Everyone loves live music! Regardless of the type, tempo, or occasion, something is thrilling about seeing skilled musicians creating music. There are tons of exciting ways to incorporate wedding musicians into a ceremony or reception. Couples usually pick between live bands, a wedding string quartet, or both!

Wedding ceremony instrumental music

Keep in mind, though; there are no rules to live wedding music! Be bold and consider it all, rock, pop, soul, R&B, Motown, country, dance, classical, jazz, and bluegrass. Live wedding music can be anything you want it to be; it’s your day. Utilizing live music in your Smoky Mountain wedding gives your guests something unique to experience!

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Laurel Strings offers live music for wedding ceremonies!
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Wooland ceremony settings are more beautiful string music!

One of the most requested and hard to find types of live ceremony music are string duos, trios, and a quartet. DJs are the most popular wedding choice for entertainment, but string instruments produce such beautiful sounds that add a certain gravitas to special occasions. Also, some ceremony locations don’t have easy access to power outlets. For example, couples who decide to marry in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park! Plus, natural woodland settings and serene string music pair incredibly well together.

Bands like Laurel Strings, available for weddings in the Smoky Mountains, offer a vast musical repertoire. Not limited to weddings, their incredible sound has graced all types of events in the Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, TN area. These musicians offer wedding ceremony music in the following forms; cello, violin, harp, flute, and keyboard. If your dream Tennessee wedding ceremony includes live instrumental music, Laurel Strings is available in duos, trios, and a quartet.

Laurel Strings also represents decades of professional playing experience.
All of this expertise culminates in a massive library of available music! Genres include love songs, Broadway/Movie themes, Celtic, Folk, Wedding Hymns, Classical, Romantic, and Baroque Periods. They’ll custom create a music program unique to your ceremony, or you can have music chosen if you prefer deferring to their expertise. Whether it’s Beethoven, pop, or Bruno Mars, these wedding and event musicians will give your guests something unexpected and delightful!

Beautiful ceremony accented by this wonderful string duo!

If you’ve decided you want to hire professional musicians, here are a few things to keep in mind. Live music is appropriate for indoor, outdoor, formal, and casual occasions. If your ceremony is outdoors, consider a few of these factors. For instance, musical instruments are expensive and need to be protected. A musician can spend their entire professional career caring for the same one, and it may cost thousands of dollars.

For this reason, it’s always better to offer a covered space for the band to play if possible. A covered space will protect them and their instruments while also providing relief from the heat in summer. You may be tempted to place the band underneath trees to keep them out of the sun, but trees themselves also offer potential problems. Branches, leaves, animals, or falling debris have the potential to interrupt their playing or, worse, injure band members. Play it safe and budget for an additional tent to keep the band safe and comfortable!

Fees for a wedding usually last for one hour (30 minutes of prelude music and the nuptials), and below you’ll find a list of song selections, though not complete, which are often the most requested. Learn more bout Laurel Strings on Facebook! You can contact Laurel String’s Music Coordinator, Deborah, at 865-604-5823. More outstanding wedding and event professionals can be booked at the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association!

Love Songs :
A Love Until the End of Time
The Rose
The Way You Look Tonight
Make You Feel My Love
What a Wonderful World
Moon River
You Raise Me Up
Bless the Broken Road
I Do (Cherish You)
Marry Me
Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Broadway/Movie Themes:
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Hymne (A Day to Remember)
Ice and Fire (Main Theme Game of Thrones)
Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
A Thousand Years (Twilight)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King)
More (Theme from Mondo Cane)
Somewhere in Time (Somewhere In Time)
Tara Theme (Gone With the Wind)
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof)
Falling Slowly (Once)
Kiss the Girl (The Little Mermaid)
Star Wars (Main Theme)
Tale As Old As Time (Beauty and the Beast)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)

Ashokan Farewell
100 Pipers
The Kiss (Last of the Mohicans)
Dreaming of Bag End (Lord of the Rings)
The Gift of Love
Simple Gifts

Wedding Hymns:
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
The Prayer
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
How Beautiful
How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
Holy Ground
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee

Rhapsody (Rachmaninoff)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto (Bach)
Water Music (Handel)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Largo from “Winter” (Vivaldi)
La Rajouissance (Handel)
Allegro from “Autumn” (Vivaldi)

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)

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