It was our honor to provide the wedding ceremony and reception music for Alexia and Frank at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort! We are still feeling the heat since it is September but we did have a nice breeze and no rain to worry about. So it was a beautiful evening on Marco Island for a wedding! The Seaside String Trio was chosen to play for the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner. I am joined by colleagues Joan Stewart and Julie Cornwall. The ceremony and cocktail reception were held on the beach and the dinner was held on the terrace. Corrin and her staff at the resort had everything looking beautiful. The flower arrangements by the Marco Island Florists were full of fall colors. Reverend Russ Winn was on hand to officiate and we are grateful to him for taking this picture of us.
Alexia chose all popular music for us to play. On the playlist for the prelude was All I Ask of You, Have I Told You Lately, The Way You Look Tonight and Can’t Help Falling in Love. As Reverend Winn came walking down the boardwalk we quickly switched to the processional music, Bittersweet Symphony. As Alexia appeared with her father and grandfather, we played Marry Me by Train. After the exchange of vows and rings, the sand ceremony was performed. Our music for this was A Thousand Years ( one of my favorites). After Reverend Winn introduced the couple, we played Yellow as the wedding party walked back down the aisle. As the guests began to move to the reception area, we played Don’t Stop Believin’.
Alexia had given me her list of requests that included I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Just the Way You Are, Brown Eyed Girl, Margaritaville, Sweet Child O’ Mine, and Volare. Since she also requested Frank Sinatra songs ,I added a new one to our repertoire, For Once in My Life. I wanted to keep it upbeat for the cocktail hour so we also included Fly Me to the Moon, I’m Yours, Just the Way You Are Amazing, Moondance, Hey Soul Sister, Come Fly With Me, Better Together ,Cheek to Cheek and Lucky.
As the guests went down the beach to enjoy the sunset, we moved upstairs to the terrace to prepare for the dinner hour. For this segment, I decided to slow things down a bit and we played many more Frank Sinatra songs along with the remaining requested songs, My Heart Will Go On and Con te Partiro. We enjoyed playing the old standards and we finished our evening with That’s Amore.
We hope everyone enjoyed their stay on Marco Island! Congratulations and best wishes to Alexia and Frank!