Flute and Cello Duo at Tapestry House in Laporte, Colorado

Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens

Photos courtesy of Ash Meier Photography This spring, my flute and cello duo headed up to the Tapestry House in Laporte, Colorado to play for an elegant wedding ceremony. The charming Queen Anne style Tapestry House is a delightful wedding location. The lush green lawns are highlighted with flowers and graced with mature shade trees that are dripping with elegant twinkle lights. Everyone enjoyed the shade under the trees as our duo played a selection of classical prelude music to set an elegant mood. The bride and groom chose processional and recessional songs to complement their traditional wedding ceremony.

I first thought that the Tapestry House was a beautifully restored historical home, but upon reading the history of the home on the venue's website, I found out that I was mistaken. The house is authentic to the time period but was more recently built. This is because the original house had deteriorated so badly that it was dismantled. The owners carefully salvaged wood, brick, stone, and architectural elements from the original house and incorporated them back into the new Queen Anne Revival Victorian that now occupies the original house site. Featuring six different colors of paint, the Tapestry House is called a “Painted Lady”, which is a term that refers to homes from the late Victorian era that featured three or more contrasting colors of paint. Although the home is new it is such a remarkable reproduction of a Queen Anne Revival style Victorian home that the Poudre Landmarks Foundation has included it twice, since 2002, on its historic homes tour.

Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens

Samples from the Prelude Music: March in D (Bach), Spring (Vivaldi), Arioso (Bach), Menuet from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach (Bach)

Wedding Ceremony Music: Air from Overture #3 in D Major (Bach) ~ Groom, bridesmaids, ringbearer, flower girl Canon in D (Pachelbel) ~ Bride La Rejouissance (Handel) ~ Recessional Hornpipe Finale (Handel) ~ Postlude

Wedding Ceremony Vendors:
Venue: Tapestry House
Photographer: Ash Meier
Musicians: Christen Stephens - Flute and Cello Duo

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Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens
 Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens,  Photos courtesy of  Ash Meier Photography

Flute and Cello duo in Fort Collins, Colorado, by Christen Stephens, Photos courtesy of Ash Meier Photography