Amy and Sammy from Michigan chose the Marco Beach Ocean Resort as the venue for their May wedding. But, instead of choosing the beach , they chose to have their destination wedding ceremony in the valet courtyard. It turned out to be so lovely. Corrin and her staff transformed the area into an elegant romantic setting. It was a beautiful evening.
I took a peak inside the restaurant too and the flowers and drapery continued up the banister to the ballroom. Arrangements of roses were everywhere on the tables. It was amazing! I found out later the flowers were done by a florist in the Chicago area, Bellaserio Florist and were chosen because they had done the flowers for the weddings of Amy’s sisters.
Amy and Sammy chose the string trio to provide their ceremony music and spent a lot of time researching music, sending me links to YouTube videos. I was able to accommodate most of their requests and they were extremely understanding about the songs we could not do. I try to explain to my clients that I must have the sheet music in order to arrange it for our groups. I usually also tell them that it will sound different from what they hear on those videos. They helped us add some great new songs to our repertoire list!
They chose all pops songs. For the prelude, their choices were Paradise, How Sweet It Is, Secrets, Viva la Vida, If I Ain’t Got You, Summer Wind, Stand By Me, The Way You Look Tonight and Into the Mystic. The songs that we did not play due to the timing, we did play afterwards while pictures were being taken. Everyone was so quiet as they were being seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin. It was like playing a concert!
The music for the Ceremony was Can’t Help Falling in Love for the Seating of the Mothers, Marry You for the Entrance of the Wedding Party, Marry Me for the Entrance of the Bride, Just the Way You Are Amazing for the Recessional and Make You Feel My Love as the postlude. Reverend Thomas McCulley of New Life Community Church Officiated.
We really enjoyed performing the music they chose and it was a pleasure to meet them! We hope everyone enjoyed their time here in Florida! All the very best to Amy and Sammy!