Elopements are so much fun! The couple is relaxed and only focused on each other. This one at the Biltmore in Asheville was no exception.
The couple used antiques from their grandparents as their backdrop... a hatbox, lanterns, a dresser, jewelry, etc. They videoed the wedding too so their family could experience it later.
I played a violin solo of "A Thousand Years" for the bride's entrance. Fred Werhan conducted the ceremony, and I played "Come Fly With Me" as the new couple enjoyed their first few moments as husband & wife.
Later that day, I met Madilyn in Blowing Rock at Camp Sky Ranch for a rustic wedding in the chapel. We played violin arrangements of Beatles songs for the prelude. Then "Moon River" and "Clocks" were used later in the ceremony. Such a cute place for a wedding!
Melissa Riley from Day of Your Dreams coordinated the wedding and did an amazing job!
We played a violin and piano duet for Kelly & Mike's wedding at Chetola this weekend. The set-up was simple & beautiful!
Madilyn prepared things at the ceremony site while I went in search of electricity for the keyboard & amp
We have power! But then it started sprinkling rain, so the keyboard hung out under a tree until the rain passed.
It cleared up in plenty of time for a beautiful ceremony!
The bride wanted a simple alternative to a string quartet, and the violin & piano duet combination was the perfect sound for a mountain wedding.
This guy listened intently as we played Firework (Katy Perry cover) & Here Comes the Sun (Beatles), among lots of other fun violin & piano duos for the cocktail hour.
Our week started off playing classical & popular violin duets and violin / piano duets as background music for an alumni party hosting the North American alumni of the University of Australia!
Donna & I had a great time playing for these 3 hours in Charlotte. Such a beautiful house!
Sometimes we can feel a little too "in the background" playing background music, but these guests were such fun - they interacted with us a lot, and many of them thanked us for our music.
Then later in the week, we played for this adorable wedding in Elkin, NC.......
We played classical violin duets for the prelude while guests were arriving & Canon in D for the bride.
Then everyone walked to the reception for BBQ and lemonade!
Madilyn Schmidt (violin), April Dean McConnell (piano), Brandy Colson (vocal)
What a beautiful wedding! We played prelude & ceremony music at the Lake House in Blowing Rock on Saturday. So gorgeous!!
Savannah & Joel's Program:
Prelude: Grow Old With Me, Love of My Life, violin & piano
Bride: A Thousand Years, vocal & piano
Solo during the ceremony: Hallelujah
Recessional: (This Will Be) An Everlasting Love, vocal & piano
Here's a video of Brandy rehearsing "Hallelujah".....
And a clip of Madilyn rehearsing for prelude.....
April is a professional violinist and the music coordinator for Dean's Duets.