A day of bluebells, a woodland wedding & violin, now published!

I’ve been sitting on this for a few weeks now and am super excited to share with you the results of an April day, which has honestly been one of the highlights of 2021 so far.

Back in full-on lockdown celebrant Helen Noble asked if I’d be interested in being involved in a styled wedding photoshoot she was planning. I met Helen at a graveside a few years ago – me desperately hoping my violin bow wouldn’t fly off the string in the blowing gale, her leading an interment service with such warmth on a blustery chilly October day – and we hit it off!

Helen had a vision of organising a quintessential spring woodland wedding shoot to bring together her favourite suppliers, all of whom had in some way been affected by over 15 months of disrupted weddings. The theme for the shoot was contrast and harmony, set in gorgeous Surrey woodland.

The weather was perfect, with glorious sunshine dappling the clearing Helen had chosen for us to shoot in. The team involved photographer Jason Leaman and videographer Shona Nolan, a plethora of talented and enthusiastic suppliers and real-life couple Andy and Anita and we were all buzzing to be creating something together.

Photgrapher Jason Leaman in photgraphing couple cutting cake

I could continue waxing lyrical about how much fun we had, describing it all in detail but I shall pass onto Helen to do this with her article How to find your wedding ceremony style, just published in the Celebrant Directory. Click the image below to discover more!

Button to styled shoot blog

Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a few more photos of me playing my violin on a carpet of leaves, surrounded by happy people and a carpet of bluebells, but for now I’ll leave you with just one more photo, a fantastic video, as well as a huge thank you to all involved, especially Jason and Shona who captured the day and vision superbly.


Concept, planner & celebrant @celebrantofsurrey
Photography @jasonleamanphotography
Event hire & styling @soireesurrey
Flowers @carrie.macey
Videographer @sn_photoandvideo
Hair & makeup @gemmalouisebridal
Bridal gown @weddingfroxbridalboutique
Bridal boots @houseofelliotlaceboots
Bridal hair piece @rachelchaprunne
Rings @lawsonjcarr
Grooms suit @hire_5menswear
Cake @cakesbyniacummings
Stationery @tigerlilyweddingstationery
Violinist @jennifermaslinmusic
Glasswear, crockery & chairs @crystalhireltd
Jewellery @adalise_jewellery
Wooden ring holder @fudge_meade
Honey favours @sergiobeefriends
Gin @silentpoolgin
Violinist Outfit @thegateboutiqueguildford
Bridal jacket @depicteddenim
Napkins @just_4_linen

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Clare Narramore
Clare Narramore
12:11 09 Jan 24
Jenny played at a 70th birthday celebration in Tunbridge Wells and it was delightful. It set a perfect background atmosphere to the evening.Jenny was easy to communicate with, getting back to me very quickly, and her fees were very reasonable for her time. Thankyou!
Steven Peterson
Steven Peterson
15:18 25 May 23
Jennifer was a special part of our magical day. She was extremely patient with me changing my mind and switching music choices close to the wedding date and was very helpful and reassuring. Multiple guests told us how they really enjoyed listening to her play the violin with one moved to tears by a particular song played (A Thousand Years). It sounds very magical on the wedding clips and Jenny is just the loveliest person to have at your special day. I highly recommend Jenny for all your music needs.
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marketing wfhythe
09:19 11 May 23
Jennifer enhances our customer's dining experience with her dulcet tones. We are privileged to have her as one of our resident performers in the restaurant; she has a beautiful voice!
Mary Chandler
Mary Chandler
07:55 31 May 22
Jennifer played the violin and sang at our wedding and was absolutely brilliant. We received so many compliments from our guests on her stunning voice and lovely playing, and to top it off she's a really friendly and accommodating person. Thanks again, Jenny, for making our day extra special x
Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
12:02 22 Aug 21
Jennifer was a perfect choice when we were planning for our event at our Vineyard Busi Jacobsohn. We had a pre-war car party with picnic and Jennifer was singing jazz songs which we all loved, and perfect match to the day. We would not hesitate to engage her again. Susanna Busi Jacobsohn
Vicki Thompson
Vicki Thompson
09:57 02 Jun 21
Jennifer has the most delightful personality and smile. Gracious and most off beautifully talented. Her voice is outstanding and her talent on the violin admirable. Jennifer dated to the personality of our group and dinner party. Mixing some traditional Italian themed violin and adding some jazz style singing. We al danced and sang with her. It made our Birthday dinner party absolutely perfect.
Luisa Santos-Stephens
Luisa Santos-Stephens
14:56 20 Nov 19
Jennifer is an incredible singer. We had her with Cafe Society to play at my 40th and it was everything I could dream off- they played beautiful music, and brought a very good vibe to the party. All the guests talked about how great they were, with a repertoire of very nice songs which we loved to listen to, but at the same time allowing us to keep the conversation going. I can’t recommend her enough.
Lisa Purcell
Lisa Purcell
19:34 03 Sep 19
Jenny sang beautifully at our wedding in August 2019! She moved many members of the congregation to tears with her amazing singing. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend her. Each time we meet up with friends and family that were there, they all comment on how amazing her singing was and how much they enjoyed it! She sang a Maori love song perfectly - commented the relatives from New Zealand! X
Rachel McGuckin
Rachel McGuckin
16:06 27 Jun 19
Jenny was the absolute highlight of our wedding ceremony. We picked some tricky songs and she had the whole audience joining in at the chorus. Luckily they didn't join at all points because it gave everyone a chance to hear her beautiful voice as well! I can't recommend highly enough.
Kate McNamara
Kate McNamara
14:36 12 Jun 19
Jenny was amazing from the moment I enquired about her playing the violin at our wedding ceremony. So quick to respond, helpful, friendly, flexible & professional, and was able to recommend songs and even learnt a new song for the exit music.I was so confident that she had everything under control which was invaluable and it was something on the day that I knew I just didn’t have to worry about.Jenny is so talented and it really added to the ceremony, I am so pleased that I found her! Thank you so so much!
Aimee Curry
Aimee Curry
13:56 15 Feb 19
We highly recommend Jenny! She played amazing violin music beautifully at our wedding. Jenny was so lovely and was so approachable and helpful to plan our ceremony music which was a highlight of the day and also the drinks reception music.
T Whyte
T Whyte
19:17 30 Jan 19
Jenny sang at our wedding - her music set the tone and made for a truly special experience. She has a beautiful voice, is very easy to work with, and worked seamlessly with our (very exacting) venue to get everything just right. Thank you Jenny!
17:39 07 Aug 18
Absolutely beautiful! Jenny played at my wedding ceremony last week and it was stunning! She has a huge variety of songs to choose from and our guests loved them all! She was professional and came early to set up. We could not have wished for more. Added a lovely touch to our day!
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