Earlier this month it was an honor for Diane Martinson and I to play for Alyssah and Chase's wedding reception in Minneapolis. The private dining room we were in at Café Lurcat was packed with their friends and family, but the feeling was cozy more than crowded. Having the two of us for live music gave them enough space in the room for dancing and socializing.
Our vocal / piano duo performed a variety of styles from one corner of the room, with me on the portable piano and Diane singing.
It was fun doing the music selections they had requested from our song list. One thing I love about our duo is the wide variety of songs we get to perform - Stevie Wonder, Alison Krauss, The Beatles, Elvis, and Sinatra all in one night. Alyssah and Chase chose a perfect selection of songs, judging by how often their guests sang along with us.
By the end of the event the newlyweds were still beaming with optimistic enthusiasm. Chase remarked that the rain outside was a good sign. I wish them continued happiness and closeness.