The rainy season once again attempting ruin a perfectly planned outdoor wedding. Meredith and Ken were to be married roof top at the Pelican Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. Rain, however, had other plans for their special day. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with heavy rain and winds clearing marking the way for an indoor wedding. To our surprise, we were asked to set up in a tent located outside towards the back of the hotel. As we finished setting up heavy winds blew down our front board along with breaking numerous vases and destroying decorations. The staff at the Pelican Beach Resort making the final decision that the wedding ceremony and reception would be moved inside to the hotel lobby.
The ceremony setting was not what the Meredith had envisioned but turned into a beautiful scene. The ceremony was finally ready to begin as instrumental music began playing throughout the lobby. Ken, the groom, was the first to walk down the aisle followed by Meredith, who was escorted by both of her parents. As bride walked down the aisle her and parents preceded under a beautiful chuppa made of tulle and bamboo. In traditional Jewish weddings the chuppa represents the new home that the couple will create together. Once both the bride and groom reached the alter, Rabbi Kaplan performed the ceremony beautifully. As the ceremony came to an end, the couple made their way back up the aisle and guests made their way to a cocktail hour prior to the reception.
Groom’s Entrance: “Marry Me” – Instrumental version
Brides Entrance: “By Your Side” – Instrumental version
Recessional: “Marry Me” by Train – Acoustic version
Cocktail Hour Music: Variety of instrumental tracks (no vocals)
The reception began without the typical introductions of the newly weds and bridal party. Ken and Meredith were the first in the reception room and greeted guests as the entered and took their seats. Once guests were seated the couple took the dance floor for their first dance as “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts played. Dinner immediately followed the first dance. Music selections during dinner including a variety of slow songs such as selections by Sade and “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele. The party began as guests finished their meals and MB Entertainment began to rock out the room! Big hits throughout the night including “Moves Like Jagger”, selections from Bruno Mars, and Black Eyed Peas.
This wonderful evening could not have been made possible without the help of Chaz and the Pelican Beach Resort Staff. Another thank you to Mike from MB Entertainment for making this event memorable jamming out to major hits all night! All the best to the new couple! May the hours of rain bring year and years of happiness to you!
Wedding professionals at the event:
Venue – Pelican Beach Resort – Click to Visit Pelican Beach Resort – 954-568-9431
Ceremony Music – MB Entertainment – Click to visit MB Entertainment’s Homepage – 954-316-2148
DJ/MC Services – MB Entertainment – Michael Berrios – MB Entertainment – 954-316-2148