New Year’s Eve 2013 brought the Seaside String Quartet to the Marco Beach Ocean Resort for the wedding of Kristen and Ryan. It was a warm sunny day on Marco Island so a perfect day for this couple from Ohio. We were honored to provide the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music. The ceremony was held in the garden pool area and the reception was on the terrace.
We met our fellow vendors when we arrived and knew it was going to be a very special evening with this great bunch of people: Steven and AnnMarie of iheART Films; Nanette and Karl from Luminaire Foto; Dr. Dan Lamey, Officiate and Courtney Shaw of Fabulously Chic Weddings and Dominick of Mobile Sound Entertainment. Corrin, coordinator at the resort was on hand also and she and her staff made sure everything looked gorgeous.
Kristen was very organized and obviously took great care in choosing the music. She chose all popular music for us to perform. We began prelude at 4:00 with I’m Yours, Try a Little Tenderness, It Had to Be You, One Fine Day, God Only Knows, All You Need is Love, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.
As Dr. Dan Lamey led Ryan and his Groomsmen out, we quickly switched to play There is Love ( The Wedding Song), which we continued for the seating of the Grandparents and 2 Mothers. The music chosen for the Junior Bridesmaids, Maid of Honor and 7 Bridesmaids was Sweetest Thing. Kristen chose Just Like Heaven for her entrance. Once the ceremony concluded , we played Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours for the exit of the wedding party. As the guests exited the area onto the elevators to move to the reception, we played At Last and My Best Friend.
For the cocktail hour, the music chosen was Rhiannon, With a Little Help from My Friends, Young at Heart, Blackbird, When a Man Loves a Woman, Stand By Me, Don’t Stop Beleivin’, Lucky, Carolina in My Mind, Motown Medley, Love and Marriage and concluded with her special request, You Make it Real.
Kristen’s mom was so gracious to come over and thank us for being there! She said she wished she could have been there as guest rather than Mother of the Bride so she could have enjoyed it even more. We were thrilled to hear she was so pleased!
For Kristen and Ryan, we would like to second the words of Dr. Dan Lamey. ” May you grow old together and have a blast doing it!”
What a wonderful way to finish the year 2013!