Ritz- Carlton Naples

The Ritz- Carlton Naples hosted the wedding of Claire and Peter on Sunday, October 25th. This was a destination wedding for the couple from England. What a gorgeous afternoon it was! The water was so calm and there was a wonderful breeze.

Ritz- Carlton beach wedding

The Seaside String Trio arrived at 4:15 to set up. The staff at the Resort were finishing up the ceremony site, making sure everything looked perfect. We especially appreciate they always have our chairs ready for us on a podium and today they provided an umbrella for us too!

We began prelude music at 4:45 when the guests began to be seated on the beach. Claire chose these songs for us: Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin; Best Day of My Life, American Authors; Yellow, Coldplay; Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler; Moon River, Mancini

Here was the music for the ceremony. Reverend Les Wicker Officiated.

             Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke:  Seating of Mothers

                                                                              Officiate

                                                                              Groom/ 3 Men

                                                                             5 Bridesmaids

             Bridal Chorus, Wagner: Entrance of the Bride

             Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis: Sand Ceremony

            Wedding March, Mendelssohn: Recessional

As guests moved to the reception, we played Handel’s Le Rejouissance as postlude music.

We moved into the beach house lower level for the cocktail reception. Claire chose  the following songs for us:

             Canon in D, Pachelbel

             Con te Partiro, Bocelli

            Crazy for You, Madonna

            Edelweiss from Sound of Music

            Firework, Katy Perry

            Over the Rainbow, trad version

            Someday My Prince Will Come, Disney

            Somewhere Out There, Ronstadt      

            This Guy’s in Love With You, Herb Alpert

            Under the Sea, Disney

            Volare, Dean Martin

            What a Wonderful World, Armstrong

            When I’m 64, Beatles

            Whole New World, Disney

            Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

            You Are So Beautiful, Joe Cocker

            Your Song, Elton John

            America, Neil Diamond

            Your Love is King, Sade 

The last two were new songs for us. We enjoy adding new music to our repertoire!

All our best to Claire and Peter!

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