Venues and Pics
Beautiful wedding and so good to work again with Blane Ellsworth, one of our favorite officiants!

Beautiful wedding and so good for our string trio to work again with Blane Ellsworth, one of our favorite officiants!

 Finding it a little difficult during such a busy time right now to post to both the Venues and Pics here and the Blog I have at this site, last choice at top on home page, so I think I’ll Blog mostly for awhile. Please visit our blog for our latest adventures and pics, thanks!

Wente Winery, 8/4/13, and cave where a ceremony and reception were held for an adopted baby. Our string trio performed here. It’s a glorious sound in a cave and a duo or trio are perfect as the sound carries well. 

Wente Winery, 8/4/13, and cave where a ceremony and reception were held for an adopted baby. Our string trio performed here. It's a glorious sound in a cave and a duo or trio are perfect as the sound carries well.

 

 

Our string trio worked along side DJ Mark Welch to help create the perfect music for this perfect French wedding

Our string trio worked along side DJ Mark Welch to help create the perfect music for this perfect French wedding

An Elegant Touch of Strings Trio performed for this perfect French-themed wedding at Wildwood Acres Resort, 8/3/13. We worked along side DJ Mark Welch, always a treat!

 

 

 

 

Old St.Raymonds where our string trio performed on a beautiful Friday afternoon August 2.

Old St.Raymonds where our string trio performed on a beautiful Friday afternoon August 2.

 

 

A traditional Mexican wedding in brave colors. It was a crisp and clear day atop one of Ft. Miley's many lookout views where our string duo performed for their ceremony. It's a popular tourist location although it was my first time visiting this area of San Francisco. It will be worth the while to come back on a warmer day and enjoy the view and camera opportunities.

A traditional Mexican wedding in brave colors. It was a crisp and clear day atop one of Ft. Miley’s many lookout views where our string duo performed for their ceremony. It’s a popular tourist location although it was my first time visiting this area of San Francisco. It will be worth the while to come back on a warmer day and enjoy the view and camera opportunities.

 

Here's a straight-on view of the splendid alter that was created for this wedding where our duo would perform with the view of San Francisco in the background. Summertime in the city, as often usually cold and overcast as it was today!

Here’s a straight-on view of the splendid alter that was created for this wedding where our string duo would perform with the view of San Francisco in the background. Summertime in the city, as often usually cold and overcast as it was today!

Every feedback comment was 100% positive. I remember feeling completely happy and delightedwalking down the aisle. It was an amazing performance. We could not have been happier with your contribution to our event, mostsincerely M. S. , May 5, '13

Our string quartet performed for this stunning Japanese gardens wedding complete with a lion dragon show.

Every feedback comment was 100% positive. I remember feeling completely happy and delightedwalking down the aisle. It was an amazing performance. We could not have been happier with your contribution to our event, most sincerely M. S. , May 5, ’13

 

Here’s an outdoor dining scene. I liked the canopied ceiling.

Our string quartet performed the reception for this huge wedding of 200 guests at very elegant location in Menlo Park.

Our String Quartet performed at this beautiful Catholic church in Walnut Creek

Our String Quartet performed at this beautiful Catholic church in Walnut Creek.

It’s always fun to take pictures of these beautiful venues. I try to get here before it gets very busy with guests.

Our string quartet performed this very elegant wedding in the hills of Woodside today.

Our string quartet performed this very elegant wedding in the hills of Woodside today. Here’s the compliment we received a few days later from the mother of the bride: “I just wanted to thank you for providing the beautiful music for Blair’s wedding. It was a pleasure to work with you and we could not have asked for a more wonderful day.”

This stunning Ruby Hills wedding decided to have a singing duo for the recessional with our string quartet as the accompaniment. It was a very nice touch to the end of their ceremony. We stayed to perform for their reception as well.

This stunning Ruby Hills wedding decided to have a singing duo for the recessional with our string quartet as the accompaniment. It was a very nice touch to the end of their ceremony. We stayed to perform for their reception as well.

Sometimes a simple solo violin says it all at a lovely site such as Ardenwood Farms

Sometimes a simple solo violin says it all at a lovely site such as Ardenwood Farms

I was most impressed by the extreme thoughtfulness of the entire wedding party and the bride we performed for, Karen V. Such hospitality in Elk Grove!

I was most impressed by the extreme thoughtfulness of the entire wedding party and the bride we performed for, Karen V. Such hospitality in Elk Grove!

 

Our Live Strings at your Service! We offer a solo violinist, string duo, string trio, This is a rehearsal dinner our string trio performed for at the Caffe Riace in Palo Alto,7/5/13.  Our trio performed at today in this intimate patio setting at the Caffe Riace in Palo Alto. The open area carried the live strings music well.  We were requested to stay longer as the guests and family were enjoying our performance.string quartet and string quintet. I’m here much of the time for calls, 925.625.4363 or email us at stringquartet@hotmail.com.

 

 

Arrived very early to look over the venue where our quartet would perform for a friend of the family wedding.

Found this picture of a wedding site our string quartet performed at back in December. The weather can be mild any time of the year in the Greater Bay Area, you just never know!

 

 

Our string quartet performed in the beautiful Ahwahnee meadow, Yosemite, June ’13

Our trio performed at the beautiful Vintage Estates June ’13

Some places are just FUN! Our string trio performed for this fundraiser.

 

Lion Dragon dance at the Hakone Gardens wedding below

It was an amazing lion dragon act at the Hakone Gardens where our string quartet got to enjoy the marvelous show after the ceremony.

Half Moon Bay at the Ritz Hotel wedding where our string quartet performed in May ’13

Another view of the Ritz Hotel, Half Moon Bay

Gazebo view at the Ritz Hotel in Half Moon Bay

Our string duo performed in the beautiful Golden Gate Park’s Fuschia Dell, Sept.12 SF

 

Vianza Winery Wedding, Sonoma, August ’11 where our string trio performed the wedding and reception.  There’s a stunning view of the Napa Valley from the winery summit. I enjoy the several pieces of sculpture that adorn this beautiful villa atmosphere.

Wente Winery Wedding, August ’11. Always one of my favorite places. Their clients are in wonderful care and the musicians and other professionals are always very welcome here. Our string musician perform around 30 weddings and special events a year here.

W. Silicon Valley Hotel August ’11. This was a very fun reception. We performed more contemporary styles while the hotel had a party for their most frequent business associates. We performed as a string bass quartet.

One of the most beautiful hotels in San Francisco. Even though the room is huge the sound of our string trio or quartet would carry very well. For a ceremony even a string duo would ring out beautifully.

Ah!!! Half Moon Bay. What can one say? Gorgeous hotel, beautiful Pacific right over the bluff where the wedding site is. You can see the chairs and just in front is the gazebo and then the ocean. Very romantic! Our string quartet can be heard from one end to the other as the crisp outdoor air carries sound well.

St. Francis Solano Church, our string trio performance for a wedding just setting-up.  I enjoy performing at these old churches. I believe this one is a national landmark.

 

Palace Hotel, setting-up ready for the wedding, 11/’11.  You can imagine how the sound of a string trio carries in a location with so much glass and a tunnel shape.

Cavallo Point wedding at Fort Baker, Sausalito, Our view from our position at the lodge. Our string trio performed the ceremony and reception at the foothill of this stunning location.