Weddings

“Without music, Life would be a mistake”

— Fredericke Nietszche

Jon Pickard

What could set a more romantic mood for your wedding than beautiful live Guitar or Piano music played by a professional musician?

Wedding Reception
Weddings
 

Everyone recognises Spanish / Classical Guitar music as the musical language of love. Weddings are my favourite events! After many years playing for weddings I still really enjoy each new one I play for. Each is as different and individual as the couples who are getting married.

 

Whether I am to play Guitar, Piano, or both I always take great care to discuss each event with the bride and groom a few times before the day, to get an idea of what music will work best, and to work out the logistics of the big day to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Can't decide on whether to have a Guitarist or Pianist? No problem! - why not have me play both Piano and Guitar at different times of your Wedding day? This helps to achieve even more variety to keep the mood fresh through the event. Listen to my guitar recordings here and my piano recordings here

 

Contracts are exchanged in advance to ensure attention to detail and peace of mind. I have a wide repertoire of music and can tailor the mood to suit the occasion - please ask for details.

Ceremony

For your ceremony you may want some special music played live for certain key moments. The most important will probably be the Bridal Entry, and for this you may want something elegant, tasteful and not too up-tempo. Popular choices for this moment are Romance, Cavatina, Canon in D by Pachelbel, or the adagio from Concerto d’Aranjuez by Rodrigo, amongst others. Have a listen to the clips on my audio page, or scroll down for a full list of titles.

Then you may like me to play for the signing of the register – perhaps 5-10 mins of music which you can choose from my playlist. Finally the exit from the ceremony – usually something quite upbeat to reflect the joyful mood as the new husband and wife take their first steps together.

Reception

Whether you would like gentle romantic background Classical Spanish guitar music or something more upbeat and lively like Flamenco or Brazilian Guitar for the reception, the guitar is versatile enough for all moods. I can also play a long list of well known songs arranged as instrumental versions for guitar. I can provide gentle amplification for up to 300 guests if required, or can play 'unplugged' for smaller more intimate numbers, in accordance with your wishes. More portable than pianos / harps etc I can set up almost anywhere and add a very special musical flavour to your Big Day.

All my equipment is fully insured and PAT tested to meet legal requirements.

To check availability or discuss requirements, please click here for contact details.

If you are planning a wedding in Gran Canaria (свадьба в Гран-Канария, bruiloft in Gran Canaria, häät Gran Canarialla, mariage à Gran Canaria, bryllup på Gran Canaria, Hochzeit auf Gran Canaria, brúðkaup í Gran Canaria, boda en Gran Canaria, bröllop på Gran Canaria) I can be available during the winter months of 2014 to play for you there.  Please get in touch to check availability.