Wedding season in SW Florida has begun! Amanda and Ryan from Texas tied the knot on Marco Island on October 9th. The Marco Beach Ocean Resort hosted the event and the Seaside String Trio was there to provide the wedding ceremony music. Dr. James Berger officiated the 5:30 ceremony on a beautiful fall evening in Florida.
Amanda chose all classical music for the ceremony. When we talked over the details prior to the date, she left the prelude music up to me, preferring it to be lively. So we played music we thought people would recognize and enjoy: Mouret, Rondeau; Handel, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Bach, Brandenburg Concerto #3; Haydn, Divertimento; a Mozart Trio and movements from Handel’s Water Music Suite.
The Processional started with the Seating of the Grandmother of the Bride and the Mother of the Bride. Next, the Parents of the Groom were seated. The music for this was Bach’s, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. The Wedding Party led by Rev. James Berger entered to the music, Canon in D by Pachelbel. There were 5 Groomsmen followed by the Groom and Best Man. Next to make their way onto the beach were the 5 Bridesmaids, the Maid of Honor, 2 Ring Bearers and three Flower Girls. Our Bride, Amanda, entered to the music Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke. Within the ceremony, the couple poured sand to symbolize the blending of their lives and we played the Handel Air from Water Music. The ceremony concluded, the couple was presented and we played All You Need is Love as the guests cheered the newlyweds. The guests made their way from the beach up to the terrace for the reception to the music Just the Way You Are Amazing by Bruno Mars.
Congratulations and best wishes always, Amanda and Ryan!