Welcome to my interactive web site! I have been in the wedding industry for 27 years and have played at least 2500 weddings. This gives me a fascinating perspective, much of it poignant, memorable and hilarious.

Some weddings are unusual, such as transgender, same sex, cult, nudist or on horseback. I've played a Lord of the Rings wedding that was conducted in Elvish. Some are lavish and others are fleeting, such as one where a communist defector married at the airport. Some have been interrupted by accident (bride fell and broke leg on step to altar), one came to her wedding in an ambulance escorted by a nurse holding her IV. The tragic ones involved alcohol.

Did you know playing at the Columbia Tower Club involves 48 elevator rides to set up and break down? And there is a wonderful tunnel system under the streets to get from the load zone to inside the Fairmont Hotel in Seattle.

My harp has a $50,000 replacement value with over $10,000 of 23 kt. gold leaf. It is very delicate, yet I move it myself, often many times a day. I have a unique profession, a unique place in the community and a unique perspective to share. I would like to be enriched by hearing from you as well!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ardeidra and Daren, Spectacular!!

Arneidra brought the house down with her surprise song "I'm Ready for Love." She performed from the balcony right before her bridal entrance!  Not only was it a professional quality rendition, it was heartfelt and left not a dry eye.  Imagine the love and courage it takes to sing at your own wedding!!   The ceremony ended with the jumping of the broom.

At a time when slaves were considered property and not permitted to get married, "Jumping the Broom" was a way for African-American couples to make a statement to their community about their relationship.  The broom represented their new life together.  The couple would hold hands and jump over the broom, symbolically jumping into their new life!

1 comment:

  1. Great! When you are planning your wedding reception try to pick some songs that, when you hear it, you can't help but smile because it's just so darn perfect and all-time favorites.