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Ceremony Music and Bands in Alexandria, District Of Columbia,
(703) 522-2866
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    Jennifer D.

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  • My half-Irish husband adored Irish music and Celtic Music provided the perfect blend of traditional Irish at the celebration of his life. Elise and her two friends were lovely to work with and they played so beautifully. Having them play just made the event that much more special for me and my children. I would highly recommend them for any event.

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    Dear Jenny, It was such a delight to play for you, Kevin and your family and friends. We had a marvelous time, and people were so kind. Any time you need live music for an event, we're always ready! Best wishes to you, Elise Celtic Music for Your Wedding

    Megan G.

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  • Elise was super easy to work with throughout the planning process with prompt responses, clear information, and a friendly demeanor. My husband, our guests, and I thoroughly enjoyed the music played by Elise and the rest of the band. The Irish music created just the atmosphere we were looking for and I was grateful to have a bit of my family's culture infused into the day by such talented musicians.

    Marion B.

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  • Elise and her team came recommended by a musician we personally know. Due to the pandemic the wedding was downsized considerably, and we could only accommodate a bagpiper. She recommended a wonderful musician, Bob Mitchell. We suggested a few tunes and he complemented our choices with tunes from his vast repertoire. His wonderful bagpipe gave a magical touch to the wedding ceremony. We are looking forward to listening to a life concert by Elise and her group in the near future.

    Caroline Y.

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  • I am so happy I chose Celtic Music For Your Wedding for my ceremony music! The bagpipes gave me goosebumps as they led me down the aisle. The music is truly unique, both fun and hauntingly beautiful at the same time. Ms. Kress who coordinates the musicians is also phenomenal to work with; she is professional, prompt, and easily one of the kindest people I talked with during this process. Ms. Kress was wonderful about being flexible as my fiancé and I changed our wedding over to a COVID-19 micro-ceremony. I cannot recommend this group highly enough!

    Karen K.

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  • the music for the ceremony was beautifully played. we had music for the cocktail hour also and it was light and fun. Elise was very helpful with music selection and also very responsive to any concerns due to the virus. made the day perfect would definitely recommend them

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    Thank you so much, Karen! And congratulations again to all. It was a beautiful day! And such a pleasure to play for you all. Best wishes, Elise Celtic Music for Your Wedding

    Rachel T.

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  • From start to finish Elise was very helpful and accomodations with scheduling everything. Due to COVID we lost our DJ so opted to have Celtic music all evening. It was a hit. People loved the unique experience and made for a classy and enjoyable night.

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    It was such a joy to be part of your wedding day, Rachel! The lads said it was a gorgeous day all around. All best wishes for you and Matt.

    Shannon

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  • Elise and her musicians were FABULOUS on her wedding day. Elise was so extremely pleasant to work with from the very beginning. She set up a phone call for us to go over everything - playing all of the music options both live over the phone with me and also sent recorded versions as well. We hand-picked each song for each part of our ceremony that we wanted to play. She also played for our cocktail hour as well. The music was BEAUTIFUL! We received so many compliments and it was just the perfect cultural touch to bring in our Irish roots to our ceremony and cocktail hour. It was also so different from the cookie cutter selections most people have at their weddings - I loved that ours was true to our heritage, beautiful, and different! I would hire Elise and Celtic Music for Your Wedding for my wedding again in a heartbeat. Did I mention she played at my sister's wedding as well?! Thank you for everything!

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    Shannon, It was such an honor to play for you both! It was a gorgeous wedding, and it was truly a delight to be a part of it. I wish you both every joy in the world! Yours, Elise

    Karen

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  • We had an intimate wedding ceremony with just immediate family members and decided late in the game that we wanted to add music. We had some celtic elements in our ceremony (a hand fasting ceremony and my husband wore a kilt) and thought it would be nice to highlight that with some celtic music, which we love as well. We were so grateful that Elise and her colleague Andy were available (I am sure it helped that our wedding was on a Friday :-) ). The music was heavenly and made such an impact for our ceremony. Elise was so easy to work with, extremely responsive, professional and great with follow up. She made great recommendations for songs to match our ceremony, and helped us select the right mix of instruments to create the sound we wanted without having to add additional musicians so we could keep things intimate. It was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend working with Celtic Music for Your Wedding!

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    Karen, it was magical to play for you and Greg. We loved being part of your intimate wedding. It was wonderful! Continued good wishes for you both, Elise

    Abby H.

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  • Since my husband is from the UK, we loved the idea of having a ceili at our wedding, but we weren’t sure if that would be possible in DC. We were so excited to find Elise, who made the vision come to life! Elise is a delight to work with - very responsive, kind, and professional. She drove to meet me at the venue to figure out a plan for setup and space. Our guests had so much fun - the dance floor was filled with all ages! Live music for way less than the price of a DJ!

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    Thank you so much for your kind words Abby! It was wonderful to play for your wedding ceili. And so many people danced! It was a marvelous time. I hope we can play for you again sometime! All best wishes, Elise Celtic Music for Your Wedding

    Brianna

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  • Elise was a pleasure to work with, from the first email to the final meeting. Elise was amazing and so sweet. She sent us music samples to listen to and helped us decide what music was perfect for our ceremony. The day of the wedding the band was great and the music was so beautiful. We had so many compliments from our guests on how perfect the music was. I highly recommend Elise and her band for your wedding.

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    Thank you so much, Brianna! It was a total delight to help you with the live music for your wedding day. Your kind words are truly appreciated. I wish you both all the joy in the world! All best wishes, Elise

    Meghan

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  • My husband and I carried an Irish theme throughout our wedding day so we were both very excited to come across Celtic Music for your Wedding. I wrote to Elise and she was always so prompt in getting back to me, answered all of my many questions, sent beautiful tunes to listen to, and was extremely helpful with narrowing down my song selections for the ceremony. We had the pleasure of meeting with Elise in person before our wedding and got to listen to her play which was such a treat! Not only was Elise such a pleasure to work with, she also added new/non Irish songs to her repertoire, per my request. I chose to have the flute/penny whistle, Celtic Harp and Violin. Elise and her team did a wonderful job. I highly recommend for your big day or any event!!

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    We were so honored to be a part of your wedding! It was a gorgeous day. Thank you so much for your kind words. I wish you both all joy, always! Best wishes, Elise Celtic Music for Your Wedding

    Kelley

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  • I'm half Irish and my husband is Italian, so we decided the ceremony and cocktail hour would follow my Irish traditions and the party would follow his. We hired a harpist and a flutist. I'm Irish, but I was not actually familiar with the more traditional tunes, so I needed to research quite a bit. Elise was extremely helpful in her suggestions, and eventually I gave her the reins since she was the expert. I did want two songs played specifically in honor of my father, and they played them beautifully. I walked down the aisle to "Married Life" from the Disney film "Up", which was our overall theme. Unfortunately they were set up on a patio behind the guests, but that was more because the DJ's sound system didn't reach far enough for them to be in front. Overall I'm happy we were able to afford live musicians for the ceremony. It gave it a very special touch and helped me feel a little closer to my dad, who died early 2017.

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    It was such a pleasure to play this wonderful music for you and your husband! Especially the gorgeous tunes from "Up." I'm sorry too, that we were seated so far away, but we loved watching you walk down the aisle to this special tune. I wish you and your husband tremendous happiness! Best, Elise Celtic Music for Your Wedding

    Julia

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  • Elise and her band were a delight to work with, and catered to all of our specific needs and requests. We felt that they cared about our wedding as much as we did. We loved having the dance caller to teach our wedding guests the specific steps of the Celtic music. We highly recommend them!

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    You are so kind, Julia! It was such a delight to work with you two. Congrats again on your gorgeous day!

    Sallie

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  • We absolutely loved having Celtic music at our wedding. Our guests all told us how much they loved it too. Elise is great and meeting with her to pick out music was one of the highlights from our planning process.

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    Thank you so much, Sallie! We loved playing for you and Tim. It was such a gorgeous wedding! We were honored to be a part of it. All best wishes, Elise

    Eryn

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  • They were incredible! We had a three piece for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and they were stunning. Everyone was complimenting them, and having them was one of the highlights of our day. Elise is incredibly responsive, enthusiastic, kind, and helpful. She helped us navigate through the different song choices, and she always made us feel supported. Stunning music, great during the planning process, and overall a joy to work with. I would recommend them to without hesitation!

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    Thank you so much, Eryn! We just loved playing for you for your special day! I hope we can play again for you in the future. All best wishes to you! Elise
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