This was our first visit to Endicott House and I had such a good time working with Ken and Niressa. Their June wedding was supposed to take place in a lovely garden behind the main house, but a downpour sent us inside to the second floor ballroom. It’s a lovely room and a good alternative when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Their ceremony was a special treat for the musicians as we got to stretch our classically-trained fingers with something other than the usual wedding songs. For example, one of the processionals was “In My Life” by the Beatles.
Another highlight was a stone ceremony where Ken’s sons participated along with the bridal couple. I’ve never seen that before and thought it a wonderful way to include the children. We accompanied it with a Hawaiian version of “Over the Rainbow”, a song originally sung with ukulele but actually sounded pretty good played by a string trio (if I do say so myself). The recessional was “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. Cocktail hour included more Beatles tunes, popular songs and old jazz standards.
We’ve played many times for events at the Endicott Estate (also in Dedham), which is only a few miles away. Guess the Endicott family liked Dedham!