18 Feb Valentine’s Day Wedding at Polhawn Fort
The Classical Strings Trio performed at a gorgeous, romantic wedding at Polhawn Fort on 14th February 2015. Polhawn Fort is always a dramatic location, but was perfect for this Valentine’s Day wedding, with it’s sweeping views across the bay. As we took our instruments down the spiral staircase, we noticed golden hearts scattered along the steps, twinkling at us as we went. Such a lovely welcome!
As the guests assembled, we performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘I Will Always Love You’, and the gentle modern classic ‘Le Onde’ by Einaudi. The Bride and Groom chose some of our film music for the main part of their ceremony.
The theme from Indiana Jones was the Entry music, followed by my arrangements of the romantic ballad ‘Wherever You Will Go’ and the upbeat love song by Jason Mraz ‘I’m Yours’. For the Exit of the Bride and Groom, the Bride requested a special arrangement of ‘All Time High’ which was originally sung by Rita Coolidge as the theme song for the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’. I think it is a lovely idea to choose the music from films that are special to you to add a personal touch to create the soundtrack for your own wedding day.
As the guests enjoyed drinks and canapés, we entertained everyone with a selection of modern love songs, and some Celtic melodies. Some of the guests were Irish, and really enjoyed these tunes in particular!
After a short break, during which time the guests assembled outside for some photographs, we performed some of my arrangements of romantic songs from musicals and films. This suited the Valentine’s Day theme really well, although music from classic films and musicals are a lovely way to round off any wedding celebration! Our final Celtic tune – ‘Drowsy Maggie’ was a rousing finish, and brought a warm glow to the guests who were tapping their feet along to the rhythms as they warmed up in the sitting room with some drinks.
As we left Polhawn Fort, I managed to capture a photograph of a beautiful sunset over Whitsand Bay. The perfect end to a wonderful day.