String Quartet - Wedding - Peta and Thomas
Peta and Thomas were married in the picturesque Sacred Heart Church in Highgate. Nestled between residential houses on Mary Street, the church is a secluded spiritual sanctuary in amongst the hustle and bustle of nearby Mt Lawley.
The couple had our string quartet (2 violins, viola and cello) perform classical music before the ceremony and an eclectic mix of pop songs afterwards. We are often asked for these two styles to be performed separately: the classical music is serene and tranquil, which is perfect music to set the tone of the wedding. The pop music is much more celebratory and is well suited to be played once the couple is married.
Peta and Thomas chose the traditional 'Canon in D' (Pachelbel) for the entrance of the page boy, flowergirl, bridesmaids and bride. They signed the register to 'Ave Maria' (Schubert) which fit in well with the venue and exited to an upbeat instrumental rendition of 'Don't Stop Believing' (Journey).
The couple hosted a light afternoon tea reception at the front of the church for family and friends, where we continued to provide music. Unfortunately there was some light rain but we took shelter in the church foyer. The couple chose cheerful popular music for the reception, including some songs that are less commonly played at weddings. This included 'Call Me Maybe' (Carly Rae Jepson) and 'Chop Suey' (System of a Down).
All in all, it was a beautifully moving ceremony and we wish the happy couple all the best.