A beautiful wedding for Richard & Amy

The King’s Court Masonic Centre in Chandler’s Ford, Southampton set the perfect rustic backdrop for our next wedding of the season.

Setting up as the guests were just getting dessert, it was clear the couple had put a lot of thought and effort into their special day: the mini-cheesecakes in individual glasses were a particular favourite. The children had a separate room to play and eat sweets while the adults could drink and chat by the bar. One child was fascinated with all our equipment and asked if he could play on Jon’s drumkit.

Starting with a new addition to our set for the first dance Brown Eyed Girl, the love and emotion in the room as the newlyweds danced was indescribable. Specially for the happy couple we added a couple of other songs to our usual set, I Will Wait and Build Me Up Buttercup. The dance floor was packed as the party officially got going with a particular shout-out to the gentleman in the grey suit who was throwing some serious moves on the dance floor.

The couple were very kind and said the band could help themselves to the buffet in between sets and as we relaxed before the second set, we all discussed our plans for the Easter weekend. Sarah told us all about her final training for the London marathon: we wish her the best of luck in the race!

Bex was feeling rather unwell by this point in the night but powered through and blasted out the second set like any other day. Proud of her!

One thing we love at weddings is watching guests descend further into the party spirit: and yes, there is always one guest who dances with real enthusiasm! As the drinks finish, the singing gets louder and the dance floor gets busier. For us: there’s no better vibe than a wedding and helping the couple celebrate their special day.

We wish the Rich and Amy all the best in their future together and look forward to seeing them soon at future gigs.

Lisa and David’s Wedding

Who doesn’t love a winter wedding?! With the recent weather warnings, we were worried the day would be snowed off! But thankfully the only glistening white for miles around was the beautiful bride, Lisa!

Arriving at Otterbourne, Winchester Village Hall for 3pm to set up on stage before the guests arrived, the room was adorned with fairy lights. Looking at all our equipment again for the first time after our Christmas break, it took us a few minutes to remember where all the different cables went! But we soon got going and set up in a very speedy 40 mins. This left us enough time to warm our instruments and voices with a quick revival of the set before leaving the guests to enjoy their delicious 3 course dinner.

As with all good weddings, everything was running a little behind schedule, which gave us a great opportunity in the back room to catch-up on our Christmas breaks. Moving onto other topics of conversation, we discussed ‘classic’ wedding subjects of ‘What would you do in the event of a nuclear strike’ before we all concluded its far too unlikely to have to worry about! But you know the classic boy scouts’ motto, ‘always be prepared’!

Leading on straight from a beautiful first dance, the guests were clearly ready for a party. Sarah and Craig are always ready to warm up a crowd but clearly none was needed here. From the first note of Let Me Entertain You all the way to our final Oh What a Night, the dance floor was packed for every song. A particular shout out to the lady in the black dress at the front who didn’t step off the dance floor all night – she seemed to have a different dance routine for every song!

The bride and groom were very kind to give us each a slice of cake after we packed up – a delicious sponge which really rounded off the evening on a high. We hope they enjoyed their big day and wish them all the best in the future. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope to see you at other gigs soon!

To anyone wanting to see more pictures head over to our Instagram, otherwise check out our upcoming events. We only have a few gig slots left before August so, book us before we’re gone!

Helen & Rob’s Warsash Wedding

Last Friday saw Team Take Note UK head over to Warsash Sailing Club to celebrate the marriage of Helen and Robert; a beautiful venue set within the stunning backdrop of Warsash Harbour.

The day was running a little behind schedule when we arrived (as all great Weddings do!) which was no trouble for the team; we called a quick “car park meeting” to set in place our call to action for when the Best Man gave us the all clear to come in. To say it ran as a military operation is perhaps a little exaggerated, but we were in and set up in a record breaking 40 minutes… we’ll take that! Great effort by all involved (even Sarah had a hand in the set up!)

The evening began with the happy couple enjoying their first dance. Strictly Come Dancing can stand aside; Helen and Robert owned the floor! A huge 10/10 from us! After the couple took their bow we were straight in with our first number, which saw the guests immediately take to the floor. It’s fair to say that most of them proceeded to stay there for the evening!

We had a few special requests that were our absolute pleasure to perform. “Pencil Full of Lead” by Paulo Nutini was a real crowd pleaser (and will now be a firm addition to our set!) along with “Play That Funky Music” which provided the opportunity for some pretty awesome dance moves! “Everybody Needs Somebody” by The Blues Brothers showed us all that a true classic never goes out of fashion, and we had a lot of fun playing that track to what was one our most receptive audiences to date!

A massive thank you to the New Mr and Mrs Dawson for inviting us to share your special day. You both looked stunning and so very much in love, it was a joy to be able to play for you. We hope to see you and your guests at a future gig very soon!

“Thanks for keeping the dance floor filled on Friday night, we had the Best Day and so many people commented on how amazing you guys were…”
“So good, even my dad got dancing!”

Helen & Rob