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Garden Strings

San Leandro , CA
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San Leandro, CA 94577 US (map)

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925-642-6099

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Start your event out on the right note! Garden Strings will help you create just the right ambiance and style for your wedding or event. Our diverse music selection of classical and... Read more
Start your event out on the right note! Garden Strings will help you create just the right ambiance and style for your wedding or event. Our diverse music selection of classical and non-classical music gives you the versatility of choices for your ceremony and cocktail hour. If you don't see your favorite song on our list, let us know - if possible, we can arrange it for you!

Contact


Pauline Metzgar (925) 642-6099 info@gardenstrings.com Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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Katherine
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
GardenStrings was a fantastic choice for music for our wedding ceremony. The string trio played a custom song I chose for my processional and it made the whole walk in that much better. They were very quick in responding to emails and very understanding and helpful. I highly recommend them and loved having them at our wedding. The string trio sounded beautiful!!
GardenStrings was a fantastic choice for music for our wedding ceremony. The string trio played a custom song I chose for Read more...
GardenStrings was a fantastic choice for music for our wedding ceremony. The string trio played a custom song I chose for my processional and it made the whole walk in that much better. They were very quick in responding to emails and very understanding and helpful. I highly recommend them and loved having them at our wedding. The string trio sounded beautiful!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Erin
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Pauline and the Garden Strings musicians were the perfect touch for my garden wedding! They played for about an hour prior to the ceremony, which set the romantic and fun mood right away with a mix of classical and contemporary love songs.

Unfortunately, I only was able to listen to 3 songs (the 2 processional songs and 1 recessional) since I was waiting in the house for the ceremony to start. The 3 songs alone were worth the money! They played "Flower Duet" for my grandparents, mom, uncle, the bridesmaids, groomsman, and ring bearer to walk down the aisle. My dad and I walked down the aisle to "Moon River" - I thought it would be more "me" to switch up the typical "Here comes the bride" - and I was right! Not a dry eye... After our ceremony, our Recessional was to "When I'm 64," which was a lighthearted start to the reception.

I highly recommend Garden Strings!
Pauline and the Garden Strings musicians were the perfect touch for my garden wedding! They played for about an hour prior Read more...
Pauline and the Garden Strings musicians were the perfect touch for my garden wedding! They played for about an hour prior to the ceremony, which set the romantic and fun mood right away with a mix of classical and contemporary love songs.

Unfortunately, I only was able to listen to 3 songs (the 2 processional songs and 1 recessional) since I was waiting in the house for the ceremony to start. The 3 songs alone were worth the money! They played "Flower Duet" for my grandparents, mom, uncle, the bridesmaids, groomsman, and ring bearer to walk down the aisle. My dad and I walked down the aisle to "Moon River" - I thought it would be more "me" to switch up the typical "Here comes the bride" - and I was right! Not a dry eye... After our ceremony, our Recessional was to "When I'm 64," which was a lighthearted start to the reception.

I highly recommend Garden Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Trycel
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Pauline was a pleasure to work with in preparation for our wedding, and the delivery could not have been more perfect. The music was phenomenal, we couldn't be happier! Highly highly highly recommended. We also recommend going with as many musicians as you can fit in your budget--the trio was just wonderful.
Pauline was a pleasure to work with in preparation for our wedding, and the delivery could not have been more perfect. The Read more...
Pauline was a pleasure to work with in preparation for our wedding, and the delivery could not have been more perfect. The music was phenomenal, we couldn't be happier! Highly highly highly recommended. We also recommend going with as many musicians as you can fit in your budget--the trio was just wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great selection of contemporary and classical music.
Great selection of contemporary and classical music.
Great selection of contemporary and classical music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ellen
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Pauline and the entire Garden Strings Quartet were incredible. They were so professional and flexible with our schedule. Their repertoire was very expansive--guests commented that they were so excited to hear the Game of Thrones theme song as a pre-ceremony selection! I could not have asked for a more seamless experience.
Pauline and the entire Garden Strings Quartet were incredible. They were so professional and flexible with our schedule. Read more...
Pauline and the entire Garden Strings Quartet were incredible. They were so professional and flexible with our schedule. Their repertoire was very expansive--guests commented that they were so excited to hear the Game of Thrones theme song as a pre-ceremony selection! I could not have asked for a more seamless experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Garden Strings was great! They played music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and they were professional, courteous, and a crowd pleaser. I would recommend them to anyone!
Garden Strings was great! They played music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and they were professional, Read more...
Garden Strings was great! They played music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and they were professional, courteous, and a crowd pleaser. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We reached out to several string trios once we decided to do live ceremony music. Garden Strings immediately stood out as the friendliest and most approachable. We wanted a trio that could play contemporary music, and their clips online combined with Pauline's friendliness via email sold us on Garden Strings. They were also able to arrange a song that wasn't on their list for a nominal fee. Pauline was extremely responsive to my many questions, and very flexible when our venue changed last-minute. She listened to our vision and honored it perfectly - we gave her only a general idea of what we wanted for music before and after the ceremony, and it was perfect. As for the ceremony, the music was one of my favorite parts. It was so incredibly special to walk down the aisle to their strings. Several of our guests told me they teared up as soon as the music started. Their music was truly beautiful and absolutely brought our ceremony to life.

My sister was the one who highly encouraged me to hire live music for the ceremony, as she regrets not doing it herself. We almost didn't due to cost; now that I'm married, I can say that it was absolutely worth it, and I would hire Garden Strings again in a second.
We reached out to several string trios once we decided to do live ceremony music. Garden Strings immediately stood out as Read more...
We reached out to several string trios once we decided to do live ceremony music. Garden Strings immediately stood out as the friendliest and most approachable. We wanted a trio that could play contemporary music, and their clips online combined with Pauline's friendliness via email sold us on Garden Strings. They were also able to arrange a song that wasn't on their list for a nominal fee. Pauline was extremely responsive to my many questions, and very flexible when our venue changed last-minute. She listened to our vision and honored it perfectly - we gave her only a general idea of what we wanted for music before and after the ceremony, and it was perfect. As for the ceremony, the music was one of my favorite parts. It was so incredibly special to walk down the aisle to their strings. Several of our guests told me they teared up as soon as the music started. Their music was truly beautiful and absolutely brought our ceremony to life.

My sister was the one who highly encouraged me to hire live music for the ceremony, as she regrets not doing it herself. We almost didn't due to cost; now that I'm married, I can say that it was absolutely worth it, and I would hire Garden Strings again in a second. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Pauline and hiring Garden Strings for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Not only are they communicative and professional, they are also so talented and play a range of classical and modern (they can do anything from Canon in D to Bruno Mars songs!). In addition, they are creative and accommodating- we asked them to play the Game of Thrones song at cocktail hour and they did an excellent job! We had a couple of guests that are also musicians at our wedding and they told us that Garden Strings was great as well. Highly recommended!!
Working with Pauline and hiring Garden Strings for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Not only are they Read more...
Working with Pauline and hiring Garden Strings for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Not only are they communicative and professional, they are also so talented and play a range of classical and modern (they can do anything from Canon in D to Bruno Mars songs!). In addition, they are creative and accommodating- we asked them to play the Game of Thrones song at cocktail hour and they did an excellent job! We had a couple of guests that are also musicians at our wedding and they told us that Garden Strings was great as well. Highly recommended!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Heather
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Garden Strings was the perfect addition to our fairy tale wedding! Pauline was very prompt at returning my emails, which was helpful given I was planning the wedding from out of state. She was very receptive to my requests and worked with me to create a unique and personal ceremony and cocktail hour playlist. I can not say enough good things about this group of ladies, they made our wedding truly unforgettable!
Garden Strings was the perfect addition to our fairy tale wedding! Pauline was very prompt at returning my emails, which Read more...
Garden Strings was the perfect addition to our fairy tale wedding! Pauline was very prompt at returning my emails, which was helpful given I was planning the wedding from out of state. She was very receptive to my requests and worked with me to create a unique and personal ceremony and cocktail hour playlist. I can not say enough good things about this group of ladies, they made our wedding truly unforgettable! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tawny
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Garden Strings was asked to provide music for my son's Jewish, Star Trek-themed wedding, reception and luncheon. They warmly embraced the challenge. While the processional began with "Sunrise Sunset", the Bride walked down the isle to the "Theme from Star Trek". The guests immediately "got it" and the fun began. Many friends and family members commented on how outstanding the music was for the entire day. The quartet did a spectacular job of blending these themes with outstanding traditional chamber music. We love Garden Strings!!
Garden Strings was asked to provide music for my son's Jewish, Star Trek-themed wedding, reception and luncheon. They Read more...
Garden Strings was asked to provide music for my son's Jewish, Star Trek-themed wedding, reception and luncheon. They warmly embraced the challenge. While the processional began with "Sunrise Sunset", the Bride walked down the isle to the "Theme from Star Trek". The guests immediately "got it" and the fun began. Many friends and family members commented on how outstanding the music was for the entire day. The quartet did a spectacular job of blending these themes with outstanding traditional chamber music. We love Garden Strings!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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