Victoria and Jason chose The Commons in Topsfield, MA as the location for their October wedding. The garden is perfect for ceremonies. Since it was a warm day, we were able to be outside.
I’ve seen many unity candle lightings and sand mixings but this was the first tree planting ceremony. They filled the pot together, holding a small tree. I think the plan is to eventually replant it in their home garden as a reminder of their marriage day. I thought it was a neat idea and very “green”.
We moved inside for cocktail hour. The processionals were Handel “Air” and Pachelbel “Canon in D”. The recessional was Handel “La Rejouissance”. We played a mix of old jazz standards and popular songs during cocktail hour. It made a nice transition to dinner and a five-piece band for dancing.