It's Throwback Thursday! And that means we are throwing it back to one of the gorgeous weddings we've played recently. Today we want to share Molly and Joe's wedding, which took place at The Estate in Buckhead back in October. This wedding was beyond elegant, but with some unexpected twists! All of the images in this post were shared with us curtesy of Sandra with Picture This Photography. (We've done quite a few weddings with Sandra and she's always awesome!) Keep scrolling to view the beautifulness.
These two...I mean just look how beautiful their portraits are! So sweet. The Estate really provides some beautiful spots to take wedding photos.
The elegance of this wedding is obvious. But what I loved is that Molly and Joe put their own personal twist on their wedding. Their music selections were some of my favorite of this whole year.
Molly asked me to write music for a few of their favorite songs to be played during their wedding. She requested "Little Talks" by Of Mice and Men, and "Stubborn Love" by The Lumineers. I had so much fun arranging these songs for strings! I especially loved "Little Talks," which they used as their recessional song. It's so fun when our clients ask us to learn new music, because then their wedding is really a reflection of them and their personal tastes. When details of a wedding are customized, it really adds a special touch.
After the wedding, we headed upstairs to play the cocktail hour. The Estate is really cool because it has so many different areas. We kept the set list for the cocktail hour fun with lots of modern, upbeat songs!
Don't mind me, I'm just casually dying over these florals and tablescapes. <insert crying face emoji>
I mean! I can not get over these lights. All the heart eyes for this reception.
What a fun day! It really doesn't get any better than when a client combines classical elegance with modern, fun twists. Congrats to Molly and Joe!
Venue, catering, bar, & florals: The Estate, Michele Lend with Legendary Events
Planning: Suzanne with We Tie the Knots
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: yours truly, Cobalt Strings!
Photography: Sandra with Picture This! Photography
Video: Matthew Baxter
Band: Atlanta Showstoppers
Hair & Makeup: Brushworx
Transportation: Atlantic Limo
Hey friends, Amber here! Happy Throwback Thursday! Today we are throwing it back to a beautiful wedding we played back in August at the always beautiful Big Canoe! All of the photos in this post were shared with us by Frank Gibson, one of the sweetest photographers around! You can find more of his work at www.frankgibson.com
We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather for the wedding, and then moments after the ceremony ended, the bottom fell out. But I think the rain made for some gorgeous photos! Big Canoe is always so pretty, but I think the misty skies are especially beautiful.
For the prelude music, we played a mix of hymns and modern, romantic songs.
For the processionals, we played "Falling Slowly" and "Canon in D," and for the bride's entrance, we played "A Thousand Years!"
Frank caught us laughing about something or other. ;)
I mean, let's talk about that view. How breathtaking are those trees with the lake in the background?!
Mary Catherine and Jim were such a precious couple. We are so lucky to have great clients!
I love all these gorgeous detail shots that Frank snapped of our instruments!!!
Congrats to MC and Jim!
Venue: The Chimneys at Big Canoe
Planner: Winey Blonde Events
Ceremony Musicians: yours truly!
Florist: Kasey Currie
Caterer: Talk of the Town
Cake: Sweet Treats by Leigh
Hair/Makeup: Tammy Frye
DJ: Pirone Entertainment
Photography: Frank Gibson Photography
Rentals: Party Time Rentals
It's Throwback Thursday, and we are throwing it back to a stunningly beautiful wedding we played at Foxhall Resort back in March! This wedding was filled with stunning details, which were all captured by the amazing Sarah Ingram (www.sarah-ingram.com) All of the photos in this post were taken by Sarah, except the few that were taken with my cell phone. ;)
We love playing at Foxhall Resort! We have played many weddings there, and it's always so beautiful. For Cori and Michael's wedding, we played as a string trio, providing the music for the prelude and ceremony.
Gushing over these detail shots that Sarah took! How breathtaking are these florals done by Forage & Fleur?!
Cori walked down the aisle to Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" arranged for string trio! The rest of her set list was filled with love songs. :)
Taylor Dawn (taylordawndesigns.com) designed and planned this wedding and it was so great to have her at the helm!
Congrats to Cori and Michael! We were so honored to provide wedding strings for your special day!
Planner + Designer: Taylor Dawn
Photographer: Sarah Ingram
Florals : Forage & Fleur
Venue: Foxhall Resort
Cake: Lush Cakery
Hair + Makeup : Taylor Sellers
Dress : http://www.weddingangels.com/
Bridesmaid dresses: Adriana Papel + Jenny Yoo
Catering : http://simplycatering.org/
DJ : http://www.djqtip.com/
Hey ya'll, Amber here. It's throwback Thursday! So we are throwing it back to last month, when we traveled to North Carolina for a gorgeous wedding.
We had so much fun riding together up to North Carolina! Lots of awesome conversation, laughs, fun songs on the radio, and beautiful scenery along the way!
Tom and Chelsey's wedding was held at The Farm at Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, NC. What a stunning venue! Huge thanks to our gals at Chancey Charm Weddings for planning and coordinating an absolutely beautiful day!
Summer storms couldn't put a damper on this beautiful wedding.
The couple had a special request for us to include the benediction from their church. They asked if one of us could sing it, so I offered to sing, and I arranged it for viola and cello so Sarah Beth and Alana could play the backup music. It turned out really beautiful!
We played the cocktail hour under one of these breezeways next to the building where the reception would take place.
You can find a video clip from the cocktail hour on our instagram account, @cobaltstrings. :)
Look at those mountains! So beautiful. Can't wait until the next time we get to play here!
The countdown of our favorite 2017 weddings and events continues with a beautiful, rainy wedding at the Four Seasons in Atlanta. The wedding took place high above the city, with gentle rain streaming down the glass windows and the city as the backdrop. So gorgeous!
Congrats to Elizabeth and Michael!! Elizabeth walked down the aisle to Schumann's "Traumerei," which is one of my favorite classical pieces!
Even the lobby of the Four Seasons is gorgeous!
In June, we got to play an event for the International Rotary Club. the event was held at the Georgia Aquarium, so we had a blast playing next to the fish and whales!
We played the cocktail hour in the lobby, and the remainder of the event in the ballroom where the giant, awesome fish tanks are. It was so cool to play right next to the whales and rays!
For this event, we played a lot of jazzy standards, with some classical tunes thrown in.
Later in June, we got to play a wedding at the Fabulous Fox Theater in Atlanta! The wedding was held in the Egyptian Ballroom, with the cocktail hour taking place on the outdoor patio.
How beautiful is that ceiling!
Marcella and William's wedding was very sweet and incorporated a lot of elements of their faith. We played a lot of beautiful classical pieces for this wedding. which seemed very appropriate in this setting. A sweet wedding in an elegant setting makes for an all around lovely day!
We loved this outdoor patio space at the Fox!
In July, we got to play at one of our favorite venues, The Conservatory at Waterstone in downtown Acworth.
Whenever we play at the Conservatory at Waterstone, we sit on the balcony overlooking the ceremony. It's neat to have a bird's-eye view of the ceremony!
Tiffany and Branden's wedding was absolutely precious. It's obvious that they love each other like crazy. Their wedding was a testament not only to their love for each other, but of their faith in God. Their set list was awesome--for the prelude, we played a lot of super romantic, jazzy love songs like Gershwin's "Summertime" and Etta James' "At Last." Tiffany walked down the aisle to "Make You Feel My Love," and the couple left to Coldplay's "Viva la Vida." You can find a video of their recessional on our instagram account!
I'll end this post with one of the many outtake photos that fill my camera roll. We have way too much fun playing together! ;)
Hey friends, Amber here! August is almost here, which means that fall wedding season is right around tbe corner! With summer coming to a close, we thought we'd take a look back at some of our favorite summer weddings and events.
When the weather first started to get warm, we played a beautiful wedding high atop the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. The sky was beautiful that day!!
Love having both skyscrapers and trees as the backdrop for a wedding. So pretty!
Melanie and Ben's wedding took place at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, which is such a beautiful venue. They have both indoor and outdoor facilities, but this wedding took place outside under the trees. We were so lucky because it poured rain until the very minute that the prelude was supposed to start, and then it quit raining!
The cocktail hour took place next to the fine arts building.
We got to play a STUNNING wedding at Ventana's high above Atlanta. The weather was gorgeous and it was a breathtaking day!
How stunning is this bridal entrance!!
High above Atlanta! I have no fear of heights, so I love rooftop weddings.
The view just doesn't get much better than that! Natasha and Jerome's wedding was so sweet and stunning. They released balloons into the sky and had lots of modern, romantic music at their ceremony.
In June, we got to play a wedding at Venue 92 in Woodstock. We had never been there before, and it was such a cool venue! They have really neat indoor and outdoor spaces.
Holly and Anthony were such a cool couple, and they had really unique tastes in music. We ended up learning quite a few new songs for their wedding, including "Your Hand in Mine" by Explosions in the Sky. It was so fun!
The cocktail hour took place on the covered patio. What a neat space!
Cant wait to see what the rest of this summer has in store!
As we are getting into 2017, weve been thinking back to our favorite events of 2016! Below are some fun photos of our favorite Fall weddings and events from last year!
Buckhead Fall Fashion Show
Back at the beginning of autumn, we got to play at the Buckhead Fall Fashion Show, which was a super fun fashiom event put on my Modern Luxury and the Atlantan magazines! We played before the fashion show started, during the cocktails and hors d'oeuvres part of the evening.
This was a really fun event! There were a lot of pekple there and the energy was great. We played a set list of all modern, pop/rock type of music!
Autumn 2016 contained some really beautiful, fun weddings! We kicked off the fall with this sweet wedding at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. A rainy afternoon forced us insode, but that didnt stop us from having lots of fun!
Next up was a fun wedding at The Conservarory at Waterstone! The couple asked us to play the theme from The Magnificent Seven as their recessional. It was such a fun song to play! We actually went to see the movie after the wedding was finished! :)
Then we headed to the mountains of north Georgia to play a really sweet chapel wedding.
Next up, we headed to one of our very favorite venues in the city, The Atlanta Botanical Gardens!
Tge gardens are so beautiful in tbe fall!
How cute is this popcorn bar that they had at the reception?!
We'll be back soon with some more fun photos from our favorite weddings and events of fall 2016!
Hi everyone! Amber here. It's been so long since we've done a blog post! We have had a really busy and fun summer, and now fall wedding season is officially upon us! Fall weddings are my favorite because it finally starts to cool off a little outside (emphasis on "little." We are in GA, haha!)
Here are some highlights from weddings we've done recently.
We've been playing at Lake Lanier Islands a few times lately, which I love because the view is so incredible.
How pretty is this reception venue at Lake Lanier!
We also recently played a beautiful Jewish ceremony at the Georgian Terrace hotel in Atlanta. The ceremony was so sweet!
Next up was a wedding at Little River Farms in Alpharetta, which is a stunningly beautiful private residence turned wedding venue.
And then my bow promptly exploded while I was warming up for the prelude.
But the show must go on, so we got a good laugh out of the bow catastrophe and we kept on going! Good thing I had my spare bow!
The reception was held inside the house, which had been transformed into a veritable wonderland.
Next up it was back to the lake for anther beautiful wedding overlooking the water!
Weddings on the lake are SO beautiful'
Cant wait to see what else the fall has in store! :)
Last month, we were hired to play the ceremony music at a wedding at Agnes Scott College. Business as usual, except for one thing--the bride had no idea we had been hired!
The venue was beautiful!! The ceremony took place inside Agnes Scott College's dining hall, which had been transformed into a fairytale by Bre from EllyB Events!
For the bride's entrance, we played Beyonce's "Halo," and for the recessional, we played Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors." She had no idea there was going to be live music until the moment she started walking down the aisle. It was so fun to see her look of absolute surprise!
Music is so fun, and surprises are extra fun!
Until next time!
We had a really busy and fun weekend this past weekend! On Saturday, we played a wedding in Peachtree City, immediately followed by a cocktail hour at the most beautiful golf club! We all met in Atlanta and carpooled together. I love when we get to ride together because we have so much fun talking and eating snacks in the car!
No filter needed for this adorable church and insanely picturesque sky. It's as if the clouds were painted!
The inside of the church was just as pretty. Plus the acoustics were great! For the ceremony, we played a mix of classical tunes and hymns, including my favorite, "Come Thou Fount"
From there, we went to Flat Creek Country club to play the cocktail hour! We played a fun set list of Beyoncé, the Beach Boys, Adele, etc!
We try to keep it super serious when we play together. ;)
We snuck outside to get this photo in front of the ridiculously stunning golf course!
Then on Sunday we got together again to play a retirement party for one of the doctors from the Marietta Eye Clinic.
We played a two hour set list that consisted of a lot of fun tunes, ranging from the Beatles to John Legend!
And afterwards we got to eat the delicious brunch food! The folks at Common Quarter were so great! And oh my goodness was the food tasty!
It was such a fun weekend! We love spending time together and geting to make music together! 💙