Laura & James chose to be married at Lineham Farm in Leeds. Lineham Farm is a residential setting for underprivileged children with spacious woodland, a variety of indoor facilities and beautiful outdoor dining areas. The charity hire their venue out for DIY weddings which means the organisation of everything to do with the day is down to the bride and groom.

Laura and James contacted me to ask if I could run the music through their entire day. They booked me as their wedding singer in Leeds from the ceremony into the evening to the final dance. Lineham Farm is the type of venue where flexibility and versatility are key to the proper running of entertainment throughout the day. With so many areas for guests to be it would be a mistake to assume that all the entertainment should take place in the main room. I have at least three sound systems of varying sizes and capabilities at every wedding one of which is a battery powered busking amplifier which allowed us, in this case, to hold the ceremony in the woods with suitable amplification but not requiring any electricity. So that’s what we did.

I provided drinks reception music in the woods, a playlist service for their wedding meal, a microphone for their speeches and evening entertainment. The evening set up was different to most venues since I set up a sound system indoors for those who wished to remain inside while I was able to take my amplifier outside. Since the weather was beautiful on the day of their wedding most of the guests remained outside where they saw the first dance and were able to sing and dance in the yard together.

Later in the evening the party made their way into the woods for some sparkler shots with Paula the photographer before I joined them around a self made fire pit to sing songs together. All while music was still playing in the main building. This allowed guests to choose what to do. They could sit away from any music, join us in the woods or talk and dance in the main room.

All photographs are provided and copyrighted by Ollievision Photography, Leeds

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