Sunday, November 15, 2009

Allegretto Music takes over Austin

Andre and Lara get married overlooking Lake Travis

On November 7th, Allegretto Music played the most special wedding of the year. Hard to believe, but after more than 1,500 weddings, this is the first time we have ever played music for the wedding of one of our family members!

My cousin, Andre Bosch, married lovely Lara Kirkham at the Oasis on Lake Travis. It was a gorgeous day. The view was incredible. You step out on the balcony and watch the sailboats on the lake below.

Of course, Jose and I teamed up to complete the ambiance with some music. The couple went with a classical selection, Bach's "Sleepers Awake", for the entrance. And they went in the complete opposite direction for their exit march, when we performed a Harp and Violin rendition of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida."

Lara and Andre were surrounded by their families and their good friends, old classmates from MIT. Andre and Lara are both engineers and MIT graduates. The average IQ in that room was astronomical!! :-)

And they lived happily ever after...... As for us...... well, we had only 30 minutes to travel 39 miles to the Barr Mansion, also in Austin, to put on an amazing party for Christie and Rob Moser.

And so it is that we traveled from the lake to the barn! Whereas the Oasis had the laid back air of a yacht club, the Barr Mansion was like traveling back in time to a more gentile time. The old mansion is beautiful and officially a historical landmark. The reception took place in the separate ballroom. This was one of the best crowds we have ever entertained. People of all ages, danced everything we threw at them, for 4 hours straight. It was so fun and exhilarating!

Paul added some people to his fan club with his saxophone prowess. Here he is imparting his wisdom! :-) But we are used to this. Paul is amazing.

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