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

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 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!

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!

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 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

July 28, 2012 • Resort at the Mountain, Welches

Ensemble:  Violin + Guitar Duo (Justin M and Travis)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of pieces from our prelude collection

1. Processional of Parents & Attendants Jesu  – Bach
2. Entrance of the Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Interlude (salt ceremony and greeting of family): O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
4. Second Interlude (song): “For You” – John Denver.  Sung by Sister of Groom, and accompanied by Collage.  We also provided sound (mic, mic stand, and PA).
5. Recessional: Two of Us – Beatles

June 16, 2012 • St. Luke Lutheran Church, Portland

Ensemble:  Trio of Susan on flute (ceremony) and vocals/saxophone (reception) with Eddie on violin and David on guitar.

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Lighting of Candles and Entrance of Parents and Bridesmaids: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner (played by the organist only)
3. Musical Interlude (song): “Ten Thousand Years” (sung by two friends of the Bride and accompanied by Collage Trio)
4. Lighting of Unity Candle: “Draw Me Close” -(same lineup as above)
5. Second Musical Interlude (song): “You Raise Me Up”  (again same lineup)
6. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel (played by organist solo)

Cocktails/reception: vintage jazz & swing by Collage Trio with saxophone, vocals, violin, & guitar.

May 27, 2012 • First Baptist Church, Portland

Ensemble:  String Quartet (Justin, Lauren, Mattie, and Guy)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional classical and baroque selections

1. Lighting of Candles and Entrance of Parents: Wachet Auf – Bach
2. Processional of Bridal Party: Air from Watermusic – Handel
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Musical Interlude (song): “All I Ask Of You” – Andrew Lloyd Webber (sung by two singers and accompanied by the Collage Strings)
5. Honoring of Parents: “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban (instrumental)
6. Lighting of Unity Candle: Arioso – Bach
7. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

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

June 18, 2011 • The Governor Hotel

Ensemble: trio of flute, guitar & bass (Susan, Bret, Justin D)

Prelude: classical selections chosen by the musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktails/reception: vintage jazz & swing by with vocals, saxophone, guitar & cello.

July 3, 2011 • Red Ridge Farms

 Ensemble: Flute & Guitar duo w/vocals (Susan & David)

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the bride: Crazy Love – Van Morrison (instrumental)
3. Recessional: I’m Yours – Jason Mraz (vocal)

June 25, 2010 • Historic Flavel House, Astoria

Ensemble: Cello & guitar duo (Skip and Bret)

Prelude: romantic classical

1. Processional for parents: Gymnopedie No. 1 – Erik Satie
2. Processional for bridal party: “God Only Knows” – the Beach Boys
3. Entrance of the bride: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone
4. Recessional: “Dreams” – the Cranberries, sung by a friend of the bride and accompanied by the duo

December 27, 2009 • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

Ensemble: Collage Trio (flute, guitar, bass)

Processional for parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Cantata No. 147, mvt. 10) – J. S. Bach

Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Ceremony song: “The Prayer” – Carole Bayer Sager & David Foster
• Sung by Susan and David Langenes while David played guitar and our bassist accompanied

Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

September 12, 2009 • Garden Vineyards

Ensemble: Quartet of flute, violin, guitar, cello

Processional for everyone including bride: “Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol
• Instrumental arrangement featuring additional musical intensity/volume upon entrance of bride.

Recessional: “The Way I Am” – Ingrid Michaelson
• Sung by flutist/vocalist Susan Langenes

July 11, 2009 • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Ensemble: Strings + Flute quartet

Processional for everyone including bride: Winter from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Mid-ceremony interlude: Hymn 516 “The Holy Spirit”
(we accompanied two singers who were wedding attendees)

Recessional: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Allegro (first movement) – J. S. Bach

March 13, 2009 • The Crown Ballroom

Ensemble: Quartet of flute + strings with Eric Stern, operatic tenor and pianist

Processional for parents: Air from Watermusic – Handel

Processional for attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Ceremony interlude song: “The Lord’s Prayer” – Alfred H. Malotte
Our tenor Eric sang this and played piano; the flute and strings accompanied him also.
As I recall the audience responded with unexpected applause!

Recessional: “All You Need Is Love” – Beatles
Again sung by Eric who played piano; with flute and strings accompanying also.