Monday, May 24, 2010

Wedding at the Southernmost Beach Key West

It was absolutely awesome afternoon and evening, at the very beautiful Southernmost Beach Resort, in Key West Florida. Upon arrival we met with Melissa Shaffer, catering director of the property. The staff was extremely helpful in pointing out the setup or MB Entertainment in our equipment. The wedding took place on the beach and the view was absolutely breathtaking. The Southernmost staff cleared the beach as well as the passage across the area for the entire evening, it was like having a private beach in Key West all to yourself. The set up as pictured was for approximately 80 guests.

Ceremony Selections:

Prelude music included steel drums, and right before the wedding party Jack Johnson's "Better Together"

The bridesmaids entrance: Arioso

Melissa's Processional: Over the Rainbow by IZ

The Recessional: I'm yours by Jason Mraz

Cocktail hour immediately followed this wedding party and family went for pictures.

Cocktail Hour Music: Caribbean music - the kind of music to run your toes in the sand. Key West Cigar Club and Smoke Shop was hired and rolled cigars from cocktail hour through the end of dinner. The introductions followed as we introduced both sets of parents, the entire wedding party, and our guests of honor.

Introduction Music:

Parents: Praise You by Fat Boy Slim

Wedding Party: Motown Philly by Boyz II Men

Newlyweds: Streetfighting Man by Rage Against the Machine

Anthony and Melissa went right into their first dance, Crazy Love by Van Morrison

The dinner was Buffet style with a Caribbean/Latin flair. There was Paella, roasted pork, grilled fish, grilled chicken, steamed veggies and black beans. As all outdoors and Southernmost put forth a beautiful display.

Musical highlights of the evening included a special dedication to Anthony's stepdad, it was his birthday, and they had a specialty cake made just for him. Just before the newlyweds cake cutting, the beginning "In da Club" by 50 Cent where it says "It's your Birthday" was looped, I followed with "Birthday" by the Beatles and he blew out his candles. It was then time for the newlyweds to cut the cake. This was destined to be absolutely smashing! The song they selected was "Hit me with your best shot" by Pat Benetar, I guess you can figure out what happened next!

Throughout the night everybody dance to a lot of the old school type music sprinkled with some of today's top songs. All in all the wedding was an absolute success thanks to Melissa and her staff at Southernmost. Thank you for all your help!

Closing Song: Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

Wedding professionals at the event:

Venue - Melissa Shaffer - Southernmost - - 305-296-6500

Photographer - Guy Kitchens - - 561-670-9039

Ceremony music - MB Entertainment - - 954-316-2149

DJ/MC Services - MB Entertainment - Michael Berrios - - 954-316-2149

Cigar roller - Key West Cigar Club And Smoke Shop - KeyWestCigarClub - 305-517-6741

NOTE: During setup I had the pleasure of meeting wedding specialists, Carolyn Guarini of We've Got the Keys ( ) planning services.

It was a GREAT NIGHT Under the Stars in Key West!

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