More Wedding Planning Yarns and Stuff

We met with such a nice couple yesterday, who are marrying this August. Their ceremony will be held in the gazebo at the Silvertip Resort in Canmore - heart of the Rocky Mountains. Albertans are lucky  to have the mountains as a backdrop for the best day of their lives.

At consultations it is so nice to just sit and relax over a cup of coffee, listening to the vision of their wedding - the colours, the flowers, the dress. Little memories and classic stories always emerge about special  people who are a part of the couple`s lives. You know, like "OMG I hope my grandpa doesn`t actually wear his kilt`"..or ``Do you think we can get Sam (the little two year old  ring bearer ) to walk down the aisle``..or `` We think that Brad (one of the best men) has a thing for Jen (one of the bridesmaids)...but she is WAY taller than him``. So, not only do we choose music, but we get some  scoop on the guests.One hour consultation inevitably becomes two. Hey - we are girls - we like this stuff!``

Before choosing music we like to hear where  the couple`s first date happened , best concert ever, favourite restaurant, best holiday .. BECAUSE  answers such as ``quiet dinner alone, Keith Urban, Earls and camping in Banff will coordinate with music that has a bit of a country feeling. If a couple`s  first date was jetting off to Vegas, a performance of Madame Butterfly ,Rouge Restaurant and a holiday in Paris, we are heading into a different direction musically speaking - a  classical soundtrack. Both genres are perfect.

Oh and by the way ...SMARTIES! That is how they got Sam  down the aisle!

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.