Yesterday I performed for a wedding ceremony at one of the most glamorous venues I have ever performed at. It was at Loseley Park in Surrey. Rather than the standard entrance, signing and exit, the couple wanted me to play a hymn for everyone to sing to just before the recessional, which was certainly different
One amusing thing about this was that no-one really knew the hymn and it sounded like 2 groups of people singing at different times!!!!
I have to say it was one of the friendliest atmospheres of any wedding ceremony I have every played at as a pianist.
Martyn Croston is a professional jazz pianist who performs at weddings and parties throughout London and the home counties. He has performed throughout the UK, USA and Russia both as a solo pianist and with numerous ensembles