photo by Liz Banfield
We have many brides that are seeking something new and different beyond a string quartet, dj, or live dance band to play a special song or tribute to someone or something on their wedding day. Maybe it’s a piece from their heritage or a type of musician they were exposed to growing up. At any rate, we love helping bring these wishes to reality. Here are just some of the interesting variations we have been lucky to work with over the years. For the couple upstairs living abroad, but having grown up in the South, a Jazz horn section led the couple out to their send off for guests to toss rose petals.
For ceremony music, we’re seeing a lot of what we call “Tradition with a Twist”… For an outdoor ceremony on a bride’s family farm, Bagpipes worked so well to announce the bridal processional. They weren’t too loud, and with the scenery were quite awe inspiring. Our favorite string ensembles come from Charleston Virtuosi (they have a New York Virtuosi, and several international posts). We love their professionalism and creativity- they can play “virtually” anything from Coldplay to Lady Gaga to the Beatles. For another outdoor wedding, we had 12 string musicians play the processional as guests were escorted to their seats… it made quite an impression. photos by Gayle Brooker, Corbin Gurkin, and Perry Vaile
We love incorporating a choir into ceremonies… Some of the more unique ones that we have used are Gospel Choirs, and Childrens’ Choir.
photo by Perry Vaile
In this wedding ceremony, the Lord’s Prayer was sung acapella by a gospel choir member.
photo by Corbin Gurkin
photos by Liz Banfield
For receptions, cocktail hours, and rehearsal dinners, we have clients that really like to customize or do something totally different. We have had Jersey Boy impersonators (due to the bride and groom’s first date to the Broadway musical), Tone Loc for a fun loving couple’s surprise to their guests’, and even an Elvis impersonator!