Monday, October 12, 2015
The Harvest Fall Wedding - An Ingathering of Musical Ideas For The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist
Believe it or not Fall weddings are totally in and totally hip.
No longer is it only attributed to rural Americana but its shades of colors, taste, smell and texture is now cool metroburbia.
With the recent blood red moons inaugurating the 2015 Fall season many colorful influences of the autumnal season are associated with Fall weddings. These Fall weddings can also be associated with the traditional celebrations of antiquity such as what is commonly known as Ingathering or Harvest Home.
Celebrating the endtime harvest with singing, shouting, dancing and elaborate bough decorations of their bounty, the participants of this celebration were thankful for the fruit of their labors and looked forward to the next springtime season. So too, are todays Fall wedding couples thankful for the fruitful relationship they have shared and are thus moving forward into their next loving season together.
These new seasonal Harvest celebrations are musically associated by many traditional and non traditional ideas. Contemporary musical arrangements can capture the feel of the celebratory bounty of love and still evoke a modern appeal to the nuptial couple. If the couple has a favorite song ask your Wedding Cocktail Hour entertainer if they can do a woodtone variation or add a windy wissful stroll-like feel to your song. If you have some audio or video recordings that could be used as examples then pass them along to your Wedding Cocktail Hour entertainer as a guide. Ask your entertainer if you can listen to a recording of their musical ideas just in case you may have some other examples to help them along the way.
Falling in love in Fall is joyous, invigorating and fulfilling. There is no limit to your Fall Harvest Wedding having the best inspiring flavors of the season.
Percy B. Shelley inspires autumnal essence when he pens, "Ode To The West Wind"
"O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing,
Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red,
Pestilence-stricken multitudes: O thou,
Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed...
...Drive my dead thoughts over the universe
Like withered leaves to quicken a new birth!
And, by the incantation of this verse,
Scatter, as from an unextinguished hearth
Ashes and sparks, my words among mankind!
Be through my lips to unawakened earth
The trumpet of prophecy! O, wind
If Winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
Joy be unto you Fall Harvest Wedding Couples!
Is your upcoming Fall wedding cocktail hour music in need of some special Harvest Moon arrangements?
Do you have any movie songs or music of the Fall season that you would like to have at your wedding?
Johnny Gonzales - The Wedding Cocktail Hour Guitarist