Real Wedding: Vania & Eric at Skytop Lodge
We are super excited to blog about Vania & Eric's picture perfect wedding at Skytop Lodge in the Poconos this past August!
It could not have been a more perfect day in the Poconos for a wedding - the sun was shining and all of the gorgeous flowers were in full bloom at Skytop. We arrived quite early - just in time for cookies and lemonade in the lobby, in fact! - and were so happy to be able to spend some time enjoying the property and beauty all around.
Both the bride and groom were equally instrumental (see what I did there?) in selecting the instrumentation for their wedding music as well as the special music requests for their ceremony and cocktail hour. We spent a lot of time discussing different options, including a string quartet, string trio, and string duo. Ultimately, the bride and groom decided that the AVIVA Strings violin & guitar duo best represented their personalities as well as the music they love.
Special selections for their prelude and ceremony music included Pachelbel's Canon in D, Morricone's Gabriel's Oboe, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Waltz, as well as selections from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Vivaldi's Four Seasons, all beautifully arranged for violin and guitar.
We had a fabulous time at cocktail hour, playing everything from the Beatles to Gershwin to ABBA! The bride and groom wanted to keep the music for cocktail hour light and jazzy and fun and romantic. There was definitely spontaneous dancing happening and we even made a few new young friends who were super curious and excited about the live music (maybe future AVIVA Strings musicians?!).
We loved performing for this beautiful wedding at Skytop. Vania and Eric were incredible to work with and we wish them so much love and happiness as they start this new chapter in life as husband and wife!
Talk to you soon!
AVIVA Strings provides elegant, live strings for weddings, events and special occasions throughout all of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, the Poconos, Allentown, the Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, Binghamton, and beyond!