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.

 

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