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Lauren and David’s Coldplay/Muse Wedding at Chateau Elan

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.

Arriving at wedding Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia

 

Grapes at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

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.

Wedding picture at Chateau Elan wedding

 

Picture of Jennifer McCoy Blaske, Atlanta Wedding Pianist playing Coldplay and Music on Chateau Elan atrium piano

Here I am — Love my ipad! 🙂

 

Picture of Chateau Elan Winery and Resort wedding ceremony

 

Then the mothers were seated to “Love Song” by The Cure Adele.

Seating of mothers' wedding ceremony music at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

Photo of Seating of mothers at wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

For the processional, I played “Don’t Panic,” by Coldplay. The bouquets were from  Flowers from Us.

Wedding picture of bridesmaid at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

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

Bridal entrance pictures wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

Jessica Perry, owner of Rouge Salon in Alpharetta, did Lauren’s hair, as well as her bridesmaids’. Beautiful!

Bridal entrance photo wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Lauren’s Entrance

 

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.

Candle lighting photo at wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Candle Lighting

 

Wedding picture Chateau Elan Winery and Resort atrium

A lovely shot of the ceremony from above

 

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.

Photos of Bridal Party after wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Bridal party after the Wedding Ceremony

 

And then, after I left, David and Lauren had several beautiful shots taken outside.

Outdoor picturesBride and groom  after wedding ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

What a Gorgeous Shot!

 

Wedding picture Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

 

Everybody looks like they were ready for some fun at the reception:

Bridal party entering wedding reception at Chateau Elan

 

Bridal Party entrance at wedding reception at Chateau Elan

 

The rentals were from Steve Hicks at LTL Events and DJ Louie was in charge of the entertainment.

Wedding reception by DJ Louie at Chateau Elan

Reception

 

The cakes were provided by McEntyre’s Bakery. What do you think of this clever bride’s/groom’s cake idea?

GA Tech wedding cake

 

Groom cake with college logo

 

And off they go!

Sparkler exit from Chateau Elan weding

Sparkler Exit!

So now I have new songs to add to my repertoire! 🙂

A special thanks to Sarah Slavik Photography for kind use of their great pictures, and to the always-organized Erica Prewett at A Big To Do Event for pulling all of this together!

 

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