Last week, I got called early in the week to play violin solo for a vow renewal on Friday. The couple gave me freedom to choose the music, preferring mostly classical. Sandy and the staff at the Edgewater Beach Hotel did a tremendous job. It was a very intimate event and the weather was just perfect for a dinner on the beach. I really enjoyed performing for the 6 people for two hours, they were so kind. I feel fortunate to have gotten this last minute booking.
There were so many details to love about Caity and Nick’s wedding. It was held at the Edison- Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers and the weather was perfect. The Mysore Fig is such a landmark here and the couple chose to have their ceremony and reception on the grounds surrounding it. The Seaside String Quartet was there to perform the music for the wedding ceremony on this Saturday afternoon in March. Tourists visiting the estate were all taking pictures too because everything looked so lovely!
Dr. Dan Lamey Officiated the ceremony and Cori Cramsey was the coordinator at the venue. Caity looked gorgeous in her lace gown!
Here was our playlist:
PRELUDE: At Last, Etta James; A Dream is A Wish, Disney; All You Need is Love, Beatles; I’ll Stand By You, The Pretenders; Love Me Tender, Elvis; Kiss the Girl, Disney; Your Song, Elton John; When I’m 64, Beatles; This Year’s Love, David Gray; Wanted, Hunter Hayes
CEREMONY: Air, Handel: Seating of 2 Grandmothers
Seating of Groom’s Parents
Seating of Mother of the Bride
Butterfly Waltz, Brian Cain:
Entrance of Officiate & Groom
6 Bridesmaids/ 6 Groomsmen
Ring Bearer & 2 Flower Girls
Canon in D, Pachelbel: Entrance of the Bride
Wedding March, Mendelssohn: Recessional
Postlude: Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison
Here is an excerpt of Butterfly Waltz recorded prior to the wedding;
Thank you Caity and Nick for having us be a part your wedding celebration! Congratulations and best wishes!
I have had several requests to hear Bridal Chorus played by violin solo.
This picture does not do this wedding site justice. The wisteria was in full bloom, a beautiful pale purple, and petals were strewn all over the grass. It looked gorgeous and I have to compliment our Bride Lauren for choosing this spot at this exact time of year! The Seaside String Trio provided the wedding ceremony music for Lauren and Nick’s wedding held in the Caribbean Garden at the Naples Botanical Garden. The weather was beautiful too. It was windy but we were in a protected area so we did not have any problems.
I loved all the music the couple chose too! For prelude we played I See the Light from Tangled; Until the Last Moment by Yanni; What a Wonderful World; Viva la Vida; The Prayer; Beauty and the Beast; All I Want is You; Con te Partiro.
Amanda with Venuelux was the coordinator helping us on this first Saturday in March. When she and her assistant had everyone lined up, we began to play Love is a Many Splendored Thing for the Seating of the Family. This included Grandparents, Parents of the Groom and Mother of the Bride For the Entrance of the Wedding Party, the music was The End of August by Yanni. The Groom entered followed by the Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Junior Bridesmaid, 2 Ring Bearers and 2 Flower Girls. Lauren entered, escorted by her father, to the music Come What May from Moulin Rouge. Lauren and I had worked out the timing for this and I think it worked perfectly. The couple performed a wine ceremony during the ceremony and we played Wonderful Tonight as they mixed the red and white wine and then each drank the rose wine, signifying their love. The Officiate, Jason, brother-in-law of the Bride, presented the newlyweds and the Wedding Party exited to Marry You by Bruno Mars.
It was such a memorable evening! Congratulations and best wishes to Lauren and Nick!
We had such fun being a part of Natalie and James’ wedding celebration! They decided on a beach themed wedding and I enjoyed working with them to find the perfect music. The couple chose the Seaside Strings Quartet to provide the wedding ceremony music. We were surrounded by awesome vendors: No Worries Weddings, Eric Tharp All Request Entertainment( DJ), Darren Miles Photography and the staff at the Naples Bay Resort. Family friends , Barb and Ken, Officiated.
I met with the couple last October and we came up with a great playlist from our repertoire. For prelude we performed: All You Need is Love, Beach Boys Medley, Girl from Ipanema, Happy Together, In My Life, California Girls, Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Kokomo and Margaritaville. We had some Bob Marley on the list too but unfortunately did not get to it. With a signal from Paige of No Worries Weddings, we played ‘Here Comes the Sun’ for the Seating of the Groom’s Parents and the Entrance of the Wedding Party. Natalie made her Bridal Entrance with her Parents to the song’ God Only Knows’. Within the ceremony, the cousin of the groom, Johnathon, sang I’m Yours as we accompanied him. Wouldn’t It Be Nice was the Recessional.
We are so glad the threatening clouds did not bring rain. It was a lovely ceremony with the couple speaking their own vows. I enjoyed hearing the story of their meeting. With their strong love binding them, they will have a long happy life together. Congratulations Natalie and James!
It was such a gorgeous day on this Saturday in February for the wedding of Liz and Blair. Such a peaceful scene here on the beach at Lover’s Key State Park. We were blessed with abundant sunshine, low humidity, a nice breeze and the gentle sound of the surf. The couple chose the Seaside Strings Violin and Cello Duo to provide their ceremony music.
It was a small wedding planned by Stacey Gerhart of Isabella’s Island Style Weddings and Events. It can be an intimate spot since weddings are usually after hours and any remaining beach-goers are few. It is easy to park and hop on the tram to get to the beach.We arrived at 4:15 to begin music at 4:45. The wedding was scheduled for 5;15. The beautiful flowers were by Signature Florals, Emma Burdis was the photographer and Dr. Jim Berger was the Officiant.
Liz mentioned a love of Andrea Bocelli music and we mixed in quite a few with her other favorites. On the prelude playlist were these selections: The Prayer; Con te Partiro; Besame Mucho; Nessun Dorma; Ave Maria; At Last; Air by Bach; I Say a Little Prayer, and Panis Angelicus.
We began the ceremony with the Theme from Forest Gump. Reverend Berger walked out with the Groom and 3 children. Our Bride Liz chose Over the Rainbow for her entrance music. As the seagulls gathered seemingly to watch the proceedings, Reverend Berger introduced the newly married couple and we played Signed, Sealed, Delivered as the Recessional. For Postlude, we played Stuck on You, Here and Now and La Vie En Rose.
We appreciated all the compliments we received and are so glad the guests enjoyed our music. We enjoyed being here! Thank you and congratulations to Liz and Blair!
This song is for Katie