The Exeter String Quartet
Having Exeter String Quartet was a special treat at our ceremony & cocktail hour. They welcomed us into their home to listen to them play prior to deciding to contact their services, which was such a nice personal touch. They have an extensive list of songs, but they also have a "short list" of typical wedding songs and suggestions on when to use them during your wedding, which was a big help. They have been playing together for many years, and it shows. They also have some more unique pieces, including songs from The Beatles, which was very fun during the cocktail hour. One of my only regrets, is that as the bride, I did not get to enjoy as much of their music, as I wanted to!
This quartet was recommended from an officiant that we met with. My favorite part about this quartet was that instead of having listening samples posted online where you wonder if that’s them really playing, they invite you over to a house and they play their repertoire in front of you. There is no question or doubt what they would sound like on your wedding day. Their listening session was my favorite part of the wedding planning process – even more than the cake tastings! It was so relaxing and soothing and as they play the songs you can almost picture the groomsmen walking in here, the bridesmaids walking in there, etc.
The quartet all have day jobs and play together as a hobby which helped make them more affordable. I thought it was pretty cool to see a guy playing a cello in scrubs at the listening session. (Of course, they were all in tasteful black suits and dresses for the ceremony.) There are also two Cal grads in the bunch so the “Big C” is in their repertoire. We asked them to play it after our ceremony and knowing it would be a hit with the large number of Cal grads in the crowd. :)
They would be great at any wedding, and an awesome find for any Cal couple who plans to tie the knot and can't afford the Straw Hat Band.
The Exeter String Quartet was so easy to work with. Christine is so helpful. They played beautiful music at our ceremony. Very talented musicians.