Sunday, May 24, 2015

Chris & Sarah Friday 05.22.15

Chris & Sarah met each other a year and a half ago, and have been inseparable since.  Family means so much to the couple, and Friday signified the joining of two families, as forty guests gathered for the celebration.

Chris and Sarah planned the wedding from their home in Illinois, taking a few trips to visit with Sarah's parents in Naples.  They chose the Naples Bay Resort as their destination location, which is a beautiful spot on the water in downtown Naples.

We were so glad to see Lexi again - she is the fun, professional and energetic event coordinator at Naples Bay Resort.  She makes things so easy for everyone.

Chris and Sarah were married outside on the patio, which is on the water of Naples Bay.  Rain was threatening, as dark clouds began to surround the planned ceremony.  With a little luck, and likely some influence of loved ones who have passed on, the storms skirted the celebration, leaving us with only a few sparse raindrops.  The ceremony was beautiful, as Sarah and Chris exchanged their own written vows, as Sarah's brother Kevin performed as the officiate.

Cocktail hour was enjoyed outside on the patio overlooking the water, as guests enjoyed upbeat sounds from Michael Buble and other artists.

Dinner was served inside the dining room, which has recently been remodeled allowing a lot more usable space.  After their meal guests were happily up and out of their seats, dancing to a mix of music from all generations.  Chris and Sarah said they wanted a fun, dance party - and they told us they got exactly what they were hoping for.

Best wishes to Chris and Sarah - what a wonderful way to begin your lives together!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Joe and Joanna 05.02.15


What a very nice couple!  They found us through their Venue, Bellasera Hotel in Naples, Florida in December of last year.  They were referred to us by Liz Sanders.  Thanks Liz!

Joanna and Joe's Ceremony took place at the hotel courtyard.  Scott and I provided two lav microphones (one for the Officiate and one for Joe) as requested.  The Ceremony started at 4:30pm so we played some piano love songs about 15minutes early so their guests had some music for seating.  The Ceremony music Joe and Joanna chose was:  "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" IZ and "Is This Love" Bob Marley.

Following the Ceremony was the Cocktail Hour upstairs on the balcony where Naples DJ played some upbeat listening music.  It was a beautiful afternoon.

The Intro song was "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke and the First Dance Song was "Turn the Lights Down Low" by Colbie Caillet.  It was party from then on!  The final encore song Joanna and Joe chose was "Last Dance" by Donna Summer for all their guests to enjoy.