Did you know there are a lot of private country clubs that also host weddings? In many cases, you don’t even have to be a member. Our string trio (2 violins and cello) played for Leigh and Andy’s wedding at Butternut Golf Club in Stow, MA. There’s a pretty lawn area for ceremonies and a large inviting space inside the clubhouse for receptions.
If you are considering this lovely venue for your wedding, be sure to book Butternut event coordinator Melissa Graham for both the ceremony and reception. In one of my previous blog posts, I explained why you need someone to coordinate entrances of the bridal party and bride. Since Leigh and Andy didn’t have a coordinator, the bridal party started walking down the aisle too soon, while we were still playing the processional music for the parents. We ended up skipping the 2nd processional and went directly to the bride’s. We barely had time to change to the next piece as, with no one to give her a cue, she had already started down the aisle. I hated to have this happen as the bride and groom had taken great pains to select the perfect music for each entrance.
Leigh and Andy had Rabbi Nelson Golden and Minister Denise Hamilton officiate. That way they could mix both of their religious backgrounds into one ceremony. It was lovely and meaningful to everyone.
Prelude music included “My Heart Ever Faithful”, “Panis Angelicus” and “O Perfect Love”. Leigh loves Bach so we played the beautiful “Prelude in C Major”, which is usually played by piano or organ, for the parents’ processional. The trio sounded great. The bridal party processional (that we had to skip) was Bach “Air”. The bride entered to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. “Alla Hornpipe” from The Water Music by Handel was the recessional.