Wedding at Church of the Assumption 12/16/17

Silver Strings had the honor of bringing the music to the celebration of marriage of Maria and Kyle on December 16, 2017 at the Church of the Assumption.  Catholic weddings can be a challenge for us non-Catholics but we had wonderful help in the form of two friends of the bride who sang several of the essential parts of the service with us accompanying.  The sound in that sanctuary of these pure, clear voices was absolutely ethereal.  I felt like I was participating in a movie scene.

With my able colleagues, Susan Mullen and Gary Tussing, last minute adjustments to arrangements to fit what the girls were singing got worked out quickly so that the music worked perfectly for this lovely wedding.  Of course the music the trio played alone was classical, something we don’t do so often in this day and age.  It’s truly a pleasure now for us to play the classics such as Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and Mozart’s “Alleluia”.

Maria was a joy to work with and we wish her and Kyle many happy years together!

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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.

 

Wedding at Country Music Hall of Fame 10/14/17

October 14, 2017 was a busy day for us.  After a wedding at Ravenswood we jumped in our cars and sped downtown to take care of the music for a wedding booked by Craig Duncan, one of our colleagues who sometimes double books himself knowing we’ll take care of business.  Sarah Fried of the CMHoF very ably did the coordinating.

Alexis and Jared were wed in the Rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Alexis chose several Country tunes including “Amarillo by Morning” (George Strait) and “Cowboy Take Me Away” (Dixie Chicks) for the parents and wedding party and recessional respectively.  After an introduction from “When You Wish Upon a Star” Alexis  arrived at the chupah to “Forever and Ever Amen”.  Rabbi Rice of Congregation Micah performed the rite after which, of course, Jared stomped the glass and the festivities began.

Mazel Tov to the newlyweds!  Silver Strings wishes them a long and happy life together.

 

Wedding at Ravenswood Mansion 10/14/17

On October 14, 2017 Anna married her sweetheart, Brad, on the ground of Ravenswood Mansion in Brentwood, TN.  We were a trio that day with Sarah Goude of Regalo Design (one of my personal favorites) coordinating.  Anna chose a lovely program of classics with some beautiful songs from the movies such as “Secret Wedding” from Braveheart.  The processionals were traditional with Anna meeting Brad at the altar to the bridal favorite “Canon in D”.  After the vows and rings were exchanged and to help kick off the festivities to follow, we played “Bittersweet Symphony” for the recessional.  Beautiful weather, beautiful bride, my favorite musicians, Susan Mullen and Gary Tussing, and adept coordinating by Sarah, it was a fantastic day.

Congratulations and best wishes to Anna and Brad and their families!

Wedding at East Ivy Mansion 9/12/15

While I was busy elsewhere on 9/12/15 seeing that another couple was suitably married across town, Susan Mullen was taking care of business for me at the gorgeous East Ivy Mansion at S. 5th Street and Fatherland, the scene of the marriage of Deidre to Patrick.  I did attend the rehearsal and decided that any officiant named Vito had to be ok.

Deidre and Patrick chose music from the Beatles for their processionals.  This came as no surprise as Patrick is a rock musician.  The trio played Beatles along with other soft rock tunes for prelude and then began seating parents to “Let It Be”, after which the bridesmaids entered to “All My Loving” which I had arranged especially for them.  Deidre entered to a particular part of “Here Comes the Sun”, saving the chorus of the same song for their recessional after all was said and done.

The trio continued with more Beatles and classic rock for the cocktail hour.  The coordinator for East Ivy, Jamie Lane, does a perfect job of making a wedding run smoothly.

Congratulations to Deidre, Patrick and their families and many wishes for a long and happy life together.

Wedding at Saddle Woods Farm on May 23, 2015

Saddle Woods Farm is a new, rustic venue between Franklin and Murfreesboro that was the scene of Brooke marrying her sweetheart, Adam, in an outdoor ceremony in a garden next to the big barn built for such festivities.

Susan Mullen took charge of a trio bringing groomsmen in to the Beatles’ “In My Life”, the bridesmaids to “Wonderful Tonight” while Brooke entered to “A Thousand Years”.  They recessed as husband and wife to “All You Need is Love”.  Afterwards the trio moved to the barn to play more classic rock selections along with Coldplay and Jason Mraz tunes.

These pictures aren’t of their actual wedding but I wanted you to see the venue…

Many wishes to Brooke and Adam for a long and happy life together!IMG_0454 IMG_0449