Thursday, June 4, 2009

We Have a Pianist!!!

The ceremony music has been stressing me out. I want live music (I hate how it sounds when CDs are cut off when the bride reaches the front of the church), but our church doesn't have good acoustics for a string quartet - plus they are expensive! My fiance doesn't want "traditional" music - he is very picky about music and wants music that describes "us". Now exactly what that is remains to be seen.

I have a friend named Erica who I have known since preschool. She is an amazing pianist and has been playing since at least the time we were in kindergarten. We haven't talked in quite some time - the last time I talked to her, she was heading off to the Peace Corps with her husband. Well, I tracked her down, and she is still playing the piano and is back in Florida!

She agreed to be our pianist - as her gift to us!! Yippee! I'm so excited. This is perfect. It has a personal touch - someone who has known me forever. Plus we can combine what I want (traditional live music) with what my fiance wants (she can play pieces that are more unique to us).

Don't you love when things just work out perfectly?

9 comments:

  1. Awww, that is great!!

    (And I completely agree about the live music during a ceremony)

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  2. That's so great that you were able to find her and she's going to play!

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  3. What better gift can someone give than themself. How special this is going to be.

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  4. Hi there! Just found your blog...we're August 15 too :)

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  5. I love when things work out perfectly! AND I LOVE that Erica will be the pianist ;) How fun is this going to be!??!

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  6. Oh thats great that you found one!

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  7. Congrats! I love when things fall into place....

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  8. Hey, it is so exciting that Erica will being playing for you! Absolutely perfect and she does a beautiful job!
    And to think that I had both of you as music students..a few years ago! lol
    Mrs A

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