I was so excited to play for Giuliana, Ryan and their guests at The Inn at 835 on June 16th.
The ceremony was held in the rose garden at Washington Park. I provided a mic for the officiant and also handled the music. The Bridal Party walked down to The Piano Guys’ Beethoven’s 5th Secrets. Giuliana, escorted by her dad, walked down to meet Ryan to Yiruma’s River Flows in You. Once they were married the walked out to the Vitamin String Quartet’s version of I’m Yours.
It was a hot day and the guests didn’t waste anytime getting back to the Inn and the coolness of its air conditioning. Once the Bridal party arrived I introduced them into the reception to Marry You by Bruno Mars. We started off the night with toasts from both the bride and grooms fathers and then their MOH Jenna & BM Branden closed out the toasts.
For their first dance they danced to La Vie En Rose by Daniela Andrade. For the Father/Daughter dance they danced to Ben E King’s Stand by Me & for the Mother/Son dance they danced to Stevie Wonder’s You Are The Sunshine of My Life. Giuliana tossed the bouqet to Megan Trainor’s Dear Future Husband. Before we opened up the dance floor we brought all the married couples out for an Anniversary Dance to Eric Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight.
I don’t know who danced more, The Illinois Guests or the Wisconsin Guests but these guys stayed on the dance floor all night long. These guys made my job easy. It was truly an honor to be part of their day.
Catering – Inn at 835
Photography – Elouise Photographie
Officiant – Jeff Whitehouse