Lindsay and Gordon — Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

I was so excited when Lindsay and Gordon hired me to play for their ceremony at Callanwolde. I was practically drooling at the idea of playing on their Baldwin baby grand piano surrounded by those beautiful hardwood floors and amazing staircases.

Then a few weeks before the wedding, Gordon told me that their plans had changed slightly, and that it would be an outdoor ceremony.


Of course, I needn’t have worried …

outdoor wedding ceremony at Callanwolde Gardens Fine Arts center in Atlanta
All photos used with kind permission of PaperLily Photography


Now, what was I saying? I was disappointed because the wedding was outdoors?!?

Hel-lo! Are you kidding me? This was one of the most beautiful grounds I’d ever seen — and, of course, perfect weather.


Outdoor Atlanta wedding at Callanwolde Gardens Fine Arts Center


Yes, what a terrible, sad disappointment for me to have play in this environment, LOL!


Outdoor flowers and guests in Callanwolde Gardens fine arts center wedding in Atlanta

Lindsay and Gordon requested several specific songs, which was great because I got to learn some really nice one. During the prelude, for example, I played “Riverside Walk,” which is the theme from the Sandra Bullock movie “While You Were Sleeping.”

If you look closely to the left of the photo, you can see part of me and my digital piano.


Atlanta Pianist Jennifer Blaske plays Christina Perri's A Thousand Years during bridesmaid processional at Callanwolde Gardens fine arts center wedding

Want to know a really, really beautiful song for the processional/ Christine Perri’s “A Thousand Years. This was my first time playing it. It was a perfect choice.

A Thousand Years — Christina Perri


After the bridesmaids had entered, I heard some laughter. I think this is why:


Cute little flower girl at outdoor wedding Callanwolde gardens fine art center


Flower girl walking down aisle at outdoor Atlanta wedding callanwolde garden fine arts center

I think someone may have been a wee bit confused about where to go!


The ring bearer, on the other hand, did not seem at all confused.

Ring bearer happily running down the aisle at outdoor Atlanta wedding callanwolde gardens fine arts center




Atlanta wedding musician Jennifer Blaske playing Signed Sealed Delivered by Stevie Wonder during bride and groom recessional at Callanwolde photo by Paperlily Photography and wedding planner Pretty Swell Parties at callanwolde gardens

Lindsay and Gordon picked a great song for the recessional as well — Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”


Ring bearer holding Its party time sign before wedding reception at Callanwolde fine arts center in Atlanta

Since I played for the ceremony only, “Party Time”  meant that it was time for me to pack up and head home …


Endive catering at Callanwolde Gardens fine arts center wedding in Atlanta
Shrimp and grits for Endive Catering at Callanwolde wedding reception photo by Paperlily Photography and wedding planners Pretty Swell Parties

But since Endive Catering did the reception, I knew everybody was in for a real treat.


A big thanks to Christy at Paperlily Photography for sharing these photos, and a shout out to Melissa at Pretty Swell Parties for bringing everything together!



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