I recently sang at a lovely Vintage style wedding at Lanark Memorial Hall. Vintage weddings seem to be increasingly popular these days, and no wonder, as the fashions and music of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s lend themselves perfectly to an elegant and stylish wedding day. Bride, Groom, and guests all have plenty of inspiration for their outfits, whether it be from Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly or Frank Sinatra.
I was really impressed by Lanark Memorial Hall, not only by the fantastic newly reburbished building, but by the friendly and professional staff who were really helpful from the word go. I was able to park at the back of the hall and load my equipment straight in to the back of the stage area, which made my job SO much easier. The dressing room was perfect as well – clean, tidy, and with everything I needed. Oh, if only every venue was the same!
The beautiful bride Rebecca looked gorgeous in a stunning dress her mother had made. She gave some wonderful touches to the room, making many of the decorations herself, and also had some great unique vintage-inspired ideas such as a cool retro 1950s-style popcorn machine.
I have to say, I don’t think I’ve ever worked with a bride who was so lovely and laid-back! She just floated through the day looking completely relaxed and enjoying every minute, and her little son was equally happy, dancing enthusiastically all night!
I performed songs both old and new for a mixture of guests, some of whom had travelled up from Birmingham – but that didn’t stop them from hitting the dance floor 😉
It was a real pleasure to perform at this wedding amongst such truly lovely people. I wish the happy couple best of luck and all the happiness in the world.