Wedding at Church of the Assumption 6/25/16

Meanwhile across town on June 25, 1016 at the beautiful Church of the Assumption in Germantown Shea was busy marrying her sweetheart, Brandon.  I put Craig Duncan in charge of leading a trio for the ceremony and later at the cocktail hour at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The trio sometimes played along with the organist, Albennia Ladieu.  Albennia was such a sweetheart to work with…so pleasant and down to earth.  I smile when I think of her.

Shea had wanted a certain vocalist but unfortunately she had a last minute emergency and couldn’t make the wedding.  Craig stepped in to play the vocal lines for the tunes that Mary Corby was to sing.  Classical music was on deck during prelude as well as the ceremony.  Mothers entered to “Ave Maria”, maids to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”.  Shea wanted to enter to the grand “Highland Cathedral” with both the organ and strings playing at full volume.  After the ceremony the newlyweds returned back down the aisle to “La Rejouissance” aka “The Rejoicing”.

Blessings and wishes for a long and happy life together to Shea and Brandon!

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10/25/14 Wedding at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

I know, I know…I’ve let too much time slip by since I last reported on the Silver Strings’ wedding lineup.  October 26, 2014 was a busy day.  Not having yet figured out yet how to clone myself to take care of two weddings at once, I did the next best thing which was to send Craig Duncan to lead a trio for the wedding of Nikou and Mike.  They chose a very traditional program of music…something that is happening less and less for us.  Mother of the bride, Sya, wrote the kindest review for me which I excerpt here:

I was told about Silver Strings by a wedding planner. I went to their web-site and was immediately impressed by the quality of music and the range of pieces available for our daughters wedding. I signed the contract, indicated the times and they were there. The music was exquisite. The musicians were professionally dressed. They arrived at the requested time ready to play. Many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. After spending a year putting a wedding together, and having to make sure that vendors were where they were supposed to be, it was a relief to have Silver Strings on board. I never felt the need to “double check”. They did exactly what they said they were going to do and it exceeded out expectations.

Lauren Hartman of Southern Soiree did her usual amazing job of making a wedding go smoothly.  Makes our job so easy and allows us to enjoy playing beautiful music without worrying about getting proper signals.

And lastly, congratulations to Nikou and Mike and their families!

10/18/14 Wedding at the Hutton Hotel

Meanwhile Craig Duncan was leading a wedding for me at the Hutton Hotel where Morgan married her sweetheart, Enrico.  What so impressed the musicians was the love shown among the family members.  Morgan chose “A Thousand Years” for her entrance which we choreographed so that she would be entering after a gorgeous introduction and progressing to the altar as the music built to its climax.  After a lovely ceremony the newlyweds made their way back down the aisle to the fun “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.

Lauren Hartman of Southern Soiree did a wonderful job coordinating.  Silver Strings has worked with her several times this year and have nothing but good things to say about her skills as a planner and coordinator.

Congratulations to Morgan and Enrico their families along with wishes for many wonderful years together.

9/28/14 Wedding at Rock Creek Farm

When Craig Duncan and Gary Tussing finished at Scarritt on this day they dashed out past Gallatin to Rock Creek Farm to preside over the music for Cate and her sweetheart.  I didn’t get to play this wedding because I was otherwise occupied at a wedding I’ll mention in another post.  So I didn’t learn the name of Cate’s fiance.  Cate was a pleasure to work and because master fiddler, Craig, was on the job, Cate got to recess to a wonderfully played rendition of Wagon Wheel.  Cate later wrote how amazing the musicians were…but I already knew that.

Congratulations to Cate, her sweetheart and their families!

9/28/14 Wedding at Scarritt

I’m only a month behind in my wedding reports.  I plead busy.  Last month about this time some of my guys lead by Craig Duncan were present at the nuptials of Julianne and Ben at Scarritt.  They chose traditional classics for their prelude and ceremony, with mothers arriving to the Bach Air from the Suite in D, the maids to another Bach…Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, while Julianne chose Trumpet Voluntary for her entrance.  Ben and Julianne then recessed as husband and wife to the Mendelssohn Wedding March.  If you make your way back to my website to the accolades page, you can read the wonderful thanks Julianne’s mom, Karen, wrote.  Congratulations to all!

I’d like to mention the wedding planner, Kathy Best of Front Porch Farms.  Kathy is such a doll to work with.  We know when we see her that all will go well and it surely did.