Sophie & Chris’s Breathtaking Lake District Wedding

by Mel Lazarus

A fabulous welcome to Sophie & Chris, who tied the knot this June against the stunning backdrop of the Lake District, famous of course as one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

Their rustic marquee celebration in Kendal was full of fun and laughter. The bride & groom busted some serious moves during their first dance to Toploader’s ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ and they chose Soul Fiesta to entertain them and their guests throughout the evening. The band blew everyone away with their unique mix of Soul, Funk, Disco and Latin, bringing a little bit of carnival spirit to the farthest reaches of the English countryside!










Here’s how Soul Fiesta helped to make Sophie & Chris’s wedding day so special for them…

What did you and your guests think of Soul Fiesta?

“Everybody, young and old loved them and that was evident from the number of people crowding onto the dance floor all the time they were playing. I think a lot of our guests were stunned by the band, especially up here in Cumbria. They thought they were coming to the desolate and unsophisticated North and so had quite a surprise! Their repertoire really fitted the bill and contrasted with the music the DJ played and at the end of the night – nobody wanted them to stop!”



How did you know the band were ‘The One’?

“We felt we were taking a bit of a gamble in making this booking as we selected the band from an internet search followed up by a phone call to Brad and listening to Soul Fiesta’s soundtrack online. It is easy to make a soundtrack better than the real thing but Soul Fiesta’s soundtrack represents the real thing and our gamble certainly paid off”.



How did you find dealing with the band?

“A few days before the wedding Charlie contacted me and we had a good chat about both our requirements and theirs. This is so important in making things run smoothly. He also telephoned on the day to tell me that they were 40 mins away. They were well organised, quick and discrete in setting up as the speeches were going on whilst they were sorting themselves out but they were totally unobtrusive. We were sorry not to have had more time to be able to chat with them a bit as they seemed to be lovely, friendly and interesting people”.


Congratulations to you both, Sophie & Chris! xx


Photography: Steve Green

Live Band: Soul Fiesta

First dance: Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader)

Venue: Red Scar, Kendal, Cumbria





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