Mere Court Hotel

Made us cry!

We saw Liz at  the Mere Court Hotel’s wedding fayre, and when she played  ‘A Thousand Years’ it made us cry!

The ceremony was beautiful, it made things even more emotional when walking down the aisle, couldn’t hold in the tears! All the guests complimented the pianist and how amazing she was afterwards. She was extremely professional and polite.

We would recommend to friends and family in future. 

Thank you! 

Leah and Joe 

Mere Court Hotel with Leah and Joe

Mere Court Hotel

It was so great to be back at Mere Court Hotel for the beautiful wedding ceremony of Leah and Joe.
https://www.merecourt.co.uk/


Wow what a beautiful bride who looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to ‘A Thousand Years!’


The team at Mere Court did an amazing job as usual and it was brilliant to work with some fantastic suppliers including
Perfect Weddings Altrincham.
Aga Hosking Photography https://www.agahosking.com/
Andy Stelmach Wedding Filmmaker https://www.andystelmach.com/#portfolio
Your Ceremony https://yourceremony.org.uk/
And a great musician
Mike Smith Saxophonist- who I would recommend if anyone is looking for a Sax player!

Mere Court Hotel Pianist

If you are looking for a pianist or piano vocalist for your wedding at The Mere Court Hotel, you can find out more information about us at Live Piano Ltd
http://www.livepiano.co.uk
Live Piano

Larkspur Lodge Wedding

Carl and Rachel’s beautiful Larkspur Lodge wedding!!!!
I love visiting new venues and wow, what an amazing place!! It was my first visit to Larkspur Lodge and I was blown away how lovely this venue is with a really unique ceremony room and a gorgeous and stylish wedding breakfast and bar area!

Live Piano Ltd at a Larkspur Lodge wedding

The staff here made me really welcome and were super organised!

The Your Ceremony team did a fantastic job as usual and made this ceremony so special for Carl and Rachel!https://yourceremony.org.uk/

Beautiful Larkspur Lodge Wedding Music

I loved playing Jurassic Park and lots of alternative tunes chosen by this lovely couple.

Mr and Mrs Whitfield getting married at Larkspur Lodge

Larkspur Lodge Wedding Suppliers


Other suppliers included
Little Wren Photography
and Perfect Bouquet Full Of Flowers who added to the beauty of this venue with some fabulous arrangements in beautiful colour combinations.https://www.perfectbouquet.co.uk/

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Rachel and Carl

Mrs Whitfield said, “Thank you so much Liz! Everyone told us how beautiful your music was and they absolutely loved the Jurassic Park entrance. You really helped to make the day feel extra special.” Xxx (Instagram- lizhendry_pianist)

Congratulations to Rachel and Carl and I wish you a lifetime of happiness! Liz x😀🎹

Piano music at Larkspur Lodge


A Wonderful Wrightington Wedding

What a scorcher!!! A heavenly wedding day experience for Tracey and Wayne at their Wrightington Wedding at Wrightington Hotel & Health Club in July 2021.
https://www.wrightingtonhotel.co.uk/

Stunning bride Tracey at her Wrightington Wedding

This lovely couple had chosen a really interesting and fun mix of music from romance, to football, to military tunes. The highlight of the wedding was when Tracey walked in to ‘How long will I love you’ and I could hear the gasps as she looked ABSOLUTELY STUNNING in this amazing, stylish dress which I totally love!

This song by Ellie Goulding is a fantastic choice for a romantic wedding ceremony. Find out more about my top suggestions for wedding ceremonies by heading over to my wedding song list.

Wrightington Wedding. Bride Tracey looking stunning

It’s been quite a while since my last visit here but Sean and the team were super organised and everyone commented on the fantastic service and delicious food!

Live Piano Ltd at Wrightington Hotel and Country Club


It was great to meet and work with the guys from Trevor Matthews Wedding Photography who were capturing the events of the day.


Tracey left a lovely comment on my Facebook page

‘Liz I cannot thank you enough for your service yesterday. We had the most perfect day made even more special by your presence. You have been patient, helpful and a pleasure to work with through very tough times having to reorganise our wedding 3 times. You play beautifully and had me in tears playing ‘how long will I love you’ for my walk down the aisle. We will definitely be recommending you to everyone. Thanks again xx’

The Bride
Wrightington Wedding. Tracey and Wayne with Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at. Wrightington Wedding
Liz Hendry wedding pianist at a Wrightington Wedding

See more about Liz and Mark Hendry of Live Piano Ltd at http://www.livepiano.co.uk and how they can make your Wrightington Wedding amazing!

Nunsmere Hall Pianist

Beautiful brides Victoria and Amanda were married in Early July 2021 at Nunsmere Hall Hotel and what a fabulous wedding! It was my first time here and I absolutely loved it! http://Nunsmere.co.uk

This venue is stunning inside and out with a beautiful Hall for the wedding daytime, and a large marquee for the evening reception, or to host bigger weddings. The service here is second to none with very attentive staff and wedding co-ordination.



What a pleasure to work with The Tall Toastmaster who I would definitely recommend for your wedding!! Very organised and great fun! http://www.thetalltoastmaster.co.uk
It was also lovely to work with
Lamb Photography http://www.lambphotography.co.uk
Joseph William Film
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Victoria and Amanda said “ Thank you for everything Liz. You have been Truly Amazing!” (Instagram lizhendry_pianist)

Lake District Pianist

Lake District Pianist, Liz Hendry, had a wonderful day playing for Mr and Mrs Tudor at Merewood Hotel in the Lake District. What spectacular views and a beautiful wedding. Kirsty found Liz after a wedding fair when she was looking for a Lake District Pianist.

We found Liz through her husband who was playing at a wedding fair and I got in touch to see if she was available and willing to travel to the lakes. Thank God she was! Liz is so lovely and was happy to answer any questions we had before the day. We asked for songs from her repertoire but I also wanted my bridesmaids to walk down to the piano version of ‘May it be’ by Enya and it wasn’t a problem. I heard it playing before I walked down the aisle and it was beautiful. I chose to have Jonathan Cain’s version of the Bridal March and I don’t think I’ve had a feeling like it. Just before I walked down the aisle I heard the most beautifully played song and it made the experience absolutely perfect. I couldn’t have hoped for anything better. Liz then played for our drinks reception and wedding breakfast and got the whole place singing along to the Disney songs.
(See Liz’s repertoire here https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/wedding-music-ideas-liz-hendry-wedding-pianist/ )

I really can’t thank you enough Liz! Everyone has commented on how good you are and I’m so glad we chose you. I only wish I could’ve been a guest so I could’ve sat and listened all day xx Thank you https://www.lakedistrictcountryhotels.co.uk/merewood-hotel

Kirsty and Kieran

Lake District Pianist
Lake District Pianist
Lake District Piano
Lake District Piano

Bartle Hall Wedding Pianist

A review by Mr and Mrs Grimes who were married at Bartle Hall Hotel in a beautiful ceremony outside with photography by Cathy Brown Photography. They enjoyed music from recommended Bartle Hall wedding pianist, Liz Hendry

https://www.cathybrownphotography.co.uk/

https://bartlehall.co.uk/

Liz performed at our recent wedding on a glorious sunny day at our outdoor wedding ceremony! She very kindly agreed to learn a song we wanted, to play us down the aisle, which she did within days of us booking. She absolutely MADE our wedding day, arriving early so that all our guests received the ambience of her tinkering away as they had pre-ceremony drinks on the terrace, during the ceremony, right through canapés and photos up to our evening reception. She was so kind, friendly and courteous and everyone raved about how good she was! Absolutely first class performance – thanks for everything Liz! Love Mr and Mrs Grimes xxx

Bartle Hall Pianist
Bartle Hall Pianist
Bartle Hall music
Bartle Hall music

A song for walking down the aisle

Possibly the most important decision for any couple about to marry, is choosing a song for walking down the aisle.

Who walks down the aisle and who waits?

Traditionally the groom waits for the bride at the alter, in church. With civil ceremonies the groom waits for the bride at the end of the aisle, where the registrars are placed. An old-fashioned tradition seems to be that the groom shouldn’t turn around and look at the bride until she is next to him but this is outdated, and I can’t imagine a bride doesn’t want to be seen by her groom as she walks down the aisle looking so beautiful! These days children are often included in this lovely moment which makes it all the more special.

Same Sex Weddings

In more recent years this walk down the aisle takes many forms, especially with same sex weddings. I have played at weddings where one partner has waited for the other or sometimes both partners walk down the aisle, either separately or together. This decision should be made based on making the ceremony feel special, and whatever makes both partners feel comfortable. One of the most important factors to consider when walking down the aisle is the song.

Popular in 2019 for walking down the aisle

I have compiled list of all the songs chosen for me to play on the piano, for walking down the aisle, during 2019.

The most chosen song, which has been popular for a number of years is ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri from the Twilight films. I played this for 15 wedding ceremony entrances this year. It was also requested by countless couples where I was playing during the drinks reception or wedding breakfast. It is a very popular and beautiful wedding song.

Also popular for walking down the aisle in 2019 was Pachelbel’s Canon (5 weddings) for a more traditional entrance. Jonathan Cain’s Bridal March (5 weddings) is also popular for a traditional entrance with a modern twist.

A Song For Walking Down The Aisle – 2019 list.

Here is a list of all songs for walking down the aisle, requested in 2019, starting with the most chosen songs.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri (Twilight)

Pachelbel’s Canon

Bridal March -Jonathan Cain

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars

Can’t Help Falling in Love- Elvis Presley/ Hayley Reinhart

Perfect- Ed Sheeran

Heaven- Bryan Adams/ DJ Sammy

Wonderful Tonight- Eric Clapton

A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)

Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

Beauty and the Beast (Disney)

Halo- Beyoncé

The One- Kodaline

Kissing You – Des’ ree (Romeo and Juliet)

A Whole New World (Disney)

All of Me- John Legend

From This Moment- Shania Twain

Love You Til The End- The Pogues (P.S. I Love You)

Rewrite The Stars (Greatest Showman)

Latch – Sam Smith

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler (Beaches)

Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter)

Every Time We Touch- Cascada

Turning Page – Sleeping at Last (Twilight)

You’re Still The One- Shania Twain

Love is All Around- Wet Wet Wet (4 Weddings and a Funeral)

Always- Blink 182

Someday My Prince Will Come (Disney)

Too Close – Alex Clare

Primavera- Einaudi

I hope this gives you some ideas when thinking of a song for walking down the aisle and as always, I would advise keeping it live, as having a live musician can have a wonderful impact on your wedding ceremony!
Happy Wedding Planning!

Liz Hendry

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at a ceremony in Liverpool

Just So Magical

I received some lovely feedback from Aimee and Tom who are an absolutely stunning couple, married at The Oak Tree Of Peover in December with catering from the superb Vanilla in Allseasons.

“Hi Liz! Me and Tom just want to say what a lovely lady you are and a fantastic job with the piano. Your music was just so magical and you played everything so lovely, all the guests commented on you. Thank you so much for sharing our special day with us it was a pleasure to have you part of the day. Was just wonderful….Best wishes Aimee and Tom xx”

Oak Tree of Peover wedding piano music from Liz Hendry
Liz Hendry at the Piano with Aimee and Tom. A beautiful wedding at The Oak Tree of Peover in Cheshire

Sandhole Oakbarn Pianist

Sandhole Oakbarn Pianist Liz Hendry played for Mr and Mrs Gaitskell for their beautiful Cheshire wedding.

We had Liz play at our wedding last week at Sandhole Oakbarn and we can only thank her for the beautiful music and atmosphere this created on the day.
We first became aware of Liz through a wedding fair and as soon as we heard her play we were in love. She’s an exceptionally talented pianist and she played everything we asked for during our ceremony and wedding breakfast to an amazing standard.
We had so many comments from guests about how great the live music was and there were a couple of times during the day I felt goosebumps because of the music.
Liz was also very friendly and professional and it was a delight to have her on the day.
Thoroughly recommend Liz for your wedding music ?

Liz Hendry wedding Pianist at Sandhole Oakbarn
Sandhole Oakbarn Pianist Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Gaitskell

Review from Mr and Mrs Sims at Crewe Hall

‘Liz is amazing!! She went out of her way to make our day even more special. She learnt a number of songs for us and really understood our taste for the rest of the songs she played. The piano sounded amazing and people were singing and bopping along through the wedding breakfast! On the run up to the wedding she replies quickly to my endless messages!! She helped my friend prepare who sang at the ceremony with her above and beyond what she needed to and even offered her microphone to her. I cannot get over how professional, friendly and talented she is! I would recommend again to anyone!!’

Mrs Helen Sims


The happy couple with Liz Hendry at Crewe Hall in Cheshire
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at Crewe Hall with Mr and Mrs Sims