The good weather in this third week of July continued and it was a lovely evening for Katie and Sean. The Seaside String Trio was at the La Playa Beach Resort to perform the the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour for this Colorado couple. The sky was a bit hazy which kept the sun from being so intense and there was a nice breeze which kept the bugs away.
This was a small wedding with about 12 guests . The ceremony and cocktail hour were held on the north beach which is a bit more private.The wedding began at 7 pm and we began prelude music 15 minutes prior. Gail Alvarado was the Officiate and we were joined by New Ground Photography and Botanicals on the Gulf to make this a special day for the couple.
As the family made their way onto the beach, we entertained them with It Had to Be You; What a Wonderful World; Wonderwall and At Last.
As Gail led the way onto the beach, we began to play “All I Want is You”. She was followed by the Seating of one Mother, the Groom, Best Man and the Maid of Honor. For Katie’s Entrance (with her young daughter), we played a special song for the couple, “Sugar” (by Maroon 5). This was a special request song that I arranged for our trio.
Gail began with the ceremony with a reading; the couple wrote their own vows, exchanged rings and presented a special necklace to Katie’s daughter. As they participated in the sand ceremony, we played A Thousand Years. The ceremony concluded with “Viva la Vida” after the newlywed’s kiss and pronouncement.
Pictures were being taken, guests were enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while we performed music chosen by the couple. On our playlist:
All of Me; Beautiful Day; Beyond the Sea; Bittersweet Symphony; Brighter Than Sunshine; Can’t Help Falling in Love; Come Fly With Me; Don’t Stop Believin’; Edelweiss; Fields of Gold; Firework; Fly Me to the Moon; Good Life; Hallelujah; How Deep is Your Love; If You Could Read My Mind; In My Life; The Way You Look Tonight.
It was a spectacular sunset! May you have many years of happiness together, Katie and Sean!