Spanish Tradition Enhances Wedding Ceremony at Botanical Gardens

Congratulations to Ines and Nick on their wedding last month at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens.  It was the second time in one weekend that we had the opportunity to be there and we were fortunate that the weather was beautiful both times.   Luella Hill, wedding coordinator from Luella Creations and Magnolia Flowers, designed a gorgeous floral display for the alter area.  Between Luella and venue coordinator Kelly Ann, the event ran smoothly.  The bridal party wore navy dresses and the classical music we played was everything from the traditional Vivaldi Spring to the lesser known Allegro Spiritoso by Senaille.  The couple chose to incorporate a Catholic wedding tradition popular Spain and Latin America.  Las Arras are thirteen gold coins that represent Jesus and the twelve apostles.  The coins are exchanged between the bride and groom to symbolize the groom’s promise to provide for his family, and the bride’s trust in his ability to do so.  Officiant, David Epstein spoke eloquently and personalized the ceremony for Ines and Nick.

Following the ceremony, we traveled to The Inn at St. John’s where we played for the cocktail hour.  We had a great deal of fun with the guests who made requests for music that kept the party hopping.  We played all contemporary pieces including Smooth, Stand by Me, Kashmir and more.  Following the cocktail hour, the guests enjoyed dinner in the Inn’s beautiful atrium with music provided by BAK Entertainment.    BAK was also the photographer for the wedding and by the looks of it did a fantastic job without being intrusive.  We wish Ines and Nick all the best as they begin their lives together.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Inn of St. Johns

Luella Creations

Magnolia Flowers

BAK Photography and Entertainment

Touchtone Video

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