Date: June 16th 2017
Location: Ceremony in Lecanvey Church followed by reception in the Castlecourt Hotel , Westport.
June 16th is a very special day for me … my birthday. This year my birthday fell on a Friday which means I had the pleasure of working. Kelly and Martin were Married in Lecanvey Church on June 16th 2017.
Lecanvey is a short 5 minute drive outside Westport town. The landscape and scenery is absolutely stunning. Kelly and Martin are a fabulous couple who chose some wonderful songs for their ceremony.
Entrance – Should I fall behind – Bruce Springsteen
Individual Candles – She Moved through the fair
Unity Candle – The book of Love
Offertory – Ag Críost an síol
Sign of Peace – Amazing Grace
Communion – Danny Boy /Maidin I mBearra.
Register – Yellow, Here comes the sun, Everywhere
Exit – Friday I’m in love.
I was accompanied on guitar by Mike for the ceremony and then I carried on to join Kelly and Martin in the Castlecourt Hotel Westport for the pre-reception.
I love playing during the pre-reception as everyone is so much more relaxed and you can feel such love and excitement in the room. Kelly’s mum also remembered it was my birthday and kept sending other guests over to wish me a happy birthday which was so lovely. The Castlecourt is a fabulous Hotel and as usual, the pre-drinks area was set up beautifully with amazing staff on hand at all times.
Some people might not see the point of pre-reception music but when you see the mother of the Bride dancing and singing along and the little kiddies dancing in the middle of the room it just lifts the atmosphere even more.
As always, I like to introduce the couple when they arrive to the hotel and always play a livelier song when they do arrive so they are dancing their way in to greet their guests who are ready and waiting. to clap and cheer as they arrive.
For Kelly and Martin’s entrance I played ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars. It was a lovely moment as one of their little guests who was only about 2 or 3 came up to greet martin and started dancing.
I have popped some photos below of Kelly and Martin’s day. They are a fab couple and I thank them so much for allowing me to be part of their day, I’m sure they had an absolute ball celebrating with their family and friends in to the early hours of the morning!