Hart House Wedding – Photo Essay.

Hart House Wedding – Photo Essay.

Jan 2, 2016

Eric & Sasha

EVENT: Eric & Sasha’s Wedding
DATE: August 2013
LOCATION: Hart House – University of Toronto – Toronto, ON
FORMAT: Instrumental acoustic guitar

PROCESSIONAL: Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
PROCESSIONAL: I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis
RECESSIONAL: All you Need is Love – Beatles

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One of the things I enjoy most about playing guitar at weddings, is getting to know each couple.

Eric and Sasha’s wedding was a unique opportunity in that I performed at two events: a rehearsal party, and the ceremony. It was fun to see everyone in two completely different settings. One more relaxed, and one more formal.

The rehearsal party was held at Le Select Bistro on Wellington St. (Toronto, ON). I have performed there many times, and absolutely love the venue. It has a beautiful, intimate back patio. A tranquil oasis from the nearby hustle of Spadina. The service here is always spectacular, as is the food.

The two events really allowed Eric and Sasha to showcase different sides of themselves musically. They chose a decidedly modern feel at the rehearsal party, featuring artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Adele, Coldplay, the Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

For every ounce of intimacy at Le Select Bistro, there was a corresponding ounce of grandeur for the ceremony held at the University of Toronto’s Hart House (Toronto, ON). This was my first time performing here, and I was absolutely blown away. Not only visually stunning, the large courtyard also sounded incredible. Layouts like this allow for great sound, combining outdoor expanse with just enough of a physical frame to give it context.

One of the things I loved most about Hart House was the long processional. It’s hard for the moment not to be dramatic in this setting. Everything is expansive, dynamic and clear as a bell. Each song can cycle through fully, drawing everyone in. I remember quite vibrantly when I started the Bride’s processional, Elvis’ I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You. The chords resonated beautifully, and I couldn’t help getting a little choked up myself as I saw Sasha starting to well up with tears.

It was truly a wonderful day to share with Eric and Sasha.

Jake Dudas
Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

All photography by Sue Morley Photography.

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2016 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

04.23.16 – Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
06.18.16 – Muskoka Bay Club – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
06.25.16 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
07.16.16 – Enoch Turner Schoolhouse – Toronto, ON
07.23.16 – Berkeley Church – Toronto, ON
08.06.16 – Dyment’s Farm – Dundas, ON
09.10.16 – Berkeley Fieldhouse – Toronto, ON

2015 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

01.17.15 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
01.31.15 – Locks Salon & Spa – Peterborough, ON
02.14.15 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON
03.28.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
04.21.15 – West 50 Pourhouse – Mississauga, ON
05.05.15 – Corona’s Cinco de Mayo Event – Mill Street & 5 American House – Waterdown, ON
06.01.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.05.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
06.11.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.13.15 – Atlantis Pavilion – Ontario Place, Toronto, ON
06.18.15 – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
06.22.15 – Private Residence – Toronto, ON
07.11.15 – Hockley Valley Resort – Hockley Valley, ON
07.18.15 – Private Residence – Jack’s Lake, ON
07.24.15 – Holland Marsh Wineries – Holland Marsh, ON
07.25.15 – Island Yacht Club – Toronto, ON
07.27.15 – JW Marriott Rosseau – Minett, ON (Muskoka)
08.01.15 – Private Residence – Pigeon Lake, ON
08.02.15 – The Alton Mill – Alton (Caledon), ON
08.05.15 – Wildfire Golf Club – Stoney Lake, ON
08.08.15 – Private Residence – Waterloo, ON
08.15.15 – Marriott Kingston -Kingston, ON
08.21.15 – Malaparte (TIFF Bell Lightbox) – Toronto, ON
08.22.15 – Smith – Toronto, ON
08.26.15 – Pepsico Event – Sherwood Inn – Port Carling, ON (Muskoka)
08.29.15 – Private Residence – Bobcaygeon, ON
09.05.15 – Miller Lash House – Toronto, ON
09.06.15 – Ancaster Mill – Ancaster, ON
09.12.15 – Brooklands Farm – Bracebridge, ON (Muskoka)
09.18.15 – Edgewater Manor – Stoney Creek, ON
09.19.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
09.26.15 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
09.28.15 – Axonify Event – Langdon Hall – Cambridge, ON
10.03.15 – Private Residence – Bowmanville, ON
10.10.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
10.16.15 – Deer Creek Golf – Ajax, ON
10.17.15 – Private Residence – Stoney Creek, ON
10.24.15 – The Lakeview – Hamilton, ON
11.09.15 – Private Event – Trent University – Peterborough, ON
11.15.15 – Glenn Gould Studio – CBC – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
11.21.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
12.02.15 – Private Event – Toronto, ON (Guitarist for Roveena)
12.05.15 – Upper Canada Child Care Event – Sheraton – Toronto, ON
12.06.15 – Christmas Concert – Millbrook, ON (Guest performer)
12.06.15 – Private Event – Pigeon Lake, ON
12.12.15 – Cave Spring Vineyard/Inn on the Twenty – Jordan, ON
12.18.15 – Kirkland Engineering Event – Chemong Lodge – Peterborough, ON
12.31.15 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON

2015 Public Event Performance Schedule

02.28.15 – Arthritis Society’s Taste! Event (Public) – Quarry Golf Club – Ennismore, ON
05.10.15 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
10.14.15 – Delta House – Peterborough, ON

2014 Wedding, Corporate & Private Event Performance Schedule

01.04.14 – Private Event – Huntsville, ON
02.01.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON
04.12.14 – Archeo Restaurant – Distillery District – Toronto, ON
05.03.14 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
05.09.14 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
05.10.14 – Thompson Landry Gallery – Distillery District – Toronto, ON
05.21.14 – Steam Whistle Brewing – Toronto, ON
06.07.14 – Muskoka Steamships – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
06.13.14 – Toronto, ON (guitarist for Roveena)
06.21.14 – Private Residence – Pigeon Lake, ON
06.24.14 – Trent University – Peterborough, ON
06.28.14 – Sherwood Inn – Port Carling, ON (Muskoka)
07.06.14 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
07.12.14 – Berkeley Church – Toronto, ON
07.12.14 – Le Select Bistro – Toronto, ON
07.26.14 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
07.27.14 – The Old Mill – Toronto, ON
08.02.14 – Taboo Resort – Gravenhurst, ON (Muskoka)
08.03.14 – Queen’s University – Kingston, ON
08.06.14 – Wildfire Golf Club – Stoney Lake, ON
08.15.14 – Market Hall Performing Arts Centre – Peterborough, ON
08.16.14 – Windermere House – Windermere, ON (Muskoka)
08.23.14 – Bala Bay Inn – Bala, ON (Muskoka)
08.29.14 – Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
08.30.14 – Le Select Bistro – Toronto, ON
09.06.14 – Marriott Kingston – Kingston, ON
09.07.14 – White Oaks Resort & Spa – Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
09.13.14 – Deer Creek Golf & Country Club – Ajax, ON
09.18.14 – Spin Desserts Grand Opening – Toronto, ON
09.19.14 – Private Event – Toronto, ON
09.20.14 – Private Residence – Uxbridge, ON
09.21.14 – L.J. Peters Corporate Event – Pillar & Post (Vintage Hotels), Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
09.26.14 – Trinity United Church – Peterborough, ON
09.27.14 – Grandview Golf Club – Huntsville, ON (Muskoka)
10.04.14 – Le Select Bistro – Toronto, ON
10.18.14 – Burleigh Island Lodge – Burleigh Falls, ON
10.25.14 – Corporate Event – The Westin Ottawa – Ottawa, ON
10.25.14 – Museum of Nature – Ottawa, ON
11.01.14 – Vineland Estates Winery – Vineland, ON
11.29.14 – Millcroft Inn & Spa (Vintage Hotels) – Caledon, ON
12.06.14 – Upper Canada Child Care Event – Sheraton – Toronto, ON
12.19.14 – Kirkland Engineering Event – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON
12.31.14 – Peterborough Golf & Country Club – Peterborough, ON

2014 Public Event Performance Schedule

01.15.14 – Trent University – The Ceilie – Peterborough, ON
02.14.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON
02.16.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON
04.20.14 – Parkhill on Hunter – Peterborough, ON
05.11.14 – Viamede Resort – Stoney Lake, ON
06.29.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON
07.17.14 – Lantern Restaurant – McCraken’s Landing, ON (Stoney Lake)
08.01.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON
08.31.14 – Irwin Inn – Stoney Lake, ON

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