Elizabeth and Nicholas’ Wedding

What a great pleasure it was to work with Elizabeth Hawkins and her mother Ann in the planning of this most beautiful April 25th wedding!   At every turn, mother and daughter both showed exceptional grace and thoughtfulness.  Their consideration and elegance was highly evident in the evening ceremony held Saturday at Birmingham’s historic First United Methodist Church.

From our first conversation in the late fall of 2008, it was clear that music was to be of upmost importance to Elizabeth and her family.   Many of their guests were coming from long distances to attend the wedding and it was essential that the music  be of the highest quality.

We were very honored that our Dolce Duo was chosen to perform.   Selections from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” various Bach Cantatas and other classics were offered.  We were also able to call upon two very fine vocalists, Melanie Williams and Chipper Janes, to perform Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

A number of our favorite colleagues helped in the creation of Elizabeth’s ceremony.  Elizabeth’s gorgeous gown was from Carolyn and Cathy Kelly’s The White Room.  The sanctuary of FUMC was beautifully decorated with floral arrangements by Vince Gray of Flower Stems.  Frank Carnaggio was on hand to document the festivities through his camera’s lens.

The music and coordinating staff at FUMC was most helpful in working out details for the ceremony (Thanks Nonna!)  And through the planning process Neki Garrett of Engaging Celebrations was of great assistance.

This was one of our favorite weddings.  We extend special thanks to the Hawkins family for including us in this very special day.  Best wishes Elizabeth and Nick!