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!

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 – 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

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

August 11, 2012 – Kennedy School

Ensemble: trio of flute, violin, & cello (Susan, Justin M, Kristin)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of romantic classical

1. Processional of parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Bach
2. Entrance of Bride: Canon in D, Pachelbel
3. Recessional: Don’t Stop Believing, Journey.  Then Sweet Child of Mine, GNR for post-lude.

August 4, 2012 – Waverley Country Club

Ensemble: flute, violin, viola, cello quartet (Susan, Justin M, Mattie, Kristin)

Prelude: classical, including requests for Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Allegro, Handel’s Hornpipe from Watermusic, and Haydn’s London Trios.

1. Entrance of Parents and Grandparents: La Rejouissance, Handel 
2. Processional of Attendants: Canon in D, Pachelbel
3. Entrance of Bride: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Bach
4. Interlude (Sand Ceremony): Air on the G String, Bach
5. Recessional: Sweet Child of Mine – GNR

July 14, 2012 • Rock Creek Country Club

Ensemble:  String Trio (2 violins + cello) (Justin M, Elizabeth, & Kristin)

Prelude requests:

  • By Your Side (Sade)
  • Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson)
  • Beautiful Day (U2) (and several others)

1. Entrance of Parents: All of the Lights (slower intro part)– Kanye West
2. Processional of Attendants All of the Lights (main part) – Kanye West
3. Entrance of the Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay

July 25, 2012 • Camas Meadows Golf Club

Ensemble:  Violin + Cello Duo (Justin & Guy)

Prelude: classical selections chosen by the musicians

1. Entrance of Parents and Attendants: Jesu – Bach (chosen by the musicians)
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon – Pachelbel (this was the bride’s only musical request; the rest she left to us)
3. Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel (also chosen by the musicians)

April 7, 2012 • Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River

Ensemble: Flute & Guitar duo (Susan and David)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Processional for parents and bridal party: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

We had the most amazing weather you could ask for on an early spring day in the Gorge: sunny with a warm breeze!

March 4, 2012 • Cathedral Park, St. Johns

Ensemble: Solo Cello (Ashia)

Prelude music: a selection of classical pieces chosen by a collaborative team including the Bride, Groom, B & G’s Personal Musical Expert Friend, and Collage Music’s director Susan and cellist Ashia.

1. Entrance of Groom and Family: The Swan – Saint-Saens
2. Entrance of Bride and Family: Nocturne Op. 9 No 2 – Chopin
3. Recessional: Mazel Tov – Traditional

October 1, 2011 • Pendarvis Farm

Ensemble: Violin & Cello Duo

Prelude request: Flower Duet – Delibes; other selections chosen by musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Responsorial Psalm: “Taste and See” – the duo accompanied a vocalist who was a friend of the bride
4. Alleluia: Celtic Alleluia – also sung by the vocalist; violin and cello accompanied
5. Unity Candle:  Air on the G String – Bach
6. Placing of veil and cord: Ave Maria – Schubert
7. Recessional: Spring – Vivaldi

October 1, 2011 • Private Rooftop in the Pearl

Ensemble: Flute & Guitar duo (Susan and David)

Special request for prelude music: a selection of Disney songs including “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Whole New World”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Somewhere Out There”

1. Processional for officiant, groom, and bridal party: Wachet Auf – Bach
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Recessional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel ”IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s version.  For post-lude, we just jammed on that for several minutes.

This was a particularly cool one because it was really, really trying to rain and everyone was nervous about it, but at the last minute the skies held and the ceremony was dry.  Yay!

September 17, 2011 • Langdon Farms

Ensemble: Flute, Violin, & Cello Trio (Susan, Casey, Kristin)

1. Formal Seating of parents and honored guests: Air from Orchestra Suite 3 – Bach
2. Attendants’ Processional: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn, intro only; after which we faded out and the DJ deftly faded in the OSU fight song!

September 10, 2011 • DeArmand Garden Estate

Ensemble: String Quartet (Justin, Lauren, Mattie, Kristin)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional baroque and classical

1. Formal Seating of parents: Arioso – Bach
2. Attendants’ Processional: Yellow – Coldplay
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Unity Candle: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Hymn) -played instrumentally by the quartet
5. Recessional: Viva La Vida – Coldplay