Weddings & Civil Partnerships
Live music has become a personal and integral part of weddings, civil partnerships and blessings and with an exceptional standard of playing and a sophisticated performance at every event, the Scintillo String Quartet is the superlative choice to provide the musical soundtrack to your celebrations.
We pride ourselves in working with our couples to create the perfect atmosphere for any part of their day, and having been long established in the industry we are widely regarded and recommended by many venue and events coordinators as specialists in providing music for such important life occasions. The versatility of a string quartet has endless possibilities to accent a particular theme or mood and we can include particular music at key points during the day. Whether it be Classical music for a ceremony, contemporary pop covers for a drinks reception in the grounds of your venue, film and theatre favourites during your wedding breakfast or your special song for a romantic first dance, let us put together the music you envisage.
Bespoke music for weddings is increasingly popular and as creative musicians we offer an arrangement service to ensure we can perform your favourite music if it isn't already part of our extensive repertoire. We welcome your enquiry as we relish the opportunity to work with you to create something memorable for you and your guests.
Each wedding or civil partnership we contribute to is as unique as the couple we are playing for and we love the individuality and variety this brings - being chosen to be part of such an important day is a privilege. Music can enhance any part of your occasion, and whilst we are most often booked for around three hours to perform during the ceremony and drinks reception, below are some of the different ways we can be part of proceedings with you.
Ceremonies & Blessings
We always begin with music to welcome guests as they take their seats and to set the ambience to your ceremony, before we play for the key moments of the processional, signing of the register and recessional. We can also accompany any hymns you may be having during a religious or church ceremony, as an alternative to a church organist, or perform items as musical interludes during a service, or to complement a reading.
Music whilst couples celebrate their first moments as newlyweds with their family and friends. We are always happy to perform indoors or outdoors, weather permitting, at your venue. Often guests sing along to your chosen music and come and make requests, which we're always happy to fulfil if we have the music with us!
Music to accompany dinner. Often couples ask us to perform music which enhances a particular mood they'd like to create and to reflect their personalities and family traditions. Music goes down so well during dinner, and it's not uncommon for guests to give a round of applause if they've heard something they've particularly enjoyed! As we are an acoustic ensemble, we can easily and sensitively adjust our levels to suit the size of the wedding party and nature of the venue and space we are playing in.
It's always especially wonderful to play for a first dance - your song arranged and performed with the beautiful sound of acoustic strings is always a romantic gesture. First dances don't always have to be after dinner, and we have often performed for these during the drinks reception.
We have provided entertainment during the evening on many wedding days, most usually for smaller, intimate gatherings when a band or DJ isn't what the couple have in mind. Beautiful, natural string music whilst guests enjoy conversation and celebration can be the culmination to a perfect day, and our extensive repertoire ensures there is something for everyone.
Perfect musical backdrop...
"Thanks so much for providing the perfect musical backdrop to our celebrations last week. Your repertoire was impressively wide ranging and I think we found something to cover all tastes. The musicianship was outstanding!"
John - 40th Birthday Celebration
"Scintillo String Quartet made our wedding day so special and beautiful...it meant so much to us to have live music and this memory will stay with us forever. Thank you so much for making the atmosphere perfect and for your professionalism throughout...you really did make our wedding day so romantic and memorable and we're so grateful to have met you all."
Helen & Richard - Bride & Groom - Hedingham Castle, Essex
"I wanted to write and thank you and the other players in the Scintillo Quartet for the wonderful job...you were so positive and prompt with the initial enquiries that you were the one area I didn't have to worry about letting me down. On the night, your choice of music added real atmosphere to the cocktail reception and you all played with such professionalism and style that many people commented on our choice. So - thank you! I will definitely use you again when I recover enough to organise another party in London!"
Bev Acreman - Global Marketing & Customer Services Director Taylor & Francis Journals
"We were so pleased with the wonderful atmosphere you created during our ceremony and drinks reception with your incredibly varied repertoire...it really added to the magic of the day for us. You were also my favourite supplier to deal with; so quick to reply to emails, really helpful with suggestions and stress free, which is crucial during wedding planning!"
Ali & Tom - Bride & Groom