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Like most professional musicians we are classically trained so are able to provide music for the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. Instrumental groups include - Solo Piano / Organ / Piano Duo / Piano Trio.

Music for the civil ceremony

1. The gathering of the congregation
This section does not really have a time span. Music is provided until the last person is seated. Therefore, occasionally there is not time for all requests, but more commonly extra music is provided.

2. The procession
Traditionally this is carried out to the Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner. You are welcome to make a request, however you must consider it does not take long for the bride to walk down the aisle.

3. The signing of the register
This usually takes approximately five minutes. Most works are fine, however if it was excessively long it may have to be condensed slightly.

4. The recession
This is where everyone leaves the wedding. Traditionally couples leave to the Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn. You are welcome to make a request. When the last person has left the music stops.

Music for the drinks reception

Time to celebrate! After the serious bit everyone likes to make a lot of noise. This is where a jazz pianist/ duo/ trio/ quartet can really help to enhance the atmosphere.

Music for the wedding breakfast

After a drink (or two) people usually get absorbed in conversation and enjoy fine food. The musicians tend to go with the crowd; when people are loud they play lively numbers and when they are quiet more mellow works. For most weddings musicians play right up till the speeches then finish. However all weddings are different and it is up to you what you would like.