Once the storm abated, the radar was looking great for the moment, and I hurried outside to set up our amplification equipment and lead our trio in a brief warmup. The sun came out, and our music was a cheerful accompaniment as guests tentatively walked out to the ceremony area, while venue staff quickly wiped the rainwater off all 250 chairs and replaced the beautiful flower arrangements.
Torrential rain, thunder, lighting, and hail didn’t stop this couple from having an elegant outdoor wedding ceremony at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. When I arrived 1 ½ hours before the ceremony began to set everything up for our trio, I could already hear the thunder menacing in the distance. As the ceremony time drew closer, so did the storm, and soon everyone was gathered under the shelter looking at radar and weather predictions.
The traditional Romanian wedding ceremony was filled with prayers, music performed by various family members, and wonderful stories and antidotes about the couple. It was supposed to be 1 hour and 15 minutes long, but it looked like another storm was approaching, and it had to be cut a little short as big fat drops of rain began to fall once again. We played music after the ceremony finished as guests went on to the remainder of the celebration, which would take place inside the lodge.
Our trio played lively contemporary and Baroque music that the bride had selected for the prelude, and it was a cheerful accompaniment to the sunshine and sweet, rain washed air.
Sample Songs from Prelude:
When I’m 64 (Beatles), Don’t Stop Belivin’ (Coldplay), Riguadon from Water Music (Handel), Rondeau (Moreau), Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach), Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel)
Wedding Processional Songs:
Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis) - Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Parents, Ringbearers, Flower Girls
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) - Bride
A Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) - Recessional
Celebrate with style with our elegant flute and strings trio. Listen to music samples HERE