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

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 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 🙂

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 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!

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

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 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 20, 2012 – Vista Hills Vineyard

Ensemble: trio of flute/sax, guitar, & bass (Susan, David, Keith)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant classical

1. Entrance of family, attendants, & bride: O Mio Babbino Caro, Puccini
2.  Ceremony interlude: Gymnopedie No. 1, Satie
3. Recessional: La Rejouissance, Handel

Cocktail hour: 30’s-50’s swing with vocals from Susan

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

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