Lexi Schumacher & Josh Herz were married on September 27, 2014 at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago. Throughout the entire planning process, it was evident that this couple would embody the class and sophistication that come with having an event at the Drake. Their attention to detail was on thing that made their event such a success!
Their day started with Piano, Violins & Drums for their Ceremony. Lexi and Josh decided to add an extra special twist to their processional song “Canon in D” by adding the drums, evoking the “Royal Wedding” version of the song that caught their attention. What a special and regal start to the day!
Their ceremony also included the Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire, What A Wonderful World andCity of Blinding Light by U2, all played instrumentally.
This combination was personal and unique to the couple while still maintain a semi-traditional and formal feel that the venue calls for.
After a cocktail hour featuring Sinatra, Michael Buble and Beatles tunes on solo piano it was time for the party to begin! The couple was introduced into the room to a recording of Happy Together by the Turtles and went straight into their First Dance, Glory of Love by Peter Cetera.
After the first dance and introduction a started Drake tradition took place of a Champagne Parade! Servers in black tie parade out with champagne for the guests and wedding party to prepare for all the toasts.
The band has a special song they play during that time and it is such a fun tradition.
We had a chance to catch up with the bride a few months after the big day and ask her to reflect on some of her favorite moments. Check out our conversation below!The rest of the night featured more music from the Stitely Orchestra that highlighted the couples personality, with Good Life by OneRepublic for cake cutting and I Loved Her First and A Song For My Son for the special family dances. this party also featured a rocking Hora dance and ended with the classic Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey.
What kind of style or vibe did you want for your wedding?
Sophisticated, chic and formal.
What role did music play in your vision?
A huge role. We ideally wanted everyone out of their chairs the entire night and a full dance floor, which we absolutely achieved!
Why did you choose the Stitely Orchestra for your wedding?
Came highly recommended by a coworker of mine, Heidi Lauerman and her husband Alex.
What kind of music or which artists do you and your partner enjoy?
We wanted several genres to suit ours as well as our guests’ taste i.e. Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Guns n Roses to Katy Perry.
What was your favorite wedding memory?
The Horah of course!
Please share any stories or special significance behind your song selections for the special dances.
Really no significance, just loved the songs 🙂 We loved the added bonus of Jeff playing the drums during the ceremony music. Very unique and cool!