were planning a destination wedding at the historic Colony Hotel and Cabana Club in Delray Beach. Six months before the wedding, Erica and Will came to South Florida for a short visit, and I had the opportunity to meet with them, as well as Erica's mother, who lives in South Florida. It was nice to be able to connect in person and look at the venue together. Erica had requested a solo violin for the ceremony and the beginning of the cocktail hour. Since the ceremony would be on the beach, the couple had a few concerns about the weather and extraneous noise. They wondered if the sound of a solo violin would be able to carry. I reassured them that we've done beach ceremonies before with solo violin, and the sound was clear and carried well. Together, Erica and Will discussed the songs they liked, and I was able to get a better idea of what kind of music would create the right mood to tell their unique story.
On their special day, the weather was perfect - not a cloud in the sky, and no hint of rain. I loved this charming sign that greeted me as I walked from the Cabana Club toward the beach:
For the processional, the couple requested "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (Bach) for the mothers, "La Rejoissance" (Handel) for the bridal party, and "Trumpet Voluntary" (Clarke) for the bride. During the rose ceremony, Tarra played "The Rose" softly in the background. "Rondeau" (Mouret) was the couple's choice for their recessional, followed by "Hornpipe" from Water Music Suite as the bridal party exited.
Congratulations, Erica and Will! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your special day, and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!