Naples Botanical Garden

We are in the heart of summer and rain everyday is a fact of life here in southwest Florida. We have had some days this week where the rain has come through early and the evenings have been beautiful.  When I arrived on this Saturday after the 4th of July holiday at the Naples Botanical Gardens it was not raining. But, it was on the way. As we waited in the office area, we watched the radar on our phones show the storms moving north.  So, with just a slight delay, plans for the Wedding of Laura and Daniel could go on as scheduled. The couple from Michigan chose the Asian Garden as their venue where both we and the guests would be under cover. I am here with my colleagues Susan Sikuta on violin and Diane Coffman on cello who along with me on viola make up the Seaside String Trio.

Classical music was the request and we began to play the prelude music thirty minutes prior to the ceremony start. Reverend Russ Winn , who we have worked with many times, was the Officiate.  It was great to see Rick and Patti from Reel Treasures Productions handling the photography and videography.

When we got the signal, we began to play the Pachelbel Canon for the Entrance of the Men, Seating of the Mothers and the Entrance of the Maid of Honor. Laura chose the Clarke Trumpet Voluntary for her Entrance. Handel Air was performed during the sand ceremony and the Mendelssohn Wedding March was performed as the wedding party exited.

As the guests moved throughout the garden for pictures, we continued to perform light classical music. The overcast skies certainly did not dampen the festive mood and we are glad rain did not spoil the day. Congratulations to the newly married couple!

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2 responses to “Naples Botanical Garden

  1. Hi Vivian,

    Thank you so much for this nice write up. You’re wise to watch your weather radar as it could be raining across the street but not at the Garden! I’m learning about Naples’ microclimates from some super smart people here. Classical music in the Asian Garden sounds sublime.

    Nicolette Beard
    Communications Mgr
    Naples Botanical Garden

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