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.

Personal Music for Two Couples

This past weekend I had the privilage of providing the music for two different couples, both of whom were very invested in the music that would be played during their respective wedding ceremonies.  On Saturday, I had a special request for a keyboard player and although I normally work with a guitar player in my groups, I am very fortunate to be acquainted (personally and professionally) with one of the top keyboardists in the area and he was only too happy to help out.  The wedding took place at a wonderful venue, to which I am a very frequent visitor, the Kingsmill Resort and Spa in Williamsburg, VA.  My bride and groom wished to personalize their music, but also pay their respects to tradition, so opted for a program that mixed traditional selections with the more contemporary.  I’ll list their program here so that you can see how beautifully the two can mesh:

Seating of Grandparents/Mothers: Lascia Ch’io Pianga from “Rinaldo” by G.F. Handel

Bridal Party Processional: Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Bride’s Processional: The Luckiest by Ben Folds

Recessional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen, arr. “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

My second couple of the weekend chose also to blend traditional and contemporary, but had our Petite Symphony Trio, with clarinet guitar and string bass as the instrumentation.  The second wedding was at a newer facility, and one where I had played some corporate events but never had the pleasure of doing a wedding before Sunday.  The venue was the Half Moone Cruise & Celebration Center in downtown Norfolk.  It is a terminal from which cruise ships leave, but was cleverly designed to double as a stunning waterfront events venue and mission accomplished!  It’s main event room is a large, round room with high ceilings and an outdoor terrace surrounding most of it.  The views are incredible, and the service was (and always is) impeccable.  They also have a smaller room off to the side that works perfectly as a cocktail reception area, and for those really big events, the terminal area (huge, with waterfront views and wide open spaces) is also available.  Their program was personal and inspirational and included the following:

Seating of the Grandparents/Mothers: The Prayer (Josh Groban/Charlotte Church)

Bridal Party Processional: You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban)

Bride’s Processional: Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Recessional: Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)

The reason I’m publishing their programs is not to say that you have to choose this music, but rather to illustrate a little of what some other brides and grooms are doing.  We are happy to play anything you like, providing we can find it in print (I’ve only been stumped twice in nearly 15 years).  Both of these weddings were beautiful and memorable, in large part because they took the time to think about the music they wanted for their “soundtrack”.