My boyfriend and I got engaged in April 2016 and decided to get married in September of that year. This didn’t leave us a huge amount of time to plan our wedding but we weren’t too worried as we only wanted something very intimate with just family present. We decided that we would make a holiday of the wedding and all travelled en masse to Kilfenora in County Clare for our big day.
With the venue being so easy to find, we thought we had the biggest part of the planning done but when we began to look for music for the ceremony we couldn’t find anything. There were all sorts of musicians out there from jazz to quartets but we didn’t feel like any of those really suited us. They all had a list of songs that they played and although they sounded great, we wanted something more personal.
Thankfully when we went to see our venue (Vaughan’s) there was a wedding taking place and Mark Vaughan suggested we take the musician’s number as we still hadn’t sorted any music.
We spoke to Chris and straight away knew that we had found the right person. He was playing beautiful Spanish guitar music at the drinks reception which gave such a lovely atmosphere but was mellow enough that people could still chat and mingle easily without having to shout at each other. We spoke to him for just a few minutes and in that time we were able to decide (with Chris’s help) that we wanted 3 particular songs played during the ceremony and would be happy to let Chris play what he felt suitable afterwards.
He then went and learned the songs we had requested and even sent an audio via email to check that we were happy with how it sounded.
Chris then met us before the ceremony to check if we wanted to change anything or had any other requests but we were happy to leave him to it as we had the total faith that he would do everything perfectly. The music was absolutely beautiful and it really made our ceremony all the more special. Initially, I had been unsure whether a guitar alone without singing would be suitable but I am so glad that we chose Chris as everyone commented on how fabulous it was.
After the ceremony Chris also gave us a CD of the songs he had played which was such a lovely surprise. We listened to it in the car all that week as we travelled around County Clare and still listen to regularly and reminisce about our amazing day 🙂
We couldn’t recommed Chris highly enough – he is so unassuming and easy to deal with and a truly talented guitarist.
Jennifer and Damien, Cork
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County Clare, Ireland