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Niche the Wedding String Quartet in London!

For September Niche were back in London and providing events entertainment at some very exciting venues for weddings, launches and parties!

A September London wedding that stood out from the crowd was a late night affair at The Landmark London Hotel. Niche were hired as a String Trio to provide wedding music from 11.30pm onwards for the couple’s first dance, family dancing and the cutting of the cake. Viyan and Mikkel had travelled all the way from Denmark to have their wedding in one of London’s most luxurious venues and they had asked Niche to write and arrange two special songs for their big moment.

The first was a beautiful traditional Danish Bridal Waltz ‘Brudevalsen’ for the couple’s first dance – as tradition dictates as Niche played the lilting and gentle music the couple waltzed round the dance floor surrounded by their guests. As the bridal waltz continued the circle of guests began to clap to the beat and drew closer and closer to the couple and then finally picked them up! This was a new experience for Niche, but it was great to witness and provide the music for a totally different wedding tradition!

The second song that Niche Trio arranged for the wedding was ‘What a Wonderful World’ for the Father, Daughter dance. The soaring melody and flowing cello notes were the perfect accompaniment for this touching and special moment. For the rest of the set and as all the guests joined in dancing we played modern wedding music from our selection of favourite pop songs such as Marry You and Moondance. The final song of the night was to coincide with the cake cutting, and Viyan and Mikkel chose the wedding song favourite At Last to make the first cut into their gorgeous cream, tiered cake.

The London String Quartet – Weddings out in the Countryside!

Throughout the summer Niche – The London String Quartet have been busy travelling here, there and everywhere to play for gorgeous weddings out in the British countryside! The past two August weddings were perfect examples of why it is worth considering travelling out to the sticks to hold your wedding.

Herts Wedding String QuartetOn the hottest day of the year Niche were playing wedding music in a beautiful church and wedding venue in Hertfordshire. This wedding was the perfect example of a musical mix with the bride and groom choosing wedding quartet music from our repertoire that was classical, from musicals, jazz based and popular. After they had taken their vows and their first kiss as man and wife they moved to go sign the register – for this we played our unique Beatles Medley which aptly starts with those famous ‘Love, love, love’ chords everyone in the world must recognise! Their aim was to create an atmosphere of joy and triumph through the music – perfectly epitomised by their exit to Handel’s famous Water Music to smiles and cheers.

Click here to find out what the happy couple had to say about Niche Quartet playing at their wedding.

 

 

 

Newick Park wedding quartetThe weekend just gone we travelled out into the green fields for the Sussex wedding of Chris and Marty based at the regal Newick Park. For the fashionable and stylish wedding this London string quartet played classical music punctuated by the famous Queen of Sheba as Marty arrived by horse-carriage. Niche quartet then relocated indoors to play the grooms’ special request Sweet Disposition – arranged by ourselves for their big entrance. The ceremony was beautiful with personal poems written by friends and small highly personal speeches passed between the happy couple. With their vows complete we played Marry You as they signed the register to make their vows official and then Paradise as they left the room to cheers.

We then moved to play popular music as the drinks reception commenced and the guests enjoyed the delightful fairground on the lawn. It was good to the see the guests enjoying our renditions of Adele and Coldplay as they sang and danced along! It was a perfect wedding and the such a delight to see the happy couple enjoying themselves so much on their unforgettable wedding day.

 

 

So despite our name of ‘The London String Quartet‘ we do travel to provide event entertainment and wedding music throughout the South East and further afield! This year we have covered Weddings in Hertfordshire, Weddings in Buckinghamshire, Weddings in Surrey, Weddings in Oxfordshire, Weddings in Berkshire, Weddings in Sussex, Wedding in Hampshire, and of course Weddings in London!

A Very Modern Wedding

It’s the beginning of June and the weather has been shocking so far, but today we got to enjoy the sun and this wedding string quartet were sheltered from the wind in the delightful Great Conservatory at Syon Park!

Today Niche – The London String Quartet played wedding music picked only from our latest Popular repertoire and the Bride and Groom also took advantage of our professional arranging skills by requesting us to create 5 wedding songs specially just for them.  For the ceremony the popular song A Thousand Years from the Twilight Saga was picked for the Bride and her gorgeous bridesmaids, all in white, to make their entrance. For the signing of the registers Niche picked the romantic and dreamy Portugese Theme from the film Love Actually to set the perfect wedding atmosphere.  As the Bride and Groom left to cheers Niche Quartet played At Last by the late Etta James – A perfect end to a romantic and stylish ceremony.

Then it was straight onto the cactus house to entertain for the wedding reception. We kicked the party off with Marry You, another of the couple’s special requests, and after visiting Adele, Coldplay and other favourites in-between, we finished with the upbeat Don’t Stop Believin’.

Everyone always loves to hear songs played everyday on the radio and TV in an entirely different and new way through our instruments and busy fingers – we can tell by all the beaming smiles we receive! A successful day for Mr & Mrs, guests and Niche String Quartet!

Weddings 2012!

We are well and truly into the wedding season and Niche – The London String Quartet have bundles of exciting news for you! First unique and new wedding discounts for clients of the string quartet, and a beautiful wedding in leafy Berkshire!

Today we received the fabulous news that anyone who books with Niche String Quartet will automatically receive a massive discount of 25% off wedding planning packages provided by a wonderful wedding planner and a winner in the Wedding Industry Awards 2012! These run up to the wedding packages are perfect for those who have chosen to organise most of the wedding themselves but would like support in the week before the wedding or simply on the day itself. Just another way of Niche Quartet thanking you for picking us to be part of your special day!

Berkshire string quartet wedding music performance outside

This weekend we provided wedding music for a ceremony in a Newbury church. The music chosen by the Bride and Groom was the perfect example of a tasteful traditional wedding entertainment, capturing the celebration and joy of the moment:

Entrance of the Bride: Bridal Chorus (listen on the player to the left)

Signing of the Register: Boccherini’s Minuet, Handel’s Fireworks Music & Pachelbel’s Canon

Recessional and exit of the guests: Wedding March

Wedding breakfast musicAfter a small interlude to travel to the wedding reception venue, Newbury Manor Hotel (pictured) Niche – The London String Quartet continued to provide entertainment for the wedding guests during the drinks reception as the newly married couple had their photos taken outdoors.

We split this hour into two half hour sets. First a half hour classical set, starting with relaxed music and gradually building the excitement to continue to our popular music set, finishing with some perfect romantic wedding songs from Love Actually and our Beatles Medley ready for the announcement and dinner to begin.Many of the guests specially came over to thank us for our work and in particular our wedding songs arranged from films went down a treat! A beautiful day out in the home counties and a very happy Newly-Wed couple – a perfect start to a Bank Holiday weekend for Niche String Quartet!


 

Releasing our latest wedding music quartet option

Today I am excited to announce our latest wedding music entertainment option! The Niche Quartet Jukebox! Niche – The London String Quartet are used to providing the best entertainment and wedding music for your event and now we are introducing our interactive option to please you and your guests.

When everyone plans their wedding they are looking to create a day unique to them and that also stands out from the crowd.  Is it enough to just have a beautiful wedding? You want music for your ceremony that is special to you and sets the perfect atmosphere instantly as your big moment unfolds – we already have the option in place for a special song that isn’t in our repertoire to be arranged for you at no extra cost; but we wanted to go one step further.

Introducing The Niche Quartet Jukebox, the ultimate personalised choice for wedding reception music, while the bubbly starts to flow and photos are taken. We provide the list, bring along all our repertoire music and you and your guests get to chose what you want to hear there and then! Once again this option is provided at no extra charge – just ask when you book your string quartet hire and you can have London’s most fashionable string quartet and wedding musicians play the completely bespoke soundtrack to your special day.

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