Last Summer The Dotted Crotchets String Quartet braved the heat and the roadworks to perform for Laurence and Sharon's big day in Liverpool, and what a beautiful wedding it was!
"In a historic building, The Light was a completely new wedding venue, so new in fact that we would make history in being the first people to get married there. It was a beautiful room which needed little decoration apart from a few playful paper pom poms lining the aisle. We thought a string quartet would be perfect in this space, and it was a detail which we kept secret from all of our guests - which really added the wow factor as they arrived on the day. With the Liverpool triathlon happening on the same day, there were a number of road closures, and despite allowing an hour to travel what was a 5 minute journey, I was still 15 minutes late, so thankfully the quartet entertained our guests with a list of pop classics - everything from ELO - Mr Blue Sky to Katy Perry - Firework."
"I fell in love with my dress (as most brides do!), it was fun with a vintage feel, I dressed it with an original 50s headband and had a 50s style veil made. My sisters were my beautiful bridesmaids and were able to carry off pretty, embellished, high necked and above the knee cream dresses. My flowers were a mix of oranges, yellows and pinks, tied in a relaxed style."
"I walked down the aisle to Desree's Kissing You, an emotional and favourite song for both of us, there were lots of tears! For the signing of the register we had The Beatles - All You Need is Love, Ben King - Stand By Me and Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss a Thing. Reminding us of a special time in Ibiza, where we met, we chose Coldplay's Viva La Vida as our triumphant exit song! More music followed as we enjoyed Prosecco, canapés and the views across the Mersey from the balcony on what was a scorching hot summers day."
"All 120 guests walked to the Maritime Museum, one of our ushers bought us both 99'er ice creams - just one of the many photo opportunities along the way! Arriving to a red carpet, we had Pimms on the dock, where guests could find their table on the old world map table plan (homemade by Laurence and I) before moving up to the Dining Rooms. In the reception and party room there were more handmade touches - a 'dancing shoes' picnic basket full of flip flops which got raided before the DJ arrived! A vintage style suitcase with a pile of postcards from Liverpool, Ibiza and Glastonbury (the scene of our 'hag' do) was our guestbook. We invited guests to add to the homemade dessert table - Laurence's mum made a traditional fruit wedding cake and I iced it - it definitely looked homemade!"
"Our first dance was to Elbow's 'One Day Like This' and by the end of the song all of our family and friends had joined us on the dance floor, which summed up the day for me, so much fun and happiness surrounded by the people closest to us!"
Laurence and Sharon's Wedding Playlist
Kissing You - Desree
Signing of the Register
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben King
Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
A mixture of pop, indie and chart hits performed by The Dotted Crotchets
One Day Like This - Elbow
String Quartet: The Dotted Crotchets
Ceremony Venue: The Light - Royal Liver Building (sadly no longer available for weddings)
Reception Venue: Merseyside Maritime Museum
Bride's Dress: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Ted Baker
Groom's Suit: Canali from Flannels
We love how unique and personal this wedding was, and I'm sure you'll all agree that Sharon and Laurence pulled it off in style!
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Denis!
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