We hit the road again … well the Skylark Golf and Country Club, Fareham, actually for Beth and George’s wedding! With an early start to ensure we were set up before the days celebrations began, the beautiful surroundings certainly took the edge off the long day ahead of us, (with the guests partying hard until 1am!) Acres of stunning grounds, coupled with a beautifully sunny, cloud free autumnal day!
Setting up proved to be a little bit trickier than usual with the stage being very “intimate”, but with a bit of organising from the brass section and a touch of Take Note Team work, we were able to get at least 5 of the members on stage – allowing our 2 fabulous vocalists to really interact with the wedding guests throughout the evening.
With the set list perfected by our guitarist Mat, Craig was up first to perform the first dance song for the newlyweds. What an amazing song – ‘Perfect’ (by Ed Sheeran), learnt by request, rehearsed and performed especially for the occasion.
We loved Beth’s choice in Wedding dress – incorporating lace & buttons down the back and train; she certainly gave Pippa Middleton a run for her money! Complimented perfectly by the beautiful burgundy bridesmaids dresses, who all looked utterly gorgeous!
With a small interlude for cake cutting, the band prepared themselves for what was to be a non-stop party for the wedding guests. The dance floor was absolutely heaving from the first number!
A brief break between sets, we were all determined to keep the momentum up for the entire evening to allow everyone to celebrate the start of a brand new adventure for George & Beth as the new Mr and Mrs Glass. From us all here at Take Note HQ, we wish the happy couple all the best for the future. Many Congratulations!
You’ve got to love weddings (and vow renewals too!). In Take Note teamwork style, we co-ordinated around work, to get over to Titchfield (Fareham), Hampshire to play for Haanagh and Mike’s wedding vow renewal.
Many thanks to the gents (and Bex) in the team, who were able to arrive early to the venue to set up the lighting, speakers and backdrop, all in good time before the guests arrived. Then it was the hot (and slightly nervous!) wait til our performance. Having listened to the warm-up act, the pressure was on us to keep the party going even more nerve wracking as Haanagh had already said she and Mike were super excited to have us be part of their night a couple of times – eeeeeek!!
On what seemed like the hottest day of the year so far, we ventured on stage… Sarah kicked off with the wonderful opening dance of “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (this nearly brought tears to all our eyes – not just the lovely couple! (TakeNote bring tissues next time). With Jon our fabulous drummer (and the ‘engine’ of the band) having worked on a tailor made set list for the event including “Rock around the Clock”, “Hound Dog” and “Parklife”, we were very soon able to have the floor packed for the rest of the evening and the crowd asking for more. This was such an amazing evening for us to recreate Haanagh and Mike’s special day and be part of the celebrations. Haanagh gave us this lovely feedback
“If anyone is looking for a group that will make their event or celebration more than brilliant, then you should look no further than Take Note UK. We asked them to provide our evening entertainment at our very special day and we could not have been more impressed!
Highly professional, extremely kind and accommodating, great fun, friendly, and extremely talented musicians. Great music from a great group.
Would recommend without hesitation and if I could give more than 10/10 I would!”