The Ashlings are a guitar and strings duo/trio who perform ceremonies and wedding receptions throughout Central Oregon. “Ashling” means dream or vision in Irish Gaelic. We want to be a part of making your special day magic. Have us learn your special song, create a lively mood during the reception, and perhaps most importantly, bring emotion and beauty to the song you’ve always wanted to hear as you march down the isle.
Because we live in Bend Oregon close to the venue where you are getting married, travel costs are lower than hiring musicians from Portland. We also provide the convenience of working with just one band for both the ceremony and reception and even dinner.
Our repertoir is constantly evolving because we love learning new songs that are special to the couples we work with. From Pachelbel’s Canon and Bridal Chorus to edgier choices like “Just Like Heaven” from the Cure or “Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel, our favorite part of playing weddings is making the day a more memorable occasion.
Everyone says weddings go by in a blink of an eye after so many months of planning. Let a performance by The Ashlings make time stand still.
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Alyssa · Married on 08/12/2017
The Ashlings were a joy to work with. They were very flexible (we changed the ceremony music on them about 3 times), responsive and had great suggestions for ceremony and reception music. They were a great value as well. We hired them to play for the wedding ceremony and a welcome reception the night before the wedding. They were reliable and made everything easy on us from the first conversation we had through the payment process and day-of experience. They are able to play a wide variety of music and are attuned to matching the music with the "feel" we wanted to create at each event. I can't recommend them highly enough!Sent on 12/18/2017
zoe · Married on 07/07/2017
The Ashlings were the absolute best decision I made for my wedding. Having them play at my ceremony while the guests were seated and then when I walked down the aisle made the entire experience magical. My guests were in awe of how great they were. Laurel was quick to respond to all of my emails and was more than accommodating to any special requests. I can't thank you guys enough... truly!Sent on 07/10/2017
Lily · Married on 08/22/2015
The Ashlings were the soundtrack to the happiest day of our life. They nailed our ceremony, even if our songs weren't the most usual choice, and I'll never forget walking into our reception, smiling wider than I could have ever imagined, with their music filling my ears. My husband couldn't have surprised me with a better band. Thank you Ashlings!Sent on 02/13/2017