Sunday, February 12, 2012

Follow Us On Facebook

For all the latest updates on what The String Group is doing, follow us on Facebook.  We post photos and videos from many of our weddings and events on our page there. During just this coming week, we will be playing at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, as well as a wedding in Jacksonville, Florida and a wedding in Jekyll Island, Georgia!
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Busy Spring!

We at The String Group have been very busy this spring, although we haven't been blogging about it. We have done three bridal shows and a trunk show, as well as myriad weddings and other events. This weekend alone, we've played at a wedding in Tallahassee, a wedding at the Ponte Vedra Lodge, and the Providence School Council of Honor brunch.

The Ponte Vedra Lodge wedding was in the beautiful Fountain Courtyard overlooking the ocean. The parents, maid of honor, best man, and flower girl all entered as the quartet played Pachelbel's Canon, and the bride entered to the traditional Bridal Chorus. After the kiss, the groom released a bouquet of silver and white balloons before they all exited to the joyful strains of the Bridal March.

An outdoor wedding we played at a private home just a few weeks ago was a great contrast to this very traditional ceremony. At that wedding, the string quartet played a haunting melody as the parents entered. The whole bridal party, including the bride, came in as we played a modern-sounding, edgy piece with the same repeating bass line as Pachelbel's Canon. After the ceremony, the string trio moved indoors to play as the guests ate dinner.

The String Group is looking forward to the summer. We have quite a number of weddings already booked, and we're in the planning stages for a concert of our own!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Lucky

The String Group has been busy arranging many special request for our brides and grooms! We are always excited to be able to work with our clients to have their favorite songs performed on their wedding day or at there special event for no additional charge.

In September we played at a lovely church wedding at Gray Gables Baptist Church in Callahan, FL. The bride and groom decided to have mostly classical pieces in their ceremony but still wanted to add one of their favorite songs to their ceremony, Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Lucky was performed by our trio as their recessional piece and couldn't have been more perfect for this happy couple, starting their lives as the new Mr. and Mrs.

Another favorite special request for us this year was the Hallelujah Chorus. While the Hallelujah Chorus isn't in any way a modern song - it is not your typical classical piece played at weddings!!! The Bride and Groom wanted to have the orchestral introduction of this song (about 10 seconds of it) played by our string quartet right after their first kiss as husband and wife. This couple and their story to the alter made for this request to be the cutest idea and the guests cheered for this couple while our quartet played the unmistakable, majestic introduction of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Some of this years special arrangements....
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen for String Trio
I'm Yours by Jason Mraz for Harp and Violin
Grow Old with Me by John Lennon for Harp and Violin
For Always by Josh Groban for Harp and Violin
Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve for String Quartet
Come True by Frozen Ghost for Harp and Violin
Remember When by Alan Jackson fir Harp and Violin
Come Away with Me by Norah Jones for String Quartet or Harp and Violin
Memories of Us by Keith Urban for Harp and Violin
Halo by Beyonce for Harp and Violin
Home by Micheal Buble for String Quartet or Harp and Violin
God Only Knows by Beach Boys for String Trio

Friday, October 9, 2009

Beachside Ceremony


On Saturday night, The String Group provided ceremony music for a wedding at the Sawgrass Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The quartet performed many of the bride and groom's special request for prelude music as the guests made their way to the ceremony site. Canon in D was arranged for both the Bridal Party Processional and the Bridal Entrance. This arrangement of Canon in D is always a favorite and the song builds beautifully to the grand entrance of the bride. Bittersweet Symphony was also arranged for this couple's Wedding Party Recessional and Entrance of Queen of Sheba was played for the Guest Postlude. The String Group enjoyed providing the music for this lovely beachside ceremony.
Quartet: Breana Mock, Allison Edward, Sarah Perkins and Beth Pope
Music Coordinator: Ashlee Davis
To have The String Group provide music for your special event email info@thestringgroup.com

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Jazz Standard


The String Group is very excited to introduce The Jazz Standard. Led by David Champagne, The Jazz Standard serves The Florida Panhandle, South Georgia and Northeast Florida. The Jazz Standard's talent, charisma and professionalism will show through in their live performances of jazz standards, swing, blues, bossanovas, and big band music, complete with state of the art lighting and sound. Professional DJ services are also offered alone or combined with live cocktail/dinner music for a low package rate. As a sister company of The String Group, you will now be able to book all of your entertainment needs with one company!



Sunday, August 16, 2009

Contemporary Selections

On a clear Saturday afternoon in Atlantic Beach, The String Group's Harp and Violin Duet played for a lovely wedding ceremony out on One Ocean Club Resort's beach front patio. The bride and groom wanted to use many of today's popular love ballads for their ceremony music and The String Group was excited to provide custom arrangements for their selections! Out of this couple's wish list of songs, we helped them select their ceremony music and then we were also able to arrange many of their remaining request for prelude music.



Special Prelude Arrangements for Harp and Violin by Hannah:
Home as sung by Michael Buble
For Always as sung by Josh Groban
Grow Old with Me as sung by John Lennon
Twilight and Mist (Ludlows) by Horner from Legends of the Falls

Ceremony Selections:
Family Processional: Remember When by Alan Jackson, arr. by Hannah
Bridal Party Processional: Canon in D by Pachelbel
Bridal Processional: Halo by Beyonce, arr. by Hannah
Candle Lighting Ceremony: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, arr. by Hannah
Recessional: Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban, arr. by Hannah




Harp and Violin Duet: Priscilla and Ashlee


On Site Music Coordinators: Doris and Breana

Friday, July 17, 2009

On Saturday afternoon, a duet from The String Group provided music for a romantic wedding ceremony on Atlantic Beach! Friends and family gathered close in support and in excitement as the couple said their own wedding vows to one another. We send our best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs!



Duet: Ashlee and Liz
Music Coordinator: Jody