Thank you so much for considering live music for your wedding ceremony. As a professional violinist and someone who has dedicated my life to the performance of music, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the advantages a bride has when choosing live musicians over pre-recorded music for her ceremony. Here are a few thoughts to consider as you make the choice for your own wedding:
Setting the Mood. Live musicians provide not just music, but an atmosphere. They change the feeling of your ceremony, adding extra significance to the moment that a set of speakers simply cannot provide. Real people playing real music contributes to the overall intimacy and authenticity of your experience within the ceremony. We are literally providing the soundtrack for one of the most important moments of your life.
Timing. Weddings are all about perfect timing–ask any wedding planner. Using live ceremony musicians offers the ultimate in flexibility. We can normally move from space to space, play longer or shorter, quieter or louder. The musicians can adjust with your needs for the moment. Just about the only thing they can not do is play in the rain (but neither will your DJ!).
Song Selection. Live musicians allow you the opportunity to be creative. Have you always wished for the perfect medley of a pop song, a classical piece and your grandmother’s favorite hymn? Professional musicians can make that happen and they can make it sound beautiful. We can also offer expert advice on what is traditionally used within weddings, what is appropriate for your chosen ceremony tradition and how to blend it all together to make the music as unique to the wedding as your flowers, dress and the other significant elements you have chosen.
Your ceremony is when you Tie the Knot. It is the forever part, the for better or for worse, in sickness and in health. It is for real and forever. By adding live wedding music to this moment, you add to the significance, authenticity and intimacy of the ceremony experience.
Please feel free to reach out to me to talk about the atmosphere you want to set for your ceremony and what sort of musicians and music selection will make your live wedding music just the way you want. It is always a privilege for my roster of amazing musicians to participate in a wedding story.
Corine Brouwer, Allegro Music Event’s Maestra and Professional Violinist