Symphony a la Carte

Navarre, Navarre, FL 32566 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Symphony a la Carte

Symphony a la Carte is a one-stop-shop for traditional and contemporary ceremony music along the Gulf Coast. Founder Allison Giltinan is a professional violinist and string ensemble coordinator. She collaborates with other classically trained musicians to create a truly customizable service for your big day.

Experience
Symphony a la Carte is a professional wedding music service that has been part of the Gulf Coast wedding industry for 25 years. It was created to not only help couples plan their musical needs, but to also connect them with well-qualified and experienced musiciansl. Giltinan is a violinist with a degree in performance from Temple University. She has worked with the top event planners in the area and is a registered vendor for Old Christ Church in Pensacola’s Historic District.

Services Offered
Symphony a la Carte specializes in string soloists and ensembles but can also offer mixed instrument ensembles to meet your special requests. They have a wide array of musical talents including violin, viola, cello, guitar, trumpet and flute. This allows you to build a truly customizable symphony for your big day. Their packages include:

  • Ceremony/Cocktail/Reception music
  • Learning new songs
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system
  • Travel expenses


Areas Covered
Symphony a la Carte works with weddings all along the Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast. This area includes Mobile and Orange Beach, Alabama, as well as Destin and Seaside, Florida.

The wedding ceremony
The wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding celebration
Outdoor wedding celebration
Yacht party
Yacht party
Beach wedding
Beach wedding
Wedding music
Wedding music
Harp player
Harp player
Wooden pews
Wooden pews
Garden wedding
Garden wedding
White wedding
White wedding
The meadows
The meadows
Love heart
Love heart
The heart on the sand
The heart on the sand
White chairs
White chairs
The wedding ceremony
The wedding ceremony
Outdoor wedding celebration
Outdoor wedding celebration
Yacht party
Yacht party

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21 Reviews for Symphony a la Carte

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Stephenie · Married on 09/15/2018

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    Allison was so easy to work with & the music options are tailored to each service! Beautiful music

    Sent on 09/21/2018

    Symphony a la Carte's reply:

    I am so glad you enjoyed having the trip for your ceremony! Thank you for your kind words, I will pass then on to the team!
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    Carrie · Married on 06/09/2018

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    In January of 2017, I began searching for a musician to perform my girlfriend's favorite song during a surprise beach sunset proposal on Okaloosa Island on April 30th. I only needed one musician, in this case a violinist, and Allison was very helpful and professional. We hashed out which songs to play, the timing, alternate plans in case of poor weather, and no stone was left unturned. When the time came, Allison's playing was beautiful and perfect for the moment. She ended up playing several songs in addition to the one I wanted to be played during the proposal itself. Several more songs were played while my fiancée and I enjoyed the moment and danced for a while. Even though Mother Nature didn't completely cooperate and it was windy and overcast, Allison adapted and had a plan in place. As she told me, this wasn't her first rodeo. :)

    Fast forward to June 2018. For our wedding, held on Navarre Beach near sunset, we happily decided to work with Symphony a la Carte again for our music. This time we had a trio comprised of two violinists and a cellist. We worked with Allison for months on timing, payment, music selection, etc. Even though we had asked for some songs Allison's team didn't have in their repertoire, she happily accepted them and was able to either find sheet music or create an arrangement that could be used. For the ceremony itself, they worked directly with our wedding planner for any needs they had regarding chairs, microphones, etc. The music itself during the wedding was beautiful, giving the beach wedding the exact feel we were looking for.

    I would absolutely recommend Symphony a la Carte for your special event. They are top notch professionals with outstanding musical skills.

    Sent on 05/08/2017

    Symphony a la Carte's reply:

    It was wonderful to be part of your proposal and I am so glad the weather cleared for the rest of your stay, at least alittle bit! Best to you both for many years of joy!




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Symphony a la Carte FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 325.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 725.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • A Wedding Collection
    A Wedding Collection Wedding Planners

    Allison is a fantastic ceremony violinist. She arrives on time, is prepared with the music selections, Cliff (her husband) gets all the equipment in place and it's always a treat to hear her play before and after the ceremony. She is, by far, our most often booked violinist and favorite!! She plays a variety of music--even the theme to Star Wars once! Her recommendations for other musicians is spot-on, and can always be trusted. We love Allison!!

  • Megan K. Events
    Megan K. Events Wedding Planners

    Allison is a true pro. In addition to her amazing talent on the violin, she is easy to work with. I appreciate her working with us to customize each ceremony so that each wedding is truly a reflection of our couple. We look forward to working with Allison again and again!

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  • Navarre Navarre, Florida, 32566 See on map
    850-398-4331 (Phone number)

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