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Solo Violin at Polhawn Fort Cornwall

It was such a pleasure to play Solo Violin at Polhawn Fort, for the wedding of Aimee and Callum. This is such a stunning venue to play at, and perfect for a winter wedding too, as the fairy lights, candles, and sumptuous flowers create a magical and cosy atmosphere! The acoustics are fantastic at the Fort too, and it is wonderful to hear the music from my violin fill the room.

The Bride made her Entry to a beautiful love song which I arranged for Solo Violin – ‘Yours’ by Ella Henderson. During the Signing of the Register, the lovely couple chose ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, from Harry Potter, and ‘Time of your Life’ by Green Day. Aimee chose the joyful and uplifting ‘Under the Sea’, from My Little Mermaid for the newlyweds to make their Exit to.

During the drinks reception, I played a selection of my arrangements of Rock, Pop and Film music, and I was delighted to receive a wonderful testimonial from Aimee:

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

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Wedding Tips For Brides – Walking Down The Aisle

Wedding Tips For Brides - Music for your wedding

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!

Sue x
Classical Strings Weddings
Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo
Bespoke Music, Composed Just for You

BoHo Weddings Cornwall & Devon

BoHo Weddings Cornwall

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.

Sue Aston

Classical Strings Wedding and Events
NAWP Professional Member
Quartet – Trio – Duo – Solo Violin

Bespoke Music – Composed Just For You

Red Right Hand – Peaky Blinders Official Video

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

Please share and stream via the links below

Wedding Tips – Reassurance For You

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 Wedding & Events
Let Classical Strings Play Your Heart Strings! 

 

Photo by Elizabeth Melvin 

Heart Strings and Wedding Rings

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)

Cornwall Quartet Venezuelan waltz ‘Alma Llanera’ String Quartet Wedding

Here is the Classical Strings Quartet performing my special arrangement of the Venezuelan waltz ‘Alma Llanera’ at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall for a wedding last Saturday.

I was asked by the Groom to create this bespoke music arrangement as a symbol of international friendship between the different cultures of the guests at this incredible wedding.

This behind the scenes video features the rehearsal, my introduction to the guests, and the actual performance which saw the wedding guests singing along and dancing!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings – Weddings

Green and Eco Weddings

Those of you who know me from my work as a composer and recording artist will be aware of how important the landscape and the environment are to my work.

I am therefore very excited and pleased to see this upsurge in green and eco friendly weddings.
In many ways there is no better form of green entertainment than a String Quartet. It requires no electricity, no batteries and the instruments are traditional and handmade.

With many people looking for Barn Weddings and holding their celebrations outside, the music from a String Quartet (or similar string ensemble) will blend in with nature, bird song and the voices of your guests.
My job as the arranger and leader of the String Quartet is to provide a soundtrack that is recognisable, but at the same time not intrusive.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about how we can add a touch of natural magic to your wedding day!

Sue Aston

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