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I play in a group that plays for weddings. Have any of you had professional musicians play for your wedding or were impressed by some musicians that played for a wedding you attended? What kind of music did they play? Was the wedding indoors or outdoors?
 
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I went to a wedding in February. They had a live 5 piece string and piano setup, basically providing the 'soundtrack' to the event; background music, the walk up the isle, leading in and out of cake cutting, toasting and other stuff. Generally a classical feel but with a few reworked pop ballads that the bride had chosen. It was indoors in a wedding hall and they were using in-house sound system, but they weren't the house band.
I was impressed with their skill at playing and mostly (thinking back) how they helped the overall atmosphere without pushing the fact that they were there, you know? Being discrete? They weren't there to provide entertainment like, "Hey we're the band, lets dance!", it wasn't that kind of party. I suppose you'd need a different style of group for that, or one that can do both, ie. knows when to kick out the jams and when to lay back! A well choreographed event.
 
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A single female playing a great big harp - singing mostly English ballads and early Christian hymns. Have it on video should listen to it again.
[ May 10, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
 
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Last Christmas the local hardware store had a harpist playing in the store. I thought it gave a really nice relaxed feel to my shopping day.
 
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Are you asking about the ceremony, or the reception?
We also had a harpist play our wedding ceremony. She sang one original song, and played more traditional tunes for the entrance/exit/etc. It was quite lovely.
the wedding was indoors - our freind who got married about a year earlier was rained out and we didn't want to risk it.
 
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My wife and I had a String Quartet from the local Wichita Symphony Orchestra play our wedding and reception.
We will always remmember that not because of the music but because Ann Walenta, the Cellist, was murdered a little over a year later.
 
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:
Are you asking about the ceremony, or the reception?


I'm interested in both of these choices.
 
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Healing harp music with some samples
Annoying but you have to click in the ON button at the top each time else it's preset to OFF at the start of each sample.
[ May 30, 2004: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
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