9/9/19 – Wedding at Peninsula Park

Too bad this photo isn’t scratch and sniff…the scent of roses at Peninsula Park was amazing!  I got to play for a lovely couple on a lovely day in Portland, another day in paradise.  I have to say weddings in late September may be my favorite.  I also have to say I feel very honored to be aIMG_0349 part of these beautiful life events.  I’ve really been moved lately about the way couples celebrate and proclaim their love for each other.  As a wedding musician, I feel like an honored guest to witness you and your families get together to honor the amazing emotion that is love.

When I began playing weddings I thought about it in a very straight forward way; I would be playing music for wedding ceremonies.  But a major side benefit to this profession is being witness to love.  Each wedding, each couple, so unique.  To everyone for whom I have played, thank you for asking me!

9/8/18-Wedding at the Shakespeare Garden

I played a wedding at the Shakespeare Garden, one of the garden spaces at the Portland Rose Gardens near Washington Park.  I’ve never been to this spot, and thought it was the perfect place for an outdoor wedding:  it’s got a small brick stage-like area, and the lush landscaping serves as a cover to giIMG_0346ve a little privacy from the crowds at the Rose Garden.  Again, the weather was perfect! (2018 has been great for rain-free outdoor weddings)  The Bride requested ” A Thousand Years” as a processional, as well as mood music before and after the ceremony.  A small battery powered amp was perfect for the space.  Another beautiful wedding, PDX style!