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String Quartet, Trio, Duo and Solo Violinist for Weddings and Events in Cornwall, Devon

As a professional musician when you play in a wedding ceremony you are not just creating music.
You are changing the atmosphere of the room that music is played in.
You are helping to join together the thoughts and emotions of all the wedding guests in that room. The music played in the ceremony helps tell the story, a story about love, commitment and being together. So whenever you hear that music again, you are transported back to that magical time.

NEW BLOG POST: I’m here if you need to chat with me at any time about your wedding plans
COVID-19 Protocols For Booking Classical Strings

Sue Aston (Classical Strings) 

Why choose Classical Strings?

  • Professional Members of the NAWP (National Association of Wedding Professionals)
  • Founded in 1995, with 25 years experience, we are professional musicians who have provided music for hundreds of weddings and events
  • Your favourite song can be arranged free of charge
  • You can use our professionally recorded songs on your wedding video free of charge
  • We can professionally record your wedding song as a perfect reminder of your special day or anniversary
  • Arrangements by Sue Aston are only available from Classical Strings
  • You may chat to Sue on video call at any time if you need any advice or have any questions (or visit Sue once you have booked)
  • We can arrange music to accompany a singer or instrumentalist to perform with us
  • Our repertoire is constantly expanding with a full range of Pop, Rock Folk, Jazz, Film music and Classics
  • Unique Cornish / Celtic playlist including some of Sue Aston’s most popular music
  • Bespoke Wedding music composed using your names within the music as the theme
  • You may pay by interest-free instalments to suit you, prior to the event – we accept payment by BACS, IBAN, Cheque and PayPal
  • Classical Strings are involved with Film and TV work, including the Rosamunde Pilcher films, ‘Delicious’ on Sky TV, ‘Extreme Cake Makers’ on Channel 4 and a documentary about Joseph Emidy by Uplands TV to be shown on Channel 5 and the Smithsonian Channel.
  • Recommended by the virtuoso violinist, Nigel Kennedy
  • We have full Public Liability Insurance

“I just wanted to let you know that we had the BEST wedding day ever and you were amazing, as I knew you would be!” Zoe and Phil

String Quartet for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Quartet

The String Quartet perform timeless uplifting classics, through to Sue’s original arrangements of pop, rock and film soundtracks. Music from musicals, funky folk tunes and cool jazz are all part of our set!

String Trio for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Trio

The Classical Strings Trio comprises of two violins and a cello and is slightly more compact than the Quartet, so if space is a problem, but you would like more sound than a solo or duo, then this option is ideal.

String Duo for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Duo

Featuring the violin and cello, this combination is ideal for performing in a small space. The violin melodies are supported by the depth of the cello sound and creates a well-balanced performance.

Wedding Violinist Cornwall and Devon

Solo Violin

From romantic classics, upbeat folk and haunting Celtic themes, the gentle melodic sounds of a solo violin lends itself well to small intimate gatherings of people, especially if the venue is a small room.

Founded in 1995 and led by professional violinist Sue Aston as featured on BBC1, Radio 2, 3 and 4 and Sky TV

Classical Strings are led by professional violinist and composer Sue Aston, who has worked with some of the world’s top musicians from the classical, folk and pop world. Her music videos have been broadcast on Classic FM and Sky TV, and have received over 2 million views on YouTube.

Classical Strings perform regularly at music festivals and available for recording session work

Each booking includes a FREE arrangement of your favourite song for strings…

If you have a favourite piece of music which you would like to be played on your special day, we can arrange it especially for you. We have recently arranged music by Adele, Jason Mraz, Charlene Soraia, Akon, Abba and film music such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park!

"Just perfect. Sue and Becky played for our daughter's wedding. These ladies made such a massive difference to the atmosphere. It certainly opened other guest's opinion to string music. Amazing and thank you" DG .

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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This is a stressful time for all of us. At times like this, it is love and looking out for each other that really counts.

Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia

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Testimonial
"Sue was incredible her music made us smile and fill our hearts with wonderful memories!
She was professional from start to finish and I only wished I could have adsorbed and spent more time with her as I was amazed by the music filling up the room.

It was very important to me that I had Sue there playing on our special day, and I’m so glad I did. That was a little something special for me to have and hold within myself, music is everything, music is emotion and I felt it with Sue playing.

The talent this woman has and her incredible attitude hand in hand makes her the best woman for the job.

Don’t ever hesitate on booking this lady because I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
Sue complimented our wedding day and we were honoured to have her play for us.
Thank you so much," Aimee & Callum

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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Love conquers all.
Even though the news is still dark I am feeling very positive about the future. In the last few days I have spoken and been in touch with some lovely brides and couples. It is also reassuring to see the diary getting dates in 2022 and 2023. Tomorrow we start arranging some new music requests!

Sue
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo art by @geniuslocimedia

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To all our couples - I'm here if you need to chat with me at any time about your wedding plans.

It might be that you need to change the date or venue of your wedding - just let me know and I can help, your deposit is transferable.

You may need to change the size of your ensemble - that's ok too!

We can still make your wedding day special - we have a range of services from arranging your special song free of charge for us to play for you, or I can even compose a bespoke, personalised piece of music for you -

Please check out our website for more details.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You

www.classicalstrings.co.uk
T: 01736 719342

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Happy New Year to all our followers friends and suppliers!
In light of the current situation with COVID we want all of our couples to know we will be as flexible as possible with offering different ensembles depending on your venue and numbers.
Your deposit is also safe and will be transferred to another date if it is available.
I am also available to talk through your wedding requirements, offer advice and a virtual cup of tea via video, so please get in touch!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia
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Merry Christmas from Classical Strings
A short extract from "I Believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake

Sue x

Classical Strings Wedding and Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Video by @geniuslocimedia

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How do I pick a wedding song?
It can be a song that holds a special meaning for you.
You can find lists of the top weddings songs all over the internet, but remember this is your special day and your own story.

Whatever the song is, we can arrange it for you. We can even record it if required, so you can place it in your wedding video.

If you want something totally unique, we can compose a bespoke piece of music based on your names or initials.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia
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I have a video call tonight for another wedding in 2022. The Couple has chosen the Classical Strings Duo.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Dio - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Video by @geniuslocimedia

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As the wedding date approaches it’s reassuring to know that all the music for your ceremony is arranged properly and that all the plans are in place.
I am always available to chat to before the big day so that you don’t experience any unnecessary stress to add to any pre-wedding nerves!

I always send out an email one month before your wedding day detailing the running order of the music for your ceremony, checking the timings, and I often chat to Brides on messenger to help reassure that every aspect of the music is taken care of.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just for You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia
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I love playing outside, feeling the music weave in and out of the joyful chatter of the wedding guests and the sounds of nature.
With the growing popularity in Barn and Farm Weddings and the increased awareness in eco and sustainable weddings, a string ensemble like a Quartet or Solo Violin is the perfect green choice.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For you by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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Personal Wedding Music - Composed Especially For You
Here is an example of a Celtic melody I composed using the letters from the name, ‘Edna’. 💕🎻

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music by @sueastonmusic
Video by @geniuslocimedia
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The wheels are turning again, new song arrangments and some new re-scheduled wedding dates.

Wedding Planning Tips
When Should You Hire Your Preferred Wedding Supplier?
The more you want a specific supplier, the earlier they should be booked.
So if you really want that celebrant or string quartet you need to book them as close to a year in advance. This is the same for your photographer, makeup artists, florists and cake maker.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Wedding and Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music, Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
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Outside the rain and wind has been howling for most of the day. However, I have caught up with some lovely brides and wedding planners about next year’s weddings, and also baked a cake!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Music For Your Wedding Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia
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What a year this has been! Just had to postpone a wedding for the third time. Our thoughts are with engaged couples everywhere and also with all the talented and hard-working wedding suppliers. Love will conquer all as it always does and soon the smiles and memories will return.

Sue x
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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The Classical Strings Duo
Featuring the violin and cello, this combination is ideal for performing in a small space. The violin melodies are supported by the depth of the cello sound and creates a well balanced performance. The Classical Strings Duo is perfect for small gatherings, Micro Weddings or performing in wedding ceremonies where social distancing is more difficult.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music - Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia

#cornwallwedding #cornishwedding #devonwedding #microwedding #churchweddings #covidwedding #smallwedding #stringduo #violinist #cello #weddingideas #weddingtips #weddingceremony #classicalstrings #weddingviolinist #ecowedding #weddingplanning #weddingprofessionals #relaxedweddings #weddingmusic #bridetobe2021 #bridetobe2022 #2021wedding #engaged💍 #weddingday
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Composed Just for You – The ultimate wedding gift.
When you are ensuring that everything from the dress, the cake, the flowers, stationery and look of your wedding is going to represent your unique personality, why would you want to use the same music as somebody else?

Now you can walk down the aisle to music that has been composed just for you.

I take your initials and write this into a unique piece of music, which is then dedicated to you both.

The music is professionally recorded (with sheet music produced), so it can be performed by Classical Strings or another ensemble anywhere in the world.

We can even arrange for your tune to be released on Spotify!

Please see our website for further details

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic

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If you have booked a String Quartet and want to change to a Trio, Duo or solo violin due to any restrictions we can do that for you.
Equally, if you currently have a solo violin booked and nearer the time it looks like you can increase your wedding party you can also change to a Duo,Trio or Quartet.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

#microwedding #cornwallwedding #stringquartet #violin #violinist #weddingplaning #weddings #cornishwedding #weddingideas #weddingviolinist #ecowedding #relaxedwedding #devonwedding #weddingday #bridetobe2022 #2021wedding #covidwedding #weddingvibes #bohowedding #weddinginspiration #whataboutweddings #letmusiclive #classicalstrings #weddingprofessionals #cornwall #realwedding #cornishlife #engaged
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It was fabulous to be involved in this amazing photoshoot at Boscundle Manor yesterday. It's such a beautiful venue. Lovely to catch up with everyone, and huge thanks to @bellesandbeaus55 for the superb organisation!

Venue @boscundlemanor
Photograp@traceywarbeyphotography
Videographer @mikevisions
Flowers @brooksideflowerfarm
Cake & Vintage Biscuits @jaxs_cakes_n_bakes
Stationery @fairytaleweddingstationery
Suit @little.annemaids
Dress @bellesandbeaus55
Shoes @rainbowclubuk
Make Up @emilieshairandmakeup
Hair @fuzionstaustell
Jewellery & Hair Accessories @blushingflamingos
Planning & Co-Ordinaton @bellesandbeaus55
Styling @brooksideflowerfarm and @bellesandbeaus55

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
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Micro Wedding Music
COVID has had a huge impact on the Wedding Industry and in turn, is affecting trends and perhaps some of these are actually helping couples make different decisions.

There is a desire to enhance the intimacy of the day and reduce wedding costs and the rise of the 'Micro Wedding' has increased. More couples are opting for celebrations with smaller guest lists because of COVID but also because it fits in with the rise of elopements and smaller weddings.

You can still customise your Micro Wedding by hiring a musician and if your wedding is small, a Solo Violin is the perfect choice in creating a magical atmosphere.
A solo violinist will also provide safe distancing, is very mobile, eco friendly and needs very little room!

Testimonial
"Sue played at our wedding and we cannot recommend her highly enough. Sue was extremely accommodating in rearranging the date and times due to Covid. Everyone was amazed at how Sue transformed the atmosphere with her beautiful playing! She’s an amazing and talented lad! Thank you again, X" Nicole

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia
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