Despite passing thunderstorms, this wedding party managed to squeeze their outdoor ceremony in between rainshowers! The rain paused just long enough for the happy couple to say their vows in the beautiful courtyard at Mosteller Mansion in Hickory.

I had the honor of being invited to play with flute player Christen Stephens. It had been a while since I’d played with another musician, so I had a great time performing with her. Unfortunately for me Christen will soon be relocating to the Denver, CO area, but if you want to read more about her or know someone looking for a fabulous flute player in Denver, you can learn more here.

To match the formal setting of the mansion, this bride and groom requested classical music as well as traditional hymns. Here is what we played:

Prelude ~ Praise to the Lord, Fairest Lord Jesus, On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn), Finlandia (Sibelius), Ode to Joy (Beethoven), Largo (Handel), Sweet Hour of Prayer, Entr’acte from Carmen (Bizet), The Way That He Loves (Mercer), Air from Water Music (Handel), Arioso (Bach)

Seating of Grandparents and Mothers ~ Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)

Attendant’s Processional ~ Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Bridal Processional ~ Ave Maria (Bach)

Recessional ~ Simple Gifts (American Traditional)

Postlude ~ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)