Posts tagged #Utah String Quartet

Sarah & Jason

With stunning flower arrangements accompanied by classy string quartet music, we played Andrea Bocelli’s Con te Patiro for the wedding processional and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love for the bride’s walk down this exquisite aisle. After they were pronounced husband and wife and introduced as Mr. & Mrs., we played 500 Miles by the Proclaimers as guests cheered during their recessional. We then moved to the upper terrace of the beautiful St. Regis and serenaded friends and family during the cocktail hour. We were told the brides mother loves Elton John so we made sure to play Your Song for her. Congratulations to Sarah and Jason!


Rose Garden Ceremony

Just outside of the rose garden is this scenic waterfall. We enjoy seeing this every time we pass it coming and going from a wedding in the rose garden. The weather was perfectly timed to orchestrate a humid, yet dry time for classical music as the wedding guests gathered, for us to play Aria by Handel for the wedding party, Canon in D for the bride, and Wedding March for the recessional. During the vows, this groom accidentally promised to laugh AT his bride instead of WITH her. Everyone had a good chuckle about that (especially the bride herself!). Shortly after the guests gathered for a big group picture and went on to their next portion of the evening, it started pouring rain just as we finished packing up our instruments. It’s as if the heavens ordered up the weather to cooperate just for their lovely outdoor ceremony!

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom, July 13, 2019, Rose Garden at Red Butte

Congratulations to the Bride and Groom, July 13, 2019, Rose Garden at Red Butte

River Bottoms Ranch

It’s a gorgeous day for a wedding at a truly stunning location. The only thing keeping the day from perfection was the merciless wind. But never fear! Our trusty clothes pins held our music in place and we stood on the bases of our music stands to keep them upright! Wedding line processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love, Bride’s processional: Canon in D, Special request for the recessional: Green Light by Lorde.

Mazel Tov!

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Miranda & Tyler

On this rainy/sunny day up Millcreek Canyon in the Meadow near Log Haven, we played a special request while the bride walked down the aisle: A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman. One of Miranda’s bridesmaids wore a gold sequin dress that reflected the brilliant evening sun in tiny light across the dresses of the other bridesmaids, just like the pin hold in the lantern in A Million Dreams!

In Jewish tradition, the breaking of the glass represents the shattering of the old and welcoming of the new. The officiant encouraged all the guests of this interfaith wedding to contribute to breaking down the barriers between people in this world. Mazel tov to Miranda & Tyler!


Sarah & Voss

Being from a family of violinists, this beautiful bride knew exactly what she wanted and we accommodated her every request with the famous violin solo “Lark Ascending” by Vaughan Williams for her walk down the aisle and Offenbach’s Barcarolle for the recessional. We also played Mediation from Thais and Gymnopedie by Satie prior to this lovely outdoor ceremony at La Caille Restaurant. Congratulations Sarah & Voss!


Monica & Kevin

Monica, the friendly Colombian beauty, married the love of her life, Kevin, at the Memorial House in Memory Grove. We included Schubert's Ave Maria in prelude. At the announcement of the officiant, we played Canon in D as five flower girls in twirly white dresses tossed flower petals, and the bride, accompanied by her mother, approached her awaiting groom. Monica and Kevin held hands as they committed their lives to each other. Mendelssohn's Wedding March accompanied them down the aisle as husband and wife.

For the celebration while greeting their loved ones, we included the following pieces:
Can't Help Falling In Love
La Vie En Rose
Viva La Vida
Air on the G String

Congratulations, Monica and Kevin!

Aubrey & Justin

The residence where Aubrey and Justin celebrated with family and friends overlooks the beautiful, green hiking trails of Bountiful, Utah. We played at the top of the steps where guests approached the buffet of fresh fruit and hors d'ouvres. Our perch overlooked the extensive grounds and the swimming pool, next to which the happy couple greeted their guests.

Aubrey's special requests included:

Can't Help Falling in Love
I'm Gonna Be / 500 Miles
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Beauty and the Beast
Somewhere in Time
The Way you Look Tonight

Erin & Joel

For this lovely outdoor ceremony, we played pieces the bride selected that were were perfectly matched to the beautiful setting at the Thomas S. Monson Center and well suited to the couple. After playing Can't Help Falling in Love for the processional, the bride/groom gave presents to their parents while we played Moon River, and then attempted to light a candle while we played A Thousand Years. The gift giving was a super sweet and thoughtful touch while the candle lighting ceremony provided opportunity for the couple to show their resilience given the weather challenges. The wind provided some interesting moments during the service but love was in the air and all went smoothly anyway.  We played You're My Best Friend as the new Mr. & Mrs. took their 1st steps as husband and wife.

Christmas Music

We play Christmas music! We were honored to be invited to perform at the Treeo Christmas party earlier this month. We played selections from The Nutcracker and traditional Christmas carols, to which some residents sang along.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and warm wishes to you!

Strings of Elegance at Treeo's Christmas party 2016 | Cathy * Michelle * Anna * Meili

Strings of Elegance at Treeo's Christmas party 2016 | Cathy * Michelle * Anna * Meili

Josh & Emily at La Caille

We played Josh and Emily's wedding at La Caille in Sandy, Utah under billowing gray clouds. 

We played Pachelbel's Canon in D for the wedding party and Marry Me by Train for the bride's entrance. This piece was new for us. Emily arrived at the front of her procession just as the chorus rang out. It was perfect. As the officiant announced that Josh could kiss his bride, the crowd cheered, and so did the peacocks!

The violent rainstorm did not begin until they walked down the aisle together as husband and wife. For their recessional, we played All You Need is Love. We were stranded for a little while under our umbrella, but we didn't mind. La Caille is a beautiful place in which to be stranded by pouring rain.
Posted on June 7, 2015 .

Millcreek Inn Wedding

We played for a beautiful wedding and cocktail hour at Millcreek Inn in the snowy Millcreek Canyon on Saturday. The wedding ceremony was held on the flagstone patio under an elegant white tent. Large heaters made the entire space warm and cozy.

We played Traumeri by Schumann as the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and flower girl walked down the aisle. For the lovely bride, we played Lullaby by Holfeldt. And to celebrate their union, we played Bach's Brandenburg Concerto for the couple's recessional.

What a perfect way to begin the new year - with a new marriage! Congratulations, you winter love birds!

Tina & Dustin at Snowbasin

It was a beautiful autumn day. The leaves were in their peak of varying shades of copper. Although a bit chilly, the skies were blue and the sun was shining. It's hard to beat a mountain wedding in October.

Photo credit: Robert Johnson, Standard Examiner

During the beautiful ceremony, Tina was asked to hold Dustin's hand, palm up, so she could see what a gift they are to her. And likewise, Dustin held Tina's hands the same way.

An Excerpt of Roads Go Ever On by J. R. R. Tolkien was read:

Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,By caves where never sun has shone,By streams that never find the sea;Over snow by winter sown,And through the merry flowers of June,Over grass and over stone,And under mountains in the moon.

Posted on October 14, 2013 .

Deer Valley | Cushing's Cabin

We learned a handful of new pieces for Kimberly's wedding to Mr. Anderson:
It Had To Be You
Can't Help Falling In Love
Do You Realize
Here Comes The Sun
Only Time

Our last prelude piece was The Prayer, which was a special surprise for the mother of the bride. We played Canon in D for the wedding line processional, which included the couple's cat as ring bearer. The bride and groom chose traditional pieces for their ceremony: Bridal Chorus for Kimberly's processional and Wedding March for the recessional.

We love playing outdoor weddings in Utah's mountains. In August, there is no better place to have a wedding than on the top of a mountain. The sunshine is strong, but the altitude and slight breeze keep temperatures under control. And chair lifts are fun!

Wade + Agnieszka

We love playing for wedding ceremonies in the Fragrance Garden at Red Butte Gardens. So pretty! For Wade and Agnieszka's ceremony, we played Canon in D and Bridal Chorus for the processionals and Wedding March for the recessional.

After playing traditional pieces for the ceremony, we let loose a little bit for the postlude music with: 

Bittersweet symphony
Clocks and Paradise by Coldplay 
Sweet Home Alabama
Somewhere in Time
Over the Rainbow

Posted on June 14, 2013 .

Elegant Baby Shower

We just serenaded the most elegant baby shower I have ever witnessed. The theme? Tiffany & Co.

We played lullabies, classical pieces, and popular songs while guests enjoyed a delicious, catered lunch under a white canopy. When the hostess, the mother-to-be's best friend, came over to talk to us, she gave us such a nice compliment. When we exclaimed about the exquisite party, she said that we were the icing.

We were honored to be part of such a special occasion.
Posted on June 1, 2013 .

Parrish/Nielson Wedding at Snowbasin

Tonight we played for a beautiful wedding ceremony and dinner at Snowbasin Resort. The bride walked down the aisle to Canon in D, accompanied by two adorable flower girls. When the happy couple was pronounced man and wife, we played Brandenburg Concerto by Bach while they recessed down the aisle.

During the dinner hour, we played music by The Beatles, Coldplay, The Verve, Tschaikowsky, Gershwin, and Debussy among others.

We wish Mr. and Mrs. Nielson all the best in their new life together!
Posted on March 29, 2013 .

Timber Moose Lodge

Jenny from Alabama has become one of our all-time favorite brides. She is super sweet and funny and kind. Plus, she chose Sweet Home Alabama as her recessional piece, and surprised all her guests with it. As we rocked out to this piece, which has also become a favorite of ours, she and her groom walked down the aisle as husband and wife as her guests laughed and cheered.

Jenny's mom also stole our hearts. She reminded us of the beloved Paula Deen, and who doesn't love her? We wished we could just sit and chat with her all night.

Jenny's song selections were:

Wedding Party Processional: All You Need Is Love
Bride's Processional: Oh Happy Day
During the Ceremony: Surely The Presence
Recessional: Sweet Home Alabama

All four of these selections were new music for us.

What a fun night, and a beautiful event. All of Jenny's guests flew in from the South and East, stayed at Timber Moose Lodge in Heber, where the ceremony and reception were held. It was cozy, warm, and full of love. Her family even stomped a giant heart in the field of snow that was visible out the large windows.


Eric & Katie

We love playing weddings, and we are especially honored when a fellow musician asks us to be a part of his or her special day. Tonight, we were thrilled to play for the wedding reception of two musicians! The groom, Eric, is a violinist, and his bride, Katie, plays the flute.

Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!

Posted on November 18, 2012 .