Wedding Music on Guitar


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COORDINATORS...

Wedding coordinators can really make a difference when it comes to planning your wedding. It's like having a conductor for the orchestra. I have a few coordinators that I work with consistently and I highly recommend any of them. They can do everything from simply helping you find a location to handling every last detail from beginning to end.

Elegant Events
Betty Crosby

The Wedding Authority
Bill & Carla Young

St. Augustine Weddings
 & Special Events


The Big Event Wedding
& Party Planning


My Custom Wedding
Ceremony


I also have many other associates who provide services pertaining to weddings. / links


Solo instrumental guitar is perfect for wedding reception dinners and cocktail hours.

Quite often I will play while guests are attending the cocktail hour. During this time the bride and groom are finishing up with photos. When the bride and groom have returned, the guests are seated for dinner and the DJ (or band) announces the newlywed's entrance and then continues the music for the rest of the evening.

You can hear samples of most of my music on my personal webpage.

~ complete songlist ~


PRICES...

Prices can vary slightly depending on the situation, but as a rule my prices are as follows...

  • $150 for the first hour
    (one hour minimum).
  • $50 each additional hour (billed at $25 per half hour).
  • $25 per hour travel time (outside of the St. Augustine area).
  • Discounts for weekdays.

Payment is due on the day of the wedding. Some of the wedding coordinators will include my fee in with their package. E-mail me for more information or call me at home (904) 797-7796... daytime only please.



LINKS...

   Through the years I've had the pleasure of working with numerous photographers, videographers, and wedding planners at many lovely locations. I've listed these contacts along with some Bed & Breakfast and Inns that have wonderful wedding packages. I have worked with everyone mentioned here... all top notch.

Wedding Locations & Reception Locations

The Reef ~
Banquet room, excellent food, weddings on the beach.

Oldest House Garden &
Llambias House Garden ~

Two great garden locations on historic St. Francis Street.

Pena Peck House ~
One of the few locations right on St. George Street.

Government House ~
St. George Street at the plaza.

Dow Museum ~
Picturesque and secluded.

Lightner Museum Courtyard,
The Wedding Authority ~

My favorite wedding location.

Casa Monica ~
5 star hotel with many options.


Photographers

~ Scott S. Smith
~ Debra Cox
~ Beth Hayes
~ Southwind Photo
~ Marvin Mann
~ Addison Fitzgerald


Videographers

~ Griffin Productions
~ Platinum Digital Video


Musicians & DJs

Kyle A. Wehner, violin
Performs solo violin or with a wide variety of ensembles.

Jim Sloan, bagpipes
Bagpipe performances for all types of occasions.

DJ Thundercat - Daniel
Highly recommended.

Pyramid Disc Jockeys
Several DJs to choose from.


Inns and B&B's

~ Augustin Inn
~ St. Francis Inn
~ Old City House Inn


Coordinators, Planners

Elegant Events
The Wedding Authority
St. Augustine Weddings
The Big Event Wedding & Party Planning
My Custom Wedding
Destination Planning/ web


Catering

Culinary Outfitters
Gypsy Cab Company

   Saint Augustine, Florida has always been a very popular spot for weddings. With it's numerous picturesque gardens and courtyards, romantic horse-drawn carriage rides, five-star restaurants and quaint inns, it's no wonder that it's such an ideal spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

   "For several years now, I have been providing the musical ambiance for many of these memorable events. Whether a large extravagant wedding or a simple affair, indoors or outdoors, the guitar can be a wonderful addition to your ceremony and reception. I have battery powered equipment so I can be heard at the beach or in the country just as easily as an indoor setting.

   Because I am playing the music live and in person -- I can time the music to fit the processionals. When you reach the alter the music will end in a normal, natural sounding fashion and not stop abruptly or fade out too quickly. You don't have to worry about following the music -- The music will follow you. It's one of the benefits of using a live musician.

   Give me a call or e-mail me and let me know how I can be of service to you or if you have any questions."

  • Cell Phone: (904) 501-5403 (daytime only)

Melonie Miller Wedding 2009 - DEBRA COX PHOTOGRAPHY

WEDDING MUSIC...

    Most of the weddings I play follow a basic format, although any of it can be altered or customized to your liking... anything goes, it's your wedding.

    In general, weddings are divided into five sections: prelude, processional, ceremony, recessional, and postlude. I have a number of songs that have proven to work well for each of these sections. To personalize your wedding, you can choose the selections of music to be performed during each of these portions. If you have no preference then I will be happy to choose for you. Here are some suggestions for musical selections. Keep in mind that any of the pieces of music can be used in any section of the wedding... these are only suggestions. There is also a master song list on my homepage for additional ideas.


Prelude

   This is the music that is heard 20 to 30 minutes prior to your ceremony as the guests are arriving and being seated. I've found that a variety of light classical and New Age music works the best. Sometimes a jazz standard or love song is a nice touch. As the ceremony nears I usually play more classical. The last piece in the prelude is usually a special selection for the seating of the mothers, grandparents, and other special people... a more serious classical or religious piece works well here.


Processional

   Once everyone has been seated then the processional music begins. There are usually 2 pieces of music chosen... one for the bridal party (bridesmaids, flower girls, etc.) and one for the bride. The bride's processional music is typically more spirited than the bridal party's processional music. Pay special attention to how long the bridal processional will be. I've had some couples pick out several minutes of music only to have the bride race down the isle in 20 seconds. A short piece of music can be repeated, but a long piece of music can sometimes be awkward to end abruptly. This entrance is one of the most important moments of the day.


Ceremony

   Sometimes music is used during the ceremony, perhaps during the Unity Candle or as a meditation. If you have someone who wants to sing a song, I can probably back them up on guitar. A special love song can work well here, or no music at all. Dreamgift is a nice song for a unity candle.


Recessional

   This music is played as you and your new spouse exit arm in arm. The music should be majestic and joyous with a quick tempo. I often play several pieces of music, one after the other.


Postlude

   This music is performed as your guests are leaving, or perhaps there is a receiving line or photographs yet to be taken. I usually play a variety of music for about twenty minutes or until people start to filter out towards the reception or the bride and groom leave the scene. Any of the songs from the previous sections or the master song list may be used.


Mansfield Wedding 2005

   Richard Kuncicky has been playing in the St. Augustine area for the last 25 years. You can find him performing at The Reef every Sunday from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM for their award winning brunch.


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