Monday, February 11, 2013

Byran and Carolina 02.09.13


Byran and Carolina are out-of-towners who set their sights on a southwest Florida wedding.  With that they reserved the Hilton Marco Island as their destination for their celebration.  Byran met Carolina over ten years ago while they both attended the University of Alabama.  From his words, when he met her he knew she was special - sometimes, one just knows.

We worked with the Hilton's event coordinator Asha, who was so pleasant to work with.  The wedding day featured perfect weather, sunny blue skies with a slight constant breeze from the east.  The ceremony was held on the wide, white sand beachfront of the Hilton Marco Island, as Byran's father officiated the wedding and shared some excellent words of advice.  Byran knows music quite well, and chose special songs to create a wonderful mood for the ceremony.  Their hand written vows were exchanged as a backdrop of slow, rolling waves gently collided into the shore.

After the ceremony, all their guests joined the new couple for a champagne toast out right on the beach.  As Byran and Carolina continued their photo shoot with talented photographer Rhoda Parcon, the guests went up to the Hilton's penthouse level, with the celebration being held eleven floors upstairs, outside on the balcony overlooking the water.

Carolina chose tiffany blue and white to decorate with, and we provided tiffany blue uplighting to add to the ambiance.  Further, she designed a monogram recognizing their day.  A Sound Choice Entertainment provided these extra lighting choices, and we heard comments throughout the evening just how much the lighting enhanced the already gorgeous space..

Carolina and Byran danced their way into the reception to Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie" as their guests lined up on each side with lit sparklers in the air - what a great beginning.  Their first dance followed as they shared John Legend's "So High."  After toasts and a blessing, guests enjoyed a multi-station buffet dinner as their guests enjoyed the sunset and the beautiful view of the southern end of Marco Island.

Guests had a good time dancing and singing to "Sweet Home Alabama" chanting "Roll Tide Roll" at the chorus (Byran played football for the Crimson Tide).  The rest of the evening the guests enjoyed grooving to great music.  We want to thank them for allowing us to be part of their special day.  Congratulations Carolina and Byran!

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