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Marek & Alex

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Marek and Alex had the lovely countryside wedding they'd always dreamed of, surrounded by family and friends from all over the world. The Cool Cats provided the perfect party atmosphere to complete their special day.

Marek & Alex

After our service at Hambleden Church, our wedding reception took place at St Katherine's Convent in Parmoor, near Henley-on-Thames.

We were so delighted with The Cool Cats - our guests were so happy they just wanted to keep dancing! I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

It was a charming venue - we didn't want a grand hotel or country house wedding, but the Convent was perfect for us as it had a series of beautiful, cosy rooms, a lovely big, wood-panelled room for us to host our wedding breakfast in and gorgeous grounds for our guests to enjoy. From the grounds you could see over the valley where I (the bride) grew up, so that was extra special too.

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There is an incredible atmosphere there, really welcoming and calm, which helped make our wedding beautiful.

We chose a country theme to suit the church and reception venue, with pink and purple flowers as the only decoration needed.

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We wanted an elegant but relaxed day with our closest friends and family and this was definitely achieved!

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We chose The Cool Cats because they had a great sound and a perfect playlist for us - lots of songs that everyone knew, lots of energy and suitable for a broad age range.

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They played a series of sets in the evening, starting with our first dance song, which they learned for us.

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We were so delighted with The Cool Cats - they were brilliant at keeping the party going, getting everyone dancing and they were so calm and professional in getting set up without any disruption to our guests. They played several encores at the end as our guests were so happy they just wanted to keep dancing! I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

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As far as best moments go, its impossible to choose as there were so many!

But one of them was seeing friends and family from Canada, the US, Sweden and Scotland joining our London friends in the country sunshine, all so happy to be sharing our day with us.

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Another beautiful moment was walking down the aisle in the church in which I was baptised to get married, surrounded by these wonderful people. And watching my mum (who's usually quite shy) having a solo boogie to Moves like Jagger, that will stay with us!

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Function Central was one of the easiest teams to work with on the wedding and Beverley in particular was so helpful. She always replied to emails quickly - which is so appreciated when you're juggling lots of wedding details - gave me all the information I needed about the Cool Cats and talked me through any questions I had.

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Suppliers

So many of our suppliers were great but particular credit should be given to Jaxon Keedwell from Valley Events Ltd, who was exceptional. The food was incredible, service was impeccable and he and his wife Emma went above and beyond to make our day wonderful.

The ladies who helped me find my dress at Ellie Sanderson in Beaconsfield were also incredible - calm, friendly, reassuring - everything you want and need them to be!

Last but not least, my mum made the most incredible wedding cake, including bouquets of sugarcraft flowers to match our theme. She panicked for a year about getting it right but of course it was absolutely beautiful.


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The Cool Cats
from£1,165

The Cool Cats

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (26)

One of London's most versatile jazz bands play cool and unobtrusive ballads for your reception right through to swinging standards, pop and soul for dancing in the evening.


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