2018 Wedding Season in Review {SUMMER}

As the 2018 wedding season comes to a close, I thought I would take some time to look back on the summer to some of the wonderful events we have been fortunate enough to provide music for as well as some exciting milestones personally.


This year was a huge year for both the quartet and myself personally. We performed for over 50 events this year travelling all over New England to Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York and plenty of events here in Massachusetts. We were able to see ourselves perform on national television for the docuseries Married at First Sight and we expanded to include dozens of musicians in the New England area as the Blackstone Valley String Quartet & Ensembles. I personally welcomed my first child at the end of June. It has been a whirlwind summer filled with travel all over New England celebrating the love of so many couples while caring for a newborn at home. So, if we have been a bit more silent than usual on social media that is why! Cue the cute baby pictures!



Now onto a few details from many of the events we provided music for this summer!



C + J

VENUE :: Oceancliff

VIBE :: On Trend Wedding

PRELUDE :: Home, Marry You, Ho Hey, All of Me, The Luckiest, Come Away With Me, Make You Feel My Love, Marry Me


            Officiant/Groom/Groomsmen {Thinking Out Loud}

            Mothers/Grandmothers/Bridesmaids {Lucky}

            Bride {A Thousand Years}

RECESSIONAL :: Best Day of My Life

MEMORIES :: This was a wedding performed by our string quartet on a beautiful morning on the ocean.


K + A

VENUE :: Arrowhead Acres

VIBE :: Beatles meets Bob Marley

PRELUDE :: Three Little Birds, Is This Love, Yesterday, In My Life, All You Need is Love


            Bridesmaids {Here Comes the Sun}

            Bride {I’ll Be}


MEMORIES :: This was a solo wedding for myself and it was exactly one week to the day before my son was born. I was definitely ready to not be pregnant anymore but I had one more wedding in me before he was born! It rained just a little, but the weather held out for a beautiful ceremony under the trees at Arrowhead Acres.


C + L

VENUE :: Oceancliff

VIBE :: Ecclectic Pop Mix

PRELUDE :: Kiss From a Rose, Everlong, Somewhere Only We Know, Fields of Gold


            Mothers {The Way You Look Tonight}

            Bridesmaids {You’re My Best Friend}

            Bride {Lucky}

RECESSIONAL :: Africa – Toto

MEMORIES :: This was our second wedding of the month performed at Oceancliff performed by one of our trios (without myself!). Jamie, Laura and Liz had a wonderful time playing for a beautiful wedding on the ocean!



C + P

VENUE :: Emmanuel Lutheran Church and The Publick House

VIBE :: Traditional Ceremony/Classic Rock Cocktail Hour

PRELUDE :: Gather Us In, Marry Me, A Thousand Years, Going to the Chapel, First Day of My Life, I Won’t Give Up On Us


            Parents/Wedding Party {Here Comes the Sun}

            Bride {Canon}

CEREMONY :: A Mighty Fortress is Our God, Borning Cry, How Great Thou Art

RECESSIONAL :: Mendelsohn Wedding March

COCKTAIL HOUR :: Moon River, Hey There Delilah, Brown Eyed Girl, Stairway to Heaven, Bohemian Rhapsody, Time in a Bottle, Piano Man, Dancing Queen, Somewhere Only We Know

MEMORIES :: This was a beautiful wedding in the Worcester area performed by our string quartet and my first wedding back after having my son! We had a wonderful time playing lots of familiar classical and pop pieces for guests!


J + S

VENUE :: Harrington Farm

VIBE :: Pop Classics + Wedding Classics

PRELUDE :: In My Life, Here Comes the Sun, Viva La Vida, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Marry You, Tonight, Tonight


            Mothers {Canon}

            Bridesmaids {All You Need is Love}

            Bride {Blackbird}

RECESSIONAL :: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

MEMORIES :: This was a wedding performed by one of our duos at the beautiful Harrington Farm. It was a cooler day after over a week of a heat wave and our second wedding on that same day.


R + K

VENUE :: Searles Castle

VIBE :: Classic Pop + Classic Rock

PRELUDE :: Everything I Do, I Do It For You, Just the Way You Are, A Thousand Years, Say You Won’t Let Go, Love Story, Harvest Moon


            Groom/Groomsmen {Eye of the Tiger}

            Mothers/Bridesmaids {Just Breathe}

            Bride {Groovy Kind of Love}

RECESSIONAL :: Sweet Caroline

COCKTAIL HOUR :: Best Day of My Life, In My Life, Piano Man, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Young & Beautiful, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, Shipping Up to Boston, Dream On, Livin’ On a Prayer



N + S

VENUE :: Hammond Castle

VIBE :: Classic Pop

PRELUDE :: Free Fallin’, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Best Day of My Life, All of Me, Blackbird, All You Need is Love


            Mothers {Here Come the Sun}

            Bridesmaids {A Thousand Years}

            Bride {For the Love of a Princess}

MEMORIES :: This was a duo performed at a beautiful castle on the North Shore. Jamie and I had a wonderful time performing together!


L + B

VENUE :: Castle in the Clouds

VIBE :: Classical Ceremony + Pop Favorites Cocktails

PRELUDE :: Classical Mix


            Mothers {Bach Air}

            Bridesmaids {Bist Du Bei Mir}

            Bride {Canon}


COCKTAIL HOUR :: Dream On, In My Life, Viva La Vida, Paradise, Yesterday

MEMORIES :: This wedding was a beautiful wedding “in the clouds” looking out over Lake Winnepesaukie and the NH mountains. We had the pleasure of working with Memorable Events for a second time for this wedding. The wedding started off looking like the rain would hold off, but in the middle of the ceremony it began to pour. The rain couldn’t get the bride and groom down though as clear umbrellas popped open and the ceremony continued.


L + M

VENUE :: Woodstock Inn

VIBE :: Classic + Classy + Romance

PRELUDE :: Can’t Help Falling in Love, Life on Mars, Your Song, La Vie En Rose, Morning Has Broken, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Here Comes the Sun


            Wedding Party {Les Champs Elysees}

            Bride {God Only Knows}

RECESSIONAL :: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

MEMORIES :: Our string quartet headed up to Woodstock, VT for a beautiful indoor wedding overlooking the tent outside for the reception. This was one of many weddings that we had the pleasure of working with Storied Events.


J + M

VENUE :: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

VIBE :: Top 40

PRELUDE :: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I’m Yours, Thinking Out Loud, Home, Stay With Me


            Bridesmaids {Marry Me}

            Bride {A Thousand Years}

RECESSIONAL :: Best Day of My Life

COCKTAILS :: Viva La Vida, Paradise, Dream On, Marry You, Lucky, Ho Hey, White Winter Hymnal, Chasing Cars, Teenage Dream, Sorry, Somewhere Only We Know


XOXO - Sylvia




Sylvia DiCrescentis