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 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 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 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 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!

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 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!

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 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