The best kind of relationships are the ones that make you feel as if you are always on vacation–and the best engagements do, too! The grandiose of a beautiful, tropical background can set the perfect tone for a fairytale proposal. And that was certainly the case for Rhoda and Kyle! After dating for almost ten years, Kyle proposed to Rhoda after they embarked on a journey that was a bit far away from their usual humble abode in the Big Apple… Aruba! When the waves hit just right, and the sun was beginning to set, Kyle proposed on the sand, and the rest was history! And we couldn’t be more excited to be part of the celebration!
The special day in question took place at the beautiful Black Yacht Club, and the whole party was treated to beautiful weather! The ceremony had all the moving tunes, (played expertly by our Artist Band pianist, Patrick) including “Here Comes The Sun” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”. Finally, officially wed, Rhoda and Kyle led everyone to the cocktail hour! Our cocktail trio, Patrick, Dave, and Tim, had a great time enjoying the bright blue skies (and cocktail conversation) with gentle, jazzy tunes. By the end of the cocktail hour, the party was ready for dinner– and dancing, of course!
As the entire wedding group took their seats, the Bridal party entered to Ethan’s rendition of “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”, which kicked the night off with a bang! From there, it was time for the main event: Rhoda and Kyle’s debut as husband and wife! Together, they entered to “For Once In My Life”, sung beautifully by Alicia! After soaking in the cheers from the party, the newlyweds took to the floor for their first dance, “Head Over Boots” performed by Ethan. It was so gorgeous that the party was hardly done drying their eyes before the next round of dances started: the family dance! Rhoda, her mother, and her siblings all danced to “Showboat”, in another stellar performance by Ethan.
From there, everyone was treated to something special: a sweet treat, by the way of cake, and a performance of “Only Wanna Be With You” by Alicia! Later, as the party was done with their plates, it was time to live up to the title… and party! There were obvious highlights of the night, but particular crowd favorites included Esther’s renditions of “Let It Bleed”, “Only The Good Die Young”, and “How Long”, as which brought down the house (and Rhoda and Kyle liked them, too!)
By the time that the reception drew to a close, everyone had spent the night enjoying the picturesque views of the ocean and the music, as Rhoda and Kyle looked forward to the rest of their lives together; and what a beautiful future it is! Thank you for having us, Rhoda and Kyle!