Vanessa & Chris at - Dodford Manor

Happy Monday!

Vanessa and Chris' wedding is just an absolute stunner - plain and simple... drop... dead... gorgeous!

Back in September last year Vanessa and Chris tied the knot at Dodford Manor {in Northamptonshire} and the Vyne String Quartet had the pleasure of playing for the Guests Arrival, & Ceremony and Drinks Reception.  Dodford Manor was filled with sprays of gorgeous blousy blooms by Michele Gledhill; the couple chose Daniela K to photograph their day.. the light in the barns is just so warm and romantic .. I'm sure you'll agree the photos are just breathtaking.... Vanessa and Chris chose so many beautiful details as you'll see in the photos below.. We absolutely loved the confetti pouches, the mirror table plan, the CAKE {oh my goodness - what a CAKE!} in fact.... we just loved everything! 


Vanessa and Chris chose wonderful pieces of music for us to play for their ceremony....

Bridal Procession: Canon in D by Pachelbel {a timeless classic!}

Signing of the Registers: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri, Marry You by Bruno Mars and Mr Blue Sky by ELO

Recessional: Here Comes the Sun {George Harrison}

We played some more modern music for the reception, including Foo Fighters, Florence and the Machine, Guns'N'Roses, The Kings of Leon and {of course} Beyonce!

We had such a lovely day playing for Vanessa and Chris, and we hope you enjoy looking through their gorgeous photos below! We've also included their wedding video, filmed by Red Crow Video Production {linked below..} if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page!

So grab a cup of tea and get a notebook at the ready... you're probably going to want to book allll of these amazing suppliers {good work Vanessa & Chris!}


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Photographer: Daniela K Photography (

 Videographer: Red Crow Video Production (

Florist: Michele Gledhill (

Brides dress: 3847 by Sincerity

Grooms Suit: Suitors in Northampton

Cake: Cakes by Kit (

Heather & Shaun - Hyde Barn

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year! {Can we still say that?! It IS nearly February now... oops! January has flown by!}

We're jumping back to October to Heather and Shaun's wedding at the beautiful Hyde Barn, near Stow on the Wold!

Our String Trio had the pleasure of playing for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception...

Heather and Shaun chose some beautiful ceremony music, which we've detailed below to help with some musical inspiration... 

Bridal Procession: Etta James - At Last

During the Signing of the Marriage Registers: My Girl {Otis Reading}, Cant take my eyes off you {Andy Williams} and Stand By Me {Ben E King}

Recessional: Rather Be - Clean Bandit

Their wedding was just gorgeous and had lots of beautiful personal details.. I've included lots of photos {very kindly sent over by Heather} I'm sure you'll agree that Marta May Photography captured their day so beautifully and naturally.  

There's a full list of suppliers {all linked} below and plenty of prettiness to feast your eyes on.... enjoy!


Venue:  Hyde House {one of our favourites!} Stow on the Wold

Photographer: Marta May Photography

Florist: Lucy Butler Flowers, Chipping Sodbury

Favours: The Little Lollipop Shop

Dress and Bridesmaids: Mikaella Dress from the Grand Jour Bridal Boutique

Suits: River Island

Ties: Holmes Ties, Etsy

Cake: Bride's mum!!

Rings: Pravins, Bristol

Hair: Hair by Emma

Make up: Christina Ouloupi

Summer 2017

Hello all!

How are you doing on this lovely autumnal Sunday? We're going to hop back to the summer today {for a dose of sunshine!} and share some photos from some of the lovely weddings we played for this Summer just gone...

We've had the pleasure of playing at lots of wonderful venues (all linked if you'd like to visit their website!) this season including, Aynhoe Park, Barnsley House, Birtsmorton Court, Blenheim Palace, Bodleian Library, Cripps Barn, Cowley Manor, Dodford Manor, Elmore Court, Foxhill Manor, Hampton Manor, Hyde House, The Great Tythe Barn, Notley Abbey, Mill Barns {new venue for 2017 and we'll do a separate blog post!} Slaughters Manor, Pendrell Hall, Whatley Manor, Wethele Manor and many more! We've been really busy this wedding season, we are so lucky and grateful that so many people ask us to play a part in their wedding days. 

We try to take photos from every wedding for a keep sake for us and also for our Instagram page - head over to see more if you don't already follow us - @vyne_string_quartet  

Hope you enjoy the photos below!

(All photos taken by us unless otherwise credited!)


Hyde House - Outdoor Wedding  


Our beautiful spot underneath the tree at Hyde House


Notley Abbey  


Aynhoe Park  


Barnsley House  


Barnsley House  


Bodleian Library {just look at that ceiling...!} 


Blenheim Palace  


Confetti at Dodford Manor  


Mill Barns {new venue blog post to follow!} 


Slaughters Manor {such a lovely cosy manor to take over for the weekend!}


Cowley Manor


Cripps Barn


Wedding Landrover 


A special sneaky guest listening to us play at Alrewas Hayes

Thank you for taking the time to read through our blog, back again soon!


Love Emily & Co

Vyne Strings x x x





Thank you for stopping by! Let me introduce myself....

I'm Emily, booking co-ordinator and one of the violinists for Vyne String Quartet..

This blog is for our couples and clients past, present and future and all of you planning a wedding... We're hoping it'll be a way that we can keep in touch with you all and let you know what we've been up to...

We'll include some of our weddings as features for inspiration {as well as details of other local wedding suppliers} details of our public performances, updates to our repertoire, and other more general wedding related posts as well as a monthly round up on what we've been up to....

We'll hop back to the summer first {we were lucky enough to play for a lot of incredible weddings, and it'd be a crime for us to not share them!}

Whilst we get those blog posts written up here are a few pictures of us recently at the lovely Pendrell Hall...

If there is anything you'd like us to blog about please comment below or send us a message via the website!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by, please check back for our next post soon!

Emily & co - Vyne Strings x x x

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The two pictures above were taken at the Pendrell Hall Experience Event last week {a brilliant night where couples who have booked their wedding at Pendrell Hall, get to go along for the evening and see the venue in full swing, try out the menus and wine and meet some of the brilliant suppliers that the venue recommend...} full blog post about these evenings will is on our list to do too!

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This photo was snapped by us at Dodford Manor {another one of our favourite venues!}