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Palmetto Strings

Charleston , SC

LOCATION

15 Yeadon Ave
Charleston, SC US 29401 (map)
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ABOUT US

Located in Charleston, SC, Palmetto Strings provides classical music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate events. We are a community of musicians from members of the... Read more
Located in Charleston, SC, Palmetto Strings provides classical music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate events. We are a community of musicians from members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Ensembles, music professors, teachers, and music graduates, forming a few different ensembles.

We invite you to hear a few of our musicians perform, live at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Charleston every week - including the Charleston Grill and the 5-Star Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island.
Contact us for more information.


Instrumentations include:
Solo: violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, or voice
Duo: violin, cello | violin, guitar
Trio: violin, viola, cello | violin, guitar, cello
Quartet: violins, viola, cello 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, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Men: Coat/Tie, Ladies: Black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Plenty of Audio samples of Classical, Jazz, and Pop.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Collectively, with over 400 weddings in the past decade in Charleston, we see 15-20 minutes is all that is needed before prelude music.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel charges vary depending on event day, time, group hired, etc.

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Kayla
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings was great and even though I didn't get to hear much of the music being the bride the guests all said it was lovely. They were easy to work with leading up to the wedding, very professional and quick to respond. They also had a nice repertoire that made choosing music very easy. I would highly recommend. :)
Palmetto Strings was great and even though I didn't get to hear much of the music being the bride the guests all said it Read more...
Palmetto Strings was great and even though I didn't get to hear much of the music being the bride the guests all said it was lovely. They were easy to work with leading up to the wedding, very professional and quick to respond. They also had a nice repertoire that made choosing music very easy. I would highly recommend. :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Janice
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t recommend Palmetto Strings enough. Lauren was extremely responsive and accommodating throughout the planning process for our wedding. It was very important to me to have my cousin (an opera tenor) sing during our wedding ceremony. I was a bit nervous about how this would work since they would not have much of an opportunity to rehearse prior to the wedding, and the song I requested he sing when I walk down the aisle was not one Palmetto Strings had in their usual repertoire. Lauren put together a special arrangement for this song, went over the details of the arrangement with my cousin prior to the wedding, and arrived at the venue early on our big day to ensure they had time to run through the music together. I was fully expecting to have to mediate between my cousin and Lauren regarding all of the details, and it came as such a pleasant surprise to learn that Lauren had been proactive in reaching out to my cousin and making sure they were on the same page. She completely understood my vision for the music, and has great attention to detail (we had to modify the song to cut out certain verses in the middle to make sure the timing was consistent with the time it took to walk down the aisle).

I would highly recommend booking Palmetto Strings for your ceremony musicians; they offer a wide array of music from classical to contemporary and are extremely professional.
I couldn’t recommend Palmetto Strings enough. Lauren was extremely responsive and accommodating throughout the planning Read more...
I couldn’t recommend Palmetto Strings enough. Lauren was extremely responsive and accommodating throughout the planning process for our wedding. It was very important to me to have my cousin (an opera tenor) sing during our wedding ceremony. I was a bit nervous about how this would work since they would not have much of an opportunity to rehearse prior to the wedding, and the song I requested he sing when I walk down the aisle was not one Palmetto Strings had in their usual repertoire. Lauren put together a special arrangement for this song, went over the details of the arrangement with my cousin prior to the wedding, and arrived at the venue early on our big day to ensure they had time to run through the music together. I was fully expecting to have to mediate between my cousin and Lauren regarding all of the details, and it came as such a pleasant surprise to learn that Lauren had been proactive in reaching out to my cousin and making sure they were on the same page. She completely understood my vision for the music, and has great attention to detail (we had to modify the song to cut out certain verses in the middle to make sure the timing was consistent with the time it took to walk down the aisle).

I would highly recommend booking Palmetto Strings for your ceremony musicians; they offer a wide array of music from classical to contemporary and are extremely professional. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lauren was great! She was responsive, and helped my find a ceremony musician within my budget. Highly recommend :)
Lauren was great! She was responsive, and helped my find a ceremony musician within my budget. Highly recommend :)
Lauren was great! She was responsive, and helped my find a ceremony musician within my budget. Highly recommend :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Steven
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding at the I'on Creek Club on May 3, 2014. We were very happy with Palmetto Strings and would recommend them to anyone! Lauren was very helpful in determining songs for the ceremony, and was responsive in her emails. We did not get to hear much of the cocktail hour music (taking pictures, etc) but our guests said they were great. We had the duo and they were able to accommodate almost all of the songs on their repertoire. Many thanks to Lauren and Palmetto Strings!
We booked Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding at the I'on Creek Club on May 3, 2014. We Read more...
We booked Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding at the I'on Creek Club on May 3, 2014. We were very happy with Palmetto Strings and would recommend them to anyone! Lauren was very helpful in determining songs for the ceremony, and was responsive in her emails. We did not get to hear much of the cocktail hour music (taking pictures, etc) but our guests said they were great. We had the duo and they were able to accommodate almost all of the songs on their repertoire. Many thanks to Lauren and Palmetto Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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AG
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Palmetto Strings to do the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. They learned the song we had requested and were great to work with.
We hired Palmetto Strings to do the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. They learned the song we had Read more...
We hired Palmetto Strings to do the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. They learned the song we had requested and were great to work with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings was fabulous! Lauren was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the whole process from taking on our ceremony with just a few weeks' notice after my previous plan fell through to making sure that we had a great set put together for the entire ceremony. They were promptly on time, and the music during the ceremony couldn't have been more beautiful. I am still getting compliments on how talented our violinist was and my guests (along with us!) were so impressed with the variety of the songs. I highly recommend!!
Palmetto Strings was fabulous! Lauren was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the whole process from taking on Read more...
Palmetto Strings was fabulous! Lauren was incredibly helpful and responsive throughout the whole process from taking on our ceremony with just a few weeks' notice after my previous plan fell through to making sure that we had a great set put together for the entire ceremony. They were promptly on time, and the music during the ceremony couldn't have been more beautiful. I am still getting compliments on how talented our violinist was and my guests (along with us!) were so impressed with the variety of the songs. I highly recommend!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Lauren is great to work with! She promptly responded to all of our questions and was able to easily customize a song for our ceremony. We had a violin and cello duo play for our ceremony on the beach, and they sounded amazing. If you're in the Charleston area and thinking about hiring musicians, don't hesitate to use this company.
Lauren is great to work with! She promptly responded to all of our questions and was able to easily customize a song for Read more...
Lauren is great to work with! She promptly responded to all of our questions and was able to easily customize a song for our ceremony. We had a violin and cello duo play for our ceremony on the beach, and they sounded amazing. If you're in the Charleston area and thinking about hiring musicians, don't hesitate to use this company. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nora
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings were fabulous! They did an amazing job, very talented and professional. The quality of the music was outstanding. I would highly recommend using them for any type of venue, as they were amazing!

Nora Mother of the Bride… Self/Delk Wedding Nov 30, 2013
Palmetto Strings were fabulous! They did an amazing job, very talented and professional. The quality of the music was Read more...
Palmetto Strings were fabulous! They did an amazing job, very talented and professional. The quality of the music was outstanding. I would highly recommend using them for any type of venue, as they were amazing!

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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren was very quick to respond to all of my emails and phone calls. The violin and cello duo was amazing and made my wedding absolutely perfect. This part of planning the wedding wasn't stressful at all thanks to Palmetto Strings and Lauren. I would recommend them to anyone.
Lauren was very quick to respond to all of my emails and phone calls. The violin and cello duo was amazing and made my Read more...
Lauren was very quick to respond to all of my emails and phone calls. The violin and cello duo was amazing and made my wedding absolutely perfect. This part of planning the wedding wasn't stressful at all thanks to Palmetto Strings and Lauren. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first point of contact I made with Palmetto Strings until after the big day! We had a violin and cello duo play during our ceremony and cocktail hour at Cottage on the Creek in Mount Pleasant. Their repertoire has something to offer for every couple planning their dream wedding from classical to contemporary pieces that kept our guests entertained from the time they arrived until the reception began. I definitely recommend Palmetto Strings if you're planning a wedding in the Charleston area! You will not be disappointed!
Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first point of contact I made with Palmetto Strings until after the Read more...
Lauren was an absolute pleasure to work with from the first point of contact I made with Palmetto Strings until after the big day! We had a violin and cello duo play during our ceremony and cocktail hour at Cottage on the Creek in Mount Pleasant. Their repertoire has something to offer for every couple planning their dream wedding from classical to contemporary pieces that kept our guests entertained from the time they arrived until the reception began. I definitely recommend Palmetto Strings if you're planning a wedding in the Charleston area! You will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lynsey
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I contacted Lauren a few weeks before the wedding to have a violin/cello play during our dinner hour at the William Aiken House. She responded right away and accommodated our needs. Palmetto Strings played amazing music to set the mood and keep an elegant romantic ambience for our dinner! My Dad absolutely LOVED them too and tried to name every tune! Would definitely recommend Palmetto Strings to any bride and groom in the Charleston area!
I contacted Lauren a few weeks before the wedding to have a violin/cello play during our dinner hour at the William Aiken Read more...
I contacted Lauren a few weeks before the wedding to have a violin/cello play during our dinner hour at the William Aiken House. She responded right away and accommodated our needs. Palmetto Strings played amazing music to set the mood and keep an elegant romantic ambience for our dinner! My Dad absolutely LOVED them too and tried to name every tune! Would definitely recommend Palmetto Strings to any bride and groom in the Charleston area! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristi
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings (and Lauren) were a DREAM to work with. She was GREAT with email and kept in close contact with us. We had our wedding at Harborside East just a few weeks ago. Their playlist has something to offer to every bride. They also played during our 'cocktail hour' it added to the perfect ambiance for a relaxing moment before we kicked off the party. We chose some contemporary/non-traditional songs for the processional & recessional and our guests REALLY enjoyed that.

5 starts, no doubt. You will not be disappointed if you go with Palmetto Strings.
Palmetto Strings (and Lauren) were a DREAM to work with. She was GREAT with email and kept in close contact with us. We Read more...
Palmetto Strings (and Lauren) were a DREAM to work with. She was GREAT with email and kept in close contact with us. We had our wedding at Harborside East just a few weeks ago. Their playlist has something to offer to every bride. They also played during our 'cocktail hour' it added to the perfect ambiance for a relaxing moment before we kicked off the party. We chose some contemporary/non-traditional songs for the processional & recessional and our guests REALLY enjoyed that.

5 starts, no doubt. You will not be disappointed if you go with Palmetto Strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used a string duo from Palmetto Strings for our outdoor wedding at Folly Beach. It was a garden ceremony and they did a beautiful job. My husband and I live out of state, but it was very easy to work out all of the details over the phone and email. They gave great suggestions for song selection and were eager to accommodate special requests. The music provided a wonderful atmosphere for our ceremony. I would highly recommend their services.
We used a string duo from Palmetto Strings for our outdoor wedding at Folly Beach. It was a garden ceremony and they did a Read more...
We used a string duo from Palmetto Strings for our outdoor wedding at Folly Beach. It was a garden ceremony and they did a beautiful job. My husband and I live out of state, but it was very easy to work out all of the details over the phone and email. They gave great suggestions for song selection and were eager to accommodate special requests. The music provided a wonderful atmosphere for our ceremony. I would highly recommend their services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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David
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I hired Palmetto Strings (Guitar and Violin Duo) for our ceremony and cocktail hour at Middleton Place Plantation. We decided to give the musicians the freedom to play anything they wanted within a certain genre and they were AMAZING. Many of our guests made it a point to tell us during the reception of how good they were. Hands down they surpassed our expectations.
My wife and I hired Palmetto Strings (Guitar and Violin Duo) for our ceremony and cocktail hour at Middleton Place Read more...
My wife and I hired Palmetto Strings (Guitar and Violin Duo) for our ceremony and cocktail hour at Middleton Place Plantation. We decided to give the musicians the freedom to play anything they wanted within a certain genre and they were AMAZING. Many of our guests made it a point to tell us during the reception of how good they were. Hands down they surpassed our expectations. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren and Palmetto Strings were great to work with. They played a violin/cello duo for our outdoor wedding ceremony & cocktail hour. We lived out of town and they made the planning process very easy. Willing to give song suggestions & always answered emails promptly. The music was beautiful & added a special touch to our wedding day. Highly recommend Palmetto Strings and of course Lauren to any bride & groom.
Lauren and Palmetto Strings were great to work with. They played a violin/cello duo for our outdoor wedding ceremony & Read more...
Lauren and Palmetto Strings were great to work with. They played a violin/cello duo for our outdoor wedding ceremony & cocktail hour. We lived out of town and they made the planning process very easy. Willing to give song suggestions & always answered emails promptly. The music was beautiful & added a special touch to our wedding day. Highly recommend Palmetto Strings and of course Lauren to any bride & groom. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
a very talented professional group of musicians who i would highly recommend ( string trio with flute and trumpet) . They will truly make your wedding a memorable event.

Elizabeth
Alexander City, AL
a very talented professional group of musicians who i would highly recommend ( string trio with flute and trumpet) . They Read more...
a very talented professional group of musicians who i would highly recommend ( string trio with flute and trumpet) . They will truly make your wedding a memorable event.

Elizabeth
Alexander City, AL Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ashley
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings did a fantastic job playing the ceremony music for my wedding at The Citadel Beach House. I used the violin and cello duo and they impressed everyone. I had people coming up to me at the reception commenting on the recessional by the Beatles - a nice touch! Also, with working full time and planning a wedding Lauren was very easy to communicate with - she was easily responsive via email which is what worked best for me and was reachable by phone as well - as each persons schedule is different. I just made a list of what I wanted played and they made it happen!
Palmetto Strings did a fantastic job playing the ceremony music for my wedding at The Citadel Beach House. I used the Read more...
Palmetto Strings did a fantastic job playing the ceremony music for my wedding at The Citadel Beach House. I used the violin and cello duo and they impressed everyone. I had people coming up to me at the reception commenting on the recessional by the Beatles - a nice touch! Also, with working full time and planning a wedding Lauren was very easy to communicate with - she was easily responsive via email which is what worked best for me and was reachable by phone as well - as each persons schedule is different. I just made a list of what I wanted played and they made it happen! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Keisha
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren and her team were outstanding! From the minister, my 87 year old grandmother and our guests, Palmetto Strings were beyond excellent. We will definitely call on your services again for future events. Additionally, we will continue to pass on to others the excellent service you provided. We are one happy couple.

Corey and Keisha
Lauren and her team were outstanding! From the minister, my 87 year old grandmother and our guests, Palmetto Strings were Read more...
Lauren and her team were outstanding! From the minister, my 87 year old grandmother and our guests, Palmetto Strings were beyond excellent. We will definitely call on your services again for future events. Additionally, we will continue to pass on to others the excellent service you provided. We are one happy couple.

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Bobby
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Engaged Lauren at the very last minute having no specific playlist. Only instructions I could offer was " play something nice". She took the ball and ran with it which Took the stress out of it for me. What a relief. I would highly recommend Lauren in particular and this group as well. You will not be disappointed
Engaged Lauren at the very last minute having no specific playlist. Only instructions I could offer was " play something Read more...
Engaged Lauren at the very last minute having no specific playlist. Only instructions I could offer was " play something nice". She took the ball and ran with it which Took the stress out of it for me. What a relief. I would highly recommend Lauren in particular and this group as well. You will not be disappointed Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Allison
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren was really easy to work with and reliable!
Lauren was really easy to work with and reliable!
Lauren was really easy to work with and reliable! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kasi
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren from Palmeto Strings provided a great performance during our wedding ceremony. She was also quick to answer my emails and very professional.
Lauren from Palmeto Strings provided a great performance during our wedding ceremony. She was also quick to answer my Read more...
Lauren from Palmeto Strings provided a great performance during our wedding ceremony. She was also quick to answer my emails and very professional. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we couldn't have been happier! Their selection of music was great, and it sounded wonderful! I received many comments from our guests on how much they enjoyed listening to them play. I also wanted to walk down the aisle to a specific song not on their list. They had no problem learning it, and it sounded great - just how I imagined it would have. It was so great to work with Lauren and the Palmetto Strings. I would definitely recommend them to future brides!!
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we couldn't have been happier! Their selection of music Read more...
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we couldn't have been happier! Their selection of music was great, and it sounded wonderful! I received many comments from our guests on how much they enjoyed listening to them play. I also wanted to walk down the aisle to a specific song not on their list. They had no problem learning it, and it sounded great - just how I imagined it would have. It was so great to work with Lauren and the Palmetto Strings. I would definitely recommend them to future brides!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired a violinist from Palmetto Strings for our daughter's wedding. Lauren was very helpful with the music arrangement offering suggestions and helping with the details. The musician played on our dock overlooking the river; the beautiful music added a magical quality to our special day. We were so pleased that we hired another musician to play at another event at the Hibernian in downtown Charleston. We will definitely use them again!
We hired a violinist from Palmetto Strings for our daughter's wedding. Lauren was very helpful with the music arrangement Read more...
We hired a violinist from Palmetto Strings for our daughter's wedding. Lauren was very helpful with the music arrangement offering suggestions and helping with the details. The musician played on our dock overlooking the river; the beautiful music added a magical quality to our special day. We were so pleased that we hired another musician to play at another event at the Hibernian in downtown Charleston. We will definitely use them again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Meredith
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren was helpful, accommodating, and cheerful from day one. She made the whole process easy. And the results were perfect! Highly recommend.
Lauren was helpful, accommodating, and cheerful from day one. She made the whole process easy. And the results were Read more...
Lauren was helpful, accommodating, and cheerful from day one. She made the whole process easy. And the results were perfect! Highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and also for our cocktail hour- and we could not have been more pleased! Working with Lauren was so nice and easy- she helped us out so much when we were picking out the songs. Their song selections are great- they have everything from classical music to popular music. They sounded so beautiful at our wedding- we could not have asked for anything more perfect! We will highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the Charleston area.
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and also for our cocktail hour- and we could not have been more pleased! Working Read more...
We used Palmetto Strings for our ceremony and also for our cocktail hour- and we could not have been more pleased! Working with Lauren was so nice and easy- she helped us out so much when we were picking out the songs. Their song selections are great- they have everything from classical music to popular music. They sounded so beautiful at our wedding- we could not have asked for anything more perfect! We will highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the Charleston area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kayla
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Lauren was a delight! We had a violin/chello duo play for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful! I highly recommend Palmetto Strings to anyone getting married in the Charleston area!
Working with Lauren was a delight! We had a violin/chello duo play for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful! I Read more...
Working with Lauren was a delight! We had a violin/chello duo play for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful! I highly recommend Palmetto Strings to anyone getting married in the Charleston area! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The easiest vendor I worked with. So friendly and they sounded beautiful!
The easiest vendor I worked with. So friendly and they sounded beautiful!
The easiest vendor I worked with. So friendly and they sounded beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ali
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren with Palemetto Strings was fabulously easy to work with. We really appreciated how attentive she was to our needs and was always prompt in responding to emails. She was so willing to work with us to craft a personalized ceremony and cocktail hour. The group was prompt and professional. We would recommend them to anyone!
Lauren with Palemetto Strings was fabulously easy to work with. We really appreciated how attentive she was to our needs Read more...
Lauren with Palemetto Strings was fabulously easy to work with. We really appreciated how attentive she was to our needs and was always prompt in responding to emails. She was so willing to work with us to craft a personalized ceremony and cocktail hour. The group was prompt and professional. We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cindy
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

They even learned 2 new songs for us and the compliments rolled in!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

They even learned 2 new songs for us and the compliments rolled in!
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

They even learned 2 new songs for us and the compliments rolled in! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful job. Highly recommend!
Absolutely wonderful job. Highly recommend!
Absolutely wonderful job. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jeanette
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren, thank you very much! The music was beautiful and we received numerous compliments. Without hesitation I highly recommend Palmetto Strings.
Lauren, thank you very much! The music was beautiful and we received numerous compliments. Without hesitation I highly Read more...
Lauren, thank you very much! The music was beautiful and we received numerous compliments. Without hesitation I highly recommend Palmetto Strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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michelle
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren at Palmetto Strings was wonderful! I loved that they offered more contemporary pieces, as opposed to the traditional classical music. I enjoyed getting the feel of classical music, while hearing our favorite beatles songs, and walking down the aisle to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". They were perfect and right on point!!! Couldnt have asked for more!!!
Lauren at Palmetto Strings was wonderful! I loved that they offered more contemporary pieces, as opposed to the Read more...
Lauren at Palmetto Strings was wonderful! I loved that they offered more contemporary pieces, as opposed to the traditional classical music. I enjoyed getting the feel of classical music, while hearing our favorite beatles songs, and walking down the aisle to Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight". They were perfect and right on point!!! Couldnt have asked for more!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tracy
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
As the bride, I didn't get to hear much of the ceremony music. However, EVERYONE commented on how beautiful it was! I highly recommend choosing Palmetto Strings!
As the bride, I didn't get to hear much of the ceremony music. However, EVERYONE commented on how beautiful it was! I Read more...
As the bride, I didn't get to hear much of the ceremony music. However, EVERYONE commented on how beautiful it was! I highly recommend choosing Palmetto Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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David
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings played a selection of contemporary and classical music during both our ceremony and reception. Lauren was a pleasure to work with, providing musical samples and recommendations for our first dance. The trio even learned two special request songs in only a few weeks. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the live music!
Palmetto Strings played a selection of contemporary and classical music during both our ceremony and reception. Lauren was Read more...
Palmetto Strings played a selection of contemporary and classical music during both our ceremony and reception. Lauren was a pleasure to work with, providing musical samples and recommendations for our first dance. The trio even learned two special request songs in only a few weeks. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the live music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Scharlie
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We used the string duo for our beach wedding. It was a completely enjoyable experience. They composed a piece for us and it sounded perfect. The best part, the performers were totally self-sufficient, they knew exactly what to do with little direction, providing a completely stress-free experience which was greatly appreciated.
We used the string duo for our beach wedding. It was a completely enjoyable experience. They composed a piece for us and Read more...
We used the string duo for our beach wedding. It was a completely enjoyable experience. They composed a piece for us and it sounded perfect. The best part, the performers were totally self-sufficient, they knew exactly what to do with little direction, providing a completely stress-free experience which was greatly appreciated. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Pam
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren was simply AWESOME.. the single violin was the perfect musical element for the beautiful setting at White Point Gardens. She worked with us remotely to set up the event and I really appreciated her flexibility as schedules shifted and plans adjusted. Thanks, Lauren -- I hope we can have an ANNIVERSARY celebration and engage you again!
Lauren was simply AWESOME.. the single violin was the perfect musical element for the beautiful setting at White Point Read more...
Lauren was simply AWESOME.. the single violin was the perfect musical element for the beautiful setting at White Point Gardens. She worked with us remotely to set up the event and I really appreciated her flexibility as schedules shifted and plans adjusted. Thanks, Lauren -- I hope we can have an ANNIVERSARY celebration and engage you again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked the String Duo for the wedding and the music was beautiful! Palmetto Strings are very reasonably priced and Lauren Williams was very responsive to emails. Highly recommend!
We booked the String Duo for the wedding and the music was beautiful! Palmetto Strings are very reasonably priced and Read more...
We booked the String Duo for the wedding and the music was beautiful! Palmetto Strings are very reasonably priced and Lauren Williams was very responsive to emails. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved Palmetto Strings. We felt they added that extra special touch for our wedding ceremony!! They also performed for our cocktail hour which was also great!!
We loved Palmetto Strings. We felt they added that extra special touch for our wedding ceremony!! They also performed for Read more...
We loved Palmetto Strings. We felt they added that extra special touch for our wedding ceremony!! They also performed for our cocktail hour which was also great!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lauren and Palmetto Strings are wonderful! I had my wedding downtown last weekend and the trio I booked sounded absolutely wonderful. Lauren is always quick to respond and is very helpful.
Lauren and Palmetto Strings are wonderful! I had my wedding downtown last weekend and the trio I booked sounded absolutely Read more...
Lauren and Palmetto Strings are wonderful! I had my wedding downtown last weekend and the trio I booked sounded absolutely wonderful. Lauren is always quick to respond and is very helpful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful string trio!! the music was perfect, and they even played long when my bridesmaid had a wardrobe malfunction that had to be attended to. Highly recommend!!
Wonderful string trio!! the music was perfect, and they even played long when my bridesmaid had a wardrobe malfunction Read more...
Wonderful string trio!! the music was perfect, and they even played long when my bridesmaid had a wardrobe malfunction that had to be attended to. Highly recommend!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ntbrock
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Lauren and team provided wonderful string trio performance at our wedding and reception. Working with Lauren during the planning was easily especially thanks to email and the internet. Our event was held by the waterfront and we had a perfect first dance! We made the decision not to have an electronic PA system and keep the wedding 'natural and personal'; Palmetto Strings made it the right decision.
Lauren and team provided wonderful string trio performance at our wedding and reception. Working with Lauren during the Read more...
Lauren and team provided wonderful string trio performance at our wedding and reception. Working with Lauren during the planning was easily especially thanks to email and the internet. Our event was held by the waterfront and we had a perfect first dance! We made the decision not to have an electronic PA system and keep the wedding 'natural and personal'; Palmetto Strings made it the right decision. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Dulcinea_Cuellar
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Both my husband and I were extremly impressed with Mike and Bob Williams' talent. We live in Florida and got married in South Carolina. We knew exactly what type of music we wanted and the Charleston Duo did not disappoint.

We are not big dancers, a so a DJ or big band wasn't really what we wanted. We wanted soft, background music that was still appropriate for folks to dance to (if they wanted to) or kick back and watch the world go by.

We went over our budget to hire them - they played our ceremony and reception. That said, we felt we got a really good value for our money.
Both my husband and I were extremly impressed with Mike and Bob Williams' talent. We live in Florida and got married in Read more...
Both my husband and I were extremly impressed with Mike and Bob Williams' talent. We live in Florida and got married in South Carolina. We knew exactly what type of music we wanted and the Charleston Duo did not disappoint.

We are not big dancers, a so a DJ or big band wasn't really what we wanted. We wanted soft, background music that was still appropriate for folks to dance to (if they wanted to) or kick back and watch the world go by.

We went over our budget to hire them - they played our ceremony and reception. That said, we felt we got a really good value for our money. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Very easy to work with even though we live in Texas and had to plan the majority of our wedding via emails. Lovely music selection and overall great experience!
Very easy to work with even though we live in Texas and had to plan the majority of our wedding via emails. Lovely music Read more...
Very easy to work with even though we live in Texas and had to plan the majority of our wedding via emails. Lovely music selection and overall great experience! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ABadgett
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings provided music for our ceremony at The Woodlands Inn and their music was perfect. Working with Lauren from Palmetto Strings in the months prior to our wedding was very simple, she made things so easy! I would definitely recommend anyone getting married to use Palmetto Strings for their wedding ceremony! They did an absolutely stunning job!
Palmetto Strings provided music for our ceremony at The Woodlands Inn and their music was perfect. Working with Lauren Read more...
Palmetto Strings provided music for our ceremony at The Woodlands Inn and their music was perfect. Working with Lauren from Palmetto Strings in the months prior to our wedding was very simple, she made things so easy! I would definitely recommend anyone getting married to use Palmetto Strings for their wedding ceremony! They did an absolutely stunning job! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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amcpher5583
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Wonderful musicians. Easy to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed the classical music.
Wonderful musicians. Easy to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed the classical music.
Wonderful musicians. Easy to work with. Thoroughly enjoyed the classical music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Marilyn mom
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Lauren and her colleagues were wonderful adding so much elegance to the ceremony and cocktail hour. I so appreciate how easy they were to work with before and during the wedding and always with the utmost professionalism. (I just wish I had a recording!!!)
Lauren and her colleagues were wonderful adding so much elegance to the ceremony and cocktail hour. I so appreciate how Read more...
Lauren and her colleagues were wonderful adding so much elegance to the ceremony and cocktail hour. I so appreciate how easy they were to work with before and during the wedding and always with the utmost professionalism. (I just wish I had a recording!!!) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a very small ceremony of 25 people at White Point Gardens and we hired a solo violin to help set the tone of the event. I am so happy that we did. Having the violin play as I walked up was wonderful, and I will never forget how exciting it was when he pronounced us man & wife to have the music start playing! Lauren was professional and wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. The musician was punctual, professional, and talented. I'm so glad we used Palmetto Strings!
We had a very small ceremony of 25 people at White Point Gardens and we hired a solo violin to help set the tone of the Read more...
We had a very small ceremony of 25 people at White Point Gardens and we hired a solo violin to help set the tone of the event. I am so happy that we did. Having the violin play as I walked up was wonderful, and I will never forget how exciting it was when he pronounced us man & wife to have the music start playing! Lauren was professional and wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. The musician was punctual, professional, and talented. I'm so glad we used Palmetto Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Bob was wonderful! He was flexible with me and offered great suggestions for our musical choices!
Bob was wonderful! He was flexible with me and offered great suggestions for our musical choices!
Bob was wonderful! He was flexible with me and offered great suggestions for our musical choices! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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April
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I enjoyed working with Palmetto Strings and would highly recommend them. Their rates are very reasonable and they were super professional. They are quite flexible and are genuinely looking to make you happy. I made one call after booking them to go over my vision and was done; it was such an easy process, and easy is great when planning a wedding!
I enjoyed working with Palmetto Strings and would highly recommend them. Their rates are very reasonable and they were Read more...
I enjoyed working with Palmetto Strings and would highly recommend them. Their rates are very reasonable and they were super professional. They are quite flexible and are genuinely looking to make you happy. I made one call after booking them to go over my vision and was done; it was such an easy process, and easy is great when planning a wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tracey
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Palmetto Strings. In the few days before our wedding our ceremony musician cancelled. Lauren at Palmetto Strings worked overtime to find us a great musician against impossible odds. Easter weekend has to be the hardest time to find a musician and Lauren did it. Palmetto Strings is the best.
I can't say enough good things about Palmetto Strings. In the few days before our wedding our ceremony musician cancelled. Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Palmetto Strings. In the few days before our wedding our ceremony musician cancelled. Lauren at Palmetto Strings worked overtime to find us a great musician against impossible odds. Easter weekend has to be the hardest time to find a musician and Lauren did it. Palmetto Strings is the best. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings was the BEST!!! We had the guitar, violin duo play at our ceremony. 5 months after our wedding people are still talking about them. I can't say enough good things!!! It was absolutely Beautiful!
Palmetto Strings was the BEST!!! We had the guitar, violin duo play at our ceremony. 5 months after our wedding people are Read more...
Palmetto Strings was the BEST!!! We had the guitar, violin duo play at our ceremony. 5 months after our wedding people are still talking about them. I can't say enough good things!!! It was absolutely Beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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missymulk
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Bob and his son did our ceremony and cocktail hour music. I am so happy that we chose them. They played traditional music for our outdoor ceremony and contemporary music for our cocktail our which was also outdoors. This was a real treat for our guests, and I would highly recommend them.
Bob and his son did our ceremony and cocktail hour music. I am so happy that we chose them. They played traditional music Read more...
Bob and his son did our ceremony and cocktail hour music. I am so happy that we chose them. They played traditional music for our outdoor ceremony and contemporary music for our cocktail our which was also outdoors. This was a real treat for our guests, and I would highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Richard
Wedding:
1/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! He provided the ceremony music and played during our cocktail hour as well. He was easy to work with, always got back to us when we had a question, and helped create a wonderful atmosphere at our wedding.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for a musician.
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! He provided the ceremony music and played during our cocktail hour as well. He was easy to Read more...
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! He provided the ceremony music and played during our cocktail hour as well. He was easy to work with, always got back to us when we had a question, and helped create a wonderful atmosphere at our wedding.I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone searching for a musician. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Heather
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! Very professional and played beautiful music for our outdoor ceremony at Magnolia PLantation. We were very happy and recommend them for any event....especially weddings.
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! Very professional and played beautiful music for our outdoor ceremony at Magnolia Read more...
Palmetto Strings was wonderful! Very professional and played beautiful music for our outdoor ceremony at Magnolia PLantation. We were very happy and recommend them for any event....especially weddings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Carol
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
They were on time, set up quickly and played music that was PERFECT for our ceremony!!! Very professional and made our ceremony extra special!
They were on time, set up quickly and played music that was PERFECT for our ceremony!!! Very professional and made our Read more...
They were on time, set up quickly and played music that was PERFECT for our ceremony!!! Very professional and made our ceremony extra special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Pamela
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a small ceremony of 40 people and a very classy wedding. I hired a "string duo" from Palmetto Strings and they set the most beautiful tone for my ceremony. With Lauren playing the violin and Catherine on the cello... the music was rich and resonated throughout the church. The music was achingly beautiful and was my favorite part of the entire affair. Very professional, reliable and easy to work with.
I had a small ceremony of 40 people and a very classy wedding. I hired a "string duo" from Palmetto Strings and they set Read more...
I had a small ceremony of 40 people and a very classy wedding. I hired a "string duo" from Palmetto Strings and they set the most beautiful tone for my ceremony. With Lauren playing the violin and Catherine on the cello... the music was rich and resonated throughout the church. The music was achingly beautiful and was my favorite part of the entire affair. Very professional, reliable and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Beth
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.9/5.0
We hired Lauren to play for our wedding ceremony and everything was perfect! She answered all of our questions very quickly, helped us in selecting songs and was on time and very professional. The music was beautiful! We would highly recommend.
We hired Lauren to play for our wedding ceremony and everything was perfect! She answered all of our questions very Read more...
We hired Lauren to play for our wedding ceremony and everything was perfect! She answered all of our questions very quickly, helped us in selecting songs and was on time and very professional. The music was beautiful! We would highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Palmetto Strings was wonderful to work with. They were so professional to work with and they had a wonderful song list to choose from. They were able to learn a song for us that was not on their song list and it came out great. They were so professional and their timing for everything during the ceremony was right on. All our guests loved the selection of songs and thought they sounded amazing. Could not have asked for more!
Palmetto Strings was wonderful to work with. They were so professional to work with and they had a wonderful song list to Read more...
Palmetto Strings was wonderful to work with. They were so professional to work with and they had a wonderful song list to choose from. They were able to learn a song for us that was not on their song list and it came out great. They were so professional and their timing for everything during the ceremony was right on. All our guests loved the selection of songs and thought they sounded amazing. Could not have asked for more! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Lauren and her musicians were just wonderful at my daughter's wedding! Lovely music, so easy to work with and able to accommodate special requests! I highly recommend Palmetto Strings!
Lauren and her musicians were just wonderful at my daughter's wedding! Lovely music, so easy to work with and able to Read more...
Lauren and her musicians were just wonderful at my daughter's wedding! Lovely music, so easy to work with and able to accommodate special requests! I highly recommend Palmetto Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Gina
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.9/5.0
We had one violinist (Lauren). Overall I think it was wonderful, but we were halfway down the aisle before she started the wedding march. I'm not sure if we didn't wait long enough to start walking (though I felt like we did) or if she just wasn't quite ready for us. No worries, the music was beautiful!
We had one violinist (Lauren). Overall I think it was wonderful, but we were halfway down the aisle before she started the Read more...
We had one violinist (Lauren). Overall I think it was wonderful, but we were halfway down the aisle before she started the wedding march. I'm not sure if we didn't wait long enough to start walking (though I felt like we did) or if she just wasn't quite ready for us. No worries, the music was beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Dora
Wedding:
12/9/2009
4.9/5.0
I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for someone who can deliver beautiful, classic harp music as well as more modern, recognizable songs.The beauty of her music ability was appreciated by all at our small, intimate wedding ceremony.We loved her!
I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for someone who can deliver beautiful, classic harp music as well as more Read more...
I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for someone who can deliver beautiful, classic harp music as well as more modern, recognizable songs.The beauty of her music ability was appreciated by all at our small, intimate wedding ceremony.We loved her! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Palmetto strings provided beautiful classical guitar music for my outdoor fall wedding. It blended perfectly with the atmosphere and was definitely calming.
Palmetto strings provided beautiful classical guitar music for my outdoor fall wedding. It blended perfectly with the Read more...
Palmetto strings provided beautiful classical guitar music for my outdoor fall wedding. It blended perfectly with the atmosphere and was definitely calming. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.7/5.0
We used Palmetto Strings duo for our ceremony music at our May 10, 2014 wedding at Legare Waring House. They arrived early and were very professional. As the bride, I did not get to hear much of their music, but I had several guests come up to me during the wedding complimenting me on their playing. I was very happy with them as a whole and would use them again in the future!
We used Palmetto Strings duo for our ceremony music at our May 10, 2014 wedding at Legare Waring House. They arrived early Read more...
We used Palmetto Strings duo for our ceremony music at our May 10, 2014 wedding at Legare Waring House. They arrived early and were very professional. As the bride, I did not get to hear much of their music, but I had several guests come up to me during the wedding complimenting me on their playing. I was very happy with them as a whole and would use them again in the future! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Bob Williams was great to work with however he did not actually play at my ceremony. He was busy that day so he provided someone else. They did a good job. My biggest complaint is that they mixed up the songs my soloist was to sing during the ceremony. Bob Williams is very nice and easy to work with.
Bob Williams was great to work with however he did not actually play at my ceremony. He was busy that day so he provided Read more...
Bob Williams was great to work with however he did not actually play at my ceremony. He was busy that day so he provided someone else. They did a good job. My biggest complaint is that they mixed up the songs my soloist was to sing during the ceremony. Bob Williams is very nice and easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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