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A Vintage Affair at Ansty Hall...

Although we are regulars in the Orangery at Ansty Hall Hotel in Coventry (as you will now if you read last Friday's blog!), we have never seen it decked out quite as it was last night...


Gorgeous vintage table settings


We were greeted by a thoroughly vintage scene: from lace bunting and chair bows to a retro suitcase featuring a "Just Married" sign. Candles, hand-tied bouquets and chic little cups and saucers... The Orangery looked stunning.


The couple had thought about so many little touches

The bride and groom looked equally amazing with Sarah modelling a vintage ivory lace gown (in keeping with her theme of course) and Gary wearing a particularly dapper and dashing pinstripe suit with waistcoat (I think Adam had his eye on this... He's one for a nice suit himself you know!)


Check out Mr Suave!


The newlyweds had decided to have their speeches at the beginning of their evening reception and so, once the groom and best man had said their bits and the ’thank yous’ had been done, the happy couple cut their wedding cake and took to the floor for their first dance: At Last by Etta James

 



A beautiful first dance to Etta James


Their bridal party and guests joined them on the dancefloor for Adam's first live set of swing, Michael Bublé and Rat Pack classics...


Act 1: Swing, Rat Pack and Buble


and the new Mrs Chamberlain even led the New York, New York kick line with her female guests in tow!


The bride and her 'girls' on the dancefloor

As you can see, Adam's not one to be out done though!!


Adam's kicks are getting higher and higher!


After the guests had tucked into a well-earned buffet, they regrouped on the dancefloor for Act 2! This time Adam was joined on stage by his Souljers and the audience lapped up the mix of soul, Motown and pop music... Most even joining in with the choreography too! Can you spot the groom in this quick clip? ;)



Before I forget, you can pop over to our Facebook Fan page for even more pictures of their big day too (and don't forget to press 'like' whilst you're there!)


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After the beautiful bride had danced her last dances, after Adam had finally had a cuddle from their little girl and after the exceptionally lovely groom had gushed about the show and showered us with wonderful compliments (he was so sweet!), Sarah and Gary left among lots of smiling guests with signed photoframes in hand and a beautiful 10 month old baby girl in their arms... What a lucky couple! We wish you all the luck in the world guys and many happy years together :) x x x


Another one of the lovely retro pieces that they used

 

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Mr and Mrs Higham's Wedding Entertainment at Ramada Jarvis

The day had finally arrived... Sian and Stephen were getting married after years of planning and organising!

There was a real buzz about the Ramada Jarvis in Leicester as preparations got underway for Sian and Stephen's wedding bash: the grand staircase was decorated with white swag, fairy lights and pale blue bows, Adam's star cloth was twinkling away and their evening guests began to make their way into the King's ballroom for the party.

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Special Guest!

The lovely couple have been Adam Thomas groupies for quite some time (even attending our Snow Ball Christmas event with their family). They had thought of every little detail and the room looked really beautiful... As did their brand new baby girl, Emma :) she wasn't on the original guest list (!) but was a wonderful early wedding present for the happy couple!

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Romance From The Balcony...

The most unique part of this wedding was the first dance. As usual, Adam gathered their guests around the edge of the dance floor and introduced the new Mr and Mrs Higham onto the floor. It's usually quite a surprise for wedding guests when Adam performs the first dance live however, in this case, the surprise was even more breathtaking: Adam snook up the stairs to the small balcony which overlooks the ballroom and, from there, performed Adele's "Make You Feel My Love" from above the dance floor! It was awesome... I had to video it as a little keepsake of the day!

<a href="http://shop.adamthomasonline.com/track/make-you-feel-my-love">Make You Feel My Love by Adam Thomas</a>

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The guests were treated to the usual live sets from Adam followed by a predominately 80's/Girly disco (at the bride's request.) There was still plenty for the boys and a nice Take That-style round up to the party with EVERYONE on the dance floor... What a night!!

I'm sure we'll see plenty of the happy couple in the future and, who knows, maybe Adam will be the old crooner that gets booked for Emma's wedding :0) x x x

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Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire for Sam and Marcus Gale

 

 

Lovely venue, lovely couple, lovely day!

Last Saturday we performed at the lovely Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire for Sam and Marcus and we had a really great time!

 

A stunning venue

Having performed at Prestwold Hall before, it is a venue that we are now very familiar with and a venue that we always look forward to performing at. We always find the staff to be professional and friendly, the food is of the highest standard and the venue and grounds, with so many wonderful views and stunning features, are to die for!

 

A Special Request from the FOTB

Adam was kindly asked by Sam and Marcus if he could perform one of the most requested songs ever, Elton John's classic,'Your Song.' It was, however, their second dance that got most of the guests talking: a surprise request from the father of the bride to his daughter and son-in-law, Heartland's 'I Loved Her First.' A very emotional and heartfelt song and, I must be honest, whilst Adam was learning the song it really hit me too... a really beautiful song.

 

They say... 

Prestwold Hall and its stunning gardens provide the perfect venue for civil weddings and wedding receptions. The Hall is available for exclusive use only, which ensures that your day is truly unique and memorable.

 

Up to 175 guests can be accommodated for a wedding breakfast with excellent menus and a fantastic wine list tailored to your individual needs.

 

Prestwold Hall is registered to hold civil ceremonies in the library for up to 150 guests. There is a Church of England church within the Prestwold Estate where it is often possible to hold a wedding ceremony.

 

A chauffeur-driven Bentley is available for use on your wedding day.

  

 

PC Vanilla Ice?

 

They say that you're only as good as your audience and that could definitely be said of the lively bunch that we performed to on Saturday! We had a real mix of young and old and this made for a diverse evening of musical tastes, with a special appearance by a guy named Gareth (real name Steve!? Don't ask!!) as Vanilla Ice! It was like the Ice Man himself was actually in the room with us, he was that good! I dread to think how many hours went into actually learning the song in the first place! :)

The worst thing about Gareth is that, Adam spent the entire evening watching him and hoping that he didn't do anything serious for a living: it actually turns out that he's a police officer!! From this day forth I won't have it said that police officers are boring!!

 

 

Swing & Soul Wedding Singer

For their Wedding Entertainment the new Mr and Mrs Gale booked Adam to perform his Swing & Soul Solo Show and also chose to include the Wedding Disco too.

 

Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Haven't Met You Yet,' 'Save The Last Dance,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' 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, Indie and Pop tracks such as 'My Girl,' 'This Love, and ' 'Mercy'. Adam also added some new-ish tracks this week: Cee-Lo Green's 'Forget You' and his Old Pop Medley Mix containing Maroon 5's 'This Love,' Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' and Adam's very unique version of Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl.' They all proved to be brilliant floor fillers! :)  *these tracks will be released on a new Soul & Pop album coming very soon!*

 

Prestwold Hall

Prestwold

Loughborough

LE12 5SQ

 

Tel: 01509 880236

Fax: 01509 889060

Email

 

If you have any questions whatsoever then Sarah Hitchcock will be only too happy to help and can be contacted directly on 01509 882327.

You can also download the Prestwold Hall Wedding Brochure (.doc)

 

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Warwickshire Golf & Country Club for Elizabeth and Richard


A great day... and night!

On 4th September 2010 we performed at the lovely Warwickshire Golf & Country Club for Elizabeth and Richard and we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.



The spectacular views are to die for!

Having performed at Warwickshire Country Club before, it is a venue that we are now very familiar with and a venue that we always look forward to performing at. We always find the staff to be professional and friendly, the food is of a very high standard and the main event suite is really lovely with spectacular views over the golf course and lake.


Adam was kindly asked by Elizabeth and Richard if he could perform one of the most requested first dance's of the year, Fyfe Dangerfield's rendition of Billy Joel's classic, 'She's Always A Woman.' **Adam will be recording a version of this track very soon!**



"Adam Thomas to the stage..."

For their Wedding Entertainment the new Mr and Mrs Barker booked Adam to perform his Swing & Soul Solo Show and also chose to include our Wedding Disco too.


Adam performed all of his usual crowd pleasing favourites including 'Haven't Met You Yet,' 'Save The Last Dance,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' 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, Indie and Pop tracks such as 'My Girl,' 'This Love,' 'Mercy' and 'I Kissed A Girl.' 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!


 

Warwickshire Golf & Country Club

Leek Wootton

Warwick

CV35 7QT

tel. 01926 622 582


If you have any questions whatsoever then Lauren will be only to happy to help and can be contacted directly on 01926 409 409.

You can also download the Warwickshire Country Club Wedding Brochure (.PDF)

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The Importance of Wedding Fayres

On most Sundays throughout the year we exhibit at local and national wedding fairs in the hope that we can connect with some lovely couples who are looking for the best wedding entertainment and just happen to think that the range of services we have to offer is just great! (FYI, they are!! ;p)

We truly believe that wedding fairs are the best way for you couples to see, first hand, not just the standard of the product itself but also the standard of service provided: it is vital that you not only love the product but also the hand that created it.

Take time to really get to know your supplier and really assess their service and product thoroughly. Ask loads of questions, be a little demanding, even pick fault with something to see if they 'change!' No seriously!! There are lots of couples who have booked a supplier based on their first experience alone and, on first impressions, they were great: friendly, polite, amenable and with a great product. When they have a problem or a query, however, the relationship can change a little and this approach can really sieve the professional wedding suppliers from the stressed out, amateur service providers.

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The Best Wedding Entertainment Service Award goes to...

We have a Frequently Asked Questions section on our website should you need an answer to a commonly asked question NOW! You can also expect a speedy reply to your email queries and a genuinely friendly service :)

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Get To Know Them

So, before confirming your chosen wedding supplier, make sure that you can talk and interact with them through emails; this is normally the best indication as to their level of service and allround professionalism. Bad suppliers take an age to respond to messages and emails and that becomes incredibly frustrating for you as you need the answer yesterday already!! But, seriously,make sure that you can communicate thoroughly with your supplier as wedding planning can be a very stressful time and waiting a few days for a reply to an email just won't do!

Mix and Mingle

One exciting aspect of exhibiting at wedding fairs is that we can mix and mingle with the best in the business: florists, wedding planners, venues, bridal boutiques... you name it and it can probably be found at most of the big wedding fairs in the East Midlands and throughout the UK. We get to see some stunning floral arrangements (see John Preston Flowers in that regard!), watch brilliant live wedding catwalk shows (in which Adam performs live before each one) and, if we're lucky, get to gobble, sorry, test some wonderful cupcakes and dive into a chocolate fountain.

Catch Up

It also gives us a great opportunity to catch up face to face with some of the couples that have already booked Adam, completing the final rounds of their wedding planning! We like to know what you've been up to (because we're nosey of course!) and try to give as much advise as we can so that your day is as perfect as it should be.

Why not keep us in the loop and let us know what you've been up to right now! Also, should you need any assistance whatsoever, then please get in touch! We have a zillion ways of connecting with us, here are just a few, you chose which way you'd prefer!

e. sarah@souljers.co.uk

fb. facebook(why not like us!)

tw. twitter@iamadamthomas

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