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19th October 2018

Good morning Mark,

 

Thank you so much for being with us at Kitley House last Friday. Your contribution greatly added to what was a very successful celebration for us.

 

Everyone enjoyed hearing you play and I am just sorry that we didn’t have more time to thank you in person on the day.

 

I do hope that we can call on your services again at some time in the future.

 

Best wishes

 

Peter & Janet McLachlan

4th August 2018

 

Hi Mark

I’m sorry this has taken so long but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for

playing on our wedding day. It was beautiful (as I knew it would be) and really added to the atmosphere.
Thanks again
Beth and Lee Mansfield

31st August 2016

 

Dear Mark,

 

Thank you for the beautiful music you and your band provided for our wedding.

You've helped make our special day even more lovely with the gift of music.

 

With much gratitude,

 

Singhashri and Shradhisiddhi

 

15th August 2016

 

Hi Mark,

 

Just wanting to say a huge *thank you* to you for playing at our wedding on Friday.

It was beautiful and really made the atmosphere special and it was lovely that you were able to play outside so that everyone could enjoy it. We have had many comments on how lovely it all sounded.

 

Thank you once again,

 

Anna and Giovanni Calandriello

 

 

2nd June 2016

 

Hi Mark,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing on our Wedding Day at Deer Park. 

The atmosphere you created was exactly what we were hoping for and all of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to you play. 

Thank you again - your professionalism and ability to move around the grounds seamlessly was greatly appreciated! 

We'd love to write a review recommending you to others so if there is anywhere online you'd like us to do this please just let us know! 

Kindest regards,

Amy

 

7th October 2015

 

Morning Mark,

 

Just a quick email to say thank you for playing for us at our Wedding last Wednesday at Kitley.

 

Everyone commented on how lovely it was to have live music and it really made the occasion.

 

With best wishes,

Susie

4th Sept 2015

 

Hi Mark

 

I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing during our wedding day.

It was amazing, and the pieces you played were beautiful.

Thank you for helping to make it a day to remember 

Kind regards

 

Sally & Dan

 

 20th June 2015

 

Thank you so much for our music yesterday at Kitley House. Very lovely choice of songs and a lovely touch to the reception. You did a brilliant job. Thank you very much!

The new Mr and Mrs Cunningham xx

9th May 2015

 

To Mark,

 

Thank you for making our special day complete

with beautiful music!

Everybody has said how lovely it was!

 

Lots of love from

 

Mark & Vikki xxx

 25th October 2014

 

Hi Mark,


We just wanted to say a really big thank you for playing the piano at our wedding last weekend. Especially for learning the new pieces; I hope it didn't take too long!

The music was really beautiful, and we really appreciate it.
We will recommend you to everyone!

Thanks again,

Alex and James

16th August 2014

 

Hi Mark,

Thanks so much for your contribution on Saturday. The music in the church was absolutely beautiful and lots of people have complimented you on your music at the reception!

Best wishes

 

Katy and Jonny

 

12th July 2014

 

Dear Mark

 

Just a quick email to thank you so much for playing at Hetty and Ben’s wedding, it was really lovely to have you playing in the garden and very special that you played during the meal which the guests thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Please thank your band for the excellent dance music they played – as you could see our guests loved every minute of it and were really up for a good dance.

 

Many thanks

 

Nicky

5th July 2014

 

Mark


Thank you so much for the wonderful music played at our wedding on 5th July at Kitley House Hotel.

It was a really lovely addition to Kitley to have the soundtrack as you wandered through the house, and I loved hearing it as I walked in after the ceremony. All the guests commented on how wonderful it was and wondered whether it was something Kitley provided as standard - haha!

 

Thank you again.

 

Melissa and Matthew Rose

2nd June 2014

 

Hello Mark, 

 

Just to say thank you so much from both of us for your wonderful 

piano playing at our wedding! Everyone commented on your wonderful evocative sound which fit in so well with the glorious surroundings!

 

We had an amazing day - thank you so much for being part of our special day.

 

Very best wishes

Penny & Paul 

 

22nd October 2013

 

Dear Mark,

I would just like to say a massive thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding at Polhawn Fort last month. The music was perfect, and you certainly created a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. All the guests commented on your lovely performance, they loved it! 

 

We will be highly recommending you for any future events.

Thank you once again. 

 

Kindest regards

 

Siobain and Lee Dann

 

26th March 2013 

 

Dear Mark,

 

I just wanted to thank you again for the marvellous music you played for us at our daughter Julia's wedding at Deer Park Country Hotel on March 16th. Unfortunately I did not have an opportunity to thank you myself but would like you to know how much we enjoyed every moment at this very special occasion. It was very reassuring to know such a wonderful, professional musician was with us that day. We wish you well for the future, our grateful thanks again,

 

Christine & Stuart Ruffe

17th July 2012

 

Dear Mark,

I apologise for not writing before, but watching the DVD of my daughter's wedding at the Bedruthan Steps at the end of April I am reminded of what a wonderful contribution you and your colleagues made to the success of the occasion. Your music certainly helped to create the right atmosphere both at the ceremony and at the reception afterwards. I am sorry I was not able to thank you all adequately on the day but I know (the Bride and Groom) were very pleased with your music and many of the guests also said how much they had enjoyed it.

We particularly appreciated the efforts you made to play their choice of music at the appropriate times and we all agreed that your performance enhanced everyone's enjoyment of the day. Please pass on our thanks to your colleagues.

Thank you again,

Yours sincerely,

(Mother of the Bride)

10th April 2012

 

Hi Mark,


I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for helping to make our day incredibly special. Your beautiful playing was commented on by loads of people. They said it created a really relaxed atmosphere and was a really lovely touch to the afternoon. Thank you again- you did a truly wonderful job!!


Kindest regards,


Stacey and Scott xx

17th March 2012

 

Dear Mark,

 

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, the music was absolutely beautiful.

Thank you so so much for the cd, it is so wonderful to have it to keep.

Sorry that the speeches went on so long and that I didn't get to thank you in person, but we were both so grateful to you for all you did.

 

Best Wishes

 

Jenny & Rory x

 

11th November 2011

 

Hi Mark,


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your wonderful piano playing last week at India & Oli's wedding. I am so sorry I did not get a chance to thank you personally on the day, but I was ushering and sorting!
You really made the event with your wonderful playing and thank you so much for continuing to play right to the very end. Everyone commented on how lovely the piano playing was.

 

We will certainly recommend you in the future.


Thanks again,

 

Penny Albertella

28th August 2011

 

Hi Mark,


Thank you so much for performing for us. Many of our guests commented on how nice it was to see someone actually playing live music rather than just listening to a CD. I know one particular table was extremely happy that you were able to perform their request! I know myself and Heather were over the moon at how well you managed to just blend in without really stealing our limelight!!


Thanks again, we will definitely be recommending you to as many people as we can for their future events!


Best wishes to you


Phil & Heather

3rd May 2011

 

Hi Mark,


I would like to say a massive thank you for playing at mine and Christines wedding. After listening to your online sample repertoire, we were amazed at how emotional we felt. Come the big day though, the class and beauty of the music absolutely blew us away! Pachelbels Canon for the signing of the register bought tears to many peoples eyes with it being so elegant and beautiful. Everyone commented how classy it was, and how well you played it. I will have absolutely no hesitation in recommending yourself to anyone who is, (or is not for that matter) thinking of hiring a pianist for their wedding!
Once again a massive thank you for making our day even more special.


Kindest Regards,


Sean & Christine Lethaby

1st Sept 2010

 

Hi Mark,


Sorry this is so late but I would like to say a big thank you for playing at Jean's 80th. You will be pleased to learn that we received messages from several of the guests and they all mentioned the pianist and how lovely it was.


So, thanks again.
Catherine

 

19th July 2010

 

Dear Mark,
Now that the dust has settled from our whirlwind wedding I wanted to say a BIG thank you for playing so beautifully!
Considering the fact that we had only liased very briefly by phone and a flurry of emails before the event, it was everything I wanted for the day and more…. I'm sure that the ancient grand piano presented some challenges(!) but the music was simply beautiful and really added the intended intimacy and informality to the wedding.
From walking in to Pachelbel on my Dad's arm through to Lee & I exiting to It Must Be Love by Madness really summed up our somewhat unorthodox wedding - but it fitted the bill to a "T"!
I know my family and friends loved it too. If ever I find myself in deepest Devon again - and in need of a wonderful pianist - You will be the only name on my list!

With Very Best Wishes and grateful thanks


Trish Noakes (Few)

18 June 2010

"Thank you Mark for playing such an integral part in our wedding day. You captured the signing of the register perfectly with Le Onde by Einaudi and the upbeat For Once in My Life by Stevie Wonder for the exit of the bride and groom. I selected the jazz pieces for the post-ceremony drinks with my late father in mind and you played them so stylishly, so sensitively and so beautifully - it was as though he was there with us. We can't thank you enough Mark for making our wedding day so perfect".


Hilary & Mark Keane

19 October 2009

 

Mark, the music was simply wonderful. I cannot put into words how I felt when you struck up the first few notes of Pachelbells....it was simply awesome.
I have the version on my ipod and every now and again I click it on....I just love it so much. Thank you for suggesting such a lovely piece of music for me to walk into.
Again, signing the register while listening to Le Onde was fabulous and following the ceremony, ' Ode to Joy' was absolutely perfect!

The music accompanying the meal was superb and we enjoyed every minute...I so wish we had recorded some of the pieces, but it never seems quite the same.
I lost my dear dad just 5 years ago this next week. The music was chosen with him in mind. He would have been in his element and enjoyed every minute! He was a great music lover bless him.


We simply cannot thank you enough for helping to make our day and particularly the very personal parts of the day so very special for us.
Thank you so much

 

Steph & Stev