Dancing in the Park

Over the years, I’ve found that music (whether live or recorded) receives relatively little attention among brides and grooms.  For larger weddings, it feels like picking music for the ceremony is among the last details that couples address.   And often, the choices of the couple feel predictable…pieces they may have heard at other weddings.   And for elopement ceremonies, music is typically not incorporated into the wedding experience.

From time to time, I have an eloping couple who wishes to have musicians perform at their wedding—I’ve seen a lot of different options including the following:  violins, cellos, bagpipers, saxophones, harps, steel drums, a small Gospel ensemble and more!  Music has a great impact on the couple, their guests and even casual parkgoers looking on.

Liz & Treigh came to New York from North Carolina and selected Juilliard-trained Sho Omagari to complement their wedding ceremony at Bethesda Fountain in the heart of Central Park.  As the couple strolled down the grand staircase of the Bethesda Arcade, he played Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me.”    As they danced after the ceremony, it certainly became of “movie moment.”   Our team at Simply Eloped loved working with you.  Can’t wait to see your wedding portraits!  But take a peak at their private moment, among the crowd.