it was such a privilege to be asked to play piano for a gorgeous wedding in vevey, switzerland, earlier this month.
the addictively happy couple wanted to hear a mix of modern and classic pop/ indie tracks as their guests arrived, and a song that meant a lot to them both as they walked down the aisle. they asked me to arrange it in to parts to represent the 'characters' in the wedding procession - the groom waiting to take the bride's hand, the bridesmaids in nude grecian pleated dresses, and finally the bride with a flower crown in her tousled hair and pockets in the dress that had been made for her specially. it was a real complement when one guest said the piece represented her perfectly.
i was was also asked to play a hymn for the service, and the modest little church seemed to amplify the congregation's voices in to one in synergy with the piano. quite emotional!
as we emerged from the church, the sun was beginning to burn off the morning mist and the wedding party ambled away for a day of wine tasting in the mountains. congratulations to hayley and andy.