Our weather in Naples, FL in November is usually ideal and it certainly was this Saturday evening for the wedding celebration of Jessica and David. The Seaside String Trio was chosen to perform the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music held at this gorgeous venue, The Club at Mediterra.
We began prelude music at 4 pm and the ceremony was scheduled for 4:30. Music that was requested included Finale from Handel Water Music, O mio babbino caro by Puccini, Con te Partiro and Panis Angelicus. The ceremony was slightly delayed and we filled in with additional baroque and romantic selections. Here was the program for the ceremony:
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach: Seating of Parents of Groom; Seating of Mother of the Bride
Canon in D, Pachelbel: Entrance of Officiate/ Groom; Entrance of 5 Bridesmaids/ 5 Groomsmen; Entrance of 2 Flower Girls ( together)
Air, Bach: Entrance of the Bride
Ave Maria, Schubert: music within the ceremony for “moment of remembrance”
Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke: Recessional
Le Rejouissance, Handel: Postlude
After the ceremony we moved under the porte-cochere for the cocktail reception. Since the ceremony ran long, cocktail hour was shortened so we did not get to pay all the selections that were requested. Pops music was on the playlist and here are the selections we performed: Ain’t That a Kick in the Head; All You Need is Love; At Last, The Best is Yet to Come, California Dreamin’, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Come Fly With Me, Fly Me to the Moon, Everybody Loves Somebody, It Had to Be You, Volare and What a Wonderful World.
As guests went inside for the dinner, many commented how much they enjoyed our music which always makes us feel grateful and appreciated!
Best wishes to Jessica and David! Thank you for having Seaside Strings a part of this special day!