Wedding Entertainment

Bespoke tailor-made wedding music to perfectly compliment your special day.

Music for Weddings

Overview
Giardino Strings will work with you to ensure that your special day is exactly as you envisioned. If you prefer some guidance we have a wealth of experience from playing at weddings for over 10 years and so we know that no wedding is ever the same!
Whatever your request we can happily cater for any group size, location space, theme, musical style and arrangements. Our extensive repertoire covers most musical genre but we are always happy to learn more! All of our players are professional musicians with top training and musical credits. With extensive experience playing at weddings they can cope with a brisk bridesmaid or lingering flower girl and time the music seamlessly for the wedding ceremony. We can entertain your guests with contemporary classics performed by our string ensembles during the photographs; arrive at the reception to play guests in until you sit down for the Wedding Breakfast; we can also arrange your evening entertainment whether you want a DJ, live band, cover band, or we can back a singer of your choice.
Our wedding service is totally bespoke for each wedding though we do have a mix-and-match wedding package option below to get you started.
Wedding Packages
The Traditional Wedding 
Book one, all, mix-and-match or add to the below options…
    •  For venues with lots of space why not try our 6 or 8 piece string orchestra to accompany the service? This will give you a wonderfully rich sound and ensure that all the hymns sound their best
    • Relax your guests at the reception with the perfect background accompaniment of a single harpist
    • Our DJ can ensure dancing into the small hours, take song requests before and during the evening.
The Jazzy Wedding 
Book one, all, mix-and-match or add to the below options…
    •  Jazz String Quartet or Duo to accompany the service with a more upbeat take on the traditional music
    • OR why not hide a brass trio around the venue to break out into a jazz number at the end of the service?
    • Brass/Dixie Trio to entertain while you take your photographs
    • Jazz band to accompany jazzy canapés and champagne and to keep the mood up during the transition from speeches to dancing
    • Try a Jazz or Swing band to get the dancing off to a flying start in the evening, add a vocalist or two!
The Modern Wedding 
    • Accompany the service with a single instrument of your choice to provide a modern, more understated take on the traditional proceedings
    • During the reception before the Breakfast you could have a singer perform your intimate favourites with an acoustic guitar or small group
    • A cover band to assail you into the evening with all your favourite songs 
    • Our DJ can take over to continue the dancing into the small hours 
The Shake Up Wedding 

A single Trumpeter could be the thing if you are looking to try something different

    • Or if so themed, try some bagpipes or folk fiddlers during the service
    • Try a trio of electric violins and double bass as your guests arrive at the reception
    • Try a 50’s rock and roll band to kick off the evening
    • Our DJ can take over to continue the dancing into the small hours
Wedding Favorites
Wedding Ceremony Music Songs

Entrance of the bride top 10 classical
Canon in D – Pachelbel (all time favorite)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G string – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Intermezzo (from ʻCavalleria Rusticanaʼ)
Prelude (from ʻTe Deumʼ) – Charpentier
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Allegro from ʻSpringʼ – Vivaldi
Grand March (from ʻAidaʼ) – Verdi
Wedding March – Wagner

Entrance of the bride top 10 modern songs
John Legend – All Of Me
Elvis – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Desʼree – Kissing You
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Beatles – All You Need Is Love
Elbow – One Day Like This
Adele/Bob Dylan – Make You Feel My Love
Ben E King – Stand By Me
James Blunt – Youʼre Beautiful
Foo Fighters – Everlong

Signing of the register
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Meditation – Massenet
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi

Exit of the bride and groom
Queen of Sheba – Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Hornpipe – Handel
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Wedding Venue
Wedding Venues: 
London
      • 116 Pall Mall
      • Cannizaro House
      • Chiswick House and Gardens
      • Claridge’s
      • Coq D’Argent, London
      • Dartmouth House, London
      • Eltham Palace
      • Grosvenor House
      • Hampton Court House
      • Hendon Hall
      • Kensington Palace
      • Kenwood House
      • Kew Gardens
      • Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
      • MC Motors
      • Novotel at Heathrow
      • One Great George Street
      • One Mayfair
      • One Whitehall Place
      • Plaisterers Hall
      • Rosewood Hotel
      • Stationer’s Hall
      • Shangri-La At The Shard, London Bridge
      • St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
      • Syon Park
      • The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
      • The Connaught
      • The Corinthia Hotel
      • The Dorchester
      • The Langham Hotel
      • The Rood Gardens
      • The Savoy
Home Counties
Bedfordshire
      • Woburn Abbey
Berkshire
      • Coworth Park
      • The Monkey Island Hotel
Buckinghamshire
      • Cliveden House
      • Hedsor House
      • Stoke Park Club
Essex
      • Gaynes Park
      • Gosfield Hall
      • Leez Priory
      • Prested Hall
Hertfordshire
      • Brocket Hall
      • Priory Barn
      • The Grove
Kent
      • Chilton Park Hotel
      • Hever Castle & Gardens
      • Leeds Castle
Oxfordshire
      • Merriscourt
      • The Tythe Barn
Surrey
      • Clandon Park
      • Farnham Castle
      • Great Fosters
      • Pennyhill Park
      • The Barn at Bury Court
      • The Runnymede-on-Thames
Sussex
      • The Gallivant
West Sussex
      • Amberley Castle
…and many more!

Testimonials

Hi David, on behalf of Chris, my family and I, I would like to say a huge thank you to the quartet for the wonderful music on our special day. The feedback we have received from our guests regarding the performance was outstanding. The music was perfect for such a setting, really beautiful. The eclectic mix of classical to modern day favourites was fabulous.

Sara Jane SamuelsBride

I booked Giardino Strings for my daughter’s wedding and they were truly amazing. I would not hesitate to book them for future events and my guests are still talking about how fabulous they were. My personal thanks to you all for making a very special day extra special!

Julie RubenzerMother of the bride

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