We were honored to be a part of Kim and Mike's wedding day with DJ and Live Musician services. Our Classical Guitarist Jesse played their beautiful ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens, and DJ Gavin Roy played their reception at Villa and Vine. Their photographer Matt Roberts of Rewind Photography captured all the action - enjoy the photos!
Alexandra and Jack were married in September at the beautiful San Ysidro Ranch, in Montecito, California. We were honored to work once again with uber planner Rebecca Gigandet of Imagine SB.
Their ceremony was held on the main lawn, and we had our Singing Guitarist Mike play for their prelude, ceremony and the cocktail hour that followed. Ceremony music highlights, as sing live by our guitarist:
Processional Line-Up: Wonderful World (made popular by Louis Armstrong)
Bridal Party Processional: Here Comes the Sun Instrumental (made popular by the Beatles)
Bride's Processional: Here Comes the Sun (made popular by the Beatles)
Recessional: How Sweet it is (made popular by James Taylor)
DJ Gavin Roy was their MC and DJ for the evening. Here are the important songs for their reception:
Bridal Party Introduction: Beyonce's "Crazy In Love"
Bride and Groom's Introduction: Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"
Cake Cutting: Natalie Cole "This Will Be An Everlasting Love"
First Dance: Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up"
Father/Daughter Dance: Van Morrison's Tupelo Honey
We were honored to provide lighting for their event - String Lighting of the patio, Uplighting in and around the Cottage, a Chandelier at the tree, and a breakout gobo pattern on the dance floor.
Lindsey and Andrew were married at the beautiful Firestone Winery and Vineyard in Los Olivos. Their amazing planner was Shauna Timmons of Alegria by Design, their officiant was Jon Ireland and their wedding photographers were Adam and Laura Queen.
For their ceremony on the Mesa Vineyard Lawn. John our guitarist played an instrumental guitar prelude and DJ Gavin played the processionals:
Bridesmaids: Ray Lamontagne - "Shelter"
Bride: Van Morrison - "Sweet Thing"
Recessional: Bob Marley - "Could You Be Loved"
Cocktail hour was set in the courtyard with John playing the guitar but this time singing. Their grand entrance was played by DJ Gavin (Edward Sharpe's "Home")
Dinner was in the barrel room. We did overhead string lighting over the long dining table, and LED uplighting on the barrel stacks.
Here are some highlights from their dance portion of the night (back in courtyard later that evening).
First Dance: Marcus Mumford - "When I Get My Hands On You"
Father Daughter Dance: Frank Sinatra - "The Way You Look Tonight"
Mother Son Dance: Adele - "Make You Feel My Love"
Cake Cutting: Maroon 5 - "Sugar"
Last Dance: Prince - "Let's Get Crazy
(dance photos coming soon...from Adam and Laura, our photographers)
7. The Bagpiper!
Are you or your fiancé of Scottish or Irish heritage? Surprise your guests with the smooth sounds of bagpipes for your prelude and ceremony. After the ceremony have our bagpiper lead your guests in a Celtic March to the cocktail hour!
Nothing like the angelic sounds of a harp at your ceremony. Our Lever, Pedal and Celtic Harpists can play any classical, traditional, pop and standard song arrangements you request!
5. Pop Guitar
Our pop/rock style guitarists with an edge for your ceremony can play contemporary love songs and standards, instrumental or with vocals.
Play me a song Mr Piano Man! Traditional, Classical, Broadway, Jazz Standards, or Rock/Pop/Modern - we've got you covered with our pianists on roster :)
3. Spanish/Flamenco Guitarist
Getting married in Santa Barbara? Immerse your guests in the total Santa Barbara flavor with a Flamenco/Spanish guitarist - bringing the sound of Classic Spain to your prelude and ceremony.
Surprise your guests with a full 9-Piece Mariachi Band at your ceremony. Or just use them for the surprise recessional and to march your guests to a lively cocktail hour where they continue to play!
1. The String Quartet
The ultimate ceremony musician combination - from classical arrangements to rock and pop favorites, a string quartet is definitely an all-around crowd pleaser.
Live music at a wedding ceremony is a very nice addition to the main event of the day. Whichever instrumentation you decide, make sure it reflects your style, heritage, and taste. We can also combine different musicians together for a custom ensemble. Congratulations!
From Santa Barbara's Historic Courthouse to the SB Historical Museum, Cara and Adam took their guests on a tour of Santa Barbara's best attractions for their wedding ceremony and reception. We were honored to provide sound for their ceremony with our guitarist George, and reception entertainment by our DJ @Korn. Here are some beautiful pictured by the talented Shelly Vinson. Please check out Shelley's amazing blog for more of her work.
Here are some reception highlights:
Cocktail Music Ideas: Reggae, Stick Figure, Bruno Mars, chill, upbeat music
Dinner Music Ideas: Same as cocktail music, nice, fun, modern, chill
Bride & Groom Intro Song: Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars
Bride & Groom's First Dance Song: John Legend - Stay with you
Bride and Father Song: Sinatra, Frank - The Way You Look Tonight
Anniversary Dance Song/s: Bob Dylan Forever Young
Last Dance Song:Money, Eddie - Take Me Home Tonight
Aniko and David were married on 5/3/13 at the San Ysidro Ranch in beautiful Santa Barbara. We were very honored to be a part of their fabulous day, providing entertainment with our guitarist John at their ceremony and cocktail hour, and DJ Gavin Roy for dinner and dancing at the Hydrangea Cottage. We also provided string lighting in a fan pattern which stretched across the Hydrangea patio.
Here's a cool pic from David from his Facebook page after the wedding:
and a quote from one of their guests after the event:
"Derek and I (and all the other guests!) were incredibly impressed by your talents at Aniko and Dave's wedding a couple of weeks ago - your spinning was off the charts! I've never seen a DJ move so adeptly between genres, and literally keep a packed dance floor all night. We (and all the other guests!) had such a great time at their wedding, due in no small part to your music."
Aniko and David got hitched without a hitch :) thanks to uber-planner Kelly Leonard of Event of the Season, who made sure every detail was perfect! We'll now leave you with a quick video of the dance action: