"I guess Its a good problem to have, but we can't keep up with all the good reviews! Here is a link to the knot so you can read some of our more recent comments. Below you will see how over the years, our clients recommend us time and time again. Their comments are so gracious and we are thankful for everyone whom we served!" ~ Sara Irvine, Director
“I can't say enough about the talent, flexibility, musical selection, pleasant and constant communication, and enthusiasm that Vivace Strings provided for my big day.”
- Amanda, September 2011
"I found Vivace Strings late in the game because I am in Maryland. When I started talking with Bonnie she made me feel very comfortable and really helped me out planning our ceremony music. They even bought music and played it just for my husband and I. She was so excited to perform for us. When I came down the "lawn" to "Heaven" it sounded great. They drove a bit of a distance to my house and did an awesome job. Thank you so much. The memory and feeling you gave our wedding day was priceless. I did not price others but I feel you were a great value. We could not have asked for more."
- Brittany, October 2012
"I booked Vivace's string quartet for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. I have only wonderful things to say for the girls that played for our wedding. The music repertoire list is quite extensive, including classical, Irish/Celtic, movie scores, and pop hits. They were willing to incorporate a new piece of music for our wedding recessional and were very professional and excited about playing! Our guests loved the song selections and talent Vivace displayed. We were married in York, PA however Vivace plays in the surrounding local states as well. I would highly recommend their services for your wedding music it was all we could have hoped for!”
- Danielle, September 2012
"If you think you can’t afford a string quartet for your wedding, think again. Their prices are very affordable, and they are willing to work with you. They also have a large repertoire to choose from. We hired them for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. I can’t tell you how much they added to the atmosphere. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was, and I couldn’t agree more. It was incredible walking down the aisle with my dad while the string quartet played “Canon in D.” This was a dream come true! All of the musicians were very professional and friendly. I will recommend them to everyone."
- Kelly, June 2012
"Very lovely. Arrived on time. Very professional and very talented. Everyone loved the selection that was played. Amazing value. highly recommend"
- Keri, August 2012
"I was so impressed with Vivace Strings! I myself am a violinist and have played in multiple weddings. I got so many compliments from guests about the beautiful prelude played by Vivace. And, as the wedding party entered I got to hear the beautiful music for myself! I was also very impressed with how easy it was to organize the music for my wedding day with Vivace Strings. Very very good timing, and intonation, and musicality. I am so thankful that Vivace Strings was part of our wedding day! Two thumbs up!!!"
- Megan, May 2012
Our wedding was small - only 14 guests - and held in the evening at the chapel in my church. We hired the Vivace Strings Duo - piano and violin to provide the music, and they were outstanding! It set the perfect tone for our candlelit wedding. They sent me a very long list of selections to choose from, and Sara helped me narrow it down. They played a half hour prelude before the ceremony that our guests really enjoyed, and provided beautiful classical music during and after the ceremony as well. (I chose classical music, but their list contained a variety of genres) They are true professionals and very skilled musicians - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for any wedding!
- Lisa, January 2014
Vivace Strings recently played at my wedding ceremony and we received so many compliments on their performance - they were spot on! I worked with Sara a couple months before the ceremony to nail down songs for the prelude, processional and postlude. She was so helpful and knowledgeable. The trio was able to play a great mix of classic and contemporary songs. Highly recommend this group!!
- Erica, March 2015
"Vivace strings were absolutely wonderful! We were all so worried it was going to rain ... Thankfully it mostly held off until the ceremony was over! Thanks so much for making my step-daughter's day special!! The music was wonderful, Sarah made choosing things so easy and it was wonderful. :) I would highly recommend them!”
- Cathi, April 2012
"Sara Irvine played brilliantly! But more than just the music, Sara was able to understand my needs and desires in a way that I wasn't even sure I understood. I am not one to know exactly what I want, but she managed to figure out exactly what I wanted through our personal consultations. She is extremely professional and understands how to run and manage her business. Yet, she also brings a personal touch that, especially for one who is not music savvy, makes you feel that you and your opinions are valued and important. This, in my opinion, is not the normal M.O. among musicians. I believe Sara, especially, and Vivace Strings as a group can only add to what was for me (and what I would hope for you) a day that will be remembered and treasured between you and your husband forever."
- Charity, June 2007
"I used Vivace Strings for my wedding and can't say enough great things about them. It was somewhat of a last-minute decision on my part to have live music, and Vivace Strings pulled it off beautifully!! They played during the ceremony itself, as well as during the cocktail hour. They added such a special touch to the wedding and I'm so glad I decided to use them! Everyone raved about them and it really added a level of sophistication to the event. They have a great selection of songs they can play, both classic and contemporary. The main contact person was Sara, who was very easy to communicate with. She did a great job helping me with song selection. If you are planning a wedding in the central Pennsylvania area and thinking of having live string music, contact Vivace Strings!!
- Lorrie, June 2011
Vivace Strings did a fabulous job at our wedding ceremony! I would highly recommend that you hire them for your event. They were easy to work with and accommodated all of my requests. One thing that really stands out is their enthusiasm as musicians. I was in contact with a couple of the members at different points in the year and both were helpful, personable and warm. I felt like they would really create a beautiful mood for our wedding and knew that it was one less thing to think about when everything got hectic. On the day of our wedding, one of our photographers made an unsolicited comment about how good they were and said that they were better than the other popular string quartet in the area (and, fyi, they even cost a little less)! Our guests also commented on how lovely the music was. I only wish that I was in the room during the prelude so I could have enjoyed all of their work!
- Jeneane, July 2013
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