Sunday, October 31, 2010: MUSIC AND CELEBRATION

Music hi-lighted the celebratory mood of our weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

On Friday night, guests walked into a white tent festively decorated with the oranges of autumn.  A dixieland five piece band warmed the audience with New Orleans jazz and singable upbeat songs.  People laughed as they mingled.

On the wedding day, the magnificent sound of the pipe organ and trumpet heralded the entry of the bride and her dad as they walked up the aisle.  It was absolutely riveting.  The visual of the beautiful bride and the music was stunning.  At a grand piano where the glow of hundreds of white candles focused attention on the bride and groom, the soloist played and sang – the performance was so honest, touching and reflected the special moment for the wedding couple.

At the wedding celebration, the guests walked into an elegant room themed in October colour.  At each table, guest seating was marked with a signature New Orleans style mask.  After an elegant dinner, it was the music of the eight piece band that drew the whole wedding party of guests onto the dance floor.  The lead singers grooved onstage like the “Temptations” with the familiar sounds of Motown, R & B and funk.  The audience couldn’t get enough!  Everyone danced and sang till the band’s final encore.  Even the groom pulled out his violin for a fiddle tune as the guests stomped and clapped along.

And most of all, you knew that this was a special wedding of two people who truly loved one another.

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