Our final wedding on this third weekend in October was for a couple who traveled from Washington State to get married in Southwest Florida. Arrangements were made through Wedding Planner, Stacy Gerhart of Isabella’s Island Style Weddings. Loved the colors at this wedding and all the special details!
Bride, Kathy chose the Seaside Strings Violin and Cello Duo to provide music for her ceremony and reception. Christina Bowman of Beautiful Florida Weddings was the Officiant.
We arrived at 2:30 and got to park our cars at the ceremony site. Guests were to arrive at 3pm by the tram. We began to play at 3:00 when a few guests arrived. Even though most of them were delayed and arrived around 3:20, the ceremony began close to the scheduled time of 3:30. We played a mix of pops and classical . Here was our playlist for the prelude: Mouret, Rondeau; Arioso by Bach; Marry Me, Train; Canon in D, Pachelbel; Free, Zac Brown; Faithfully, Journey; Movements from Handel Water Music Suite.
For the ceremony: The Prayer: Entrance of the Officiate; Seating of 2 Mothers; Groom; Best Man & Maid of Honor; 2 Ring Bearers together; Bridesmaid; Flower Girl
Bridal Chorus, Wagner: Entrance of the Bride
Air, Handel: Sand Ceremony
Wedding March, Mendelssohn: Recessional
Postlude: Just the Way You Are Amazing, Bruno Mars
It was mostly a cloudy day but when the ceremony began, the sun began to shine. A good omen!
We moved to the gazebo for the cocktail reception. Kathy chose a lot of fun songs for us, including a couple new ones.
Beautiful Day, U2
Because You Love Me, Celine Dion
All I Ask of You from Phantom
All of Me, John Legend
At Last, Etta James
A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Best Day of My Life, American Authors
Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
Don’t Stop Beleivin’, Journey
Firework, Katy Perry
Fly Me to the Moon, Sinatra
I Finally Found Someone, Adams & Streisand
Open Arms, Journey
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
We didn’t get to play all that were on her list, but I always have clients choose more music than we may need. We concluded at 5:15. Guests were due to take the tram and bus to the country club for dinner.
We hope everyone had a wonderful time in Florida and we wish all the best to the newlyweds, Kathy and Rich!