When trying to figure out what kind of music we wanted at our wedding (band, DJ, classical, etc.), Mr. Knight and I had very different ideas. He wanted a string quartet for the ceremony and cocktails, and I wanted a band for the reception. We compromised (more like I gave in) and we decided on a string trio (quartet was too much $$$) and a DJ for the reception.
It was incredibly hard to find a string trio in our price range (most were quoting us anywhere from $500-$800 for 2 hours). We booked The Classern Quartet out of Orlando, FL through GigMasters for $350 for 3 musicians (violin, viola, and cello). They are going to play for 2 hours, which will cover pre-ceremony, our ceremony and an hour of cocktails. One of the things we really liked about them is that they play not just classical music but also modern tunes (Coldplay anyone?).
A mixture of classical and modern songs
- Joy of Man’s Desire Bach
- Canon in D Bach
- Elenor Rigby The Beatles
- You Raise Me up Josh Groban
- Hotel California The Eagles (a personal favorite of Mr. Knight and I’s)
Seating of the Parents
“Air” by Bach
Bridal Party Entrance (played softly during)
Bride’s Entrance with Father (played slightly louder)
“Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s, played by Vitamin String Quartet
Recessional (Walking back down the aisle as Man and Wife)
“Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve, played by Vitamin String Quartet
It was difficult to decide exactly what songs we wanted for our ceremony. We struggled with traditional songs. They were too overplayed in our minds, we wanted something different and more us. Plain White T’s Hey there Delilah song has special meaning to Mr. Knight and I. If you listen to the lyrics in the song it talks about a couple who are miles away, in school and in love. For those who don’t know, Mr. Knight and I spent 3 years of our relationship apart (while he was attending UCF and I at UF).
I can’t wait to walk down the aisle to this beautiful song and marry Mr. Knight… only 8 months 3 hours left!