Recent Testimonials

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For Ellen & Charles’s wedding on Dec. 10, 2017…

Hi There,
I just wanted to thank you all so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding Saturday. We got SO much positive feedback about your music. Everyone said it was beautiful and they were brought to tears during different songs. We also love that you were able to learn the Star Wars theme song per our request. Thank you so much for everything and for helping to make our wedding extra special!!
Best,
Ellen & Charles
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Ellen & Charles’s wedding on Dec. 10, 2017…

I am so happy that I am able to recommend Serenata Strings. They came recommended to me by my wedding planner and my wedding venue. I had this idea to include a “Fun Facts on the Music” section on the back of my wedding program which explained the stories behind our particular music selections. So, it was very important that all the songs we requested were actually played. We chose more non traditional songs and they had the sheet music for most of our choices already. There was one song that they did not have and they gave me very clear directions on how to obtain it. They approved my choice first before I purchased it and then printed it off themselves. When the big day came, they played every song we asked them to and they played it beautifully (including the new song they needed to learn!). We got SO many compliments on our string quartet and one of our guests even asked for their card for their upcoming wedding because they were so impressed. I could not be happier with the music they played. These are very talented musicians and they helped to make our wedding stand out!
Best,
Ellen & Charles
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Kelly & Brandon’s wedding on Nov. 4, 2017…

One of the best investments I made was booking Serenata Strings to play at my wedding ceremony. The music was absolutely beautiful and they played exactly the music I wanted. They made my dreams come true. Be patient when communicating, they are very busy, but will get back to you every time.  Again, absolutely wonderful music!
Kelly & Brandon
Group: Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: Marty Leonard Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Danielle & Eric’s wedding on Nov. 4, 2017…

Serenata Strings played a song starting in the middle at a certain point right after the ceremony. They did it perfectly timed and exactly where I wanted the to start. They played beautiful music and looked sharp doing so. Professionals and talented!
Danielle
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Christine & Andrew’s wedding on Oct. 28, 2017…

Hi Vendors,
Thank you all so much for your hard work on Christine & Andrew’s wedding! Their special day came together beautifully and it could not have happened without you. We appreciate your service and professionalism—and we know Christine & Andrew do, too.
It was a pleasure working with all of you, and we look forward to the next collaboration!

Samantha Garrigan and The Team at A Stylish Soiree
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

For Laura & Chris’s wedding on Oct. 14, 2017…

Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done to help us get to our wedding day!  You’ve helped us put all of our music dreams into our perfect wedding.  Thank you for answering all of my questions, offering your expertise and being such an important part of our incredible day.
Laura & Chris
Group: Violin & Guitar, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Denna & Mark’s wedding on Oct. 14, 2017…

Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music for our special day!
Denna & Mark
Group: String Trio
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Shelley & Pramode’s wedding on Oct. 6, 2017…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for providing us with beautiful for our wedding day!  We really appreciate your generosity.  I look forward to doing more events with you in the future!
Love,
Shelley
Wedding Coordinator/ Owner/ CWEP
Shelley K Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Monica & JT’s wedding on Sept. 30, 2017…

Karen,
Serenata Strings played during our ceremony and cocktail hour and we were thrilled with their services! Many of our guests told us they started crying as soon as the string quartet started because it was so beautiful. The team was very easy to work with and I would recommend them for your event!
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Samantha & Rusty’s wedding on Sept. 23, 2017…

Karen,
Your musicians for the Cooper-O’Kane wedding did a fantastic job.  Thank you for always being a great group to work with.
Wendy Kidd
Wedding Coordinator
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Stonegate Mansion, Fort Worth, TX

For Jane & Chris’s wedding on Sept. 9, 2017…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing at Jane and Chris’s wedding ceremony.  Even with the guests mingling, your music was incredible.  We cannot thank you enough.   Looking forward to having you again.
C.A. Wesley
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Felicia & James’s wedding on Sept. 8, 2017…

Hi all. I was recently wed on Friday 9/8/2017. I have to say I was blown away by the beautiful music and how polite and professional the musicians were. Karen was a treat to work with. Everything was so easy from music planning to the wedding program. So much music to chose from. Serenata Strings truly helped make my wedding night magical. I really wanted them to stay longer. The communication between Karen, musicians and myself was excellent. The musicians were on point when cued for the flower girls and ring bearer and for my entrance. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. Thank you so much Karen and Serenata Strings. Would definitely recommend to anyone else and I will be booking again soon .. 🙂
Group: String Trio
Venue: Private Residence, Grand Prairie, TX

For Sivan & Kevin’s wedding on Sept. 3, 2017…

Dear Friends,
It was so cool working with you this weekend.   Thanks for all of your help.  I hope to work with you again soon!
Rabbi David S. Gruber
Group: String Trio
Venue: Vouv Meeting & Event Square, Farmers Branch/Dallas, TX

For Dominique & Demonte’s wedding on Aug. 26, 2017…

Hi there,
I just wanted to thank you again for all your help with Brittian/ Coleman wedding ceremony!  So great to work with you!
Thanks,
Melanie Ewing
Refined Romance
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Lorin & Matt’s wedding on Aug. 12, 2017…

Serenata Strings,
We would like to thank you for your beautiful talents and peaceful music you provided for Lorin & Matt’s wedding at the Dallas Arboretum on Aug. 12th!  We love working with you all and so appreciate your patience during the planning process.  On behalf of myself and the rest of the 316DS team, thank you for being a part of the wedding dream team!  We look forward to working with you in 2018 and hope you enjoy your holidays!
Sincerely,
Emily & Brianna Noland
Wedding Coordinators
316 Design Source
Group: 2 Violins, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Laine & Layne’s wedding on June 24, 2017…

Serenata Strings,
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely music at both the church and at the mansion.
Thanks,
Angie (assistant to Betsy Sowell – Mother of Bride)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: St. Michael All Angels Church, Dallas, TX
Group: String Duo, String Quintet
Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Zach & Aubry’s wedding on June 24, 2017…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding.  You music really added a special touch to the entire ceremony.  Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same if you weren’t a part of it.
Sincerely,
Zach & Aubry
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: BRIK VENUE, Fort Worth, TX

For Cid & Dustin’s wedding on June 17, 2017…

Hi all,
I would like to say THANK YOU for all your efforts, hard work, professionalism, time, patience and for making this wedding day so special for Cid and Dustin. Our Grooms including their guests expressed how beautiful and amazing the wedding was and one of the BEST they had ever attended. You all are incredible at what you do and I cannot thank you enough for making my job run smooth that night. It truly takes a team effort and all of you as wedding vendor professionals made this a seamless wedding and I appreciate all of you and your talents. So, from every part and piece that you played in this Epic wedding, THANK YOU once again! You were all part of history as this marked my 100th wedding for my business and I couldn’t ask for better vendors to share in this special occasion.
Have a Fantastic Week!
Ricardo Tomas
Wedding Architect
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Breanna & Alex’s wedding on June 12, 2017…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for helping create our dream wedding!  The ceremony was beautiful with the music in the background.  We appreciate all of your hard work.
Love,
Breanna & Alex
Group: Violin & Harp
Venue: Wildwood Inn, Denton, TX

For Emily & Dean’s wedding on June 10, 2017…

Hello Amazing Vendors,
We just wanted to thank you for your hard work at Emily and Dean’s wedding this past weekend. Everything came together so nicely, and the couple had a fabulous wedding-day experience thanks to your efforts.
We could not do our job without the help of an incredible vendor team—thanks for making it all possible!
Until next time,
Thanks,
Sarah and The Team at A Stylish Soiree
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Piazza On The Green, McKinney, TX

For MacKenzie & Hayden’s wedding on June 2, 2017…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for once again providing amazing service and musician for one of our weddings.  MacKenzie and Hayden’s day was PERFECT!
Annie
Annie Edgar & the MK Event Boutique Team
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The White Sparrow Barn, Quinlan, TX

For Taylor & Todd’s wedding on May 28, 2017…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for providing beautiful music for Taylor and Todd’s wedding.  I look forward to working together on future events.
Have a great week,
Peta
Petra Silansky and The Team at Events by Peta
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: Hotel ZaZa, Dallas, TX

For Brittany & Caesar’s wedding on May 27, 2017…

Dear Vendors,
Thank you so much for all your help to make Brittany and Caesar’s special day a success! Their wedding was a big one with lots of moving parts, but you really helped bring it all together.  The couple and their families were thrilled with the occasion, thanks to your hard work.  We could not have executed such a big event without you time and talent!
As always, we appreciate your efforts and are grateful to have such an awesome teacm of vendors.  Until next time!
Thanks,
Sarah and The Team at A Stylish Soiree
Group: String Quartet
Venue: University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Morgan & Ryan’s wedding on April 21, 2017…

Hi Vendor Team,
Thank you for all your hard work this weekend!  Morgan and Ryan’s wedding could not have happened without you – and they are thrilled with the event.  We consider ourselves lucky to work with top-notch vendors like you; thank you for bringing your best effort to every event. It means a lot to us and to our couples!
Until next time,
Sarah and The Team at A Stylish Soiree
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Whitney & Ethan’s wedding on April 13, 2017…

Coordination and planning with Serenata Strings was less than easy. I had to double email and call their planner, Karen, on several occasions to get my questions answered or update my package request.

Response from Karen: Whitney had two request changes – changing from a violin and cello to a string quartet and changing the time frame – on her contract.   We had to wait on our musicians to verify their availability to accept Whitney’s request while taking into consideration her wedding date was the eve of Good Friday and Easter Sunday weekend.

That being said, it was well worth it in the end. I chose non-traditional music for my ceremony (The Beatles, Queen, Etta James) and they nailed the performances. They were dressed professionally and the music was clearly heard during our ceremony. Despite the hiccoughs during the planning phase, the musicians themselves were well worth it. They were a sophisticated touch and the ability to choose modern songs, but have them played on classical instruments was priceless. I highly recommend this group!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Wildwood Inn, Denton, TX

For Rachel & Joseph’s wedding on April 2, 2017…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for keeping us straight regarding the payments.  Thanks for helping make Rachel’s wedding a wonderful event!
Marvin Fisher (Father of Bride)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Filter Building, Dallas, TX

For Rachel & Joseph’s wedding on April 2, 2017…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for a beautiful performance and compositions yesterday (Liz On Top Of The World, Mrs. Darcy and Meryton Townhall from the movie Pride and Prejudice)!!!
Rachel Fisher Chang
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Filter Building, Dallas, TX

For Angelica & Armando’s wedding on March 10, 2017…

Dear Karen,
I was in total awe from the moment my ears listened the sweet sound of their violins.  I met a few of the violinists at an open house, and knew right away they were the ones.  I couldn’t have been happier the day of our wedding.   It was all  so perfect.  They even learned a new song upon request for our bridal party entrance.  I would definitely recommend to any future bride. 
Group: String Trio
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Linsey & Demetri’s wedding on March 4, 2017…

Dear Karen
We are so grateful for Serenata Strings and the service they provided.  Your musicians truly added the perfect addition to our ceremony and cocktail hour we were wanting.  The music for the ceremony was so elegant and beautiful.  We received so many compliments!  Thank you so much. 
Group: Violin & Cello/ Violin & Piano
Venue: LoneStar Mansion, Burleson, TX

For Katie & Cody’s wedding on Feb. 25, 2017…

Dear Karen,
We loved all of the songs that were made available to use and it was very easy to communicate our ceremony and cocktail hour program.   We have already recommended Serenata Strings to another friend of mine and we will get to listen to their music again at her wedding in June!
Katie & Cody
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Julia & Derek’s wedding on Feb. 18, 2017…

Dear Karen,
We just can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you guys did at the wedding on Saturday! I am so sorry that I was so distracted during the wedding that I didn’t get a chance to talk to you. I hope you were comfortable with your seating.
We have received nothing but raving compliments about the music and so many people have taken your information. Thank you for accepting our son’s little wedding into your schedule. You guys being here made the wedding super special and we are eternally grateful!
Blessings to you!
Elise (Mother of Groom)
Group: Violin, Guitar & Bass
Venue: Residence, Keller, TX

For Renee & Badi’s wedding on Jan. 7, 2017…

I really wanted a string quartet at our ceremony and Serenata’s String’s affordable prices allowed me to have it. I was able to hand pick the songs that were played before, during, and after the ceremony. It was a little difficult sometimes scheduling times to talk to the manager, as she was always very busy, but in the end their performance was stellar and everything went smoothly!
Renee & Badi
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas, Irving-Las Colinas, TX

For Alana & Grant’s wedding proposal on Dec. 16, 2016…

Karen & Jay,
To second Grant’s comments, your music took my breath away and made our engagement night even more unforgettable.  The song you played when I entered the room has immense emotional significance for me and I cannot express how special it was to hear  it.  Thank you again and I hope you are available for our wedding day!
Alana
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Alana & Grant’s wedding proposal on Dec. 16, 2016…

Karen & Jay,
This is Grant Matthews from last month’s engagement reservation (on December 16th at The Crescent Hotel). First of all, I want to thank both of you for the amazing part you played in our engagement. Your music was unforgettable and added so much to the entire event. The fact that you were able to learn and perform those Of Monsters and Men songs on such short notice was incredible. My fiancé Alana is copied on this email, and I can assure you both that we will never forget how the music made us feel that night.
Grant
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Leslie & Jesse’s wedding proposal on Nov. 5, 2016…

Karen & Jay,
Serenata Strings did an amazing job performing at our wedding!!! We had several special song requests that they played for us. Everyone loved their music. Thank you so much, the music was elegant and beautiful. They are wonderful and talented musicians to work with.
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Dallas Arboretum & Museum Of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX

For Kristen & Jason’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Loved our ceremony music and that they were able to play the ceremony songs that I had requested.  Plus they were flexible on adding an additional musician at the last minute, which really made a difference in terms of sound.
Thanks,
Kristen & Jason
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Kristen & Jason’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Great job on the music, and thanks for the extra help when we had the issue with the groomsmen fainting.  Thanks!
Meredith Commender and Significant Events of Texas Team
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX