The Church of Our Saviour is considered the best kept secret in Killington. On a dirt road just a couple of minutes from Route 4, walking up to this beautiful and historic stone church feels like being transported to Ireland or Wales a couple of centuries ago. I kept wondering if there were fairies lurking in the woods – it just felt magical right from the start. And what could be better than a brilliantly sunny and warm day in late May? Above are Kelly and Justin’s recessional at the end of their ceremony, walking out to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”. And here they are below about to exit the church – into that gorgeous sunshine!
Kelly and Justin chose flute/piano duo for their ceremony, with myself on flute and my friend Alison Cheroff on piano.
In most respects, Kelly and Justin’s wedding was a beautiful and traditional, old fashioned, church wedding. Kelly was clear, though, that she didn’t want the traditional processional choices.
For the prelude, Alison and I played primarily sonatas by Bach and Handel.
For the bridemaids’ and flower girls’ processional, we suggested “Sinfonia” from “Cantata No. 156” by J.S. Bach, based on general preferences Kelly had voiced.
For Kelly’s processional, she selected the “Meditation” from “Thais” by Jules Massenet. I’ve often thought since that we need to record those arrangements! Perhaps this summer…
Kelly particularly wanted the hymn “On Eagle’s Wings” by Michael Joncas to accompany communion during the ceremony, also one of my personal favorite hymns, and definitely the flute/piano arrangement is my favorite!
The recessional was the traditional choice: the Mendelssohn “Wedding March”.
And below is the receiving line and the outside view of the church.