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Ceremony Music in Charlottesville, VA,
(434) 295-6367
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 18 Reviews


    Katheryn M.

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  • Plum Blossom did a fantastic job playing music at our ceremony and cocktail hour! They were incredibly responsive throughout the planning process, and tailored the music to our taste and feedback. I would highly recommend Plum Blossom to those looking for a professional, skillful quartet for wedding festivities!

    Cindy

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  • Plum Blossom String Quartet played for our daughter’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on 10/14/17. I made the initial contact through Sam Hill Entertainment but my daughter took over from there. Peter was very responsive, very eager to play the type of music she wanted and even agreed to learn two new songs (which we paid an extra fee for the purchase of the music). They were extremely professional and very easy to work with. All of the music they played was absolutely beautiful and set such a nice mood for the ceremony as well as the cocktail hour. We have received many compliments about their performance. We would highly recommend them if you are looking for beautiful string music. You will not disappointed. Would love to work with them again should the opportunity arise. Cindy M.

    Caitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was wonderful working with Peter, who coordinated the details of the Plum Blossom String Trio music for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He is so experienced with weddings that he had good suggestions for us. He was also able to understand what we wanted, which was classical music for the ceremony and contemporary music for the cocktail hour. I appreciate his communication during the planning, and the music at our wedding sounded beautiful!

    Emma

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    5 out of 5
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  • Early Grove String Band played as a duo for our wedding, playing Appalachian music with fiddle, banjo and guitar. They were AMAZING and absolutely perfect for our small wedding. Peter was accommodating, friendly, and professional, and on the day they showed up on time and knew what to do, which was a great help. Their music was just right for us and they learned my favourite piece for the ceremony. Not a note was out of place despite the 10,000 noseeums. I cannot recommend them enough!! Thank you so much for making our day so special. You were the icing on the cake and our friends and family loved you guys. 11/10!

    WILLIAM C

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    5 out of 5
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  • Oh my! there are no words to describe this amazing quartet, their versatility, professionalism and personal touch. One gets the feeling that your wedding is the only one they perform and prepare for all summer! For a year prior to our daughter's wedding, Peter and I were communicating regarding, music selection, duet music accompaniment, diversity of selections for the pre wedding music and cocktail hour. Peter even got caught in a down pour before the wedding began! With so many details to attend to and the music setting the mood for the ceremony and evening, it was priceless to have them so present and willing to give their all. Peter and the quartet took care of everything , catering to our detailed musical requests, making adjustments to give the ceremony flow, giving advice and then blessing it all with their musical talent. Hats off to these four!! Dr. and MRs. William Bock

    Tunstall

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    5 out of 5
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  • From the Brides Mother: Plum Blossom String Quartet provided a wonderful evening of music for my daughters wedding on April 8, 2016. As a musician myself, I was very impressed with their skill and professionalism as well as their broad repertoire. They played not only the more traditional music, but also The Imperial March from Star Wars for the groom. They helped create a most memorable occasion. In addition, they were delightful to work with- always available to answer any questions- so so nice during such a fun yet hectic time.

    Kathryn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words can't express what a wonderful experience it was working with Peter. Communication throughout the planning process was clear and very prompt. The music was flawless. The string quartet added such a level of romance to my daughter's wedding. They provided music for the ceremony and cocktail hour. It was exactly what we envisioned and more. Our guests commented that it was the loveliest ceremony they have ever attended. I would hire them again, perhaps for my wedding anniversary celebration! Thanks Plum Blossom!

    Malayna

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    5 out of 5
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  • I loved working with Peter and Molly for our ceremony. Peter was very helpful in picking out ceremony music, and Molly did an wonderful job at our ceremony. Would highly recommend Plum Blossom Music!

    User3634010

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    5 out of 5
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  • Plum Blossom Quartet (well, we had a Trio!) swooped in and SAVED THE BIG DAY and I am eternally grateful. The week of our wedding, our string quartet canceled; I was devastated because this was the one thing I really, really wanted as part of the ceremony. Peter Markush completely saved the day, finding amazing musicians who were even willing to play a special selection at very late notice. We were incredibly impressed and grateful for their professional and reasonable services. Would recommend them a million times over.

    Kirsten

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't say enough great things about Peter and Plum Blossom! We initially contacted Peter for classical music for our ceremony - of everything I heard online, Plum Blossom sounded by far the best. When Peter mentioned that they could also do bluegrass/Appalachian music, I immediately booked them for the cocktail hour as well. Peter was so easy to work with throughout the planning process, and proactively gave us suggestions for certain parts of the ceremony. On the day of, he and the other musicians were punctual and professional. Despite some logistical changes due to the weather, Peter and Plum Blossom impressed us and our guests with their beautiful music (especially our not-so-classical choice for the Recessional)! I just wish I had been able to stick around the cocktail hour to enjoy more of the fun bluegrass music! I would definitely recommend Plum Blossom to anyone planning a wedding in the Charlottesville area.

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had my wedding at Ash Lawn Highland and was planning my wedding from out of state. Peter Markush was absolutely amazing with helping me from far away! I am not gifted with musical vocabulary, but I knew what I wanted at the wedding and Mr. Markush helped me translate my jumbled ideas into a vision for the day. On their website, they had sample music pieces. This made it easy for me (planning from states away) as I knew exactly what it could sound like. Mr. Markush helped me come up with ideas for which music pairs nicely with the processional/recessional/etc... When I realized during the rehearsal, that the space I thought via pictures would be big enough for the band was in fact not big enough for the band; I was able to talk with Mr. Markush about moving where the band would be and he was so flexible and fantastic! The price is exceedingly reasonable for the Plum Blossom String Trio and the quality of their playing is just amazing! I cannot share how much it set the mood to have s... Read more

    Brian

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Plum Blossom string quartet for our wedding was absolutely wonderful in every sense of the word. Ever since our initial planning with them, they were extremely responsive, professional, and helpful. They had made excellent song suggestions for different portions of the ceremony and cocktail hour. When our wedding day came, they arrived plenty early, had easy setup, and performed beautifully. I would not only recommend, but strongly encourage anyone looking for quality classical or Appalachian music to book this band!

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • 5 Stars isn't enough!! The Plum Blossom group turned my wedding ceremony into the perfect fairytale. I was completely blown away by how beautifully they played. I had a specific, non-traditional Irish song in mind for the processional (Pastures New by Nickel Creek) and Peter and his other talented musicians were happily willing to learn it for me. No sheet music was available, so they even had to prepare it just by listening to a You Tube recording. I was hiding up in the loft of the ballroom waiting for the ceremony to begin when I first heard them practice it. I was completely overwhelmed with how perfect it sounded.. they nailed it, even with different instruments than the original. I started to cry from happiness as I listened. It was that moment that it really hit me, I was about to marry my soul mate, and that was my song. I couldn't have asked for a more talented or professional group of people, they turned my dream into reality and I will be forever grateful. Hire no one else!

    Tonya

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  • Everyone loved our ceremony music! These guys did a great job!

    Amanda

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  • It really pains me to write such a bad review for Peter, since he seemed very nice & professional before the wedding. The day of my wedding, he showed up at the venue about 15 minutes late and when he got there he realized that he did not have his instrument. He had to go home to get it which made our wedding at least 45 minutes late. When he did play, it sounded very bad. Wrong notes were hit numerous times. I heard from others that he played very well when he was going off of memory, but the times he was reading the music was when he really seemed to mess up. I would have been able to tolerate the tardiness, but the quality of the music did not make up for it. I heard that he did take the time to try to tune the instrument before starting, so it's not that. He did apologize though (for the tardiness) and I got a refund

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