Nick & Maddy
Wedding Party – Better Together (Jack Johnson)
Bride – Crash Into Me, Instrumental (Dave Matthews)
Recessional – You Are the Best Thing (Ray LaMontagne)
Music was performed by The Ashlings, Laurel Brauns on guitar and vocals, and Julie Southwell on violin at Ranch at the Canyons on Oct 7, 2017. We also played the reception party for an hour after the ceremony.
This was a beautiful fall day out in Terrebonne, Oregon. The fall colors were at their peak and the brightest I’ve seen in years in Central Oregon. This location is truly one of the grandest in the area with epic backdrops at every turn. The main venue has a Tuscan architecture feel to it, and the mighty Smith Rocks loom in the distance beyond the vinyards that are part of the property. It was an extremely windy day, and Abby and her staff at AE Creative did such a professional job making sure everything was going to stay on the ground during the ceremony.
Nick & Maddy’s vows were both genuine and funny both me and Julie got a little choked up before closing out the ceremony with the upbeat Ray LaMontagne song, “You Are the Best Thing.” We really enjoyed playing the reception/cocktail hour as well. This is one of our specialties that we can play classical or “special request” instrumentals for the ceremony and then switch gears into upbeat Americana and folk during the reception.
The whole wedding had a “vintage carnival theme” with lots of cool extras like drinks served out of a cocktail trailor, a photobooth in a VW Bus, and beautiful furniture provided by Peanuts Gallery.