked after by Delicious Catering a company we had never worked with before but our sarnies were LOVELY!! Thank you!

Of course, no wedding is ever complete at Dodmoor without the lovely Geoffrey who loves us to fuss her! She is a great favourite especially with the children at weddings!

Sometimes, at weddings and events, we get to see some really unusual sights! Thought I would share this lady’s handbag with you! I have a friend who loves PUGS so I took this photo for her! Hope you enjoy!!

 

Until next time…………………!!

Ariella X

Ariella String Trio at Dodmoor House – Northamptonshire Wedding Music

On Saturday Ariella String Trio played for a wedding at Dodmoor House in Northamptonshire.

We are very proud to say that we are the recommended string quartet at this award winning wedding venue.

We have built up a great relationship with Dodmoor House over the past number of years – the staff are always fabulous to work with and look after our string quartet very well! It makes our job so easy and such a pleasure when a venue is so dedicated to top all round service. 

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Ariella String Trio

What can I say…….the sun came out! After all the horrid weather and storms the last couple of weeks it was absolute heaven!

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We arrived in good time to set up in the Courtyard Barn for Jess and Will’s ceremony so I took some lovely photos!

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Ariella Strings ~ Wedding reading inspiration ~ Readings from Children’s books!

We always love it when a reading is taken from a children’s book! Really makes me smile! I have blogged about this before but quite a while ago – I think it is time for a reminder!! Could you have any of these lovely readings read at your wedding ceremony?

The first reading I would like to share is The Velveteen Rabbit –  The enchanting story of how a toy was loved so much he became real.

 

 

EXCERPT FROM THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
~ By Margery Williams ~

”What is REAL?” asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

 

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Ariella Strings ~ ideas for light hearted civil wedding readings!!

I simply love the fact that we get to enjoy hearing lots of fabulous wedding readings when we play for ceremonies!

Some have me crying, some have me laughing, some have me doing both!!

I totally love my job!!

I have lots of inspiration from 2012 & 2013 weddings to share with you! Here are some of the more light hearted readings we heard…………some quite a few times!!

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From the wedding of Zoe and Nick at Dodmoor House 22nd November 2012

 

At the top of the list it most certainly has to be by Pam Ayres:

 

Yes, I’ll Marry You

Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear, 
And here’s the reason why; 
So I can push you out of bed 
When the baby starts to cry, 
And if we hear a knocking 
And it’s creepy and it’s late, 
I hand you the torch you see, 
And you investigate. 

Yes I’ll marry you, my dear, 
You may not apprehend it, 
But when the tumble-drier goes 
It’s you that has to mend it, 
You have to face the neighbour 
Should our labrador attack him, 
And if a drunkard fondles me 
It’s you that has to whack him. 

Yes, I’ll marry you, 
You’re virile and you’re lean, 
My house is like a pigsty 
You can help to keep it clean. 
That sexy little dinner 
Which you served by candlelight, 
As I do chipolatas, 
You can cook it every night! 

It’s you who has to work the drill 
and put up curtain track, 
And when I’ve got PMT it’s you who gets the flak, 
I do see great advantages, 
But none of them for you, 
And so before you see the light, 
I do, I do, I do! 

 

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Picture taken at the wedding of Kelly and George 24th August 2013

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Ariella Strings – Official “Rock My Wedding” Recommended String Quartet!

We are simply the top string group in the UK leading the way in everything to do with the service clients receive when they book a string group for their wedding! We make our couples feel special and important and enjoy helping them choose their very own personal musical scenery for their special day!

 

Have a listen to our string trio playing “She” from the movie “Notting Hill”

 

 

We are recognised as being top of our field by entrepreneurs, top wedding blogs, wedding industry awards and by Bridal Magazines! Most importantly our couples have given us fabulous reviews and testimonials – we must be doing it right!!!

 

Anyone for Coldplay??

 

 

We are a string group recommended by “Rock My Wedding” one of the best and well loved wedding blogs in the world.

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We are one of the Ultimate Wedding Magazine recommended suppliers.

Featured in Ultimate Wedding Magazine

The Ultimate Wedding Magazine is a top glossy UK Bridal Magazine BUT it is much, much more! It is ALSO the very FIRST INTERACTIVE Bridal Magazine in the UK. We are very privileged to be one of their exclusive wedding suppliers. 

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