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Wedding Ceremony at Inman Park United Methodist Church

A couple weeks ago I played  for Stacy and Ken’s wedding ceremony at Inman Park United Methodist Church, which is located in the “cool and hip” part of Atlanta (ie, not that part where I live).

Inman Park United Methodist Church Wedding

There were two particularly unique things about this wedding:

1) I was given a wedding gift

Instead of being hired by the couple, their family, or even a wedding planner, I was hired by Danny, who was a friend of the Stacy, the bride. Stacy had asked Danny to play for the ceremony himself, but, as he said to me, “I didn’t want it to sound like a kids’ piano recital.” He decided to give her the gift of a professional pianist instead. Thanks, Danny!

Not a bad idea for a wedding gift, either. I won’t end up shoved in the back of a cluttered cabinet and eventually given to charity 🙂

Big Stained Glass window at Inman Park United Methodist Church wedding

Stained glass window inside Inman Park Methodist

2) One word: Bagpipes!

I played the music for the prelude, processional, and bridal entrance. The recessional, however, was performed by John Quinn of  John Mohr MacKintosh Pipes and Drums, who entered through the back of the sanctuary and circled the edge of the room while he played.

Bagpipe player for wedding recessional at Inman Park United Methodist Church Atlanta

Bagpiper John Quinn

It amused me to think that they wear a special outfit in order to play bagpipes.

What if there was a special “piano playing outfit” that no one else wore unless they played the piano in public?

It might be kind of fun if it was this:

Lady gaga playing the piano in outfit huge pink bow in hair

 

Or maybe this?

Lady Gaga playing piano black and white outfit with glasses and hat

 

What do you think?

While you mull that one over, enjoy some bagpipe music:

Irish Wedding Song With Bagpipes

 

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