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Alan Millner · Getting married on 06/05/2020
The perfect anniversary party music
Their music made the perfect background for our party; many of our guests commented on how sophisticated and beautiful the sound of the flute and guitar were.Sent on 05/28/2019
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thanks so much Alan - we enjoyed it greatly! All the guests were so nice, and we were so well taken care of! Hope to meet you again another time.
Catherine · Married on 09/13/2019
Alla Breve performed during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They truly did a wonderful job! The music made the ceremony that much more special, and peronal feeling. I am so grateful they were able to perform each of the songs I requested, amazing!Sent on 09/17/2019
My only regret is that my husband and I missed listening to them perform during cocktail hour since we were taking photos!!!!
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Many Thanks Catherine! We were so happy to be there on a beautiful day in Newport! We wish you all the best.
Jeff Gottlieb · Married on 06/13/2019
Music as gorgeous as my bride
I hired Steven to play solo guitar for my wedding ceremony and he was amazing. My wife loved his playing and numerous guests remarked on how amazing he was. He was easy to communicate with and totally delivered. 10/10Sent on 06/20/2019
Peter Roohr · Married on 05/25/2019
Satisfied and happy with Alla Breve Duo.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance Alla Breve Duo put on at our reception this past Saturday. Our friends and family felt that the duet brought such wonderful atmosphere to our special day. Professional in both skill and interactions, the duet also showed a willingness to try a few requests we made in addition to their normal repertoire. We gladly recommend Alla Breve Duo for your events.Sent on 05/28/2019
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Peter, you and Li were a joy to work with! Thank you for being so gracious and understanding. Very best wishes!
Arlene · Married on 08/18/2018
Wonderful to work with!
We hired Alla Breve Duo at the last minute due to a planning glitch, and were so thankful that they were available. Communication with Kristine was great. Their website is very helpful as far as picking out songs you want to be played. The processional music was beautiful and set such a wonderful tone. We would highly recommend them and would love to work with them again someday.Sent on 11/02/2018
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you so much, Arlene! We were please that we were available - it was a lovely event in a unique setting! All the best to you and your family. :-)
Mary · Married on 07/01/2018
The music added such a nice touch to our cocktail hour prior to the reception!Sent on 08/06/2018
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you Mary - we enjoyed playing for you!!
Dan · Married on 08/18/2017
It is my sincere pleasure to recommend the Alla Breve Duo. We hired Kristine and Stephen Kirby to perform the ceremony music for my daughter's wedding ceremony. The musical performance was outstanding. We were so pleased with them. Many of our guests commented on how wonderful the music was. They offered an extensive repertoire to choose from. Sample music was made easily available to us on SoundCloud which was very helpful. We sincerely appreciated their professionalism. We were confident from the early stages that we were dealing with professionals that we could be relied upon. They made it so easy for us! They worked with our soloist/cantor to make sure that the entire ceremony music program was taken care of.Sent on 09/07/2017
Thank you Kristine and Stephen for your contribution to a memorable and wonderful day!
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank YOU, Daniel, for your kindness and generosity. We were honored to be a small part of your daughter's wedding, and we wish you and your family all the best!
Meg · Married on 08/12/2017
Alla Breve added the perfect sound to our ceremony, and were very easy to work with! Their repertoire is impressive, and their performance demos on Soundcloud very helpful for sorting through possibilities. Kristine was charming and responsive in all our correspondence, and they were perfectly happy to find the sheet music for the one song request we had. The flute & guitar duet was phenomenal, ethereal and lovely! Many guests remarked on how delightful the music was, and how personal it made the whole event feel. If they had an album available, I would absolutely buy it to bring back memories of the day.Sent on 08/17/2017
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Colleen · Married on 07/22/2017
Kristine & Steven are not only incredibly talented but also amazing to work with. They were very responsive, helpful and were more than willing to learn the Game of Thrones theme song to play as our wedding recessional! I received numerous compliments from guests regarding the music.I would highly recommend booking!Sent on 08/18/2017
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you Colleen! It was a gorgeous evening at Topsfield Commons! We really like learning new songs for our clients as it helps us to expand our repertoire. Who knew that Game of Thrones would sound so good on guitar and flute?! We wish you all the very best :-)
Ashley · Married on 07/15/2017
Kristine and Stephen were great to work with and very professional. The music for our wedding ceremony was beautiful. We received several compliments on their work from our guests.Sent on 07/27/2017
Christine · Married on 06/02/2017
Alla Breve were wonderful. They were flexible, allowing me to choose some classical pieces for the wedding ceremony as well as more poplar tunes for the bride, groom, and wedding party. I would recommend them to anyone needing music for any occasion.Sent on 07/16/2017
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank You, Christine! It was our pleasure!
Christie · Married on 12/31/2016
Lovely musicians, professional and easy to work with. Was perfect for our ceremony and cocktail hour music!Sent on 07/27/2017
e. · Married on 09/11/2016
When planning an out of town wedding, you really need to rely on reviews. With that said, all the reviews we based our decision on choosing Alla Breva turned out to be true. They were the perfect choice for our daughter's wedding earlier this month. The music for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour was perfect and Kristine and Steve are not only very talented but delightful to work with-Sent on 09/22/2016
Jen · Married on 08/13/2016
The Alla Breve Duo provided ceremony music for my August wedding in Beverly, MA. I had not originally budgeted for live ceremony music, but at some point throughout the planning, I realized I had my heart set on live music and knew it would add a special touch. I contacted numerous musicians and ultimately chose the Alla Breve Duo. After emailing with Kristine and reading reviews, it was clear they had a lot of experience and I felt confident they would deliver exactly what I was looking for at an exceptional value. I emailed back and forth with Kristine many times over roughly a six month period. She was incredibly professional and responsive and patient with my many questions. I also talked to her on the phone a week or two before the wedding to go over everything - she provided a few helpful suggestions at that time. Kristine and Steven have many musical selections for you to chose from and they are willing to learn other pieces of music that they haven't previously played for a very reasonable fee. I highly recommend the Alla Breve Duo! Thank you so much for sharing your talents at our wedding! ~Jen and Andy 8.13.16Sent on 09/10/2016
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you so much, Jen & Andy, for your feedback and for your support. I enjoyed working with you on your wedding music - it is really encouraging when a bride takes as much care and interest in the music as you did! Thank you for letting us in your celebration.
L · Married on 08/06/2016
Alla Breve provided beautiful music during my daughter's wedding ceremony. They played popular/romantic selections while the guests were arriving and being seated and then played the classical music my daughter selected for the wedding party entrance. It was perfect and many of the guests commented on how wonderful the music was. Kristine was a joy to deal with during the planning process. She was always responsive and professional. I would highly recommend them.Sent on 08/16/2016
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you for your feedback and your kind words! It was such a beautiful day; up on the hill with the breeze blowing just enough... we feel to grateful to have been able to join you, your family & your guests! Very Best Wishes!
Angela · Married on 07/03/2016
Alla Breve Duo were so spectacular on our wedding day. They were able to incorporate our all of our musical tastes and made our days so special. Their quality of sound and music is exceptional and beautiful. Our guests were blown away by their vast repertoire. We had a wonderful experience with them! I highly recommend them to any event, they will truly make it magical!Sent on 07/14/2016
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank you so much Angela! We were ourselves impressed with the kindness of your family & guests, and the helpfulness of the staff at the State Room. It was definitely our privilege to provide music for all of you; you deserve the best!
Lydia · Married on 04/23/2016
When I first heard Kristine and Steve Kirby play I cried because their music joyfully moved me! Our April 23, 2016 wedding ceremony was beautiful because of this husband and wife flute and guitar music. They can perform any genre of music from classical to traditional to pop, and they are extremely accommodating. I wanted a particular broadway musical song played for my bridal entrance and without hesitation their wonderful arrangement along with my soloist was performed. My guests cannot stop talking about the pre-ceremony prelude, and I cannot say enough about Kristine and Steve's talent and professionalism. Also, Alla Breve price points are very reasonable especially if you are on a budget. I highly recommend Alla Breve for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour.Sent on 07/18/2016
Alla Breve Flute & Guitar Duo's reply:Thank You Lydia - it was truly a beautiful day up at the Blue Ocean Event Center! We just feel so lucky to have been asked to contribute to your celebration. Best Always!
Erin · Married on 10/10/2015
Great duo! Easy to work with and high quality music. It was quite affordable and much nicer than using recorded music. Having live music really matched the ambiance of our venue, which was the Martha Mary Chapel at the Wayside Inn and the Main Dining Room for the reception. I used "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" for my wedding party processional, and "Canon in D" by Pachelbel when I walked down the aisle. As a recessional I used "Alla Danza" from Water Music by Handel. They also played for my cocktail hour. I feel quite lucky to have gotten them to play for my wedding, and I would highly recommend them to anyone!Sent on 10/16/2015
User5633790 · 2+ years ago
We used the Alla Breve guitar and flute duo for our September wedding at the UMass Club in Boston. We worked with Siagel Productions who contracted them for us. Therefore, we actually did not have any contact with them before the wedding and Siagel did all the coordinating. I was a little worried about doing it this way, because I like to get a feel for the people I'm working with, but they did an absolutely excellent job. They played during our ceremony and cocktail hour and I had requested modern/contemporary music, which they played flawlessly. It brought an elegant and classy style to our event. I came down the aisle to "Blackbird" by the Beatles and the sound of the first few notes brought me to tears. They even played a song that we asked them to learn (Best Day of My Life by Bright Eyes) for our processional, and a few of our guests recognized it and thought that was really fun. They conducted themselves so flawlessly and professionally that we didn't even see them come and go. Which was unfortunate because I didn't get a chance to thank them in person! I would highly recommend them for your event if you want to add elegance with your music choice!Sent on 11/21/2015
Kacey · Married on 09/19/2015
Alla Breve are fabulous! Easy communication and when I had a special request they were very accompanying. I've had many compliments about the music for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, I highly recommend Alla Breve.Sent on 10/21/2015
Ray · Married on 09/13/2015
Alla Breve was exceptional! I didn't meet Alla Breve until the day of our wedding. Working with Kristine over email was seamless. The price for the duo was in our budget and worked with us on any special requests we had. My wife and I could not be happier with how the music sounded and the professionalism. I would recommend Alla Breve to anyone looking for the perfect sound on their big day.Sent on 10/05/2015
User4315621 · 2+ years ago
Kristine and Steven did an amazing job at our wedding! When trying to find a musician(s) for our ceremony and cocktail hour, the audio on Alla Breve's website stood out to us. Throughout the planning process, Kristine and Steven were responsive, professional, and helpful. The music before and during the ceremony was perfect. Also, although we were taking pictures during cocktail hour, our guests gave us positive feedback about the music. I would strongly recommend using Alla Breve Duo to other couples!Sent on 07/25/2015
Barry · Married on 07/18/2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and professional performance provided by Alle Breve they are wonderful and an important parts of the wedding.Sent on 07/25/2015
ELAINE · Married on 06/20/2015
Alle Breve are amazing and very professional!! they returned ll my emails promptly with answers to my questions and suggestions that were valuable to our event. They arrived in a timely fashion and have a huge selection of pieces to chose from and know all tempos and variations. So pleased that we found them and they were available, very reasonable fee as well. They made my daughters ceremony a very personal and polished wedding.Sent on 07/01/2015
Meredith · event on 05/27/2015
Fifty years ago my parents held their wedding reception at the Wayside Inn, without any music to mark the occasion. Five decades later, they gathered at the Wayside Inn again with family and friends to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary, and were treated to the beautiful music of Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo. Kristine and Steven Kirby were friendly and exceptionally accommodating, professional, skilled, and talented, setting just the right tone at just the right volume with their music selections. Prior to the event, Kristine solicited music selections meaningful to my parents, and thus we all enjoyed a range of genres, from classical to country, folk to rock and roll. I would recommend Alla Breve Guitar without hesitation.Sent on 06/10/2015