Here’s how a typical wedding day might unfold, from the musical point of view:
Ian will quietly set the mood as your guests assemble with some solo piano pieces. A selection of familiar classical music can work very well at this point. This leads seamlessly to the Entrance of the Bride. Ian has played a huge selection of pieces at this point from the traditional to the positively quirky! It’s your choice, but you can be assured he’ll create a very special moment, and bring it to a perfect close as she reaches her Groom.
He will then play up to three pieces of your choice during the signing of the register and the taking of photos. And finally he’ll play (and sometimes sing), something bright and uplifting to accompany the new Mr and Mrs as they lead their guests onward to further celebrations.
The choice of what style of music is played now is entirely up to you; A good selection of happy songs and tunes from Ratpack/Sinatra style to classic and modern pop, goes down very well and keeps the cheerful mood going. These can be performed as solo piano or a mixture of solo piano and piano/vocal, and Ian will always include a couple of tunes for any youngsters too…
The Wedding Breakfast
This is an opportunity for a bit of fun… Once the meal is underway Ian recommends introducing some vocal numbers, not loudly, but in a way that engages you and your guests. Toes tapping and people beginning to mouth the words is the clue to people enjoying themselves. This can lead on to people singing along or even wanting to dance, but the beauty is that it is completely controllable from the piano; So tell Ian how far you want things to go…