There’s that scary saying “you don’t know what you don’t know!” With weddings and planning big events, there is a lot to know and a lot to learn. To be honest, ceremony music often finds itself on the list of last minute additions. So to help you think about what the wedding ceremony standard musical […]
Live music is hard to quantify because so much of it has to do with the listener’s personal taste. Reviews are certainly helpful in many genres and I rely heavily on review sites when I’m shopping for things like hotels or when I’m in a new city and I want to find the best coffee. […]
We’re Feeling Merry and Bright! The holidays are here and you’re crossing to-dos off that wedding planning list! In the spirit of celebration and planning, from Wednesday November 23rd through Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 mention this post to receive an $85 discount on 2016 wedding bookings. Check out our music samples here on the website or contact […]
Yesterday was a cooker but we had a great time playing at the Resort at the Mountain. This beautiful couple gave us a lot of liberty in our musical selections, we knew that the general vibe they wanted was classical music for prelude and pop and bluegrass for the cocktail hour. I opted to enlist […]
I am late to the game I suppose. This song has been out since 2011 and nearly 180 million people love it on Youtube but that’s one of the lovely things about this little company of mine is that I’m forever being introduced to new feel good songs. Today, for a cheery Friday pick me […]
There’s such a trend now for couples to choose contemporary music for their wedding in addition to or instead of the more traditional classical pieces. Because there are few things I love more than creating new musical arrangements, it’s a trend I hope stays around! Today I wanted to share some video from a wedding […]
Wendy Goodwin, owner of Effesenden Music breaks down live ceremony music offering suggestions for how to go about selecting your wedding music. This installment includes musical segments of Canon in D (Pachelbel Canon) and Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring: two of the best choices for couples seeking traditional, elegant classical music for their ceremony.
This past weekend we had the privilege of performing for a gorgeous wedding in Calistoga, CA. We put together this little trailer to give a visual on the trio and what goes into preparing to play. I recorded audio of our music as well and will share that soon.
I just celebrated my 12th wedding anniversary. The music at our wedding included a Minuet from Handel’s Water Music for seating of family followed by an instrumental arrangement of With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles followed by a song I’d heard Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek perform at the […]
Okay. I kind of couldn’t believe it when there, in my inbox yesterday, sat a message saying “Effesenden Music has been published on Junebug Weddings!” I’m forever marveling at the beauty and creativity of the weddings we are privileged to perform for but it’s something extra special when the national wedding community takes notice as […]