It has been BUSY this fall. Lots of new places and new songs to learn! And the baby is both eating solid food and taking milk in a sippy cup so daddy doesn’t have to follow me around anymore. He was even able to put her to bed without me! Hallelujah! Evening events… Here I come!
First up is a venue with a fantastic view! Five Star Lodge and Stables (https://www.morningbreezecabinrentals.com/)
I got to learn Your Song by Elton John and do write an arrangement for And I Love her by the Beatles. It was a fun wedding and a nice view from the ceremony and reception site.
The next week I was in Decatur, GA at the Wahoo! Grill. (https://www.wahoogrilldecatur.com/weddings/) It was raining cats and dogs that day. From the outside the venue looked very intimate , I was wondering where I was going to be able to set up the harp. However, at the back of the restaurant, there is a beautiful patio and outdoor seating area. It’s filled with lush greenery and feels like a cozy nook in a botanical garden. You wouldn’t guess that you are in the heart of a busy part of town.
Since it was raining, the ceremony was kept on the porch, but the amount of windows and light made you feel like you were outside anyway. The staff there was super helpful and the wedding coordinator was spot on and reliable for giving me my cues (you’d have no idea how often even professionals forget to let me know what’s going on during the ceremony!)
The following week, I played for a couple who were hoping to get married at the top of Wayah Bald Mountain, but the threat of bad weather had them relocate to their reception area. The Castle of Joy (https://castleofjoy.com/) is unlike anywhere I’ve played before. It’s a small castle with all the trappings one would need for a traditional or Renaissance-themed wedding.
The fall colors were gorgeous and the rain really made the leaves brightly colored. I did have to get my harp cover out during the ceremony because it started sprinkling. That was the first time I had to do that, but I was able to uncover the harp for the recessional.
I got to stay close to home for my next wedding. The Willow Creek Farm in Cleveland, GA is just down the road (https://www.willowcreekfarmga.com/).
We finally had some perfect, sunny weather! The outdoor wedding site is behind a pasture next to a stream. The bride got to make her entrance by a horse drawn carriage!
This was a crazy four-week period. I was even turning people down because I was already booked. I suggest that you want to get married in October in North Georgia that you book your vendors early!