Lavin and Chris — Wimbish House Wedding

Wimbish House Wedding and Event venue on Peachtree Street in midtown Atlanta


Wimbish House on Peachtree Street in midtown is a venue I’ve played at multiple times. I was there once again to play for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception (what I describe as “Wedding Package A“) for Lavin and Chris.


Being an Irish redhead, I’ve always been partial to the color green. I love these tablecloths and centerpieces.
Wimbish House Wedding Atlanta floral centerpiece and light green tablecloths

 All Photos Courtesy of Adrienne Lampe Photography

Atlanta wedding pink and green flower centerpiece


Here’s Lavin, who grew up in Atlanta and has worked for both House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Bush White House while living in Washington, D.C. She currently works for Governor Nathan Deal in Atlanta. I can’t help thinking the words “Cutie Patootie” whenever I see her.


Bride getting ready before wedding ceremony at Wimbish House venue in Atlanta


Chris is a financial services guy who loves golf. One Friday afternoon he took Lavin to the park where they had their first date, set up a picnic, then got down on one knee and proposed!


Bride and groom standing on outdoor balcony at Wimbish House on Peachtree Street


One of the things I like about playing at Wimbish House is that there are two pianos, both upstairs and downstairs, so the piano music can continue when they flip the room for reception.

This is me playing the piano for the prelude and ceremony. The piano for the cocktail hour is even better — it’s a Steinway!

(Hey, is that like those bumper stickers that say “My other car is a Porsche”?) 😉


Atlanta Pianist Jennifer Blaske playing baby grand piano for wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Wimbish House on Peachtree Street


Lavin and Chris had some specific song requests for the prelude while their guests arrived, including Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” and Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” and “Moonlight Sonata.”


For the seating of the mothers and grandmothers, I played J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”


Seating of mothers Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring wedding piano music Atlanta wedding ceremony


I like how these bridesmaids dresses have a bare shoulder on one side (sorry, I’m sure there’s a more fashionably correct way to describe it). I particularly like  how this bridesmaid had her hair on one side to offset it.


Atlanta wedding bridesmaid white bouquet Canon in D wedding piano music for processional


Gotta love a cute flower girl photo! The processional piece was Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”


Atlanta wedding ceremony flower girl


Here’s Lavin and her father, getting ready to enter. See what I mean about her being a Cutie Patootie?


Wimbish House wedding Bride coming down aisle with father


The recessional music was “Spring” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, followed by Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”


Wimbish House wedding Atlanta recessional Vivaldi Spring and Ode to Joy by Beethoven


The cake was from McEntyre’s Bakery. Lovely!



Wedding cake Atlanta


This was one of those wedding jobs where I got to eat dinner during a break, and boy, was I glad! Among other things, Soiree Catering had a Grits Bar — you got a little scoop of grits, then got to adorn it yourself with things like bacon bits, cheese, shrimp, etc. Everything was delicious.


Okay, now this was really fun. I had just gotten the music for “Let it Go” from Frozen and played it for the first time at Lavin and Chris’s reception. These girls were so excited that they asked me to play it again while they sang onstage for everybody. It was nice for me to make some little girls so happy.


Wimbish House Wedding reception singing with piano

Let it Go — from the Movie “Frozen”


Wimbish House Wedding Atlanta catching bouquet
Catching the bouquet!


And a beautiful flower petal exit.


Atlanta wedding bride and groom exit with flower petals


A big thanks to Adrienne Lampe Photography for permission to use these lovely photos!




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