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!

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Wedding at riverwood Mansion May 16, 2015

Lanier married her sweetheart, Nathan, in a garden wedding at the lovely Riverwood Mansion on the east side of Nashville.  Jocelyn Sprouse took the lead of a quartet for their ceremony and cocktail hour.  Lanier chose the beautiful “Butterfly Waltz” for the entrance of the mothers and grandmothers.  The wedding party arrived at their positions to a Handel “Aria” while Lanier made her entrance to the “Canon in D”.  As Mr. and Mrs., Lanier and Nathan made their way back down the aisle to the joyful “Hornpipe” by Handel.

Continuing the festivities in the pavilion the quartet entertained with classical as well as a few tasteful contemporary selections while guests enjoyed cocktails before dinner.

Congratulations to Lanier and Nathan and their families!

4/4/15 Wedding at King’s Chapel

The little church at King’s Chapel is a delightful sanctuary with wonderful acoustics for a string trio.  Pamela married her sweetheart, Timothy, on a beautiful spring day with beautiful music as a backdrop.  After a prelude of classic wedding music friend, Natalie, sang “How Beautiful” just before the procession of the wedding party.  Pamela met Timothy at the altar to the beloved “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  After the newlyweds were announced as Mr. and Mrs. we sent them back down the aisle to “O Happy Day”.

Jocelyn Sprouse on violin and Gary Tussing on cello joined me in the trio.  Michelle of A Magical Affair took care of business as the coordinator.

Congratulations to Pamela and Timothy and their loved ones.  The best is yet to come.

3/14/15 Wedding at Hancock House

Silver Strings kicked off the beginning of wedding season with a lovely small wedding at the Hancock House between Hendersonville and Gallatin.  This was actually more of a renewal of vows but sweet nonetheless.  Allison and Chad were wed in front of the big fireplace in the front room as an alternative to the back garden since it was raining cats and dogs that day.  Contingency plans are always advised in the spring.

After a short ceremony everyone adjourned to the upper level for a light repast of delicious foods prepared by Roberta Hancock, proprietress of the Hancock House and one of my most favorite people in the whole world, and her crew.  Roberta and I bonded from the first day I met her years ago and always look forward to seeing her.

During the reception the trio, consisting of Jocelyn Sprouse, Gary Tussing and myself, played love songs and then spiked the fun with a rendition of “Rocky Top” after which people yelled for “Sweet Home Alabama”.  No rivalry in this family.

Many wishes to Allison and Chad for continued happiness together in their life’s journey.