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 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

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 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 – 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

May 18, 2013 – Abernethy Center

Ensemble: flute, violin, cello trio (Susan, Elizabeth, Kristin)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant classical

1. Processional of Family and Attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Entrance of Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Recessional: La Rejouissance – Handel

October 27, 2012 – Gray Gables Estate

Ensemble: our original flute, violin, & cello trio (Susan, Elizabeth, Skip)

Prelude: Romantic classical and baroque selections

1. Formal Seating of Parents and Processional of Attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the Bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Post-lude: Trumpet Tune (Purcell) and Handel’s Hornpipe from Watermusic

October 6, 2012 – Historic Balch Hotel in Dufur

Ensemble: Flute/Saxophone/vocals, violin, & guitar trio (Susan, Eddie, Travis)

Prelude: Musicians’ choice of romantic classical

1. Entrance of Family: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Processional of Attendants: By Your Side, Sade
3. Entrance of the Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Remembrance Song: In My Life – Beatles (w/vocal by Susan)
5. Tree planting: La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf (instrumental)
6. Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay

Cocktail hour: vintage swing with vocals and saxophone!

September 7, 2012 – World Forestry Center

Ensemble: flute, violin, cello trio (Susan, Elizabeth, and Collin)

1. Entrance of Family: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring ~ Bach 
2. Processional of Attendants: Suite for Solo Cello No. 1 in G major, Prelude ~ Bach 
3. Entrance of Bride: Bridal Chorus ~ Wagner  
4. Recessional: Wedding March ~ Mendelssohn

Postlude: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty ~ Tchaikovsky

September 2, 2012 – The Reserve Golf Course & Vineyard

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

1. Parents’ formal seating: Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
2. Attendants’ processional: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
3. Bride’s entrance: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Recessional: You’re My Best Friend – Queen

August 31, 2012 – The Foundry at Oswego Pointe

Ensemble: flute and guitar duo (Susan and David)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Entrance of family: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Processional of Attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Bride’s entrance: Clair de Lune – Debussy
4. Sand Ceremony: Nocturne Op.9 No 2 – Chopin
5. Time Capsule/Love Letter Ceremony: Arioso – Bach
5. Recessional:  Lucky (Jason Mraz/Colbie Caillet) < this is a great song!

August 25, 2012 – Shakespeare Garden in Washington Park

Ensemble: flute and guitar duo (Jen and David)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical selections

1. Processional of Attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Bach
2.  Bride’s entrance: Canon in D, Pachelbel
3. Musical interlude: Air on the G String, Bach (for Sand Ceremony)
4. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic, Handel

August 18, 2012 – Oregon Golf Club

Ensemble: trio of flute, guitar, & cello (Susan, Bret, Guy)

Prelude: elegant, romantic classical

1. Entrance of Parents and Attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Bride’s entrance: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

August 12, 2012 – Ainsworth House, Oregon City

Ensemble: violin, guitar, cello trio

Prelude: musicians’ choice of classical and romantic

1. Parents’ formal seating piece: Spring from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
2. Attendants’ processional piece:  Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
3. Bride’s entrance: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Musical interlude: In My Life – Beatles  (for Sand Ceremony)
5. Recessional: All You Need Is Love – Beatles