19 User photos
Nancy G. · Married on 05/26/2021
My daughter and her fiance planned a VERY small wedding (8 guests because of Covid), and of course, we wanted to make it as special, meaningful and memorable as possible, despite the small size. Ocean Strings provided exactly what we wanted, and even learned a few of the bride & groom's favorite songs to be played before and after the service. Nicole made the planning SO easy for us, which was a huge relief since we live 1,000+ miles away in CT. She was always very responsive to my emails and calls, and she was happy to accommodate every request for this wedding. The musicians were incredibly professional, and a delight to work with, and we genuinely liked them. We even included them in our wedding photos with the family. The music really made a huge difference for such a small wedding, and helped to make it feel very special. It was PERFECT!Sent on 06/02/2021
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:What a joy to perform for your daughter's special day Nancy!
Cassandra · Married on 03/20/2021
They are really good! I would highly recommend.Sent on 04/24/2021
Brooke M. · Married on 02/20/2021
Wonderful personalized experience!!!
Ocean Strings did an exceptional job performing on our wedding day. They played two custom songs for us during our ceremony and were extremely flexible when Covid restrictions at our venue caused us to have to shrink our guest list and cancel our cocktail hour. They even came up with the brilliant idea of playing for us during our post-ceremony picture taking session instead. During this, we were able to dance to our ceremony music ON THE BEACH while getting some great photos at the same time. It was so romantic, unique, and fun!!! Ocean Strings definitely made our big day all the more special. We definitely recommend them if your looking for a creative, talented, and professional ensemble comprised of truly kindhearted individuals.Sent on 03/28/2021
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so very much for your sweet review Brooke! We were truly privileged to perform for your beautiful ceremony and beach photo session! It was a unique celebration in so many ways. We LOVED seeing you guys dance together too as we played 'your song'... Congratulations!
Susan P. · Married on 01/30/2021
Everything was perfect from start to finish!
It was perfect from start to finish! They were in constant contact with us to make sure everything was just the way we wanted it to be! It was a beautiful addition to a beautiful day! I would highly recommend them!Sent on 02/01/2021
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you for your lovely review Susan! We were so honored to perform for your daughter's special day! How thrilling to have a riverfront wedding on such a spectacular day! We are so happy to hear our music added to the beauty of your experience ;-)
Madison P. · Married on 10/24/2020
Amazing! Exceeded all of our expectations!
Everyone was extremely kind and responsive. We couldn’t have asked for a better group to be a part of our special day.Sent on 11/18/2020
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much Madison! We really enjoyed performing for your special day. We also appreciate receiving cool photos of us performing! Congrats to both of you again ;-)
Laura B. · Married on 06/27/2020
Wonderful Experience and Music
Ocean Strings was one of the highlights of our wedding. They were easy to work with in planning the music and in requesting a special song. Everyone who attended our wedding let us know how much they enjoyed the music and quality of Ocean Strings. They were also flexible on moving between the outdoor ceremony and indoor reception area and didn’t bat an eye when a guest accidentally set off the panic alarm in the building. Instead, they kept up playing and made it a funny anecdote. Also, we appreciated them wearing masks! Their professionalism is outstanding. I can not recommend Ocean Strings enough!Sent on 07/20/2020
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much Laura for your beautiful review! We are so happy that our performance was meaningful to you and your guests. We enjoyed your custom selections and improvising during the spontaneous fire alarm while we were all waiting outside! Sometimes the unexpected events on one's special day can lead to those fun memories you enjoy telling stories about later ;-) Congratulations and thank you for choosing us to perform for your special wedding day!
Rachel · Married on 05/29/2020
Encore at The Mansion at Tuckahoe!
Nicole and Richard are an amazing string duo. Heartfelt and perfect!! We all enjoyed their music and it added such an elegant and humbling touch to our wedding day.Sent on 01/30/2021
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Awww thank you! We really enjoyed performing for your special day Rachel! Loved the custom song you selected for you and your little one's walk: "Lark in the Clear Air"! Beautiful ceremony and your little one is sooo adorable!
Caroline H. · Married on 04/10/2020
Ocean Strings hit all the right notes for our wedding ceremony !
I cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Ocean Strings ! From our first moment of contact we knew we were in good hands. Nicole was so helpful, and could not have been more professional and accommodating. The music selection and performance play a main role in the wedding ceremony, and Ocean Strings totally exceeded our expectations. We are truly grateful they were a part of our ceremony.Sent on 10/16/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Caroline for the honor of being part of your daughter's intimate wedding ceremony. We enjoyed performing all your musical selections and what a spectacular building to perform them in! We are so happy you enjoyed the music. Congratulations to you and your family!
Eileen D. · Married on 02/02/2020
wonderful service, beautiful music!!
My husband and I found Ocean Strings through several recommendations and couldn't be happier! Nicole and her team were so friendly and amazing to work with via both phone calls and emails! They provided a clear selection of various types of music styles to choose from (including traditional, folks, and pop) and were so helpful with catching all the mistakes in my draft responses --long work days and little sleep! On our wedding day, the team connected with the venue host right away, dressed perfectly/professionally for our special day, and made everything beautiful and seamless (even with some wind and chilly air!). All our guests commented on how amazing the Ocean Strings music was...it added such a wonderful and rich element to our wedding day! We highly recommend!Sent on 11/21/2020
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Eileen for your beautiful review! What a gorgeous and unique ceremony and cocktail you had! We were super honored to perform for you all ;-) Many blessings to you and congratulations!
Thomas · Married on 12/31/2019
It was a pleasure dealing with such helpful, talented, and professional people.Sent on 05/14/2018
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much Thomas! We appreciate being asked to grace such a beautiful moment in your lives! Congratulations on your engagement!
Rachel F. · Married on 11/22/2019
Wonderful string quartet for our wedding!
We loved having Ocean Strings as part of our wedding Ceremony. They performed fun, current music as well as a special request that is not a typical bridal entrance song, and we kept hearing from our guests how great it was to non-traditional string music with a quartet!Sent on 01/08/2020
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Rachel for your lovely review! We really enjoyed performing unique music for your special day! Wishing you many beautiful memories.
Laura R. · Married on 11/10/2019
Added elegance and class to our ceremony! Excellent job.
If you are looking to add a little bit of elegance to your wedding ceremony I would highly recommend them.Sent on 11/18/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Laura! What a gorgeous Riverside Gazebo wedding you had! We enjoyed performing for your friends and family!
Elizabeth K. · Married on 06/29/2019
Ocean Strings were fantastic!
The Ocean Strings duo played for my daughter’s wedding and their music was wonderful. They played during the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They were very responsive to my inquiries and were willing and able to play every selection that we wanted. They also suggested additional music that was appropriate and beautiful. Me and Mrs Ballinger were very professional and were very flexible, moving inside from the patio in the rain, and playing songs upon the bride and groom’s request. The Ocean Strings Duo was an excellent value and they will not disappoint.Sent on 07/07/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much Elizabeth! We really enjoyed performing for your family and friends! And so happy the Bride wanted to hear an encore of "Married Life" from UP! That's one of our favorite arrangements! Thank you again for including us and wishing you all many wonderful memories of your daughter's wedding day!
Brittney W. · Married on 05/18/2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our marriage than with the added bonus of string music during our ceremony.
Ocean Strings did a phenomenal job. The string music was a perfect backdrop to our beach ceremony! Nicole was very responsive and extremely helpful with music suggestions for our ceremony. Our guests loved the strings duo as opposed to a dj playing songs. I would highly recommend Ocean Strings for your next wedding or event!Sent on 05/23/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you for the great honor to perform for your spectacular wedding day! We really enjoyed getting to know your Uncle Sakki! What an amazing and touching ceremony for you both! Congratulations!
Hilary · Married on 04/06/2019
We had Ocean Strings perform at our beach wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music was beautiful and they were a pleasure to work with!Sent on 04/22/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Hilary for your lovely review! We really enjoyed playing for your special day.. especially the Cocktail Hour! We were honored to be in such a acoustically friendly spot that allowed us to interact with your guests 🥰 We appreciate your thoughtful choices that helped our ensemble to shine! Thank you again and we send our warmest congratulations to you both!
Meghan W. · Married on 01/09/2019
Amazing experience! Short notice, custom music, professional, and extremely kind and talented people!
I recommend Ocean Strings to EVERYONE! so talented and amazing to work with!Sent on 02/26/2019
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much Meghan! We were so thrilled to perform for your amazing sunset wedding over the Intercoastal! Congratulations!
Willermine · Married on 09/02/2018
My guest were impressed that elected to use you for cocktail hour. My guest are still raving over the beautiful music you played. Thank you so much for everything.Sent on 10/01/2018
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Willermine! We really appreciate hearing your feedback! Congratulations on marrying your best friend!
Carol · Married on 05/27/2018
Ocean Strings performed at our daughter’s wedding in Vero Beach. Their music seclection was extensive and we were able to choose songs that we wanted. They performed flawlessly and added a very special touch to the wedding ceremony. I highly recommend them for your musical needs.Sent on 11/07/2018
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much for your beautiful review Carol! We really enjoyed performing for your daughter's wedding and are so happy that it was the special touch that added to the joy of the day! Warm wishes to you and your family! Nicole Ocean Strings
Bailie · Married on 02/03/2018
Beautiful at what they do! Nicole and her team are by far the best. Loved working with them!Sent on 02/25/2018
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Ms. Bailie! We were honored to perform for your fairytale "Love Story" wedding! We wish a lifetime of happy memories and hope our music will be among them! Warmly, Nicole Ballinger Ocean String Quartet
Emily · Married on 12/16/2017
I had a small private ceremony at the beach and they were super accommodating to my needs. They played wonderfully for the sunrise ceremony and they also played at my reception and everyone was in love with them! They are extremely nice people and I highly recommend them!!Sent on 12/17/2017
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you for your wonderful review Emily! We so enjoyed performing for your beautiful traditional Irish sunrise ceremony!
Zoe · Married on 10/21/2017
Ocean Strings was so flexible and pleasant to work with throughout the planning process! They were extremely knowledgeable and always willing to provide recommendations where I needed some guidance along the way. I could not be happier with their beautiful contribution on our wedding day!Sent on 11/15/2017
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Zoe & Ron! We enjoyed performing for your marriage ceremony and hope that you have many wonderful memories from your special day... including our music. Best wishes to you both!
Molly · Married on 10/07/2017
The Ocean Strings Quartet are such talented musicians, they brought such elegance to our wedding and cocktail hour. They are very professional and maintained excellent communication throughout the entire wedding planning process, which really eased my stress when planning from out of town. I loved working with them and received tons of praise from guests. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for live music at their wedding or other event!Sent on 11/17/2017
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Molly & Michael! We enjoyed performing for your special wedding day by the ocean! We appreciate you taking the time to post your lovely review and sharing your photographs as well. We wish you both a lifetime of warm memories together- and we were honored to be among the first ones.
Ann · Married on 03/12/2017
I didnt want to walk to boring traditional music. Oceans strings were able to give a classical elegance to modern pop songs. I was able to walk down the isle to Coldplay then celebrate with my new hubby to Bruno Mars.Sent on 12/22/2017
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you Ann! We enjoyed playing all the unique selections for your destination wedding and it was very meaningful to perform for a bride who is also a string player! Congratulations to you both!
User5366184 · 2+ years ago
One of the most exciting and anticipated part of our destination wedding was to have Ocean String Quartet play at our ceremony/cocktail/part of the reception. And they did not disappoint! It was enchanting to the ears! They have an extensive playlist to choose from and it was easy to deal with them via email/phone. We wish we could have been able to listen to them like a guest during the prelude of the ceremony as well!Sent on 08/24/2015
Alex · Married on 08/01/2015
Professional & Reliable Strings Performance
Ocean Strings did an incredible and thorough job of making my wedding ceremony extra special. They had an incredible selection of music and were the most talented I've ever heard! I would happily recommend them for any event!Sent on 12/14/2020
Ocean Strings / Ocean String Quartet's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review Alex! Our trio ensemble really enjoyed performing for your special day.. especially your special request: Clair de Lune! It went perfectly with your intimate provencial themed garden wedding. We are multilingual artists so we will remember this special performance for a long time! Congratulations to you both! Warmly, Nicole Ocean Strings