Saturday, August 29, 2009
The Antares Musicians played tonight for another beautiful wedding at The Tremont Grand. The ceremony was held in the Marble Room. The room was decorated in a simple white and silver motif. We played for 45 minutes before the start of the ceremony as the guests were entering the room. When the ceremony began, the couple had their bridesmaids enter as they sang an original song composed by the guitarist, who also accompanied their entrance. After the bridal party entered, we played a regal version of Trumpet Voluntary for Inna's entrance. At the conclusion of the ceremony, we performed an upbeat version of the Pachelbel Canon (as requested by the bride) for the wedding party's recessional. It is a bit unusual to play this piece at the end of a ceremony, however it was perfect for their pastoral exit.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Our Flute and String Trio performed this afternoon for Fred and Roxanne's wedding at The Evergreen House. The ceremony took place on the east lawn during an absolutely beautiful afternoon. The bride and groom had a ceremony that included a special Phillipino section. They asked us to play Corelli's "Del Concierto De Navidad" during the Phillipino ceremony. We moved to the rear balcony of The Evergreen House and performed while their guests enjoyed the cocktail hour.
Jennifer and Brian were married on Saturday at The Belvedere in Baltimore. Our traditional String Quartet performed for their lovely ceremony in the Charles Room and later for their cocktail hour in the John Eager Room. We received many compliments on our musical selections and had a delightful time performing for their guests.
Noelle and Joel were married last Friday at the 1844 Antrim in Taneytown. They chose our Flute, Violin, and Cello Trio for their ceremony and cocktail hour. Noelle arrived for the processional in a horse-drawn carriage. The ceremony was shortened a bit due to an impending thunderstorm, however it was successfully completed moments before the rain began. The cocktail hour was moved inside to the Garden House, which is where our trio played until dinner began.
Stephanie & Adam got married on August 15, 2009 at the beautiful Tremont Grand Hotel. The ceremony was held in the Roman Strada Room. Our Violin, Cello, and Piano Trio was able to take advantage of the grand piano located in the Tremont. We also played upbeat jazz music for the cocktail hour in the Marble Room. Overall, it was a gorgeous wedding!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday afternoon was a picture perfect day. Our Flute and String Trio performed for Sandy and Patrick's wedding at Roop's Mill, a historic grist mill complex located near Westminster. The bride and groom picked gorgeous musical selections, which complemented their outdoor ceremony. After their vows, they participated in a sand ceremony, which was accompanied by our trio. The recessional, "Spring, from The Four Seasons," was timed precisely as they were pronounced as "Husband and Wife." After the ceremony, the trio quickly moved to the Ballroom and surrounding decks, which overlook the scenic valley in the Heart of Westminster. They performed during the cocktail hour where they received many compliments from the guests.
The Antares Musicians performed for a beautiful wedding at The Cloisters Castle last Friday evening. Our string trio performed for Megan and Jacob's ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the Garden of this medieval castle. The bride and groom had Japanese paper lanterns positioned in the Gothic style arches of the Garden's courtyard. The ceremony was elegant, enchanting, and breath-taking. We entertained their guests during the cocktail hour as the bridal party had their pictures taken in front of the stunning windmill. The evening was completed with a seated dinner inside the Gallery and Living Room.
Last Thursday, July 30, 2009, The Antares Musicians performed at The Admiral Fell Inn during their bridal show. Our flute trio performed classical & jazz music for two hours in the lobby of the rustic Inn. We were happy to meet many new brides and hope to perform for their wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. After our performance, we noticed two interesting vehicles outside The A.F. I. The first car was a music lovers dream--a bug with everything musical attached. The other was a van that was covered with belt buckles. What a riot!