Yesterday afternoon, we had the privilege of providing music for our first ceremony in Punta Gorda. The wedding took place at Ponce de Leon Park, a 10 acre stretch of wetland, mangrove forests and sweeping beaches showcasing Charlotte harbor, and of course named for the famous Spanish explorer who discovered the area back in 1513.
Lisa and Jay requested a solo cellist to serenade their special day. The cello is one of my favorite solo instruments simply because of its rich tones and lower pitch register.
The songs chosen were very classy and included the traditional Wedding March by Mendelssohn, All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera, and even Bach Suite No. 1 in G Major. The Bach Suite is so beautiful and is very well known to many ears even if one doesn't recognize the title. Many TV commercials for high end jewelry and watches have featured the piece.
Contemporary songs were also present during the prelude music as guests arrived. They include A Thousand Years by Christina Perri and You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban.
Thanks again to our bride and groom for letting us share in their wedding day memories.
Why hello there! I'm Katy, the owner and curator of our professional musician collective in Southwest Florida. As a wife and mom to two adorable little girls, my days are filled with adventure and love. Subscribe to the newsletter below for past melodic weddings that are sure to inspire ideas for your own ceremony music.