Hi and welcome to the FritzPro Music, Inc. blog! My name is Trish and I’m the President of the company. I will be using this space to tell stories of the events I’ve done, provide advice on selecting music, and to answer your questions about our services or your event. Even if you don’t choose us, I think that it’s important to be a savvy consumer and hopefully the information contained here will help you find quality professionals who will do a wonderful job for you.

A Wedding Story

I know that a lot of my posts have been informational in nature, to help you through the complicated maze of decisions you have to make when planning your wedding, but I also want to share some wedding stories with you.  I love playing weddings and I love all of my brides and grooms, and I think I have the greatest job in the world, namely going to people’s weddings for a living!

I did a wedding yesterday that was really sweet.  The bride and groom decided to have their ceremony on the beach at Dam Neck Naval Annex.  The beach is beautiful, but relatively undeveloped in that it’s a more natural setting than say, the oceanfront in Virginia Beach.  They had a simple arch of flowers and only a few chairs set up with most of the guests standing informally.  They chose to go almost completely non-traditional in their music choices, so except for the recessional (which was Mendelssohn’s Wedding March) we played all jazz standards.  The bridal party entered to “Isn’t it Romantic” and the bride came down the aisle to “Just the Way You Look Tonight” and although the guests seemed surprised at first (when they came in before the ceremony we were playing jazz standards) they seemed to enjoy the music and it was entirely appropriate for an informal beach wedding.  I say informal, but that was only the surroundings.  The bride had a lovely traditional gown and the groom was attired in a tuxedo, but with no shoes!

They proceeded onto the beach just before sunset with the few clouds in the sky reflecting brilliant red and violet colors.

After the ceremony we continued playing for them while they had their pictures taken and it provided a festive atmosphere for them while they posed, danced and played near the water.  I’m sure the photos will be gorgeous!

One thing I learned on this wedding (yes, even after over 400 weddings, I still learn something I can use every time) is that I need to make sure that there is either a source of light for tearing down or to make sure that everyone understands that we need to be off the beach before dark.  It didn’t become an issue in this case because just as we were thinking we would have to call it in order to make sure we could see to break down our equipment they finished with the photo shoot and went into the reception.  The next time a similar situation comes up I will know to talk with the bride early in the game so that we don’t have any confusion on the wedding day.