It was a Saturday night in mid November and we were back at theLa Playa Resort in Naples FL for another perfect evening for our couple Libby and Kurt. This destination wedding for the couple from Missouri was on the north beach and the Seaside String Trio provided the wedding ceremony music and cocktail reception music. Kehrin Hassan of JetSetWed had created a little oasis on the beach. Full of fun furniture and lighting, it was a very beautiful and creative set up. I am sorry my pictures do not do it justice. Signature Florals provided the flowers, Angela Winn was the Officiant and Audrey Snow was the photographer. We were there partnering with the Brett Foreman Band who would play for the dinner and reception to follow.
Libby and Kurt chose classical music for the ceremony and pops music for the cocktail hour, which was also held on the beach. Selections for prelude included Bach Invention in F, Delibes Flower Duet, Schubert Ave Maria, Minuet by Gluck and Movements from the Handel Water Music Suite. When I saw Angela Winn, the Officiant, make her way over the little bridge onto the beach, we switched to the Bach Air, the music chosen for the Seating of the Grandparents and the Mothers , The Entrance of the Groom and his Groomsmen, 2 Bridesmaids and 2 Ring Bearers. The Rondeau by Mouret announced the Entrance of the Bride, Libby. No music was needed during the ceremony and as the newly married couple led the wedding party back down the aisle we played Trumpet Tune by Purcell. As a postlude while the guests began to move from their seats, we played Vivaldi’s Spring.
I could tell from their choices for the cocktail hour music that Libby and Kurt loved the old standards. On our playlist were: As Time Goes By, Bewitched, Beyond the Sea, But Not For Me, Come Fly With Me, Dream a Little Dream, Fly Me to the Moon, Georgia on My Mind, In My Life, I’ve Got a Crush on You, Make You Feel My Love, Man in the Mirror, Moon River, Someone Like You, Someone to Watch Over Me, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, and the Very Thought of You. As we finished the last song and were packing up, the parents of the bride and the mother of the groom came over to us. They told us how much they enjoyed our music, how much our music added to the event and how many guests had already told them it was the best wedding they had ever been to! This really was wonderful to hear!
Later I got this super note from Kehrin, ” I just wanted to say thank you for being so easy to work with and always being on time and happy to be there. It’s the little things that mean a lot”. I can’t thank her enough for her kindness and thoughtfulness.
Thank you to my colleagues Susan and Diane- I love working with you!