Although I have had the chance to play several beach weddings in the past, this was the first time for Grand Haven City Beach. When I arrived at the beach, the first thing that I noticed is how busy the beach was. The planners who helped Kristen put together her beach wedding did an amazing job. Not only did they do a great setup, but they had the perfect spot that was away from the crowd.
For the wedding ceremony itself, the bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer all entered down a small dune to the song “Only Time” by Enya. Kristen then came down the dune to “Canon in D.” After the ceremony had ended, the bridal party and guests all participated in a blessing stone ceremony. This ceremony consists of each guest having a small rock that they toss out into the lake as they think or say a blessing to the couple. For this ceremony the “Third Movement” from Vivaldi’s Spring was played.
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