8th Avenue South

The day started off beautiful but very windy. As the afternoon approached, the forecast called for some scattered showers and the dark clouds overhead warned that the weatherman was going to right. When I arrived at 8th Avenue South, I could see that many people had left due to the weather. There was not a soul on the beach and the parking was plentiful. The power of prayer must have been at work because after checking the radar, it was looking like the rain was going to hold off. And it did! So our couple from North Carolina, Jenny and Jason had the beach all to themselves.

Stephanie Meiser of Along Came Stephanie was the wedding planner and she and her husband had everything all ready. They had a very cute table set up, decorated with starfish, with sunglasses laid out for the guests. Starfish hung from the chairs at the end of the each row. All the was left to do was to unroll the carpet and lay it down the aisle.

I was soon joined by my colleagues Joan Stewart and Diane Coffman who make up the Seaside String Trio.

As is customary at this location, the guests arrived by bus approximately thirty minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Jenny had asked for several popular songs to be played. I have noted that a lot of our brides are mixing classical along with the popular. Her requests were At Last, Kissing You, Bless the Broken Road,  Let it Be Me, Love Story and She is Love. This last song must have been a special song for them as Jenny was kind enough to purchase the sheet music so we could play it for them.

The Ceremony began with the Bach Air as Aunt Peggy, the Officiate, led the processional of Jason and his Groomsmen. We continued this same piece as the three mothers were seated.

For the entrance of the Bridesmaids and the ring bearer and flower girl, Jenny had chosen Marry Me by Train. Her entrance music was the Pachelbel Canon in D. After a very touching ceremony, the wedding party exited to Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours.

Many thanks to Stephanie for her help and congratulations to Jenny and Jason! We wish for you a lifetime of happiness!

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