A Gothic anniversary

Something a little different for the first of last weekends parties – a Gothic-themed wedding vow renewal.

Friday night saw me back in Witchford Sports and Social Club for the second of three parties there this month, and this one was different for me in a lot of ways.

The hall had once again been transformed from the wedding setup of Emma and James a couple of weeks ago into a Victorian graveyard scene – the effect was awesome!

The guests were also dressed to impress with Victorian and Gothic costumes dominating the evening.

I worked alongside a local singer and magician for the evening, with the singer going on first to some light jazz tracks. Once the first half of his set was over, it was my turn and we went into a re-enactment of the first dance, at exactly 10 years to the date and time and in the same location as their original wedding reception.

This time though, Jack had recorded his own version of the first dance lyrics to Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters – it was a really nice touch.

First dance over and the singer took over for another set, this time for rock songs.

And then it was my turn for the rest of the evening. The music ranged from older stuff through to the 1980s and a lot of hard rock and heavy metal. I’m not a huge fan of a lot of heavy metal and to be honest am well and truly out of my personal comfort zone due to my lack of knowledge – but it actually went quite well with the guests happily feeding me with requests for ACDC, Metallica and various other bands I’d not played for a while.

I must have got things right on the night though despite my lack of confidence in this genre during the evening. On Sunday morning I received the following email:

“Hi Wayne. Thank u so much for Friday you really made our gothic victorian ball go with a bang !
Jack and micky x”

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