Testimonials

We would like to direct you to our testimonials dating back to October 2001…

 

For Kylee & Donald’s wedding on Dec. 10, 2016…

Hi Karen,
Kylee told me how you volunteer your beautiful music during the Christmas season!  Thank you!  Thank you for making our day so special!
John & Brandi
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Morning Star Partners Christmas party on Dec. 1, 2016…

Dear Karen,
I wanted to thank you and everyone who played for our company’s Christmas party!  Everyone did such a beautiful job and everyone LOVED it!!!  Thank you again so much and I look forward to having ya’ll again next year.  Merry Christmas!!!
Best,
Krystal
Group: Piano, Flute, Violin, Cello & Harp
Venue: Fort Worth Club, Fort Worth, TX

For Erin & Toby’s wedding on Oct. 22, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful job at Erin and Toby’s wedding at the DMA!  Thank you for finding about all of her specialty songs and obtaining them at the last minute!  We appreciate you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

For Sarah & Christopher’s wedding on Oct. 16, 2016…

Hi Karen,
I only got to hear just a little bit of the strings on Sunday at the wedding, but the reviews were great from all of the guests!  Thanks for playing at our wedding!
Sarah Taggi
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Radhika & Benjamin’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Team,
It was great working with you all at the Chhabra wedding.  Everything went well from our end.  Looking forward to working with you all again!
Sameer Jaffer
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Radhika & Benjamin’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for such beautiful music at the Chhabra wedding!  It was so much fun working with you all, as always!  We look forward to working with you all again soon!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Ilana & Mike’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you to you and your team for playing at my clients’ wedding at the Dallas Arboretum!  Guests loved the pre-ceremony cocktail music and ceremony.  Your team was so professional and accommodating to us.  I loved working with them!
Sincerely,
Tess Claypool, TWP
Lead Planner
Forever Events and Weddings
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Lindsey & Zachary’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2016…

Dear Karen,
The music was beautiful on Saturday.  Thank you!
Sincerely,
Lori Kautzman (Mother of Bride)
Group: String Trio
Venue: Chapel at Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Tonya & Jorge’s wedding on Oct. 9, 2016…

Dear Karen,
You and your husband did an absolutely fantastic job!  I’m so happy we chose you for our music.  I forgot to charge my phone so I could take some videos.  Thus, I hope others did.  Thank you so much! 
Tonya (Strahler) Mata
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Jupiter Garden Event Center, Dallas, TX

For Melissa & Andrew’s wedding on Oct. 8, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for providing the beautiful music for the bride to walk down the aisle to meet the handsome groom!
Pati Gann
Certified Wedding Planner
Perfectly Planned by Pati
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Milestone, Aubrey, TX

For Mathes and Co. Events on Oct. 5, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for all of your help in coordinating the jazz quartet for the Salesmanship Club Event!  The client was so happy and the guys did a great job.  Everything went exactly as planned!  I so appreciate all of your help in getting this organized and I look forward to working with you again very soon!
Best,
Emily
Group: Jazz Quartet Combo
Venue: 6500 Cedar Springs, Dallas, TX

For Katelyn & Jonathan’s wedding on Oct. 1, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much to you and your musicians for a wonderful job at the Harner wedding at the Four Seasons!  The music was perfect!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Four Seasons, Irving, TX

For Pailey & Daniel’s wedding on Sept. 4, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for going above and beyond at the Pidgeon wedding!  You all did a fabulous job!  We look forward to the next wedding we have together!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Taylor & Carson Lynch’s wedding on Aug. 13, 2016…

Karen,
Thank you so much for playing the ceremony music at our wedding.  It was beautiful!  We will be sure to recommend you to our friends.
Taylor & Carson Lynch
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Milestone, Aubrey, TX

For Kiley & Thomas’s wedding on Aug. 12, 2016…

Although not always the best at responding, Serenata Strings played a cello and violin duo for my wedding ceremony, and did it beautifully. There is just something about strings that make weddings so romantic and ethereal. They were also affordable compared to some other string musicians. I recommend!
Group: String Duo
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Stephanie & Adam’s wedding on Aug. 6, 2016…

Karen,
I got to hear some of your selections for the prelude – but I was unable to get to you because I had to remain with Stephanie.   Wow!  Your quartet was amazing with the “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,”  “The Ludlows” and just as Stephanie wanted for her walk down the aisle with her Dad on “Canon in D.”   We had so, so many compliments from our guests afterwards about your group.   We are so thankful to you all for making Stephanie & Adam’s wedding Mass a day they will remember forever!  We will recommend you to anyone we know in need of your services.
May God Bless,
Kitty Best (Mother of Bride)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Christ The King Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For Haley & Willem’s wedding on July 30, 2016…

Karen,
Your group did a wonderful job at my daughter’s wedding on Saturday, July 30 at The Milestone.  Serenata Strings performed a wonderful and romantic atmosphere for my youngest daughter’s wedding.  They were professional in all aspects of coordinating the music, cooperation, response to e-mails, as well as being punctual for the wedding.  We had many guests comment on how beautiful the music was for the wedding.  We are planning to hire Serenata Strings again in December 2016 for my oldest daughter’s wedding.  They are the BEST!!!
Donna Caldwell (Mother of Bride)
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Milestone, Aubrey, TX

For Bernice & Tony’s wedding on July 30, 2016…

Dear Jay,
On behalf of Dr. and Mrs. Das, family and friends, I would like to thank a GREAT group of vendors for making their wedding day a “perfect day”!   Thank you so much for your willingness to sit in the heat!  The music was beautiful and you were a joy to work with!  Again, thanks to everyone that made this a “Perfectly Planned” day!
Pati Gann
Certified Wedding Planner
Perfectly Planned by Pati
Group: Solo Guitar
Venue: Marie Gabrielle Restaurant, Dallas, TX

For Ja’Meeca & David’s wedding on July 30, 2016…

Hello,
It’s 3-weeks post wedding and I’m still getting compliments of hoe wonderful the string trio played for our wedding.  You all were one of the highlights of our wedding.
Thank you for making our day memorable.
Sincerely,
Ja’Meeca Asberry-Lewis
Group: String Trio
Venue: Heavenly Gospel Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Shelby & John’s wedding on July 2, 2016…

Karen,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.  We got so many compliments on the ceremony music.  Y’all did great!
Shelby
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For The Military Order of the World Wars’ Installation Banquet on June 7, 2016…

The Officers and Ladies of the Dallas Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars, wish to express their deep appreciation for your outstanding performance, during our Installation Banquet.  Your marvelous arrangements, superb selections, and professional presentations contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the evening.  Thank you for reminding us that Music is the universal language of Mankind.
Kenneth Boatman (Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army/ Dallas Chapter Commander)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Park City Club, Dallas, TX

For Jessica & Mike’s wedding on May 29, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Good afternoon, I just wanted to touch base and let you know what a great job you all did at the wedding.  The music was absolutely beautiful and you guys did an amazing job.! Anyway, I have had many compliments on how beautiful and enjoyable the music was before/during and after the ceremony.  Thank you so very much!!!
I wish you all nothing but continued success in your endeavors.
Sincerely,
Cindy Vandenberg (Mother of Bride)
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Piazza On The Green, McKinney, TX

For Kelsey & Sean Martinez’s wedding on May 29, 2016…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you for making our wedding day so special!  We appreciate all your help in making it the best day of our lives!
Love
,
Kelsey & Sean Martinez
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Chapel at Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Andrea & Bryan’s wedding on May 28, 2016…

Hi Karen,
Thank you for an amazing wedding day.  As usual y’all always do a great job!
Jennifer M Rios
Owner/Lead Wedding Coordinator
Jen Rios Weddings
Group: String Quartet
Venue: 809 @ Vickery, Fort Worth, TX

For Hallie & Paul’s wedding on May 22, 2016…

Hi Karen,
I wanted to thank you and your musicians for the beautiful music they provided at my daughter’s wedding last Sunday. Many of our guests commented on the music and told us how much they enjoyed it.  It truly added a special and personal touch to the ceremony.
Gina Sheade (Mother of Bride)
Group: Flute, Violin & Cello
Venue: Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield, TX

For Niki & Taylor’s wedding on May 21, 2016…

Hello Karen,
I just wanted to drop you a note to say how pleased we were with our Serenata Strings performance at my son’s wedding. The musicians were very good and very professional. You helped make the evening magical!
Thank you again,
Kathryn Goff (Mother of Groom)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Aubrey, TX

For Cara & David’s wedding on May 20, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work on Cara & David’s wedding at Hidden Pines Chapel!  The music was beautiful and we always love working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Sue & Lloyd’s wedding on May 7, 2016…

Hi Karen,
The musicians were delightful.
Thanks again,
Dana
Group: String Duo
Venue: Residence, Arlington, TX

For Ria Sharma & Vipin Sethi’s SURPRISE proposal on April 16, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for being a part of the special proposal at the Stoneleigh!  What a wonderful event!  Thank you so much for always doing such a great job for us!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Le Meridien – The Stoneleigh, Dallas, TX

For Michelle King & Rob Joyner’s wedding on April 16, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for providing the beautiful music at Michelle King’s wedding at the DMA!  Everything went perfectly!  We always love working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art, Dallas, TX

For Ashley & Kent’s wedding on April 2, 2016…

Our experience with Serenata Strings was amazing! Karen was so helpful in helping us plan our special day. They have music samples on their website and also send you a CD with samples, as well. This made the whole process extremely easy for us, which is SO important in the wedding planning process.
Ashley & Kent
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Kellie McBride & Will Smith’s SURPRISE wedding on March 12, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music for the surprise wedding at the Crescent Club!  We love working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Crescent Court Club, Dallas, TX

For Abbie & Ray’s wedding on March 6, 2016…

Karen,
Enjoyed your performance at Abbie’s wedding, the guests had great things to say also.   You were so helpful in the planning process.  You were prompt, and you were patient.  Thank you so much for making Abbie and Ray’s day perfect!
Paula Jackson (Mother of Bride)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Harmony Chapel, Aubrey, TX

For Ingrid and Ethan’s wedding on Jan. 16, 2016…

Karen,
Really enjoyed the quartet.  Will definitely recommend you.  Thanks again!
Clint Reinhardt (Father of Groom)
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Cloud 9 Events-Reunion Tower, Dallas, TX

For a Christmas party on Nov. 30, 2015…

Thank you Karen for everything on Monday – the jazz trio was wonderful!!!!
Larrah Lewis
Events & Catering Manager
Vaquero Club
Group: Jazz Trio – saxophone, guitar, bass
Venue: Vaquero Club, Westlake, TX

For Ana and Tim’s wedding on Nov. 21, 2015…

Hello!
Just wanted to say thank you for being so awesome to work with this weekend on Ana Pier’s wedding. Everything looked fabulous and we appreciate your professional work!
Annie Benavides
Project Manager & Event Planner
Event Boutique
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Four Seasons, Irving, TX

For Aida and Brian’s wedding on Nov. 14, 2015…

Our wedding planner recommended Serenata Strings to us. They were wonderful to work with and offer many options to complement your wedding. They have music samples on their site for just about every instrumental arrangement, which really helped us out. We decided to book a guitar and violin for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests loved it! In fact, we were told that the moment the music started it made everything “magical.” I would highly recommend Serenata Strings!
Aida

Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

For Katie Bright’s wedding on Nov. 14, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony music at Katie Bright’s wedding at the Lakes at Castle Hills!  It is always so wonderful working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Lakes at Castle Hills, Lewisville/ Castle Hills, TX

For Kathy Watson’s wedding on Nov. 7, 2015…

Good morning Karen!  I wanted to thank you for the beautiful music Serenata Strings provided for our wedding.  It was just perfect – exactly what we wanted!  I appreciated the time and attention you gave to me to find the right tone & music – it was lovely and everyone commented how wonderful the music was.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding so special!
Kathy
Group: String Trio
Venue: Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Diana and Eddie Contreraz’s wedding on Nov. 7, 2015…

Hello everyone!
I wanted to send a heartfelt email thank you to each of you for helping make Eddie and Diana’s wedding/anniversary all it was!  It was such a joy and pleasure working with each of you all these weeks and months, and such a rewarding experience to see everyone’s hard work come together.  If you weren’t there when Diana saw it for the first time I will tell you it was such a special moment. She LOVED every bit of it and was overwhelmed with how it turned out!  And that was even before everyone was finished and the sun had set and lights and candles really sparkled.
So, thank you so much!  Alex, their son, told me Diana is always the one that hosts the parties, plans the festivities and keeps things running smoothly during a family get together….To see her letting lose on the dance floor with the biggest smile on her face all night was so fun! And Eddie wasn’t ever too far watching his lovely bride, with a big smile on HIS face.  All the countless hours of planning and meticulous detail to get everything ready for their wedding made it all so very worth it!
Thank you so much for all you did for their special day!
Julie Blakey
Wedding Coordinator
Forever Events & Weddings
Group: Violin & Guitar, Trumpet & String Duo
Venue: Chapel at Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Mr. and Mrs. Newman’s wedding on Oct. 17, 2015…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for accepting the opportunity of bringing and adding a touch of elegance with music to our wedding!
Thanks,
Mr. and Mrs. Newman
Group: String Trio
Venue: Maggiano’s Little Italian Restaurant – Northpark, Dallas, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Jay and Karen provided guitar & violin music for my daughter’s wedding and reception, and they were fabulous! The music was beautiful and added just the right tone to the big day! They were very easy to work with throughout the process and answered all emails promptly. They accommodated special requests with ease and were totally professional. Would highly recommend Serenata Strings!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother Of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Jay,
Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job with the music at Emily and Matt’s wedding.  It has been so easy working with you, and your music is fabulous!  You made the day even more beautiful!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother Of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Karen,
Thanks so much for doing such a fantastic job with the music at Emily and Matt’s wedding.   You set the tone beautifully and have been super responsive the whole time.   You made the day even more special!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Danielle and Colin’s wedding on Sept. 12, 2015…

I used Serenata Strings for my wedding this fall. They played beautifully and were willing to play all the special songs I asked (not all were on their list). They made the wedding very elegant and romantic and I am so happy I used them.
Danielle & Colin
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Sara and Austin’s wedding on Sept. 12, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for providing the beautiful ceremony music for the Seaton wedding this past weekend!  Looking forward to the next one!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Lauren and Damian’s wedding on Sept. 6, 2015…

Dear Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.  It was beautiful and meant a lot to us.  We were rushed into photos afterwards so we didn’t get a chance to follow up with you then.   We will definitely recommend you to others.  We hope you have Happy Holidays!
Sincerely,
Lauren Wollin Ramirez & Damian Ramirez
Group: String Trio
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Brittani and David’s wedding on Sept. 6, 2015…

Karen,
Strings were such a wonderful addition to the evening & set the mood. Loved it!
Best,
Brittany & David
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Dr. Mehrsa & Bo’s wedding on Sept. 4, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for making our special day so much more special!
Love,
Dr. Mehrsa & Bo
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn, Richardson, TX

For Stephanie and Eric’s wedding on Aug. 15, 2015…

Dear Karen,
I would like to take a moment to tell you how over-the-top pleased we were with last Saturday’s Serenata Strings string quartet performance at my daughter’s wedding!  I can’t even count how many people came up to me at the reception and, invariably, the first thing that they mentioned was how great the string music was!  I think it set a great tone for the whole evening.  The very first thing people were greeted by when they entered the 90-year-old beautiful church was the beautifully serene string music created by your very professional musicians.  I couldn’t be more pleased.   Don’t be surprised if you receive inquiries from some of the families that were at our wedding about performing at their daughters’ weddings!
Sincerely,
Steve McNeill
Group: String Quartet
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Megan and Chase’s wedding on Aug. 8, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
Thanks again for your help with the Blaylock wedding!  The bride was thrilled with her walk down the aisle – she said it made the moment even better to hear her special request. 🙂  See you shortly for the Cox wedding on Aug. 22.
Cheers,
Brooke
Wedding Coordinator
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Josh and Alyson Pico’s wedding on Aug. 1, 2015…

Karen & Crew,
Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!  The music was absolutely beautiful.  I wish we could have enjoyed it more ourselves but I know the guests did!  Thank you again.  We can’t wait to watch the video!
Best wishes,
Josh and Alyson Pico
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

For Shelby and Isaac’s wedding on July 18, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
You guys sounded great!!!!!
We couldn’t be happier with yall!!!!!
Shelby & Isaac
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Bar None Cowboy Church, Tatum/Henderson, TX

For Ashley and Jason’s wedding on July 11, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much to you and Jay for the beautiful music at Ashley’s wedding at the Wylie Theater.  It is always such a pleasure working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Wylie Theater, Dallas, TX

For Angela and Anthony’s wedding on June 27, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much to you for being a part of our wedding day – the quartet was fantastic, and we received so many compliments on the music.  Serenata Strings really helped us create the ambiance we wanted at our wedding reception, and we cannot thank you all enough!  THANK YOU!
Sincerely,
Angela and Anthony LoCoco
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Amorepacific’s celebration on June 22, 2015…

Karen,
Thank you!  I was told that the music was lovely and we greatly appreciate it.
Hillary
Group: String Trio & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding in 2015…

We had a fully string quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour music and it was absolutely beautiful. Most our music was already in their repertoire and they sounded great! It was such a beautiful touch.

For a memorable wedding in 2015…

Serenata Strings did a great job providing music for our ceremony. The music was beautiful and we got so many positive comments from our guests about the quality and uniqueness of the music they played. They were helpful leading up to the wedding as well.

For Maria and James’s wedding on May 30, 2015…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for the string trio musicians sent to play at our wedding on May 30th, 2015.  The music was beautiful!  Our ceremony was held in the chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church.   It is such a wonderful memory as we think back and also view our wedding video.  To hear and see the trio play the violin, viola and cello brings a smile to our hearts because the sweet musical sounds were exactly what we had prayed to have.   Please thank the musicians for blessing our wedding with their talents.  We had hoped to thank them personally, but the day was filled with a pressing schedule, but please let them know they did a fantastic job!
With our sincerest appreciation,
Maria and James Adams
Group: String Trio
Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

For Ashley Harris’s wedding on May 30, 2015…

Dear Karen,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful musicians you provided for us.  They did an amazing job and the music sounded beautiful.  I enjoyed doing business with Serenata Strings, and I will keep you in mind for future events for family and friends.  Take care!
Sincerely,
Ashley Harris
Group: String Trio
Venue: Ruthe Jackson Center, Grand Prairie, TX

For Angelina and John’s wedding on May 30, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you all so much for the violin and guitar players for Angelina and John’s wedding at the Mansion.  They were wonderful!  I can’t wait to work with you again soon!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Angelina and John’s wedding on May 30, 2015…

Karen,
Wanted to say thank you so much for the great performance your team gave at our wedding on Saturday.  The music was lovely and the guests really enjoyed it!
Thanks!
Angelina
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Mansion On Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Natalie and Phil’s wedding on May 24, 2015…

Karen,
Natalie and Phil’s wedding ceremony and reception was one week ago, and Diane and I can’t thank you enough got assisting us with your respective parts of the wedding!  By all accounts, it was very successful, and each of you were a huge part of that success!  Natalie, Phil, our family and friends, Diane and I will have fond memories of the wedding for the rest of our lives.  Thank you again for all of your assistance and support!
Very respectfully,
John Bowers
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Windsor at Hebron Park, Carrollton, TX

For Emilie & Chris’s wedding on May 16, 2015…

Karen,
I am so happy to hear the wonderful comments from the pianist regarding your cellist, Valentina.   I didn’t get to hear the 30 minutes of prelude music, but I hear the pianist and cellist were both amazing!!!
Cindy (Mother of Bride)
Group: Solo Cello
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Emilie & Chris’s wedding on May 16, 2015…

Cindy,
In case you’re following up with Serenata Strings, I give an A +++ to their cellist, Valentina.   Loved her.   On time, music ready, flexible, totally professional.   Hoping to hire her for specials at Lakeland Highland Church.
David (Pianist)
Group: Solo Cello
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Vivienne and Jimmy’s wedding on May 16, 2015…

To Serenata Strings,
Thank you for a lovely performance during our wedding ceremony!  It was beautiful to hear you play.
Vivienne and Jimmy
Group: String Trio
Venue: Trinity River Audobon Center, Dallas, TX

For Ashley and Valentin’s wedding on May 2, 2015…

We had a violin and guitar combination at our ceremony and they were amazing!  The sound quality was awesome for an outdoor ceremony and all of our guests were so impressed!  We are so glad Karen & Jay got to be a part of our wedding!
Thank you so much!
Ashley & Valentin Murillo
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Occasions at Stone River, Royce City, TX

For Seble and Eric’s wedding on April 25, 2015…

Hi Karen,
Thank you very much for your service.   The musicians played beautifully.
Truly,
Fikerte
Group: Violin & Cello
Venue: Reflections on Spring Creek, Plano, TX

For Stephanie and Terry’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for your beautiful music!  You set the tone of the music perfectly and were a pleasure to work with.  We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
Best,
Stephanie and TJ
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Stephanie and Terry’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for the beautiful music you provided for our daughter’s wedding on April 18 at the Dallas Arboretum!
Susie and David Wall
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Stephanie and Terry’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for the perfect music you played for Steph and TJ’s wedding on April 18.
Thank you again, it was perfect!
Susie and David Wall
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Heather and Grant’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you all for providing the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour at the Teitell wedding.  It was beautiful!  We always enjoy working with you all!
Sincerely
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar/ String Quartet
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Brittany and Aaron’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you and your team for making Brittany’s day so special!
Diane Wright
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield/Burleson, TX

For Whitney and Jordon’s wedding on April 11, 2015…

Dear Karen,
The ceremony music was absolutely beautiful and I know Whitney and Jordon absolutely loved it!  Thank you so much for being part of their special day and for being so easy to work with throughout the planning.   Looking forward to our next one together!
Best,
Abbie Oswalt
Wedding Coordinator
Abbie O Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens – Japanese Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Ashley and Nick’s wedding on March 29, 2015…

Dear Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our wedding.  You were such a pleasure to work with.  Thank you so much!
Ashley and Nick Rios
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Megan and Travis’s wedding on March 28, 2015…

Karen,
Beautiful music!  Another fabulous event with the Serenata Strings crew!   The music was played beautifully an all the songs were right on cue!  Always great to work with all of you!
Sincerely,
Brett McMartin
Wedding Coordinator
Significant Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Chapel at Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Megan and Travis’s wedding on March 28, 2015…

Karen,
Your thoughtfulness will be warmly remembered.  Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.
Sincerely,
Megan & Travis
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Chapel at Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Jessica and Mahnprit’s wedding on March 14, 2015…

Karen,
I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for Mahnprit and Jessica’s wedding at Museum of Biblical Arts this past Saturday. Serenata Strings was excellent. Very on-point. Several guests came up to me afterwards complimenting them and thought I’d pass that along! 🙂
Emily Shannon
Lead Planner, Forever Events and Weddings
ForeverEventsandWeddings.com
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Museum Of Biblical Art, Dallas, TX

For Blake and Kristin’s wedding on March 14, 2015…

Hits on Ten/Serenata Strings,
Thank you for the beautiful music.
With thanks,
Blake and Kristin
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Mitas Hill Vineyard, McKinney, TX

For Sarah Beth Russell and Brian Mercer’s wedding on March 14, 2015…

Hi everyone!!
We just wanted to thank you for helping make Sarah Beth & Brian’s wedding special this past weekend!  Thank you for all of your hard work and professionalism.  We truly enjoyed working with each of you and hope to work together again very soon!
Thank you!
Krisi
GRO Designs
www.grodesigns.com
Group: Solo Cello
Venue: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Lacie and Chase’s wedding on March 7, 2015…

Very pleased with Serenata Strings — they did a fantastic job during my wedding ceremony! They were easy to work with and their performance exceeded our expectations!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Luanne and Tony’s wedding on March 7, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Your group was lovely and everyone enjoyed the beautiful music.
Luanne
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Kimberly and Brian’s wedding on Feb. 28, 2015…

Hi Karen,
I hope you are well!  We loved working with you on the Burton wedding 2/28/2015 and think everyone should know about you!  Who else would drive through ice to come play music?  Clearly ya’ll (Benson, Jenny, Evann and Mitch) love what you do!  We would love to write a super positive review about Serenata Strings to help get the word out.   It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and we would certainly be happy to recommend your services!
Whitney Taylor
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Poetry Springs Event, Terrell, TX

For Kimberly and Brian’s wedding on Feb. 28, 2015…

Serenata Strings was an amazing vendor! They were very easy to work with and extremely flexible and great at managing expectations. Karen was so kind and informative in the days leading up to the wedding. When the weather took a turn for the worst the day before the wedding she made sure to stay in contact and found a way for all the musicians to arrive safely and prepared for the ceremony! The musicians (Benson, Jenny, Evann and Mitch) were very professional and required little direction, they knew what they were doing and delivered an excellent sound! Very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with them!!
Whitney Taylor
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Poetry Springs Event, Terrell, TX

For Kyle and Melinda Oliver’s daughter’s wedding on Feb. 21, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so very much for providing such beautiful strings and trumpet for our daughter’s wedding.   The string quartet was awesome and the trumpet provided the dramatic entrance my daughter wanted.  We received so many compliments about the music.  Thank you,
Kyle & Melinda Oliver
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Julia Crawford’s wedding on Feb. 7, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for all your help this past weekend with the Crawford/Zimmerman wedding!  Thank you also for being so flexible and willing with timing as we had a few snags in the beginning with illnesses.  They were both so very happy with the whole night. I hope to work with you all again soon. Have a great week.
Lauren Theisen
Wedding Coordinator
Bella Flora
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX

For Daniel and Haylee Phillips’s wedding on Jan. 17, 2015…

Dear Karen,
We wanted to say thank you for making our wedding ceremony so special.  I’ve always wanted a string quartet at my wedding and am so grateful to ya’ll for making that possible.  It was everything I ever dreamed of and more!  THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!
Love,
Daniel & Haylee Phillips
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Historic YWCA, Fort Worth, TX

For Legend Bank’s 125th Anniversary celebration on Jan. 10, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased we were with your performance at our event Saturday night.  I have received tons of compliments from our employees.  Thank you so much for making our special event even more fantastic!
Kristin Thomas
Executive Assistant of Legend Bank
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Texas Motor Speedway Club, Fort Worth, TX

For a memorable wedding in 2014…

Karen,
Beautiful music!!  Everybody in the bridal party and audience was in tears before I even walked up the aisle.
Group: String Trio/ String Quartet
Venue:

For so many memorable weddings in 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your help on so many of my weddings and events this year.  It is always a pleasure working with you and your many talented musicians.  Looking forward to many more weddings in 2015!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination

For Erica and Colt Hynes’s wedding on Nov. 29, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you for your wonderful music on our wedding day.  We appreciate you playing for us on Thanksgiving weekend.  We loved your music and appreciate your business.
Thank you,
Erica & Colt Hynes
Group: Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: Classic Oaks Ranch, Mansfield, TX

For Caroline and Chris’s wedding on Nov. 22, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you for all of your hard work on the Turner wedding.  The music was so beautiful!  Hope to work with you again soon!
Sincerely,
Rachel
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Trio
Venue: Life in Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX

For Anita and Brian’s wedding on Nov. 21, 2014…

Karen and musicians,
Thank you so much for being part of our special day!  It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it.  The ceremony music was amazing, it was just what I dreamt of.  It was a pleasure working with you and your musicians!
Best regards,
Anita & Brian Fairbanks
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Paradise Cove, Southlake, TX

For Ellie and Brad’s wedding on Nov. 15, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your hard work on the Sulentic wedding.  It was another beautiful performance.  You are so easy to work with and I always know that you will provide exactly what my bride wants.   Looking forward to many more weddings together in 2015!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Piano & Violin
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For the Zack Thompson Foundation/Foundation Children’s Garden Dedication Reception on Nov. 15, 2014…

Karen,
I just wanted to let you know what a great job the string trio did at our event.   Everyone was so complimentary of their playing.  I really appreciate them braving the elements (45 degree temperature outdoors) to give us the perfect touch to our reception.
Julie Thompson
Coordinator
Group: String Trio
Venue: Rolling Oaks Memorial Pavilion, Coppell, TX

For Lindsey Akins and Cory Simmons’ wedding on Nov. 15, 2014…

Serenata Strings has a fantastic repertoire of both classical and contemporary music. We chose a blend to be played before and after our ceremony and all went smoothly even though I submitted my song requests more than a month late! The musicians arrived on time and played outside in the unexpectedly freezing weather we had on our wedding day.  I’d recommend Serenata Strings to any bride. They sounded fantastic, were prompt and I felt we got a lot for our money.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, TX

For Lindsey Akins and Cory Simmons’ wedding on Nov. 15, 2014…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to quickly drop you a note to thank you for the beautiful music this past Sunday.   We loved it and have received so many compliments from our guests on how wonderful the music was.
Take care,
Lindsey
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, TX

For Lindsey Akins and Cory Simmons’ wedding on Nov. 15, 2014…

Karen,
The string quartet did a great job on Saturday (despite the weather – 45 degree temperature outdoors).  Thank you.
Lula
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, TX

For Molly and Clif Jenness’s wedding on Oct. 25, 2014…

All Class – Simply Beautiful!
My venue recommended Serenata Strings as a preferred vendor and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to listen to them play at a bridal show before booking them – I didn’t need to hesitate! They are professional, courteous, friendly, timely and listen to your needs and requests with precision. All correspondence is answered quickly and thoroughly – Karen is so polite! My ceremony was elevated and simply beautiful, in part, thanks to Serenata! I highly recommend Serenata Strings for your ceremony and wedding – you won’t be disappointed!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Warwick Melrose, Dallas, TX

For Molly and Clif Jenness’s wedding on Oct. 25, 2014…

Thank you so much for providing an excellent service & string quartet for our wedding.   Everything was perfect!!  The music was beautiful and the quartet was timely and professional.  We couldn’t have asked for more.  Thank you!
All the best,
Molly & Clif Jenness
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Warwick Melrose, Dallas, TX

For Molly and Clif Jenness’s wedding on Oct. 25, 2014…

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to make our day all the more special – we appreciate each and every one of you!
All our best,
Molly & Clif Jenness
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Warwick Melrose, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on Oct. 25, 2014…

Professional, courteous and altogether classic. Just some of the things I can say with confidence about Serenata Strings and their performance for my wedding ceremony. They are completely reasonable and very flexible – I can’t recommend them highly enough!

For Sarah and Jeff’s wedding on Oct. 18, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you for providing the beautiful ceremony music for Sarah and Jeff’s wedding at the Crescent.  It is always so great working with you all!
Rachel
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Trio
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Abby and Jimmy’s wedding on Oct. 18, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for all your help on the Tice-Gallivan wedding.  The ceremony was lovely and in no small part, thanks to the strings.  It has truly been a pleasure working with you over the last year!  Thank you!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For Leigh Lancaster’s wedding on Oct. 4, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the trio last night for Leigh and Langford.   They were great and Benson is so lovely to work with.  Thank you so much!
Kay Watson
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Trio
Venue: Arlington Hall, Dallas, TX

For Lindsay Patty’s wedding on Oct. 4, 2014…

Dear Karen,
It was so nice to meet you yesterday.   Your string quartet did such a beautiful job at Lindsay’s wedding.   THANK YOU!
Brandy
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Quartet
Venue: First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Kathlena and Raul’s wedding on Sept. 27, 2014…

Dear Karen,
We had a professional cellist and trumpet player attend our wedding.  When they compliment the musicians, you know you chose a good group.   They were professional, on time and lovely people.
Group: String Duo
Venue: Aldredge House, Dallas, TX

For Leila Scheinman’s wedding on Sept. 27, 2014…

Dear Karen,
The string quartet was fabulous on Saturday!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  Thank you for making our wedding ceremony music beautiful.   THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
Leila
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For Krystal Cook’s wedding on Sept. 27, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you all so much for helping to pull off Krystal ad Mike’s wedding this weekend!   We are so appreciative of all of your hard work, and look forward to working with you all again soon. 🙂
Carson Castellaw
Wedding Coordinator
Bella Flora
Group: String Trio
Venue: Private Residence, Frisco, TX

For Volk PR’s memorial service on Sept. 24, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for being there and performing beautifully.   That is a lovely gesture and very much appreciated!  🙂   Let me know if I need to do anything…
Volk PR
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Garden, Dallas, TX

For Lara Beth Levy’s wedding on Sept. 6, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for making Lara Beth’s and Fritz’s wedding beautiful with your music during the ceremony.   Thank you!
Colette & Bob Levy
Parents of Bride
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Brookhollow Country Club, Dallas, TX

For Lara Beth Levy’s wedding on Sept. 6, 2014…

Dear Karen,
What a fantastic ceremony for Lara Beth and Fritz!  Thank you for the beautiful music and for starting a few minutes early – I so appreciate it!  Look forward to working with you again soon.   Thanks,
Abbie Oswalt
Wedding Coordinator
Abbie O Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Brookhollow Country Club, Dallas, TX

For the grand opening of Hollymead Skilled Nursing Center on Aug. 21, 2014…

Dear Karen and Jay,
I just wanted to let you know what a beautiful job your team did for our grand opening.   You have amazing musicians working for you.  Our grand opening was a big success.   I will gladly give you a glowing recommendation and let everyone know what a fantastic job your team did.
Thank you again,
Kimberly Wallace
Group: String Trio
Venue: Hollymead Skilled Nursing Center, Flower Mound, TX

For Kassie and Ryan’s wedding on Aug. 2, 2014…

Dear Serenata Strings & Karen,
The Serenata Strings quartet was great!  We loved the music they played.  Excellent, professional job!  Thank you!
Significant Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Old Red Museum, Dallas, TX

For Ellie and Cliff’s wedding on July 26, 2014…

Dear Serenata Strings & Karen,
Thanks so much for being a part of our wedding at The Milestone on July 26, 2014.  The music added so much to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  Thanks for always responding politely to my emails and answering all of our questions.  Thanks again for helping to make our wedding the best day ever!  Yall are great!
Ellie & Cliff
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Cindy and Mike’s wedding on July 19, 2014…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you all for playing at Cindy and Mike’s lakeside wedding.  It was absolutely beautiful!  I appreciate you all being very flexible and making my job easier!  I look to working with you all again soon!  Thanks again!
Emily Noland
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Streetman, TX

For a memorable wedding on July 19, 2014…

They were as reasonable in pricing as any of the other quartets and came highly recommended from our other vendors. They found some specific songs we wanted played as well. The team was on time and set up for the ceremony and moved to cocktail hour effortlessly as far as we know. The only bad part is that they played during cocktails and we were taking pictures – I wish I could have heard them!!
Karen at Serenata was very prompt and great at getting back to me with details and contracts!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Old Red Museum, Dallas, TX

For Monica Lake’s wedding on June 28, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you SO much for your hard work on the Lake-Sikora wedding!  The strings were great – especially with the soloist.  The bride was SO happy.  Elaine did a fantastic job.   Always a pleasure to work with you!
Thank you again,
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Priscilla and David Liu’s wedding on June 21, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Serenata Strings performed at our wedding held at the Dallas Arboretum this year.  The quality of service and professionalism was AWESOME!  I would highly recommend!
Thank you again,
Priscilla and David
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Ashley Walling’s wedding on June 21, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you SO much for making our day special and stress free!  We truly couldn’t have done it without you!  Please send me an email to review you online!
Thank you again,
Nick & Ashley
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Kelly and Fernando Alvarez’s wedding on June 8, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for all the hard work.  You guys were AWESOME!
Thank you again,
Kelly & Fernando
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Audrey Richards’s wedding on June 7, 2014…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for all your help on the Richards-Finch wedding.  Audrey was ecstatic that you all were able to play “1000 Years” on the piano with strings for her to process in to.   Audrey was so happy with “1000 Years.”  You are the best!!!
I’ve loved getting to work with you over the past year and look forward to MANY more weddings together!  THANK YOU!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Piano & String Quartet
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Carina and Kevin’s wedding on May 31, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
I wanted to let you know that Ben and your crew did a great job on Saturday!  Thank you.
Amanda Connolly
After Yes Weddings, LLC
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Paul and Sara’s wedding on May 25, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for providing beautiful music for our wedding ceremony!  What a perfect addition to our day – it was so appreciated!
Paul & Sara
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Aldredge House, Dallas, TX

For Shaam and Mo’s wedding on May 18, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for everything that you and your team do!  Shaam and Mo’s ceremony music was beautiful and we truly enjoyed working with you all!  Thank you!
Sincerely,
Rachel & the AYW Team
As You Wish Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Monica Sharapata’s wedding on May 17, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
We would like to thank you for your services last Saturday at the Sharapata/Bacchus wedding.   Your musicians were very professional and performed beautifully!  We couldn’t have been more pleased with the way the wedding came together.  We had several people ask about the performers and we will definitely recommend your services in the future.   Thank you!
Monica, Gary, Sheena and Irfaun
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Robert Carr Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Melissa and Bryan’s wedding on May 17, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for coordinating the music for our wedding ceremony.   We appreciate your willingness to play each song that we requested and your efforts to make our day special!   It was a pleasure working with you.
Melissa & Bryan
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

For Melanie Hafford’s wedding on May 3, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Karen and the team did an amazing job!  I initially booked them at the Dallas Bridal Show, when Karen played “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson Five on the spot on her violin.   They are very talented musicians.   Prior to the wedding, I received MP3 recordings of my wedding ceremony music so that I could ensure I liked the sound.   They had a wedding earlier that same day as mine, but arrived on time and played beautifully.
Melanie
Group: Piano & String Duo
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Cathey Fickes’s daughter’s wedding on May 3, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you for being such a beautiful part of our ceremony.   Thank you so much for the incredible music.  There are no words – the music was absolutely beautiful!  Thank you for sharing your talents.   Absolutely amazing!
Cathey Fickes
Group: String Trio
Venue: eM The Venue, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on May 3, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
LOVELY!   Very pleasant, easy to schedule.   They sent a CD for song selections and did a great job with the music for my outdoor wedding!
Group: String Trio
Venue:

For Nancy Wing’s daughter’s wedding on April 26, 2014…

To all of you at Serenata Strings,
Thank you SO much for the beautiful music played at our daughter’s wedding ceremony recently!   It added an immeasurable ambiance to both the ceremony AND the cocktail hour!  It was everything our daughter had envisioned!  We’ve had so many wonderful compliments from our guests – and we appreciate ALL that you did!
Sincerely,
Nancy Wing
Group: String Trio
Venue: Perkins Chapel-SMU Campus, Dallas, TX
Venue: Hilton Park Cities, Dallas, TX

For Carrie T’s daughter’s wedding on April 26, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much.  They helped make my daughter’s wedding perfect.
Sincerely,
Carrie T.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Willow Lake Event Center, Weatherford, TX

For Caitlyn Thorburn’s wedding on April 12, 2014…

To the musicians of Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for your beautiful music at my & David’s ceremony today.  You all have such wonderful talent!  Thanks again!
Caitlyn Thorburn
Group: Flute & String Quartet
Venue: Robert Carr Chapel – TCU Campus, Fort Worth, TX

For Sawako Miyama’s father’s memorable 60th birthday on April 12, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for providing the wonderful music at my father’s 60th birthday party.   Not only did all of our guests enjoy the music, but my father was so pleased with the beautiful tunes.
Especially, the private concert at the end of the party was the highlight.   That was very special!.   We hope to have you at another event in the near future.  Thank you again!
Sawako Miyama
Group: Violin, Guitar & Bass
Venue: Private Residence, Dallas, TX

For Cecilia’s wedding on April 12, 2014…

Dear Karen,
BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!  Thank you so much for the wonderful music!  I would highly recommend this group.   My guests had nothing but fabulous things to say about them.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Chaney and Travis’s wedding on April 12, 2014…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Just a quick note to say thank you for doing an awesome job this past Saturday.   Chaney and Travis were so happy at the end of the night (and so was I).  You were all so great to work with and truly to make my job a pleasure!   Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you all again soon.
Chloe Allday
Event Designer & Coordinator
A Stylish Soiree, Inc.
Group: String Trio
Venue: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Daryle Currie’s daughter’s wedding on April 4, 2014…

Dear Jay and Karen,
I wanted to write a note to say “Thank You” for helping create a perfect wedding for Kirk and Adrianne.  We heard you at the Dallas Arboretum last year and knew immediately that we wanted you to play our ceremony music.   It was absolutely beautifu and we heard losts of good comments.   Thank you again for your talents,
Daryle Currie
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Rachel Payne’s wedding on April 4, 2014…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for being a part of my special day.  I will never forget hearing you play at a bridal fair and the beautiful music gave me goose bumps.   I knew that was when I had to have you play at my wedding.  I want to give a special thank you to Karen who has been so helpful and patient with me throughout the planning process.   Thank you all again for helping make my wedding day so special.
Love,
Rachel Payne
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Kelly and Kevin’s wedding on March 29, 2014…

Karen,
Your music was so beautiful and we had many compliments on our selection of your trio.   What a beautiful location the Dallas Arboretum is, and what an amazing job you did.   The wedding was like a fairy tale.   Thank you for being a part of it!
Sincerely,
Barbara and Greg Labadie
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Kelly and Kevin’s wedding on March 29, 2014…

Karen,
Just a quick note to say thank you for doing a phenomenal job this past Saturday.   Kelly and Kevin were so happy at the end of the night (and so was I).   You were all so great to work with and truly do make my job a pleasure!  Thank you so much and I look forward to working with all again soon.
Chloe Allday
Event Designer & Coordinator
A Stylish Soiree, Inc
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For the grand opening/reception of the Parkway Surgical Hospital on March 27, 2014…

Jay,
Thank you so much!  You and Karen both played so beautifully and I received many compliments on the music and how you added to the ambience of the event.  I do hope to be able to work with you both again in the future.   I will happily provide any reference for any potential client in the future.  Thank you again!!
Corporate Client
Marketing & Communications Director
Wise Regional Health System
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Parkway Surgical Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

For Lauren Buchanan’s wedding on March 15, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you so much for your hard work at Lauren Buchanan’s wedding!  Your team is absolutely fabulous, talented, and always so professional!  Thank you for always being so great!
Rachel
CWP President/ Owner
As You Wish Weddings and Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Molly Brown’s wedding on March 8, 2014…

Dear Jason (cellist),
Thank you so much for your wonderful performance at the Brown wedding.  I know it wasn’t an easy job – playing solo in the middle of no where but you performed brilliantly.  I hope we have the opportunity to work together again soon!  Thank you!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Solo Cello
Venue: St. Olaf Church, Cranfills Gap, TX

For Ashley and Spencer’s wedding on Feb. 22, 2014…

Dear Karen
Thank you so much for all of your help on the Ball wedding.  The trumpet and strings sounded wonderful (of course!) and were wonderful to work with even in the dark (I cued them with my cell phone).  I always enjoy working with you because I know your musicians are excellent, will arrive on time, dress and act professionally.   I’m looking forward to working with you on many more weddings this year!
THANK YOU!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Jessica and Alex’s wedding on Feb. 15, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you so much for all you did to make Jessica and Alex’s wedding such a great success!  I’m truly grateful to work alongside such professionals.  Your support means so much to me, and to the families that celebrated on Saturday!  Jessica and Alex had the greatest day and that’s all thanks to you.  I appreciate your flexibility and willingness to find solutions that added such polish to the wedding.  YOUR TEAM ROCKED IT, as usual!
Thank you so much Karen!!!
Paige Chenault
Wedding Coordinator
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Jenna and Brian Sherlock’s wedding on Feb. 14, 2014…

Hi Karen,
Thanks again for being part of our wedding this past Friday.  You guys sounded great and added a lot to our ceremony!  THANKS!
Jenna and Brian
Group: String Duo
Venue: The Grand Hotel & Ballroom, McKinney, TX

For Michelle Tencleve’s wedding on Jan. 25, 2014…

Karen,
Thank you again for playing last weekend!  You sounded beautiful!
Katie McCann Crow, Owner
Collins Coordination
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: The Old Red Museum, Dallas, TX

For two memorable weddings in 2013…

Karen,
They arrived on time, lovely music and made sure everything was correct for the ceremony prior to the day!
Wedding: Recently Married
Group; Strings
Services Used: Ceremony Music

They did a lovely job, arrived on time, professional.
Wedding: Recently Married
Group: Strings
Services Used: Ceremony Music

For Ashley Brooks’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 21, 2013…

Karen,
Please accept my apologies for the tardiness of this note, but I wanted to thank you again for helping make our wedding ceremony so beautiful.  Many of our guests came up to me and commented on how wonderful the strings sounded.  I also truly appreciate your flexibility in playing all of my friend’s arrangements.  Please feel free to list me as a reference for Serenata Strings!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Brooks Igo
Group: String Quintet
Venue: Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on Jan. 1, 2013…

LOVED THEM! We had a string trio for our wedding ceremony. The communication prior to the wedding was great. They are very polite and prompt in their responses. Every time I emailed them with questions I got answers very quickly. I have no complaints with this company. They played beautiful music and made our day that much more special!!!
Group: String Trio

For Tiffany and David’s wedding on Dec. 28, 2013…

Karen,
Thank you for the wonderful music at our wedding reception this past Saturday.   We were a bit too preoccupied to get to say bye to you properly.  We just wanted to let you know that everyone loved the music.   Especially the ColdPlay and Journey!  Our guests thought it sounded awesome on strings.   Thanks!
David & Tiffany
Group: String Trio
Venue: Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant, Arlington, TX

For Jamie and Matthew’s wedding on Dec. 22, 2013…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much!  Everyone loved the trio and wonderful atmosphere you all provided.    We received so many compliments on the pieces you played for us.  You definitely have our recommendation in the future!  Best wishes and God Bless!
Jamie & Matthew
Group: String Trio
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Christina Horton’s daughter’s wedding on Dec. 21, 2013…

Karen,
The strings did a beautiful job!  THANK YOU!
Christina
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Grand Hotel & Ballroom, McKinney, TX

For the Lancaster’s Christmas party on Dec. 15, 2013…

Karen,
Received RAVE reviews from the hostess regarding the pianist on Sunday night – they absolutely loved him, she appreciated how intuitively he played & they will definitely use him in future.   THANK YOU.
Cheryl Staley
Group: Solo Piano
Venue: Private Residence, Westlake, TX

For George Allen daughter’s wedding on Dec. 14, 2013…

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for your beautiful music, as well as your patience and understanding.   “You Raise Me Up” was a wonderful piece for my daughter Emily’s wedding to Cole Gordon.  May you and your quartet and those you love have safe travels as you share your beautiful gifts in the Dallas area, and may you have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and all the best of everything.
Thanks!
George Allen
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Wilshire Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Bill and Adriana’s wedding on Nov. 23, 2013…

Hi Karen
I wanted to pass on our congratulations to the trio that came and performed.  They were excellent!!  Everyone had very positive comments about the music and performance.
Thanks!
Bill and Adriana
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Amy Phillips’ wedding on Nov. 16, 2013…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that the violin/guitar was perfect for my wedding (11/16).  Everyone thought they were wonderful.  I would like to send them something that I meant to give them at the ceremony but things got a little hectic. Thanks so much!
Amy
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For John and Samantha’s wedding on Nov. 3, 2013…

Hi Karen & Jay,
Thank you for providing the beautiful music for our wedding ceremony.   The guitar and violin were perfect and we have gotten nothing but compliments from our guests.  THANK YOU AGAIN!
John & Samantha Moren
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Orchard, Azle, TX

For Alyece Elkins’s wedding on Sept. 28, 2013…

Karen,
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. And wonderful to work with. They knew exactly when to start playing and when to stop. Everybody complimented on how beautiful the music was.
Alyece Elkins
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Russ Morton’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 27, 2013…

Jay and Karen,
We were so pleased with the performance at the wedding this past Friday at the Belltower Chapel. While I was pacing back and forth behind the curtains, wondering if everything was going the way we had planned, the 30 minutes of prelude music was the calming thing that was happening around me. I am a lover of classical music, and recognized many of the pieces played in the prelude and they were beautifully performed. We had a rather long entrance by four Grandmothers and several were rather slow but you made the music fit very well. Then with 8 bridesmaids you made it fit seemlessly with the Handel’s Minuet. Purcell’s Rondeau for my daughter was wonderful as was La Rejouissance which I am sure you have played a million times, but it was spot on, and all just perfectly played.
Thank you for making this a special event for my family and guests.
Highest Regards,
Russ Morton
Father of the Bride
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Belltower Chapel & Garden, Fort Worth, TX

For Shelly Owen’s wedding on Sept. 21, 2013…

Karen,
The musicians were absolutely perfect for the event and did a wonderful job.  They were a big part of making it all extra special!   Thank you for all your help!
Shelly
Group: Violin & Cello
Venue: Dragon Park – Gazebo, Dallas, TX

For Gina and Stephen’s wedding on July 27, 2013…

Absolutely beautiful touch for our Catholic wedding ceremony.  Guests raved about our string quartet.  I wanted to keep things traditional and chose familiar wedding wedding songs, and each was executed perfectly.  They were on time, professional and impressive.  Definitely the perfect way to add romance and style!
Gina & Stephen
Group: String Quartet
Venue: St. Monica Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For Gina & Stephen’s wedding on July 27, 2013…

Karen & Team,
We just wanted to extend our gratitude for the beautiful string quartet music that was played at our wedding ceremony.  It was absolutely GORGEOUS, and totally added that special romantic touch we had hoped for.  Additionally, our guests raved about you and were very impressed!  Thank you for making our special day even more EXCEPTIONAL, we loved it!
Thanks so much,
Gina & Stephen
Group: String Quartet
Venue: St. Monica Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For Janet McKinion’s daughter’s wedding on July 21, 2013…

Beautiful string trio for our daughter’s wedding! Easy to contact and work with, lovely music, top-notch quality! I very highly recommend them!!!!!!!
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Ginger Williams’ daughter’s wedding on July 20, 2013…

Dear Karen,
I wanted to send a note to say thank you so much for the music Serenata Strings provided at Lindsey and Jonathan’s wedding.   The music was absolutely beautiful!  You all did a wonderful job!  We will definitely remember Serenata Strings in the future.  Thanks so much!
Ginger Williams
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

For Jessica Sisk’s wedding on July 5, 2013…

Hi Karen,
Thank you and the other musicians for your beautiful performance at Jessica and Daniel’s ceremony on Friday. Everyone was so happy with the wedding and you were wonderful to work with.  Thanks again and I look forward to working with you next time!
Sincerely,
Caroline Fair
Caroline Events
Group: Piano Trio
Venue: The Four Seasons at Las Colinas, Las Colinas/Irving, TX

For Lesley Lewis’s daughter’s wedding on June 29, 2013…

Hi Karen,
The music was beautiful at the wedding and THANK YOU for helping to make it a special day!  You have been so gracious to us!
THANK YOU,
Lesley
Group: Trumpet, String Trio & Guitar
Venue: The Chapel At Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Haley and Rusty’s wedding on June 29, 2013…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for making our day so special.  The music was so beautiful and all the guests loved it and thought it made our ceremony so perfect.  We couldn’t have asked for anyone better and cannot thank you enough.  You guys are the best!
Thank you,
Haley and Rusty
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Robert Carr Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Teshia Pitts’ wedding on June 29, 2013…

I worked with Karen with Serenata Strings to arrange the services for my ceremony and cocktail hour music. They were very affordable and I felt like I got a great value for the money we paid! They were very responsive and flexible. I was very satisfied with their services!
Teshia
Group: String Trio
Group: Piano & Violin Duo
Venue: Hilton Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

For L’s daughter’s wedding on June 29, 2013…

Beautiful music! Highly recommend! We use them for my daughter’s wedding.
L
Group: String Trio
Venue: First Baptist Church, Decatur, TX

For Tami Green’s daughter’s wedding on June 22, 2013…

Good Morning Karen,
All was wonderful on Saturday for the Green ceremony and cocktail time. Thank you so much to you and your wonderful group for all you do for my weddings. I truly, truly appreciate it. Blessings,
Kay
Kay Watson
Certified Wedding Consultant
Group: Piano & String Trio
Venue: Wesley United Methodist Church, Greenville, TX
Venue: Lakeshore Church, Rockwall, TX

For Madeline McAuliffe’s wedding on June 15, 2013…

Hi Karen,
I wanted to say thank you for coordinating such a beautiful string quartet for my June 15th wedding out in Cleburne. The music was wonderful!
Thank you!
Madeline McAuliffe
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Thistle Springs Ranch, Cleburne, TX

For Cheryl Dunham’s daughter’s wedding on June 15, 2013…

Hi Karen,
I didn’t get to talk with you in person, but I wanted to thank you for the amazing job the musicians did at Kristen’s wedding. The music was beautiful and perfect for the ceremony! Thank you again for making her wedding so special! I would highly recommend you to anyone.
Cheryl Dunham
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Jacqueline and Grover Ellisor’s wedding on June 8, 2013…

Dear Karen,
You all did an amazing job.   I was very well pleased.  Thanks so much for playing the Mozart piece I wanted.  Thanks again!
Best regards,
Grover
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Christ Church Plano, Plano, TX

For Alicia Gamez’s wedding on June 1, 2013…

Serenata Strings played at our ceremony and they sounded amazing. They showed up on time and didn’t disappoint us. They played exactly what we asked them to at the right moments too. We got so many compliments on the strings. Thanks for making our day special!
Alicia
Group: String Trio
Venue: Lofty Spaces, Dallas, TX

For Chow’s party on June 1, 2013…

Hi Jay & Karen,
Thank you very much for performing last night. It was very good and I felt we had made the right choice. A lot of our guests really enjoyed your performance.
Regards,
Chow
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Frisco, TX

For Lance and Karen Eckels’ daughter’s wedding on May 25, 2013…

Karen,
The musicians were fantastic, and we received many compliments on their performance.   Please know that I will be recommending your company for years to come.  Thank you so much for helping make our day so beautiful and special!!  I can hardly wait to hear the music on the video–I missed most of the prelude.
Thanks again,
Karen and Lance
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Clark Gardens, Weatherford, TX

For Ron Turnbow’s daughter’s wedding on May 25, 2013…

Hi Karen,
Thank you for providing the music at Melina’s wedding on Saturday. I heard it was performed well. So glad I found you guys last year.
Thanks again,
Ron
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Lantana Golf Club, Lantana, TX

For Bailey and Andrew’s wedding on March 16, 2013…

Karen and Serenata Strings were very affordable and played exactly what we envisioned for our ceremony. Karen worked very well with our family pianist, Letha. She was communicative with Letha and all of us prior to the wedding and they sounded GREAT together. Karen created such a beautiful atmosphere for our wedding ceremony!
Bailey and Andrew
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Janna and Paul’s wedding on May 19, 2013…

I first heard Serenata Strings perform during two different Bridal shows that I attended. Each time everything else seemed to just stop. They play so beautifully and really work well together. Karen helped me come up with the perfect music for our ceremony including a piece during our unity sand ceremony (Wonderful Life) with our children, symbolizing the blending of families. They pay attention to detail and will fade out songs if too long or play them out if you need them longer. They were perfect and never once caused any headache. A perfect choice for a perfect day! I highly recommend them for your ceremony or any event!
Janna & Paul
Group: Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: Mediterranean Villa, Arlington, TX

For Janna and Paul’s wedding on May 19, 2013…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for all the help you provided with planning the ceremony.  Your talents are AMAZING!  Continue being a part of every girl’s dream!
Thank you!
Janna & Paul
Group: Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: Mediterranean Villa, Arlington, TX

For Katie and Adam’s wedding on May 18, 2013…

Karen,
Thanks to you and your amazing team of musicians for the beautiful music at Katie and Adam’s wedding at the Dallas Arboretum.   You guys always do a fabulous job!
Thanks again,
Rachel and the As You Wish Team
Wedding coordinator
As You Wish Weddings And Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Beth’s wedding on May 11, 2013…

These musicians produce such beautiful music! Made my wedding ceremony PERFECT!!!
Group: String Quartet

For Laura and Jared’s wedding on May 11, 2013…

Thank you for making our big day so special.  You are such a talented group and we loved having you play at our ceremony.  Thank you for being so accommodating.
Love,
Laura & Jared
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Alex Brooks’ wedding on May 4, 2013…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
All our guests were talking about the string quartet at our daughter’s wedding. Thank you so much for your beautiful music, for your wonderful addition to the bagpipers, and for your professionalism.
Regards,
Kathleen Brooks
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Belo Mansion Pavilion, Dallas, TX

For D&P’s wedding on May 4, 2013…

(As instructed), 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 them to start. They played beautiful music and looked sharp doing so. Professionals and talented!
D&P
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Private residence

For Lindsay Dyer’s wedding on May 5, 2012 and 1st anniversary…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Russell and I will be married one year on May 5, 2013, so to commemorate I wanted to say thank you to all who made our wedding so special.  Thank you for providing such beautiful music for our ceremony and the beginning of our reception.  The quartet was absolutely wonderful.  Thank you for working with us on special songs.  I felt so special walking down to my own song “Someone To Watch Over Me.”  Working with you was very easy.   Thank you for the attention to detail.  Thank you again for being a part of our special day!
Lindsay Dyer
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas, TX

For Steve’s daughter’s wedding on April 27, 2013…

Jay and Karen were outstanding! Responsive, flexible and professional in every way.  Karen answers the phone promptly and answers all the questions.  Jay and I worked through the music arrangements and then he added “Michelle” for me even though it wasn’t on the list.  Jay did a great job with ceremony coordination.  Karen did a great job in setting up the event even though it changed venues and size mid-stream. My daughter’s wedding was that much more special because of them. I NEVER write reviews but I have to here because of their great help. Thank You! One more daughter to go and I know who will play the music!  Again, you guys were AWESOME!!!  Thank you for making my daughter’s wedding even more memorable.
Steve
Group: Solo Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Hurst, TX

For Natalie’s wedding on April 27, 2013…

The ceremony music was performed by a trio of strings from Serenata Strings. The guests said they were lovely and were SO happy to have strings played instead of recording. A month before the wedding I sent a book of songs I wanted to be played during the ceremony. They performed those like they have played them for years! It was absolutely beautiful!
I recommend Serenata String to anyone who wants strings at their ceremony! They have different variations (trios, quartet, piano, etc.) to choose from!
Natalie
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Grand Hotel & Ballroom, McKinney, TX

For Lauren and David’s wedding on April 27, 2013…

Karen,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work on Lauren and David’s wedding at Royal Lane Baptist Church.  The strings were fantastic!  We always love working with you guys!
Rachel and the As You Wish Team
Wedding coordinator
As You Wish Weddings And Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Shade and Walter’s wedding on April 13, 2013…

Karen,
Thanks to you and your fabulous musicians for all of your hard work on Shade and Walter’s wedding at The Crescent.  It is always such a pleasure working with you guys!!!!
Thanks again,
Rachel and the As You Wish Team
Wedding coordinator
As You Wish Weddings And Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Jennifer and Taylor’s wedding on April 13, 2013…

Karen,
Thank you so much for all that your team did for Jennifer and Taylor’s wedding.  As always you guys were so awesome to work with and we wouldn’t have been more pleased!
Cheers!
Kelly & Meaghan
Wedding coordinators
Sweet Pea Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Paradise Cove, Southlake, TX

For Melinda’s wedding on April 6, 2013…

Karen,
I met Serenata Strings at a wedding expo. At the time I was just going to go with prerecorded music as I didn’t think I had enough in my budget for live music. I took a more serious look at their price list and realized I could make it work. I am so happy I did. Karen was super helpful and played every song I asked for. Live music added so much to the ceremony
Melinda
Group: Solo Violin – Karen
Venue: Lantana Community Fellowship Church Of The Nazarene, Bartonville, TX

For Sara Apel’s wedding on March 30, 2013…

I had never worked with your jazz ensemble before, but they did a very nice job and were very accommodating and professional.  Great job!
Meredith Commender
Significant Events Of Texas
Group: Jazz Quartet Combo
Venue: The Starlight Room, Dallas, TX

For Haley Harrington’s wedding on March 23, 2013…

Amazing! Serenata Strings deserve 10 stars.  (Gigmasters’ Vendor Rating allocates 5 stars as the highest)  We were able to customize our ceremony music and their performance made our wedding breathtaking!
Haley
Group: String Trio
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Brittany Ray’s wedding on March 23, 2013…

Hi Ray/Feldman Wedding Team,
Thanks so much for your hard work this weekend! I truly appreciate your ability to roll with the punches and get this wedding accomplished! Both families were thrilled with everything!
I look forward to working with you all again,
Jaime
Bella Flora
Group: Piano & String Trio
Venue: The Joule Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Nancy and Adam’s wedding on March 23, 2013…

Karen,
Thank you so much for all of your help on Nancy and Adam’s wedding at the Nylo.  The music was beautiful!  Looking forward to working with you again soon!
Sincerely,
Rachel and the As You Wish Team
Wedding coordinator
As You Wish Weddings And Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Nylo Hotel, Irving, TX

For Heather Ferguson’s wedding on March 22, 2013…

THANK YOU for making our day so special!  Your hard work and dedication is truly appreciated.
Heather and Chris
Group: Violin & Cello
Venue: Heard Wildlife Sanctuary, McKinney, TX

For Melissa Dorn and Chris Politz’s wedding on March 9, 2013…

As always it was lovely to work with Serenata Strings. The duo was fantastic.
Lottie Fowler
Lead Designer/Owner
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Frisco Heritage Center, Frisco, TX

For Shauna Bubis and Kam Bauer’s wedding on March 2, 2013…

Hello Bauer Wedding Team,
I just wanted to thank each of your for your hard work on Shauna and Kam’s wedding this past weekend.  It was a true pleasure to work with all of you and I am so happy it all turned out perfectly.  I look forward to working with all of you again soon and hope you are having a great week.
Kindest,
Julian
Wedding Coordinator
Bella Flora
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Karla Plaza’s wedding on March 1, 2013…

Karen,
Beautiful music!!  We had so many compliments that the string trio was a classic touch that made the ceremony!
Thanks again,
Karla
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Tamara Lacy’s wedding on Feb. 24, 2013…

Karen,
The guys did a fabulous job!!!!  Thank you so much for helping us make my friend’s day special and memorable.
Dottie
Group: String Duo
Venue: Los Vaqueros, Fort Worth, TX

For Dorine Doliner’s wedding on Feb. 10, 2013…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to tell you how absolutely awesome you guys were on Sunday, and thank you so much for sharing you and your team’s incredible talent.  I’ll be adding you to my list of preferred vendors, and look forward to working with you again!
Best,
Jodi Barris
Creative Director
www.EntertainmentRunway.com
jodi@entertainmentrunway.com
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Dallas, TX
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Rita Carver’s wedding on Jan. 19, 2013…

Hello everyone!
Just wanted to send out a huge “THANK YOU!!” for all that you did to help make the Carver-Cunningham wedding this past weekend so amazing!  The Carver family was so pleased with everything and the evening just went so smoothly.  It makes such a difference when we have such a phenomenal team in place!  Please know I appreciate each of you!!
Fondly,
Holly Tripp
Holly Tripp Event Design
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For Tiffany’s wedding on Jan. 5, 2013…

These guys were awesome. They did the music for my reception and they were wonderful. Everyone complimented on how classy it was and how well they did. They were especially helpful when we added a certain song for the father daughter dance just a few days before the wedding.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Civic Center, Decatur, TX

For Nikole Ibarra’s wedding on June 16, 2012…

Serenata Strings plays the most beautiful music and really adds to a wedding. We had a small crisis the month before the wedding (my mom scheduled the wrong date) and they made it work. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful strings.
Nikole Ibarra
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX

For Jennifer Beaudine’s wedding on Nov. 17, 2012…

I was not at the ceremony, but I appreciate you making our client so happy and for learning a new song for her sister to sing.  Thanks!
Meredith Commender
Significant Events Of Texas
Group: Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: The Heights Chapel, Richardson, TX

For Heather Wood’s wedding on Dec. 29, 2012…

I was very happy with Serenata Strings. And my only real complaint is that I didn’t get to hear more of the beautiful music. But from what my guests said it was wonderful and really added to the ceremony. I did here the processional music and it was all fantastic.  I did get nervous at one point only because they were a little slow to respond to emails, and while there wasn’t a lot to communicate about I did want to confirm a few things. But ultimately all of my questions did get answered and the musicians were professional and did a wonderful job. I would absolutely hire them again and would highly recommend them.
Heather
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd, Dallas, TX

For Mark Reaves’ Christmas party on Dec. 15, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Very professional, tremendous talent.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Private Residence, Flower Mound, TX

For Sarah Mitchell’s wedding on Dec. 12, 2012…

Serenata Strings,
Everyone loved your music; it was absolutely beautiful, thank you! You did amazing, especially considering it was so cold (45 degrees outside); thank you for your endurance and patience.
Sarah (Mitchell) Lassberg
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Janet Wood’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 24, 2012…

Hi Karen,
I wanted to tell you that the music for my daughters’s wedding on Saturday at the Southlake Hilton was so beautiful.  The ladies who played the flute & harp were very sweet and kind, we were very pleased.  Marty from Love Notes was the wedding officiant and he said he works often with you and Jay.  Thank you for the great service,
Janet Wood
Group: Flute & Harp
Venue: Hilton Southlake Town Square, Southlake, TX

For NaKendria Buckner’s sister’s wedding on Nov. 18, 2012…

Karen,
I want to thank all of you so very much for your services.  I am sorry I was not able to speak to you before you left.  Things were kind of hectic.  You guys were awesome and I will definitely recommend you to everyone. 
NaKendria
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Kandal Chittum’s wedding on Nov. 10, 2012…

Very professional and they played beautiful music during the ceremony!
Kandal
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fort Worth Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

For Joseph Tsai’s wedding on Nov. 3, 2012…

The pianist was very good, on time and professional.  Thank you!
Group: Solo Piano
Venue: Meyerson Symphony Hall, Dallas, TX

For Melissa and Ray Adair’s wedding on Nov. 3, 2012…

Serenata Strings,
We wanted to thank you for your beautiful performance at our wedding ceremony.  Not only did we enjoy it, but so did everyone else!  Thank you for sharing your time with us and being a part of our special day.
Sincerely,
Melissa & Ray Adair
Group: Piano & String Quartet
Venue: Mediterranean Villa, Arlington, TX

For Carla and Fred Signorelli’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 2, 2012…

Karen,
We want to thank you for providing the lovely music for our daughter’s wedding and reception/cocktail hour.  It added just the right touch and gave Heather and Bill their dream wedding a memory to treasure!  They have returned from Fiji and are adjusting to the time zone as well as being married!
Blessings to you,
Carla and Fred Signorelli
Group: Piano & Violin
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Michelle and Kevin’s wedding on Oct. 21, 2012…

There was minimal communication – but everything went according to plan. No mishaps at all and the string players were very sweet and personable. I sent in my selections, made no changes and on the day of the wedding everything was played exactly the way it was on paper. All in all I was happy.
Michelle & Kevin
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Frisco Heritage Center, Frisco, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

Serenata Strings were an awesome company to work with. They sent me samples I requested and always emailed me back promptly, friendly and efficiently. They were beyond easy to work with. Their music was absolutely gorgeous at the ceremony. They will not let you down 🙂
Jenna
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

I wanted to thank you for playing at Jenna and David’s wedding.  I listened to your CD at home and it’s beautiful.  Jenna said you were very easy to deal with and even went over and above past deadlines for changing music for her.  She said you were professional and very accommodating to her needs.  You have a good sound and are very easy to deal with.  We appreciated your flexibility with Jenna.  Thank You  ~
Cindee
Mother of the Bride
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012 (before the wedding)…

Thank you for both of those samples. I will get the music worksheet back to you this week. I just want you to know that your company has been one of the easiest, friendliest, as well as most flexible of any of the companies I have dealt with planning this wedding. I am very pleased. Thank you for your quick and friendly responses.
Jenna
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Gwynna Six’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

Dear Karen and Serenata Strings,
Awesome job!! Outstanding!  Thanks for helping to make my daughter’s day even more special!
Gwynna
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rush Creek Christian Church, Arlington, TX

For Hannah Garner’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

Hi Karen and Serenata Strings,
The ladies did an awesome job on Saturday.  Thank you!
Amanda Connolly
Wedding Coordinator
After Yes, LLC
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art, Dallas, TX

For Pam and Jaret’s wedding on Oct. 14, 2012…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for your wonderful performance during our ceremony.  You really made it memorable for everyone.  We had so much fun and we will send you a link to view the photos when we get them.
All the best,
Pam and Jaret
Group: String Duo
Venue: Event 1013, Plano, TX

For Mr. and Mrs. Ontiveros’ wedding on Oct. 7, 2012…

Outstanding music!! I was soo excited when we found this vendor in the DFW area to play our wedding as my heart has always been partial to strings coming from a family of musicians myself! My wedding was a small event, but Jay and Karen of Serenata Strings made it Grand! My husband and I, as well as my guests, could not stop raving about how creative and beautiful their sound was. We opted for a traditional ceremony song list and more contemporary/modern list for the reception. The transition was transparent as their talent speaks for itself! Thank you for making my Canon in D when I walked down the aisle the dreamy song I’ve always envisioned in my head! I would recommend Serenata Strings in a heartbeat! ~Mr and Mrs Ontiveros~
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Belltower Chapel & Garden, Fort Worth, TX

For Brent and Lyndsey Germany’s wedding on Oct. 6, 2012…

Hi Karen,
We just wanted to send you a thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our ceremony on October 6th.  We really appreciate you all being on time and everyone looked great and the music sounded just wonderful.  Everything was executed perfectly.  Thank you for making our big day special!
Kindest regards,
Brent & Lyndsey Germany
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Rebecca Poole’s wedding on Oct. 6, 2012…

Good job! Thanks,
Bill Cody
DJ/MC
Bill Cody’s Party Time Productions
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Athletic Club, Dallas, TX

For Crystal and James’ wedding on Oct. 5, 2012…

Jay and Karen have been responsive with both my wife and wedding coordinator in all that was needed. I found their approach has been extremely professional before, during, and after our services were performed. Would definitely recommend to others.
Group: String Trio
Venue: Marie-Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens, Dallas, TX

For Jane Cohen’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 29, 2012…

I used a trio of violin, viola & cello. They met every expectation and played beautifully. Thank you for adding such elegance to my daughter’s wedding ceremony. Very easy to work with.
Many thanks,
Jane Cohen
Group: String Trio
Venue: Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX

For Jane Cohen’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 29, 2012…

HiKaren and Jay,
Just wanted to let you know how beautiful the trio sounded at my daughter’s wedding. Thank you again for adding a beautiful touch to a very special day.
Many thanks,
Jane Cohen
Group: String Trio
Venue: Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth, TX

For Amy Wineinger’s wedding on Sept. 29, 2012…

Karen,
Thank you so much for all that you did for Amy and John’s wedding.  You guys were awesome to work with!  We can’t wait to work with you again in the near future!
Cheers!
Kelly & Meaghan
Wedding Coordinators
Sweet Pea Events
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Joanne Mitchell and Bryan Fox’s wedding on Sept. 29, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thanks for helping to make our day special!
Joanne and Bryan
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Bent Tree Bible Fellowship, Carrollton, TX

For Greg and Robin McCormack’s wedding on Sept. 28, 2012…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you for an excellent job at our wedding on Sept. 28, 2012 at Hickory Street Annex.  You were such troopers to brave the rain on the lawn, race up to the room above, and still play beautifully through it all.  Our sincere thanks.  You helped make our wedding truly remarkable and unforgettable.
All our best,
Greg & Robin McCormack
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Marianne LeGrow’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 22, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you for being an integral and lovely part of Ashley & Michael’s Big Day.
Marianne LeGrow
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Merrell Hood’s wedding on Sept. 22, 2012…

Karen and Jay,
The string duet was once again great to work with. They were on time, familiar with the wedding music and ready to go.  Looking forward to next time.
Best!
Shannon Schultz
Wedding Coordinator
Shannon Schultz Events
Group: Violin & Cello
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Angela and Rich’s wedding on Sept. 16, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
I wanted to take a moment to thank each of you for doing such a wonderful job with Angela and Rich’s wedding yesterday.  Your flexibility, teamwork and professionalism throughout the evening was very much appreciated, and I am sure that Angela and Rich will forever be grateful for their beautiful wedding (despite the rain).  Once again, thank you all for being so flexible and for doing an awesome job!  I enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you again in the future!
Warm Regards,
Courtney Case
Senior Wedding Coordinator
Bride Associates
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, TX

For Angela and Rich’s wedding on Sept. 16, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for being part of our special day!
Angela and Rich
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, TX

For San Juana Arroyo’s wedding on Sept. 8, 2012…

Serenata Strings provided me with my ceremony music. They really do love what they do and you can tell by listening to there beautiful music. Karen was great to work with and very helpful.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Red Oak Municipal Center, Red Oak, TX

For Kellie Quinn’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 11, 2012…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you so much for the expert string quartet you provided for my daughter’s August 11th wedding on Prestonwood’s Faith Chapel.  Jenna was thrilled with their professionalism and musical skill.  They provided the perfect music to usher in and celebrate the most important and memorable day of her life.  We will always be grateful for your creative and masterful, musical contribution to Jenna’s wedding celebration.
Sincerely and gratefully,
Mrs. Kellie Quinn
Mother Of Bride
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

For Carolyn Dear’s wedding on July 28, 2012…

GUITAR & VIOLIN COMBO ARE AMAZING!
We used Serenata Strings for our outdoor ceremony and they did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was. Karen and Jay were great to work with as well.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Orchard, Azle, TX

For Carolyn Dear’s wedding on July 28, 2012…

Karen and Jay made our day very special by playing a guitar & violin duo for our ceremony. We had them play more contemporary music and it turned out really beautifully. We would recommend them to anyone.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Orchard, Azle, TX

For Serita Gray’s daughter’s wedding on July 14, 2012…

Karen, Jay and Serenata Strings,
My daughter’s wedding ceremony was at the Four Seasons in Las Colinas and I must say that Karen and Jay ensured that the musicians were there on time and played the correct music. My daughter loves Disney and they made it a magical moment for her by playing all the Disney songs that she requested. Thank you all for your contribution to this special day full of wonderful memories.
Serita Gray
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas/Irving, TX

For Serita Gray’s daughter’s wedding on July 14, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you for a beautiful wedding!
Serita Gray
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas/Irving, TX

For Kristin Creech’s wedding on July 8, 2012…

Hi Karen,
Your performers did a lovely job on my wedding.  Thank you for your wonderful service!
Kristin Creech
Group: String Trio
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Lisa Watkins’ daughter’s wedding on June 30, 2012…

Hi Karen,
I just want to thank you for providing the beautiful music at our daughter’s wedding.  Everything was pure perfection and we so appreciate all you did to help us.  Just another thought, our organist listened to you all on your web site and was very impressed too.  She had originally referred us to some individual musicians who play for the Dallas Symphony. We chose to go with you all instead.  At first she had some concerns, but was very pleased once she listened to the web site.  Everything was just perfect as I said. It was truly a beautiful ceremony and you all were the glue that held it all together!
Thanks,
Lisa Watkins
Group: String Trio
Venue: Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For Tara Johnson’s wedding on June 22, 2012…

Karen and Jay,
Amazing! The violin and guitar were a hit at our wedding! They played the first hour for when guests arrived, during the ceremony, and a few songs after. They accommodated my one request that wasn’t on their list and played it beautifully. Everything sounded exactly as it does on their website and our guests really enjoyed it.  I just wish I had not been tucked away in the bridal suite and could have enjoyed it more 🙂  I’m already planning to use them for our company Christmas party!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Luann Hailey’s daughter’s wedding on June 9, 2012…

Hi,
This is Luann Hailey and I am Melissa Hailey’s (now Christiansen) mom and I just wanted to say thank you for doing such an awesome job at Melissa and Hunter’s wedding at Perkins Chapel on June 9!  The string quartet was fabulous and was exactly what they wanted for their wedding!  The members of the quartet are so talented and professional and were the perfect musicians for the wedding.  Their performance was outstanding and we have had many compliments on the music.  Thank you again for providing such outstanding musicians; we are very, very pleased with everything!
Thanks again for doing such an outstanding job!
Luann Hailey
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Jamie and Steve’s wedding on June 9, 2012…

Hey Karen,
Just wanted to thank you on behalf of Jamie and Steve.   You guys played amazingly, and your music was absolutely beautiful.   You guys were definitely a game saver, and we really appreciate your help and flexibility with all the last minute changes.
Thanks again, and know that you will be definitely recommended! 🙂
Jacob Thomas
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Custer Road United Methodist Church, Plano, TX

For Beth Patterson’s daughter’s wedding on June 9, 2012…

Karen & Jay,
Thank you for making our special day more beautiful with music.
Love,
Beth
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Allison Murray’s wedding on June 3, 2012…

Hello!
We are headed out to our honeymoon, but I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful job you did at my wedding yesterday! I wish I could have been a guest at my own wedding just so I could have listened to you more! My husband (yay!) is a musician and he said that it was just absolutely beautiful. Great job! Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable! I wish I could have thanked you in person! 🙂
Allison Murray
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Grand Hotel & Ballroom, McKinney, TX

For Lauren Baker’s wedding on June 2, 2012…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you for all your talent at Lauren & Tyler’s wedding on June 2nd.  We really appreciate all your hard work and all the beautiful music you provide.   I look forward to working with you soon!
Marian
Wedding Coordinator
Simply Luxe
Weddings – Events – Invitations
Group: String Quartet
Venue: High Pointe Church Of Christ, McKinney, TX

For Kristy Weger’s daughter’s wedding on June 2, 2012…

Karen,
Thank you for contributing to a wonderful day!  You were a big hit with all our guests.  The music was beautiful.  We enjoyed it so much.
Thank you,
Kristy Weger
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Private Residence, Saint Jo, TX

For Lauren Couch’s wedding on June 1, 2012…

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!
Serenata strings provided us with a guitar and violin combo. They were extremely professional and were able to play every song we requested! They were there promptly on the wedding day and even had to stay a little longer for the ceremony but they played beautiful music and it w exactly what we wanted!!
Lauren Couch
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Lauren Couch’s wedding on June 1, 2012…

Thanks so much for everything! Serenata Strings provided us with a guitar and violin combo. They were extremely professional and were able to play every song we requested! They were there promptly on the wedding day and even had to stay a little longer for the ceremony but they played beautiful music and it was exactly what we wanted!!  The musicians were amazing and couldn’t have asked for anything better!  Thanks so much for making it a special day! Have a blessed evening!  Thanks,
Lauren Couch
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Samantha Foley’s wedding on May 26, 2012…

GREAT JOB, AWESOME COMMUNICATION!  Used them for our Stoneleigh Hotel wedding! VERY AFFORDABLE!! Did a great job, used all the music that we asked them to use. Replied to emails typically within a couple of hours. Karen was so sweet and very easy to work with.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Lindsay and Kendall’s wedding on May 12, 2012…

Hello Karen, Jay, and the wonderful musicians who attended our wedding,
Serenata Strings provided the music for our ceremony in May 2012.  Thank you so much for your talent and advice in planning the music for our wedding ceremony. We had only the most complimentary remarks from our guests, and from my vantage point you sounded absolutely wonderful!  As a classically trained musician, I was immediately drawn by their talent as displayed in the sound bytes on their website! They also provided a CD of full length songs, and were always available to answer any questions I had. Their skill was most obvious to me while creating the program for my ceremony. Some of my initial choices were not appropriate processional pieces due to their cadence, and Karen never hesitated to tell me honestly that another choice might sound better.  Karen, your pointers on appropriate song choices were spot on.  Thank you for your honesty and willingness to advise.  In the end, our wedding program was PERFECT and spot on! The level of professionalism displayed by Serenata Strings is second to none. They were always very polite in every correspondence and their performance showed such poise, grace, and class. Without a doubt, our wedding ceremony would not have been the same without Serenata Strings!  Please feel free to share my information with any prospective clients who wish to have a personal reference, and let me know where I can leave a (only positive 🙂 ) review!
Best,
Lindsay Morgan Bicknell and Kendall Bicknell
Group: String Duo
Venue: Greystone Castle Sporting Club, Mingus, TX

For Jacqueline Hanna’s wedding on May 12, 2012…

Loved Loved Loved them! They were so elegant and played everything that I wanted. They are reasonably priced compared to other string quartets in Dallas and very professional. Would highly recommend them.  They were absolutely beautiful and I received so many compliments on them.  Karen answered all my questions and was very professional.   I even went to listen to them at another event, and they were willing to play samples for me then.  I wish they had a little more variety online to hear, but if I asked for it, they came through.  The trumpet and string trio sounded amazing in the chapel and the staff was great to work with.  I look forward to another event very soon. 
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Duncanville, TX

For Allison Craver’s wedding on May 12, 2012…

GREAT MUSICIANS, REASONABLY PRICED!  We hired the string trio for our ceremony, and they were able to play all the songs we wanted, including a song from the movie Amelie, as long as we provided the sheet music. They have a huge repertoire, and they were very professional. They did charge us for overtime since our ceremony ran late, but overall, they were reasonably priced.
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Toyin and Foster’s wedding on May 12, 2012…

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for doing an awesome job with your team last Saturday.   My clients were extremely pleased…
Looking forward to working with you very soon.
Best,
Nosa O
Wedding Coordinator
Elegant Nuptials & Events
Group: String Trio
Venue: Addison Conference Center, Addison, TX

For Clairessa and Chad’s wedding on May 12, 2012…

Serenata Strings did an amazing job providing ceremony music for my wedding! I received tons of compliments from my guests. I would definitely recommend them!
Clairessa
Group: String Quartet
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel, Richardson, TX

For Jalynn and Stephen’s wedding on May 5, 2012…

We didn’t even have a rehearsal with these guys and everything was PERFECT! They usually do send a representative to your rehearsal but I opted to not have a rehearsal. I couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went considering that. They sounded great and were very professional. Highly recommended!
Jalynn & Stephen
Group: String Trio
Venue: Chandler’s Gardens, Celina, TX

For Bryan Hanley’s wedding on May 5, 2012…

Hi Karen,
Thanks for everything today.  The music was great.  I had a number of people comment on how nice your playing was.  Thank you again for making it such an easy process.  It was truly enjoyable.
Best regards,
Bryan & Amanda
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Holly Oommen’s wedding on April 29, 2012…

Hi Karen!
First of all I wanted to THANK YOU so much for such a beautiful ceremony! The trio added elegance and the ambiance I’ve always dreamed of for my wedding! You all were so easy to work with, extremely prompt with e-mails, honored all of my requests, was on time, didn’t hassle me at all and most of all played beautifully!  I almost cried while walking down the aisle because I saw Stephen standing at the altar along with hearing the music, which added to my emotions! I feel very blessed to have had such a gorgeous ceremony and I really appreciated the work you do. I received so many compliments from my guests about the trio.  You all are extremely talented and I pray God uses you in many other Dream Weddings!  Thank you once again for all you do!
God Bless,
Holly Oommen
Group: String Trio
Venue: Trophy Club Country Club, Trophy Club, TX

For Michelle Ramirez’s wedding on April 29, 2012…

I do want to say thank you for playing for us and being part of our wedding. It was definitely that perfect touch to make it a dream come true!
Thanks again,
Michelle Ramirez
Group: String Trio
Venue: Ruthe Jackson Center, Grand Prairie, TX

For Ashlee Gilliam’s wedding on April 28, 2012…

Hey Karen,
Just wanted to say thanks for this weekend! They loved everything – especially the jazz band! Can’t wait to book them again!
Jaime
Wedding Planner
Bella Flora Of Dallas
Group: Piano Trio/Jazz Trio
Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art, Dallas, TX

For Nancy Martin’s daughter’s wedding on April 21, 2012…

Karen,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music played at Sarah and Chris’s wedding! It will be a day that they will remember forever!
Nancy Martin
Group: String Trio
Venue: White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Southlake, TX

For Avery Roth’s wedding on April 21, 2012…

You guys were great and sounded wonderful!
Avery
Group: String Trio
Venue: Celebration Community Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Shannon Boyle’s wedding on April 14, 2012…

Absolutely perfect.  Played the wedding ceremony list I chose and were quite professional.
Shannon
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Brandi Lodes’ wedding on April 14, 2012…

Hi Jay,
I want to thank Serenata Strings for doing such an excellent job for my wedding at the Bella Donna Chapel.  They sounded absolutely beautiful.
Again, thank you so much.
Brandi Lodes
Group: String Trio
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Jennifer and Mark’s wedding on April 14, 2012…

Everything about the day was absolutely perfect – thank you, thank you, thank you.  Thank you everyone for your work!
Jennifer and Mark
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Yvette Hopkins’ daughter’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Jay,
The music for the ceremony was absolutely beautiful!!!  Thank you!!!
Yvette Hopkins
Group: String Trio
Ceremony: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX
Reception: City Club Dallas, Dallas, TX

For Lindsay Van Meter’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Totally customized my ceremony. They even listened to “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes online, wrote it out, then played it for us to walk down at the end of the ceremony per my request.  They really evoke emotion with their musical abilities, and make preparing EASY with their professionalism.  I would recommend them to anybody!
Lindsay
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Winfrey Point, Dallas, TX

For Jacqueline Van Meter’s daughter’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Wonderful to work with – we even provided them with handwritten music which they happily learned and accommodated for the ceremony.  They were professional and perfect for what my daughter was looking for and so easy to work with.
Jacqui
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Winfrey Point, Dallas, TX

For Robin (Aldredge) Kraase’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Karen,
The string trio was AMAZING!!!!! The music was beautiful and added such an elegant touch to our day.
From Mike and me, THANK YOU!!!!!
Robin (Aldredge) Kraase
Group: String Trio
Venue: Aldredge House, Dallas, TX

For Kate Parker’s wedding on March 10, 2012…

Thank you for the musicians on Saturday.  As always very professional and sounded beautiful!  Hope to work with your group again soon.
Teresa Choate
Group: String Quartet
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Waxahachie, TX

For Deborah Weaver’s wedding on March 3, 2012…

Dear Karen,
Just wanted to say “thank you” so much for sending the string trio.  They made the wedding and reception so beautiful.  Will look forward to working with you again.
God Bless,
Kevin Bigham
Group: String Trio
Venue: Calvary Cathedral International, Fort Worth, TX

For a bridal open house on March 1, 2012…

Karen and String Trio,
Thank you so much for playing at our bridal open house!  You all are absolutely amazing and we were thrilled to have you as a vendor!  We hope that you had a great time and were able to see a lot of potential business from the event!  We hope to work with you a lot more in the future!!
Thanks,
Brittany, Lauren and Brittney
Group: String Trio
Venue: Edison’s Dallas, Dallas, TX

For Jay and Dorothy Pickering’s daughter’s wedding on Feb. 25, 2012…

Karen,
Thank you for making this a very special time in our daughter’s life.
Jay & Dorothy Pickering
Group: String Trio
Venue: University Christian Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Lynne Guenther’s wedding on Feb. 4, 2012…

A little pricey, but if you contact less expensive string groups, you’ll find they do not offer near as many contemporary options.  When they do, they charge you extra for arranging them.  After added fees, other (string) vendors were more expensive.  The price listed is the price you pay, no additional costs.  That was great, and so is the song selection!  I loved the options we had with Serenata Strings.  Also, they were very kind to perform outdoors in February!  Very professional and talented group!
Group: String Duo
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Rachel and Charles Reed’s wedding on Jan. 28, 2012…

Dear Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing during our wedding ceremony on January 28th at The Milestone.  The music was absolutely gorgeous.  We could not have been more pleased with it, and we still have guests telling us how wonderful it was.  Thank you also for working with my vocalist.  You are very talented group!  Thanks again!
Rachel and Charles Reed
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Melissa and Walker’s wedding on Jan. 21, 2012…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special.  The music sounded fantastic and I was blown away.  The guests loved it…got lots of compliments. Thanks,
Walker and Melissa
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Cliff Temple Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Paige Maglin’s wedding on Jan. 21, 2012…

Your playing was beautiful and helped to make our ceremony what I had dreamed it to be.  Thank you so much!
Paige
Group: Flute & String Trio
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For Sonja Quintero’s wedding on Jan. 21, 2012…

WONDERFUL!  They were absolutely wonderful! Would highly recommend.  I had their string quartet play at my wedding ceremony.  They played quite lovely and made a dream come true for me!  I knew I had to have the strings at my wedding!  They even played a piece not in their repertoire, free of charge!!  They were fabulous!!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Saint Bernard Of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For Matt and Sarah MacDonald’s wedding on Jan. 7, 2012…

Karen,
Thanks so much for helping us with our special day!  We received a lot of compliments on your music from our guests.   They all loved the Disney selections!  Hope you and your fellow musicians are doing very well.
Thank you again.
Love,
Matt & Sarah MacDonald
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Skillman Church Of Christ, Dallas, TX

For Sarah Thompson’s wedding on Jan. 7, 2012…

Dear Thompson/McDonald Wedding Team,
I just wanted to take a quick moment and say a big thank you to each of you for a job well done on Sarah and Matt’s big day!  Thank you so much for all your hard work in making it what it was…AMAZING!  It really was absolutely wonderful and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you who really made it come together to perfection! Looking forward to hopefully connecting in the future!  Cheers!
All the Best,
Alexandra and THE Sterling Team!
Alexandra Rembac-Goldberg
Principal & Creative Director
Sterling Engagements
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Skillman Church Of Christ, Dallas, TX

For Vanessa Peters’ wedding on March 12, 2011…

LOVED THEM. Very easy to work with. They also arranged my processional song for me (Hem’s Burying Song – one of my favorite pieces, but we couldn’t find sheet music anywhere), and it was absolutely beautiful. A+++++
Vanessa
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For Thomas Shaw’s New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31, 2011…

Hi Karen!
Thank you so much for everything you did for the party this weekend!  Your band (piano, sax, bass and drums) was so amazing and the party was great!  And the musicians totally made the party! We love you guys and will continue to send clients your way! We look forward to working with you lots more in 2012!
Meaghan Cody
Associate Event Planner
Sweet Pea Events
Group: Jazz Quartet Combo

For John Pollard’s mother’s memorial service…

Dear Jay and Karen,
Thank you so much for making the trip to Athens last month for my mother’s funeral.  The music was simply beautiful, and everything we could have hoped for.  We received numerous compliments after the service from those who attended.  Thank you again for making the day so memorable.
With warmest regards,
John Pollard and family
Group: Violin & Guitar

For Kathy Stone’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 25, 2011…

I am contacting you concerning the wedding for my daughter last Friday, November 25.  The music was wonderful.  Several people commented on the beautiful music.  You graciously agreed to play for an additional hour because of the delayed start of the wedding.  Thank you very much for helping us make the wedding so special.  We loved your performance.  Thank you again,
Kathy Stone
Group: String Quartet
Venue: YWCA, Fort Worth, TX

For Shu Pon Holland’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 19, 2011…

Hello Karen,
It was a pleasure meeting you.  Thank You so much for everything, both at the rehearsal and the wedding.  You all (flutist, 2 violinists, violist and cellist) were great!  I appreciate your professionalism and courtesy.  Thank You,
Shu Pon Holland
Group: Flute & String Quartet
Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For Stephen Meek’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 12, 2011…

Hi Karen,
The musicians (oboist, violinist and cellist) did a great job!  I am happy about the way the wedding ceremony and music program turned out.  Thank you everybody.  Thanks Karen.
Stephen Meek
Group: Oboe, Piano, Violin & Cello
Venue: Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

For Erin and Craig’s wedding on Nov. 5, 2011…

Thank you so much for being a wonderful part of our wedding day!
Erin and Craig
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Starlight Room, Dallas, TX

For Teresa Pembroke’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 29, 2011…

I wanted a string quartet for my ceremony music and am glad we chose Karen and Serenata Strings!  They made my wedding ceremony truly wonderful thanks to their beautiful music…their sample CD helped me decide on the ceremony music and they were very easy to work with.  I was very specific with what songs I wanted played – even during the prelude – and they did a perfect job!  They played at just the right moments and for just the right lengths of time.  I couldn’t be happier with how beautiful every piece of music was.
Alyssa
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Teresa Pembroke’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 29, 2011…

Serenata Strings was a pleasure to work with from day one.  Karen always answered my e-mails in a timely manner and she was always very helpful and accommodating.  We had lots of compliments from wedding guests about how good the string quartet was.  I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Teresa Pembroke
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Heather Chamberlin’s wedding on Oct. 29, 2011…

Hey Karen!
Thank you so much for my wedding!  Loved the music – it was beautiful!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Ashton Depot, Fort Worth, TX

For Kevin and Amy’s wedding on Oct. 22, 2011…

Serenata Strings and Karen,
Thank you for making our wedding ceremony special with the addition of the beautiful music your group (violin and guitar) provided.  Everything was perfect!  We have and will continue to recommend your services to other brides.  Thanks again –
Kevin and Amy’s wedding at Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

For Darice and Brian Taipalus’ wedding on Oct. 15, 2011…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for making our ceremony one for the books!  To have talent like yours made a blessed event that much more beautiful!  Thank you so much for bringing a touch of class to our special day.
Thank you!
Darice and Brian Taipalus
Group: String Quartet
Venue: St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Carrollton, TX

For Mary and Heiko’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2011…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you for playing such beautiful music at our wedding.  Thank you!
Mary and Heiko
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Angela and Manny’s wedding on Oct. 8, 2011…

Karen,
In the whirlwind of the wedding we never got a moment to thank you for your service.  It was beautiful and exactly what we expected.  Thanks.
Manny
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Angela and Manny’s wedding on Oct. 8, 2011…

Dear Karen,
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for the beautiful ceremony music at Angela and Manny’s wedding at The Stoneleigh Hotel and Spa.  The music was just incredible and I know the bride, groom and guests alike were impressed.  You were so great during the entire planning process and took the time to make sure my clients were pleased.  Thank you so much for all your time and hard work.  Please thank your team on our behalf.
Best wishes,
Ashley Marek
Wedding Coordinator
The Wedding Party Studio
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Monica Alfaro’s wedding on Oct. 2, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music and helping to make our wedding special.  Thanks!
Monica & Isai
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Bingham House, McKinney, TX

For Mari Castilla’s wedding on Oct. 1, 2011…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to let you know the music was perfect.  It really set the mood for our wedding (at the Dallas Arboretum).  Thank you for playing such beautiful music and being a part of it!!  You have very talented musicians working for you.  Great job!!  I will also recommend your services to anyone who is looking for musicians.
Thank you,
Mari
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Andrea and Bo Bekendam’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding.  You all (string quartet) did an amazing job. Everyone thought your music was beautiful.  You made our day perfect!
Andrea and Bo Bekendam
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Yoamy Sanchez’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2011…

We used Serenata Strings for our wedding ceremony. It was a last minute addition and I can’t tell you enough what a wonderful addition it was! Everyone couldn’t stop talking about the gorgeous music! They loved it and I even got to enjoy the last part of their performance as I was walking down the aisle and during our sand ceremony. We worked with Karen through the entire process. Let me tell you, she is a pure joy to work with. So professional and will work with you to get you exactly what you want. I had the violin and guitar and they sounded beautiful! It created the sweet and romantic feeling that I was going for. Great investment overall! Wonderful!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Kristy Haferman’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2011…

Serenata Strings provided a string quartet for both the ceremony and cocktail hour during the reception. They were very easy to work with, have an extensive library of pieces, a great Web site allowing you to listen to many selections featuring different instruments, and sent a demo CD with the contract information. They are very flexible and can play many contemporary pieces as well as classical. They were prompt, prepared and the only thing they required were chairs. I had wanted a string quartet for my daughter’s wedding for a long time and they fit the bill. I would definitely recommend them.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano, TX
Reception: Hyatt Place, Garland, TX

For Kate and Ted’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2011…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for leading your talents Saturday at the Dallas Arboretum to help make our special day truly special.  Your music made our ceremony that much more beautiful and memorable.  We can’t wait to share your name and recommend your fine work to family and friends.
Sincerely,
Ted and Kate
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Susan Fleitman’s daughter’s (Brittany Fleitman) wedding on Sept. 23, 2011…

Hello,
You all did an amazing job.  The music was beautiful.  Thank you!
Susan Fleitman
Group: String Trio
Venue: Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX

For Brittany Fleitman’s wedding on Sept. 23, 2011…

Hi Karen – as usual, your strings were BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much!  I truly truly enjoy working with you!
Shari Johns
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish…
Group: String Trio
Venue: Belo Mansion, Dallas, TX

For Kyler Elwell’s wedding on Sept. 17, 2011…

Dear Karen,
Kyler was so happy!  As usual – your strings were perfect!  Thanks a million Karen & Jay.  Love working with you –
Shari Johns
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish…
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Kasey and Austin Bryant’s wedding on Sept. 17, 2011…

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for the services.  The trio was lovely and helped make our wedding day very special!!!
Sincerely,
Kasey & Austin Bryant
Group: String Trio
Venue: A&M Gardens, Azle, TX

For Jennifer Mickle’s wedding on Sept. 17, 2011…

Karen,
Thank you so much for making to help my day beautiful!!
Jennifer
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fairview Farms, Plano, TX

For Maria Tran’s wedding on Sept. 4, 2011…

Hey Serenata Strings,
Thank you for providing us with beautiful music for this past weekend’s ceremony.  It was beautiful.
Marian Timmer
Wedding Coordinator
Simply Personal
Group: String Quartet
Venue: eM Venue, Dallas, TX

For Moira McMahon’s wedding on Sept. 3, 2011…

Hi Karen,
I wanted to thank you and the violinist and cellist that did a fabulous job at our wedding (McMahon-Rahdar). I unfortunately did not get to meet them as it was very busy both right before and after the wedding, but they really made our ceremony special. I used to play the cello as part of a string quartet in weddings many years ago and seeing them brought back some really great memories!
Moira
Group: String Duo
Venue: Westin at Stonebriar, Frisco, TX

For Patti McMahon’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 3, 2011…

Hi Karen,
The music was lovely.  Thank you and the group so very much.
Sincerely,
Patti
Group: String Duo
Venue: Westin at Stonebriar, Frisco, TX

For Zelda Lane’s wedding on Sept. 3, 2011…

Karen,
Thanks for a lovely evening.
Zelda
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Leslie Berg’s wedding on Sept. 2, 2011…

BEAUTIFUL!  I had the violin and guitar (husband and wife) during my ceremony. They were excellent to work with, easy to get ahold of, and they learned a song for the unity candle at no charge. Their music was flawless, and they are reasonably priced!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Marty Leonard Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For John Buchanan’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 27, 2011…

Thank you!
Your music added a very special class to the ceremony.
John Buchanan
Group: String Trio
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Jana Mauldin’s wedding on Aug. 13, 2011…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you for playing beautiful music at our wedding.  Thank you for being a part of making our day so special!  Thank you!
Sincerely,
Jana and Tom
Group: String Quartet
Venue: University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Jana Mauldin’s wedding on Aug. 13, 2011…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for always doing such a great job.  Your musicians are on time and professional – much appreciated! Thank you!
Holly Tripp
Event Coordinator
Holly Tripp Event Design
Group: String Quartet
Venue: University Park United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For Jenny Hertel’s wedding on July 30, 2011…

I talked with Karen on two different occasions prior to the event and she was friendly and helpful.  The pastor had some specific requests, and the musicians arrived early enough prior to the wedding that he was able to communicate with them, and everything worked out perfectly.  They were excellent around!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Birdville Baptist Church, Haltom City, TX

For Jenny Hertel’s wedding on July 30, 2011…

Everyone was on time and professional as usual.  Sounded beautiful!  Thanks!
Meredith Commender
Owner/Wedding Coordinator
Significant Events Of Texas
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Birdville Baptist Church, Haltom City, TX

For Olivia Bustos’ wedding on July 30, 2011…

Hey Karen!
You guys did a great job!  Everyone loved the music!
Olivia
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Tammy Smalley’s daughter’s wedding on July 16, 2011…

Hi Karen,
The ceremony music was beautiful! The music was so lovely!  You helped to create such a special moment in time!  It was absolutely perfect! Thank you for making it a special evening for Ashleigh and David! Thanks again!
Tammy Smalley
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

For Natalie and Travis Lockmiller’s wedding on July 9, 2011…

Karen,
We were so glad we chose Serenata Strings to play at our wedding.  We got so many compliments on the string quartet and they did an awesome job.  If we know anyone in the area getting married, we will definitely refer you.  Thanks again!
Natalie and Travis Lockmiller
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Vicki Hopson’s daughter’s wedding on July 9, 2011…

Karen,
You all were excellent.  Thank you!
Vicki Hopson
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Ashton Gardens, Corinth, TX

For Gina Green’s son’s wedding on July 8, 2011…

Karen and all,
Thank you for making Austin and Tara’s ceremony not only memorable but also a blessed event.  Your music was angelic and moving.  The music was fantastic.  It made the wedding ceremony such an amazing event.  Thank you once again and may God continue to bless you with heavenly music.  God bless you.
Gina D. Green
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Mae Centeno’s daughter’s 18th birthday and graduation party on July 8, 2011…

Karen,
Thank you very much for the wonderful music.  Our guests enjoyed your showcase of music and talent.
Thank you again.
Mae
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Richardson, TX

For Marcia Kotick’s daughter’s wedding on July 2, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
Thanks so much for making this a beautiful evening.
Marcia Kotick
Group: String Trio
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Karen Mahoney’s daughter’s wedding on July 2, 2011…

Thank you so much for all of your amazing work for Becca and Brian’s wedding.  The music during the ceremony was beautiful!  We look forward to working with you again! Cheers!
Kelly and Meaghan
Wedding Consultants
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Karen Mahoney’s daughter’s wedding on July 2, 2011…

Thank you so much, the music was lovely! We thank you for your professional and prompt responses and your help with our program.  The Serenata Strings quartet was the perfect touch to make my daughter’s classic and elegant wedding complete.  Thank you for everything!
Karen
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Linda Risinger’s daughter’s wedding on June 18, 2011…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to say thanks for your performance this weekend. You guys were great! I look forward to working with you soon!
Jamie Jones
Wedding Consultant
Group: String Quartet & Drums
Venue: Westin at Stonebriar, Frisco, TX

For Brooke Loftis’ wedding on June 11, 2011…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to let you know how wonderful the musicians were on Saturday. With such a large wedding and so many moving parts, I was run off my feet, and knowing that I didn’t need to worry about them was wonderful!! I had to leave so abruptly after the wedding to get out to the ranch that I wasn’t able to talk with them again but they were wonderful!!! I have enjoyed working with you again and hope to do so in the future!!
Sincerely,
Bev
Group: Flute & String Quartet
Venue: Central Presbyterian Church, Waxahachie, TX

For Melissa Sandlin’s wedding on June 11, 2011…

While I didn’t get to hear much of their music, they seemed to be very professional, played all the songs requested, and seemed to play well.  The groom really appreciated them and mentioned they sounded great!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, TX

For Melissa Sandlin’s wedding on June 11, 2011…

Great job as usual!  Thank you for the excellent work!
Meredith Commender
Owner/Wedding Coordinator
Significant Events Of Texas
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, TX

For Abby Klein’s wedding on June 11, 2011…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for working with us to plan our marriage ceremony. It really made it special to us to have such beautiful music.
Love,
Brenton and Abby
Group: String Trio
Venue: Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Dallas, TX

For Lisa Snead’s daughter’s wedding on June 4, 2011…

I can’t express to you the compliments we received.  Everyone enjoyed the strings so much!  I received many, many compliments and have passed your name and number along to many.  They were perfect in the garden setting and sounded beautiful.  In fact, the photographer put in her blog www.mcgowanimages.com how awesome she thought the string quartet was and I passed along to her the information to get in touch with you.  They were really amazing! Thanks again for everything!  It was such a special evening.   They made the night truly special for Lauren and Trenton.
Thanks again,
Lisa Snead
Group: String Trio
Venue: Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, TX

For Kimberly Self’s wedding on June 4, 2011…

Hello Karen,
I wanted to thank you so much for performing the beautiful music at my wedding at the Dallas Arboretum June 4th. I am so sorry I did not come up to you and thank you. I will be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone I know getting married. I appreciate your prompt e-mails back and your kindness and professionalism. Thanks again Karen, I enjoyed it very much. Thanks again for the beautiful music.
Kimberly Self
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Sandra Sinatora’s wedding on May 29, 2011…

Hi Karen,
Used Serenata Strings for our ceremony musician and was very impressed. They were recommended by our ceremony site, the Dallas Arboretum. We had originally booked a guitarist who bailed at the last minute and we were so worried we weren’t going to be able to find a musician that would work. Serenata Strings’ portfolio was huge and they play everything from contemporary and traditional wedding music. Karen was very helpful and was responsive to emails and voicemails. During our ceremony, my mother in law wanted to hear a particular song. Unfortunately it was not a song they knew but about a week later we received a letter form them with a CD of the song for us to listen and keep. That was such a kind and thoughtful gesture from them that sets them apart from other ceremony musicians. They are priced competitively and really delivered what was promised. If you are looking for a string musician (we chose a trio) for your ceremony please consider Serenata Strings! Thanks again! The ceremony (provided by violin, guitar and cello) was absolutely beautiful.
Sandra Sinatora
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Maggie Samuel’s wedding on May 28, 2011…

Serenata Strings was such a pleasure to work with. They are very professional and I did not have to worry about one thing on my wedding day as they took care of all the details. They are talented musicians with a great repertoire and clearly have worked in the wedding business for a long time. They can play anything you ask from traditional to today’s pop and can perform with just about any combination of instruments you request. I would recommend them to any bride!
Group: String Trio
Venue: Preston Road Church Of Christ, Dallas, TX

For Julie Van Scoy’s daughter’s wedding on May 28, 2011…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music at the wedding reception (three hours) on Saturday. I think the live music was the perfect touch and set the tone for the whole event. It was exactly what we were hoping for. We enjoyed it very much.
Thanks again,
Julie Van Scoy
Group: String Trio
Venue: Cedar Creek Country Club, Kemp, TX

For Janine Solomon’s wedding on May 28, 2011…
Hi Karen,
I wanted to let you know that although I didn’t get to hear much of the music that was played at our wedding on May 28, what I did hear sounded beautiful. Thank you again very much! Also, I wanted to give you a referral. My friend is getting married on July 16 in McKinney and would like musicians to perform the ceremony. I gave her my rehearsal CD and will give her your phone number today.
Thanks again!
Group: String Trio
Venue: Heard Museum, McKinney, TX

For Nicole and Paul’s wedding on May 21, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music you provided for our ceremony.  Everyone has told us how beautiful it sounded.  I also wanted thank Karen for all the help she provided for us during the planning process.  You were a pleasure to work with.  Thanks again for helping make our day perfect.
Always,
Nicole and Paul
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Carin Prickett’s daughter’s wedding on May 21, 2011…

Karen,
Thank you so much for a job well done. (Ceremony, cocktail and reception music provided by piano, jazz violin, bass and drums)
Carin Prickett
Group: Jazz Quartet Combo
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Michael King’s daughter’s wedding on May 21, 2011…

Wonderful job at my daughter’s wedding on May 21st.  Serenata Strings performed a fantastic job at wedding.  Music sounded beautiful. They showed up on time and were instrumental for the success of our magical wedding.  Thanks for helping my daughter’s dream wedding happen.
Mike King
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Belltower Chapel & Garden, Fort Worth, TX

For Haley and Richard Sullivan’s wedding on May 14, 2011…

I am the mother of the bride and I would like to add a testimonial.
So many of our guests commented that they were treated not just to a beautiful wedding but to an incredible concert, as well, by first-class musicians. The members of your ensemble, consisting of a violin, cello, flute, and harp were very professional and performed the selections beautifully. All wedding attendees were very moved. You created the perfect atmosphere for our dream wedding!
Thank you, again,
Deniece Hazard
Group: Harp, Flute & String Duo
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For Cynthia Cano’s wedding on May 14, 2011…

Hi Karen!!!!
I had to e-mail you to tell you how BEAUTIFUL ya’ll sounded at the wedding…EVERYONE said that the music was exceptional! Thank you for making our day sooooooo special…I’m still listening to Track No. 12 on the CD as it’s my favorite – love Canon in D…WOW!!
Blessings,
Cynthia
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: Calvary Church, Irving, TX

For Rachel and Greg Gaskin’s wedding on May 14, 2011…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so very much for playing such beautiful music at our wedding!  Everything was just gorgeous – Everyone was so gracious at our wedding.  Thank you for bringing our vision to life!  Thank you again for creating such beautiful music at our wedding.
Love,
Rachel and Greg Gaskin
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Rachel Verville’s wedding on May 14, 2011…

I just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding on May 14 – The music was absolutely gorgeous!! We were so happy with everything!! Our guests also just loved it!!
Thank you again for all your hard work!!
Rachel Verville
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Kelsey Kattner’s wedding on May 7, 2011…

I would just like to say thank you for everything you did for my wedding. Everyone complimented me on the music and I just wanted to say thanks…it’s everything I dreamt of!!!!
Kelsey
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Ridge, Carrollton, TX

For Sahar Jahani’s wedding on May 7, 2011…

Karen,
Thank you so much! The music was beautiful and it added so much to the wedding.
Sahar
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Canyon Creek Country Club, Richardson, TX

For Leigh Anne Morgan’s wedding on April 30, 2011…

Hi Karen,
You guys did an amazing job, rain and all!
Leigh Anne
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Sue Hughes’ daughter’s wedding on April 30, 2011…

I was very pleased with Serenata Strings’ performance for my daughter’s wedding ceremony. They were on time, dressed professionally, and the music was beautiful.
Sue Hughes
Group: String Trio
Venue: Surrey House, McKinney, TX

For Good Friday services on April 20 and April 22, 2011…

Great group who was early to both the rehearsal and performance and were very accommodating.
Brian Hehn
Group: String Quartet

For Shannon and Travis’ wedding on April 16, 2011…

Karen,
We wanted to thank you for playing at the wedding. The music sounded so good, we couldn’t be more happy! Thank you!!
Love, Shannon and Travis
Group: String Duo
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Courtney and Chris Miller’s wedding on April 9, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for making my wedding so beautiful with your beautiful music.
You made it absolutely amazing!
Thank you!
Courtney Miller
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Marty Leonard Community Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Jeremy and Erin Madson’s wedding on April 9, 2011…

Serenata Strings,
We wanted to thank you for performing at our wedding ceremony. The music was beautiful! We received lots of comments about how well you performed and communicated. Thank you again!
Jeremy and Erin Madson
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Marty Leonard Community Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Jennifer and Jared Marchal’s wedding on April 9, 2011…

Thank you so much for playing on this wonderful and joyous day! We are very thankful!
Jennifer and Jared Marchal
Group: String Quartet
Venue: First Baptist Church, Lancaster, TX

For Julie Sherman’s wedding on April 9, 2011…

Karen,
It was so great to finally work with you on the Sherman-Meyer wedding. You all did a wonderful job, even with all the wind! Thank you! I look forward to many more weddings together. Thanks again!
Elizabeth
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Maegan Dyer’s wedding on March 13, 2011…

I was so grateful for their professionalism and performance during our wedding. The music set up our ceremony to be a wonderful experience. It was a great comfort to know that they would be there on time and prepared and all I had to do was walk down the aisle. Wonderful experience…many thanks!
Maegan
Group: String Duo
Venue: Diamond Oaks Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

For Annie Simkins’ wedding on March 12, 2011…

Thanks for the great work at this event! It was beautiful, and I’m looking forward to the next one!
Meredith Commender
Owner/Wedding Coordinator
Significant Events Of Texas
Group: String Trio
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Annie and Devin’s wedding on March 12, 2011…

Everything was amazing!! I honestly have no complaints. What a wonderful and perfect wedding! Thank you so much for everything! Every song was beautiful.
Annie and Devin
Group: String Trio
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Tiffany Nelson’s wedding on March 5, 2011…

I booked Serenata Strings about 6 weeks before my wedding. They were very easy to get ahold of and communication between them was quick and pleasant. The musicians were prompt in arriving at the wedding and the music was beautiful.
Tiffany
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For a memorable birthday party on Feb. 25, 2011…

Enjoyed the evening of guitar music.
Thanks!!
Sherrie Edwards
Group: Solo Guitar

For Chelsey Dane Arnal’s wedding on Jan. 7, 2011…

Karen,
Thank you so much for being such a special part of our wedding ceremony. After all these years of working together, I can’t imagine anyone else sharing your remarkable talent and playing at my wedding. I truly appreciate all that you do and for being here today! Thanks again!
Love, Chelsey
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX

For Lauren Colclasure’s wedding on Dec. 31, 2010…

The music was so beautiful and helped turn my ceremony into something amazing. They were great to work with, always returning our e-mails/calls in a timely manner. Very professional and flexible. I would recommend them to anyone!
Lauren
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Stonegate Mansion, Fort Worth, TX

For Melissa Nolasco’s wedding…

Serenata Strings,
It was a pleasure working with you for the Nolasco-Graham wedding. I appreciate your timeliness, professionalism and talent, both on the wedding day and throughout the planning process. I look forward to working together again.
Best,
Shannon Schultz
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX

For Rachel and John’s wedding…

Karen,
Thank you so much for being so accommodating for Rachel and John’s wedding on Oct. 23 – the musicians did a beautiful job and I very much appreciate them extending their play. Thank you!
Cheryl
Group: String Trio
Venue: Vaquero Club, Westlake, TX

For Adam and Bianca’s wedding…

Hey Jay,
Thank you so much for all of your help at Adam and Bianca’s wedding. They loved everything and you were such a joy to work with. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Cheers!
Kelly

For Stephanie Velasquez Szatan’s wedding…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. We could not have been happier to have your talented quartet play songs that meant so much to us and truly added a special day. We will continue to sing your praises for years to come!
Stephanie and Andrew
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art, Dallas, TX

For a Christmas Eve service on Dec. 24, 2010…

The group was extremely accommodating and was very friendly. They were very professional in the way they interacted with me and graceful when I accidentally held them overtime for the rehearsal!! Great group that I hope to bring back the next time I need strings!
Brian Hehn
Group: String Quartet

For The Fort Worth Assemby Ball on Dec. 18, 2010…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for your services. There were many compliments on the beautiful music created by Serenata Strings at the 69th Fort Worth Assembly Ball!
Thank you.
Carlece James
President
Group: Piano & String Trio
Venue: Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

For Nancy Comolli’s daughter’s wedding on Dec. 17, 2010…

Karen,
I did not have the chance to meet you at Amy’s wedding but I heard your music and it was beautiful – thank you for the wonderful job that you did. Blessings from above on your Christmas season. In His wonderful Name,
Nancy Comolli
Group: String Trio
Venue: Marquis On Magnolia, Fort Worth, TX

For Kimberly Krueger’s wedding on Nov. 13, 2010

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you for being such a special part of our wedding day!
Regards,
Kimberly and Carlos
Group: String Trio
Venue: Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

For Marlene Mayo’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 6, 2010…

Karen,
THANK YOU…You were awesome at Ashley Mayo’s wedding on Nov. 6, 2010!
Marlene Mayo
Mother Of Bride
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Northwood Country Club, Dallas, TX

For Kristin and Norman’s wedding on Oct. 30, 2010…

Karen,
WOW! I was so impressed! I was nervous about not being able to hear them play our requested songs ahead of time, but they did AMAZING! So many compliments from guests. They personalized the entire ceremony play list to our requested modern songs and it turned out beautiful! Thank you so much Karen and team!
Kristin and Norman
Group: String Trio
Venue: Maple Manor Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Stephanie Velasquez’s wedding on Oct. 30, 2010…

Karen,
Thank you so much for making our wedding special!
Stephanie
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Museum Of Art, Dallas, TX

For Christie and Shayne’s wedding on Oct. 29, 2010…

Karen,
This was a great group to work with. Very professional and a great choice for our ceremony music. Karen was helpful with me on my music selection and was quick in getting back to my e-mails.
Christie and Shayne
Group: String Trio
Venue: The Old Red Museum, Dallas, TX

For Stephen Schulman’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 23, 2010…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you so very much for your beautiful artistry displayed at our daughter’s wedding this past Saturday night. Though I was outside and couldn’t hear all of the music, what I did hear and from the reports from attendees, it was lovely and moving. I truly appreciate the extra effort it took to transcribe the music I sent you from piano to string quartet. Again, from what I heard, it was beautiful. Hopefully, you can add those two pieces to your repertoire and use them at future events! Karen was accommodating and easy to work with. Again, I appreciate your wonderful performance and will recommend your group to all who ask. Many of our guests were string players themselves and were impressed with the performance. I have heard other string quartets at weddings which were off-key and cracked notes. There was absolutely none of that from this group. Please feel free to use me as a reference if needed. I will give a glowing recommendation! Thank you again for your splendid performance, I will always be grateful to you and definitely use your group again when the opportunity arises. Highly recommended!
With Regards and Thanks,
Stephen Schulman
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Alison Fields’ wedding on Oct. 23, 2010…

Hi Karen,
I wanted to let you know – the music was AMAZING. Please pass our “thank you’s” along.
Best,
Alison
Group: Piano & String Trio
Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Graham, TX

For Jessica and Jason’s wedding on Oct. 15, 2010…

Karen,
Thank you for the amazing music on our wedding day!
Jessica
Group: String Quartet
Venue: La Buena Vida Vineyards, Grapevine, TX

For Donna Webb’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 10, 2010…

We were exceptionally pleased with the members of the string quartet who conducted themselves in a professional manner and performed beautifully for my daughter’s garden wedding ceremony at Villa de Felicita in Tyler, TX. We also appreciate Karen’s efforts to accomodate our specific requests for this outdoor event. I would definitely book Serenata Strings again and would highly recommend this group of talented musicians.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, TX

For Rebecca and Ryan Buell’s wedding on Oct. 10, 2010…

Karen,
We want to thank Serenata Strings for their wonderful performance at our wedding. The group sounded beautiful and I am thrilled you were a part of our special day. Thank you for working with my mother, Donna Webb, in getting all the details sorted out, it was a very pleasant experience for all of us. I have included some pictures taken by Kelly Alexander Photography for your own publication. Thank you again!
Rebecca and Ryan Buell
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, TX

For Vanessa Colon’s wedding on Oct. 10, 2010…

Karen,
Please thank the musicians for being so professional about the delay on Oct. 10, 2010. The group was wonderful. Thank you again.
Regards,
Vanessa
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Myers Park & Event Center, McKinney, TX

For Molly Byrnes’ wedding on Oct. 9, 2010…

Hello Karen,
I just wanted to thank you for the music – it was absolutely lovely.
Best regards,
Molly
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Kaitlin and Will Moore’s wedding on Oct. 8, 2010…

Karen and musicians,
We wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special. The music played for the ceremony was beautiful! You are so talented and professional and we’re very happy we chose Serenata Strings for our musicians! Thank you again!
Kaitlin and Will Moore
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Irina Kushner’s son’s wedding on Oct. 2, 2010…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the wonderful performance. Everybody enjoyed it very much.
Irina
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hotel Intercontinental, Addison, TX

For Amber Hearne’s wedding on Oct. 2, 2010…

Karen,
I loved listening to them! They did an awesome job and made my day even more special!!!
Amber
Group: String Quartet
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Alvarado, TX

For Devin Cogan-Horner’s wedding on Sept. 25, 2010…

Best String Quartet in Dallas!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Shauna Izadi’s wedding on Sept. 25, 2010…

Thank you Karen. You guys were absolutely AMAZING! My guests were talking about you all after the fact. You nailed Sweet Child O’Mine (and all the other songs too per the guests). I cannot wait to watch the video of the ceremony and listen to it all! Thank you very much!
Shauna Izadi
Group: String Trio
Venue: Magnolia Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Ms. Suarez’s daughter’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2010…

Karen,
My daughter’s wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Serenata Strings did an amazing job of playing all the music we requested at the right time.
We had several compliments from the guests about the beautiful music that was played. I would certainly use them again.
Ms. Suarez
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Hilton Bella Harbor, Rockwall, TX

For Kristie and Troy’s wedding on Aug. 28, 2010…

Karen,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding ceremony!!! Your music sounded so beautiful and everyone thought that all of you played so wonderful and they liked the selections. Thank you again!!!
Kristie and Troy
Group: String Duo
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Bianca and Adam’s wedding on July 24, 2010…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to let you know that the string trio was wonderful at our wedding on July 24th. We were so pleased with their performance, and we will be sure to pass along recommendations to anyone in need. Thanks again!
Bianca and Adam Esposito
Group: String Trio
Venue: Hackberry Creek Country Club, Irving, TX

For Tonya Ruiz’s wedding on July 20, 2010…

Karen,
I want to thank you so much for playing the violin at my July 20, 2010 wedding ceremony. You did an amazing job. All my wedding guests said your music was heavenly. It was heavenly, just what I needed to make my wedding complete! Thank you for the variety of music you played, something for everyone. You were prompt and professional and for that I also thank you. Your violin playing added class and elegance to my wedding and it was just perfect. Thank you again for sharing in our special day.
Thank you for making our wedding so special. Your beautiful music made my fairytale wedding come true. Blessings,
Tonya Ruiz
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: The Rose Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Amanda and David’s wedding on July 17, 2010…

Karen,
We just wanted to say thanks to everyone that helped make our day special. Everyone did a great job and the music was beautiful!! Thanks again.
Amanda and David
Group: String Trio
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Art Pagan’s daughter’s wedding on June 26, 2010…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
You played beautifully. We got a lot of very nice comments on the music.
Regards,
Art Pagan
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Fairmount Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Kathleen Meyer’s daughter’s wedding on June 20, 2010…

Dear Karen,
The music on Sunday was stunning. Thank you so very much for sharing Krista and Don’s wedding day with us. Everyone enjoyed your beautiful contribution to the occasion. We’re so glad that we chose Serenata Strings/I Virtuosi.
Very truly yours,
Kathleen Meyer
Group: Piano & Violin
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For David Landry’s daughter’s wedding on June 12, 2010…

Karen,
Thank you all for a perfect addition to what turned out to be a perfect day for my daughter’s life. Everyone was so impressed!!
David Landry
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Clark Gardens, Weatherford, TX

For Caitlin and Jordan’s wedding on May 28, 2010…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for the beautiful music – you are all awesome! We praise God for your talents and your kindness.
With appreciation –
Kristin and Rich Moon
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Donna Chen’s wedding on May 22, 2010…

Serenata Strings did a beautiful job at my wedding. I requested Beatles themed music for the ceremony that isn’t part of Serenata’s regular repertoire, and all they asked for was sheet music and they would be able to do it. I’m glad to say that the music sounded beautiful the evening of the wedding, like the string quartet had played it a thousand times before.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Filter Building at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX

For Gloria Yuan’s wedding on May 21, 2010…

Dear Karen,
Thank you for being part of our special day. We are delighted to hear your performance.
Sincerely,
Andy and Gloria
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Suzanne and Tommy’s wedding on May 15, 2010…

Karen, Jay and members of Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played for us at The Dallas Arboretum on May 15th! Thank you also for your honesty! The music was perfect! We really enjoyed the performance! I would recommend you whole-heartedly to anyone! You were the perfect string performance! Thank you!
Suzanne and Tommy Davis
Group: String Duo
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Chelsea and Vinny’s wedding on April 10, 2010…

Karen,
It was such a pleasure working with you during the time of wedding planning. You are most kind and professional, and I have to say – your wedding CD and repertoire were most helpful! The string quartet was lovely and certainly added an element of beauty to our wedding!
Sincerely,
Vinny and Chelsea
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, Aledo, TX

For Suzanne Hutchison’s daughter’s wedding on April 10, 2010…

Karen,
Thank you so much for making this evening so special with the beautiful music you provided.
Sincerely
Suzanne Hutchison
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Cynthia Henneberger’s daughter’s wedding on March 6, 2010…

Karen,
You did a wonderful job at our daughter’s wedding at Aldredge House on March 6, 2010. Many commented on how beautiful the music was. And thank you for working with the soloist to make it lovely, too.
Cynthia Henneberger
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: Aldredge House, Dallas, TX

For Amanda Ramos’ wedding on Jan. 2, 2010…

I met Serenata Strings at the Dallas Bridal Show and heard their beautiful quartet play whatever I chose. They were breath-taking! Their music was so beautiful it brought me to tears. On my wedding day they were punctual and all of my guests couldn’t stop raving about them. They played each song I chose and without even having a rehearsal never messed up on the music during my wedding day. I am very grately to Karen and her quartet for making my day that much more special. Thank you Karen! We love Serenata Strings!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Trammell Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, TX

For Benjamin Taylor’s wedding on Nov. 22, 2009…

They were great. They worked with my fiance and I to make sure that they were there the appropriate amount of time and based our cost on how long they were there and how flexible we were. We gave them a lot of freedom to play what they wanted before and after the ceremony because we wanted them to play what they liked and what they played well. The music during the ceremony was beautiful and I was very pleased with their professionalism and price.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Wildwood Inn, Denton, TX

For a memorable wedding on Nov. 14, 2009…

Karen,
Thank you for the great job at our wedding – our selections sounded perfect! Thank you also for the practice recording; it was very helpful. We appreciate all you did!
Mandy and Chris Norris

For Sandra Hinton’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 24, 2009…

Karen,
The Wedding this past Saturday was Absolutely Perfect. We were so pleased with the music and cannot thank you enough for making this such a positive and beautiful experience. Thank you again.
Sandy Hinton and Jamie Hinton Wiseman
Group: String Duo
Venue: Magnolia Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Ginny Cocanougher’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 24, 2009…

Dear Karen,
The music at Jessica’s wedding was BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for making Jessica & J.P.’s wedding so wonderful! Your music was lovely and all present were impressed! So many guests commented to me how the strings made the wedding perfect. You worked so beautifully with our soloist – marvelous!
Ginny Cocanougher
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Arlington Hall at Lee Park, Dallas, TX

For Tonjia Roan’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 17, 2009…

Thank you for making Jessica’s day so special!
Tonjia Roan
Group: String Trio
Venue: Buffalo Valley Event Center, Denton, TX

For Wendy and Justin Platukas’ wedding on Oct. 10, 2009…

Karen,
Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job at our wedding. We had so many people approach us at the reception and say how beautiful the strings are. You provided the exact special romantic touch that we were looking for. I can’t believe how much my husband raves about you. Thank you again. If you ever need a formal statement or recommendation, please let us know.
Best wishes,
Wendy and Justin Platukas
Group: String Trio
Venue: Heritage Ranch Golf Club, Fairview, TX

For Mary Fredericks’ daughter’s wedding on Oct. 10, 2009…

Karen,
Thank you so much for your performance at the wedding. It was everything we imagined and more! The music was beautiful and complemented the setting at The Adolphus perfectly! I hope we have other opportunities to work with you in the future. It was a pleasure.
Mary Fredericks
Group: String Quartet
Venue: The Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Eddie and Candice’s wedding on Oct. 10, 2009…

Karen,
Thank you for your great music and for all your help. Thank you so much for playing at our ceremony. The music was so beautiful and added the perfect touch that we needed. Thank you for helping us through the process of picking out songs and fitting us in your busy schedule.
Eddie & Candice Ruiz
Group: String Duo
Venue: Double Tree Hotel – Galleria, Dallas, TX

For Stacie Hawkins’ daughter’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2009…

Karen,
I was so happy with the musicians and the special touch they brought to Brad and Alexa’s wedding. With the weather and all the other wedding craziness, I was not able to speak to them and they made it effortless – they just appeared and did what they do beautifully. We had numerous comments on the talent and how they really did put the ceremony to music. You were a delight to work with and with two more daughters I know we will be using Serenata Strings again!
Kind regards,
Mom and Mom-In-Law of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Wallace
Group: String Duo
Venue: The Atriums At Park West, Farmers Branch, TX

For Robert Justin Holt’s wedding on Sept. 26, 2009…

Very good. Group was very easy to deal with and were able to accommodate our needs. Very easy to get a hold of too.
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX

For Esther Smith’s (Esther Han) wedding on Sept. 12, 2009…

Thank you so much for helping us and on such short notice! The musicians were wonderful! Very professional and on time. They are absolute pros.
Your recommendation for the string duo was very well received on our end and we really appreciate your responsiveness and assistance with everything. Wishing you all the best,
Blaine and Esther Smith
Group: String Duo
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Jessica Sparling’s wedding on Aug. 29, 2009…

Karen was very responsive to my inquiries and helped guide me in selecting our program. The musicians did an incredible job. I was nervous about not having them at any kind of rehearsal, but I shouldn’t have worried at all. It was flawless!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For Brian Ebersold’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 29, 2009…

Dear Karen,
I wanted to thank you again for your performance at my daughter’s wedding on Aug. 29, 2009. I knew when I heard your music on your Web site that you are a good musician and I expected good! You and your colleague exceeded my expectation and the music you provided was exceptional. Many of our guests as well as the staff at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens commented on your playing. Thank you again and I’d be happy to provide you with an endorsement.
Brian Ebersold
Group: String Duo
Venue: Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

For Kim Stuckey’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 15, 2009…

I want to thank you for your contribution to our daughter’s wedding! The music was absolutely incredible! Very beautiful! We had many, many people asking for information about Serenata Strings – we gave out your CD’s and told many others how to contact you. The wedding and reception were everything we hoped for with the special touch of elegant music provided by you. My husband’s line of work has him constantly working with musicians and bands – he said he has never worked with anyone as respectful and professional as Serenata Strings. We are truly grateful to all of you for your part in making this special day perfect for us and our daughter! I hope someday to have the privilege of using Serenata Strings again!
Sincerely,
Kim Stuckey
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX

For Tim and Cindy Reading’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 9, 2009…

Karen,
We wanted to tell you what a wonderful job Serenata Strings did at our daughter’s wedding. I have always believed that music is the voice of the soul and your performance only served to reinforce that belief. The flawless performance touched the hearts of everyone in attendance. I believe every single guest commented on how beautiful the music was. Once again, thank you so very much for the beautiful music.
Cindy Reading
Group: Piano & String Trio
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For Nicole Cobb’s wedding on Aug. 8, 2009…

Serenata Strings are amazing and I’ve already recommended them to one of my friends that is getting married! They did a beautiful job at my wedding and their repertoire is huge! They even did “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz as we left the ceremony! The value is incredible and they really did a great job.
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Piazza In The Village, Colleyville, TX

For Jessica Davis’ wedding on Aug. 1, 2009…

The music was stunning. The violinists were able to make our elegant wedding come together. Everyone still speaks highly of the musicians’ professionalism and talent. Serenata Strings was also very understanding and flexible with our ceremony last minute time change.
Group: String Duo
Venue: YWCA, Fort Worth, TX

For Donna Valcourt’s wedding on July 25, 2009…

Karen,
What beautiful music you had at the ceremony! Those were the words I heard over and over from our guests. Thank you so much!!!! Serenata Strings did an AMAZING job…it was beautiful…a dream come true!!!!! I have already recommended you to a girl that I learned is getting married. Thanks again,
Mrs. Valcourt
Group: String Duo
Venue: Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on July 18, 2009…

Karen,
Thank you for your help today! We are so grateful that you were able to put an all-star cast together for our special day! We truly appreciate what you do!
Val and Tom
Group: String Quartet
Venue: All Saints Catholic Church, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on June 20, 2009…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding ceremony beautiful.
Teresa Young
Group: Flute & String Trio
Venue: First Presbyterian Church Of Arlington, Arlington, TX

For a memorable wedding on June 20, 2009…

Karen,
On behalf of Candace and Trevor, and George and myself, we want to take just a moment of your time to express to you our appreciation for the beautiful performance by the members of Serenata Strings who provided music for Candace and Trevor’s wedding ceremony. The wedding was lovely in every way, and was further enhanced by the addition of the strings. Thanks to you and your staff for working so diligently to help make the day a beautiful memory.
Sincerely,
Nancy Champagne
Group: Trumpet & String Quartet
Venue: First United Methodist Church, Plano, TX

For a memorable wedding on June 13, 2009…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for the lovely music on our special occasion.
Sean and Maria
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Holy Catholic Church Of Nazareth, Irving, TX

For a memorable wedding on June 6, 2009…

Dear Karen,
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you to you and your musicians for doing such a great job at our wedding. Everything was perfect! Thanks again.
Cynthia and Scott
Group: String Trio
Venue: Southfork Ranch, Parker, TX

For a memorable wedding on May 31, 2009…

I absolutely loved this quartet!!! They played very well and they have a very diverse music selection to choose from! My husband and I walked away after our kiss to the song “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay!!! Loved it!!!

For Jaclyn and Hooj’s wedding on May 30, 2009…

Serenata Strings did an amazing job at our wedding! We did all of our planning via e-mail, and was a little worried that something would get overlooked or misunderstood but everything was perfect! They did a great job with the timing of the pieces so enough music was heard but we weren’t standing there awkwardly while too much music was being played. I’ll admit I don’t remember hearing any music as I walked down the aisle but I did make sure to listen during our unity sand and it was beautiful!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Chapelle des Fleurs, Flower Mound, TX

For Carole Johnson’s daughter’s wedding on May 30, 2009…

Thank you so much for playing at my daughter’s wedding. Everything was perfect and the music was beautiful. We got several compliments on the music! I really appreciate what you contributed to our special day to make it perfect!
Group: String Quartet
Venue: Westin at Stonebriar, Frisco, TX

For Julie Kling’s daughter’s wedding on May 25, 2009…

Serenata Strings went out of their way to accommodate our requests. The music was beautiful and enjoyed by all. Thank you so much.
Group: Trumpet, Flute & String Trio
Venue: Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, TX

For a memorable wedding on May 24, 2009…

Thank you for the wonderful music at our wedding! You set a beautiful tone for us!
Elizabeth and Jason
Group: String Trio
Venue: Westin at Stonebriar, Frisco, TX

For Irene Zeilan’s wedding on May 9, 2009…

Karen,
I just wanted to send a note and thank you so much. Everything sounded so beautiful during the wedding. It was a great pleasure working with you and making our special day even more special. Thank you again!
Best regards,
Irene Zeilan
Group: String Trio
Venue: Cathedral Guadalupe, Dallas, TX

For Lori and Willie Riley’s wedding on May 9, 2009…

Hello Karen,
I wanted to say THANKS again for the beautiful music your string duo performed for us on our Wedding Day at the Dallas Arboretum. Walking up to Nancy’s Garden and listening to the music made me so excited because it sounded as romantic as I envisioned my entrance to be. The music played was performed PERFECTLY. And then to top it all off, as we walked off with our children following us, and the Brady Bunch theme song playing in the background, it was humorous and fun. We have received several compliments from the wedding, partly due to your duo. I will definitely recommend you to anyone that I know that’s planning a wedding. And we will keep you in mind, should we have another occasion to use your services. THANK YOU!
Sincerely,
Willie and Lori Riley
Group: String Duo
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Suzanne Pyburn’s wedding on April 25, 2009…

Thank you so much Karen. The string trio did a beautiful job and I will recommend yall to my other friends. Thanks again!
Suzanne Pyburn
Group: String Trio
Venue: Rock High Ranch, Canton, TX

For a memorable wedding on March 14, 2009…

Karen,
Rhett and I would like to thank you and your talented musicians for doing such a great job at our wedding. They were very professional and looked so nice. Everyone really enjoyed hearing the beautiful music. Please give them my apologies for not being able to say hi to them. We just wanted you to know, Serenata Strings made the difference between our wedding being ordinary to extraordinary. We cannot thank you or them enough. Thank you.
T & R
Group: Trumpet & String Trio
Venue: The Atriums At Park West, Farmers Branch, TX

For a memorable wedding on Dec. 27, 2008…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for your beautiful performance at our wedding. The string quartet did such a wonderful job – we were so impressed. I also have to thank you for your help in arranging The Luckiest for my walk down the aisle. It sounded even more beautiful than I could have imagined! You were great and I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends getting married in the next year or two. Thank you again for everything!
Codi and Andrew

For a memorable wedding on Dec. 27, 2008…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for working with us on the music for Codi and Andrew’s wedding. We appreciate all of your hard work!
Tom and Cindy

For a memorable wedding on Nov. 15, 2008…

Dear Karen,
I just wanted to take a moment and say ‘Thank You!’ Serenata Strings did a lovely job at the wedding. The music was beautifully played to perfection. I had so many guests comment on how beautiful the music was and the selection was perfect. Thank you so much for everything!
Lance and Carol

For Sheila Tieken’s wedding on Oct. 4, 2008…

Karen,
Wow! What a beautiful job the string duo did at our wedding – everyone paid the highest compliments! Thank you for providing us and our guests with your beautiful talents. You have helped make our day even more special! They were asking about the music you played for our Responsorial Psalm…can you give me any more information on that piece I can pass on to my guests? Again, thank you for creating such a memorable ceremony for Matt and me!!
Sincerely,
Sheila Tieken

For Nicole Ivey’s wedding on Oct. 4, 2008…

I was very pleased with Serenata Strings. They did a beautiful job for my wedding and would use them again if the occasion occurs.
Nicole Ivey

For a memorable wedding on Oct. 3, 2008…

Dear Karen,
The music was just beautiful! Thank you and the musicians for staying over. Many of the guests commented on the music. We will definitely recommend Serenata Strings to others. Thank you again for your flexibility.
Regards,
Paulette

For a memorable wedding on Sept. 13, 2008…

Karen,
Thanks so much for being part of our wedding. Your music was wonderful and you were so easy to work with. Thanks again,
Karen and Pete

For a memorable wedding on Aug. 31, 2008…

We are so grateful to all of you who made our wedding everything we could have ever imagined. Walking into our ceremony and reception ballroom was truly amazing and simply beautiful. Each one of you made the entire wedding planning process much more enjoyable and we feel really lucky to have found you. Thank you again for everything. We appreciate all of your hard work in making our day come together!
Leslie and Alex

For a memorable wedding on Aug. 9, 2008…

Hi Karen!
Thanks again for the awesome string music for Miranda and Oleg’s wedding ceremony. I look forward to working with you again.
Jennifer

For a memorable wedding on Aug. 9, 2008…

Thank you so much at Kelly’s wedding. We all loved your special touch!
Sharon

For Fred and Rita Brewer’s daughter’s wedding on Aug. 9, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you and Serenata Strings for being part of Andrea’s and David’s wedding. The music was beautiful and added such elegance to the wedding ceremony and reception. You helped make this special day very memorable.
Fred and Rita Brewer

For Glenda Ross’ daughter’s wedding on Aug. 2, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you for making our event special. Your music was beautiful and exactly as we wanted it. We were all very pleased. If you ever need a reference, we would be happy to share with anyone the excellent, professional job you did for us.
Sincerely,
Glenda Ross

For a memorable wedding on July 5, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you so much for your services at our wedding on July 5th. Everything sounded amazing – the quartet saved the day when I had forgotten the music for the lighting of the unity candle. The violin solo played was a surprise and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for making our day amazing and perfect!
Sincerely,
Scott and Megan

For a memorable wedding on June 28, 2008…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job the musicians did at our wedding on June 28th.
We had so many people tell us how wonderful they sounded. It made our wedding so memorable! Thanks again!
Sincerely,
Olivia

For a memorable wedding on June 21, 2008…

I would like to thank each of you for making our daughter’s wedding so beautiful. Sharing your wonderful talents with our friends and family has made this a most memorable ceremony.
With deepest appreciation,
Debbie

For a memorable wedding on June 7, 2008…

Dear Karen,
We just wanted to send a note thanking the cellist for the lovely music at our June 7th wedding at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. It was a perfect fit for the day and my mom loved the Filipino songs that were played. Thank you again for the great service!
Best regards,
Kim and Luke

For a memorable wedding on June 7, 2008…

Serenata Strings’ String Quartet,
We just wanted to thank you for the lovely job you did at our June 7th wedding at the Maple Manor. Your music added a very special touch to the ceremony.
Much thanks,
Krystal & Michael

For a memorable wedding on May 31, 2008…

Karen,
I just wanted to thank you and your musicians for their absolutely PERFECT performance during my wedding on May 31st. All of our guests raved about the beautiful music; I just wish I had remembered to listen! Working with Serenata Strings has also been a pleasure. Thank you for everything.
Christine

For Judy’s daughter’s wedding on May 24, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you so much for doing this for our family. We appreciate the music provided by your musicians.
Judy

For a memorable wedding on May 17, 2008…

Dear Serenata Strings,
The pianist and violinist did a fantastic job!!! I did not have the opportunity to meet them, but I was extremely pleased with their performance. They felt the music as they played, and it sounded beautiful and classy. Thank you for being a part of our special day.
Carolyn and Steve

For Rachel Bell’s wedding on April 12, 2008…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to thank you for your services. The harpist did an excellent job at the ceremony and we were very pleased with her. It was a pleasure working with you.
Thanks!
Rachel

For a memorable wedding on March 22, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you for your part in making Katie and Andrew’s wedding so memorable.
The string trio and pianist played beautifully and helped to achieve the romantic and sacred atmosphere that we had so hoped to have. I am so appreciative of your gracious assistance in planning the music for the wedding. Thank you again for the gift of your music that you shared with our family and friends during the ceremony.
Sincerely,
Donna

For a memorable wedding on March 9, 2009…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for sharing in Staci’s special day. We appreciate your providing beautiful music.
Stephanie

For a memorable wedding on Feb. 29, 2008…

Karen,
Thank you for adjusting when we wanted to add a fourth musician. Thank you also for offering to stay when it looked like the plans were going to be delayed. You did a great job. Thank you for your services.
Thanks,
Opal

For a memorable wedding on Jan. 5, 2008…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for helping make our wedding day special and memorable!
Thanks again!!
Oscar and Nyssa

For a memorable wedding on Oct. 27, 2007…

Thank you so much for making my daughter’s wedding so special. We listened to the music from up on the balcony, as we were getting ready to come downstairs. I had many compliments on the beauty of the music and how it added so much to a garden wedding. I even overheard a friend tell another gal who could not make it to the wedding that there was music from the Renaissance time period. I was amused at her excitement.
Paula

For Traci Madison’s wedding on Oct. 6, 2007…

I thank you for your wonderful part in the wedding. You added a delightful touch to a special day. I’ll certainly recommend you to all of my friends.
Charlene Madison

For a memorable wedding on Sept. 9, 2007…

Thank you so much for the beautiful music your string quartet provided at our wedding at Paradise Cove. It made the ceremony even more special! I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone! Thanks again for being part of our special day!
Cassie & Brian

For a very memorable wedding on July 21, 2007…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. You added so much to our special day! We are both violists, so we were very excited to have a string quartet play at our wedding. Thanks again!
Christy and Josh

For a very memorable wedding on July 14, 2007…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing our July 14 wedding! You are fabulous and we received so many compliments on the string trio! You made our day that much more beautiful. I will be highly recommending you. Thanks and many blessings!
Jason and Courtney

For a very memorable wedding on July 7, 2007…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Meghan and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful music that your musicians provided for the wedding. The string trio and flautist provided a touch of elegance to the ceremony, and the performance was both professional and flawless. Many of our guests remarked about how beautiful the music was. Thank you for helping to make Meghan’s wedding so special!
Sincerely,
Rebecca

For a memorable wedding on June 23, 2007…

Dear Karen,
I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful music played at my daughter, Raven’s wedding on June 23. We received so many compliments on your music. Everyone enjoyed it so much. I am so sorry I did not get to meet the rest of the musicians. Everything was such a blur and trying to get the pictures done quickly caused me to overlook getting to say a personal ‘thank you’ to them. I still listen to the sample CD that you gave us. Thank you again for helping make Raven’s and Alex’s wedding day perfect.
Sincerely,
Mona

For a memorable wedding on June 9, 2007…

We can’t thank you enough for being a part of our wedding. You did such an amazing job, and helped us to make our wedding more personal. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn our songs. We hope they were fun to play!
Sincerely,
Zac & Dixie

For Vanessa Roten’s wedding on June 2, 2007…

I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for your help in making our special day all that I could have ever dreamed. The music was beautiful and added a special touch to our wedding mass. I would definitely recommend your services to anyone looking for strings or a flautist.
Thank you again.
Vanessa

For a very memorable wedding on May 19, 2007…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you very much for helping make our day so special! The music was absolutely beautiful and we have received so many compliments. I will gladly recommend you to anyone I know!
Sincerely,
Carla and Gabriel

For a very memorable wedding on Jan. 6, 2007…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for your beautiful and wonderful music for my daughter’s wedding! Your music was just the right touch for both the cermony and reception, and many people commented on it. Thank you, too, for being so flexible as to play the new music that we sent you. That made it very personal.
God bless you all, Ann

For a memorable wedding on Jan. 5, 2007…

We wanted to thank you for being a part of our special day. You were so wonderful to work with and everything was very organized. The wedding music was beautiful and we loved the string quartet.
Elizabeth and Jim

For a very memorable wedding on Nov. 4, 2006…

Dear Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony, cocktails and dinner reception. You played beautifully and exceeded every expectation! It has been my pleasure to work with you.
Best regards, Christine

For a very memorable wedding on Oct. 7, 2006…

You were wonderful! Thanks for all you did to make my special day SPECIAL.
Jared & Vanessa

For a very memorable wedding on July 22, 2006…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for being a part of our wonderful day. All of the music was superb and all our guests paid you very high compliments. You helped make our wedding the perfect event that it was. I will be sure to tell all of my engaged friends about your outstanding service!
Victoria

For Diane Grewing’s son’s wedding on July 8, 2006…

Karen: I just wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed the music from the string quartet at our son’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful, and we received so many compliments. My sister’s daughter was married two years ago and used a high school quartet, and had such a bad experience with that. Your musicians looked so nice and classy and played all the songs right on cue. And with a Catholic service and other musicians playing at other parts of the mass, that is a somewhat difficult task! The Ave Maria was so majestic, and of course my favorite Canon in D brought chills to me. The Unchained Melody made me weep, and everyone of course loved the Halelujah from Shrek! We were so pleased and the music brought so many people to tears. It was so beautiful, and I will highly recommend you to others.
Thank you again, Diane Grewing

For a very memorable wedding on June 24, 2006…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for making the wedding so beautiful!

For a memorable wedding on May 20, 2006…

Thank you for helping make our wedding and reception so beautiful. Having beautiful music was very important to both of us. We are very grateful for your participation.
Sincerely,
Melissa and Ray

For Linda Katz’s daughter’s wedding on April 8, 2006…

Dear Karen,
I wanted to thank you and your musicians for a beautiful job at my daughter’s wedding last Saturday night at Custer Road United Methodist Church! Several people commented on how pretty the strings sounded at the church. I did not get much of a chance to see or talk with the musicians, but wanted you to now that Christine seemed very pleased and we are very thankful to you! We would definitely recommend you! Thanks again for the professional manner in which you have handled the music for the wedding.
Linda Katz

For Carol Brand’s daughter’s wedding on March 18, 2006…

You have been a huge help to me in this wedding (music) planning. Thank you SO much for all of your help and for the talent you provided in these various musicians. I was delighted by the whole day!
Carol Brand

For Katy Decker’s wedding on Jan. 28, 2006…

Thank you so much for the lovely music you provided at our wedding. You created an elegant atmosphere with your talented and professional performance. Thank you for making our day!
Katy

For a very memorable wedding on Nov. 23, 2005…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you for playing the music at our wedding. The kids absolutely loved the Rainbow Connection.
Dana & Peter

For a memorable wedding on Oct. 29, 2005…

Karen,
I just wanted to take a quick moment and say thank you for the wonderful job the violinist and cellist did at our wedding. The ceremony music was so beautiful – it was like being in a fairytale! I could not have imagined it being as perfect as it was. Please pass along my thanks to the musicians.
Love, Courtney

For Michael Terkel’s wedding on Oct. 22, 2005…

Lauren & I wanted to thank you guys for doing a great job at our wedding. We never had the opportunity to enjoy hearing you play at the reception, however several of our guests commented that the music was wonderful and that it set a nice mood. Thanks again.
Mike

For a very memorable wedding on Oct. 15, 2005…

Karen,
Thank you so much for providing the music for our wedding ceremony. It was absolutely, amazingly beautiful. You helped me make our dream wedding come true. ‘Absolutely bello.’
Shannon & Willie

For a very memorable wedding on Oct. 1, 2005…

Karen and Serenata Strings,
We want to thank you for doing such a beautiful job at our wedding! The music was everything and more than we expected. There were many compliments given by our guests as well! Thank you for making our day so special!
Cindy & Ben

For a very memorable wedding on Sept. 17, 2005…

We want to say thank you for sharing our special day with us. Thank you for the great job you did. We really enjoyed it and we could not have asked for a better musician.
Jason & Amanda

For a very memorable wedding on July 23, 2005…

Thank you for helping to make our special day SPECIAL!
With gratitude, Mike & Elizabeth

For Stephanie Ayer’s wedding on July 16, 2005…

Hi Karen,
I want to properly thank you for the beautiful job you and your musicians did for us. You really helped set the atmosphere we were after. Your performance made our wedding so beautiful and elegant. You were the perfect touch! I will recommend Serenata Strings to future brides without reservation. Many thanks and blessings to you.
Stephanie and Michael Ayer

For a very memorable wedding on July 6, 2005…

Thank you and Serenata Strings for making our wedding so special. The music was so beautiful. I want to thank the violinist and cellist for their hard work and patience. They were so fantastic at improvising when we accidentally missed our cue to walk down the aisle. They played (stretched) Canon in D for almost 15 minutes.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Kara & Michael

For a very memorable wedding on June 4, 2005…

Everyone loved the music! You all have a great deal of talent! Your music added the perfect touch to our special day! Thank you so much!
James & Ashley

For a very memorable wedding on May 14, 2005…

Karen,
We would like to thank you for providing such beautiful music for our wedding. We would like to thank you for coordinating with our friend, who sang along with you. You helped make our wedding unforgettable and for that we thank you!
Khang & Jenni

For a very memorable wedding on April 23, 2005…

Dear Karen,
I just want to thank you so much for coordinating the string quartet that played at our wedding. They did an amazing job, and everyone had great things to say! Thanks again!
Stacey

For a very memorable wedding on April 3, 2005…

Thank you for being a part of our special day!
Julie & Evan

For a very memorable wedding on April 2, 2005…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the wonderful trio of musicians that played at our wedding. They were GREAT!
Heather & Wally

For Barbara Johnson’s daughter’s wedding on Feb. 19, 2005…

Hi Karen,
Just wanted to send a “Thank You” for such a beautiful strings presentation!! It was absolutely beautiful! We received so many wonderful compliments about how beautifully the string trio played. I wanted to also thank you for the extra work you did on the song with the vocalist. At the beginning it did not seem possible but you made it possible and beautiful. Scott (Organist) was impressed with you pulling that off without having the arranged music. What a professional job that was. I was also impressed with the correspondence between you and me. Every time I had a question you were extremely prompt with your reply and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns and made me feel right at ease with everything! Thank you once again!
Sincerely, Barbara Johnson

For a very memorable wedding on Feb. 10, 2005…

Serenata Strings,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You re the best I’ve ever heard. You made our wedding very special. Thanks again.
Sharla & Josh

For Katrina White’s wedding on Jan. 8, 2005…

Thank you so much for making our day so special! You guys were wonderful- and many of the guests have given you compliments since the reception. I’d be pleased to recommend you to
others.
Katrina White

For Nancy Moore’s daughter’s wedding on Nov. 13, 2004…

Thank you for your performance at our daughter’s wedding on November 13th. I loved your beautiful music and I have had many, many comments to affirm this from guests who also appreciated your professionalism and your talent. Thank you for your part in a memorable celebration for our family.
Sincerely,
Nancy Moore

For Cindy Knight’s wedding on Oct. 23, 2004…

Rich and I wanted to express our appreciation for the beautiful music provided by the quartet at our wedding. It was absolutely wonderful and truly made our ceremony special – with a unique touch of class. Please let me know if you ever need a reference! Thank you!
Cindy Knight

For a memorable wedding on Oct. 23, 2004…

Thank you for being part of our wedding!
Denellie & Tim

For Jami Williams-Price’s wedding on Aug. 13, 2004…

Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music during our wedding and reception. You (violin and guitar) created an intimate and elegant atmosphere, which was exactly as we desired. Thank you for your wonderful professionalism.
With gratitude,
Jami Williams-Price

For Bree and Kevin Bakke’s wedding on July 17, 2004…

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. We were so pleased and received so many compliments on your performance. I appreciate your willingness to accommodate our needs! Thank you again!
Bree

For Kelly Johnson”s wedding on June 26, 2004…

Thank you for helping to make our wedding very special!
Kelly Johnson

For Linda Topor’s daughter’s wedding on May 30, 2004…

I just want to tell you how much we enjoyed the music at Jennifer’s wedding. It was wonderful. Please tell the musicians for me how much we appreciated their performance! It added the elegance we were hoping for, and brought tears to many eyes!!! Thank you, thank you.
Linda Topor

For Nancy Hernandez’s wedding on April 17, 2004…

You guys did a great job and sounded beautiful. Thank you for making our day special.
Nancy Hernandez

For Joanna Hortman’s wedding on March 13, 2004…

I was very impressed with the music on my wedding day. With everything being so stressful that day, and orders not going right, it was so nice to not have to worry about my quartet. They showed up on time, and sounded great. And since my wedding was less than an hour long, they even played during the photography, which was really nice. Thanks!
Jason & Joanna

For Beverly Scaggs’ son’s wedding on Feb. 21, 2004…

The string trio was lovely. We are so pleased that we chose Serenata Strings for our son’s special day.
Beverly Scaggs

For Jon and Brooke Berman’s wedding on Nov. 1, 2003…

Your performance was flawless. The trio was so classy and professional and kudos to you for suggesting playing near the ceremony site. It really made a more intimate setting and the sound was incredible! Pachebel’s Canon brought tears to my eyes…it is exactly as I hoped for…simply beautiful. Our guests loved it and simply working with you has been a real treat. I WILL recommend you to anyone I know. Thank you so much.
Jon and Brooke Berman

For Travis and Lisa Gordon’s wedding on Aug. 2, 2003…

We just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to have Serenata Strings at the wedding. Each piece of music we requested was played and sounded so beautiful. We would highly recommend Serenata Strings. Thank you for all your help!
Travis & Lisa Gordon

For Taylor Falls Olson’s wedding on July 19, 2003…

During the wedding so many little things went wrong, but what made the day a memorable experience was the beautiful music that Serenata Strings played. Looking back, that was the best decision we made and it was worth every penny. The music before and during the wedding added a touch of romance that no amount of flowers, greenery, or even planning could have provided. I am so grateful that we chose Serenata Strings for our special day.
Taylor Falls Olson

For Blythe and Carlos Torres’ wedding on July 12, 2003…

The music was beautiful. Karen received so many compliments from the guests at our wedding. We requested a special song for our first dance and Karen learned it quickly and played it so wonderfully. We definitely would recommend Karen for any wedding or special event.
Blythe and Carlos Torres

For Caroline Williams’ wedding on June 14, 2003…

You guys did an excellent job. You arrived promptly, were well prepared to perform, and easy to work with. You have always been easily accessible by e-mail and would respond immediately to all of my insane questions. You made our day so much more stress free and we loved the music. Con Te Partiro rocked!!!! Thank you guys for being so awesome. We will most definitely recommend your quartet to others in the future.
Caroline

For Jeff and Jessica Goodgame’s wedding on June 1, 2003…

Serenata Strings did a wonderful job at our wedding. We really enjoyed the music. It was the perfect touch to our garden wedding. Thanks for making it so memorable!
Sincerely,
Jeff and Jessica Goodgame

For Peggy Fielder’s son’s wedding on March 8, 2003…

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the music your group played at our son’s wedding. The selections you suggested worked beautifully. It just added to an already beautiful day for us. Thanks.
Peggy Fielder

For Benita Baker’s daughter’s wedding on Dec. 7, 2002…

The string quartet was wonderful. I really appreciate how you worked with Paul to get just the right music my daughter wanted for the wedding. The songs that were sung at the wedding were one of the things my daughter and I had wanted to be especially perfect and the string quartet helped them to be exceptional. Many people that attended the wedding and reception have commented that the quartet was great. Please feel free to use me as a reference or on your Web site. Also, please extend my thanks to all the members of the quartet.
Benita Baker

For Dianne Ashmore’s daughter’s wedding on Oct. 12, 2002…

I just wanted to thank you all again for adding such a special note of elegance to my daughter’s wedding. The music was lovely. When anyone has asked about the wedding, I keep using the word “wonderful.” The setting, the decorations, the weather, the music – all came together in perfection to make it a day I am sure Emily and Daniel will treasure forever. One could not ask for a more memorable start to a life together than such a day. You can be sure that I will be keeping your name in file should I require lovely music for another event. Again, my thanks for adding the very special touch of your wonderful music,
Dianne Ashmore

For Teri and Trent Thompson’s wedding on Oct. 5, 2002…

While my bridesmaids and I were sitting in a room off of the chapel, we propped the door open a few inches so that we could enjoy the prelude music. Every song seemed to be played to perfection. The quartet was the perfect addition to the ceremony – organ music can be overly dramatic and commanding. The strings were calming, graceful, and sophisticated. I feel very fortunate to have found such talented and responsible musicians to be part of our wedding. Thank you for being part of our special day!
Teri and Trent Thompson

For Eric and Julie Brem’s wedding on Aug. 10, 2002…

Thank you so much for being a part of our special day! It has always been my dream to have a string quartet in my wedding and you guys were great!
Eric and Julie Brem

For Richard “Mac” McDowell’s wedding on July 28, 2002…

The group played passionately without stealing the show – they were the perfect complement to our greatest day. An excellent group of musicians who played effortlessly and with great grace. I will recommend Karen and the String Quartet to any of my friends who are fortunate enough to reserve their services.
Richard “Mac” McDowell

For Taylor Caldwell’s wedding on May 19, 2002…

I have been told by so many people that the music was fantastic. I was completely nervous and excited and I can hardly even remember the music. But what I can remember is that everything went great. My mom has said if you would like her to write a recommendation she would be glad to because she was very impressed. Thanks so much.
Taylor Caldwell

For Sara Bohannon’s wedding on May 18, 2002…

Thank you so much for coming out and playing at my wedding. The music really flowed through the gazebo. The quartet was the special added touch we needed for our outdoor wedding. Thanks again.
Sara Bohannon

For Debbie Davis’ wedding on May 17, 2002…

My music was absolutely perfect. I stood in my dressing room and thought how beautiful it sounded. I wanted to light the unity candle slower so I could hear all of “Somewhere in Time!” Thank you for being so accommodating on the selections. Thanks for adding such a wonderful touch to my wedding. I only regretted not having you at my reception. Thanks again.
Debbie Davis

For Victoria Bell’s wedding on May 11, 2002…

Karen was excellent. The music was beautiful and she was ready to go on a dime.
We are honored that she stayed to enjoy part of the reception with us. Thank you.
Victoria Bell

For Jennifer Severance’s wedding on May 11, 2002…

The music created by the quartet was beautiful- it created a ambiance of romance and elegance. Thank you for delivering our requested piece with such expertise, and all the pieces with true skill. Your music on our wedding was a memorable touch, and your talents as musicians truly extraordinary. Thank you again.
Brian and Jennifer Severance

For Dora Manuel’s wedding on May 4, 2002…

We wanted unique music for our wedding ceremony, but I wasn’t familiar with any of the songs on the string group’s repertoire. Karen played several songs for me over the phone and helped me select songs that were unique, but appropriate for a wedding. The string quartet also learned a song I requested they play from a sheet of music that was arranged for bagpipes! The music at the wedding turned out beautiful. Thanks.
Dora Manuel

For Ryan Cunningham’s wedding on April 13, 2002…

The string quartet sounded wonderful. Andrea and I were very pleased with how professional the quartet was as well as the performance. I was particularly appreciative of the quartet’s ability to play whatever music we selected. With so many details to worry about during a wedding, it was nice to hear the music at the ceremony played so perfectly. The music certainly affected the atmosphere of the ceremony and we could not have imagined the wedding without it. We have received many compliments on the music you played and want to thank you all again for your great performance.
Ryan Cunningham

For Dabney Jungerman’s wedding on Oct. 6, 2001…

This group of musicians was a beautiful part of the wedding ceremony. They arrived on time, and set up in an unobtrusive manner. The musical background for guests arriving was lovely, and the volume and tempo appropriate for the church.
The music performed for the processionals was perfect, and I loved being able to notice and identify the selection used for the time when I was seated. The bridesmaids’ processional was lovely, and the music tempo was correct.
I would feel good about giving a recommendation based on our experience with them. Karen and her friends were a lovely part of the wedding.
Dabney Jungermana