Pierce and Carrie-Lyn were married in a gorgeous, intimate backyard ceremony at their home overlooking the Ottawa River, attended by their very closest friends and family. Guests sipped on mimosas in personalized glasses as they stepped up onto the deck for the ceremony, serenaded by a collection of classical harp favourites.
For their ceremony, prelude, and postlude, Pierce and Carrie-Lyn wanted to start classical and traditional, but go into more popular favourites as they segued from the ceremony to their reception. We started with a more traditional prelude as guests entered, playing harp pieces like Andres’ Aquatintes 4 (which was a fantastic choice overlooking the water!), Snoer’s Allegro moderato, and Hasselman’s Carillon.
The bridal party entered and the groom took his place to Satie’s Gymnopédie No. 1. It flowed perfectly into Bach’s Arioso from Cantata BWV 156, which the bride found on my Instagram when searching for her music selections and fell in love with. They chose the same piece for while the couple and their witnesses signed their marriage license. After they were pronounced husband and wife, they celebrated and greeted their family to Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley. As congratulations were shared and photos started being taken, their guests were serenaded with more popular songs like Ed Sheeran and The Beatles.
May 14, 2022