Weddings

UNIQUE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SET YOUR DAY APART

Simon offers a solo wedding package as follows:

– 15 mins of background music before ceremony as guests take their seats

– music during ceremony – bridal entrance, signing of register, and exit music (can be requests)

– up to 2 x 30 mins of background music after ceremony during drinks reception

Simon performs either pop or classical music (or both!) on either acoustic or electric violin (or both!). All music is played to professionally-made backing tracks.

For sample repertoire, please see here.

 

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How Simon's music enhances your wedding day

Ceremony

  • Creating a relaxed yet celebratory atmosphere as your guests take their seats
  • Heralding the bride’s arrival and procession with music she has chosen
  • Carefully co-ordinating the music as the bride processes down the aisle, halting at exactly the right moment
  • Entertaining during the signing of the register and photographs
  • Celebrating the bride and groom’s first moments as a married couple

Drinks reception

Those relatives or friends who have only just met, or have not seen each other in 20 years, are going to be left to their own devices as your photographer takes charge and spends the next hour or 90 minutes photographing you. So you’ll need a mood setter or conversation starter to the get the party flowing. A live violinist like Simon Jordan can move around between the guests, taking requests, playing for people as they congregate in different locations. Other violinists – who play with backing tracks – are limited in their range of music, are tethered to a large PA system, and are not so adaptable to the occasion. Also, they cannot play outside.

Getting the music right here is vital. The music or musician you choose can be the focal point of the afternoon, but should not overstep the mark – you do not want your guests to shout so they can be heard!

Simon can help by:

  • Providing a beautiful ambience and a social setting
  • Taking spur-of-the-moment requests and playing music chosen by bride and groom
  • Working with the photographer and wedding co-ordinator so that your guests are entertained while you are away being photographed

Wedding breakfast

The meal that follows the ceremony and drinks reception is normally a lavish affair and has been called a wedding breakfast, though it very rarely occurs in the morning! Aside from the ceremony, it is really the focal point – and vocal point – of the day, an opportunity for everyone to catch up with the day, and life’s events. It is here that the main men – the groom, best man, father of the bride – have their say, often followed these days by the bride and matron of honour. Music played during the meal should allow the conversation to flow and also can be a conversation starter, allowing guests to relax and to listen in if they wish.

Simon’s music can help by:

  • Welcoming the newly married couple as they take their seats in front of the guests
  • Creating a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere for the duration of the meal
  • Working to a carefully constructed list of music chosen by you or to your tastes
  • Introducing the speeches as instructed

What others are saying

As soon as I booked Simon I knew I was in the hands of a music - and wedding - expert.
Janet Idle
August 2019

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