Myra Connell writes:
For us in Magenta, adding extra delight by singing at a wedding is always special: this time it was one of our own members who was getting married. Becki (who sings a mean ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’!), and Ben were married on 21 April 2012, with a reception at the stunning Brockencote Hall (http://www NULL.brockencotehall NULL.com).
Snapshots from the day: the light in the reception rooms, the big glass bowls on the tables with magenta daisies, Becki arriving from the church gorgeous in her white dress, and later, running, in the distance against dark green woods, with her dress held up in front of her, a tiny white figure.
We sang two sets before the wedding breakfast. For the first, we were there in the bar as the guests arrived, making a magical welcome with our versions of songs such as ’Happy Together’ and ‘Shine’. The photographs were taken (in a rare spell of sunshine, this being the wettest April on record – could it have had anything to do with us singing ‘Here Comes the Sun’?) and then with the guests in relaxed mood we offered our second romantic set, with Becki herself joining us for ‘Somebody to Love’ and a heartfelt ‘God Only Knows’.
“Mesmerising” was how one person described our harmonies: we hope we contributed something unique to Becki and Ben’s very special day.
Brockencote have booked us for their Christmas evening on Friday 14 December 2012, when you can enjoy a festive meal to the accompaniment of Magenta’s unique harmonies.