We opened our 2019 wedding season this March at Snowbasin Mountain Resort. In our 17 years playing for weddings, we had never before seen Twister during the cocktail hour, along with other party games like corn hole and giant Jenga. Another first was performing the Star Wars Theme by special request for the recessional. Wedding guests cheered when they heard this in celebration of the new Mr. & Mrs! On top of all those firsts, the groom had bright blue hair. We appreciated how unique and memorably fun this wedding was! Best wishes Nicole and Patrick!
We played for this lovely backyard ceremony and wedding dinner just a few days following severe windstorms that swept through Utah. The event was pulled off beautifully, you would not have known the damage that had been done to surrounding cities in this pristine landscape with calm weather. The bride came up to us afterward and gave us each a big hug and expressed with enthusiasm that the music was just how she pictured it and that she was so happy. Congratulations Ashley!
On Saturday we had the honor of playing for Anna's family wedding. Her husband and kids were there to celebrate and enjoy the oldies music we were asked to play for this cute retro couple. The ceremony music they selected was unique and represented them perfectly.
Wedding Procession: "Can't Help Falling in Love"
Bridal Procession: "My Girl"
Recessional: "So Happy Together"
During the ceremony, these are some thoughts the bride and groom shared: "Being with you is like having a perfect haircut every day." ~Shannon "You are the best of wives and the best of women... I promise not to roll my eyes at every Hamilton reference... I am not throwing away my shot." ~Colt
Congratulations to Colt and Shannon!
We played All of Me for the wedding party processional, Pachelbel's Canon in D for the brides entrance, and Mendelssohn's Wedding March for their recessional.
Following the ceremony we were surrounded by our favorite crowd and biggest fans... these fun young children! They sat for a bit like attending a concert and then got up and danced ballerina style to "Sleeping Beauty Waltz" and hip hop style to our upbeat "Sweet Home Alabama."
|Empire Canyon Lodge, Deer Valley|
The guests were seated on the lawn where they waited in anticipation of the ceremony. We finished up our traditional prelude music and started Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring as the groom, the parents of the bride and groom, and the groomsmen made their way down the aisle. We transitioned to Coldplay's Viva la Vida for the bridesmaids (fun choice Kristin and Rory!). Next, for the bride's grand entrance, we played Canon in D. You can't go wrong with Canon in D... It just sets the stage.
After a very sweet, very loving ceremony we welcomed the new Mr. and Mrs. back down the aisle to the tune of Marry You by Bruno Mars (a very popular piece this summer).
|Strings of Elegance|
Thanks to Kristin and Rory for including us in your special day.
Procession: Canon in D
Bride's Procession: Bridal Chorus
Recessional: All You Need is Love
We played for a beautiful wedding and cocktail hour at Millcreek Inn in the snowy Millcreek Canyon on Saturday. The wedding ceremony was held on the flagstone patio under an elegant white tent. Large heaters made the entire space warm and cozy.
We played Traumeri by Schumann as the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and flower girl walked down the aisle. For the lovely bride, we played Lullaby by Holfeldt. And to celebrate their union, we played Bach's Brandenburg Concerto for the couple's recessional.
What a perfect way to begin the new year - with a new marriage! Congratulations, you winter love birds!
We rode Snowbasin's gondola to the top of the mountain to play for a beautiful ceremony at Needle's Lodge. We were surprised to find snow at the top! The giant fireplace at the entrance to the lodge was a warm welcome.
Allison and Andrew's ceremony was a mix of Jewish and Christian traditions accompanied by traditional wedding pieces including Canon in D and Wedding March. We wish them the best in their marriage.
We love playing outdoor weddings in Utah's mountains. In August, there is no better place to have a wedding than on the top of a mountain. The sunshine is strong, but the altitude and slight breeze keep temperatures under control. And chair lifts are fun!
|Michelle (violist) and Anna (cellist) on the gondola|
Kim and Ian's ceremony was so sweet with tender vows spoken to each other and ending with the bride and groom escorting the guests back down the aisle. We've played for hundreds of weddings but I'm always surprised by new traditions.
|Kim and Ian's wedding ceremony|
Jenny's song selections were:
Wedding Party Processional: All You Need Is Love
Bride's Processional: Oh Happy Day
During the Ceremony: Surely The Presence
Recessional: Sweet Home Alabama
All four of these selections were new music for us.
What a fun night, and a beautiful event. All of Jenny's guests flew in from the South and East, stayed at Timber Moose Lodge in Heber, where the ceremony and reception were held. It was cozy, warm, and full of love. Her family even stomped a giant heart in the field of snow that was visible out the large windows.
Shea and Michael's musical selections:
Groom's processional: Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Wedding party processional: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann S. Bach
Bride's processional: Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (new music for us!)
Recessional: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann S. Bach