Mary Beth and Graham


One of the reasons that we love creating and performing wedding day music is when we meet clients like Mary Beth and Graham. This lovely couple connected with us via skype from Prince Edward Island, as they were getting married in Calgary at the beautiful Lake House.  All we had to hear from Mary Beth was that she loved the sound of the cello, she loved , romantic reminiscent music  and we instantly were able to choose the perfect songs for their amazing day . The bridesmaids dresses were a most sumptuous grey/green, and the wedding proceeded down the aisle to Ennio Moricone's Gabriel's Oboe, followed by Mary Beth and her father. Her song? Cinema Paradise, so perfectly elegant for this lovely bride. Occasional Notes so stress Emma Rose performed "Make You Feel My Love" during the ceremony -so perfectly. 

After the ceremony we changed the mood to party! Cocktail hour music choices were everything from  Ed Sheeran to  Broadway. My favourite moment of this day, was watching  ( from the corner of my eye) as Mary Beth's Grandpa tapped his toes to the tunes, and then sharing a quiet little dance with his Grandaughter, who is clearly the apple of his eye.

Our job as musicians is to create a soundtrack to a very special day, and make it unique to each couple, their families and friends. Music is the one key ingredient on a wedding day, that keeps everyone entertained, connecting and smiling.

We wish Mary Beth and Graham such happiness and love!  

Merry Merigolds

This weekend Melissa and Sanjay will be wed at a small ceremony for family and close friends. As we helped them choose their music, the subject of marigolds came up. What is the significance of these colourful flowers at wedding celebrations in the Indian culture? Marigolds signify creation and regeneration and are believed to bring good luck and happiness. They come in beautiful yellows and vibrant oranges, large and small . As flowers add so much beauty to any event, we will adorn our pianos with lovely traditional marigolds!

Here is their song

Carrie and Derek's Wedding at Rouge - Calgary


T'was a sunny, warm calm August day just two short months ago when Derek and Carrie came together to become husband and wife under the bows of a maple tree in the garden at Rouge Restaurant in Calgary. Pink champagne flowed, fresh blooms hung from Mason Jars around them. The food! Fresh! Sumptuous! Superb! The service was nothing short of impeccable.

Colours: The Bridesmaids wore shades of blush, each syled a little differently to match their personalities

Mr. Derek and his boys were suited up, doning turquoise sneakers. Miss Carrie... Wow!  Romantic, champagne- white gown. "A dress within a dress" said Jane Hooper of Ethos Bridal!

What a pleasure it was to perform for this garden wedding!

Tres Magnifique! We wish them all the very best in their life together!

Calgary's Valley Ridge Golf Club Weddings

From intimate and romantic to grand and posh,Calgary's Valley Ridge Golf Club is the perfect venue for your upcoming wedding. The  beautiful indoor facilities offer all the amenities you need with stunning floor-to-ceiling views of our golf course and gardens. Their spectacular outdoor gardens, fountains, waterfalls, and ponds are a beautiful backdrop for photographs and videos, imagine your wedding surrounded in beauty. There is something very special about outdoor ceremonies.Somehow  wedding nerves seem to evaporate into the blue skies above. As  guests, we love the natural feeling that the outdoors offers. As musicians, the challenge is being heard, as sometimes notes also disappear into the sky above. Be sure that when you are choosing the musicians for your day, that they have a sound system to supply enough volume. Also choosing music that compliments the surroundings. Billy Idol, nope...Handel's Water Music ...yup.

Occasional Notes is looking forward to this summer's weddings at Valley Ridge.