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Emma & Josh

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Emma & Josh ditched the iPod for their ceremony at Northbrook Park and booked a live string quartet instead. Party Up played soul and funk classics into the night.

Emma & Josh

Where did your event take place?

We got married at Northbrook Park, near Farnham in Surrey. We chose this venue because of it's beautiful, bright "Vine Room", which we wanted for our ceremony.

Emma & Josh

Lots of light was important to us. We also loved the fact that it was a dry hire venue and we could really add our mark on our wedding.

Emma & Josh

What sort of look/feel/theme did you try to create on the day?

Our theme was very much 'English Country Garden'. We wanted lots of greenery and white foliage to give an elegant feel.

Emma & Josh

Why did you book live music?

We really wanted a string quartet to add some elegance to our wedding ceremony. We also preferred live acts as it's more interactive than simply using an iPod and an aux cable!

Emma & Josh

The Clemenza String Quartet were fabulous. They were able to play all of our requested songs and played beautifully. They really made the ceremony and drinks reception very special!

Emma & Josh

Function Central were a dream to work with and were very accommodating when we found ourselves having to postpone our wedding due to the COVID pandemic. They were quick to answer emails and the whole process was so smooth.

Emma & Josh

What were your favourite moments of the day?

First walking down the aisle to Canon in D was very special. That piece of music was one of Josh's dad's favourites so it was really special to include it in our big day.

Emma & Josh

And Party Up, a soul and funk band, were incredible – they kept our guests dancing all night!

Emma & Josh

They were so professional and kept playing even when the sound limiter turned the power off. The guests didn't even realise!

Emma & Josh

What advice would you give other brides/grooms or event organisers?

Make a wedding spreadsheet! We had one central spreadsheet with all information on it including payments that were due, timings, guest list etc...

Emma & Josh

Photography by Andy from Howling Bassett


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Party down with Party Up, the slickest pop, soul and funk band in the South East! The band offer either male or joint male and female vocals and count Sky, Cadburys and the actress Emma Thompson among their regular clients.


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