The Curradine Barns is a new venue for us. It's in Shrawley in the heart of Worcestershire and we were blown away by how beautiful and rustic the venue looks. It's all old stone and wooden beams - perfect for our own particular brand of acoustic wedding music!
We were arriving just as the Wedding Breakfast was being served, hearing everyone having a great time we knew we were in for a fantastic night!
When setting up for the evening reception we were greeted by a lovely and very friendly Verity, The wedding co-ordinator for the venue. We went through the timings for the cutting of the cake, first dance and also met photographer Paul, and videographer Catherine (Paul from Paul Willetts Photography and Catherine from First Day Films).
At 8pm Katie and Greig cut their beautiful 'naked' wedding cake, which is proving more and more desirable now that summer is finally here, and made their way into the the barn to take their first dance as husband and wife. They chose Ellie Goulding's 'How Long Will I Love You' - Dancing with their two beautiful little girls, Lola and Bonnie. Seeing them dancing together, surrounded by family and friends was a very special moment.
Once the first dance ended we started our first set of acoustic music, kicking off with 'Shut up and dance' 'Lady' and 'I Want You back' (See our video page for videos of each song)
One couple in particular stood out to us.. Maz and Gaz. Yes, you heard that right. They boogied the night away and kept us entertained with Gaz's special dance moves (What can only be described as stretching). They are planning on getting married in 2018 and asked about having us be the official acoustic band at their wedding... With dance moves like Gaz's who can refuse an offer like that?
With beautiful weather, a stunning venue, and even an amazing face paint artist, Painting Pixie (see Greig's rather spiffing moustache below) the wedding was a triumph :)
We would both like to thank Katie and Greig for letting The Distance have the honour of being the wedding band for their special day, and we wish them both a great honeymoon (they're off to Santorini - so good luck with the Donkey Sluice) and a happy future together as Mr and Mrs Wilson.
Sophie & Mat