Dirielle and Wagner traveled all the way from New Hampshire to get married on the beach at the Marco Island Marriott Resort and Spa. Late August is a difficult time as we have to endure high humidity and daily rains. Unfortunately, this week we had a tropical wave that dumped huge amounts or rain and provided very little sunshine. But for this couple and their many guests, the skies cleared long enough for them to hold their celebration on the beach. It was a destination wedding with guests in contact on their phones with friends in Brazil!
The couple chose the Seaside Strings Flute and Violin Duo to provide the wedding ceremony music. We began prelude music at 6:15 pm for the 6:30pm ceremony. The ceremony was delayed more than thirty minutes so I was glad I brought extra music. Dirielle had requested all popular music and had left the choices up to me. We played songs such as At Last, Besame Mucho, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Somewhere in Time, Forest Gump Feather Theme and Over the Rainbow.
When all was ready, we began to play the Canon in D by Pachelbel for the Seating of the Mother of the Bride, the Entrance of the Pastor and the Groom, the Entrance of 5 Bridesmaids , 5 Groomsmen and the Ring Bearers and Flower Girls. Dirielle entered to the Bridal Chorus by Wagner. It was a very romantic ceremony even though I could not understand the words as Portuguese was spoken throughout. It was moving to see tears shining in both the Bride and Groom’s eyes. During the ceremony, we played The Prayer as the couple performed a ritual of washing each others’ feet. When they exchanged rings, Dirielle and Wagner kissed the ring of their partner. It was a lovely romantic gesture.
As the newly- married couple kissed, we played the Mendelssohn Wedding March followed by Le Rejouissance by Handel. We wish Dirielle and Wagner a long happy life together! Their wedding was certainly a memorable occasion!