Wedding at Hermitage Golf Course Rose Garden 9/3/16

On September 3, 2016 a quartet of us convened at the Hermitage Golf Course in the Rose Garden to the side of the clubhouse.  The weather cooperated nicely as we helped see to it that Amy and Milena were wed in classic style.  As something not done very often we brought the family members not processing as the bridal party in to Bach’s “Air” from the Suite in D.  Then came “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for the officiant, the bridesmaids, flower girls and ring bearers.  Milena then entered to “Trumpet Voluntary” after which Amy met her at the altar to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  Milena’s brother-in-law, Daniel Aemisegger, performed the rite of marriage for them…his first time as an officiant, and did a terrific job.  We never would have guessed he hadn’t done this before.  After the exchange of vows and rings the brides were presented and they were off down the aisle to the reception to Purcell’s “Trumpet Tune”.

Amy and Milena along with their families were a joy to work with.  We wish them every happiness for as long as they both shall live!img_0506


Wedding at Scarritt 8/13/16

Silver Strings morphed into a trio of violin, cello and piano for the nuptials of Jessica and Tyler at the Wightman Chapel on the Scarritt campus.  Craig Duncan on violin, Kelli Cox on piano and Gary Tussing on cello played the classics for the ceremony.  Kristin Kaplan of Stunning Events did a fabulous job of coordinating this wedding.

For the processionals the mothers entered to “Trumpet Voluntary” while the bridesmaids entered to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”.  Jessica chose the beautiful “Canon in D” by Pachelbel for her walk to the altar.  After they were pronounced husband and wife the newlyweds made their joyful way back down the aisle to Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”.

Congratulations to Jessica and Tyler and their families!  We wish them a long and happy life together.


Wedding at Hermitage Hotel 8/6/16

On August 6, 2016 Silver Strings was in attendance at the nuptials of Mimi and Colin at the Hermitage Hotel.  Last year I was able to play Mimi’s sister’s wedding at their parents’ farm.  Unfortunately for me I was out of town for Mimi’s wedding but my able colleagues took care of business very nicely.

The ceremony took place on the veranda with the quartet playing hymns and songs such as “Be Thou My Vision” and Train’s “Marry Me” while the guests arrived.  The mothers and grandmothers were seated to the sweet lullaby, “Baby Mine”.  There was just the Matron of Honor for an attendant who arrived to “We Bought a Zoo” after which Mimi met her sweetheart at the altar to the sumptuous “Moon River”.

After the ceremony the newlyweds made their way back down the aisle to the Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, leading the way to the cocktail hour in the lobby.  Guests were serenaded with songs like “It Had to Be You”, “White Dress” and “Come Fly With Me” played by the quartet.

Congratulations to Mimi and Colin and their families.  Many wishes for a long and happy life together!

Wedding at Homestead Manor 7/30/16

Homestead Manor is fast becoming one of my favorite venues and Amy Parman is definitely my favorite event planner.  There are several places where ceremonies can take place and a large barn designed for receptions that can be open air or be curtained off in case of inclement weather.

So Homestead Manor was the site of the nuptials of Emily and Chris on July 30, 2016.  The ceremony took place in the barn with the ceremony area draped in long, white fabric.  For the prelude we played mostly contemporary music such as “Thinking Out Loud”, and “At Last”.  In a nod to the classics we brought mothers and men in to “Passacaile” by Handel, the bridesmaids to “Canon in D”.  Then Emily met her sweetheart at the altar to the not so classical “A Thousand Years”.  After a lovely ceremony the newlyweds returned back up the aisle to the theme from “Game of Thrones”.  This tune never fails to bring people running over to gush over how much they love the song.  One of the assistants even recorded it on her phone.

Congratulations to Emily and Chris and their families.  May they have a long and happy life together!