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Jennifer Johnson Wedding Violinist

Richmond , VA
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Richmond, VA 23228 US (map)

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804-335-8817

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Make your wedding day perfect with classical violin music. Jennifer Johnson has many years of experience performing at wedding ceremonies. She will perform your requested selections or... Read more
Make your wedding day perfect with classical violin music. Jennifer Johnson has many years of experience performing at wedding ceremonies. She will perform your requested selections or help you choose the right music for your special day. You can add classical music to your ceremony, cocktail party, or dinner for a fraction of the price of a string quartet. If you prefer a larger ensemble, violin/cello duos or string quartets are available.

We are also available for corporate parties and other engagements. Read less
Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, String - Quartet
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

REVIEWS

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Jasmine
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was wonderful! She helped us make our decisions for all of the music that was played during our ceremony. The music that was played during our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! If you are looking for live music book Jennifer!!
Jennifer was wonderful! She helped us make our decisions for all of the music that was played during our ceremony. The Read more...
Jennifer was wonderful! She helped us make our decisions for all of the music that was played during our ceremony. The music that was played during our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! If you are looking for live music book Jennifer!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Greg
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was a true professional to work with and a great communicator. Very flexible, helpful and her lovely music masterful. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Jennifer was a true professional to work with and a great communicator. Very flexible, helpful and her lovely music Read more...
Jennifer was a true professional to work with and a great communicator. Very flexible, helpful and her lovely music masterful. I highly recommend her to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was so great to work with! She is very talented and you can't beat the price. Definitely recommend if you need a violinist for your wedding.
Jennifer was so great to work with! She is very talented and you can't beat the price. Definitely recommend if you need a Read more...
Jennifer was so great to work with! She is very talented and you can't beat the price. Definitely recommend if you need a violinist for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sara
Wedding:
5/16/2015
3.8/5.0
I think it would be better especially for certain venues, for Jennifer to attend the rehearsal. We were married at Maymont and had a first time officiant. The day of the wedding, we had to scramble to ensure that there was a signal for the bridal party to start walking because they couldn't hear the music. this could have been done at the rehearsal in a less stressful fashion if Jennifer had been there.
I think it would be better especially for certain venues, for Jennifer to attend the rehearsal. We were married at Maymont Read more...
I think it would be better especially for certain venues, for Jennifer to attend the rehearsal. We were married at Maymont and had a first time officiant. The day of the wedding, we had to scramble to ensure that there was a signal for the bridal party to start walking because they couldn't hear the music. this could have been done at the rehearsal in a less stressful fashion if Jennifer had been there. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Jennifer Johnson Wedding Violinist responded with the following comments:

This review contradicts the thank you note I received from the bride and groom. They said "Thank you for helping make our day special and beautiful." I make it a point to save my email correspondence. After reviewing my emails, I can be sure that the bride did not ask me to attend the rehearsal. However, in my email, I did work out a cue with the groom and the officiant well in advance of the ceremony. This bride also had a friend that was coordinating her ceremony. I started playing "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" when I made eye contact with the groom and the officiant. The friend did not properly cue the mothers/bridesmaids to begin the processional at that time. I do make it a point to have brides remind their wedding planners/helpers about the cues. The week of the wedding, I sent an email to the bride stating, "I just wanted to check in and say I'm looking forward to this Saturday. I printed the ceremony flow, so I should be all set. I just need Tommy and/or Ryan to make eye contact with me so that I know they are ready for me to begin Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. As I mentioned, I will arrive around 1pm in case there are any last minute details I need to get. See you on Saturday!" I also spoke with the groom and the officiant the day of the wedding. While the friend did not cue the mother and bridesmaids properly, I did a professional job of segueing (even without the cues). A violinist with less experience may not have caught the transition at all without a cue.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was wonderful, she was so accommodating we didn't have a plan b for our wedding day (it rained) we called Jennifer a few hours before she needed to arrive and she had no problem going to our plan b location. We didn't have a rehearsal and no wedding coordinator, but Jennifer did everything we wanted at our wedding! She played beautifully and I'm glad we had her there!
Jennifer was wonderful, she was so accommodating we didn't have a plan b for our wedding day (it rained) we called Read more...
Jennifer was wonderful, she was so accommodating we didn't have a plan b for our wedding day (it rained) we called Jennifer a few hours before she needed to arrive and she had no problem going to our plan b location. We didn't have a rehearsal and no wedding coordinator, but Jennifer did everything we wanted at our wedding! She played beautifully and I'm glad we had her there! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Jennifer and her partner did an AMAZING job with the ceremony music for my wedding. They made the process of selecting the music so easy, and I received many compliments from my guests on how beautiful they sounded. She is very knowledgeable in the structure and flow of a wedding ceremony, and thought of details that I had not yet considered! I would definitely recommend her to other brides for future weddings.
Jennifer and her partner did an AMAZING job with the ceremony music for my wedding. They made the process of selecting the Read more...
Jennifer and her partner did an AMAZING job with the ceremony music for my wedding. They made the process of selecting the music so easy, and I received many compliments from my guests on how beautiful they sounded. She is very knowledgeable in the structure and flow of a wedding ceremony, and thought of details that I had not yet considered! I would definitely recommend her to other brides for future weddings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was amazing. She was professional, reasonably priced, on time and most importantly her music was fantastic.
Jennifer was amazing. She was professional, reasonably priced, on time and most importantly her music was fantastic.
Jennifer was amazing. She was professional, reasonably priced, on time and most importantly her music was fantastic. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brad
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
This was not our first time that we have used Jennifer so we were not surprised that all went so well. She worked with us before the service to make sure she had all the details just right. She was here early to set up, brought a friend who played the cello and started the pre-service music right on time. She played all that we asked and watched me for cues. All in attendance said that it was the most beautiful wedding music that they had ever heard. If you want it to come off just right, be sure to give Jennifer a call. Thanks Jennifer, for another perfect event.
This was not our first time that we have used Jennifer so we were not surprised that all went so well. She worked with us Read more...
This was not our first time that we have used Jennifer so we were not surprised that all went so well. She worked with us before the service to make sure she had all the details just right. She was here early to set up, brought a friend who played the cello and started the pre-service music right on time. She played all that we asked and watched me for cues. All in attendance said that it was the most beautiful wedding music that they had ever heard. If you want it to come off just right, be sure to give Jennifer a call. Thanks Jennifer, for another perfect event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was very prompt in responding to my emails/calls and helpful in selecting music. Her performance was raved about by my guests. I would definitely highly recommend her.
Jennifer was very prompt in responding to my emails/calls and helpful in selecting music. Her performance was raved about Read more...
Jennifer was very prompt in responding to my emails/calls and helpful in selecting music. Her performance was raved about by my guests. I would definitely highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Becca
Wedding:
9/14/2014
4.7/5.0
Jennifer was very professional and responsive to all of my emails leading up to the ceremony! She was very helpful with planning music selections. Her violin playing with absolutely beautiful and perfect for my outdoor ceremony. The only small issue I had with with the cellist. There were quite a few missed notes on her part that were obvious mistakes in the song. I would suggest just going with Jennifer and skipping the cello. Thanks!
Jennifer was very professional and responsive to all of my emails leading up to the ceremony! She was very helpful with Read more...
Jennifer was very professional and responsive to all of my emails leading up to the ceremony! She was very helpful with planning music selections. Her violin playing with absolutely beautiful and perfect for my outdoor ceremony. The only small issue I had with with the cellist. There were quite a few missed notes on her part that were obvious mistakes in the song. I would suggest just going with Jennifer and skipping the cello. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Jennifer Johnson Wedding Violinist responded with the following comments:

Since I am a music educator, I can easily spot errors in performances. For the ceremony music selections, I can say with certainty that the cellist (who is also a professional musician and music educator) played the exact notes on the page.

The selections for this wedding were contemporary arrangements of popular songs. Some contemporary arrangements have the cello play the bass guitar part from the original recording. Other arrangements have the cello play the chord tones from the keyboard part. To sound just like the recordings, we would have needed to be a 5 piece rock band with vocalists or a 70 piece symphony orchestra! The discrepancy between what was heard as missed notes/mistakes in our musical arrangement and the original recordings was based on instrumentation. The arrangements for violin and cello are written to produce the fullest sound. I can assure you that the cellist did not miss any notes. She was filling in chord tones and bass lines as they were written in the arrangement (to cover as many parts from the original recording as possible).

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