East Meets West
I first met Tina last summer via email read from a log cabin deep in the hills of the Smokey Mountains. My husband and I were taking our annual hiking vacation in celebration of our wedding anniversary.
As all business owners know -there’s really no such thing as a vacation. So, I was only just hoo humm on responding to leads that week and was somewhat hoping for a delayed response when I sent my reply back to Tina looking for wedding music. I heard back right away and found that Tina had lots of ideas.. and lots of examples. I don’t think I’ve had a bride who had so much to say – and I thought to myself – this looks pretty fun!
What really piqued my interest was Tina sent a full list, including you tube videos of some of her favorite Persian wedding songs. I remembered I played with a violist in college who has made a career as a playing viola in a band specializing in Middle Eastern music. And I had some familiarity with the broad genre from my work one summer as a (very reluctant) waitress in an Afghan restaurant.
So, when I got back from vacation and finally met with Tina, we had a great chat about the music she was looking for and how her wedding was going to have both a Persian and a Western ceremony. She had so many ideas and creativity that I know I wanted to be a part of this. She was as thinking of a potential Escape Room type game for guests to play before the ceremony (I volunteered on the spot to be a clue.. I also suggested Tina consider a day of planner as it sounded like a lot to have two weddings, an escape room game AND a reception).
So, here I am, seven months later, working on learning some Persian wedding classics and hoping I do them them justice. In addition to what Tina sent, I also pulled out Spotify to just get more exposure. Here’s what I heard at first
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