One of the questions I get asked the most, is how do I walk down the aisle to the music? What happens if I get there too soon, or if the music finishes before I arrive?
You have nothing to worry about! The music fits around you. We play the music until you are in position, and then naturally fade and stop. This is one of the advantages of using live musicians instead of a CD. The music fits in with you and your guests, just like the opening of the most romantic film ever made. Our job is to make your nerves fade away as you walk down the aisle in your own time.
Thanks to the fabulous @elizabeth_melvin_photography for the gorgeous photo!
I love the popular trends of Rustic and Bohemian Weddings. It makes me feel very much at home with my background of composing music inspired by nature and the natural landscape.
Many of the weddings I play at that follow this theme are like scenes from an enchanted book with braids, greenery and beautiful wildflowers.
This setting works exceptionally well for the solo violin, with the single melodies weaving in out of the sounds of the guests and natural birdsong. It is also eco-friendly as I need no electricity and the music blends in so well with the magic of the wedding day.
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This is the new video for the official single by Classical Strings!
The song was originally by Nick Cave and is the soundtrack for the BBC drama Peaky Blinders.
The music was arranged for Strings by Sue Aston and the video was created by Genius Loci Media
Our most popular wedding string arrangement of 2019 will be our first single release of 2020!
This will be my arrangement for String Quartet of the Peaky Blinder’s theme, ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
The version of the song on our YouTube Channel and Soundcloud has had 1000’s of views and we have had many requests for an official recording. It has also been a hit with all the other weddings we have played at in 2018/19 I have tried to capture the raw and rhythmic quality of the music which reflects life in Birmingham.
The official release date will be Friday, January 3rd 2020 across Spotify, Apple Music, Google, Amazon, Tidal and many more…
Being 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.
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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 of experience, we are committed to maintaining and developing high standards within the wedding industry. We feel honoured to be part of the NAWP and to network with like-minded wedding professionals.
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.
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We are predicting that movie & TV soundtracks are going to continue to grow as the main theme for wedding entertainment in 2020.
The Greatest Showman has been very popular this year and I expect other songs from the film to be requested next year.
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Viva Forever’ Arranged for String Quartet by Sue Aston, from Classical Strings. This is a beautiful, haunting melody by the Spice Girls, which works well for strings! Here is the Classical Strings Quartet warming up for a wedding at Polhawn Fort in Cornwall.