The Naples Botanical Garden offers so many lovely areas to choose from to have your wedding ceremony. Betsy and Brent chose the Main Lawn which offered a beautiful water garden view. It still all looked very lush to me.Whatever damage Irma left behind was not too apparent. The Seaside String Quartet was here on this beautiful January evening to provide the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music. We had cool weather lately but the temperature was just perfect for this event. We were joined by these wedding professionals: Kathie and Jacqui of Side By Side Weddings; Barbara of Focus Floral; Karl from Luminaire Foto and Dr. Dan Lamey, Officiate.
We began prelude music at 5 pm for the 5:30 ceremony. Betsy requested classical music and left the selections up to me. I chose a mix of lively baroque and romantic selections. Betsy chose Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring for the Entrance of the Wedding Party; Pachelbel’s Canon in D for her Bridal Processional and I’m Yours by Jason Mraz for the Recessional.
After the ceremony, we moved to the covered patio outside Kapnick Hall. We played a mix of music for the cocktail hour. Betsy left the classical selections up to me and the couple chose their favorite popular songs from our list. Here was our playlist:
You Are the Best Thing Ray LaMontagne; Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Beach Boys; Liebesfreud, Kreisler; Let It Be, Beatles; Cake By the Ocean, DNCE; Corrente, Corelli; Wonderwall, Oasis; Don’t Stop Believin’, Journey; Danube Waves, Ivanovici; Happy, Pharrell Williams; Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Tchaikovsky; Married Life from “Up”; Mozart Quartet in C; and La Vie En Rose.
The reception hall looked gorgeous and Clint Wiley’s None Other Band provided the rest of the evening’s entertainment.
Congratulations to the newlyweds, Betsy and Brent!