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Composed Just For You – A wedding gift that is as unique as you are

Composed Just For You – A wedding gift that is as unique as you are.

To make a special day even more personal, I can compose a piece of music especially for you. Using the letters of your names or initials, I can transcribe this into music, and create a music motif to form the basis of a unique melody which will then be developed into a longer piece. This can then be performed on Solo Violin, Duo, Trio or String Quartet. You can also receive a recording of the music too, and also a Solo Piano version of the music, which will be a lasting and special memento of your day. This also makes an ideal anniversary present too!

Here is an example of one of my haunting Celtic melodies. The music can also be arranged and recorded for String Quartet, Trio, Duo or Piano.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings String Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo Violin

I’m here if you need to chat with me at any time about your wedding plans


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 –

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet TrioDuoSolo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You

T: 01736 719342

Merry Christmas From Classical Strings

Merry Christmas from Classical Strings

A short extract from “I Believe in Father Christmas” by Greg Lake

This has been a very challenging year for all our friends in the Wedding Industry and our clients. Thank you for your support this year and understanding.

We look forward to playing for you in 2021 and beyond.

Sue

Classical Strings Wedding and Events
String Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You
www.classicalstrings.co.uk

What a year this has been!

String Quartet Cornwall with Sue Aston

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 Sue Aston
Photo by Genius Loci Media

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

Micro Weddings Cornwall - Music ideas- violin wedding rings

Choosing a Wedding Violinist

Choosing a Wedding Violinist Cornwall

Choosing a Wedding Violinist

A solo violin will provide your wedding with the perfect soundtrack that you can remember for a lifetime.

What styles of music can a violinist play?

Violinists are normally classically trained. Ideally, a solo violinist can also play in a variety of styles, such as Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Soundtracks etc. Their classical music training will have given them the skills to be able to play any type of music to professional quality.

I play on an acoustic violin that requires no additional equipment. Being acoustic also fits in with the trend for Green and Eco themed weddings. The sound will naturally blend into your wedding when required and will not overpower the natural conversation from your guests. A solo violin is also very mobile and can move to any location as they need so little room!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings

String Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo Violin – Virtual Violinist

Weddings Covid-19 Update

By now we have all seen the news about weddings for the next six months. I want to assure all our couples that we are here to work with you and offer friendly advice via message, phone or video.
With the numbers being so small a solo violin may be a better option for your wedding, please get in touch. (We also have a virtual violinist option for the ceremony)
Also, remember If you have to move your date your deposit is transferable.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo Violin – Virtual Violinist
Bespoke music composed and released just for you

+44(0)1736 719342

weddings covid-19 update

How To Choose Music For Your Wedding Ceremony

How to choose music for your wedding ceremonyThe wedding music you choose for your ceremony sets the scene for your big day. Will your wedding day be formal, traditional or more laid back and casual?  I can help you pick the right songs for the different parts of the wedding ceremony. The right songs will create an atmosphere that reflects your personality and style.

So much energy goes into choosing the flowers, cake, wedding dress, food and venue that the wedding ceremony music timeline can get left until last. We specialise in creating a playlist that is as unique as you are so we do not force established songs on you if there is a special song or songs that you would rather have. Arranging songs can take time so it is important to give this some thought.  We can meet via a video call to discuss the songs you might like to use.

Can I use any music?

Some wedding celebrants and venues have a strict guideline on what music can be used, Religious music cannot, for instance, be used in venues which have a civil wedding license.

What song will be our special song? 

If the words are a very important part of the music you might want to book our String Quarter with a vocalist, however, if the melody is strong enough and you feel that the lyrics would detract from your wedding ceremony then our arrangments for String Quartet, Trio, Duo or solo violin would be perfect.

You will need music for four parts of your Wedding Ceremony

Part One As the guests assemble and are seated: We usually play a selection of popular music and classics from our repertoire, this can be chosen by you as your guests are taking their seats and waiting for the wedding ceremony to begin.

Part Two The Procession: We will switch to a new song as the Bride arrives. This song will last as long as it takes for the bride to reach the front of the room, so there is no need to worry!

Part Three The Signing of the Register: At this point, we play two or three pieces of music to play as the registers are signed.

Part Four The Recessional: We play upbeat joyful and lively music to conclude the wedding ceremony as the bride and groom process out of the room.

If you have any questions please call or email

Sue Aston | Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet | Trio | Duo | Solo Violin
+44(0)1736 719342

New Virtual Wedding Service Launched

We are now available worldwide

Our virtual Violinist and String Quartet is now available for Wedding Ceremonies around the world we can play music from our repertoire for the Bride & Groom before the virtual ceremony begins and afterwards as the ceremony finishes.

Click here to read more

Sue Aston

Classical Strings Virtual Weddings