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Welcome to Southern Strings, your premier destination for live music at weddings and events in Tennessee and Kentucky! Our skilled string duos, trios, and quartets create an unforgettable ambiance that will elevate your special occasion to new heights.

Imagine a picturesque ceremony, a lively cocktail hour, or a romantic dinner reception accompanied by the enchanting melodies of our talented musicians. We take pride in curating a team of highly experienced professional string players, ensuring an exceptional musical experience for you and your guests.

With an extensive repertoire of over 900 songs, our selection covers a wide range of musical genres, including classical masterpieces, contemporary hits, and timeless love songs. We're confident that we have the perfect soundtrack to suit your unique preferences and style.

Planning an event can be overwhelming, but with Southern Strings, we've got you covered. Our streamlined organizational system ensures a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the final captivating performance. We handle all the details, allowing you to relax and focus on creating beautiful memories.

Whether you envision a classic and elegant affair or a modern and vibrant celebration, we're here to turn your vision into reality. Let us create an atmosphere filled with love, joy, and exceptional music that will captivate both you and your guests.

Ready to make your event truly extraordinary? Contact Southern Strings today to experience the enchantment of live music and create an unforgettable celebration. Trust Southern Strings to provide the perfect musical accompaniment, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone involved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$250

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
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Emily J. Married on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best, hands down

Our wedding planner found Southern Strings and I'm so glad she did! Southern Strings was so communicative during the whole process whenever we had questions or wanted their suggestions. They had a HUGE list of songs to choose from. They were on-time and played beautifully. I would recommend them again and again. We were SO pleased and it made our wedding so special having them play for the ceremony.
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Ragan C. Married on 04/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful String Trio

The Southern Strings trio we hired for my wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! They have a vast and diverse repertoire of songs to select from, and even offer to learn a song if it鈥檚 not already included on their list. We had a meeting over the phone to establish song choice and day-of details, and Southern Strings was professional, easy to work with, and communicative throughout the whole planning process. They did a wonderful job on the day-of and I would highly recommend!
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Kristin G. Married on 05/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Spring Ceremony

Southern Strings did an amazing job, not only the day of my wedding, but also the days leading up to it! They were willing to learn a song I requested to walk down the aisle to and make collaborative changes to the tempo. Day of the tempo probably didn't work as well as I had hoped for how little "runway" that I had, but they were able to improvise in the moment and everything was just perfect! Southern Strings was easy to work with and sounded amazing! Very very happy!
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Claire Whitcomb
Claire Whitcomb
Co-Founder & Musician

Hi there! I'm Claire Whitcomb and I'm SO proud to partner with Kristi to co-create Southern Strings. Being raised in Hendersonville, TN, has allowed me to make strong relationships with the most talented string players while gigging across Music City. This collective of classically trained musicians makes up Southern Strings!

We're excited to partner with you for your Big Day! Don't hesitate to reach out to schedule a free consultation with me or Kristi. Hope to talk soon!

Claire

Kristi Smith
Kristi Smith
Co-founder

Kristi, 25, began playing violin at the age of 6, and has performed with multiple symphonies and orchestras in her career including the Parthenon Chamber Orchestra, the James Madison University Symphony, and the Orchestra of Saint Peter by the Sea. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Instrumental Music Education at James Madison University where she studied under Julliard鈥檚 Dr. Wanchi Huang. Over the years, Kristi has performed at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Kean University, the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, and many other venues throughout the Eastern United States.

Kristi has been an experienced professional in the Wedding Industry for years prior to starting Southern Strings, leading her award-winning ensemble Got Strings to become one of the most successful Wedding Ensembles in the state of Virginia. Once she relocated to Nashville however, she couldn鈥檛 stay away from the Wedding Industry for long! So she founded Southern Strings with Claire and, in addition, her own private violin studio where she teaches many beginning and intermediate students alike.

Kristi plays with a distinctive vibe at every event, effortlessly bringing each piece to life. When she is not practicing for a Southern Strings event, Kristi is either playing with her Australian Shepherd Bowie, enjoying her husband Addison鈥檚 delicious home cooking, or treating herself with a glass of wine on the porch!

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