2365, S Mayfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60652
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Dear HENNERY SMITH,
We extend an invitation to you to perform some of your solo work at our wedding celebration on June 5, from about 6:40pm. We have both long appreciated your work and the way that you play your cello has captured both of our hearts, and we have always been affected and often moved to tears.
There will only be about forty people at our wedding and if you are available we would like to have you play briefly before the ceremony and then for longer after the ceremony has been completed. We would be willing to pay you $100 for your time, and you would of course have a place at the dinner table. We would appreciate it if you could let us know by May 1, although we quite understand if you have other events planned and cannot play for us.
We hope that you can play for us and look forward to your response.