Many out-of-state couples dream of tying the knot on the beach, surrounded by the fragrant breezes from the ocean and the majestic backdrop. And a sunrise ceremony, symbolizing the beginning of a new life together, has so many possibilities.
Coordinated by Mary Beth and the amazing staff at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort, this sunrise ceremony was a picture of simple elegance.
When the bride and groom and I first began corresponding, they were exploring the possibility of having a violin/keyboard duo. However, the bride was concerned that a keyboard, with the amp and other equipment, might be inconvenient to carry onto the sand and may not create the right atmosphere for her ceremony. A solo violin, she felt, would would carry a beautiful melody but lack the harmony provided by another instrument.
After considering their needs, I recommended a violin/cello duo. The cello would add to the elegance of the ceremony, as well as provide the rich harmonic texture for the violin melody.
When the bride made this special request, she sent me a fantastic Youtube video of "Happy Together" played on the cello:
The ceremony began promptly at 8:30 AM, with the groom walking both sets of parents down the aisle to their seats. When Mary Beth gave the cue, the musicians began the first notes of "Canon in D." All eyes were upon the radiant bride as she walked down the aisle and joined her groom at the altar.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and heartwarming. As the lovely couple spoke their vows to each other, I felt lucky to be in the presence of a deep and enduring love. Amid the cheering of their guests, the officiant pronounced the couple husband and wife and the duo began the upbeat "Happy Together".
It was such a pleasure to be a part of their special day, and we wish them a lifetime of love, happiness, and prosperity.