Posts tagged #Memory Grove

Monica & Kevin

Monica, the friendly Colombian beauty, married the love of her life, Kevin, at the Memorial House in Memory Grove. We included Schubert's Ave Maria in prelude. At the announcement of the officiant, we played Canon in D as five flower girls in twirly white dresses tossed flower petals, and the bride, accompanied by her mother, approached her awaiting groom. Monica and Kevin held hands as they committed their lives to each other. Mendelssohn's Wedding March accompanied them down the aisle as husband and wife.

For the celebration while greeting their loved ones, we included the following pieces:
Can't Help Falling In Love
La Vie En Rose
Viva La Vida
Air on the G String

Congratulations, Monica and Kevin!

Memory Grove

On Sunday, we played a lovely outdoor wedding at the Meditation Chapel at Memory Grove. The bride, Erika, is a ballet instructor, so the first people to proceed down the aisle were her ballerina students, who did not walk, but danced and twirled! With seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, she had a large wedding party. We played Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring during the wedding party processional.

Then Erika appeared in a stunning and bright red dress. She was radiant. For the bride's processional, we played Pachelbel's Canon in D.

The officiant reminded the happy couple to be each other's best friend. I really loved that part of the ceremony. Always great advice.

For the recessional, we played the Brandenburg Concerto.

Best wishes from Strings of Elegance!
Posted on June 13, 2014 .

Allison & Nicholas

Our second wedding today was at beautiful Memory Grove. I love playing at this historic and stately location. The wedding guests sat facing this grand structure.

The minister was eloquent and the bride and groom were glowing. But my favorite part of this special ceremony was the flower girl. (In the photo below, she is sitting on her grandma's lap on the front row, behind the bridesmaid in yellow.) She walked down the aisle just ahead of the bride and ceremoniously dropped all her flower petals right in front of the minister. Then, as the bride stepped over the petals and took her place alongside her groom, the little lady said in a proud not-whisper, "I dropped my flowers for you!" When the bride smiled and nodded, she continued, "Why do you have to walk on flowers?" At this point, she wanted to keep having a conversation with the bride, but everyone was trying to shush her, which made her innocent little lip stick out and her chin quiver. After being consoled by the bridesmaid in the yellow dress, she went to sit with her grandma, and she seemed to enjoy the rest of the ceremony.

After the minister finished asking the bride and groom if they would take the other as their lover, partner and friend, she addressed the flower girl, who walked to the front. The minister asked her if she would accept Allison as part of her family. She happily replied that she would. Then the minister asked the same of Allison, who agreed. This is the part of the ceremony that brought a tear to my eye. I hadn't realized she was the groom's daughter until then. It was so sweet.

Posted on October 10, 2009 .

Brian & YuLin

We played for the wedding of Brian and YuLin yesterday. Their ceremony was held in the historic Memorial House at Memory Grove on a clear, blue day. I am always so honored to be a part of a couple's wedding. Even though I don't know the bride and groom, seeing them so happy together always makes me smile.

Posted by Meili
Posted on April 12, 2008 .