Taylor & Nick: A Wedding in North Stonington

Taylor and Nick were married on a beautiful and clear August day at Jonathan Edwards Winery.  Jonathan Edwards is a charming little vineyard tucked away in a great little Connecticut town.  They were married IN the vineyard, which is a place in which I have not played a ceremony before.  After this one, however, I can’t wait until the next!


Seating of the families – Ben Harper – Not Fire, Not Ice
Bridal party procesisonal – The Beatles – Till There Was You
Bride’s processional – Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love
Recessional – Beatles – All You Need is Love
Derek and I got a special treat that day, in that we got to sing along with Nick’s brother, the talented Matthew Morris.
It was such a treat to get to play along with a singer, especially getting to play more modern tunes.  My favorite was All You Need is Love, as it’s one of my very favorite recessional pieces.  Another really cool thing was the officiant, Bridget Caviness.  She spoke from the heart when giving the ceremony, and was really cool to chit-chat with beforehand!

Juhasz Music String Duo:
Steven Juhasz – Violin
Derek Monahan – Guitar

The photos for Taylor & Nick’s wedding were taken by the awesome Ashley O’Dell.

Katya & Donari: A Woodbridge, CT Wedding

August 8, 2014

Woodbridge, CT: Private Residence

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Katya and Donari were married on a beautiful August day.  It was sunny outside, but the backyard in which they were married had just the right amount of shade.  From the first time we connected, I could tell that Katya was a classical music lover.  She was sure that she wanted to walk down the aisle to a movement from Rachmaninoff’s first string quartet, appropriately named “Romance.”  She was also sure she wanted to exit the ceremony with her new husband to the “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” by Tchaikovsky.

 Bridal Party & Bride’s Processional: Rachmaninoff – “Romance” from String Quartet No. 1

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Recessional: Tchaikovsky – “Sleeping Beauty Waltz”

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When I met Donari the day of their wedding, he said “You don’t know how much it means to us that you’re playing a piece by Rachmaninoff for the processional; he’s kind of my hero.”  That made me even more glad I could make a custom arrangement of that for their special day!

Juhasz Music String Duo:
Steven Juhasz – Violin
Nancy Matlack – Cello
Katya & Donari’s wedding photos were shot by the talented Emma McDonald.

Lauren & Jeff: A Monroe, CT Wedding

July 3, 2014

Monroe, Connecticut: The Waterview


Lauren and Jeff were married on a warm and sunny summer day. Their ceremony was held in the garden of the Waterview with a beautiful view of the water. When we spoke she was certain that she wanted to walk down the aisle to something classical and walk out to Michael Buble. It was a great mix of old and new.

Seating of the Familes: Bach – Air on the G string
Bridal Party Processional: Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel – Canon in D
Michael Buble – Everything
Juhasz Music String Duo:
Steven Juhasz – Violin
Derek Monahan – Guitar
Lauren & Jeff’s wedding photos were provided by the talented Maler Photography