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!  

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.