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Creating Magic Moments with Music
Weekend Update - May 4-6, 2017

Creating Magic Moments with Music

Events, especially weddings, should be memorable occasions. Being surrounded by your family and closest friends is memorable enough. But with a well-planned surprise, you can make a moment magical. Whether with a special song or an unexpected guest, you and your loved-ones can remember this moment. Here are a few examples of Magic Moments from our experience.

Magic Moment #1 - Song and Dance

At a recent wedding, one great Father-of-the-Bride wanted to make their special dance stand out. He has been a life-long fan of Ray Charles and loves his song 'Ain't That Love.' He wanted to take it up a notch from a typical father/daughter dance. They took dance lessons and he asked us for a custom song arrangement. (Jeremy has a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging and offers this for an additional fee). The result was nothing short of magical:


 

Magic Moment #2 - Meet and Greet

From another recent wedding: Many of the guests were from out-of-town and the couple wanted to give them a bit of Memphis history. During a break of the band, the couple hired an Elvis impersonator to come and sing a few songs and take photos with the guests. They were definitely surprised and lined up to meet and chat, while getting photos with 'The King'.

Special guest at today's wedding reception! #elvis #memphisweddings #jeremyshradertrio

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Brian Lee Howell - Professional Elvis Impersonator

Magic Moment #3 - Story Time

Several years back, Jeremy and Michelle Shrader's Quintessentials performed for a rehearsal dinner. The Mother-of-the-Groom had a very special song request which was a bit outside of our normal range of song styles. After hearing the story behind the song, I could not deny her request:

The story goes that when the groom was a child he was talking to his mother one day. He said that when he grew up, he would like to marry her. When his mother explained that she was already married to his father, he became very upset. He exclaimed, "Well what am I supposed to do, meet some girl just walking down the street singing 'Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy do'?! When the band played that song at his rehearsal dinner, he instantly knew why and he and his mother shared one Magic Moment.

How would you turn an ordinary song or event into a Magic Moment? Our favorite thing is to help bring those Magic Moments to life.

 

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