“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Planning your wedding can be fun and exciting. It can also be very stressful. Many new couples have ideas for the wedding ceremony venue and the location for their wedding reception. Some new couples even know who they want in their bridal party and what they will wear. Few new couples plan the music for their wedding ceremony and reception until shortly before their wedding, and most don’t know where to start in selecting music to reinforce the theme or location of their wedding.
Music is like a golden thread woven throughout your wedding day, evoking emotions and creating a connection between you and your guests. From the ceremony selections to the cocktail hour, then to your reception dinner and dancing, your music helps to bring each wonderful moment to life.
Take an inspired journey into the rich legacy and influence of African American Music. Follow the history of music and performances through a multi-faceted tribute, starting with the reflection of the first generation of African Americans born to freedom, through the Harlem Renaissance to the present.
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Almost any DJ can play your favorite songs. Many DJ's provide a light show, and the best can engage those at your event through spirited antics. Rockin' DJ KONGLO, also a vocal Beat Boxer and Electronic Music Composer, does all this . . . and much more!
DJ KONGLO plays each song in a way that immerses you in a total multimedia experience. Using 3D volumetric lasers to project holographic images above the crowd and layers of immiscible oil on plexiglass discs to create a psychedelic sea of colors onscreen, he creates a state-of-the-art light show that not only reinforces your chosen music--it brings your music to life and ultimately immerses your audience in the moment
Available for your Medieval or Renaissance-themed wedding, fair, festival, party or reception, The Merry Minstrels perform Medieval, Renaissance and Celtic traditional music in period costumes on reproduction instruments of the period.
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ birth at your theater with a tribute by the finest Frank Sinatra impersonator in the world. Hailed by critics because his voice, likeness, mannerisms and gracious style are reminiscent of the great Frank Sinatra, Gary has become the most requested Frank Sinatra impersonator of all time around the globe!
InterACTive Theater is designed specifically for celebrations, festivals, street fairs and first nights. During these events, Jef weaves through the crowd sharing his wacky brand of roving artistry which includes mime, juggling, mask work and variety arts. His roving work translates wonderfully to short (30 minute) stage sets which require minimal set up and fit perfectly into a festival format. He routinely performs as an opening act or entr'acte either onstage as a curtain raiser, or in front of the stage while a changeover occurs on the stage itself.
Formed in 2009 while performing together on Broadway in the hit musical, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, The Rave-ons offer a wide range of 50’s rockabilly classics including songs by Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bill Haley & The Comets, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and others.
Professional author, storyteller and multicultural folklorist, Donna Washington has been featured at hundreds of festivals and thousands of schools, libraries, theaters and other venues around the world, including Canada, Peru, Argentina and Hong Kong.
The Bucket Brothers, teenage musical sibling prodigies, have performed as a jazz duo since 2012, captivating audiences with their sophisticated arrangements, seamless improvisation, and beyond-their-years mastery of Jazz standards.
Award-winning Musical Ambassadors from Russia, Moscow Nights is an exciting, versatile trio of world-recognized, prize-winning musicians who have established themselves as one of the fastest rising folk groups in the U.S.
Consisting of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo and percussion, RAZZaMaJAZZ has been entertaining North Carolina audiences for more than 20 years. They play a variety of musical styles, including Jazz, Dixieland and Swing. By interchanging instruments, this band can transform itself on stage from a Beach Band into a Bluegrass or Country music band.
Direct from Las Vegas, John Anthony’s Tribute to Rod Stewart is exceptionally dynamic and energetic. John Anthony is one of the mainstays with the world famous Legends in Concert show. He has toured America, Canada and Japan performing in countless casinos, corporate events, and for numerous fund-raisers. Acknowledged as one of the best impersonators in the business, John passionately covers the genius of Rod Stewart from the early Maggie May days to his current chart- topping revival, Still The Same...Great Rock Classics of Our Time.
For assistance from a professional with over 25 years of experience in planning wedding music, click on the preceding links or on the photographs in the following descriptions of Artistic Planning, Ceremony Music, Reception Music, Music Planning, “Tying the Knot” Trends in music, and Vendor Recommendations.
By carefully considering the bridal couple’s heritage, family traditions, personal expectations and private dreams, we can help you to conceive a wedding theme that your guests will remember and you will cherish forever. On the Artistic Planning page, find suggestions on integrating your vows, ceremony readings, music, attire and decorations into the perfect theme for your wedding.
Music is an important part of your ceremony, from your first step down the aisle to the moment you are pronounced man and wife! On the Ceremony Music page, find suggestions for each part of the ceremony: Prelude; Pre-Processional; Processional; Bride’s Entrance; Ceremony; Unity Candle; Recessional; and Postlude.
Music for your reception is far more important than simple background music at a restaurant. Reception music must be appropriate for the formality of your reception and should be determined by the mood and ambience you wish to create. On the Reception Musicpage, find explanations for each part of the reception: Cocktail Hour; Newlyweds’ Entrance; Dinner Music; First Dance; Family Dances; Toasts; Bouquet Toss; Garter Removal and Toss; Cake Cutting; Ethnic Dances; Last Dance.
Understanding recent trends in music for Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies and Wedding Receptions will ensure that your perfect wedding day will not be remembered for out-dated or inappropriate music choices. On the“Tying the Knot” Trends page, find examples of recent trends in music and ideas that could reduce the cost of your wedding celebration.
Identifying all of the vendors who will contribute to the success of your wedding day is a daunting task. Typically, the bridal couple has never before arranged all of the services required for a wedding, and many are not certain who to trust for recommendations. On the Vendor Recommendations page, find the names and contact information for trusted vendors with whom SeaSoundStudio views as professionals in their fields and who have significant wedding experience.
Many bridal couples dream of a wedding on the beach, in the mountains or at an exclusive resort. Destination wedding planning presents a unique set of challenges because the bridal couple is often unfamiliar with venues, service providers and other wedding options. On the Destination Weddings page, find detailed information to plan a premier destination wedding on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and other coastal regions of the Carolinas with a wedding setting on the beach.
When planning your wedding music, many questions may come to mind. When should I start planning my music and contacting
musicians? Do I plan the music first or contact the musicians first? How much will it cost and what can I do to stay within my budget? Must I forego my dream and my family’s expectations of live music to stay within my budget? On the Frequently Asked Music Questions page, find answers to these and other questions.