Create a Winter Wonderland With These 6 Music Ideas
Traditionally, the wedding season takes place in late Spring and continues through early fall. June through September are also the busiest because of the warm, summer weather. If you are looking for an alternative, take your love and take it down to the snow covered hills with these 6 musical ideas for the perfect winter wedding.
1. Play Live Music By Candlelight
Sing alongs are meant to happen around the campfire. Set up an acoustic performer near the natural glow where they will join you and your guests. A round of well-known, stripped back covers will do the trick. Choose from a variety of songwriters that tell obvious, meaningful stories. Perhaps from the songbooks of Bob Dylan or Neil Young. Pass out blankets to keep warm for the ultimate winter wedding experience.
2. Invite Your Guests To Make Music
Continuing with the campfire theme, ask your musically included guests to participate by passing out shakers or tambourines to join in on the fun. You can also pass the guitar around, everyone knows a few chords and has a song in their heart. Ask your featured performer to play classic sing-alongs like “Hey Jude” or “Free Fallin’” to warm up everyone’s vocal cords. If you are rockin’ a full band for reception, surprise your attendees and call them up on stage for a blind audition as a backup singer, or jam out while the band is on break. Everyone will want to contribute!
3. Go Vintage
Book an act that will bring on the nostalgia. Consider having guitarist/ ukuleleist, Christopher Davis Shannon. Shannon's music brings you back to the time of Tin Pan Alley and early New Orleans Jazz clubs with a repertoire spanning from the 1910's to the 50's. His intricate guitar work and plaintive vocals are infused with soulfulness which cannot be imitated, and a respect for his predecessors which is rarely equaled. Not content with being called a traditionalist he forges ahead with his own modern take on timeless classics, weaving together a sound that is enjoyed by both young and old. Whether you are looking for light jazz for a cocktail hour or music to get your guest's feet moving, Davis Shannon is sure to please.
4. Get Married In The Round
Present your ceremony in a way so there’s not a bad seat in the house. Set up chairs in a circle to give all of your guests a perfect view to witness you and yours say “I do.” As cocktail hour kicks off, have staff reset the space for reception for a similar set up with tables arranged in a U formation. The bride and groom would sit directly across from the band so it’s like the performers are playing just to the happy couple. Friends and family will surround you with a clear visual to everyone seated.
5. Opt For Acoustic
Have mellow background music consisting of strings, upright bass, classical guitar or harp. Consider harpist Elizabeth Steiner. Since 2013, she has been the harpist for the luxury hotel. The Rittenhouse, in Center City Philadelphia and has spent her summers performing at the Siena Music Festival in Siena, Italy and the Saratoga Harp Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. With over ten years of professional freelance experience, Elizabeth has a wide selection of music at her disposal and is comfortable in any setting playing any style of music. By taking your vision of a perfect repertoire and event details, she will ensure a performance of complete satisfaction.
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Hit the right notes with the help of a professional. Connect with Mole Street Artists’ Senior Talent Buyer, Sean Timmons today.