Ben and Kirsty booked RIOT! for their wedding at Upwaltham Barns and have kindly shared some insights from their beautiful day…
‘Riot! really were the icing on the cake for our wedding.’
1. What was your best single moment of the whole day?
Kirsty – Walking down the aisle, seeing my future husband standing there waiting for me, with Paolo Nutini being played in the background by Jonny O’Donnell.
Ben – Looking over my shoulder seeing Kirsty walking down the aisle towards me, looking so beautiful, knowing that in a few moments time I will be calling her my wife.
2. Why did you pick your venue?
We knew we wanted a barn wedding from the start, so we went to quite a few different venues looking for the perfect setting for our wedding. When we visited UpWaltham Barns, we fell in love straight away. We instantly felt it was right for us. It had the picturesque views of the West Sussex countryside, a romantic setting and relaxed feeling…it also had a old country style pub/bar, which sold it for Ben!
3. How did you hear about RIOT!?
We knew what sort of band we wanted for our day, but didn’t have a clue where to start looking. So we searched for bands who played near our venue. We found the Warble Entertainment site and started looking through the bands. We came across RIOT! and instantly were drawn to them. They had the exact look and sound we were looking for… And a bonus, they had the song we wanted as our first dance as an introduction song on the website.
4. What did they bring to your day?
The party! We have had so many of our guests say such good things about the band. The dance floor was constantly full of people dancing and having a great time. RIOT! really were the icing on the cake for our wedding.
5. Did you have a first dance song?
Yes, we chose Wonderwall by Oasis for our first dance, but in the style of Ryan Adams. We already knew when researching RIOT! that they could play this song, so it felt like it was meant to be! We spoke to the band to see if they would do the honour of playing it live for our first dance. It was perfect!
6. Where did you draw inspiration or find suppliers for your wedding?
We started off with the wedding venue itself. They had a few suppliers which we did further research on and fell in love with like the florist and wedding cake. After that we used Pinterest and strangely enough, Facebook, where we found our absolutely amazing photographers.
7. What did you think of the service provided by Warble?
Excellent! We couldn’t fault them, particularly Annaliza, who kept in contact with us and answered any questions we had.
8. Looking back is there anything you would change?
We honestly can not think of one thing. Our day was perfect for us. Everything went smoothly, including the weather. It was truly the best day of our lives!
9. Best piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding?
Its fun planning together and allows you both to get your own personal touches into your big day! Set up a wedding email account, as you will receive so many emails from different suppliers and contacts. It also allows you to have your guests reply to a direct account rather then filling up personal accounts. Enjoy it… It goes so quickly!