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Twin Cities wedding and event pianist, Sharon Planer, loves the adventure of bringing events to life with her live piano music!

Made it onto the Today show!
August 31, 2014

I knew Andy and Nick were an incredible couple when I got to know them planning their wedding music, but I had no idea they'd make it on the Today show!   Read all about it!

 Married at last!  Photo credit:  Coppersmith Photography.

Married at last!  Photo credit: Coppersmith Photography.

Andy and Nick had already been newsworthy in the Freedom to Marry web site in 2012, 'Minnesota Natives, Andy and Nick, together 14 years, speak out against Marriage Amendment".

 The Wedding Day.  Photo credit:  Coppersmith Photography

The Wedding Day.  Photo credit: Coppersmith Photography

After 16 years of commitment to each other, Andy and Nick saw their dream of marriage realized! Their friends and family that had supported them those many years were there to share in the joy of their wedding.

I am deeply grateful to Amy Coppersmith of Coppersmith Photography for recommending Andy and Nick to me.  Amy had been friends with Andy and Nick for years. When it came time to select a wedding photographer, they knew they could have no one else but Amy.

When I met with Andy and Nick to plan their music, I was pleased to learn that Nick was a talented musician. Andy and Nick had already put together some music ideas including specific songs that were special to them. It was obvious that the wedding music was really important to them.  When they asked me to find a violinist to perform with me, I was delighted that violinist, Conor O'Brien, from the Loring String Quartet, was available. The songs that Andy and Nick selected were beautiful when performed as a piano/violin duo.

 Violinist, Conor O'Brien, & pianist, Sharon Planer.  Photo credit:  Coppersmith Photography

Violinist, Conor O'Brien, & pianist, Sharon Planer.  Photo credit: Coppersmith Photography

Are you curious as to some of the song highlights that Andy and Nick had at their wedding?

On the Wings of Love, I Won't Give Up, All of Me (John Legend), Arrival of the Queen of Sheba.

Andy and Nick are an example of love at its' finest!

 Photo credit: Coppersmith Photography

Photo credit: Coppersmith Photography