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    danielyp29-Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    I am looking for some acoustic wedding music. We are having an outdoor wedding about an hour north of Ames. Wedding is September 15th (I know football game, but had to do it then so my Brother can come from the Marines.) Wedding will be late afternoon, so you may be able to go to the game if it is an early one.

    Thought a string trio/quartet would work. Any other ideas welcome (already suggested Boom Box, but wife-to-be not on board).

    Anyone know anyone that might be interested? PM me if you want to.


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    I had called music hall at ISU and found four faculty that did wedding quartets? I don't remember their name though.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    When I got married 4 years ago we used Ames wedding quartet

    Welcome to Ames Wedding Quartets Webpage

    I don't know if they are an active group still as they were all college kids at that time.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    I am looking for some acoustic wedding music. We are having an outdoor wedding about an hour north of Ames. Wedding is September 15th (I know football game, but had to do it then so my Brother can come from the Marines.) Wedding will be late afternoon, so you may be able to go to the game if it is an early one.

    Thought a string trio/quartet would work. Any other ideas welcome (already suggested Boom Box, but wife-to-be not on board).

    Anyone know anyone that might be interested? PM me if you want to.
    My wife is a photographer who does many weddings, I could refer you people if you were in the Chicago area.

    Not having any referrals for your area, I will say that strings are by far the best solution to any outdoor wedding music needs. I say this from my own wedding and helping my wife photograph weddings for years. Two or three is often easily enough depending on the space and size of the wedding.

    It's so much better than messing with extra mics for singers, wiring/electrical for speakers/keyboards, etc...



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    I am looking for some acoustic wedding music. We are having an outdoor wedding about an hour north of Ames. Wedding is September 15th (I know football game, but had to do it then so my Brother can come from the Marines.) Wedding will be late afternoon, so you may be able to go to the game if it is an early one.

    Thought a string trio/quartet would work. Any other ideas welcome (already suggested Boom Box, but wife-to-be not on board).

    Anyone know anyone that might be interested? PM me if you want to.

    I suggest starting with the ISU school of music. There should be a faculty quartet available for gigs and probably a student ensemble as well.

    If that doesn't work try contacting a DSM based ensemble through Civic Music. Or just google 'Des Moines string quartet'


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    We had a harpist from the university at our outdoor wedding. I would call the school, or maybe post in the Daily or something.


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Call a local high school. My wife is a teacher and asked the orchestra teacher if she had some students willing play at our wedding. They did a great job, and they all showed up. Our wedding was in the middle of the summer.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Still looking for Ideas, not having alot of luck so far.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    In NE Ia, I sang for several weddings that UNI music students made up a string quartet.
    Have you tried the dept of music yet at ISU? The music that college students create is rarely of less quality than professionals to the untrained ear, and is much cheaper.


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Warning if you plan on having someone sing at it though, very few songs are recorded with a string quartet and sound good with strings or harp as accompaniment. One exception to this is Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up"


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Paging danielyp29; Just saw your private message. Sorry for the late reply. Would love to get in contact with you.

    Can mods edit title to "danielyp29-Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music"


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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    We are having the Signature Strings for our wedding.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Quote Originally Posted by vanillathrilla View Post
    We are having the Signature Strings for our wedding.
    Looked them Up, They will travel up to 60 miles. Iowa Falls is about 80 miles from Des Moines. I will email them anyways.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    A classical acoustic guitar player would be another cool option.



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    Re: Need a String Quartet-Wedding Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    A classical acoustic guitar player would be another cool option.

    I just got married this weekend and we had an acoustic guitar player that was amazing. We put an ad on Craigslist under gigs and had several responses and most of them had videos so you can pick what you like. I would suggest that. If you were interested in our guitarist I would be more than willing to give you his info.



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