This was supposed to be my second outdoor wedding of the year, but like the first, the weather just didn’t cooperate. Heather & Josh originally planned their ceremony for the John E.N. Howard Bandshell, but the rain and high winds moved everything inside. Fortunately, they had the lovely Shadowland Ballroom in St. Joseph as their “Plan B.”
The ballroom was decorated in gray and yellow, and the ceremony was set up facing the large windows that overlook the beach. It’s as close as they could come to bringing the outdoors in! The officiant was Carleen Burns from With This Ring, and she (as always!) put together a ceremony that was meaningful for the couple and enjoyable for the guests.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the wedding party exited to “Hey, Soul Sister” – also by Train. I followed this with other upbeat popular selections as guests filed out and the room was reset for the reception.
For weddings in Southwest Michigan, I provide harp music for ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. If you are interested in having a harpist for your wedding, please visit my website: Southwest Michigan Wedding Music.