Continuing a bu…

Continuing a busy weekend we convened at the Tulip Grove mansion on the grounds of the Hermitage to be a part of the marriage of Becca and Jeff.  The weather cooperated beautifully so in honor of an outdoor wedding the trio played selections such as “Butterfly Waltz” and “Sheep May Safely Graze” during prelude.  Music was mostly traditional until the bridal processional.  Becca flowed down the aisle on the arm of her father to the strains of Coldplay’s “Clocks”.  The joy was abundant as they recessed appropriately to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

Congratulations to Becca and Jeff and their families.

We had a busy w…

We had a busy weekend starting with Friday morning at the Schermerhorn for a wedding and reception in the lobby.  John and Amy were married at 11:00 a.m. with 4 of the cutest flowergirls with an equally cute ringbearer in attendance.  We were flattered by the rapt attention of the 2 year old ringbearer when he wasn’t performing his duties for the ceremony.  Amy, of Laotian descent, was stunningly gorgeous with her lovely gown setting off her black hair festooned with white flowers.

The ceremony music was along traditional lines but Craig, Gary and I broke out the Coldplay, Beatles and Sinatra standards for the reception.

Congratulations to Amy and John and wishes for a long and happy life together.

Emergency Wedding accomplished!

Silver Strings played a wedding at the most wonderful, lovely, peaceful home near Franklin. Congrats to Erin and Reja who got married to a mixed Bahai/Christian ceremony that was wonderful and profound in its simplicity.

An aunt of the groom, a former violin student of mine whom I hadn’t seen in 15 years, explained at the beginning of the ceremony about the Bahai part of the ceremony. She also has potential for a career in stand-up comedy but she was terrific.

I want to also compliment Last Minute Planners’ Austin and Katt for doing a really fantastic job of stepping in at the last minute to make Erin and Reja’s wedding happen after four of their vendors either bailed or were uncommunicative. Austin and Katt stepped up to the plate and made lemonade out of the lemons.

Emergency Wedding 9/15/12

We’ll be playing an emergency wedding Saturday the 15th.  The poor bride had her photographer, DJ and ceremony musicians all bail on her at the last minute.  She found a company called Last Minute Planners who found us and we were able to jump into the breach.  No bride needs that kind of stress.

I can’t emphasize enough that brides should hire professionals and still check references before signing on the dotted line.  This isn’t the first time this year we’ve stepped in after a vendor acted in an unprofessional manner by bailing and not taking care of their client with a replacement.

Wow.  Silver S…

Wow.  Silver Strings played the sweetest wedding and tea reception Saturday, Sept. 1.  The bride and groom had eloped several weeks earlier but their families wanted to be a part of a ceremony.  It was simple, elegant and relaxed.  We played while guests awaited the processionals, occasionally talking and joking with the father of the bride and others.  The wedding took place in a partially secluded area in front of the bride’s father’s home to the accompaniment of birds chirping.

After the ceremony everyone went to the back yard where a lovely repast of delicious sandwiches, tea and yummy cupcakes was served.  At first Silver Strings accompanied the festivities with light classics and a few jazzy standards until someone called out for Led Zeppelin.  We answered with a Talking Heads tune that livened up the guests thereafter. 

This couple is off to a great start beginning with the blending of two wonderful families.  Congratulations to all.