It’s always a treat to work with a bride who’s a friend of the family. I’ve know Amanda since she was born and was thrilled to be asked to provide a string duo for her wedding. We also love playing at OceanCliff; their friendly and efficient coordinating staff is a pleasure to work with.
The violinist and cellist had fun playing “Theme From Jurassic Park”, a favorite of Chris’s. “Viva La Vida” and Pachelbel “Canon” were the processionals. Rabbi Lev Baesh performed the ceremony. “P.M’s Love Theme” was the recessional.
The ceremony was held on the lawn overlooking a beautiful view of Narraganset Bay. There’s a permanent arch set up, usually decorated with flowers, for the officiant, bride and groom to stand under. I’ve seen it simply draped with fabric too, which is very pretty.
Since the city of Newport doesn’t allow this venue to have live music outdoors once the ceremony is over, we didn’t stay on for cocktail hour which was held outside on the patio. Night Shift set up indoors and provided dance music for the reception. I’ve heard them at other weddings and they’re terrific.