The weekend of Oct. 5 and 6

I’m so lucky to have such wonderful and capable musicians working with me.  This past weekend was stacked up with weddings…literally.  I had three weddings booked at about the same time in different parts of town on Saturday, Oct. 5.  I was able to entrust two of the weddings to my colleagues who each reported back that their weddings went well.  I wasn’t surprised at all knowing their ability.

Jocelyn took care of a wedding at the Governor’s Club with a trio playing more traditional fare with the exception of the recessional for Bailey and Bryan.  They tweaked their guests with “Brown Eyed Girl” for their trip back up the aisle as a married couple.

Susan took care of Wilmarie and Steve’s wedding at CJ’s Off the Square.  Their music was mostly contemporary with Wilmarie meeting her groom at the gazebo to “What a Wonderful World”.  And everyone felt good as they recessed to “I Feel Good” (James Brown).

You would have found me at the Stone Steps in Percy Warner Park at the end of Belle Meade Blvd. seeing that Eddie and Frankie were suitably married.  This was one of the most relaxed weddings I’ve ever attended, entertaining the guests as they arrived with selections like “White Wedding” (no, it wasn’t a shotgun wedding) and “Your Song”.  Their processionals and ceremony weren’t quite traditional beginning with both the mothers and wedding party entering to the theme from Forest Gump and then Frankie and Eddie processing down the aisle together to meet the officiant to Loreena McKinnett’s “Never Ending Road”.  Frankie wore a lovely tea length dress and a crown of flowers….so apropos for the venue.  We sent them off with “Don’t Stop Believin'”.

Congratulations to all my brides and grooms of this past weekend.  May you all have long and happy lives together!

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