Someone once told me that there are more acres of land in Yorkshire than there are words in the bible. I don’t know if that’s true, but our home county certainly has more than it’s share of amazing countryside which makes for some stunning places to hold a wedding.
Cherrill and Alex’s wedding certainly proved that point. They asked us to perform at their reception which took place in the village of Scackleton in the Howardian Hills near York. We arrived super early to get set up and we were treated to our first look at the amazing tipi that he folks from PapaKata had provided for the celebrations. It was an amazing space and bigger than some of the bricks and mortar venues we’ve played in!
We didn’t have a specific curfew to play to, so our happy couple opted for us to play three sets across the night. This allowed us to play a bit of something for everyone, and it certainly looked like everyone got the chance to strut their stuff at some point. In our experience, three sets can often work better than two if we’re starting early or finishing late as it paces out the evening much better – plus, there’s less chance of us wearing out the audience!
The party was still going on at the back of the tipi when we finally packed up and left around 1am. We had a short hop home down the hill and had a very favourable 2am finish – an early night for this summer so far!