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Ceremony Music in Maywood, Illinois,
(262) 488-2363
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    Sydney Lewis

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  • We hired Kelly from Fretless Music to play violin during our backyard wedding ceremony and it was wonderful! The music provided such a great ambiance before and after the ceremony and our guests were blown away. Also, working with Stephanie (the owner) leading up to the wedding was great. We had a short introductory chat and then she sent us a template to fill out and a long list of songs to choose from. We ended up making a special request for our recessional song which they were able to accommodate. Finally, we thought that the services were very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend to any couple getting married in the Chicago area.

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    It means so much to know how happy you were working with myself and Kelly, Sydney! We truly enjoyed working with you as well and are grateful for your confidence in us. Congratulations and well wishes!

    Kathleen M

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  • Stephanie and Fretless Strings were amazing at our wedding. My only regret is that as the bride I didn’t have the opportunity to sit and listen to them the whole time they played. The songs I heard during the cocktail hour were amazing – including some special requests that they had just added to their repertoire for this wedding. And, when I heard them start to play “What a Wonderful World” as my bridesmaids walked in, I teared up from the beauty of it. I heard many compliments from my guests as well, including relatives who are musicians themselves. Also, they were the best vendor I worked with from the perspective of feeling assured everything would work out well before the wedding. Stephanie's responses were fast and full of warmth. Finally, hiring them is more economical than you may think! If you are watching your music budget, I highly suggest hiring them (which will cost you less than most DJs), since you can easily Spotify your own playlist for dancing later bu... Read more

    Kathryn Peterson

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  • We could not be happier that we decided to use Fretless Strings at our wedding! Stephanie was incredible to work with and was so responsive to all of our questions, requests, and overall vision for our wedding day. The string quartet truly made our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour so special and many of our guests commented on how talented they were. I have been asked on several occasions since our wedding for their contact information for guests who now would also like to book Fretless Strings for their own weddings! We can’t thank Stephanie and the musicians of Fretless Strings enough for creating the most magical wedding day for us!

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    And we couldn't be happier working with you or playing for you and your guests, Katie! It means so much to know that everyone enjoyed our music and that we made the whole process easy during a difficult time. We're incredibly grateful for your trust and wish you two the very best!

    Diamond Webb

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  • I hired stephanie for my wedding this past weekend. She was absolutely prefect. Her level of communication and professionalism was so comforting during such a crazy time. She genuinely made my wedding so special and unique and we couldn't be happier with our decision!!

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    Crazy time indeed, Diamond, which is why I'm so grateful to have still been included in your touching ceremony and fun cocktail hour. You two were a joy to work with the entire time and I'm thankful for your trust and kindness. Best wishes!

    Tor Lyn

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  • Fretless Music is amazing! Stephanie is so responsive and easy to work with. We had a wedding during COVID and she was extremely understanding and flexible. We booked Fretless Music for ceremony and cocktail hour. It was so easy to plan out ceremony and cocktail songs with forms Stephanie uses. They have endless songs to choose from that range from classical, rock, pop, folk, jazz, and world. We received many compliments during our wedding on ceremony and cocktail hour music and guest absolutely loved Stephanie! We definitely recommend Fretless Music to anyone needing to add music to any event!

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    I'm thrilled to know how happy you were with everything, Linda! Your wedding was such a joy to play for and I loved the mix of music you picked for me to play. Thank you for your trust and congratulations again!

    Tara Witt

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  • We hired Stephanie via the recommendation of our wedding planner. She played violin at our intimate ceremony. We live streamed the wedding so immediately following the end of our ceremony, we cut the cake and then did our first dance so that our viewers could watch. Stephanie masterfully played during the entire experience! We had several special song requests for the 30 mins ahead of our ceremony. It was mostly movie music and fun theme songs that would make our families smile while they waited (5,000 candles in the wind anyone?!) and Stephanie did it all with a smile. She was gracious, excited, easy to work with, and a fantastic communicator. Having her play was an absolute dream. We are forever grateful. Worth.Every.Penny.

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    Tara, you are too kind. You chose such a fun and unique list of music for me to learn and play PLUS it was so special to play for your first dance. Thank you for your trust and for including me in so many parts of your day. Congratulations!

    Sarah Rudd

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  • Stephanie was SO amazing to work with! Not only was she so quick to email me back and answer any questions I may have, she was understanding, fair, accommodating, and so kind. I knew that all of the communication we had prior to our wedding day would make for a great event, but she exceeded all my expectations! She had such a long list of songs we could choose from, and played the ones I picked flawlessly. I got goosebumps when I heard her play! I would recommend Fretless music a million times over again!

    Yasmin Darwish

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  • Stephanie was such a pleasure to work with. She was flexible and understanding (Corona Bride here!) She was thoughtful throughout all our communication as was more than happy to accommodate us when we had to downsize our wedding. I'm so glad we decided to still have a string duo - it made the day so special and they are also sooo talented!! Our party of 8 raved about them all weekend!

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    Yasmin, you were such a pleasure to work with as well! We're so happy we could still find a way to play a part in your beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour despite the changes we all had to make. Thank you for your trust!

    Danielle Biggerstaff

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  • Planning our wedding this summer was hectic and we are so grateful for how flexible Stephanie was. My now husband and I were forced to change our special day's date twice and even move venues. Stephanie was unbelievably understanding and worked with us throughout it all. While planning she was so helpful in creating our perfect playlist and on the day, the music was  absolutely beautiful. I HIGHLY recommend Fretless!

    Kate Bouda

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  • We wanted our wedding to be super formal, but still fun and not stuffy. Fretless Strings was the perfect addition to accomplish that. The classical sound of the string instruments paired with pop and rock songs was a huge hit. It didn’t take our guests long to realize they weren’t playing your usual classic music and they loved it. Working with them was so easy. Stephanie was incredibly nice and responsive, and booking with them was so quick and easy. They really made our day something very special and unique and we couldn’t be happier. The only challenging part is being the bride or groom and trying to enjoy it fully and still talk with all your guests. I hope I have a chance to attend someone else’s wedding where Fretless Strings is playing!

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    You were such a joy to work with, Kate. Thank you for including us in your beautifully crafted wedding. Take care and best wishes!

    Sarah Szefi

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  • Working with Fretless Music was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! I am not a sentimental or overly romantic person, but - even for me - words can't describe how special it was to have live string music walking down the aisle. Fretless played for our ceremony and cocktail hour and just about every guest complimented how wonderful their music was. It really established the atmosphere. We had Fretless play mostly contemporary music with a sprinkling of classical, and everything they played was delightful. They also adjusted the pace of my processional to the appropriate speed for the moment (Sweet Child 'O Mine - which is so beautiful on strings). They did a fantastic job with everything and I can't imagine my wedding any other way. For any bride wondering if you should splurge on a string ensemble - my recommendation would be yes, absolutely yes - and I can't recommend Fretless Music enough. Even my husband (who was quite frugal during the wedding planning process) said... Read more

    Monisola Gbadebo

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  • It was an absolute joy working with fretless! I can not thank them enough for being a part of making our day so special!!!

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    You were also an absolute joy to work with, Monisola! Being a musician yourself, it means to much to know how happy you are with how everything went. Congratulations again on a beautiful and unforgettable ceremony!

    Jillian

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  • Fretless did an amazing job playing during our ceremony and cocktail hour! Stephanie was so easy to work with throughout the process and they have a great set of songs ready to go, both modern and classical. The music itself was perfect and we received so many compliments from our guests!

    Michelle

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  • Stephanie was great to work with! She was very organized and professional. They helped make our ceremony more special!

    Andrea Finch

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  • Stephanie was a pleasure to work with and we loved having you and crew play for our wedding! I wanted our ceremony music to be different then any other weeding and Fretless delivered! Our ceremony was supposed to be outside but mother nature had another plan. You and your team are true pros and handled the change with ease. I only wish I was able to hear you the entire hour you played!! It was such an amazing feeling to walk back down the isle to Blink 182's first date, one of our favorites. Thank you for making our special day that more memorable!
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