There were two firsts for me at Lauren and David’s September 20 wedding:
1) It was the first time I ever played at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort;
2) It was the first time I ever played Coldplay — or Muse — at a wedding!
As you can see from the photos (which are all courtesy of Sarah-Slavik Photography), Chateau Elan is breathtakingly beautiful.
While the guests arrived for the ceremony, I played my usual prelude music — Bach and Mozart minuets, sonatinas by Beethoven and Clementi, that sort of thing.
Then the mothers were seated to “Love Song” by
The Cure Adele.
For the processional, I played “Don’t Panic,” by Coldplay. The bouquets were from Flowers from Us.
Lauren made her bridal entrance to possibly the most unusual request I’ve ever had for a bridal entrance song — “Map of the Problematique” by Muse — proving once again that any style of music sounds wonderful on the piano!
Map of the Problematique — Muse
Jessica Perry, owner of Rouge Salon in Alpharetta, did Lauren’s hair, as well as her bridesmaids’. Beautiful!
During the ceremony, David and Lauren each lit a candle in honor of relatives that were no longer with them, while I played “Bliss” by Muse.
The recessional song was “Charlie Brown” by Coldplay. After the guests went ahead to the reception, I continued playing (the songs were too fun to not play them again!) while the bridal party got their photos taken.
And then, after I left, David and Lauren had several beautiful shots taken outside.
Everybody looks like they were ready for some fun at the reception:
The cakes were provided by McEntyre’s Bakery. What do you think of this clever bride’s/groom’s cake idea?
And off they go!
So now I have new songs to add to my repertoire! 🙂
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