The Wedding of Adam & Joanne Schofield.
The weather turned out to be perfect yesterday, just in time for Adam and Joanne’s wedding. They weren’t getting married until 3pm, which is a pretty late wedding. But is actually a perfect time, because your guests are eating at 5pm (usual time for dinner for most people), and it means that you have enough time for a lie in haha…pretty genius if you ask me.
I arrived extremely early, and was set up and ready by 1:45pm, so I sat in the conservatory with a glass of water. Adventurous, I know.
The wedding was at Sitwell arms in Renishaw. I haven’t been there in absolutely years, and it has changed so much. It’s now a hotel as well and caters for weddings. The gardens around the back are lovely, with a little lake and a cute bridge over the water. Wonderful for photo’s.
Joanne & Adam only booked me in January, which is quite late considering that I’m usually booked 2 years in advanced. Luckily I was available. I feel awful when someone wants to book me and I’m already booked. The music that they chose for the ceremony was really traditional, and suited the style of their wedding down to the ground. Wedding March for Bridal Entrance and Exit, and then ‘Air on a G String’ and Chi Mai by Ennio Morricone for the signing of the registers. Two readings which were lovely. One of my favourites, ‘On your Wedding Day’. It was so lovely, the lady who stood up to read it was instantly emotional, and then all the girls at the back started crying, and then I started….luckily I was sat at the back too haha. A gentleman from the back walked down and stood next to the lady for some moral support, and she read it beautifully.
Today is a day you will always remember
The greatest in anyone’s life
You’ll start off the day just two people in love
And end it as Husband and Wife
It’s a brand new beginning the start of a journey
With moments to cherish and treasure
And although there’ll be times when you both disagree
These will surely be outweighed by pleasure
You’ll have heard many words of advice in the past
When the secrets of marriage were spoken
But you know that the answers lie hidden inside
Where the bond of true love lies unbroken
So live happy forever as lovers and friends
It’s the dawn of a new life for you
As you stand there together with love in your eyes
From the moment you whisper ‘I do’
And with luck, all your hopes, and your dreams can be real
May success find it’s way to your hearts
Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys
But today is the day it all starts
I swear, I cry every single time that I hear it…that’s when you know it’s a good one!!!
After the ceremony, I played in the conservatory for the Drinks Reception. There was a lovely lady sat on the window sill just next to me, watching intently. “Where did you get your violin?” she asked…so we had a lovely little chat about violins. She told me that she had been playing violin since the age of 4, and she plays piano also. As a school teacher it means that she plays for all of the school concerts. It was so nice to hear someone talk about a love of music, and someone who had kept playing their instruments. It’s so sad when you hear people saying that they used to play, but gave up, and wished that they didn’t. My dad always used to accompany me on piano when I was performing on my acoustic violin for school concerts. I loved it. We used to rehearse at home pretty constantly.
Adam & Jo looked so happy together and they had an amazing day. It was a pleasure to meet their family. Such warm, friendly people.
I wish them all a life time of health and happiness.