Wedding at East Ivy Mansion 10/7/17

On October 7, 2017 it was my pleasure to lead a trio for the nuptials of Jessica and Sean.  Thankfully East Ivy was prepared for the rain that threatened all afternoon and evening with tents over the ceremony area as well as the reception area.  Gary Tussing and Kristi Seehafer joined me in playing traditional classics and a few beautiful, contemporary selections for the prelude.  Jessica kept the processionals simple.  Mothers, the wedding party and the dog entered to Elton John’s “Your Song”.  Jessica met Sean at the altar to the strains of “Tale As Old As Time” from Beauty and the Beast.  The recessional was one of my personal faves…”Shut Up and Dance”.  After the ceremony the trio continued with more Disney tunes and other contemporary rock songs.

Many wishes for a long and happy life together to Jessica and Sean.

Wedding at The Hermitage 10/7/17

On the afternoon of October 7, 2017 Christian married her sweetheart, Andrew, in a ceremony in the beautiful garden next to Andrew Jackson’s home.  Isabel Bartles did an amazing job of leading a trio for me.  She and a couple of symphony musicians stepped out of their usual classical mode to play contemporary selections for Christian and Andrew’s ceremony.  Selections included John Legend’s “All of Me”, “A Thousand Years” and Train’s “Marry Me”.  Christian chose “Seasons of Love” from Rent for her processional.  After the vows were exchanged and their union sealed with a kiss, the trio played Fla-Ga Line’s “H.O.L.Y”.

Fortunately for everyone that day the menacing dark clouds held off dumping their contents until just after the ceremony was over.  I doubt the rain would have dampened anyone’s spirits however.

Congratulations and wishes for many happy years together to Christian and Andrew!

Wedding at Drakewood Farm October 7, 2017

October 7, 2017 was a very busy day.  I had booked 4 weddings for approximately the same time.  Fortunately for me I have several colleagues who do a fantastic job of leading an ensemble.  Julianna Waller took charge of this wedding with a trio at Drakewood Farm in Goodlettsville, TN.  Julianna was the perfect person to lead the trio as Sarah and Ben chose a variety of rock (Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran) and Country songs for their prelude and ceremony music.  I have to say this is the first time Silver String brought in a bride to the song, “Teenage Dream”.  The recessional was “I Like Me Better”…another first.

Congratulations to Sarah, Ben and their families.  May they be blessed with a long and happy life together.

Wedding in Centerville, TN 9/30/17

Road trip!  On September 30, trio of us piled into my car to make the hour trek to Centerville, TN, to a beautiful little wedding venue tucked away in a hollow (or in Tennessee, a holler) off a lane that was off the main road.  There in an open pavilion replete with pews, in front of friends and relatives, Sara Beth tied the knot with Philip in a lovely ceremony.

We played mostly hymns and classical selections for the prelude after which mothers entered to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, maids to the Vangelis “Hymne” and Sara Beth to the much loved “Canon in D”.  During the ceremony they both read their self-penned, amazingly eloquent vows to each other.  After the rings and kiss were exchanged we sent them back down the aisle to the Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

Congratulations to Sara Beth and Philip.  Best wishes for a long and happy life together!