Shell Seekers, Captiva Island

Future Groom, Brett, contacted me in June through the Gig Salad website to play for his wedding to be held on October 16th at a private home on Captiva Island. He and his fiancée, Ashleigh, lived in Texas so this was a destination wedding. Chef Kathy Peterson was the wedding planner and she was super to work with. Everything looked gorgeous! The sand sculpture with the couples’ names was my favorite part of the set up.

Tonya Malay was the photographer for the event and the couple also had iheART films video the event.

Captiva FL wedding

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Captiva FL weddingThe couple chose the Seaside Strings Violin and Viola Duo to provide the wedding ceremony music. As you can see in the pictures there were some dark clouds around but they kept it cooler and we never saw any rain.

The couple chose a mix of music for us to play.  Requests for prelude included the Forest Gump Feather Theme, The Legends of the Fall, Ludlow’s Theme; Schubert’s Ave Maria;  Marry Me by Train; Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel; The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. We filled in the remaining time with a few lively classical pieces.

When the signal was given, we began to play the Canon in D by Pachelbel for the Seating of the Grandparents and the Mothers.  During Bach’s, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, the Officiate, Groom, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Ring Bearer and Flower Girls made their way onto the beach. Ashleigh entered to the music, Can’t Help Falling in Love.

The Father of the Bride surprised the couple with a guitarist/vocalist named Jon who sang 2 songs during the ceremony. We ended the ceremony with the Auburn University Fight Song. As guests mingled just a bit and pictures were being taken, we finished with Signed Sealed and Delivered by Stevie Wonder.

Thank you so much to Brett and Ashleigh for having us a part of this special day! We wish you many years of happiness!

 

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