Susan and Neal chose the Sundial Beach Resort for their September wedding. I was very curious about the conditions on Sanibel Island due to the red tide we have been experiencing in southwest Florida this summer. Since I live in Naples, I had not been to Sanibel in several months. The couple chose the Seaside Strings Violin Duo so I was here with my colleague, Brandis, to play for the wedding ceremony of this couple from Pennsylvania.
It was a beautiful day! Very low chance of rain, just enough clouds to keep it from being oppressive and a wonderful breeze. No fishy smell, the water looked gorgeous and best of all- no bugs!
The beach wedding was set for 5:30 pm so we began prelude music at 5:00. Susan requested a mix of classical and pops music and allowed me to choose the playlist. Here are the selections: Rigaudon by Campra; All I Ask of You from Phantom; Vivace by Telemann; Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton; Allegro by Handel; A Thousand Years by Christina Perri; Allegro by Loeillet.
The Officiate, Groom, Best Man and Maid of Honor entered to Rondeau by Mouret. Susan chose the Bridal Chorus by Wagner as her entrance music.
Peggy Lewis of Florida Ceremonies wrote a special ceremony for the couple. Before the rings and the vows, we played a musical interlude: Flower Duet by Delibes.
With the words,” Let the Celebration begin!” we played Trumpet Tune for the Recessional music. As pictures were being taken, we also played, Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars and Le Rejouissance by Handel. We were honored to be a part of this special day! Congratulations and best wishes to Susan and Neal!
Since it was such a romantic setting, we also made of video of this song, Somewhere in Time. Hope you enjoy this excerpt!