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.
The Wedding Authority
Bill & Carla Young
St. Augustine Weddings
& Special Events
The Big Event Wedding
& Party Planning
My Custom Wedding
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
You can hear samples of most of my music on my personal
webpage. Songs must be chosen from one of my song lists.
~ complete songlist ~
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.
me for more information or call me at (904) 501-5403... daytime
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.
Government House ~
St. George Street at the plaza.
Lightner Museum Courtyard,
The Wedding Authority ~
My favorite wedding location.
Casa Monica ~
5 star hotel with many options.
~ Zach Thomas Photography
~ Scott S. Smith
~ Beth Hayes
~ Addison Fitzgerald
~ 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
Pyramid Disc Jockeys
Several DJs to choose from.
Inns and B&B's
~ Augustin Inn
~ St. Francis Inn
~ Old City House Inn
The Wedding Authority
St. Augustine Weddings
The Big Event Wedding & Party Planning
My Custom Wedding
Destination Planning/ web
Goddess Wedding Ceremonies/ web
Gypsy Cab Company
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 many 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
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
Give me a call or Email Me
me and let me know how I can be of service to you or if you have any questions."
- Cell Phone: (904) 501-5403
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
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 from any of my song lists. 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Richard Kuncicky has been playing in the St. Augustine
area for the last 25 years. You can find him performing at many locations throughout the
the St. augustine area. See Calendar for details.
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