The Bossard Quartet blog about a beautiful wedding at Froyle Park, in Hampshire, where the couple wanted a string quartet with a twist – with added guitar for a rendition of Extreme’s ‘More Than Words.’
We were recently booked again to play at Froyle Park for the wedding of Jenna and Dominic. Froyle is a 17th Century Jacobean manor, which has fairly recently opened as a wedding venue.
Following a complete renovation, Froyle Park now offers a variety of beautiful rooms in which to hold your day, including The Great Hall, The Grand Ballroom and The Drawing Room.
As a venue it seems to be doing exceedingly well considering how ‘new’ it is to the wedding scene. We love playing at so many different venues around Hampshire and the New Forest – we’ve noticed an increase in enquiries for weddings at Froyle Park. It is a testament to a successful venue. It’s part of the same group as Northbrook Park nearby. We’ve played at Froyle Park many times now and always nice to see the staff again. As it’s one of our regulars, couples can be reassured that we know where we are going, and the set-up of the ceremony room.
This booking was a little different.
The bride had asked whether it would be possible to have a violin and guitar duet for her bridal entrance.
We said, ‘of course!’
She had chosen the song by Extreme, ‘More Than Words’. We were only to happy to oblige, and in addition to violins, viola and cello, we packed a guitar for the bridal entrance. Amy and Anna played a duet of Extreme’s More Than Words for violin and guitar, and Ruth provided harmonisation on viola.
We also enjoyed playing Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis, and Charles Aznavour’s She for the signing of the register. The newly weds exited the ceremony to Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
We then moved across into the drink reception room, and set up in the corner and played some of our upbeat tunes while people enjoyed wine and canapes. We’ll be honest, it got pretty noisy in here. The wedding guests were having a great time! So we put some muscle into it, and played fortissimo to ensure our music could be heard. It’s great exercise for us!
A Christmassy Wedding
The wedding was on the 23rd December so it definitely had a Christmassy vibe to it. All four of us were feeling quite festive and looking forward to Christmas, and playing lots of Christmas music. Jenna and Dom had ordered a snow machine to create a snow scene outside for the group photos. It was quite impressively creating enough snow to cover the entire bay window out the back of Froyle Park to create the perfect backdrop. Amazing!
We can’t wait to see how those photos came out!