Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, each part of the celebration is its own project with lots of details to imagine and then make happen. I thought it would be fun to profile some of the weddings we’ve done in the past, showing how past clients have made their event an affair to remember.
Our first feature wedding took place last September ....
- Meredith and Jason
- September 2006
- Location: A private ranch in Paso Robles
A picturesque working ranch was the perfect setting for a beautiful autumnal wedding. The ceremony occurred in a grove of olive trees a short distance from the barn being used as a reception site.
After the ceremony, the band set a celebratory tone as the guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails outside the barn.
The party lingered into the evening with dinner and dancing inside the barn.
Song Requests and Music Details
- Cocktail Hour: Festive instrumental songs
- Dinner: Mellow soft music
- After Dinner: Upbeat jazz and swing
- First Dance: Fly Me To The Moon
- Father/Daughter Dance: My Heart Belongs To Daddy
For venues in scenic locations (such as barns, gardens, wineries), having cocktails outside lets your guests enjoy the natural surroundings. One instrumentation that works well in these situations is a quartet of trumpet, bass, guitar and piano/vocals. We can set up the piano (keyboard) and PA system inside where most of the evening will occur, and the trio (trumpet, bass, and guitar) can play acoustically outside with minimal setup. When it’s time to move inside we won’t have to move very much equipment and can have music playing on our PA system as your guests enter.
A big thanks to Meredith and Jason for letting us be a part of their celebration and to Allyson Magda for her great photos!