11/21/13 at the Hermitage Hotel

The shortest day of the year was warmed by the wedding of Loren and Alexander at the Hermitage Hotel.  The ceremony took place on the warmly lit Veranda with us, as a quartet, performing classic wedding music and beautiful contemporary selections such as “The Prayer”.  Loren chose the Handel “Aria” as her processional on her dad’s arm. 

One of the really neat things that happened during the ceremony was the passing of the rings from hand to hand of the attendants to “warm” the rings in anticipation of their exchange.  After they were pronounced husband and wife we recessed the newlyweds to Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3”.

For the cocktail hour Steve Willets tickled the ivories playing popular music and then later joining Roy Vogt (on bass) to perform upbeat jazz standards for the dinner.  Summer Sheldon, the hotel’s wedding planner/coordinator did a fantastic job of seeing that the different parts of the celebration started on time and ran smoothly.

Congratulations to Loren and Alexander and their families!

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12/14/13 at Front Porch Farms

Silver Strings trio presided over the music at Front Porch Farms on 12/14/13.  It was so cold that day we froze our fannies off.  (Don’t worry they grew back while we slept.)  The afternoon started with Chelsea and Sanat being wed in a Hindu ceremony.  I would have given my eye teeth to have been a fly on the wall to see that beautiful ceremony.  When that ceremony was over the couple changed clothes to get married in a Christian ceremony.  I got to see their Indian wedding clothes for a brief second….gorgeous…both of them.

We played a mix of classical and classical sounding contemporary music for the guests while we all got as close to the heaters as possible.  By the time the bride and groom were ready the pavilion was actually warm enough for the bride not to shiver her way through her vows.  Their cute little pooch was included in the processional and behaved him/herself admirably.  Chelsea entered to the lovely “Butterfly Waltz”.  During the ceremony the guests gave a rousing “WE DO” when asked to confirm their support of the couple’s wedding vows.  When the ceremony was over we sent them off as husband and wife to “Bless the Broken Road”.

Congratulations to Chelsea and Sanat and their families.  We wish them many happy years together.Image