Marco Beach Ocean Resort

Jennifer and Ted planned their destination wedding from Michigan. They chose the Marco Beach Ocean Resort as their venue and the Seaside Strings Violin and Cello Duo to provide the music for their wedding ceremony and cocktail reception.  The entire event was held on the beach. The Groom’s Uncle served as Officiate for the ceremony which began at 6:30 pm. Kevin from Botanicals on the Gulf did a beautiful job on the wedding site.  It was a pleasure to also work with DJ Gil Blake and Johnson Photography and Galina, coordinator at the resort. The weather was perfect and the couple chose great music for us to play.

Prelude music: All of Me, John Legend; Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis; Ho Hey, Lumineers; Marry You, Bruno Mars; Only You Can Love Me This Way, Keith Urban; Who Are You When I’m Not Looking, Blake Shelton; Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

CEREMONY MUSIC:

Moon RiverSeating of Groom’s Parents & Entrance of Groom

 Forest Gump Feather Theme: Seating of Mother of the Bride

 Marry Me, Train: Officiate; Maid of Honor / Best Man

 A Thousand Years, Christina Perri: Entrance of the Bride with her Father

 All You Need is Love, Beatles: Recessional

RECEPTION: All My Lovin’, Beatles; At Last, Etta James; Best of My Love, Eagles; Beyond the Sea, Bobby Darin; Come Fly With Me, Sinatra; Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey; Everybody Loves Somebody, Dean Martin; For Once in My Life, Sinatra; Here Comes the Sun, Beatles; Into the Mystic, Van Morrison; It Had to Be You, Sinatra; Making Memories of Us, Keith Urban; Just the Way You Are Amazing, Bruno Mars; Kiss the Girl, Disney;  Stand By Me, Ben E King; Strangers in the Night, Dean Martin; Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Beach Boys; What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

We appreciated the warm response we received! Congratulations and best wishes to Jen and Ted!

Talis Park Golf Club

We performed at Talis Park Golf Club for the very first time and were just awed by the surroundings!  It is really a gorgeous venue that we hope to return to again and again.

This view is of the Golf Club is after you cross over the bridge. The grass looks like carpet.

Talis Park Golf Club

The ceremony took place in the courtyard. It had great acoustics!

Talis Park courtyard

Then through two sets of double doors is another courtyard where the cocktail reception was held. Very elegant!

Talis Park cocktail reception

On this night in mid- November, the Seaside String Trio was here to provide ceremony and cocktail music for the wedding celebration of Stephanie and Matthew.  The ceremony was set for 4 pm and was Officiated by Steve Hayes of First Baptist Church in Naples.

The couple chose all popular music for us to play. On our prelude playlist was Crazy Love, At Last, How Sweet It Is, All of Me, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Brown Eyed Girl, Make You Feel My Love and Rather Be, Better Together and Man in the Mirror.

After getting the signal all were ready, we played Wonderful Tonight for the Seating of the Family, the Entrance of the Officiate/ Groom/ 7 Bridesmaids and Groomsmen/ 3 Flower Girls and Boy with Sign. Stephanie entered to the music The Prayer. At the presentation of the newlyweds, we played This Will Be An Everlasting Love as the Recessional.

We quickly moved to the cocktail reception area. Songs performed were Cielito Lindo, Drops of Jupiter, Cheerleader, Don’t Stop Beleivin’, Everything, Firework, Hey Soul Sister, I’m Yours, Love Story, Mine, and Shake it Off.

Best wishes to Stephanie and Matthew! It was a pleasure to work with you!

Sundial Resort, Sanibel Island

With Hurricane Mathew moving well north, we had beautiful weather on this second Saturday of October for the wedding of Bethany and Phillip. This couple from the Chicago area chose the Sundial Resort on Sanibel Island as their venue and chose the Seaside Strings Trio to perform live music for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  The ceremony began on the beach at 6 pm and was Officiated by the Grandfather of the Bride.

Sundial Resort beach wedding

We played classical favorites for the prelude. During this, the Grandmother and Mothers took their seats and the Officiate, Groom and Groomsmen made their way onto the beach. With a signal from Tiffany, coordinator at the Resort, we began to play Belle Notte as the 4 Bridesmaids made their entrance. Once they were in place, we changed to When You Wish Upon a Star for the entrance of the bride’s two daughters. Bethany chose the Canon in D by Pachelbel as her processional music.  After the newlyweds were presented as husband and wife , we played That’s Amore as they made their exit.

We moved from the Sanibel Beach to Turtle Beach on the resort’s property for the cocktail hour. The couple chose all popular music for the reception. On their playlist was Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra; Your Song, Elton John; Here Comes the Sun, Beatles; New York, NY, Frank Sinatra; Fly Me to the Moon, Sinatra; Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Dean Martin; Annie’s Song, John Denver; Feel Like Making Love, Bad Company; Feels Like Today and Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flats and Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet. We still had a couple more to play but the noseums had driven everyone inside!

Wedding at a Private Residence in Naples

We played for an absolutely gorgeous wedding on this last Saturday in November. Jessica and Kyle chose to get married at a private residence in Naples, FL in the  Aqualane Shores area. The home was right on Naples Bay and it was just a perfect weather day!

The couple chose the Seaside String Trio to provide music for their wedding ceremony and the cocktail reception. The ceremony was held at the front of the house.

Naples WeddingWe worked with these fabulous vendors: Paige of No Worries Weddings; Reverend Russ Winn, Officiant; Tiffany and Cody of Hunter Ryan Photography; Kevin of Botanicals on the Gulf, florist; Tastebuds Custom Catering and Niche Event Rentals.

Loved all the special touches…

Naples Wedding

Naples wedding

 

Naples Wedding

We arrived at the house at 2:30, ready to begin prelude music at 3pm when guests were scheduled to arrive by the NT & T shuttle. Jessica and Kyle chose all popular songs for us to entertain their guests. On the playlist was the Forest Gump Feather Theme; I’m Yours by Jason Mraz; Dream by Priscilla Ahn; Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis; Edelweiss from Sound of Music; Just a Kiss Goodnight by Lady Antebellum; Make You Feel My Love by Adele and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.

The ceremony began with the Entrance of the Officiate and the Seating of the Grandparents. As they took their places, we played Air from Handel’s Water Music Suite. The Mothers entered to the music Rondeau by Mouret.  The Groom, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids and Flower Girls entered to Bach’s, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. Our Bride chose Pachelbel’s Canon in D for her Entrance. The ceremony concluded with Handel’s Hornpipe as the Recessional and we also played Vivaldi’s Spring and Handel’s Le Rejouissance as the guests made their way to the back of the house for the cocktail reception.

Naples WeddingAfter making the move ourselves, we continued to play the couple’s requests: All You Need is Love, Beatles; Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Dean Martin; Best Day of My Life, American Authors; Better Together, Jack Johnson; Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve; Bubbly, Colbie Caillatt; Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra; Happy, Pharrell Williams; Everything, Michael Buble; Here Comes the Sun, Beatles; How Sweet It Is, James Taylor; I’m Gonna Be, The Proclaimers; Island in the Sun, Weezer; I Want You To Want Me, Cheap Trick; Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid; Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat; Love Story, Taylor Swift; My Girl, The Temptations; Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder; Sittin’ On the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding; and Someone Like You by Adele. They chose a lot of our favorites and we could tell the crowd enjoyed them too so we really had a lot of fun playing for everyone!

The guests left by shuttle to go the the Naples Bay Resort for the dinner reception. The wedding party left by boat! I wish I had gotten a picture of that!

Ritz- Carlton Naples

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.

Ritz- Carlton beach wedding

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

                                                                              Officiate

                                                                              Groom/ 3 Men

                                                                             5 Bridesmaids

             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!

Marco Beach Ocean Resort

It was another destination wedding for us on October 17th at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. Our couple from Michigan, Leah and Robert, chose the Seaside String Trio to provide the wedding ceremony music and cocktail reception music. They had so many unique details.

Marco beach weddingMarco beach wedding

 

Marco beach wedding

We were joined by Karl and Nanette of Luminaire Foto; Steven of iheArt Films;  Kevin of Botanicals on the Gulf, Dominick of  Mobile Sound Entertainment and Galina, coordinator at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort.

We began prelude music on the beach at 5:00 pm for the 5:30 ceremony. We had just lovely weather! The couple chose all pops music for us to play. The selections were Over the Rainbow; Better Together by Jack Johnson; For Once in My Life by Frank Sinatra; You & Me, Dave Mathews; Everything by Michael Buble; Sway by Dean Martin; At Last by Etta James and Marry You by Bruno Mars.

Marco beach wedding

The Processional began with the Seating of the Grandparents and the 2 Mothers. The music for this was Your Song by Elton John.  Next came the Officiate ( Brother of the Bride), the Groom and 5 Bridesmaids escorted by the Groomsmen. Their music was Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra. Leah made her entrance to the music Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis. During the ceremony, both fathers gave a short speech and the couple spoke their own vows. As the ceremony concluded and the couple was introduced to the guests, we played Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars for the Recessional.

cocktail reception at Marco Beach Ocean Resort

The cocktail hour was held on the terrace. The selections chosen by the couple were My Girl by The Temptations; All of Me by John Legend; A Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay; Best is Yet to Come, Frank Sinatra; Brighter Than Sunshine, Aqualung; Brown Eyed Girl, Van Morrison; Happy, Pharrell Williams; Love Story, Taylor Swift; Lucky, Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat; Make You Feel My Love, Adele; When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge; Whole New World from Aladdin and Just a Kiss Goodnight by Lady Antebellum.

Marco Beach Ocean Resort wedding

Congratulations to Leah and Robert!  Best wishes as you start your married life!

Luminaire Foto

Luminaire Foto

 

 

 

 

 

Sanibel Moorings

We had a super time playing for the wedding of Naomi and Bob. This was a destination wedding for an older couple who had been together over 20 years and were finally getting married. It was a small intimate wedding (about 25 guests) held at Sanibel Moorings on Sanibel Island. Naomi chose the Seaside Strings Quartet to provide the ceremony and cocktail reception music. Kari was our venue contact and also served as Officiant. The ceremony was set for 5pm.

Sanibel Moorings wedding

Sanibel Moorings quartet

When Naomi first contacted me , she told me she was a big fan of 70’s classic rock and he was a light rock/disco kind of guy. But, they were both big fans of Broadway music. She joked that she has seen the show Mamma Mia 15 times!  Our repertoire list was able to please them both! They picked great selections for us and we had so much fun playing them. It turned out we didn’t have time to play everything on their list, unfortunately. We certainly appreciated the warm response we received from everyone. Naomi told me afterwards they were all singing the words!

Here was the prelude playlist: Medley from South Pacific; Medley from My Fair Lady; Don’t Cry For Me Argentina; Till There Was You; Money, Money; Tonight, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Over the Rainbow.

Naomi walked out to I Dreamed a Dream. The ceremony concluded with I Do I Do, I Do, I Do

For cocktail reception: Bohemian Rhapsody, All of Me (John Legend); Moondance; Colour My World; God Only Knows; Stairway to Heaven; At Last; Classical Gas; Gabriel’s Oboe; Hey Jude; Smooth; Hallelujah; Somebody to Love; Whiter Shade of Pale; You’re the First, the Last, My Everything; When a Man Loves a Woman.

It was such a lovely day for them. What a wonderful venue too! Congratulations Naomi and Bob!