Perfect music for your wedding
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life - you want it to be perfect, and so do we!
A string quartet is the perfect accompaniment to a wedding, having the most sumptuous sound. Our repertoire can create a variety of moods; from an elegant and formal selection of Baroque classics to a more upbeat and laid-back selection of Cole Porter, Van Morrison and jazz. We also have a choice of pop songs if The Beatles and Coldplay are your thing.
Before the Ceremony
When you book us for a Wedding Ceremony, we will be there ready to play from 30 minutes prior to your wedding ceremony. As your guests arrive the Sapphire Quartet playing your choice of background music will create the right sense of occasion.
We have picked out some favourite pieces of music below, for your consideration.
Eine Kleine Nacht Music (Mozart)
Divertimentos in F, Bb and D (Mozart)
Air on a G String (Bach)
Eliza Aria (Kats-Chernin)
Entrance of the Bride
We will then play your chosen music for the entrance of the Bride and Bridal party. We can time the music perfectly to your arrival at the front of the room, so that you can enjoy every second of your walk down the aisle. We can help you find the perfect music and below are some traditional choices, but you are free to choose anything you would like from our repertoire.
Wedding March (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Prince of Denmark's March (Purcell)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Signing of the Registers
At this point in the service, you want something not too intrusive. You will be taken aside to sign the registers, whether it is a civil or church service. We always try to find the right balance between entertaining your guests and playing music that remains in the background so that everybody feels happy to talk amongst themselves.
We can perform any music you choose from our repertoire for the signing of the registers, although in a civil ceremony the music must have no religious connotations. We can help you to choose the perfect music, just before you are presented to your friends and family as the new Mr. and Mrs! Below are just a few suggestions.
Air on a G String (Bach)
Chanson de Matin or Salut D'Amour (Elgar)
To a Wild Rose (MacDowell)
Largo from ‘Winter’ (Vivaldi)
As you exit, we will play your chosen music just as soon as you begin your walk down the aisle. The music will continue until all of your assembled guests have left the room and the ceremony has drawn completely to a close.
It's important you pick something that will immediately be recognised or grab everyone’s attention. Something grand and loud is usual here. You can pick something traditional, or something more fun - it depends on what mood you want to carry on into the drinks reception. Below are just a few suggested favourites you could select from.
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
All you Need is Love (The Beatles)
Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Nobody does it better from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (Hamlish)
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis (Weiss, Peretti, Creatore)
You Raise Me Up (Graham, Lovland)
Your Drinks Reception
The Sapphire String Quartet will perform the perfect musical accompaniment to your drinks reception. Your choice of music will set the right mood here, and the Sapphires have a selection of different musical styles on our repertoire list from which to choose.
Your Wedding Breakfast
Music is often an overlooked part of the wedding meal. However, live entertainment can really bring a meal to life and we will always ensure that the volume of our playing does not become obtrusive. Here, we could begin with a programme of light classical music for the receiving line and the start of the meal, bringing a feeling of luxury and formality. We would normally then change to jazz, pop or film music as the meal reaches its latter stages lightening the mood ready for the speeches. We would normally draw our performance to a close shortly before the speeches begin.