Royal Wedding @ Los Angeles Athletic Club
Sometimes we meet people who seem to have something special about them. We can’t quite put our finger on it but they have a certain grace, a relaxed poise, a sparkle, and that’s the way they are without trying. One feels happier when around them.
When I met Regina she was a nice person, interested in her wedding; we hit it off right away, but her presence was unmistakable. Indeed I observe every bridal couple that I work with “come alive” on their wedding day. At my wedding, at the moment I walked down the aisle… to me that was “really real”… I felt “really alive”. Certainly a life changing moment for Sheila and I.
Regina and Ted came over to work out music and what struck me was that they brought out the best in each other. I could see that they were well on their way toward achieving that special moment I had experienced when Sheila and I got married. Their photographer Jeff Roy of Visioneermedia was also inspired by this couple. He had a field day photographing them. I observed him taking great care to “get the shot” and having fun doing it; as a true artist would.
Creative Wedding Ceremony Music Choices
In addition to having 3 officiants sharing ceremonial responsibilities Regina was also creative in her music choices. I wrote two new quartet arrangements: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Simple Gifts” (ala The Piano Guys) that we played for their bridal party processional and “Edelweiss” that we played during their wedding ceremony. See: Composing and Arranging for Quartet
This wedding was beautifully designed and coordinated by Holly Brown (now Holly Sherman) of Wish Wonder Dream (Congratulations Holly!)
Wedding Ceremony Program
Groom & Mother
Stepmother with escort
Stepmother with escort
Daughter and husband
2 Flower Girls
Music: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Simple Gifts”
Bride and Son
Music: Thousand Years, C. Perri
Musical Moment Ring Exchange (music box and then quartet)
Music: Edelweiss, Rogers & Hammerstein
Music: Solo Piano
Music: Marry You, Bruno Mars
DJ Master of Ceremonies – Wedding Reception
After playing with my Quartet for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour it was time for me to conduct the festivities as their DJ and Master of Ceremonies.
Music: I’m a Believer, Smash Mouth
Music: Everything, Michael Bublé
Mother & Son Dance
Music: What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Bride’s dance with Son
Music: Forever Young, Rod Stewart
Music: Single Ladies, Beyonce
Music: Another One Bites The Dust, Queen
Couple takes their place on the dance floor.
Music: Sugar, Maroon 5
Music: Don’t Stop Believing
It was evident that everyone at their wedding was very happy for them; their sons and daughters gave meaningful toasts; everyone had a great time. I found out only much later that she is royalty; a former Miss Tennessee!
Congratulations Regina and Ted! It was inspiring to be part of your celebration.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795