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Philippa first got in touch in 2014. Remember 2014? I know right, feels like an age ago! Philippa & Kevin booked The Zoots for their wedding reception on the 20th of June 2015. We were really looking forward to it. Due to a rather unfortunate events, Philippa & Kevin had to reschedule the date of their wedding to the 21st of May 2016. We were available and happily changed the date to fit in with their new date.
We were looking forward to performing at Ashley Wood Farm, Fonthill Gifford, it looked like such a beautiful place to get married.

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We’d been in touch with Philippa & Kevin in the lead up to the big day, to run through their plans and ideas.

We are arrived early and began setting up, it was great to be able to put faces to names after all of our correspondence! Yes it was raining, quite a lot, but even in the rain, the place looked beautiful.

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The room we were playing in was amazing:

Set up took place during the drinks reception and canapés. The couple had found a really wicked busking act to entertain the guests whilst they enjoyed their drinks. I took this short video of them.

After set up, we went to a room near by to warm up and run through our songs for the evening. Philippa & Kevin had chosen lots of brilliant songs from our repertoire for us to play. We had a bit of time before our set so I had a look around and took some photos around Ashley Wood Farm. I just loved the cakes and the flowers! Doesn’t Philippa look absolutely beautiful?

Philippa & Kevin had really kindly arranged for us to have some food in the evening, provided by the uber cool and super delicious Pieminister. Thank you. It was ahhhh-mazing. #fullup

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After food, we were then able to soundcheck. Jamie’s new Marshall amp sounded wicked. As did our new Shure Beta microphones.

I just love this photo I took  of the wedding party as they were getting ready for a group photo during the break in the rain.

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Here are Kevin & Philippa for their first dance, Ray Lamontagnes, ‘You Are The Best Thing’One of my favourites.

After Kevin & Philippa’s first dance, we took to the stage to perform a belter of set which included some of our favourite songs! After a short break between set 1 and 2, we went back on. Joining us for a special guest appearance was best man, Pete, on the bongos! He’s a video of Pete in action:


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Here we are with Pete after the show:

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Here’s lead guitarist Ben, drummer Simon & lead singer Jamie, after the show.

Here’s what Kevin the groom had to say “Hi Jamie, was a brilliant night !! The Zoots were just amazing, we have had so many comments saying how good you were.”

We had such a wonderful night performing for a beautiful couple at a very stunning venue! Thank you so much to Philippa & Kevin for choosing The Zoots to be their band for the evening.

Lots of love,

Harriet, Ben, Tommy, Jamie & Simon

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