Posts tagged #Utah String Quartet

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
Paradise
Clocks
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
Hallelujah

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.

xo

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 .

Shea & Michael

Ahhh, the Fragrance Garden at Red Butte Garden. Luscious. That's where Shea and Michael chose to hold their wedding ceremony. Their wedding officiate, Susan Seare was my favorite officiate to date. I had never before met the bride or groom before their wedding day, but Ms. Seare told such rich, comical, personal stories and anecdotes during the ceremony that I felt like we were all lifelong friends. She included a lovely mix of personal touches and life wisdom; I was entranced with this beautiful event.

Shea and Michael's musical selections:
Groom's processional: Rondeau by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Wedding party processional: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann S. Bach
Bride's processional: Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (new music for us!)
Recessional: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann S. Bach
Posted on August 26, 2012 .

Wisteria Creek

Tonight we played at a gorgeous backyard wedding and reception at Wisteria Creek in Lehi. There were giant bunches of fragrant, pastel roses, a canopy of white lights, antique indoor decor brought outside, and old time lanterns around the expansive yard behind the mansion (which belongs to the bride; she organizes events).

We played Lullaby by Holfeldt for the wedding party processional, Pachelbel's Canon for the bride, and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto for the recessional while the bride high-fived her guests as she walked back down the aisle.

For the reception, we moved to the white gazebo, which offered great acoustics for us! We played fun dance music interspersed with classical pieces.

When our portion of the party was over, I got in my car to leave, and as I checked my mirrors, I saw a horse and carriage proceeding down the street toward me. So fitting of the romantic evening we had just enjoyed!





Natalie & Emilio

When we walked into the Scholarship room on the 4th floor of Rice-Eccles Stadium, we were stunned. The black and white decor was so classy with an accent of fresh, summery green. We played a selection of classical and romantic music while guests enjoyed a lovely meal and a spectacular view. The bride and groom visited with their friends and family as we serenaded them. Just a few minutes before we finished, the grandmother of the bride finally asked her to sit down and eat something. 




A DJ took over as we left so the wedding party could step out onto the dance floor. The sunset that night was breathtaking. With their expansive view to the west, I'm sure the fiery show did not go unnoticed by the happy couple.

Heidi & Andrew




I returned home with my hair smelling of campfire, which is a glorious thing. Is there anything better than the crisp evening air of the mountains? This wedding turned out to be one of our very favorite gigs. 

The bride and her two adorable flower girls walked down the aisle to Pachelbel's Canon in D. She wore a beautiful lace gown and greeted her handsome groom at the alter. They were married before an intimate group of family and friends, then they took their first steps as husband and wife as we played Bach's Brandenburg Concerto. 

After taking photos, the group sat down to a delicious dinner while we continued playing joyful music. I know it was delicious because the bride and groom invited us to join them for their celebratory meal. We took a short break to enjoy our vittles, then resumed with our repertoire. At this point, most of the guests were inside the Inn for the cutting of the cake, so we serenaded three little dancing girls with Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Three Little Maids From School, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and Anne's Theme from Anne of Green Gables. We love our job!