Pronghorn Wedding Music – Bend Oregon
The Ashlings played the wedding of Annie LaFranchi on July 28, 2012, at Pronghorn… and what an absolutely epic location to get married. It was just nominated as one of the best new locations in Oregon by Oregon Bride Magazine. Annie is a sophisticated woman from a well-established Oregon family with hotel properties here in Bend and a winery out on the coast. She is also young and hip with a pulse on great music, music that would add a youthful spin to an extremely classy affair.
She requested the Ashlings learn “Little White Church” by Little Big Town and “Beloved” by Ben Harper, both upbeat and heartfelt requests, respectively. Learning “Beloved” came off without at hitch, as it is a folksy ballad where I consider Harper at his best. “Little White Church” is more of a country pop song, and I was worried at first, but managed to channel the blaze sassiness of the lead singer, and with only a cello to back me, it came off as rockin’ without the abrasiveness of the original. I highly recommend this number as a recessional to all the brides out there with spunk and class.
Although Pronghorn has the reputation as a “Members Only” atmosphere, they book weddings for non-members, have ample lodging, and the food is as good as it gets in Central Oregon, or anywhere in Oregon for that matter. This is the perfect venue for those seeking a destination wedding with impeccable grounds and views, great golf opportunities, and all the recreational amenities of Bend just a short drive down the road.
And while you are putting everything together, consider The Ashlings to create a magical musical backdrop for your special day. We are a great ceremony and reception music for Pronghorn weddings. We love learning individual songs, and because we can play both the ceremony and the reception (before the DJ of course!), it takes the hassle out of music planning.