Tonight we played a lovely wedding at Market Street Grill in Cottonwood. The ceremony was held outside in the heavy July heat, but no one seemed to mind. We were the lucky ones who were placed in the shade. The privilege of being part of others' wedding ceremonies never gets old for me. As someone who just celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary, I always feel grateful that I get to be reminded by the officiant of the things that are truly important. Today, Luke and Kelli's minister reminded me never to take the marriage relationship for granted, and that marriage is about putting your spouse's needs before your own. What an important thing to remember!
After we played the Wedding March, we followed the guests inside to accompany them during the cocktail hour. I was having such a great time playing first violin (I usually play second) that our remaining time passed very quickly and I almost missed our end time! The bride and groom then graciously invited the quartet to indulge in the delicious buffet, which we did. I was planning to buy a cup of Market Street's famous clam chowder on my way out, but a sit down dinner was so appreciated!
Congratulations Luke and Kelli! You make a gorgeous couple!
beautiful photos provided by OpieFoto