Post # 1
Hi Bees! Just hoping for an external perspective on this one – I think my bridal party are just trying not to upset me.
The long version: My ceremony is going to be in my parents garden – an acre of landscaped/slightly rustic garden with a modern colonial house. My original ‘mood’ for the wedding is supposed to be casual and lighthearted (picnic tables, paper lanterns, etc), and we had booked a jazz band to help with this. 12 weeks to go, the Jazz band cancelled. Our fall back is a Cello and Violin duet, but they only know classical pieces more fit for a church wedding. I’m worried this will come off as try hard and ill fitting. What would you think as a guest?
The short version: Jazz band cancelled for backyard wedding, fallback is Violin Cello duet. Is this OTT for a backyard casual ceremony?
Post # 3
Lol I don’t think a string duet can ever be trashy… a bit too formal, maybe, but that’s the opposite of trashy! Maybe you could give them some songs to learn in advance? Or go for the ipod – whatever you’re comfortable with. Do you want there to be dancing or just mingling?
Post # 4
I’ve played classical music (on violin) at many outdoor, casual weddings. If you had a 20-person orchestra or brass band, that might be a little stuffy/odd, but I think cello and violin will be lovely. 🙂
Post # 5
Could they get some sheet music for some more modern music to add to their classical repertoire?
Post # 6
@loving_life: Thanks! I think what I meant by trashy is by having something too OTT for my casual wedding. An analogy would be a mom who can’t feed her kids walking around with a Prada bag sort of thing! But its only the ceremony – the reception will be in a function room 🙂
@montrealjulybride: Thanks for your reassurance! Hahah I am really in love with Canon in D, but its sooooo overdone!
@Bella-Bellini: Thanks for the idea – i’ll have to check in with them. I know they convert songs to sheet for a fee. But google might help!
Post # 7
I think it would be beautiful.