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Ceremony Music in Santa Rosa, CA,
(530) 550-7473
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  • 15 Reviews


    Hilary Tone Forslund

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  • We hired Avalanche for music for our wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour. They were always responsive in our communication leading up to the wedding, including their recommendations for what would or would not sound good. We made a few requests that would not have sounded great on an acoustic duo, and I appreciated that they shared that feedback directly rather than saying "okay" and then sounding terrible at the wedding. They even recorded a piece of one of our requested songs to make sure we liked it! The other thing I have to mention about Avalanche is how flexible they are. Our Wedding Day went from sun to rain to sleet to snow, and we had been planning on both an outdoor Ceremony and Cocktail Hour. Avalanche rolled with the flow as we decided what to do, and even offered to stay later into the wedding so that we could get a full 2 hours of their music. We ultimately moved everything inside to a gorgeous space, everything went beautifully, and their music was the perfect touch fo... Read more

    User7281502

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  • Don and Liz were amazing, and so talented. We had a small wedding and they were able to create a calm and relaxed atmosphere with their music. Our guests and anyone that walked by were extremely impressed with their sound and talent. I would recommend them for a big or small event, they were truly a wonderful part of our day.

    Juan Pablo

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  • Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Could not praise these two enough. Don and Liz did a fantastic job of responding and accommodating from day one. Responded to all e-mails and calls in a timely and professional manner. Showed up right on time when they said they would and played all of the songs we expected. We had our wedding at West Shore and the sound of their music really gave the day an amazing classic touch. Great musicians and would strongly recommend for any type of event. Thank you so much Don and Liz! Fantastic job :)

    User5082565

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  • The music was beautiful. All of our guests loved it, and Avalanche was just the right touch for our wedding.

    Anne

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  • Liz & Don were great!! They were super easy to work with, easily accommodating any request. Their sound was classic but also upbeat. It was wonderful to listen to them as we were preparing for the ceremony as well as the cocktail hour after. We would highly recommend them to any couple for wedding music.

    User5104994

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  • Thank YOU both for being part of our special day! It's hard to put into words how much you added to our wedding, but you absolutely did. You play so beautifully, and connect music with emotion so well, and we're very thankful for the memories you've helped us create.

    Lisa

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  • When I stumbled upon Avalanche online and heard their music, I knew they were exactly what I was looking for. The music they make together is breathtaking and was perfect at our wedding. Our wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful Plumas County forest surrounded by pine trees. Their music matched the beauty around us that day. Truly captivating !! Liz and Don were professional, affordable and a pleasure to work with. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to create a memorable experience. Thank you Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play at our wedding. Thanks for bringing the magic.

    Melinda

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  • When I had first started looking into ceremony music, I thought that having live string musicians would be astronomical in cost. I was pleasantly surprised to find Liz and Don to be affordable. Making contact was simple, and the responses were always fast and professional. I wanted musicians to reflect our distinct taste in music, and did they ever deliver. My only regret was not actually having the time to meet with them and listen to more of their music. All of my guests have not stopped raving about the music choices. Thank You Liz and Don, it was an honor to have you play for our ceremony, and cocktail hour. I highly recommend this duo, they are splendid.

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    It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding celebration. Thank you for finding us! Best wishes from Liz and Don.

    Lori

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  • I am so delighted to write a review for Avalanche! I first heard their uplifting music when they were performing locally. I knew they could add so much joy to our upcoming wedding celebration. I just didn't know how much!! I bought their CDs and then listened to so much of their music samples online as well. Avalanche offers music from so many genres. They play everything from classics to contemporary! After contacting them to arrange our wedding play date, they even learned a new song just for our asking and choice needs. The planning and details were simple. As a very professional musical duo, they had very few needs which allowed us to focus on other sweet details of our evening. On the eve of our wedding, they arrived like humble sweet guests and then quickly transformed the entire evening with their musical talent! At one point my new bride and I took a short walk outside our venue just to listen to how perfect the evening was going and how sweet the music. The m... Read more

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    Don and I were honored to be part of your special day. I am so glad that our paths crossed. Thank you for including us at your wedding. Liz

    Jack

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  • My wife and I have had the distinct pleasure of having Avalanche perform at two weddings; our own some 16 years ago (second marriage for me), and my daughter's wedding in September 2013. Our experience was so remarkably similar that my comments pertain to both events. We wanted to have smaller, less formal weddings which meant we wanted to have live music which spoke more directly to our hearts. Finding Avalanche was just what we were looking for; acoustic music performed beautifully by two classically trained pros. Their music is so well balanced between an accomplished guitarist and a virtuoso violinist that it transported our experience to a completely higher level. Each guest that attended remarked on how the music MADE the event. Avalanche advertises their music as "conversation friendly", but we found a much more direct connection between our guests and the music. In fact, people lingered at our weddings longer than we had expected largely because of the music. At our fir... Read more

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    It was so wonderful to be part of 2 weddings for your family, Jack. We feel lucky to have been part of these very fun celebrations. Thank you for including our duo Avalanche for both weddings. Liz and Don

    Carie

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  • Liz and Don added a lovely and lyrical touch to our woodland wedding. All of our communications were prompt and pleasant. They made sure to get all the details of our ceremony well in advance of the day, and when we decided not to use a processional at the last minute, they had no problem with the change of plan. The sing-along they accompanied at the end of the ceremony was a song they learned just for us, that wasn't in their usual repertoire. They played the song perfectly, and a few people let us know that it was their favorite part of the ceremony! Liz and Don seamlessly made themselves part of the fabric of our wedding. My only regret is that because I was dressing during their pre-ceremony set, I didn't have as much time to enjoy them as my guests did!

    User2227994

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  • Don & Liz did a wonderful job with my ceremony music and cocktail hour. Planning with them was super easy. They sounded great during the ceremony and my guests really enjoyed them during the cocktail hour. I had always dreamed of having string musicians play for my wedding and thought it would be too expensive. Don and Liz really were a dream come true! My only regret is that I didn't have any real time to be able to meet them.

    Kristin

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  • I was planning a AUG 2012 destination wedding in Lake Tahoe and so I had to take a leap of faith when hiring many of my vendors. I originally found Avalanche Acoustic Duo on Wedding Wire but I later found out that they come highly recommended by other vendors in the Northern CA area. They were so easy to work with. What you hear on their website is what you get…beautiful music! I had some special needs regarding my music but they didn’t hesitate to meet my requests. They handled everything the day of my wedding so I never had to worry. In addition to the ceremony, I had them play some upbeat songs during dinner. My guests LOVED them! They exceeded my expectations.They are extremely talented. In my opinion, we were lucky to have such professionals playing for our wedding. Music sets the mood for day: romantic, up beat, traditional, etc. Avalanche Acoustic Duo created a mood that was nothing less than beautiful for a day that we will never forget.

    Stacey

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  • Liz and Don played music for our wedding pre-ceremony and ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton, Tahoe. They were professional, easy to work with, and sounded beautiful. Our guests were really wowed. So glad that we were lucky enough to have them.

    Rori

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  • Our ceremony was changed from outside to indoors due to weather (the first snow of the season!). The Avalanche Duo was absolutely amazing!! The music was beautiful and absolutely no sound equipment was needed!! I highly recommend them and would hire them again.

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