At anytime during the planning stages of your wedding, I will be available to you as your music planner and guide to help you chose the perfect music. I will also assist you in developing your master timeline from pre-seating ceremony music, ceremony, cocktail hour, grand entrance, first dances, dinner, toasting, cake, all the way through to your last dance song!
I am a professional Classical Guitarist, Singer Songwriter, DJ, and Emcee. This is a unique combination which may be utilized in anyway imaginable; adding live music during your ceremony and cocktail hour (even during dinner) adds elegance and class to your special day which NO DJ can reproduce! I can DJ the entire reception or just the grand entrances and dancing - you have the the flexibility to create whatever you envision!
When you consider the vast age differences and generation gaps among your guests (grandparents, parents, siblings, friends and children) the variety of music that I play is an excellent and classy balance for any wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or dinner reception
An example of a recent wedding I played included the following (please keep in mind, programming your music is a personal decision and there are limitless combinations):
Pre-Seating: Ambient instrumental seating music 30 minutes prior to the ceremony commencement.
Ceremony: A special selection for the seating of the grandparents and parents. Classical prelude and processional for the bridal party and bride; "Cannon in D" by Pachelbel, "Bridal Chorus" by Wagner. A beautiful instrumental selection during the candle lighting ceremony. After the exchange of vows and pronouncement, I sang a special song of the couples choice. Ending with a classical recessional; "Wedding March" by Mendelssohn (the recesional could also be a fun vocal like "Better Together" by Jack Johnson).
Cocktail Hour: Following the ceremony, I moved locations to the cocktail hour where I sang upbeat songs from artists such as Jimmy Buffet, John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Eagles, etc.
Dinner / Reception: I opened up the DJing grand entrances, then fading out the music began playing my guitar as I serenaded them to their first dance "Thinking Outloud" by Ed Sheeran. During dinner they enjoyed DJ background music from the bride and grooms custom "dinner play list". After toasting and dinner was complete, I DJ'd for the next three hours as everyone danced feverishly into the night celebrating!!!
Adding live music during your ceremony and cocktail hour (even during dinner) adds elegance and class to your special day which NO DJ can reproduce! I can DJ the entire reception or just the grand entrances and dancing - you have the flexibility to create whatever you envision!