Welcome to Effesenden Music, Portland’s premier live wedding music company! My name is Wendy Goodwin and it has been my privilege to lovingly craft live string music for weddings, events, benefits and concerts since 2002. If you love the music of artists like the Vitamin String Quartet, the Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling and are looking for a string trio, quartet or violin based ensemble with the most versatile selection of music available in the state of Oregon, than you have come to the right place!
Effesenden Music has beautiful arrangements of all of the classic wedding selections from the Wedding March to Canon in D but we are the only ensemble who not only offers but emphasizes an ever-growing repertoire of pop and contemporary music which we arrange for strings. Some of our wedding couples go totally contemporary, some want traditional and some love the fact that they can have it both ways.
As a passionate musician and perfectionist who also cares deeply about people, I carefully select musicians to perform for Effesenden Music who are exceptional not only in their musicality but also responsible, personable and professional individuals who will give your wedding day the care and respect it deserves.
Effesenden Music provides custom, live string music for weddings throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as destination events in California wine country and in Hawaii. We are especially proud of our beautiful state of Oregon and many of us could also recommend a great hike or an awesome new restaurant in downtown Portland if you’re planning a destination event and want the inside scoop!
Thanks for your interest in Effesenden Music as a part of your wedding celebration and I hope that you enjoy what you find here!