Thursday, 12 January 2012

Emma & Chris Wankling at The Riverbank Restaurant, Nottingham

The Riverbank Restuarant & Bar is situated on Trent Bridge in the West Bridegford area of Nottingham, and has stunning views of the Riverside and Embankment. The Riverbank have an excellent, ultra modern, upstairs 'Gallery' function room', where Chris and Emma held their reception on 25th November.

We were set-up and ready to go for 5pm when guests started arriving. Instead of a traditional wedding breakfast, the guests were treated to a superb hot and cold buffet served up at 5.30pm - I can confidently say it was superb as we were invited to tuck in! I sang a selection of rat pack / swing classics including: Beyond The Sea, Ain't That A Kick In The Head, Sway and Mac The Knife, as everyone dined. Whilst the music was only at background level so everyone could chat through the buffet, I still had a few guests out of their seats up on the dance floor, including Emma who had succesfully rounded up her bridesmaids onto the dance floor!

After speeches, and after a few extra guests for the evening had arrived, it was first dance time. Chris and Emma had requested The Bee Gees' 'To Love Somebody' which I sang for them. Guests packed out the dance floor until midnight when I sang a song specially requested by Chris and Emma to finish the evening - Elbow's 'One Day Like This'. All the guests made a big circle around the bride and groom, and managed to sing as loud if not louder than me (with my sound syetem!) to concluded the evening and send the bride and groom on their way.

Chris and Emma sent me the following comments just before Christmas:
"Just to say a quick thank you for making our wedding reception at The Riverbank, Nottingham that bit more special. The DJ sets where exactly right for our guests and evolved with them through the night. The singing was even better especially our first dance "To Love Somebody" and Elbow's "One Day Like This" which was enjoyed by everyone. Had so many comments on how the night flowed from your swing set through to the final dances and how well you gauged the guests with the music selection.

When we were first trying to decide on a DJ or a Singer we had no idea we would find someone who could do both so excellently and for such a reasonable price.

We would not hesitate to recommend you to any bride and groom to be"

Best wishes to Chris and Emma!