September is a spectacular month to get married outdoors in New England. It still feels like summer (most of the time,anyway) but without as much heat and humidity. Of course there are going to be a few days that are uncomfortably warm but most brides aren’t complaining.
Amanda and William had a perfect day for their early September wedding at the Robert Treat Paine Estate in Waltham. It’s an historic old mansion with a lovely lawn for ceremonies. The “living area” inside the house is great for receptions. The bridal couple asked a friend to officiate, so she applied for a “day-of license” to do this. She knew the couple really well and had some great personal storied to tell during the ceremony.
Amanda chose Largo from “Winter, the Four Seasons” by Vivaldi for the bridal party entrance. She walked down the aisle to the traditional “Bridal Chorus” (Here Comes the Bride). Allegro from “Autumn”, the Four Seasons, was the recessional. For cocktail hour, she chose a mix of light classical, old jazz standards and Broadway tunes.
Our string trio included two violins and cello. This is a terrific combination for any style of music.