Effesenden String Quartet in Hawaii Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings!

Photo by Rachel Thurston (www.rachelthurston.com)

Effesenden string players travel all over the West Coast (and beyond!) to perform for weddings, concerts and events.  Last summer our string quartet traveled to Hawaii to perform for a breathtaking wedding at the Haiku Mill on the island of Maui.  We were thrilled to learn that the wedding is currently featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.  

The music we prepared was a fun mix of contemporary and classical music.  We wrote six new arrangements of songs meaningful to Caitlin & Loren ranging from AC/DC to Bach along with selections from our current repertoire.  Because we love to empower our brides and grooms to have music that is meaningful to them, we include special requests in every reservation.  This means that we also have an ever expanding repertoire list~ future couples benefit from the musical selections of our previous clients.  You can check out our complete current repertoire here.

You might think that the idea of a string quartet traveling to perform for a wedding is a bit unusual but musicians travel all the time to perform, audition and attend festivals.  Since so few other wedding ensembles focus on customized music the way we do, our music is in demand beyond the confines of our Pacific Northwest home.

We’ll leave you today with a live recording from Caitlin & Loren’s wedding: I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night by KISS.  This was performed during the couple’s chic cocktail hour.  We were sheltered from the tropical rains that happened to show up that day by a HUGE mango tree.

I Heart the Pacific Northwest…Weddings!

I am a native Oregonian. So native that my grandparents lived on a Century Farm in the Willamette Valley. Before that, some of my grandmother’s relatives came over on a covered wagon! There were roughly 300 guests at my own wedding because how could I not invite the community who nurtured me and helped me be the person I am today?

Whether you are a native Oregonian planning your hometown wedding or you’ve been drawn to our beautiful state by the mountains, the ocean, the coffee and the wine, you should know that there is one troupe of musicians who will fearlessly travel to just about anywhere to make the audio match the visual: check out our video as proof!

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