Wedding at Oaklawn Mansion, Spring Hill, TN

Last Saturday found Silver Strings at the lovely Oaklawn Mansion outside Spring Hill, TN.  After much back and forth with the scary weather, first playing the beginning of prelude under a tent as the rain came down in torrents and then dashing out the the original location under a huge tree to complete the planned wedding when the rain let up.  I want to say here what a tremendous job Damon Goude, the wedding planner of Regalo Design, did in making a potential disaster into the beautiful wedding Leslie and Nathan had dreamed.

Leslie chose popular music for her prelude but then got a little more traditional bringing in the mothers with “How Beautiful”, the bridesmaids to a beautiful song called “A Thousand Years” and herself to “Canon in D”.  As we played the Canon the raindrops started falling again and we musicians quickly decamped to stand on the porch of the nearby mansion.  Magically the rain held off…we’ll take credit for that by our leaving the immediate area…much like bringing your umbrella so it won’t rain, and the ceremony continued.  The couple actually, literally tied a knot in a piece of rope to symbolize….are you ready for this?…tying the knot.

As soon as they were pronounced husband and wife we played their recessional, “Home” by Ed Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, a fun, upbeat beginning to their new life.  Their recessional path had the wedding party and families passing between us on the porch to go inside the mansion.  Sorry about the blurry picture (my camera) but you get the idea.

Congratulations to Leslie and Nathan and their families!

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