On Sunday, February 5th, some people were watching the Super Bowl. Others, however, were getting married! Paul and Yunseo held their ceremony and reception at the CityFlats Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
What an outstanding venue! A beautiful setting for the wedding, and the staff members were very helpful and attentive. I played as guests arrived and found their seats for the 4:30 ceremony. As the families entered, I played “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach – a favorite of the groom’s mother.
Yunseo and her father entered to the traditional “Bridal Chorus” – also known as “Here Comes the Bride.” When the couple lit the unity candle, I played another selection by Bach, “Arioso.” The recessional was Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” following which all of the guests gathered for a group picture taken from the balcony.
Harp music continued into the evening, through the cocktail hour and dinner service. Some special requests for this time included “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Hallelujah,” “You Raise Me Up,” and “Fields of Gold.”
The uplighting changed throughout the night, from white to pink to blue. Very dramatic! After dinner, the bride and groom changed into traditional Korean attire to honor the bride’s family and heritage.
For weddings in Grand Rapids and throughout West Michigan, I love working with couples to provide music that is meaningful for them. On my website, Grand Rapids Wedding Musician, you can review my song lists, see additional pictures from other weddings, and contact me to request a quote for your ceremony and reception.