Historic Smith Barn, in Peabody, MA, is a great setting for weddings. There are a couple of outdoor areas for ceremonies and the rustic barn is perfect for receptions (and even ceremonies if it rains).
The bridal couple, Ilana and Kevin, live in Australia and had to plan their wedding long distance. Ilana’s parents, Dov and Sima, live in Massachusetts and handled most of the details, however the personal touches were all from the bridal couple.
It was a treat listening to all the different English accents. Guests came from Great Britian and Australia to help celebrate the marriage, as well as from the US. Keven’s brother, Matt, officiated.
The “Lover’s Waltz” and “All I Ask of You” were the processionals. To honor Ilana’s Jewish heritage, a glass was broken at the end of the ceremony and the duo played “Simon Tov”.
After the garden ceremony, our duo moved to the gazebo behind Smith Barn. It’s a beautiful spot overlooking the fields. We continued playing Jewish tunes and Klezmer songs as well as Irish and Fiddle tunes. Even though we were only a violin and cello combination, guests on the far side of the lawn said they could hear the music. I knew we played pretty loud but that was amazing.