Cameron and Sara were such fun clients! We could feel their excitement from when they first reached out to us, and we loved planning with them! Even on wedding day, they were so kind and wanted to say hello and meet us! It’s so much fun when we really get to know our clients in the planning process.
During the ceremony, the bride’s cousin sang “Perfect,” and we accompanied her on violin and cello. We get a lot of requests to accompany singers, and we’re happy to do this! We just ask that the singer be a trained singer, that they have sheet music they can provide for us, and that they’re comfortable performing after just a short rehearsal before the wedding. That was the case at this wedding, and everything went beautifully.
*SIDE NOTE: We’ve had a few REALLY bad experiences playing for singers, where they literally had no idea what they were singing and were super nervous, and it was just difficult to salvage. We’ve had a few singers ask us to change keys on the spot (which is really hard to do with some instruments), and things like that. So we’ve started asking better questions, and it’s saved us from some of those situations where we used to find ourselves :)
Crestwood has such great options for wedding spaces. This particular wedding was inside with the large beautiful windows overlooking the mountains. There’s also a nice balcony for musicians, but this time, we played downstairs near the guests so that we could be near the singer.
The bride walked down the aisle to “A Dream is a Wish” from Cinderella! Isn't that sweet! That song is so romantic and slow so it was perfect for her entrance.
We played Concerning Hobbits for the recessional which brings the crowd to a peppy beat for the reception following!
The cocktail hour was outside at Crestwood Inn and Spa on the patio area. The violin and cello played in the gazebo while guests walked around and enjoyed the view. There were about 65 guests at this wedding, so for a number like this, a violin cello duet is a really nice option.
April is a professional violinist and the music coordinator for Dean's Duets.