The music you choose for your wedding ceremony plays a large part in the tone and presentation of your wedding as a whole. Finding the right music has a very rich and dynamic affect on the ceremony proceedings. You are joining and presenting yourselves to the world for the very first time as husband and wife. The way in which you present, celebrate and have your ceremony conducted, says a great deal about who you are as a couple and leaves an indelible imprint on everyone's heart as they witness your vows.
To help you on your way to exceptional live music choices, here are my favorite Live Music Vendors, all tried and true. Visit the links provided below to listen to samples of their music.
Larry Hollifield Wedding and Special Event Guitarist The acoustic guitar is one of the most romantic and versatile of all instruments and in the hands of Larry Hollifield will provide the perfect ambience for your wedding day or special event. Larry offers a versatile repertoire of classical, modern and popular music styles to suit all or any part of your special day.
The Wichita String Quartet was founded by Jan Ekstedt, who also founded the Seattle String Quartet, www.seattlestringquartet.com, in 1999.
Jan and his wife, Elaine, created Ekstedt Entertainment, the Seattle String Quartet and related ensembles to help put him through seminary.
They have recently moved to Wichita, where Jan is now the Senior Pastor at New Hope Christian Church, Disciples of Christ.
Performs all types of music for various occasions.
Available for some limited instruction.
B.S.M.E. - University of KS
M.M. - Wichita State University
The Wichita String Quartet,
an association of musicians of the same quality and professionalism, as the Seattle String Quartet. These musicians perform in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. The Wichita String Quartet
and related ensembles, offer the same extensive repertoire as the Seattle ensembles.
As a professional musician, Jan has played in the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, the Spokane Symphony, the Reno Philharmonic and Nevada
Opera Guild, and the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. He has toured with many greats, including Luciano Pavarotti, Ray Charles, Rod
Stewart, John Denver, Aretha Franklin, and many, many others.
Cool Blue Band
Ready to turn your party up a notch?
Try adding the sounds of live music and watch your event come alive.
Whether you are looking for a pianist, a jazz trio, or a 16 piece band, Cool Blue can deliver. We’ve got the musicians and experience to put it together for you.
Increasingly, more and more wedding couples are beginning to recognize, fully appreciate and enthusiastically embrace the many benefits and creative flexibility of having an At-Home-Wedding.
When you really stop to think about it, it becomes wonderfully clear that At-Home-Weddings truly do offer the best of all wedding worlds. Affordability is always a BIG Plus, and when you tap into your unlimited creative license, your true individual charms and qualities as a couple takes on a natural and magical quality of it's own that flows beautifully in such a warm and inviting home environment.
It's a pretty sure bet that when you let your heart lead the way in your wedding day creations, you'll be surprised with what the two of you create together. Although, you shouldn't be, after-all, your wedding day is all about the love your share and the life you will be creating together, and this is the preview of your new and exciting beginnings of that journey together as husband and wife.
Natural, Easy Outdoor Wedding Altar Decorations
You'll be more than pleasantly surprised when you discover the treasures you likely already have on hand, just stored away, with some inspiration, imagination and a bit of scavenging and hunting with family and friends. In fact, it's great fun to make a party of it. Have a pre-wedding decorating party, ask those you invite to bring some bits, bobbles, lights n' things from their Christmas and Party storage trucks to the party. So much fun!
Easy DIY Wedding Catering
Putting together your wedding menu is much easier than you might image. A very popular and favorite option is a home BBQ with colorful and festive Candy Bar, Ice Tubs with all manner of beverage and of course the cake! Or...if you'd rather not handle the food preparation, think of your favorite restaurant and arrange for a catering delivery...many offer not only catering and delivery, most also offer set-up and breakdown for a reasonable additional fee.