I knew from the moment that I spoke to this bride that she was a lovely person, and she was indeed such a delight to work with! This couple in their 50’s hired my flute and violin duo to accompany their wedding ceremony and cocktail hour with classical and popular music to give a mood of understated and classy elegance.
We played classical music selections as guests arrived and to set the mood for the ceremony to follow. For the processional of the wedding party and the bride, we played “Don’t Stop Belivin’” by Coldplay, a special music arrangement for flute and violin that I made specially for the couple. The bride said that the moment she heard us play, she just knew that our music was the most perfect choice for her wedding, and it brought happy tears to her eyes. The happy tears continued as the couple was joyfully united in marriage.
Imagine my surprise when I recognized the bride’s sister when she walked up to do a reading! She was the mom of one of my former flute students. My student and her mom were equally surprised to recognize me as the one playing the flute, and we had a brief and happy reunion.
Wedding Processional Music:
Wedding Party and Bride’s Processional: Don’t Stop Belivin’ (Coldplay)
Recessional: All You Need is Love (Beatles)
Sample from Wedding Prelude Music:
Air from Suite No. 3 (Bach), Flower Duet from Lakme (Delibes), Allegro from Spring (Vivaldi), Arioso (Bach), River Flows in You (Yiruma)
After the ceremony was over, we continued to play for cocktails out on the patio of the Arrabelle.
Sample from Cocktail Hour Music:
Rigaudon from Water Music (Handel), Blackbird (Beatles), Minuets I & II (Devienne), I Will (Beatles), Intermezzo (Mascagni)
From the Bride:
“One week post-wedding and we and our guests are still singing the praises of Flute and Strings by Christen. Christen was the only musician I spoke with, unlike the myriad of vendors I spoke with virtually every other aspect of her wedding, instinctively I felt she was exactly what we were looking for. Boy was I correct. She is first and foremost an exceptionally talented musician, which you can hear from her music samples. She also offered a wide variety of music to choose from for both the ceremony and reception, and were flexible and accommodating to my own processional selection. She was quick to respond to my questions, highly organized and professional and showed up early on the big day. And then they played. It was WONDERFUL!!! Having beautiful live music during the ceremony was important to us and to have it played so well really made the day extra perfect. I can't say enough about Christen.” Bobbi B.
Add a touch of class and elegance to your wedding ceremony with the lovely combination of flute and violin. You can listen to music samples here.
Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Flute and Strings by Christen Stephens - Flute and Violin Duo
Planner: Glitter and Bliss Weddings
Venue: The Arrabelle at Vail Square
Photography: Daniel Alfonzo Photography
Flowers: Petals and Pours