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Cause for Celebration!

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 26, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Cause for Celebration!
Creating the perfect wedding ceremony.


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10 Important Questions for your Ceremony Musicians

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

10 Important Questions for your Ceremony Musicians

Once you’ve gotten past the availability, location and price questions, there are still some important things you need to discuss with your ceremony musicians.


1 - What is the start time? You will usually want your musicians to start in advance of the ceremony so that they can be playing as your guests arrive...

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Stating the Obvious - Room for the musicians!

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 25, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Stating the Obvious
Leave Room for the Musicians



It would seem to go without saying but be sure to plan a location for the musicians in the room where the cocktail hour is being held. Caterers and restauranteurs are wondeful at using all the available space to best advantage. They need to know that you will be having musi...

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To mic or not to mic...

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (3)

To Mic or Not to Mic...


http://www.ottawaweddingmagazine.com/3-tips-using-microphone-weddings/


To mic or not to mic... That is often the question when it come to the ceremony.

Purists may believe that a singer, musician or officiant should be able to ...

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Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow - History on the Hudson

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 24, 2014 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow - History on the Hudson


The Hudson River Valley has long been admired for its beauty. During the gilded age, the American Aristocracy made it a summer time play ground. The likes of the Goulds and the Vanderbilts built their elaborate "Summer Cottages" along it's banks. The Hudson River School painters glorified its scenic...

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What Time to put on the Wedding Invitation????

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on November 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

What Time to put on the Wedding Invitation???

Photo courtesy Maximilian B. Nucci photography - www.mbnphoto.com/

What time do we put on the wedding invitation? There used to be a clear cut answer to this question but these days, with more and more alternatives to the traditional wedding, it can be a tricky question.

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Tips for a Great Garden Wedding

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on February 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Tips for a Great Garden Wedding

As wedding season approaches and the first signs of spring arrive, thoughts of a beautiful garden wedding can be very enticing. There is nothing more lovely if all goes well. After playing for many beautiful out-door wedding ceremonies and a few disasters, here are some tips to make your outdoor or garden wedding a success.

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Don't trust your wedding to less than the best!

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on January 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't Trust Your Wedding to Less Than the Best!

Don't trust your special day to an amateur. Why it's important to hire a professional.

Sometimes, after hearing my quote, couples have asked me if I have a student or someone just starting out that I can recommend. Of course, I do have some very accomplished students, and I have on occasion recommended them. However, I usually try to point out that playing is one skill and per...

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Davenport Avenue - New Rochelle's "Wedding Row"

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on October 22, 2011 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Davenport Avenue - New Rochelle's "Wedding Row"



The view from Beckwith Pointe http://www.beckwithpointe.com

New Rochelle has been called the "Queen City of the Sound" and the spectacular views of Long Island Sound from along the waterfront are certainly fit f...

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Gorgeous Garrison!!

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on September 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Gorgeous Garrison!!

With the arrival of Autumn, the Hudson River Valley is especially beautiful. Foliage is already starting to change color and the temperature is cooler and comfortable. There is no prettier place for a wedding ceremony in September or October.


Fall foliage in the Hudson River Valley


It has been a great ple...

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Working with a Wedding Planner

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on July 20, 2011 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Working with a Wedding Planner

It was my pleasure to play the harp for the New York chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants at their gala recently. It was a real priviledge to play for this illustrioius group of professionals. My job is always much easier when there is a planner and everything always goes more smoothly. 

It's hard to get experience as a do-it-yourself wedding planner since, with any luck, most of us will only...

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A Fort Tryon Park Park Wedding

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on April 16, 2011 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan's best kept secret!!

There's nothing like a beautiful park for a romantic wedding setting. In Manhattan, Central Park may be the first to come to mind but why not consider coming uptown to Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan's best kept secret.. With sweeping views of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge and the New Jersey Palisades, the park has lovely gardens, secluded trails, expansive lawns, a ...

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What time to put on the wedding invitation???

Posted by Margaret Sneddon on January 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Photo courtesy Maximilian B. Nucci photography http://www.mbnphoto.com/

What  time do we put on the wedding invitation? There used to be a clear cut answer to this question but these days, with more and more alternatives to the traditional wedding, it can be a tricky question.

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Alternatives to a Big Expensive Wedding

Posted by hudsonvalleyharpist on February 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Alternatives to a Big Expensive Wedding

In these days of tough economy, cost control is a concern for everyone including the bride and groom to be. It is entirely possible to have a wonderful wedding without a huge expenditure.

During more affluent times, many weddings have included large wedding parties, elaborate cocktail hours and sit down dinners with a full orchestra and dancing.  Thi...

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