I have been looking forward to Caylee’s wedding since she first contacted me through Facebook. Caylee has been a big “fan” of mine on social media and I was so excited to meet her! Caylee and Christopher tied the knot at the cutest little church in Bartow- First United Methodist Church. The church has gorgeous stained glass windows, a balcony, and a beautiful stage with a stunning pipe organ!! This wedding was a little different for me. I was fortunate to be able to play for their guests prior to the start of the ceremony and while the beautiful bridesmaids entered. However, I did not play for Caylee’s big entrance. Caylee dreamed of walking down the aisle to the words of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”. This was a unique experience for me. Since I was not playing for the bride’s entrance, I got to really watch her as she came through the doors and walked down the aisle-- I got goosebumps!!! She looked so beautiful and she was radiating with joy! The couple decided to do a unity cross ceremony and the bride requested that I play a song from my repertoire during this time. I decided to play the instrumental version of “A Thousand Years” and it was perfect for this moment. A few of the bridesmaids glanced over at me with big smiles once I started to play that song. I had the opportunity to chat briefly with Christopher before the wedding. He was so nice, funny, and charming. Caylee and Christopher are so lucky to have found each other! I am so happy for this couple and wish them many years of life, love, and prosperity!
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I was so excited and honored when Patrick contacted me to be a part of his wedding day! Him and his partner Wayne have been together 25 years and could now finally make it official! :) The couple had a small intimate ceremony at their home which I overheard from the guests was just lovely. After the ceremony, the guests arrived at Seasons 52 for the luncheon reception and were greeted by the sounds of the harp. I played for the cocktail hour and during the reception. The reception and guests were so fun! I found myself laughing quite a bit, especially during the speeches. Everyone was so appreciative and thankful for my playing which means the world to me! I always enjoy my “job” even more when I know people are actually listening to me (lol) and enjoy what they hear. Thank you Patrick and Wayne for allowing me to be included in a day you’ve waited so long for. I look forward to many more same-sex weddings and most importantly, more couples celebrating their love!
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