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Music for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

classical guitarThe Wedding Ceremony

Music before the marriage ceremony welcomes guests and fills them with joyful anticipation. Processional music announces the dignified entrance of the bride and her party. The right music will guide her down the aisle. Recessional music signals that the time for celebration has begun. Before the vows, reflective music will focus everyone's attention on the bride and groom.. [ Listen ]

James Baird guitarist and Barbara Wyton flutist

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Classical music creates a convivial atmosphere for guests, friends and family. as they await the arrival of the bride and groom. to the festivities. Classical guitar creates a festive mood that enables free conversation amongst your guests. Add a Latin tinge during cocktails that's sophisticated and festive. [ Listen ]

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While guests are dining, provide unobtrusive sophisticated background music for uninterrupted conversation. Classical guitar creates an ambience that is tasteful atmosphere for dining. [ Listen ]

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Click here for samples of wedding music. Browse music for processionals, recessionals, reflective moments, prologs and cocktails. If you don't find what you are looking for or have a special request, please contact me. I will do my utmost to fulfill your musical wishes.

guitar bulletSpecial Musical Requests

Often the bride and groom have a favorite song they would like to have performed as part of their ceremony. Sometimes it is classical, sometimes it is traditional, and other times popular. I have accommodated requests from Mozart to Bob Marley, from to Laura Nyro to Lonestar. I enjoy making it beautiful and welcome new musical suggestions.

On several occasions, I have accompanied singer friends of the bride and groom who wished to contribute to the celebration.

"William and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. I am so happy that I was able to hear you play and take in the music before I proceeded down the aisle. Family members took video of our ceremony, and when I listen to it I smile at the music! It was truly beautiful."

~ Nicole Smith and William Lami


"Many thanks for your beautiful music, we had many comments. You can be sure we will recommend you to anyone who's looking for a top notch guitarist."

~ Mary Volk and David Cohen


"You made it so easy! The strength of your music guided me down the aisle."

~ Ania Klukowski
Jon Scott


"Thank you for providing us with such beautiful, perfect music on our wedding day. You so patiently worked with me to make the perfect selections and all of your efforts are much appreciated. The music was exactly what we wanted and I can still hear it when I think about our big day! You are truly talented and we thank you for sharing your talent with us.

~ MaryKate and Jesse Howland


"We wanted a professional artist who played classical guitar to perform at our wedding, rather than a wedding guitarist. We got exactly what we were looking for! James is very talented! He accommodated all of our requests, but was also able to choose some of the music based on what we liked from his demos, as well as general music styles that we like."

~ Charles Patterson and Laura Chetwind


"The music and spirit you brought to our wedding really helped make it a special day. Thank you. "

~ Lisa Yates and Lou Julianelle


"The music was exactly what we wanted and everything we hoped for.    It was perfect! "

~ Alane and Matthew Wilansky


"You were very friendly and very professional and Lisa and I appreciated the music immensely. We could not imagine it being more elegant or more beautiful than you made it."

~ Francis and Lisa Pike

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