Wedding Music for a Charming Catholic Ceremony
About Stephanie & Marc’s Wedding Music…
Earlier in 2015, the Valenches Music Company worked to create wedding music that was both classic and elegant to fit Stephanie and Marc’s unique style. The couple opted for a string quartet (2 violins, viola & cello), in addition to organ, oboe and voice for their Catholic wedding ceremony at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Dunmore, PA.
The Wedding Music Team
- The Valenches Music Company String Quartet
- Violin 1: Fritz Valenches
- Violin 2: Leah Valenches
- Viola: Lynn Hurst
- Cello: Peter Brubaker
- Director & Organ: Joseph Moffitt
- Soprano: Anne Marie Cannon
- Oboe: Tom Heinze
The Ceremony & Wedding Music…
The Valenches Music Company String Quartet performed a variety of classical and operatic preludes as guests arrived, creating the charming atmosphere the couple had envisioned for their wedding music. Stephanie’s father, Gene, approached us about a YouTube video he saw of Schubert’s “Ave Maria” featuring oboe on melody and an obligato violin part. We reached out to our go-to composition expert, Juliet Valenches (she’s our daughter and just 11 years old!), to help us recreate this piece for the presentation to the Blessed Mother and it worked beautifully.
Other notable selections for the wedding music included:
- Seating of the Mothers: “Intermezzo” (Mascagni)
- Procession of Bridesmaids: “Hallelujah” (Cohen – arr. by the Valenches Music Co.)
- Procession of the Bride: “Wedding Processional” from the Sound of Music (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
- Preparation of Gifts: “The Prayer” (Foster)
- Communion: “Musetta’s Aria” (Puccini)
Working with the Valenches Music Company…
“I would be remiss if I did not reach out to you regarding our daughter’s wedding last Saturday. I knew we were dealing with pros but really never had reason to hire musicians before. From the minute the church doors opened, we knew it would be great. Great would be an understatement. Everything I had wished for was performed to perfection. To hear it all come together live was so moving and beautiful. We put a lot of thought into that day and the music was very important to us. The Valenches Music Company delivered the GRAND SLAM! We cannot say enough how beyond pleased we were and the guests also were so impressed with the music. Once, twice, three times again, THANK YOU!!!”
~ Gene & Maribeth (Parents of Stephanie)
About Stephanie & Marc
How They Met…
“Having my dad be able to do all of the flowers was one of the best parts of the wedding. He was so excited and had so many ideas, so Marc and I just let him run with it. From the moment I walked into the church to the moment the reception was over, I was wowed by his work and how classy and elegant everything looked. I’ve seen him do some pretty amazing weddings, but nothing like that, especially when it came to the head table. I could not have dreamed of a better setup for everything.”
The Couple’s Wedding Vendors
- Flowers: Seamons-Poinsard Florist (570) 961 – 0843 (Stephanie’s Father!)
- Caterer: Constantino’s
- Cake: Community Bake Shop
- Venue: St. Mary’s Center
- Photographer: Julie Jordan Photography
- Videographer: Kevin Fonash
- Makeup: Carina Scott Makeup (Carina is Stephanie’s best friend and was one of her matrons of honor. She’s also a Valenches Music Company wedding client!)
- Hair: Kelly Lamond
- Wedding Music: the Valenches Music Company
Best Wishes Stephanie & Mark!
Wedding Music by our Professionals…
Nothing says “memorable” for your event like live musicians. Our highly skilled musicians know just the way to make your event exceptional. When you’ve got the Valenches Music Company, you’ve got the best. There’s no holding your breath about what you’ll be hearing at your event. We only play with the area’s best and most seasoned string players. The Valenches Music Company offers a variety of performance combinations, including solo instruments (to be accompanied by piano or organ), duos, trios, quartets, quintets and more. (Check here for more information about what the Valenches Music Company can do for you!)
We have thousands of events under our belt and a healthy following of of repeat business and referrals. Our event appropriate music collection ranges from Mozart and Beethoven to opera and Joplin Rags. We can play anything and everything, provided we have music. If you’ve got something unconventional in mind, the Valenches Music Company is happy to arrange music at competitive rates as well.
The Valenches Music Company provides music virtuosity for events all over Northeastern Pennsylvania. We’ve played literally thousands of events in NEPA at a variety of venues and locations. Check out our locations page for more.
Our musicians have performed with many notable names including: Frank Sinatra, Al Martino, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Liberace, Bobby Vinton, Engelbert Humperdinck, Olivia Newton John, Bread, Moody Blues, Johnny Mathis, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Richard Harris, Cathy Rigby, Canadian Brass, The Irish Tenors, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci and Clay Aiken.