An amazing weekend of celebration for Emily and Emmanuel's wedding started with a rehearsal dinner at Viva Mexican Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Our SALSA TRIO played for their guests at this fun and fabulous 3-hour dance party.
During the ceremony, we were proud to have our classically trained singer Rachel take the stage to sing Shania Twain's "From This Moment" during the Rose Presentation to Parents.
Once Emily and Emmanuel kissed a the end of the ceremony, guests were instructed to shake maracas (which were placed under each seat). This signaled our Mariachi band to pop out and surprise everyone with jubilant tunes!
Then our band walked all the guests over in a procession to cocktail hour, where more fun ensued :)
Toward the end of cocktail hour, Emmanuel surprised Emily by serenading to her - dressed as one of our Mariachi band members!
Here is our lighting in the ballroom, with color wash changes:
Then our professional dancers got the crowd inspired for the dance party:
And they danced. All night! To DJ Gavin Roy! Congratulations Emily and Emmanuel!! :)
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!