Weekday gigs are so much fun. It’s nice to play background music for a party every once in a while.
We played violin guitar duets in Hickory, NC, on Wednesday, for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Annual Conference. We played a wide mix of music.... everything from the Beatles to Bruno Mars!
74 South at Moretz Mills in Hickory is such a great venue, and it’s getting to be one where we play often!
Thankful for these fun corporate events every once in a while where we can provide live music.
Meredith and Andrew’s wedding was the sweetest!
LOVED these florals.... so happy!
Separk Mansion in Gastonia, NC, is such a great venue. We’re fortunate to play here so often. Congrats to the bride and groom!
Saturday was Nadine and Andy’s wedding at McGuire’s Millrace Farm in Murphy, NC. We had never played in Murphy before, but hopefully we will be back soon. It’s such a sweet place in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Ramble Creek Cakes made this wedding cake as well as the raccoon groom’s cake!
Our violin cello duet played music while guests were seated and for the wedding ceremony.
Love this beautiful venue! So pretty.
Congrats to bride and groom. Thank you for allowing us to provide live ceremony music for your wedding day in Murphy, NC. All the best for a beautiful marriage.
Gaby and Steve’s wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville, NC, was spectacular.
We played violin solo ceremony music for this wedding at The Point. We were thankful to have a singer sitting beside us during the ceremony, since it was in Spanish, so she could translate for us. She was so nice and helpful!
Love weddings here on this beautiful lawn.
Thanks to the bride and groom for inviting us to play live violin music for this most special day!
Our violin cello piano trio played ceremony and cocktail hour music for this breathtaking wedding at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina.
A beautiful dinner reception was set up inside.
We played “Get Me to the Church on Time” from My Fair Lady for the bride’s entrance! She requested us to learn this, as it was a new one for us, and she surprised the groom with it!
We provided a rental keyboard and a sound system to amplify the instruments for the cocktail hour.
Deans' Duets provided violin music for Jackie and Kristin's wedding rehearsal on June 29th and for their wedding on June 30th. Their wedding was at the Belk Chapel at Queen's University near uptown Charlotte.
On the way to the rehearsal on Friday, I had to run to North Lake mall and forgot how hot it was, so my violin was driven around the mall in the stroller. :)
I had the pleasure of playing with pianist Tim Walters, who was a friend of the bride and groom. Sometimes we get worried when we are collaborating with a pianist who is not part of our group, but Tim was amazing and exceeded our expectations. We played Canon in D for the bride to walk down the aisle and This Will Be and Everlasting Love for the recessional.
At the end of the ceremony, the officiant said, "You may salute your wife" instead of "You may kiss the bride." Everyone roared with laughter. So cute. We had never heard that one before.
As always, Samie with Something Perfect was an amazing coordinator and cued us perfectly, along with the other million things she had to do.
Thanks to Kristin and Jackie for inviting us to play ceremony music for your wedding day.
We played our first ever Ohio wedding on the last Saturday in June! This year, some of our lead musicians moved to Athens, Ohio, to pursue a second master's degree in music, and it was the perfect opportunity for us to expand into the Ohio and West Virginia areas. Nick (cello) and Daniel (violin) played violin & cello duets for Jordan and Caitlyn's wedding. As you can see it was the perfect day for an outdoor wedding!
Loved this ceremony site right on the water!
Jordan contacted us a while back to set up surprise ceremony music for his bride! How sweet is that!
Nick and Daniel arrived early to hop on the ferry to the island and were picked up on a golf cart to go to the wedding site.
It was our first time ever riding a ferry to a wedding too!
Nick and Daniel drove up the night before the wedding through Columbus, Ohio, to be near the Put-In-Bay ferry and ready to go on wedding day!
We had the best time coordinating all of these details with the groom and surprising the bride with such special music for their wedding day!
Looking forward to more West Virginia and Ohio weddings with Nick and Daniel as a part of our team, leading duets, trios, and quartets!
Congrats, Caitlyn & Jordan!
Saturday was the perfect day for a wedding! Beautiful weather in the high 70s, a gorgeous location. April and Meredith played violin and cello duets for Kiley and Tyler's wedding at Larkin's on the River in Greenville, SC.
Deans Duets is gaining a reputation for how early we arrive to our events. We don't like the stress of being late, so we arrive really early! This wedding is a perfect example of why we do that...There was no parking at the venue, and there were festivals going on downtown, so we had to find parking and then walk through downtown to get to the venue.
With all of that, we still arrived 45 minutes before we began playing, and had plenty of time for our instruments to transition from the heat outside to the air-conditioning inside, and to get in a nice warm up before we started.
After all that walking and playing, I treated myself to a lovely dinner outside before hitting the road back to Charlotte!
Christianna and Timothy were married at Childress Vineyards in Lexginton, NC and we had the privilege of playing string trios for their ceremony music and cocktail hour music.
Our violin / violin / cello trio played "Can't Help Falling in Love" for the bride's entrance.
Thanks to this amazing couple for inviting us to be a part of your wedding day!
Wedding 2 in Raleigh, NC at Gregg Museum
Lindsey and Brett were married at an elegant ceremony at the Gregg Museum in Raleigh, NC.
Thanks to Sincerely Weddings, LLC. for photos from the ceremony!
This art museum just opened its doors for weddings! I think this is going to be a popular Raleigh wedding venue.
Thanks to the bride and groom for allowing us to play violin cello duets for your wedding ceremony!
Maddy played violin solos for this beautiful volunteer appreciation luncheon at the Proximity Hotel this week in Greensboro, NC.
We have played ceremony music for a few weddings at the Proximity Hotel, and it's always stunning!
Thanks to Cone Health for inviting us to provide music for this event!
April is a violinist and music coordinator for Dean's Duets.