Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wedding Music

We here at Curtis Rhodes Weddings and A Perfect Little Wedding love to help our couples with ideas about how to make their wedding as beautiful as can be. When possible, one of the things we encourage is to add music to the ceremony. Of course, music for the processional and recessional is de riguire! We love to include "interludes" within the ceremony...such as a candle lighting, sand ceremony or our wonderful flame ceremony, and a short piece of music included here lets the wedding party and guests to take a moment to reflect upon the beauty of the moment. Often, especially when the Perfect Little Wedding is outdoors at a beach or park, the couple will bring along their IPod and ask a friend to be in charge of starting and stopping the music. When the ceremony is at the same location as the reception and the couple has hired a DJ company, they will often provide the perfect musical pieces to compliment the ceremony. We love working with DJs but most of all, for wedding ceremony music, we love live music. Live musicians can be much more able to adjust their playing to the situation, starting and stopping the piece in a natural way. We have many favorite musicians we love to recommend and work with and are always ready to help our couples with their music as they design their ceremonies. I'm including a photo of Spencer and Traci of A Bottom Line Duo, fabulous musicians who we love to run into at a wedding!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Hello faithful readers.I will be getting back to telling you all about wonderful music at weddings but thought today I would tell you about some of the wonderful weddings we've taken part in this summer. It seems that we have been everywhere in Western Washington, from Gig Harbor where I married a delightful couple who had their wedding on their beautiful property right on the water, to Discovery Park where we ended up walking two miles through the woods to our couple's favorite spot in the world! I've been out to North Bend and up to Snohomish, and loved every minute of it. This past weekend (the 4th of July) Vickie and I went to Vashon Island to a most beautiful spot...Fox Farms Lavender. The couple invited us to stay for the dinner which was held down the road at The Hardware Store, a restaurant right in town and so we didn't get back on the ferry until just after sunset. From the ferry we could see in the distance the Olympic Peninsula. The mountains were silhouetted by the lavender sky, the crescent moon hung over the peaks as up and down the shore line, people set off their fireworks. It was spectacular! Here are Margo and David and their kids...I'll be back!