Chuan and Rob planned their wedding at Habitat in Belmont from their home in China. I’m used to working with many couples who don’t live in the Boston area, so I knew this wouldn’t be too challenging to coordinate. In fact, working with clients living halfway around the world and planning everything via email actually turns out to be an advantage as the twelve hour time difference means next-day email responses arrive in 12 hours instead of 24.
The prelude and ceremony music was an interesting mix of classical, sacred and popular. Rob and Chuan chose “Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21”, by Mozart (also known as Theme from the movie Elvira Madigan), Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy” for the prelude. Processionals included “Canon in D” and “Simple Gifts”. We accompanied the unity candle lighting with Led Zeppelin’s “All My Love” and played “Triumphal March” from the opera Aida for the recessional.
Selections from the opera Carmen, “Greensleeves” and “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess were requested during cocktails. We filled in with other similar music to fill out the hour.
Good luck with your wedding plans.