September 28th at EcoTrust Terrace

Ensemble: trio of Susan (flute/saxophone/vocals), Travis (guitar), Guy (cello)

PRELUDE MUSIC Classical musical selection including the below and musicians’ choice.

Largo from Winter, Vivaldi
The Swan, Saint-Saens

Pre-processional (for entrance of officiant, groom, and ring bearer): Nocturne Opus 2 no. 9 – Chopin
Entrance of Bride and flower girls: Stand by Me – Ben E King
Recessional: This Must be the Place – David Byrne

Cocktail hour: Mix of Oldies/R&B/Acoustic Contemporary

Dinner: Mix of Jazz and Swing-era Ballads of the 30’s – 50’s.

September 21st at South Waterfront Park

Ensemble: flute, violin, and cello trio (Susan, Liz, and Kristin)

Prelude: classical
Processional of Bridal party: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
Entrance of the Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

September 8th at Abernethy Center

Ensemble: flute/vocals/saxophone and guitar (Susan and David)

Formal Seating of Parents: Canon in D – Pachelbel
Processional of Attendants: In My Life – Beatles
Entrance of Bride: Clair de Lune – Debussy
Recessional: California Stars (vocal) – Wilco/Woody Guthrie

Cocktail hour: swing era standards, oldies, Beatles

September 8 at Lewis River Golf Course

Ensemble: flute/sax/vocals (Susan), guitar (David), and bass (Keith)

Prelude: Musicians choice – classical
Entrance of parents: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Dressing- Bach
Processional of attendants: Spring from the 4 Seasons- Vivaldi
Bride’s entrance: Canon in D- Pachelbel
Time Capsule: Largo from Winter- Vivaldi
Recessional: Wedding March- Mendelssohn

Reception Songs: swing-era standards and contemporary pop

September 7 at Lange Estate in Dundee

Ensemble: trio of violin (Lauren), guitar (David) and bass (Pete).

Entrance of flower girl, ring bearer, and bride: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – IZ version
Recessional: “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
First Dance: “Fade Into You” – Mazzy Star
Prelude, cocktail hour, and dinner: mostly instrumental contemporary pop covers.

August 24, 2013 at Abernethy Center Chapel & Veiled Garden

Ensemble: trio of flute, violin, and cello (Jen, Liz, and Kristin)

 

Prelude: musicians’ choice (classical)

1. Processional: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach

2. Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel

3. Unity Candle: Air on the G String – Bach

4. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktail hour: (in Veiled Garden) – musicians’ choice of uptempo classical

August 24, 2013 at Cannon Beach

Ensemble: flute, viola and cello trio (Susan, Lauren, Guy)

1. Entrance of mothers: La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

2. Processional of attendants and flower girls: Clair de Lune – Debussy

3. Bride’s entrance: Canon in D – Pachelbel

4. Sand/Unity Ceremony: One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein

5. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktail hour: Musicians’ choice of classical (mostly Bach and awesome Haydn trios that we love but rarely get to play anymore!  So fun! )

 

August 17, 2013 at World Forestry Center

Ensemble: violin & guitar duo (Lauren & Travis, AKA Team Rockstar)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of romantic and baroque classical

1. Processional (bridesmaids): Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach

2. Bride’s entrance: Wildflowers – Tom Petty (instrumental)

3. Ceremony song (sung by groom’s sister who killed it): The Book Of Love – The Magnetic Fields

4. Recessional: You’re My Best Friend – Queen (sung by Lauren who also killed it)

Cocktail hour: 20s – 40s swing jazz with Lauren on vocals and violin!

August 10, 2013 at Jenkins Estate

Ensemble: violin & guitar duo (Liz and Travis)

Prelude: classical of musicians’ choice

1. Seating of the Family: Canon in D – Pachelbel

2. Processional of the Attendants: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach

3. Entrance of the Bride – Be Thou My Vision (hymn; instrumental)

4. Sand/Unity Ceremony – Marry Me – Train (instrumental)

5. Recessional, leaving: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

August 10, 2013 at Bridal Veil Lakes

Ensemble: flute, violin, guitar, & cello quartet (Susan, Marya, Bret, and Jon) WITH a chorus of 10 (!) singers, friends of the bride and groom, who joined us for ceremony songs.

Prelude: baroque and romantic classical

1. Entrance of parents/grandparents: Air on the G String – Bach

2. Bridesmaids and flower girl: The First Time It Happens (a Muppets song; instrumental version)

3. (incidental music while singers get organized): Canon in D – Pachelbel

4. Entrance of bride: He’ll Make Me Happy (also Muppets); vocal version with a chorus of 10 singers

5. Ceremony interlude/special song (this was actually at the very end, immediately preceding the recessional): Life’s a Happy Song (also Muppets, also with a chorus of same 10 singers who ROCKED this)

6. Actual recessional: Life’s a Happy Song (again, instrumental version this time)

Note from Susan: You guys.  YOU GUYS. This was the hands-down Awesomest. Ceremony. Music. Ever.  Am I a theater music geek? Well, kind of, but not like hardcore or anything. I was just incredibly impressed with this, on a conceptual level, and I was really impressed with our clients and the singers and how it came together brilliantly, exactly as it needed to be.  But seriously, TEN singers?! Oh, my stars.  The sheer epicness of it – I will never forget it.  This couple really knew how to put together a program.  No wonder, as bride and groom are both actors!

August 10, 2013 at Abbey Road Farm, Carlton OR

Ensemble: violin, guitar, & cello trio (Eddie, Chance, & Guy)

Prelude and pre-ceremony cocktail hour: musicians’ choice of contemporary, oldies/R&B, and swing

Ceremony program:

1. Processional: Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper

2. Bride: Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins

3. Interlude: Rainbow Connection

4. Recessional: Kiss – Prince

Post-lude: Sweet Child O’ Mine, I Melt With You

Reception: musicians’ choice of contemporary, oldies/R&B, and swing

August 9, 2013 at Gearhart Hotel, Gearhart OR

Ensemble: flute, violin, cello trio (Susan, Lauren, and Kristin)

Prelude – romantic classical

1. Entrance of Family, with lighting of candles: Canon in D – Pachelbel

2. Entrance of officiants, Groom & Groomsmen: Air on the G String – Bach

3. Entrance for Bridesmaids: Clair de Lune – Debussy

4. Bride’s entrance: Bridal Chorus – Wagner

5. Unity Candle & Communion: Nocturne Op. 9 No 2 – Chopin

 

6. Recessional: You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

Cocktail hour: mostly 0ldies and contemporary rock & pop with an emphasis on Beatles 🙂

August 3, 2013 at Camp Wilkerson, Rainier, Oregon

Ensemble: violin, guitar, and cello trio (Liz, Travis, and Guy)

Prelude: contemporary rock and pop instrumental covers

Ceremony program:

1. Entrance of mothers, groom, and groomsmen: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach

2. Entrance of bridesmaids and flower girls: Canon in D – Pachelbel

3. Bride’s entrance: Bridal Chorus – Wagner

4. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

July 27, 2013 – Overlook Park

Ensemble: trio of Susan on saxophone, flute, and vocals with David on guitar and Dennis on bass

Prelude music: swing jazz standards with saxophone and vocals

1. Processional: Tonight You Belong To Me – Rose/David (instrumental with saxophone)
2. Bride: At Last – Etta James (instrumental with flute)
3. Recess:  Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder (with vocals – this was awesome!)

Post-lude: more swing jazz standards as guests depart and family organized into groups for photos.

Right in the middle of Overlook Park there is a huge elm tree, which created a majestic setting for this elegant and beautiful wedding.  We felt pretty lucky to be there, playing our favorite kind of music on such a perfect day.

July 27, 2013 – Leach Botanical Garden

Ensemble: violin & cello duo (Lauren and Guy)

Prelude: baroque, classical and romantic selections

Processional: Scheherezade – Rimsky-Korsakoff
Bride’s Entrance: Flower Duet – Delibes
Interlude (for release of butterflies!): Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
Recessional: Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart

Cocktail hour: more baroque, classical and romantic selections

July 27, 2013 – Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church

Ensemble: String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional classical

1. Processional of Attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Entrance of Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Presentation & Preparation of the Gifts: Air on G String – Bach
4. Communion: Arioso – Bach
5. Recessional: Spring from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi

July 20, 2013 – Private Residence in Damascus

Ensemble: quartet of flute, violin, guitar, and cello (Susan, Lauren, David, and Skip) with Susan on saxophone and vocals for cocktail hour

Prelude: classical and romantic selections of the musicians’ choosing

1. Entrance of Parents: O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
2. Processional of Attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Entrance of Bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
4. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktail hour: swing jazz standards with vocals and saxophone – yay our favorite!

July 13, 2013 – EcoTrust Terrace

Ensemble: violin, guitar and bass for ceremony + cocktail hour (Lauren, Travis, and Pete)

Prelude: classical and romantic selections of musicians’ choosing

1. Processional for all family and attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of Bride: Just Breathe – Pearl Jam
3. Recessional: Today – Smashing Pumpkins

Cocktail hour: instrumental contemporary rock and pop covers

July 6, 2013 – Versailles Gardens

Ensemble: cello and guitar duo (Guy and Travis) for ceremony + cocktail hour

Prelude: swing jazz standards of musicians’ choice

1. Entrance of grandparents and parents: By Your Side – Sade
2. Processional of attendants: Heavenly Day – Patti Griffin
3. Entrance of bride: Clair de Lune – Debussy
4. Recessional: I Will – Beatles

Cocktail hour: swing jazz, Django-style!

June 9, 2013 – Zenith Vineyard

Ensemble: String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of mostly traditional classical

1. Entrance of Parents: Air from Watermusic, Handel
2. Processional of Attendants: Spring, Vivaldi 
3. Entrance of Bride: La Rejouissance 
 
4. Unity Candle: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring
 
5. Recessional: Hornpipe from Water Music 
Cocktail hour: selections from our baroque, classical, and romantic repertoire