8th Avenue South and Hilton Naples

I met Chandrea and AlRenzo in May of 2014 so their wedding was planned well in advance. Chandrea was one of the most organized bride’s I have ever worked with! The couple from Georgia chose 8th Avenue South in Naples for their ceremony with the reception at Hilton Naples. The Seaside String Quartet provided the wedding ceremony music and a string duo ( violin and viola) performed at the cocktail hour. Chandrea sent all her music choices far in advance and since she had special requests, it gave me plenty of time to arrange the music for our group. Sarah and Jenny of Lyfe of the Party did a beautiful job with the florals. It was great to see Rick and Patti from Reel Treasures Videos too. Dr. James Berger was the Officiant. Ashley from the Hilton always makes everything run so smoothly!

8th Ave South wedding

8th Ave South Wedding

The guests were transported by bus to the location from the Hilton and we began prelude music when they arrived just before 5pm.  The couple chose a nice mix of music for us: Marry Me by Train; A Thousand Years by Christina Perri; Just the Way You Are Amazing; Pachelbel’s Canon in D; Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis; Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John; I Say a Little Prayer by Burt Bacharach; It Had to be You by Frank Sinatra.

Dr . Berger led the way down the aisle as we played Angels by Robin Thicke. The Groom and Groomsmen took their place, the Mothers were seated and the 4 Bridesmaids made their entrance. Chandrea chose the music Ave Maria by Beyonce as her entrance music. What a look of absolute joy she had on her face! It gave me goosebumps watching her come down the aisle! For the Sand Ceremony, we played All of Me by John Legend and Marry You by Bruno Mars for the Recessional. The newlyweds were involved in pictures and the guests mingled for a bit before boarding the bus back to the Hilton as and we played Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison.

I am sorry I did not get a chance to congratulate the couple since I had to rush off the the Hilton for the Cocktail Hour.What a wonderful wedding for a wonderful couple!

8th Avenue South Wedding