It’s really fantastic to open my email and find pictures from past weddings! Here are a couple of pictures from Olivia and Andrew’s wedding this past March at “The Essex.” The picture above is courtesy of Olivia’s aunt, Madora Hebert. The one below is courtesy of Olivia’s uncle, Tom Lavoie, who can be contacted for wedding photography at:

Olivia and Andrew chose “East Hill Winds” flute/oboe duo for their ceremony. Olivia has fond memories of sitting in on her Mom’s woodwind quintet rehearsals when she was little, and has always been drawn to the reed sound – her Mom plays clarinet. The ceremony was in a lovely building with an elegant staircase, from which the wedding party descended. Olivia chose to have Amazing Graze toward the end of the prelude music, followed by “Ode to Joy” as the processional for the wedding party – starting with her Mom, then the bridesmaids, two flower girls, and one ring bearer. The flower girls were a little hesitant about the descent down the stairs – must have been quite the view from up there walking toward all those people who were watching! But with a little encouragement they made it down to the wedding site just fine. Olivia chose Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” for her processional. There was a beautiful candle lighting moment in the middle of the ceremony, accompanied by “Simple Gifts.” Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” ushered them up the aisle for their recessional.

After the ceremony we had a lovely opportunity to chat with Olivia and her Mom, Judy. Turns out that Judy and Sandra shared many mutual acquaintances from their previous years of ensemble playing, so it was one of those chats that makes you realize that it’s a very small, friendly and cozy Vermont world out there.