We’re lucky in that we get invited to lots of weddings. We see them up close, behind the scenes, before and after the event and everything in between. And because we are offering a versatile catering option, we have been there for all different aspects of the day – from before guests begin to arrive until after they have all left. We don’t often get to witness the ceremony, but at times we are lucky enough to be there. And there is one ceremony we heard about that we would have loved to have seen.
At this particular wedding, we were offering our crêpes from our mobile crepe station as an alternative to canapés, so we were pretty much the first thing the guests saw as they returned from the church. And they were all in particularly high spirits. It didn’t take long for us to find out why, as they were virtually all talking about the same subject: the fact that the guests themselves had provided most of the musical accompaniment.
As a (very unexpected) surprise, the bride and groom had left a kazoo and song list on each seat and an acoustic guitarist was present to act as band leader. Apparently the guitarist went through a very quick rehearsal with the guests (who by all accounts, struggled to keep up as they were laughing so much) and as the bride entered the church, the sound of Mendelssohn’s Wedding March was heard performed by an acoustic guitar and a 100 kazoo orchestra. (It is unclear whether the vicar joined in.)
Apparently the ceremony was very lively and quite informal, which by all accounts was the intention. Having met the guests it did seem very appropriate.
Obviously this wouldn’t be everybody’s idea of the ideal way to conduct a wedding ceremony. Mostly they are quite serious, formal occasions, but for the right ciuple, with the right type of friends and family, then we know from experience that it makes for a lively unique experience.
It really did fit with the rest of the day as well. The bride and groom had made a determined effort to make their wedding day very memorable and had put a lot of thought into how they could put their mark on the day. And as far as we were concerned, kazoos followed by crêpes was a very good start.