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Ceremony Music in Martinez, California,
(925) 603-3002
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  • 107 Reviews


    Ashley Corcoran

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  • We hired Musical Heart Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour and we're so glad that we did! Gretchen, the cellist, was our primary contact throughout the planning process and she was such a joy to work with. She understood the vision for our wedding day and offered suggestions on the different songs they could play. Their musical repertoire is incredible and we had so much fun going through and choosing which songs we wanted. We received so many compliments from our wedding guests about how lovely the string trio was. We cannot recommend them enough. Thank you Gretchen and everyone at Musical Heart Strings!

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    Thank you Ashley. Your wedding was magical. Your photographer's photos all look like a dream. But then you wake up and find out that it really was perfect. Congratulations to you and Ryan!

    Katheryn Stults

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  • I hired Musical Heart Strings for my wedding back in November and they were such a joy and pleasure to work with!! Gretchen was so nice and personable! They are very professional and their performing is magical. In addition, their website made choosing between songs SO easy!! They were the perfect touch at my wedding and would definitely hire them again in the future.

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    Thank you so much Katheryn. We love that you added a photo too! Can you send that photo directly to us as well? I'd like to post it on social media, if you don't mind.

    Stephanie Cihak

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  • We hired Musical Heartstrings for our daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception. We loved their wide range of music from classical to rock, their professionalism and flexibility. They were flexible and gladly worked with our vocalist and daughter to ensure that the music was perfect. Gretchen was a pleasure to work with from the initial inquiry all the way through the end of the event .

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    Thank you so much for this lovely review, and for choosing Musical Heart Strings to play for your daughter's wedding. It was beautiful, and we adored your singer. We hope to play with her again!!!

    Jennifer Mcghee

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  • From the moment I started listening to their music on their website, I could envision our entire ceremony. I loved that I could hear snippets of their songs online, that they had songs categorized by parts of the ceremony to make it easier to narrow down the options, and that when I asked for a song that they didn't have they offered to include it (for a small fee). Gretchen wanted to ensure that the music was exactly what I wanted and even called to confirm I was happy with our selections when some of our other vendors asked us to consider changing our approach. Their music is lovely and you won't be disappointed! Our Guests felt the same.

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    Thank you so much Jennifer for this lovely review. We feel strongly that we want everybody to have their dream wedding (or vow renewal). Since people are all different, so should their visions. There is no right or wrong way to do things. Going with the flow is our goal. Looking through the photos of your wedding a few days ago, we couldn't help but laugh at the "sharing of the wine glass" during the ringing of the 20 bells". You definitely all took advantage of the time it took for those chimes to ring. :-) Your vow renewal was perfect and beautiful.

    Del Scott

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  • We HIGHLY recommend Musical Heart Strings for any wedding or major event! Gretchen was wonderful to work with and made all of the planning a breeze. We had a special request for our Bride/Groom exit song that was not in their repertoire, and Gretchen was able to personally compose a beautiful rendition of the song just for us. They are extremely talented musicians and were overall a joy to work with!

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    Thank you for writing this, especially 1 month exactly since your wedding. We really enjoyed your wedding to Christina as you can probably see on Instagram. Your wedding was beautiful! We wish you the best!

    Olivia Desalvo

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  • Wow- what a lovely group of women to work with!! From booking to day-of, they were extremely organized and on top of everything. Their music was beautiful and my guests would not stop raving about them. They were so knowledgeable and helped guide me with song choices that best fit our ceremony and cocktail hour. Highly recommend this group of talented people!

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    Thank you so much Olivia. Your wedding was beautiful!! We wish you both a long lifetime of happiness.

    C

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  • Kerry and Gretchen are so wonderful and engaging. They have a huge repertoire of songs that are easily accessed on-line for a preview. We exchanged a few emails (and they are prompt) outlining what songs I wanted played during certain parts of our ceremony. On a side note, my fiance told them (before I arrived) that he planned to sing to me. On the spur of the moment, they offered to accompany him (but he declined,) While he sang, they recorded his performance for us and sent it to us! That was so nice and special of them! They were so personable and professional and the song renditions were just perfect! Our elopement planner arranged their services for us... but I would choose them 1000 times over and over again for another event.

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    Thank you so much. Your elopement was truly one of the most memorable of all time. And your husband's singing to you, and your poetic vows to him...so memorable. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

    Niwath Chhun

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  • We hired Musical Heart Strings for our ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. They are such professionals and wonderful musicians. It was easy to work with them through booking, planning and performing. The music was beautifully memorable and added so much to our ceremony. We highly recommend Musical Heart Strings! Thank you so much for providing the soundtrack to the best day of our lives.

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    Oh my gosh...you just made me teary-eyed. I love that phrase "providing the soundtrack to the best day of our lives". However, I'm sure you have many best days to come. You are a delightful couple, and your wedding was so beautiful!

    Jessica Beasecker

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  • We first had the idea of hiring live music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour when we heard a violin version of the song "Perfect". The moment I heard it I turned to my now husband and asked what he thought about hiring someone to perform it live while I walked down the aisle. We contacted Musical Heart Strings and signed the contract the same day. Gretchen and her team were great to work with throughout the planning process, and their performance was amazing. I cannot imagine our ceremony without them. The music was so beautiful! It is the one thing that stands out in my mind as I remember walking down the aisle. What a memory to have! I would 100% recommend Musical Heart Strings! They were very professional and the talent they have is something that will make your big day have that extra special touch!

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    Thank you so much Jessica! You and Nic had the "Perfect" wedding. We were thrilled to be a part of it and hope that your wedded life will be all that you have dreamed about for many years to come. We wish you all the best.

    Sydney Brunner

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  • Music Heart Strings did a wonderful job adding to the ambiance of the wedding. The music was lovey and just what my partner and I had hoped for. We feel so lucky have worked with them! They were professional and prompt and detailed in their responses. I would recommend them to anyone!

    Laura

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  • We hired the violin + cello duo for our wedding day. Gretchen and her team was wonderful. They were super responsive via email throughout the planning process and they have such an extensive song list that it was difficult to choose! We had Musical Heart Strings play during both our ceremony + reception and all of our guests loved the live music they provided us. I'd highly recommend Musical Heart Strings! They are awesome!

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    Thank you so much Laura. Your wedding was so beautiful. Everything was so tastefully done! You had a terrific wedding coordinator too!

    Soojeong Park

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  • Beautiful music and friendly musicians. I can truly say that they made my event extra special. I had a string trio play at my wedding and they were able to play beautiful heartfelt string versions of both classical and modern love songs from the Beatles to Talking Heads to Colbie Caillat. I felt that the artists genuinely cared about my event and worked extensively to make sure every last detail was just the way I envisioned it. Because they cared so much they really contributed to the atmosphere of my wedding. I wholeheartedly recommend their work.

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    Thank you so much for this lovely testimonial Soojeong. Your ceremony was lovely. Your vows were beautiful on this perfect day!

    Jean

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  • Having Musical Heart Strings perform in our wedding was VERY special! Gretchen and Carrie played during our ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and cake cutting! Gretchen was very professional, accommodating, and very responsive. Gretchen and Carrie had beautiful smiles the entire time and you can actually feel their warmth and happiness. They truly are the kindest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Too bad my husband and I are not from the area otherwise we would hire them for future events! We HIGHLY recommend them! Thank you soooooo much, Gretcen and Carey!! We’re very grateful! We’ll never forget your beautiful music, but most of all your genuine hearts! :)

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    Thank you so much Jean. We thought that you and Ruben were genuinely the kindest & friendly people that we ever met. Your wedding was beautiful, and so are you, through & through!

    Greg Regan

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  • We are super happy that we chose Musical Heart Strings for our wedding ceremony and reception. Their music was beautiful and exactly what we hoped for. We hired them as a trio, which added a nice depth of sound. Originally, we asked for 3 hours, but later decided on 4. We wanted them to play during the first cocktail hour as our guests arrived, the ceremony, the second cocktail hour when we were busy with the photographer, and then during dinner. Gretchen made it happen. A couple weeks before the wedding we started thinking that 4 hours might be too much, but it wasn’t at all. Our guests raved about the music, and the musicians were lovely, professional and fun. As far as logistics with booking the band, choosing the songs, timing, etc., Gretchen made it easy and she was always quick to respond to our emails. She answered all of our questions, as well as asked us about important details, so that there were no questions on wedding day. We wanted a song that wasn’t on their list, an... Read more

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    Thank you so much. We were so honored to be a part of your wedding to Vicky. What a memorable day! It was extra classy to have music through your dinner. We wish you both all the best!

    Ashley

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  • First off, let me just say...WOW!! Musical Heart Strings will exceed any expectation you ever have when searching for strings for your wedding or special event! We booked with Gretchen for our wedding, and they performed SO beautifully!!! Our guests were so blown away by the level of talent and class that Musical Heart Strings brought to our wedding. They truly made the wedding feel like royalty. Ever song they played was seamless and so heartfelt. I initially booked for 2 hours and at the last minute realized I need extra time. Gretchen got in touch with the other members of the trio and they were able to accommodate us with no problems. Gretchen is so prompt with her responses and SO incredibly helpful and detailed when it comes to song selections and timeline. I didn’t have to worry about a thing when it came to booking this vendor. While I was getting ready in the bridal suite, I can hear the trio playing outside and it instantly gave me a sense of peace and calm. I walked down t... Read more

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    Thank you so much, Ashley. This review is so heartfelt. You and Paul had one of the most beautiful weddings ever. Congratulations!
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