The setting for this chic and stylish wedding was a grand marquee in the grounds of Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire. Perhaps in the past, marquees may have conjured thoughts of a lower-budget option, but today in the UK there are a huge array of amazing high-end marquees available to rival any top venue. For this reason, many of SALUT’s clients now choose to hold their celebrations in a marquee, which has the district advantage of being totally customizable around a wedding party’s size and theme. Another trend we have observed in 2017 is the growth in popularity of large tipis & yurts, which are a more bohemian option, but still maintain equal style and glamour.
As often is the case, SALUT performed the first dance live, which on this occasion was Broken Road by the Rascall Flatts. It was the first time the band had performed this beautiful song (outside of our rehearsal studios) and the bride & groom felt it was one of the highlights of their wedding day. Although SALUT’s three male lead singers are unique and inherent to the group’s identity, some wedding clients request a female singer to be added. SALUT are lucky enough to work with several of London’s best young female singers who can seamlessly slot into the band. Although this gives the appearance of a more traditional function band, it does have the advantage of widening the band’s repertoire to include songs by our female favorites like Whitney Houston & Beyoncé.
Picking a wedding band is a huge decision and along with the venue tends to be the first aspect guests remember about a particular wedding. The industry also recognizes this challenge and in 2016 the world’s largest wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, asked for SALUT’s tips on choosing a wedding band. It was a great honor to be the chosen band to represent the wedding band industry. You can read the article here.
As with all SALUT weddings, the dance floor was filled throughout the night and every guest left with a smile on their face. Here’s what the bride Hannah Hines said about SALUT: “Literally… SALUT band you made my wedding! BEST BAND EVER! From the communication and advice through the booking stage to the final day you have been nothing short of perfect! We had 1 year olds up to 85 year olds rocking the dance floor and everyone who came said they hadn’t seen a dance floor so packed for the whole night. You guys are phenomenal!”