We met todays couple a few months ago at one of our campsite gigs (they’d seen us previously and already booked us for their wedding) and they dropped by backstage to introduce themselves. Their wedding had been planned as an informal affair in the garden of the village house… and whilst it was informal, it was also rather special.
Some French village houses can have quite compact gardens and as we arrived we did wonder if we were in for a difficult get in…. oh but Candies you should not have worried! We walked through the terraces close to the house and were led through a beautiful garden that opened up into a fabulous area, bedecked with balloons and flowers and marquees… and a view of the rolling Charente hills that you would find hard to better… WOW!
We were given the lion’s share of a rather large marquee, opposite the guest’s marquee. There was also a third marquee set up a little away from us that was being used for the champagne.
So we installed, it was a warm day with a slight breeze and it was hard to get busy because we kept looking up just to look at that view… did we mention that we love our job?!
And so it went, we sang our Fabulously Vintage as folks quaffed their champagne… then we found a shady corner to eat some of the mouthwatering hog-roast that had been wafting our way as we were singing… and as the sun dipped in the sky we were joined by many Disco Divas, who danced the night away with us.
We play at so many different venues and they are all fabulous but there was something very special about today… informal yet fabulous, warm and friendly and just the right amount of laid back… sorry but did we mention already that we really do love our job!