Listen to this lovely jazz trio!
Last weekend we went to a really cool wedding in South London - our dear friends Zeb and Cat (currently on honeymoon now!). Everything at their wedding was amazing but we were particularly blown away by jazz trio Ukairo3. They sang a whole range of stuff made famous by the jazz greats - Dinah Washington, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday to name but a few - and covering songs by the likes of Cole Porter and Gershwin. Vocalist Anna has the most lovely, velvety voice, and
Why stop partying?
This is the perfect solution to keeping all your guests happy, and something that is becoming more and more popular! We mentioned it in a previous blog and now want to expand on it as it is a trend that we're seeing definitely more of. The after reception party probably caters for about 30 - 40% of your guests and is more informal than the reception. So, rather than band or DJ, it's perfectly acceptable to play music on an iPod and the location can be a bar at the reception venue, a local pub or even a suite in a hotel. As long has the music plays and the bar is well stocked, it doesn't matter where you hold it! Pictured above is the bar at Babington House - a gorgeous venue for a wedding. (They also have fabulous suites too).
That extra room away from the dance floor ....
We've noticed that more and more brides and grooms want a room away from the dancing so that their guests can drink and mingle and not shout to make themselves heard.... A relaxed setting is what is required and many venues do provide excellent ones. A sumptuous sofa, soft lighting, a private members feel with maybe a snuff bar, a games table or perhaps the fabulous Powderpuff Girls (pictured below) who can touch up the your make up and tidy up your hair after you've been dancing wildly to The Arctic Monkeys!
The Powderpuff Girls
Part 2 of last Saturday's cool and crazy evening
Following our visit to Asylum last Saturday night (check out the previous blog) and after a swift visit to the opening night of 'Franks' (a pop-up bar on the top of Peckham's multi-storey car park... told you Peckham was the new Hoxton) we ended up at a friend's house for what we imagined to be a quiet evening. How wrong we were! Our lovely friends the Dulwich Ukulele Club had just come back from playing at an engagement party and, still in vibrant mood , set up outside on the street and proceeded to do an inpromptu one-hour set, much to the surrpise and delight of the crowds teaming out of 'Franks' and indeed waiting on Peckham Rye BR platform just across the road. We've told you