In December, the Left Coast Quintet had the pleasure of providing music to a really beautiful wedding that took place in San Clemente, which is in south Orange County, CA. It was held at La Ventura, a really nice events center with a great outdoor patio and a nice indoor ballroom. We were hired to provide prelude, ceremony, and cocktail hour music, and our clients were some absolutely wonderful people who, like us, are big Disney fans!
Prelude music consisted of all Disney tunes, including music from Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Cinderella, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, and much more! The signage welcoming guests and used all around the wedding celebrations was decked out in Disney fonts and appeal, including "Fast Pass" tickets for guests to find their seats for the reception!
Ceremony music was custom designed by our couple to reflect the participants. Our officiant walked down to Bruno Mars "Marry You", the groom and his parents strolled down to "Soul Bossanova" which is commonly referred to as the Austin Powers theme song, the wedding party entered to Luke Combs "Better Together", and our bride requested Elton John's "Your Song" which timed perfectly to end right when she got up to the front. The ceremony was rounded out by Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" which had everyone in a great mood heading into cocktail hour, where there were....LLAMAS!
So we got to play music for llamas...and humans too! Cocktail hour was filled with a bunch more Disney themes, some Broadway, pop covers, jazz standards, and more. Guests came up with huge smiles on their faces between songs to talk about their musical instruments, how much they loved a rendition of a song we performed, or request a few pieces of music - and while it wasn't planned, we were able to pull up many of the requests and perform right there!
Overall, a wonderful evening of playing music, and a huge thank you to our couple, and to Tatum and Andrew (not pictured, he had to take off before we got the llama pic) for subbing in with the group! We got some amazing reviews from our couple and Melissa from Novelty Events:
The other professionals that made this wedding happen:
Venue : La Ventura Event Center
Wedding Planner & Designer: Novelty Events
Catering: La Ventura Event Center
Photographer: Peterson Design & Photography
Live Musicians: Left Coast Quintet
DJ: Pacific Entertainment
Florist: The Nature of Things @thenatureofthings
Hair: Hair by B @babehairbyb
Makeup: Stevens and Cross Cosmetics
Custom signage: The Kimi Collective
Tabletop & Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Photo Booth: Desert Luna Photobooths
Dessert: Handel's Ice Cream & Elizabethan Desserts @elizabethan_desserts
Coffee: Rugged Coffee
Transportation: Streamline Valet & Shooting Star Livery
Llamas: SUGAR SWEET FARMS
Dan is the bassoonist & one of the founders of the LCQ.