Four weeks ago last Saturday, I returned to the wonderful Chateau du Doux for the end of my French wedding season. (And the end of my 15 years as a French resident.)
Daniel and Charlotte FINALLY tied the knot — after years of Covid delays.
I was in the hot seat for the ceremony and got to play a mashup of “Fools rush in” and Canon in D that I’ve wanted to try for ages.
Here’s a panorama from my usual spot in the shade above the terrace… and That View…
When I finished playing the cocktails after the service, it was off to the performance area to set up with SouthWest…
We kicked off as the sun set and a fantastic time was had by all! (As the video shows.)
Thanks again to Daniel and Charlotte — and the Dream Team at the chateau. And the band. And Nord keyboards. And Yamaha, Roland and everyone else who made it possible.
A week after this Big Day, I was living in England and wondering when my next gig would be. (Spoiler alert: It was the Saturday just gone. More on that soon…)
Feedback from Daniel
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band for a superb performance. Everybody I’ve spoken to since said what a good time they had and a lot of people were saying it’s the best wedding they’ve ever been to! So we must have done something right!
My personal thanks to you also – I know we were delayed in getting the ceremony started, which meant you were playing piano far longer than you anticipated. That said, I loved it – the processional and then walking out to Here Comes the Sun with the sun actually shining is a feeling I’ll never forget!Daniel Higginson
2 thoughts on “Last wedding in France this year”
Whats been happening the last 10 years Alex?! I think i lost you around the time of the Yurt and French bureacracy period. Hope you are well, happy and flush with new ideas! Nick Hudson in Brighton. Still !
Hi Nick! Ooh, lots of water and lots of bridges. I’m back in the UK now, currently living in Leicestershireland, teaching piano at a nearby performing arts school, putting a new tribute band together and gigging occasionally with another. Haven’t made it down to Brighton yet, but I will at some point soon(ish)…