This past weekend I attended a wedding.
I know, lots of people attend weddings. Most people do get married. But this last wedding was special. Aside from the fact that the groom was one of the trumpet players in my jazz band, it was the most romantic wedding I’ve ever seen.
Here is a photo of the bride and groom (prewedding photo). As you can see by his trumpet and her saxaphone they are both musicians. These two are among the most serious band geeks I’ve ever met. Both are in multiple bands, both play multiple instruments, and of course, they met at a band related function. I think they play together in only one band.
See the bandstand in the background? Since music and playing in bands are such a major part of their lives, they booked the bandstand, and got married in the bandstand this past weekend. Instead of recorded music, a small group of live musicians (from varying bands they are in) played softly in the background.
I knew a lot of the people in attendance from the bands I’m in or have been in over the years. Yes, I have been in a band with the bride at one time as well.
The way they incorporated the way they met, and so many friends and relatives (parents are also huge band geeks as well, I’ve been in a band with Amanda’s mother) most of the people there were musicians.
There are a lot of love songs going to be played in the coming days over this. I might even play a few.
Heather Gray says
One of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever seen was a year ago, and it was between two people who had met in a church worship band and later sang together professionally outside of the church group. They, too, had music incorporated into their wedding ceremony. The entire ceremony was a beautiful outpouring of the love they have for each other and for God.
Gail Sattler says
Elizabeth Maddrey says
Aw, that sounds so lovely!