A wonderful and unusually warm October day greeted us at the Hornebaker Garden Wedding, which celebrated the marriage of Zach and Kaitlyn. The fall colors were in bloom at the Hornebaker Garden Center in Princeton, IL, and this venue was beautiful both inside and out. Felix and Fingers enjoyed performing at this charming garden center wedding.
Hornebaker Garden Wedding
White lawn chairs set up on one of the many green spaces at the Hornebaker Garden Center to look on the bride and groom who stated their vows in front of a smaller crowd and accompanied by a backdrop of trees and foliage. During the ceremony, the officiant offered a piece of advice that stuck with us, he said: “if you get in an argument with your spouse, tell a friend, not your family.” That got a chuckle from us and much of the crowd.
We like our warm, fall days, but with warmer weather comes bugs! Although the bugs did not detract from the ceremony or the venue, we certainly weren’t upset to move inside to their delightful and homey reception hall. The wide, tall windows provided plenty of light when the sun was still up. As well, the decorations were quaint, crisp, and simple – fitting the couple’s style perfectly. The reception hall had great space and friendly staff. We ate delicious barbeque surrounded by great people.
Dance Like No One Is Watching
Once we finished dinner and speeches from the wedding party, we moved on to one of our favorite parts of a wedding – the dancing! We always come prepared with tons of classic wedding songs ready to go in our back pocket, but we always love when our guests request songs. One song that had nearly all of the guests on their feet was “Shout” by the Isley Brothers. A wedding classic that gave way to spinning and jiving across the dance floor. We loved seeing a steady flow of people dancing the night away.
Additionally, since there were a number of kids at this wedding, we played a bunch of Disney songs such as hits from Moana, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King. Another memorable moment came near the end of the evening when the Matron of Honor requested “Lose Yourself” by Eminem and ended up rapping the entire song! It was a wedding for the books and everyone seemed to have an excellent evening. We hope we can play another Hornebaker Garden wedding again soon.
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