Lowri & Chris' wedding reception at Red Barn in North Runcton

Last night saw me at one of my favourite venues over the border into Norfolk….the gorgeous Red Barn at North Runcton.

I was last here in July last year when I had the pleasure of entertaining for Hannah & Will, and it’s always a nice venue to work in with the medieval oak beams sweeping high overhead. The owners are lovely people to work with too, which always helps.

Anyway – I digress…..

I didn’t actually meet Lowri and Chris before the big day due to them living in London. Instead, we had a good long phone conversation several weeks ago to go through their plans for the evening.

It was to be a relaxed and informal style reception (my favourite type), with music from the mid nineties to the mid noughties….it couldn’t be any better from my side of the booth….or could it?

Proceedings were helped with the aid of a professional Toastmaster. They may look very formal in their red tailcoats but these chaps (and indeed chapesses), really do help the day to run so much smoother for the married couple….they take all of the worry and stress away from the day.

Today’s man in the red coat was Norfolk’s own Toastie (with a twist of Essex), John Driscoll.

So, to the evening itself. The first dance was Baby I’m Yours by the Arctic Monkeys, a nice upbeat track to start proceedings. From there we went briefly into some modern pop for the youngsters who’d been dying to start throwing shapes on the dance floor.

We eventually moved into the 90s and 00s with a real selection of music from all genres. Although it was only a small wedding of 70 guests, the dance floor was rarely empty (phew!). The night ended very much in the Indie zone, with bands such as the Verve, Happy Mondays, Blur and Oasis taking centre stage.

So all the best for a long and happy future together Lowri and Chris – I hope you enjoyed the evening.