Hot, Hot, Hot

Thanks heavens for the good sense of our latest bride to have her wedding in a church with the air conditioning intact and running.  Colleen married Randy last night in a charming church in Franklin with wonderful, live acoustics.  Her uncle officiated in a very sweet ceremony that included memorials to those who have passed on.  The simple, tasteful decorations were accented wonderfully by the lovely violet color of the attendants’ dresses.  The acoustics of the church allowed the quartet to let the music soar without breaking sweat.

After the ceremony the quartet entertained at the reception which was held at the Legends Golf Club.  Colleen and Randy are lucky to have such wonderful friends and family, some of whom were real cut-ups.  Perfectly prepared food was served by the chef at Legends while we surprised the guests with music ranging from Classical to Coldplay.  One guest commented that we played Coldplay better than Coldplay.  Even the name made us feel cooler on such a hot evening.

Congratulations to Colleen and Randy and their now joined families.

Catching up

Computer issues forced the creation of a new blog.  Here is most of a recent post that never got posted about June 16, 2012 weddings.

Being busy is a good thing.  First things first…congratulations are in order for Taylor and Brad who wed in Clarksville, TN Saturday evening.  The church was packed…these families were obviously well-loved in their community.  Taylor and Brad had been engaged seven years before finally tying the knot.  I kidded with Millie, the wedding coordinator, that maybe we should have played the Hallelujah Chorus for the recessional.

At about the same time in Nashville Brittney married Matt at St. Edward Catholic Church.  The music was a little less traditional although Smashing Pumpkins (Tonight, Tonight) and the Beatles hardly qualify as contemporary anymore.  We could call it the new traditional.  They did choose classical music for the processionals as Brittney floated down the aisle to Saint-Saens’ “The Swan”…a beautiful piece featuring the cello…a perfect classical foil for the classic rock in the prelude.   They did however go back to the new tradition to recess as husband and wife to Muse’ “Starlight”.  Congratulations to both of them and their families.

Meanwhile in Franklin at Lillie Belle’s,  Rebecca and Brandon started off their prelude with Disney songs that so perfectly describe the longing and love of two human beings.  How can you not get a little misty hearing “When You Wish Upon A Star”?  Rebecca chose a spectacularly beautiful song for the entrance of the parents and grandparents, the “Butterfly Waltz”.  I was not familiar with this song until I arranged it for the string trio but found it so incredibly lovely.  After that it was tradition all the way with Rebecca meeting her groom at the altar to the strains of the Pachelbel “Canon in D”.  They recessed to the triumphant Mendelsohn “Wedding March Recessional”.  Congratulations to them both and best wishes to them and all the rest of my couples for a wonderful life together.


Fresh Start

I’ve had some computer issues recently and I promise never to be cocky ever again about thinking I had everything backed up.  I feel like half my life has gone down the rabbit hole.  Fortunately most of my important music files were backed up elsewhere, either as hard copies or on a dvd.  Whew!

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