As the date moved closer and closer, restrictions were not being lifted in North Carolina, so the couple made the difficult decision to move to a Townsend, TN wedding venue, at Dancing Bear Lodge.
Wedding planning is such a stressful process. It’s ranked up there with all of the sad stressors: a death in the family, divorce, losing a job… but it’s such a happy time! It has been sad to see couples go through such intense stress over decisions related to COVID. Heather and Chad seemed to handle the process with a lot of grace and patience.
As the wedding day approached, we were thrilled to see that the wedding was going to go forward with no more postponements! The mothers were seated to The Prayer. The bridal party processed to God Only Knows, by the Beach Boys. The bride chose Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones for her walk down the aisle. It was a new song for our violin cello duet, and we loved it for the bride’s entrance! After Chad and Heather were pronounced husband and wife, their recessional song was When I’m 64 by The Beatles.
The cocktail hour was full of a wide variety of music, from Grow Old with You from the movie The Wedding Singer, to Cowboy Take Me Away by the Dixie Chicks.
The weather was perfect, and the guests enjoyed lots of space to enjoy the scenery and mountain views at the wedding venue in Townsend, TN while listening to violin cello music in the background. This was our first time playing at this wedding venue in Townsend, TN, and it’s a great place with a lot of options and space.
COVID weddings are definitely different, and COVID is bringing a lot of circumstances none of us have ever experienced. But this kind of beautiful love is what brings us back for more weddings!
April is a professional violinist and the music coordinator for Dean's Duets.