11/3/18 Wedding at Homestead Manor

On 11/3/18 Jessie and Max were wed at Homestead Manor in Thompson’s Station, TN in the beautiful barn…yes, the barn and there are pictures to prove it.  Silver Strings was a trio this time with Josh Shepherd, Gary Tussing and myself.  The ceremony itself went fantastically under the able guidance of Angie Ruiz and her team from Velour Premier Events.

At Angie’s suggestion I arranged a mashup of Pachelbel’s Canon in D and Ed Sheehan’s “Perfect” which we used for the first time at this wedding for the entrance of the family as well as the wedding party.  Gary did a beautiful job with his solo in the middle of this tune of an excerpt from the Canon, which allowed him to play something besides the usual eight notes over and over.  Jessie then met Max at the altar to the strains of “Wedding March” aka “Here Comes the Bride”.  After the vows were recited and the rings exchanged, their unity ceremony was the braiding of three cords while we played a verse of “The Prayer”.

After all was said and done Jess and Max, now husband and wife, made their way back down the aisle to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”.  Congratulations to the happy couple from Silver Strings!

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Weddings on October 21, 2017

Instead of my usual (boring) recital of what brides chose for their preludes, processionals, etc., I want to take this moment to sing the praises of Angelina Ruiz of Homestead Manor, Lauren Hartman of Southern Soiree and Jamie at East Ivy Mansion.  These three women take the stress out of my job of playing the right song in the right place at the right time.

On October 21, 2017 Susan Mullen led a trio at Homestead Manor for the wedding of Sarah and Jordan where Angelina worked miracles in making Sarah’s mother comfortable with her leadership and then pulling off a flawless wedding.  Susan reported back with a glowing review of how the wedding went.

Also on October 21, Jocelyn Sprouse led a trio for me at the Bell Tower for the nuptials of Maggy and Doug with Lauren Hartman directing.  Jocelyn reported back that everything went swimmingly and how nice Lauren was to work with.  But I knew that already.

Last but not least I led a trio for the wedding of Meryl and Andrew at East Ivy Mansion.  At East Ivy as well as the two aforementioned places the musicians were never left unsure of what was going on.  The confident and sure directing is greatly appreciated.

Many thanks to my people for doing me proud and to these three planners/coordinators for their referrals and great work.  May everyone have as much work as they can handle in the coming year.

Wedding at Homestead Manor 10/20/17

On October 20, 2107 Faith and Michael were wed on the front lawn of the Homestead Manor, a lovely old mansion near Thompson’s Station, TN.  As a little background, after a rather abrupt departure of a previous planner/coordinator, Angelina Ruiz of Velour Premier Events did a fantastic job of stepping in at the last minute.  Her leadership was confident and firm with every detail in place.  We were impressed and I can assure you the couples who were married at Homestead Manor this fall were pleased with the perfectly handled weddings.

Faith chose the classics for her prelude and processionals and very specifically wanted a particular part of the “Canon in D” for the entrance of her groom.  No problem thanks to Pachelbel’s skill at constructing this beautiful canon which allowed us to do exactly as we were asked.

Congratulations to Faith and Michael with many wishes for a long and happy life together from Silver Strings.