Erin and Ben's SUPER FUN wedding at the #RialtoTheater in Tampa @rialtotampa #tampawedding
Erin and Ben are a fun couple so they wanted to make sure that their wedding was SUPER fun. They broke the traditional mold of weddings and made their wedding something no one would forget. I know I won’t! Erin and Ben had such a cool wedding. First of all, it took place at the COOLEST venue ever, the Rialto Theater. I’ve been dreaming of playing at this venue and Erin and Ben made my dream come true. I was definitely not disappointed! The theater is equally beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. Gorgeous blue doors welcome you into the open theater. The theater transports you in time. The white wash brick walls was the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony. I got lost in the beautiful tall ceilings that looked untouched for years. I don’t know much about the history of this beautiful building but I definitely appreciated being in it. Anyway, back to the wedding! When picking out the ceremony music it was clear that the “typical” wedding songs should be avoided. The bride and groom wanted something unique and memorable just like the wedding. The groom made his “grand entrance” to the theme from “Game of Thrones”! It was awesome and pretty badass. (Can I say that….? Oh well. Sorry Grandma!) The bridal party walked down the aisle to “A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay. One of my favorite parts of the wedding was the flower girl and ring bearer…. They were the cutest! Oh did I mention that they were not your typical flower girl and ring bearer, they were the grandparents! What a wonderful way to incorporate them into the ceremony. I LOVED this! The bride made her grand entrance to one of my favorite songs, “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”. This song has SUCH a beautiful and some what haunting melody line. It was absolutely perfect! The ceremony was sweet and the vows were cute and funny. I love when the couple has a great sense of humor. Oh my, how can I almost forget to mention how STUNNING Erin looked? She had the most beautiful smile on her face the entire ceremony and was giddy with happiness. Oh how I love witnessing these moments! The bride and groom made their exit to “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit. I love how the harp sounded when the room was silent… the acoustics in this place. I could just stay and play there all day. After the ceremony the guests were invited to cocktail hour in the art museum and the outside alley. So awesome. I wish I could’ve stayed all night! I had such a blast at this wedding! I wish Erin and Ben a lifetime of laughs and love. Thank you for having me be a part of your memorable day.
Shout out to a few of my favorite vendors... Alison from Confetti Events helped make the day flawless! Rad Red Creative was awesome as usual. Can't wait to see the video! My new friends with Bay Kings Band sounded amazing! I love live bands at weddings they help create such a fun atmosphere!
Kelli and Gary's Intimate Wedding Ceremony at Cross Creek Ranch in Dover @CCRWeddings #weddingceremonymusic
Kelli and Gary had a simple ceremony at the French Country Inn at Cross Creek Ranch. It was just the sweetest! I just love playing at this venue. It is so beautiful! The flowers are so fragrant and smell amazing. I was so excited when Kelli first contacted me for her wedding because not only would I be playing the ceremony but I would also be playing parts of their reception including the champagne toast, cake cutting, and their first dance. How exciting!?!? I don’t get to play first dances very often so it is an honor when I am asked to do so. While I was setting up the harp, I was able to witness the couple's’ “first look”. I will never forget Gary’s reaction. It was priceless. He was astonished by how beautiful Kelli looked (and she looked gorgeous!). He thought she looked “AMAZING” and she did! The couple included their adorable dog Abby. The ceremony was simple and sweet and highlighted their love for each other and God. They did a sand pouring ceremony which I really enjoy. I think it has such a great message behind it. The ceremony site was decorated with beautiful white flowers. It was pure and elegant just like the ceremony. After the ceremony was finished, I relocated my harp through the grass and mulch to the courtyard. Who needs to work out? LOL The court yard looked so beautiful and I enjoyed playing under the lights. The cake was simply gorgeous. My favorite part of the wedding… the first dance! I played “All of Me” and got to watch the couple dance right in front of me. It was magical, or at least I thought so. This was a memorable wedding for me, and not just because I locked my keys in the car. (Thankfully, they came to unlock my car within 25 minutes and not the hour they estimated!) I’m so honored to have been able to provide the soundtrack to Kelli and Gary’s wedding. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!
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