New York Couple Ties the Knot at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham

20170930_142036Congratulations to Amber and Elana on their beautiful wedding at the Townsend Hotel.  The couple currently lives in New York but has close family ties here in Michigan and choose to hold their wedding ceremony at the elegant hotel located in the heart of Birmingham.  Both Amber and Elana had a processional of their own with the songs “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.  Following the pronouncement, we played “Simon Tov” and the guests enthusiastically joined in.  We then played the cocktail hour and enjoyed several of the guests who made requests or just stood by and sang along.  It was a lovely night for two beautiful people in love.  Best wishes!

Townsend Hotel 

 

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Couple Forges the “Forever” Promise

20170930_170334It was a beautiful autumn day for the wedding of Alexandra and Michael.  The bright sun lit up the stained glass windows of Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham.  Andrea Solomon Wedding and Event Planner was on site to orchestrate the event which included Petey’s Donuts Truck from Brooklyn Michigan  in the parking lot after the service to provide apple cider and donuts for the guests. Church music director Brandon Gauvin and venue wedding coordinator, Kim, provided awesome support with cues.  Brandon sang the gorgeous Ave Maria during the ceremony.  It’s always a pleasure to meet new friends in our business and we greatly enjoyed  working with him.

Alexandra has a career in fashion and her unique wedding dress was clear evidence of her interest in that field while Michael’s career is in TV and Video Production.  As Monseigneur John Zenz pointed out, they both know what “attracts and holds the eye.” 20170930_170319

The couple chose “Forever” by Chris Brown as the last song of the guests seating as it holds special meaning to them.  They followed it up with “Sky Full of Stars” and “You Are the Best Thing”. It was clear that this fun loving couple were not nervous in the least, but enjoying every moment of their day.

Holy Name Catholic Church

Andrea Solomon Wedding and Event Planner

Jeffrey Floral  

Petey’s Donuts

Rondo Honored with The Knots “HALL OF FAME” Award

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We received a tremendous honor this week!  The Knot is an online site that provides vendor information, reviews and ideas for every possible aspect of ones wedding day. Each year, this online wedding site holds a “best of weddings” competition.  Reviews from former clients are the way in which you accumulate votes.  We are so proud to have been a winner of the Best of Weddings for several years running.  This Hall of Fame trophy was awarded to us for having been voted the “BEST” by real newlyweds four or more times. While the trophy is lovely, its the fact that our former clients are so pleased with our string quartet services that they will take the time to write us a glowing review. Our 5 Star designation, the highest possible, is a point of pride for us.  We consider it an honor to be a part of any couples wedding day and work diligently to provide the best possible musical experience.  The music is a critical part of a wedding day and one that should hold memories for the newlyweds and guests alike. If you are looking for wedding music, check out any of our 70 reviews on The Knot.

Rondo String Quartet on The Knot

If you’d like to learn even more about us and hear sound clips, visit our website!

Rondo String Quartet

We look forward to writing and posting pictures about YOUR wedding day here soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Townsend Hotel Wedding Reception a Timeless Classic

IMG_1083IMG_1080IMG_1078It was an elegant affair. From the pew lanterns at the church to the suspended tea lights over the dance floor to the dining tables named after famous golf courses, John and Jennifer created a romantic evening reminiscent of a timeless classic. We couldn’t help but take several pictures of the beautiful Townsend Hotel in Birmingham decked out for their cocktail hour and reception. We were able to showcase our talents with classical music for the wedding ceremony, held at First United Methodist of Birmingham, followed by contemporary and nostalgic music for their cocktail hour. We received many comments about our Beatles arrangements and as always, The Game of Thrones theme song is a big hit. We’ve added several new songs to our repertoire including Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple and Such Great Heights by Postal Service. We premiered them here and both were well received by the guests.
Jennifer and John gifted their guests with a beautiful evening. We always appreciate being entrusted with the honor of providing the music for a couple’s ceremony. This was a delightful event for us and we send John and Jennifer our very best wishes.


First United Methodist of Birmingham

Townsend Hotel

Wedding at Birmingham Community House Offers Surprise for Guests

IMG_1065IMG_1066Congratulations to Amanda and Evan on their wedding last week at the Birmingham Community House. The couple chose to have the wedding upstairs and it was a beautifully appointed room accented by their chuppah. As the picture shows, there was a gorgeous wall hanging stitched with the famous quote, “I am beloved and my beloved is mine” that served as the canopy. What a treasure for their home! Miriam Jerris conducted the ceremony and shared the couple’s story with the guests. It was fascinating and a testimony to the power of Scrabble! For music, they chose romantic nostalgic songs such as “The Way You Look Tonight”, “Someone to Watch over Me” and “I Will” by the Beatles. The families and bridal party processed to “No Surprises” by Radiohead while Amanda chose to process to “Till There Was You” from the musical, Music Man. They created quite a surprise with lots of laughter for their guests when chose “The Simpson’s Theme” for their recessional. This fun loving couple is off to a great start and we send them our best wishes.
Birmingham Community House

Miriam Jerris

Tradition and Contemporary Mix at Birmingham Wedding and Cocktails

Congratulations to Suzanne and Christopher who were married last week at the Birmingham Community House in a lovely outdoor wedding under the tent. The Reverend O’Grady, a long time friend of our quartet, officiated and his wife Lucy coordinated the wedding party with their usual efficiency and grace. Suzanne and Christopher chose the traditional pieces of Bridal Chorus and Wedding March along with Kanon in D and Jesu for ceremony music. The cocktail hour was held at the elegant Townsend Hotel across the park from the community house. Here, we had the fun of playing Beatles, Journey, Coldplay and MoTown. Suzanne and Christopher requested a special song, “My Life” by the Beatles which we were able to play for them. The guests were very receptive and we received many lovely compliments. Congratulations again to Suzanne and Christopher!

Townsend Hotel

Classic Elegance Defines Wedding at The Reserve of Birmingham

Congratulations to Susan and Ryan on their wedding and reception at The Reserve in Birmingham. This elegant destination is a fairly new banquet center from the people who run Big Rock Chop and Brew House on Eton. Commissioned artwork and a blown-glass chandelier decorate the lobby. Large windows, vaulted ceilings, mahogany wood, and a granite fireplace were chosen for their residential feel. Nicole from Emerald City Designs coordinated the event and created a fabulous evening. Of special note were the flowers used on the chuppah and in the dining room. The arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas were stunning! The silver and white combination used throughout the evening communicated classic elegance. We had the pleasure of playing all classical music for the ceremony and a mix of styles for the cocktail hour. The family and bridal party processed to “Air” from Handel’s Watermusic while Susan, in a gorgeous gown with silver detailing, processed to the well known Pachelbel’s Canon. We wish Susan and Ryan the very best as they begin their life together.
The Reserve of Birmingham
Emerald City Designs

Birmingham Holy Name Church Wedding

Congratulations  to Julie and John!  They were married at the Holy Name Church in Birmingham.  (http://www.hnchurch.org/)  Thank-you to Norah Duncan, the church organist.  We were pleased to play the recessional together.  It was a traditional Catholic service.  We enjoyed working with such an organized bride.  Everything was beautiful!

Birmingham First Methodist Church Wedding

Congratulations to Nicole and David!  They were married at the First Methodist Church in Birmingham (http://www.fumcbirmingham.org/aspcms/default.aspx).  Thank-you to the Pastor and the coordinator for all of their help.  Thank-you also to Mr. Tisdel for lending his beautiful voice!

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