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.
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
Groom/ 3 Men
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!