Wedding coordinators can really make a difference when it comes to
planning your wedding. It's like having a conductor for the orchestra. I highly recommend that you use a professional or have a trusted friend or family member be put in charge.
Solo instrumental guitar is perfect for wedding ceremonies,cocktail hours, and
reception dinners. I can play any or all of these events.
Quite often I will play the ceremony and then a cocktail hour. While guests are attending
the cocktail hour the bride and groom are having photos taken and spending a few minutes of quiet
time together before their grand entrance.
When the bride and groom have returned, the guests are
seated for dinner and the DJ (or band) announces the newlywed's
entrance and then continues the music for the rest of the
You can hear samples of most of my music on my personal
webpage. I prefer that songs be chosen from one of my song lists but I will sometimes learn special songs. Although, that is not a guarantee until I hear what the song is.
~ complete songlist ~
Prices can vary slightly
depending on the situation, but as a rule my prices are as follows...
- $150 for the first hour
(one hour minimum).
- $50 each additional hour
(billed at $25 per half hour).
- $25 per hour travel time
(outside of the St. Augustine or Hendersonville area).
- Discounts for weekdays.
Payment is due on the day of the wedding. Some of
the wedding coordinators will include my fee in with their package. I generally do not attend rehearsals.
me for more information or call me at (904) 501-5403...
Wedding & Reception Locations - St. Augustine
The Reef ~
Banquet room, excellent food, weddings on the beach.
Lightner Museum Courtyard,
The Wedding Authority ~
My favorite wedding location.
Catering - St. Augustine
Purple Olive ~
My favorite caterer.
Here are some suggestions for musical selections. Keep in mind
that any of the pieces of music can be used in any section of the
wedding... these are only suggestions. There is also a complete song list
on my homepage for additional ideas. Click on the song to listen to a short clip.
Florida has always been a very popular spot for weddings. With it's
numerous picturesque gardens and courtyards, romantic horse-drawn
carriage rides, five-star restaurants and quaint inns, it's no wonder
that it's such an ideal spot for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
For many years
now, I have been providing the musical ambiance for many of these
memorable events. Whether a large extravagant wedding or a simple
affair, indoors or outdoors, the guitar can be a wonderful addition to
your ceremony and reception.
Because I am playing the music live and
in person -- I can time the music to fit the processionals. When you reach the
alter the music will end in a normal, natural sounding fashion and not stop
abruptly or fade out too quickly. You don't have to worry about following
the music -- The music will follow you. It's one of the benefits of using a
I am happy to announce that I am adding Hendersonville, North Carolina and the surrounding areas as a new location for my wedding performance business during the spring, summer, and fall months. I look forward to meeting new friends and clients.
Give me a call or text, or Email Me
me and let me know how I can be of service to you or if you have any questions."
- Cell Phone: (904) 501-5403
the weddings I play follow a basic format, although any part of it can be
altered or customized to your liking... anything goes, it's your
general, weddings are divided into five sections: prelude,
processional, ceremony, recessional, and
postlude. You can
choose the selections of music to be performed during each of these
portions from any of my song lists. If you have no preference then I will be happy to choose for
Prelude music is the music
that is heard 20 to 30 minutes prior to your ceremony as the guests are
arriving and being seated. I've found that a variety of light classical
and New Age music works the best. Sometimes a jazz standard or love
song is a nice touch. As the ceremony nears I usually play more
classical. The last piece in the prelude is usually a special selection
for the seating of the mothers, grandparents, and other special
people... a more serious classical or religious piece works well here.
The Processional music begins once everyone has
been seated . There are usually 2 pieces of music chosen... one for the bridal party (bridesmaids, flower
girls, etc.) and one for the bride. The bride's processional music is
typically more spirited than the bridal party's processional music. Pay
special attention to how long the bridal processional will be. I've had
some couples pick out several minutes of music only to have the bride
race down the isle in 20 seconds. A short piece of music can be
repeated, but a long piece of music can sometimes be awkward to end
abruptly. This entrance is one of the most important moments of the
But wait... you might ask "what about the officiant, the groomsmen or the groom'. You can pick a special piece of music for their processional or no music at all. Many of the weddings that I have played have the officiant lead the groom and the groomsmen up rather quickly with no music. Once they are in place the the processional begins. It make the bridal party and bride really stand out.
Sometimes music is
used during the ceremony. You might have a sand ceremony, a Unity candle or some quiet music behind a
meditation or reading. If you have someone who wants to sing a song, I can
probably back them up on guitar. A special love song can work well
here, or no music at all.
The recessional music is played as you and your new partner
exit arm in arm. This music should be majestic and joyous with a quick
tempo. I often play several pieces of music, one after the other.
After the recessional, postlude music is performed as your guests are
leaving, or perhaps there is a receiving line or photographs yet to be
taken. I usually play a variety of music for about twenty minutes or
until people start to filter out towards the reception or the bride and
groom leave the scene. Anything goes here... be creative. Have fun.
Richard Kuncicky has spent most of his career playing in the St. Augustine
area. You can find him performing at many locations throughout. See Calendar for details.
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