We got to play at a new venue this Saturday of Easter weekend, Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club located in Naples, FL. The Seaside Strings Trio provided the wedding ceremony music for Samantha and Justin, a local couple. Samantha was so organized. She had booked us last August and by September she had already sent me her music requests. I had her choose a few more songs just in case and she never had to make any changes.
We began to play prelude music 15 minutes before the ceremony began. As the guests came from the clubhouse to the gazebo area, we played Marry You, Marry Me, Can You Feel the Love Tonight and Don’t Stop Beleivin’. No delays today and Kaitlyn, the venue coordinator, had everyone lined up ready to go at 5 pm. We began to play Fur Elise by Beethoven for the Seating of the Grandparents and the Mothers. For the Entrance of the Wedding Party, we played Just the Way You Are Amazing. Once the 2 ring bearers had taken their place, we played the Pachelbel Canon in D for the Entrance of the Bride. She made a lovely entrance down the staircase from the clubhouse and was met by her dad at the bottom. The short ceremony was performed ( from memory) by the Bride’s Brother, Stefan. Samantha and Justin enjoy bicycle riding together and a bicycle built for 2 was decorated in the gazebo. I hope you can see it in the picture.
Loud cheers welcomed the newlyweds and we played the traditional Wedding March for the Recessional. Most people headed inside but a few people stayed outside to mingle and enjoy the weather. Then the wedding party returned for pictures so we entertained them all with I’m Yours, Viva la Vida, I’ll Be, Bubbly, Come Away With Me, and Hey Jude. To complete the hour, we then added Better Together and Kiss the Girl. We got such a super response from everybody! Many thanks to Samantha and Justin for having us. We wish you all the best!