We got together with the team at SCR Music, highly valued One Fine Day Sydney vendors, to get a glimpse of what a day in the life of a wedding entertainer looks like. SCR Music are a collective of passionate musicians based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches devoted to creating beautiful music for your special day. With hand-picked musos who are the best in the business, they look after you from Ceremony to Reception for a wedding that goes off without a hitch!

There is far more to being a wedding entertainer than simply playing a few tunes… let us assure you.

From the second a client is booked in, preparation begins for the trio! Once all the details are finalised and the couple have picked their songs in the months leading up to the big day it is smooth sailing from there on out! This ‘Day In The Life’ is based on an all-day Trio wedding SCR Music performed in the beautiful Hunter Valley in early 2018 for Belinda & Michael.

Early Morning

First, coffee (obviously!), then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse! They always meet up to rehearse the Ceremony and First Dance songs one last time before the leaving for the wedding. Once everything is 100%, it is key to make sure everything is charged – iPads, phones, batteries for their battery operated speaker as this was an outdoor Ceremony. Then it is time to load the car and head off.

Fun fact: Ron can now pack the car in 2 minutes flat! If you saw just how much gear they have, you would understand how impressive that is!

Setting Up

SCR Music make sure they leave with plenty of time to allow for traffic, stops and unforseen incidents. It’s just to make sure they arrive with enough time to be set up and ready to go nice and early. Once at the venue, one person sets up the Ceremony (usually Stef) and the other two set up for the Reception to create an easy transition after Canapés!

Once everything is set up, it is time for an acoustic playlist of love songs and find the celebrant to work out any cues for the day or anything out of the ordinary for the wedding Ceremony. That is the moment they usually meet the very nervous (and excited) groom for the first time as well!

Ceremony + Canapés

Once the guests start arriving they seamlessly transition from the acoustic playlist to finger-picked guitar. The mood becomes very ambient as everyone realises the Ceremony is about to begin. Once the Celebrant signals they kick off with the Aisle song. No matter how strict and organised a bride may be in planning the timing of her walk down the aisle, it almost always changes! Their many years of playing together has allowed SCR Music to become extremely good at ending the song at the appropriate time with nothing more than a look! These top-notch musicians also prepare for alternate scenarios during rehearsal, just to be safe.

At the conclusion of the Ceremony and after the exit song, it’s straight into the Canapés set. For this particular wedding there was no relocation from Ceremony to Canapés, but if the venue change is on site, they can usually be in the new spot and ready to go in 15 minutes or less.

Reception

Once Canapés are demolished, guests begin to enter the Reception venue with SCR Music already in full swing performing for the guests. During dinner they keep the mood going from Canapés, but Cam now adds the bass and cajon, which elevates it to another level. Once dinner is over, it usually is time for the First Dance. This couple, Belinda and Michael, requested the first verse and chorus to be played slowly and stripped back, then after the first chorus to ramp it up for the bridal party and guests to join in! After the First Dance, they launch straight into some upbeat and energetic songs to keep everyone up dancing!

Towards the end of the big wedding day, SCR Music play tunes as they are packing up and as guests are leaving. If the bride and groom haven’t left already it’s time to grab a quick photo and thank them for having them for their special day!

They really do have the best job in the world! Head over to the SCR Music website for your musical backdrop… www.scr-music.com

Photography Waterfield Photography