Ray and Emily were married in September at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. This beautiful garden in the West Suburbs of Chicago features several unique ceremony areas, as well as a reception hall. They chose the iconic rose garden for their afternoon wedding.
Prelude music included classical and popular pieces, such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, “Sheep May Safely Graze” by J.S. Bach, “Beautiful Dreamer” by Stephen Foster, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
The families of the bride and groom and the wedding party all processed down the aisle to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” Emily chose “Eyes on Me” from Final Fantasy VIII for her entrance. Their recessional was the harp solo “Great Day.” This piece features the glissandos that are so idiomatic to the harp, and it makes the perfect joyful send-off after the ceremony concludes!
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