Niche The London String Quartet had such a lovely summer playing at all different types of weddings across London and the South East – we visited some of our favourite wedding venues and lots of new ones too!
In August we played for 15 weddings, providing music as guests arrived and our clients chose a wide range of wedding ceremony music for our string quartet or trio musicians to play – big wedding ceremony music favourites was one of our latest additions “Rather Be” and also romantic John Legend song “All of Me” – See Our All of Me video here
Niche Quartet played lots of fun modern music for the wedding receptions – and guests had a great time recognising their favourite songs, but of course presented in our fabulous string quartet fashion!
Our string quartet in London also played some great entrance music choices for the announcement of the new Mr&Mrs to their wedding breakfasts – We had a range of modern favourites by Oasis and the Foo Fighters to older favourites like The Beatles Here Comes the Sun.
We’ve really enjoyed summer and now can’t wait to play music for all the Autumn weddings and big corporate events we have booked – we have 6 Winter weddings in the run up to Christmas booked so far and can’t wait to get out our Christmas music to provide entertainment at all the London Christmas Events Niche String Quartet play for!
Towards the latter half of our very busy August Niche The London String Quartet travelled out of London for wedding music in lovely leafy Hertfordshire and Essex…
On the August Bank Holiday Saturday Niche London String Trio journeyed together to the beautiful wedding of Lucy in Marks Hall, Coggeshall, Essex. The plan was to perform our wedding music favourites in the grand Main Hall where the guests arrived from the ceremony for the wedding reception. We serenaded them with classics such as Pachelbel’s Canon, The Vivaldi Four Seasons (very apt with the unpredictable English summer weather!), waltz’s, Bach and more. The wedding guests mingled and drank champagne until they were seated for the speeches, after which we changed our repertoire to our fun modern string arrangements such as Paradise and Coldplay, our brand new Abba and Queen Medleys, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars and more! Numerous guests came over to us whilst playing to ask for requests, which we were happy to provide as of course we have our extra special Niche Jukebox entertainment package perfect for keeping your guests entertained though-out your wedding!
As the String Trio left the guests and Newlyweds burst into applause, showing us that everyone had loved and enjoyed our work – an excellent gig for the London String Trio out in the countryside!
On the last Saturday of August Niche String Quartet travelled out of London to the wedding ceremony venue The Church of St. Peter and Paul in Little Gaddesdon, Hertfordshire. This beautiful church was absolutely stunning and historical – dating back to 1808, the perfect setting for us to play the romantic wedding music the bride and groom had chosen. We began playing Pre-Ceremony music – classical wedding favourites such as The Air on the G string by Bach, Faure’s Pavane and Pachelbel’s Canon as the wedding guests entered.
Using our special arrangement service Claire asked that we prepare an arrangement of ‘Story Book of Love’ from the film ‘the Princess Bride’ for her entrance. The perfect romantic wedding song for her big moment that she’d dreamed of walking down the aisle to for years!
The signing of the register began with a local choir from St.Albans – 30 members strong singing the lyrical masterpiece ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’. The second half of the signing Niche Quartet played the Brandenburg 3 final movement to spice things up – perfect to portray the excitement of the big moment! We love the Brandenburg!
We then travelled across to the Hertfordshire wedding reception venue in Beechwood Park to play a mixture of our Classical Repertoire and Pop repertoire whilst guests enjoyed Drinks and Canapes in the beautiful grounds.
Niche Quartet had a beautiful day playing wedding music for the ceremony and reception in such lovely venues – thrilling such friendly and happy guests!
The beginning of Summer was filled with providing entertainment for corporate events for Niche – The London String Quartet. Some of the best were in unforgettable venues with magnificent views of London!
At the beginning of June Niche London Quartet played for events specialists ITA’s Secret Garden Party and 3rd birthday hosted at the grand venue Stationers’ Hall hidden away in the heart of the St Paul’s area. As their recommended supplier of entertainment for all of their 40 fabulous venues across London it was an especially exciting reception hosted out in the private courtyard. The sound of Niche Quartet carried across the luscious expanse perfectly, with our popular music repertoire adding to the excitement and anticipation of the specially invited guests. We are looking forward to working further at our other ITA venue bookings and with the team once again later this summer!
Later in summer Niche, as a String Trio this time, travelled to the St Paul’s area again to entertain for a fantastic corporate party on the roof of The Grange Hotel’s Skybar. The view was unforgettable as we entertained guests for 5 hours as the sun set across panoramic views of London city and of course beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral.
For the reception and dinner Niche London String Trio played upbeat and lively classical music to keep the energy of the evening building. Then as the evening moved on after the Charity Auction we sat down to provide our highly unique and fun NICHE LIVE JUKEBOX show.
This is our fun service where we provide the music and guests can come up at any point and request their favourite songs to hear all through the night. The guests were completely engaged and thrilled by this idea, and as an added bonus to the charitable feature of the evening each song request required a donation. By the end of the evening, as St Paul’s struck 11, the guests were absolutely delighted they got to hear exactly what they wanted all night and the large charity bowl was completely full!
After a busy May the Bank Holiday weekend was all about sunshine and Wedding Music for Niche – The London String Quartet!
Our first stop was to the prestigious Ham Polo Club in the leafy heart of London and Richmond! We were there to play for Lorna and Mathew’s wedding reception, and as the weather was so lovely we were set up on the terrace overlooking the beautiful polo fields and sights. Lorna and Matthew had lots of favourite modern wedding songs they wanted to hear from our repertoire list, but also making use of Niche London Quartet’s special arrangement service they requested we write 5 extra special songs for them to hear as they started their wedding celebrations with their guests.
But first was their big arrival from the wedding ceremony. They wanted that special moment to be just perfect as they walked onto the terrace for the first time as Man and Wife so Mathew and Lorna picked the wedding music favourite “All You Need is Love” to accompany their big entrance. The instantly recognisable song and the unforgettable fanfare start encouraged the cheering and smiling guests no end!
As the wedding reception proceeded we made sure to work through the couple’s favourite song lists, interspersed with their special and romantic arrangement requests “One Day Like This”, “You Got the Love”, and “It Must be Love” being firm favourites with the guests and Niche Quartet.
After the wedding Mathew wrote to us:
“Lorna and I would just like to say a huge thank you to you and Niche for Saturday – even though we were pretty busy chatting to guests we both heard all our favourite and special songs being played – which added a really a special feel to the drinks reception.Everything about the day was perfect, so sorry we never had time to thank you in person.
Mathew and Lorna”
It is so lovely to hear that the couples we have entertained loved our work! To read more from past hirers of Niche – The London String Quartet Click Here!
In the middle of May Niche – The London String Quartet played at the beautiful wedding venue of Addington Palace (where earlier this year they appointed us as their ‘recommended wedding string quartet’ for their venue – fantastic news!) Addington Palace is one of the...
Niche London String Quartet had a very busy April travelling all over London and the Home Counties providing wedding music for beautiful and unique Spring weddings! We’ve been so busy we have only just managed to update the blog now it’s into May!
Our first wedding in April was in the heart of London City – The fabulous Conservatory at The Barbican to provide wedding music for the ceremony and reception of Helen and Andrew’s wedding. Helen had requested that we specially write and arrange 3 songs for her ceremony. As she made her big entrance into the luscious tropic gardens we played the hauntingly beautiful ‘No Surprises’ by Radiohead, which carried across the huge conservatory perfectly.
After the happy couple had become man and wife and were signing the register we played the romantic ‘There is a Light that Never Goes Out’ by the Smiths and then as they left the room to cheers we played the up-beat ‘Here Comes Your Man’ by the Pixes. A unique venue in the heart of London and equally unique ceremony music that was tailored specially by the Bride and Niche Quartet to make her big day unforgettable!
That evening we then travelled out of London to Tythe Barn in Oxfordshire to provide Becky and Rob with music for the wedding breakfast. The setting was beautiful in the middle of the countryside. The most important part of our performance that night was to play ‘Cry Me a River’ by Michael Buble as members from the party entered dressed in surprise chefs outfits to carve the meat themselves. What nobody expected is that when Niche Quartet were cued to play the sassy jazz song arranged by ourselves, they would enter dancing hilariously down the hall dressed in their surprise outfits! It certainly was a special and unforgettable moment for all of the guests and Niche London Quartet too!