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.
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 and ‘Extreme Cake Makers’ on Channel 4
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
Our most popular Wedding Song arrangment of 2019 will be our first single release of 2020 - 'Red Right Hand' from the BBC Series Peaky Blinders!
This is the artwork which was finalised today.
The official release date will be Friday January 3rd 2020 across Spotify, Apple Music, Google, Amazon, Tidal and many more... Sue Aston
See also @sueastonmusic for commissions and arrangements
Thank you @geniuslocimedia for the artwork
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'Waiting For the Wedding Ceremony To Begin'
The final run through of the specially arranged music, and then we wait. A chance to immerse ourselves in the atmosphere and feel the excitement build as the wedding guests start to take their seats.
Moments from now, the music will start and help draw everyone's thoughts into this beautiful moment... Sue Aston
'Let Classical Strings play your Heartstrings'
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The Registrar asks the guests to be upstanding as the Bride makes her Entry. A hush descends as the specially chosen song starts to be played. Each step, each note being registered as a memory by all involved. As the Bride reaches the front the music fades to silence, the room full of anticipation and smiles as the wedding begins.
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The latest copy of @wedmagazine arrived today which has to be the best issue ever! I am saying this not just because we are featured (although that is wonderful as well) but the sheer quality of the photography, features and advice contained within it. No bride to be should be without it!
I have been advertising in Wed magazine since this wonderful publication was launched many years ago. Classical Strings has thrived as a result.
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(Professional Member of The National Association of Wedding Professionals)
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Being booked to play at a wedding is never just a job, it is not just about playing a few songs.
A wedding day is charged full of emotions, many of them full of love and joy. However, they can also be tinged with sadness if a family member, such as a parent, has passed away. Sometimes the music I play represents someone’s memory, and this can become a poignant moment during the ceremony.
For the couple booking me this is their one special day, and I am always aware of how honoured I feel to be part of this.
On the wedding day not everyone may see me, but I am aware that each note will be weaving amongst the conversations and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
During the wedding ceremony I time the music to fit in with each step the bride takes, being aware of the emotions and love filling the room in which the wedding is taking place.
Every wedding is as unique as the bride and groom getting married.
I am very pleased to announce that Classical Strings have been accepted as a professional member of the National Association of Wedding Professionals!
As a wedding supplier with 25 years experience we are committed to maintaining and developing high standards within the wedding industry. We feel honoured to be part of the @nawpuk and to network with likeminded wedding professionals.
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A busy day at Classical Strings as we have finalised the mix for our first single ‘Red Right Hand’! Next is signing off the artwork and the digital distribution.
On the wedding front, four enquiries today - all for weddings all in May 2021, and all of them midweek!
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Just finished a video call to a Bride and Groom about their wedding songs for next year.
Using video also means I can play some extracts from some of our repertoire as this can help the Bride imagine herself walking down the aisle to the music. (We can also send an MP3 of your wedding ceremony song if required)
For video calls we can use Skype, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, FaceTime and Ecamm Live.
‘Let Classical Strings play your Heartstrings’
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I'm working on another new arrangment for a wedding next year! This one is for our String Quartet.
"Classical Strings played at my daughter's wedding, there were few dry eyes in the church, it sounded amazing, they played all the bride and groom's favourite songs, everyone commented on how wonderful it was. Thank you ladies for making this special day so much more. We all highly recommend these talented musicians" LL (Facebook)
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A photo from yesterday's wedding at @thealvertonhotel in Truro, Cornwall with our String Quartet. The Great Hall looked absolutely stunning!
The Bride & Groom had asked for four unique arrangements to be made of their favourite songs. We were also able to do a private performance for the couple which was magical!
An exciting day ahead, starting with a wedding for our String Quartet in Truro Cornwall.
Then later we get to hear the first mix of our single 'Red Right Hand' and we finish this evening with a Skype call with a bride and groom to talk about their music choices for their wedding in 2020.
Wedding Music Tips for Brides
How will you know when to start or finish the music when I walk down the aisle?
We start playing music when guests start to assemble in the ceremony room. We will start to play your special entrance music when we get the signal from the registrar, who will ask all the guests to stand.
You do not need to worry about how fast or slow you should walk, just walk at a comfortable speed and enjoy every moment!
As you take your position, we will slowly fade out the music to gently make people aware that the wedding is about to begin.
What we all do in the wedding industry is far more than simply a job, it is such a privilege to be involved in a couple’s special day.
Getting this kind of feedback is wonderful: “Thank you so much for making my wedding day the best ever! Our families enjoyed the weekend so much and we will never forget it”. Sue .
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This is the time of year to reflect and go on romantic autumn walks in the landscape! However, it has been so rainy that it has been more about hot chocolate in front of the fire.
The Autumn leaves in the photo are from my garden, and the violins are my main instrument, made by Mark Jennings in Cornwall, and the darker one used to be my Grandfather’s.
In January 2020 I will be launching three new services for Classical Strings, one of which will be available to Brides & Grooms around the world!
'Let Classical Strings play your Heartstrings' .
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This is a magical time of year to get married, especially as all the Christmas decorations are now going up!
I am just putting the final touches together for the music for our next wedding in Cornwall which will be at @thealvertonhotel in Truro.
A short clip of one of my most favourite pieces of music, ‘One Summer’s Day’ from the wonderful Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away! Thanks to @leeaston for suggesting it! I have arranged this music for all our Classical Strings ensembles.
In The Stillness
Outside the ceremony room the Bride is making the final adjustments to her hair and dress, the children are next door excited and being kept occupied by family members.
The final plans to the music have been made and the violin waits for the signal to be picked up and for the magic to begin... Sue x
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