A lovely day was had by all...
We first met the lovely and bubbly Laura (along with her entourage! :)) at the Leicester Tigers Wedding Fair after a recommendation from one of our previous couples had proven enough to convince Laura that she should see a live performance by Adam. She travelled down to Leicester to see him perform and to see if she thought he could become a part of her wedding plans. Thankfully, she loved him!
The Day Itself
After arriving at the venue we realised that Laura and Jonathan had thought through every single meticulous detail and everything looked simply stunning: from the flowers to the cake, the dress to the venue itself - beautiful!
Hodsock Priory is a lovely, traditional country house and it has a real contemporary feel to the place following its renovation last summer. The house has been lovingly restored by its owner and current tenant, George Buchanan. George's family have owned the property and wonderful grounds since 1765 (Wow wee!) and he has created a magical venue which incorporates the past and present quite beautifully.
Laura and Jonathan's choreographed first dance was to Jamie Cullum's version of 'What A Diff'rence A Day Makes' and their request list was very diverse and fun (although a little heavy on Take That! - we got the feeling that Laura was a massive Take That-ite!) This video is just for you Laura:
"Adam Thomas to the stage..."
Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Haven't Met You Yet,' 'That's Amore,' 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' and Michael Buble's 'Everything' as the bride and groom's second dance with the remainder of the wedding party. Swing and Big Band first half over - phew!
Act Two got the party into full swing as Adam kept them all going with a blend of Soul and Pop tracks such as 'Everybody Needs Somebody,' 'All Night Long,' and 'Valerie.' As we've said before, Adam's renditions of Paolo Nutini's 'Pencil Full Of Lead' and '10/10' have really proven to be massive hits with all of his audiences this summer: they fill the dance floor every time!
Bang Bang Bang?
Now, most Father's of the Bride (or FOTB's as you planning brides call them!) request a lot of ACDC, Queen, some Robbie and maybe even a little Erasure... but Mark Ronson's 'Bang Bang Bang'!! Really?? And knowing all of the words too? Well, Laura's Dad did and it happens to be his favourite song too!! There's nothing wrong with that of course... it's just a little out of the norm that's all! We applaud him in fact! ;)
Hodsock Priory is our family home (and has been since 1765). We’ve spent the past year lovingly renovating the house and we now have a sensational new entertaining space available to hire for private events.
Whether it’s an intimate dinner for 6, a wedding for 120 or a great big bash for 500, we welcome you. Our background in hospitality, entertainment, food and wine means we are well placed to host Weddings, Family Gatherings, Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Corporate Functions and Special Events.
From the minute you sweep through the archway of the Tudor Gatehouse, you will have this peaceful, secluded corner of England to yourselves. You are free to entertain your guests in an informal environment where everyone will relax. Children can run around. The party can spill outside. We invite you to bring Hodsock to life.