September 28th at EcoTrust Terrace

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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 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 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 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 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 🙂

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 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!

May 4, 2013 – Skamania Lodge

Ensemble: flute, violin, viola, cello quartet (Susan, Elizabeth, Lauren, Guy)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of romantic classical

1. Processional for Parents and Attendants: The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy
2. Entrance of Bride: Rondeau – Mouret
3. Recessional: Here Comes The Sun – Beatles

Cocktail  hour: contemporary rock and pop covers!

April 21, 2013 – Fairgate Inn, Camas, WA

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

Prelude: romantic classical

1. Processional for Parents and Attendants: Sinfonia from Xerxes – Handel
2. Entrance of Bride: Star Wars Theme – John Williams
3. Recessional: When I’m 64 – Beatles

Cocktail hour: contemporary rock and pop

December 8, 2012 – Lan Su Chinese Garden

Ensemble: trio of flute/saxophone, guitar, & bass (Susan, David, Pete)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of romantic classical

1. Processional of everyone: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Recessional: La Rejouissance – Handel

Cocktail hour and dinner: 20’s-40’s swing

First dance: Hello – Lionel Ritchie (this was awesome!)

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 – Gray Gables Estate

Ensemble: violin, guitar, cello trio

Processional for family and attendants: With or Without You – U2
Processional for bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
Recessional: Beautiful Day – U2

Cocktail hour: vintage swing!

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 – West End Ballroom

Ensemble: violin and guitar duo

Prelude: Musicians’ choice of elegant classical

1. Processional of groom, parents, and attendants: Canon in D, Pachelbel
2. Bride’s entrance: Fix You, Coldplay
3. Musical interlude: Hymn: “House of God Forever” accompanying two Bridesmaids singing
4. Recessional: Viva la Vida, Coldplay

Cocktail hour: vintage swing and contemporary pop

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

August 12, 2012 – Youngberg Hill Vineyard

Ensemble: trio of flute/saxophone/vocals, guitar, and bass (Susan, David, Keith)

Prelude: elegant classical

1. Entrance of Parents: Flower Duet from Lakme, Delibes
2. Processional of Attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Bach
3. Entrance of Bride: Canon in D, Pachelbel
4. Recessional: Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Cocktail hour and dinner: 20’s-50’s swing/standards, mixed with a few contemporary songs