On November 9th, Mike Sherman and I helped celebrate a wedding at Huber’s Orchard and Winery. The dueling pianos had been kept a surprise from the guests. So as they arrived to find two beautiful grand pianos on the stage, the intrigue and excitement immediately began to develop.
If you are wondering where Borden is located, you are not alone. I was not familiar with the area either. Borden is located in the South-Eastern part of Indiana, approximately 25 miles away from Louisville, KY. While the majority of the drive was pretty flat, the last 5 miles had us climbing some steep forest hills as we neared the vineyard.
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard
For this particular event, we did not play during the wedding ceremony. Rather, we played from the time guests arrived for cocktails and dinner and we continued throughout the entire night. It’s no surprise that Huber’s hosts many weddings. The grounds were beautiful. I can only imagine how the pictures turned out. The reception area was large and very accommodating. We had our own stage that provided spotlights from the ceiling. These rooms were known as the Vineyard Room and Orchard Room of Plantation Hall, which collectively can accommodate 750 guests.
To get a closer look, you can click the panoramic photo above.
Jason Holzworth Photography
Wedding photography was provided by Jason Holzworth Photography. Although, I haven’t personally seen the photos, I did watch him capture fun shots throughout the night. You may be able to view photos of this wedding from his website. If we’re lucky, we’ll find one of us!
The photos that I have posted here are my own, that were taken from my phone. They are not Jason’s work, as I know he takes far better photos.
A Successful Night
This was a fun crowd to work with. The song requests that came in spanned many genres and decades of music. What impressed me was that the guests never stopped singing and dancing. It’s not entirely uncommon to see certain groups that get up for country, and others that only dance to Top 40 selections. This night, people sang and danced the entire time. And even when we busted into some requested rap music, it was clear that every generation was enjoying the live music experience.
Congratulations to the bride and groom! I haven’t posted their names, simply because I prefer to ask them for permission, and I forgot to mention our blog to them.
In any event, at the end of the night, they were having so much fun with the dueling pianos, that they were requesting encores and wanted to find more dueling piano entertainment in the area so that the night could keep on going. We would have loved to keep on playing for them, but Plantation Hall was closing for the night. So it was time to pack up the piano shells and gear and begin our drive home.
Of course we didn’t leave without capturing an enthusiastic sign of appreciation from the bride and groom and their guests.