If you were the guitarist in Coldplay, who would you book to play at your wedding? Maybe you'd try asking your frontman Chris Martin if he'd perform a solo set, or rope in a celebrity pal like Jay-Z or Beyonce.
But not Jonny Buckland, who is so down-to-earth he instead plumped for Daniel Pierce, writes the Sun today, as he wed his longterm girlfriend, jewellery maker Chloe Lee-Evans, in front of close family and friends in London on Saturday. Buckland and his new wife already have a two-year-old daughter, Violet.
Daniel Pierce, or as he's better known, the one with the mohawk from X Factor used to be in Popstars: The Rivals reality band One True Voice. Since getting the boot from this year's X Factor Daniel has fronted a covers band at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other events...
And, apparently, they're actually pretty good. A guest at Jonny's wedding to long-term girlfriend Chloe on Saturday said: "It was a shock when we saw who was doing the music. I couldn't believe that the guitarist in the world's biggest band would hire someone from X Factor and Popstars: The Rivals to perform covers. Daniel was really good though. He had everyone up dancing. It was a great day. Jonny said he'd booked the band but had no idea who would be fronting it."
Coldplay have a long-held fascination with X Factor and have regularly said they like the show. Only last weekend they sent contestant Stacey Solomon a signed poster and a hand- written note wishing her all the best.
Jonny is one of the nicest fellas I've met in the music business. His wedding was typical of him, a low-key affair with only close family and friends invited and no glossy magazine deal or hangers-on. His Coldplay bandmates - Chris, Guy and Will were there. He did allow himself one excess though - booking London's plush One Marylebone venue for the bash. It costs around £30,000 to hire. The guest added: "They had obviously spent a lot of money and it looked really romantic with all the high ceilings and the flowers decorating it."
At least he saved a bit on the entertainment...
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