Pianist Chester Grosvenor Wedding of Mark & Steph

20th Feb 2012


pianist Chester Grosvenor weddingFor any wedding pianist Chester Grosvenor weddings are an absolute joy. For a start, if you are transporting your own piano there are no steps. You can normally see some very nice cars parked outside. The decor has a luxurious feel and the team are extremely courteous and professional. And although I have performed around the world as a singer and pianist Chester is just 20 minutes from home.

Mark & Steph had clearly been seduced by the Chester Grosvenor when they came down from Morecambe to see the venue. They decided to host their wedding there last Thursday. Thursday, of course, is the new Sunday.

The bride and groom wanted me to play their ceremony music and then entertain during the drinks reception. As guests took their seats, I played some background instrumental pieces: Forrest Gump Theme (Silvestri), Portuguese Love Theme, Human (Killers), etc. Steph’s request’s for the wedding ceremony actually included two processionals:

Where Is My Mind (the Pixies) for the walk-in of the bridesmaids
Glasgow Love Theme (Craig Armstrong from the Love Actually soundtrack) for the walk-in of the bride.

The newlyweds walked out to Dakota (Stereophonics). While they disappeared for photos, I played piano & vocal requests for the guests. These included tracks by Muse, Rolling Stones, Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen which were what the bride had also requested.

Mark and Steph eventually returned in time for the wedding breakfast. As the team invited guests to go through, I said my goodbyes and wished the newlyweds all the best for the future. Thank you for having me. Let’s raise our glasses to the new Mr & Mrs Fenton xx