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The readings you choose at your wedding service are an important spiritual moment and need to be chosen with thoughtful honesty. One of the most popular liturgical words chosen are from Corinthians.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011
Outdoor Weddings in Perth present unique opportunities and challenges for the Bride and Groom with many considerations required. Do you provide market umbrellas and chairs for the older family members? Will it be windy? What if it rains? Is there disabled access? By addressing these issues when planning your special day and by organising appropriate solutions and contingency plans, will ensure the day is stress free and enjoyable for all.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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The Cabaret Cave - 'Perth's only Cave For Hire', is a unique and stunning natural setting for any conference, seminar, wedding reception, social function or special theme event. The tranquil surroundings of the park are only 45 minutes from the Perth CBD and there are kangaroos, a koala enclosure, the picturesque Wagardu Lake, The Tudor Styled Yanchep Inn and the New Atrium.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The newly refurbished St Benedict's Church in Ardross , with its immaculately polished marble steps, natural wooden pews and hand crafted statue overlooking the alter, has a naturally resonant acoustic enhanced by the high ceilings and natural light streaming in from all angles. This type of venue lends itself to the 'live' music experience. The flute, violin,cello trio is an excellent combination for this size venue and 'Bittersweet Symphony' an inspired choice for a Bridal Entry, with the strings creating an expansive sound with sustained double stops, while the flute floats over the top with rhythmic precision. Almost better than the 'original' Verve version!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
We recently performed for Auto Classic at their impressive facility in Burswood, to launch the New BMW Series 7.
We had the flute and violin duo performing in the Main showroom Area with the Cello and Violin duo positioned in the 'state-of -art' Service area. Music was everywhere!
BMW, like Tres Classique, are a well-known and respected industry trend setter. Like us, they have developed themselves as leaders in their chosen field, demonstrating a unique understanding of the needs of their clients.
The artists performing on the night were:
Kristen Morrissey (pictured) , Susannah Williams (pictured) , Pascale Whiting & Emma McCoy.
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Music Planning Tips for a Seamless Wedding Ceremony
The part of the wedding ceremony that requires the most planning, from a musical standpoint, is the processional. While the main responsibility falls on the musicians that all of this goes smoothly, there are a few simple steps you can take to avoid wedding mishaps and ensure that the ceremony music comes off smoothly.
One way to insure that the processional is seamless is to establish a "Cue Person". If you are the bride or groom or wedding helper, feel free to print out this web page and give it to your Cue Person. Here are some planning guidelines we hope are useful to you.
Establishing a Cue Person
This is probably the most important thing you can do to avoid mishaps and ensure that the timings during the processional are seamless. The Cue Person acts as a liaison between those who will be processing and the musicians. If you have a wedding planner, most likely she or he will be giving the cues. If you do not have a wedding planner, make sure the Cue Person attends the wedding rehearsal.
Check in with the Musicians
The first duty of the Cue Person is to check in with the musicians before the prelude music begins. The prelude often starts 20 to 30 minutes before the ceremony so the Cue Person will need to arrive early. The Cue Person and musicians can go over what cues are needed and how they will communicate. Normally, there is a head musician whom the Cue Person will communicate with. The Cue Person usually will be stationed where the bridal party will be entering for the processional. The only cue signals needed are, 1) a head nod for "Yes" and 2) a head shake for "No" Simple as that!
Seating of the Mothers
If you have special music for the seating of the mothers, the first cue is to inform the musicians that the mothers are ready to be seated. The Cue Person should make eye contact with the lead musician and nod "Yes". Make sure that the mothers do not process until the prelude music stops and the new music begins. This may be a minute or so as the musicians need to find a suitable place to stop and not abruptly cut off the music.
Processional of the Attendants
The processional for the attendants can begin immediately after the mothers are seated or there can be a break between the two events. In either case, be sure of these three simple things;
1) If you want the processional to begin right after the mothers are seated, have the Cue Person check that everyone is ready before the mothers are seated. This is especially important for large wedding parties or processionals that include flower girls and ring bearers.
2) After the mothers are seated, the cue person will give a "Yes" nod to the musicians that everyone is ready to process. We strongly suggest doing this even if the attendants are supposed to process immediately after the mothers are seated, just in case there is an unexpected delay. If there is an unexpected delay, such as your maid of honor's shoe strap breaks (!), have the cue person shake his or her head "No." That way, the musicians know if they need to provide some filler music. So an important responsibility of the Cue person is to deal with delay issues as they come up.
3) The Cue Person should remind the attendants that the music will stop and new music will begin before they process
Once the processional of the attendants is finished - seamlessly, of course, because you followed our advice and established a Cue Person! - it is time for the bride's grand entrance. While we often see delays with the attendants, we rarely see delays for the bride's entrance. Sometimes the person officiating gives a signal for the guests to stand and this provides a cue for the musicians. Other times the music starts first and then the guests stand. Unless there is an indication from the Cue Person, the musicians should assume that the bride is ready for her grand entrance. So if you are the bride, just take a deep breath and when the music changes begin your processional. There's no need to rush. Take your time and enjoy the moment. You will never be so close to being treated as royalty!
As you can see, the often overlooked but important Cue Person can be the solution to wedding planning mishaps and mistakes. It can ensure that your ceremony proceeds smoothly as planned through the processional music. And that is one less problem to worry about on your special day!
"This article is reprinted with permission from the Great Lakes Chamber Players"Please feel free to click on the following link to visit their site.
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The majority of weddings the Tres Classique Ensemble Players perform for are outdoors. Beautiful locations outside have great appeal, yet also bring some challenges and unpredictable elements. With some advanced planning, an outdoor wedding can go smoothly, even if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Have a Clear Backup Plan
If you decide on an outdoor wedding ceremony, you may want to consider having it on the grounds of the venue where you are having the reception. There are many venues that have beautiful grounds that are appropriate for outdoor weddings. In the event of inclement weather, you can have the ceremony in the reception location.
If you have an outdoor wedding in a more remote location, you have a couple of options. Some couples rent a marquee and hold the ceremony and reception in the same place. This way, in case of rain, the wedding can continue without having to change locations. Be sure the marquee has sides that can be rolled down in case of heavy rain or wind. Another option is having the ceremony outside in one location and the reception at a venue in a nearby area. In case of rain, you can reserve the reception venue as a backup for the ceremony. Be sure to include the backup plan in your invitations.
Also, please communicate with your musicians up front the back up plan and the time to avoid any surprises.
"This article is reprinted with permission from the Great Lakes Chamber Players"Please feel free to click on the following link to visit their site. www.chamber-players.com