You've booked the venue, set the date, sent out some of your invites. The wedding is most definitely happening!
When asked for a live string quartet or string trio by the RHS for their event in Drapers Hall, we were only too happy to oblige. The RHS was organising a dinner for their donors.
We were delighted when we saw that Bridgerton was one of the first series to use a String Quartet as part of the soundtrack. One of the most common compliments we receive is how much guests enjoy hearing modern pop played on string quartet.
When Kathryn and Richard first contacted us about their wedding music in the Savile Club, they seemed to have a fairly clear idea of what they wanted. We spoke to Kathryn on the phone and she seemed interested in having a string quartet and a band or DJ for the dance part later.
It's been a fairly quiet 2021 so far, with Covid restrictions gradually lifting but still a lot of caution. We noted that no one postponed or planned their summer wedding music with us in May.
(For privacy reasons, we cannot reveal the name of our client). When P's personal assistant got in touch, she knew that TJ was the kind of singer that would work perfectly for a romantic birthday surprise.
When Derk got in touch with us, he was clearly a man determined to make a beautiful proposal to his girlfriend Maria. Hiring a live musician for a wedding proposal should be a fun and personal process.
When searching for live music to hire for your wedding, like a jazz band, you're most likely to be thinking quickly about what the price may be. And exact prices are not always available on websites - in fact, they usually aren't and here at Liquid Strings, we don't put set prices either.
We often get asked about having a singer for weddings. It's a lovely musical touch since live music is great and a live singer really elevates a wedding.
We provided Carina as a solo cello player for a wedding in Richmond. With covid restrictions, the previously booked string quartet was reduced down to a solo cello with backing tracks on a small Bluetooth speaker.
Tom contacted us about some birthday surprise music for his wife. He had the idea to lead her to a picnic set up with champagne and balloons and a live jazz duo playing some of their wedding songs.
Hedsor House is one of the most beautiful wedding venues that we've worked in and ideal for a wedding string quartet. It's no surprise that it's been a location choice of major film productions, with the likes of Tom Hardy, Maggie Smith, Nicole Kidman and Ricky Gervais among many others to have filmed there.
This year Christmas will be different from most, with 2020 being the year dominated by the virus. Hopefully family and friends will seem more precious than ever at this time of year.
These days we get more requests for pop music than classical. But having live musicians in your wedding that play classical and popular music has some obvious advantages.
When booking live entertainment and music for a destination wedding, it's not always possible to go with local suppliers, unless your planner has the right network. If you're planning a luxury wedding, like the wedding featured in the photos here that we provided a drummer DJ, sax player and soul singer for.
In a very uncertain and challenging year, it can be reassuring to plan something definite. Almost all of our couples for 2020 weddings have postponed to 2021 with their booked wedding music.
We're all hoping lockdown is at least partially lifted soon. It's not been easy and although some have taken time to reflect and sort out their houses, which may not have been done otherwise, we're all obviously missing spending quality time with friends and family and hoping this will be sooner than later.
Live String Quartet in Banqueting House, Whitehall. We’ve provided a live string quartet for a corporate awards dinner in the stunning Banqueting House for the last two years in early December.
2020 is here! And a huge number of lovely couples got engaged in Christmas 2019.
Today's article is a general one about booking live music for an event. We're going to look at first principles - what kind of music, how the type of event can determine the type of music, as well as the venue, number of guests, location and other factors.
We're delighted to become recommended suppliers for the beautiful gem of a venue that is Morden Hall. It's a little bit tucked away and you never know what to expect with venues that are slightly off the beaten track.
Now is the time of year to start preparing for Christmas parties - especially a Christmas Office Party. Live Xmas music can really bring a party to life.
We've done some great weddings at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park over the years. Since becoming an official recommended supplier of live music and DJs here in 2011, it's been a pleasure to build a great relationship with this wonderful wedding venue.
Recently we were approached by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to provide live event music for their summer networking event in the beautifully designed Ham Yard Hotel, a venue that we are already recommended in. It's a very stylish hotel, like all the Kit Kemp designed ones.
We recently enjoyed a day of intensive filming at the Savile Club in Mayfair. The Club has an illustrious history, as it was established in 1868 by a group of prominent artists and writers.
Our electric string trio (who can also play as a quartet and even a quintet) recently played for Alistair and Thanh's wedding in Trinity Buoy Wharf and went down a treat, as they always do. Here are the kind words we received a couple of days after the wedding - 'Thanks you so much for performing at our wedding.
Are you considering what kind of live music to have at your wedding reception? Here are our top five tips: 1 - Match the music to your setting If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding with a relaxed festival atmosphere, then a singer/guitarist can be perfect.
We’ve recently worked with Mark Allen Group on a medical conference in the historic Royal College of Physicians. This is a venue that lends itself to an elegant string quartet.
A DJ performing at your corporate event is a great addition and can solve all your entertainment needs in one simple booking. For a dinner or reception, or indeed both, a DJ can start off by playing some background tunes to create an atmosphere in the room.
We’re delighted to be a recommended supplier in the London Firmdale Hotels and so far, we’ve had the pleasure of working in the Ham Yard Hotel, the Haymarket Hotel and most recently, Number Sixteen in Kensington. They’re all stunningly designed by Kit Kemp and if you have any interest in interior design, we’d recommend watching the videos about the hotel designs With their eclectic and original design, they are highly suitable for live music.
"Just a quick thank you for the fantastic job you all did. I have been receiving compliments from all the guests for the String Quartet which set the atmosphere for the evening.
If you're planning to propose, you may know that the special someone in your life would like a romantic public gesture - a declaration of love for a very special moment. There have been some very grand ones, such as a man who had the proposal put on a banner on the Queen Mary 2 ship as it came into harbour on Valentine's Day.
Demartini Weddings - Wedding Photography We've had the pleasure of working on a few weddings that have had Marta and her team working their camera magic. So today we wanted to introduce you to a fantastic wedding photographer - Marta, from Demartini Weddings.
It’s been a year where a lot of our clients have wanted to go a bit more personal and commission us to arrange particular songs for their wedding. Lexi and Rob, who got married in Great Fosters in September wanted ‘How Long Will I Love You?’ by Ellie Goulding.
Not sure whether to hire a string quartet or string trio for your forthcoming event? Want to know which option is best for your particular occasion and venue?
When Matthew and Laura first called us, they were planning their wedding and were looking for inspiration for the entertainment. After an initial consultation, we recommended a few acts.
When Sarah from Nuix got in touch with us, she was searching for surprise birthday party entertainment for the CEO of the business. He was visiting from Australia and the company had chosen the beautiful and historically fascinating Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields, right in the heart of London.
Selecting your wedding music can seem a bit daunting. We've lost count of the number of Brides and Grooms who've told us that they don't know what they're doing or where to start.
Here are 5 Tips for Perfect Wedding Music. It's such a big day - no aspect of the wedding should be left to chance!
String quartet prices for weddings are quite variable. There are some really cheap quartets online.
We're delighted to be featured on the excellent Find a Wedding Supplier. Listed here are loads of suppliers and a chance to get some inspiration for your wedding planning.
One great option for your wedding entertainment in London is to hire a Wedding String Quartet that will be both classy and fun. We get asked often how to combine one act for the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception.
Here at Liquid Strings, we know that organising a wedding takes a lot of time. If you don't want to have too many points of contact for the same aspect of the wedding, then wedding entertainment packages can be a lot simpler than hiring 2 or 3 separate acts.
Hiring a premium music act for your event can make the difference between a great event and an outstanding one. We work with several London acts and some are very much classy options for background music.
Every year, we have the fun of providing live music for Christmas parties to our varied clients. Both corporate office ones, and private celebrations too.
Anna MacDougall is an international and highly experienced wedding planner who started her actual wedding planning company Bride and Glory in 2010. We've had the pleasure of working on Anna's weddings a few times now.
If you're looking for great corporate entertainment for an upcoming event - whether it be networking, a product launch or any other corporate event, then here are some quick tips to get you started in the right direction. Think about what impression you want to create and whom your guests are.
The Benefits of Using Professional Musicians on Your Big Day. You've set the date and chosen the venue.
If you're looking for a fantastic London wedding photographer or some inspiration, then you must have a look at Fiona Kelly Photography. We first met Fiona Kelly a few years back at a wedding in Pembroke Lodge in Richmond.
We played in Olivia and Tom's beautiful wedding in Burgh House - a venue that is perfect for a string quartet. During the day, we had the pleasure of working alongside the excellent Kirsten Mavric.
Phoebe is a brilliant young singer who can be hired as a duo, trio or quartet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnG0Dff2pMY She can sing with a pianist or guitarist, add a double bass for a trio, add drums for a quartet - or if you think drums are too much, maybe a sax.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fed8MIs3fMM We're excited to work with this brilliant big band who have played in loads of exclusive events in London and the surrounding regions. This brief video above shows a clip of the band sound checking and warming up at the Cavalry and Guards Club on Piccadilly, where Liquid Strings is a recommended supplier.
Playing in style for the @lsesu grad event. Skyfall went down very well and suited the Bond style of the evening!
We've enjoyed playing for EC Global for the last two years in Courtfield Gardens. It's a really lovely event that has been blessed with great weather for both years (it's like they can tell the future with the perfect timing of two stunning hot summer evenings!).
We have written an article on wedding music, and are proud to have the article featured on the blog of Ishari De Silva Weddings. The main thing we always recommend is choose music that you love.
We were delighted to be featured in Love My Dress for Anna and Dennis's lovely wedding in Pembroke Lodge - you can check the lovely photos by Jason Mark Harris and read the full article here. If you don't have time, here are Anna's kind words about us - providing music people enjoy is a great pleasure for us, so it's always a delight to be appreciated: "Brian at Liquid Strings was a pleasure to work with from start to finish and I can’t recommend him highly enough.
Here's an excerpt from the article about Christy and Derek's stunningly beautiful wedding in Syon Park. This is a lovely article about this beautiful wedding.
It was lovely to be involved in a wedding by Cranberry Blue Weddings that was subsequently featured in Your London Wedding Magazine. Have a look at Alina and Ahmed's wedding photos here.