Rondo Honored with The Knots “HALL OF FAME” Award

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We received a tremendous honor this week!  The Knot is an online site that provides vendor information, reviews and ideas for every possible aspect of ones wedding day. Each year, this online wedding site holds a “best of weddings” competition.  Reviews from former clients are the way in which you accumulate votes.  We are so proud to have been a winner of the Best of Weddings for several years running.  This Hall of Fame trophy was awarded to us for having been voted the “BEST” by real newlyweds four or more times. While the trophy is lovely, its the fact that our former clients are so pleased with our string quartet services that they will take the time to write us a glowing review. Our 5 Star designation, the highest possible, is a point of pride for us.  We consider it an honor to be a part of any couples wedding day and work diligently to provide the best possible musical experience.  The music is a critical part of a wedding day and one that should hold memories for the newlyweds and guests alike. If you are looking for wedding music, check out any of our 70 reviews on The Knot.

Rondo String Quartet on The Knot

If you’d like to learn even more about us and hear sound clips, visit our website!

Rondo String Quartet

We look forward to writing and posting pictures about YOUR wedding day here soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stormy Weather Changes Plans But Not the Celebration at Twin Lakes Wedding

Congratulations to Kelly and Eric on their wedding at Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club in Oakland Township last weekend. This was originally planned as an outdoor wedding under the gazebo on the property but the weather had other plans. The storms rolled in and flexibility became the word for the day. We always encourage couples planning an outdoor ceremony to have a backup plan that they would be content with should the need arise. Often, the weather is threatening and the bride or groom just can’t let go of the “ideal” outdoor wedding. Such was not the case with Kelly and Eric. The decision was made early and a beautiful alter area and chapel like setting was created in the hall. Rather than allow this change of plans to be a damper on the day, everyone was joyful and celebrating the union of these two lovely people. The Womack’s has a violist in their family and as a result, a love of music. This was evident in the music they chose; Motown hits like Pretty Woman, My Girl, Don’t Stop Believin, and Unchained Melody along with Stand By me, Someone to Watch over You and more. The mothers were seated to “What a Wonderful World”, the bridal party processed to “I’ll Be There” and Kelly herself walked to “Bittersweet Symphony”. The minister, Eric Stenson, led a personal ceremony and added a special moment when he first introduced the couple and then led them in prayer. As he commented to me prior to the service, “It’s meaningful that the first thing Eric and Kelly will do as husband and wife is to pray together.”
Following the service, we had the pleasure of playing the cocktail hour. We performed a mix of classical, nostalgic and contemporary music. We even had the opportunity to play a special request, “You Raise Me Up”, for a guest and his wife. It’s always a delight to be able to perform a special request and we wish more people would ask. We have a wide repertoire and can fulfill most inquiries. We send our very best wishes to Kelly and Eric as they begin their lives together and a heartfelt thank you to the Womack family for their graciousness throughout the evening.

Twin Lakes Golf and Swim Club

Luck Abounds for Wedding at Twin Lakes Golf Club

Congratulations to Lynda and Steve on their wedding yesterday in Oakland Township. The ceremony was held outside under the gazebo and though it was very hot yesterday, most of the guests were able to find some shade and came with a great spirit. The Reverand Goodrum, always a delight to work with, led a lovely ceremony and assisted us with cues. We played upbeat classical music chosen by the couple like Vivaldi Spring, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Handel’s Watermusic and Bach Air. Lynda processed with her parents to Kanon in D and looked gorgeous in a strapless draped bodice gown. A big hit was the recessional; Dynamite by Taio Cruz was chosen by the couple and arranged by us just for their big day. During the cocktail hour, we played a variety of contemporary pieces and again, received many kind compliments. Though a storm interrupted the cocktail hour, we all moved indoors and continued celebrating until dinner. We can’t help but mention that this wedding held a special connection to Detroit. The groom, Steve Shannon, is Production Director for “The Mitch Albom Show” on WJR Radio. We wish the very best to Lynda and Steve as they begin life together.

Twin Lakes Golf Club

Rev. Goodrum

Private Home Christmas Party

What a delight it was to play Christmas music for several hours in a gorgeous home in Oakland Township! Guests arrived throughout the evening and enjoyed several hours of great food, music and friends. We entertained them with classics such as Deck the Halls and Joy to the World but also livened it up with Jingle Bell Rock, Polar Express, We Wish You A Merry Christmas and others. Jamie’s home was beautifully decorated for the holidays and all the guests seemed to be enjoying themselves fully. Playing for Christmas parties is simply a pleasure and we were honored to be a part of this family’s holiday celebration.

Cranberry Lake Park Concert

We were honored to be asked to play a concert at the historic Cranberry Lake Park (http://www.oaklandtownshiphistoricalsociety.org,/Projects.htm).  The porch of the farm house made a wonderful site for a concert.  The farm house is an on-going restoration project.  Also on the grounds is the 1879 Flumerfelt barn which was recently part of the Peters farm and Kern Nursery.  We were delighted to play some classical favorites, songs from musicals, ‘Paragon Rag’, some jazz, and some contemporary selections including ‘Monday Monday’, ‘Kokomo’, Beatles music, and ‘Yellow’.  Thank-you to Ellen for all of your organization!

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