Fall wedding ceremonies can be spectacular, especially when the weather cooperates. This wedding was lovely, and it’s certainly a wonderful time to be in wine country, as even more than spring time, the fall brings a sense of excitement, and the vineyard has never looked prettier or more tidy, as pruning has begun, much of the harvest is over (except for late harvest and ice wines) and already some of the red wines are in barrel fermenting. Back to this wedding: the ceremony was lovely and we particularly (as well as the guests) enjoyed Vicki and Justin’s wedding ceremony music selections. The ceremony music choices were all classical and highlighted some incredible baroque music by French and English composers (Charpentier and Purcell) as well as German (Bach and Handel) and an arrangement or reconfiguring of a work by Bach, but by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod. The overall effect was incredible.
Bridesmaids: Processional: Charpentier: Prelude from Te Deum
Bride: Purcell Trumpet Tune
Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria
Recessional: Handel: La Rejouissance
Wedding Planner: Sharon Kay Grenier, Inn on the Twenty
Wedding ceremony musicians Jordan/Niagara: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets