Wedding and Reception Aboard the Catalina Yacht
Posted: Apr 11, 2011
Mark and Marissa Fink were married on Saturday 4/8/2011 on the Catalina Yacht in Ft. Lauderdale. The ceremony began on the top deck were the bridal party walked in to Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and the bride and her dad walked in to Canon In D by Pachelbel. After the ceremony the guests were invited to cocktail hour were I played tropical tunes as requested by the groom. The guests then made their way down to the first deck where they sat at their assigned tables and got ready for the intros and the dances. The bridal party came in to Forever by Chris Brown and the bride and groom came in to Big Pimpin' by Jay Z. Mark and Marissa's first dance was This I Promise You by N'Sync. Marissa then danced with her father to In My Daughters Eye's by Martina McBride and Mark danced with his mom to The Perfect Fan by The Backstreet Boys. The toasts were made by 2 bestmen and 2 maid of honors, Mark's grandfather Bob Rank blessed the meal. From early on I could tell that this was a dancing crowd. Well they didn't disappoint. Right after dinner they swarmed the dance floor. Mark and Marissa provided a list of great dance music for their guests to get down. They also were very excited about the group dances. We did the Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide and the Cupid Shuffle. I mixed in some top 40, 70's and classic rock. They were all Pittsburgh Steelers fans so I had no choice but to play the Steelers Polka and wave a Terrible Towel. The place when crazy when they saw that black and gold towel. Classic!!!!! Before the cake cutting we did the Anniversary dance. Mark's grandparents Bob and Kay Rank were the last couple standing. They have been married for more than 60 years. God Bless them!! After the cake cutting the dancing continued and we ended the night with Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. Great family, great wedding.