Archive for 2011

13.07.2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Fathers

We played for a wedding in late May in a stunningly beautiful garden in Deep Cove. Amazingly, the acoustics were excellent on this steeply sloped waterfront property: we could hear the words of the ceremony unfolding down by the ocean, and the sound of our instruments was carried down to them from our perch way above. My most memorable moment? I loved that the fathers of both the bride and groom had important speaking roles during the ceremony. It’s something I haven’t seen before – lovely.

13.07.2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Moments

There is no wedding that is not beautiful, and most are beautiful in many, many ways. From the perspective of a musician who has played at hundreds of ceremonies and receptions, it’s impossible to remember all the special details that I’ve enjoyed. However, as I pack up my cello at the end of any wedding, I find there is usually one memory that stays with me, and comes to mind again later. It might be something as simple as the light of the setting sun falling on the bride’s face. Or it might be hilarious, like the two purse-sized dogs, wearing tiny frilly dresses, who acted as ring-bearers while we played very fast and lively music.

This blog is the beginning of a plan to take note of these “most-memorable moments” and share them.

June 25, Hatley Castle, Italian Garden
After our very cool and disappointing spring weather, we finally had a lovely warm day. The garden was loaded with white and fuchsia peonies, which were fully in bloom. I’m still enjoying the memory of the beautiful smell of peonies in the air throughout our time there.

Laura

14.05.2011 Uncategorized No Comments

Coming soon to a wedding near you…

Our wedding season is about to begin! As of Victoria Day weekend, you’ll find Allegro Con Trio performing for weddings in some of the most beautiful places in Greater Victoria: Delta Ocean Pointe Resort, St. Ann’s Academy Chapel, Sooke Harbour House, and Hatley Castle to name just a few. Some dates are still available for this year, and we’re already booking into 2012. Send us an email to reserve your date now!