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Sweetwater Strings is an award-winning group of professional stringed musicians that specialize in wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions and dinner music for special events. We play a wide range of music from modern covers, classical favorites, jazz standards, Latin tangos and more!

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Chase

23 May 2019

We hired Sweetwater Strings to play music during our ceremony and cocktail hour for our wedding on March 3, 2019. We were so blown away with how easy the process was, and how great they performed! All we had to do was pick out songs that we wanted to be performed at specific times, such as procession and recession, and the musicians took care of the rest. We received so many compliments about how beautiful the music was. Not to mention, it was very affordable! We would highly recommend Sweetwater Strings to anyone! More...

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Amanda

28 March 2019

After a few of our previous arrangements fell through, it was a breath of fresh air to work with Eily at Sweetwater Strings and coordinate a quartet for our ceremony. They have a wide selection of music and are very professional and organized. Even when our quartet became a trio, they reimbursed us for the inconvenience. Can't wait to listen back on the ceremony video! More...

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Gina

17 November 2018

Thank you for being the perfect musical touch at our wedding ceremony! We would happily recommend you to any bride and groom!

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Anya

20 May 2018

While looking for a guitarist for our Sedona, AZ wedding, we came across Sweetwater Strings. From the very first second we played samples of their music on their website, we fell in love. Initially we were planning on only hiring a guitarist, but once we heard the guitar/violin duo, there was no going back.

We were able to look on their YouTube and listen to songs they have played, and they sent us a HUGE list of songs we could pick out of for our ceremony!

Eily, the owner, made the whole process so easy, she was quick with e-mails, great with answering all our questions and so helpful when we got overly stressed out!

We hired them for our ceremony and cocktail music, but I wish we would have hired them for the whole evening! All of my guests were amazed at how beautifully they played, and couldn't stop talking about them! Sweetwater Strings made our wedding MUCH MORE amazing and unique than it would have been if we hired a DJ.

I have always wanted to walk down the aisle to music that would make my guests cry happy tears, and that's what I got! Thinking about how perfect they were still makes me cry.

Thank you so much Eily and Sweetwater Strings! You did such a great job and helped me have my dream wedding!
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Meaghan

19 May 2018

We heard so much wonderful feedback from guests about the music during our ceremony! The quartet was amazing and knows an impressive amount of songs!

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Nikki

7 May 2018

Sweetwater Strings were absolutely amazing, we are so glad we chose them for our wedding day! I used to play Cello and have such a love for strings so I just had to have them for our special day! We chose 2 duos and 2 locations for our day They traveled quite the distance to my venue in Superior and Fountain Hills and tailored their playlists to my specifications and brought tears my eyes when I walked down the aisle to my favorite song "The Ludlows" my absolute dream come true since the first time I heard it and then kept the party going with contemporary hits at the reception . It was 104 -108 degrees between the venues and they weren't phased one bit. They were just wonderful and my guests were so moved by their performances.Talk about talent. I would recommend them to anyone!!! More...

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TnT

4 May 2018

I was presented the Sweetwater Strings as an option for our ceremony music by our amazing wedding planner. I did also have a choice of a few others, and I am definitely 150% happy with my choice. There website was fantastic, as unlike many others it really doesn't allow you to hear what different combinations of instruments would be like playing your pick of music. Very quickly we decided to have the violin and guitar and keep things simple. I can't tell you how AMAZING they were!!! Our guests kept asking us where we found them and couldn't believe how good they were. Honestly money well spent, and made for such a memorable ceremony. It sounded exactly like the songs we picked and even the cocktail music played afterwards was so perfect. Eily was so accommodating and responsive even until the very last minute even with song changes. I would so recommend Sweetwater over and over thank you!!!!!!! More...

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Stephanie

21 April 2018

I'm a big band person and I always knew that I when I got married I would want a string quartet for the ceremony and hors d'oeuvre hour. I always knew that I wanted it, but I never knew if it was something I could afford. Sweetwater Strings was a prayer to my answers. They have such reasonable prices and they do such a wonderful job! I received so many compliments about the string quartet and how wonderful they were and how they played so beautifully! Eily was so responsive to my emails and they played exactly what I had requested. If you are looking for a good string quartet, trio, or duo Sweetwater Strings is exactly who you want! Thank you so much for helping in making our wedding day just so much more special! More...

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Kory

14 April 2018

Great job with the music during the ceremony! They learned an additional song as well, very pleasant experience!

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Ceara

6 April 2018

The music for our wedding was perfect! The musicians were on time, professional, and the music was excellent. Their website with lists and samples of songs made choosing our music quick and easy. Would definitely use again and recommend to a friend. More...

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Emma

2 December 2017

We had a great experience with Sweetwater. They were super accommodating and made every effort to make our day perfect. They even let my father in law hop on the guitar!

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Lauren

25 November 2017

Sweetwater Strings did a fantastic job at our wedding! They were very friendly and easy to work with throughout the whole process. They did a fantastic job with all of the music as the guests were arriving and getting their seats. The music during the ceremony was beautiful as well! They have a great selection of music and even learned a new song for us! I would highly recommend this company to anyone! Thank you Sweetwater Strings! More...

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Rachel

25 November 2017

The music was beautiful!!! Their website was great! They were so accommodating and so easy to work with. Highly recommended!

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Cynthia

4 November 2017

Sweetwater Strings did an amazing job at my wedding! They played beautifully and were extremely flexible. I was running a little behind because hair and makeup took longer than expected and then we had issues with my dress, but they remained professional and continued playing their beautiful music. Eily was great to work with. She was responsive and very helpful in answering my questions. I would highly recommend this vendor. Plus, their rates are affordable! Thank you! More...

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Kristine

30 September 2017

We used Sweetwater Strings for our recent wedding at Gainey Ranch Golf Club at the end of September. Eily answered any questions I had during the planning and was really accommodating in my song requests for the ceremony. We selected Beauty & the Beast for the bridal party processional, Canon in D for the bride processional and We Found Love for the recessional. We utilized the string trio for a guest count of about 100 people, and they arrived on time. The group will also be in the attire of your choosing. We went with all black. The music was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we had envisioned for our ceremony. We are so happy that we chose Sweetwater Strings for our ceremony music and would book this company again in the future. Thank you for being the sound of our ceremony! Krissy and Aubry More...

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User2542969

26 May 2017

We had Eily play for our ceremony and cocktail hour. She played a wonderful mix of celtic and traditional music (my husband is Irish). She was very flexible and professional. Definitely recommend! More...

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User2719919

26 May 2017

We used the Spanish guitarist for our wedding ceremony music and it was so beautiful. They were very accommodating and easy to work with, even with only a weeks notice of the wedding.

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User3305118

26 May 2017

We used Sweetwater Strings for our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music. Eily was very friendly with booking and flexible with our music options. We had a string trio and used mostly traditional music for the ceremony (we threw in Stairway to Heaven during the unity candle ceremony) and then modern pieces for our cocktail reception. It was very cool to be able to incorporate the music we like into soft, enjoyable music for our guests. More...

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User3249653

26 May 2017

Eily was so easy to get in touch with - she would respond to emails immediately. We requested a song that was not on their repertoire and they were happy to learn it. We had them for our ceremony and through cocktail hour and they were wonderful! We received so many compliments from our guests about how good their music was. I would highly recommend Sweetwater Strings! More...

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User4179873

26 May 2017

Having a string quartet at my wedding was something i always dreamed about. Sweetwater Strings did an incredible job, plus they were super easy to get a hold of with my 1000 questions!

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User6045025

26 May 2017

Sweetwater Strings was the perfect selection for our wedding! We chose to host a brunch and having the strings was absolutely wonderful. Eily was a pleasure to work with and every guest commented on how beautifully they played. More...

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User4657723

26 May 2017

Having a string quartet at our wedding was such an amazing touch. Sweetwater Strings played during our ceremony and cocktail hour and did an amazing job! They had a long list of songs to pick from, and were very receptive to our special requests! In the process leading up to the wedding they always responded very quickly to emails and were professional and prompt. I was able to walk down the aisle to a Harry Potter song! They stayed in the background, did their job amazingly, and guests kept commenting on how great they sounded! I would highly recommend Sweetwater Strings to all brides! More...

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User5323124

26 May 2017

Incredible quality. Sweetwater Strings was elegant, charismatic, and most importantly, EXTREMELY TALENTED. Our wedding was significantly better having had them perform for us. Our guests could not get over how great they did :) More...

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Bianca

12 May 2017

We hired sweetwater strings for a violin and cello duet for our ceremony and cocktail hour! They were amazing! The music was so incredibly beautiful I wish I could have been at more of the cocktail hour so that I could hear more! They were super punctual and professional. I would definitely recommend sweetwater strings for your ceremony music! We received many, many compliments on them! More...

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amy

30 December 2016

Eily was great. She was responsive and accommodating and so pleasant, as well as being a skilled violinist! She met with us a few weeks before the ceremony to discuss the overall tone and music style that we preferred. We wanted to use part of a pre-recorded song (The Prayer) and she made an MP3 of the portion that would be the processional as well as one for the recessional and then they played along with that recording. We were also impressed with her pretty extensive list of both classical and current music selections that they've commonly played at weddings. I make a point to review vendors, restaurants, and small businesses that are exceptional so I specifically asked her to send me a link so I could review her and her recommend her to others. More...

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Jackie

8 October 2016

They made our wedding ceremony so special. We had them also do cocktail music for our guests- extremely classy. We had great reviews on what a special vendor they were.

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Emily

21 February 2016

Eily and Sweetwater Strings were absolutely a joy to work with! Their website was so helpful and I received a response to my inquiry almost immediately. We booked the guitar and violin duo for our ceremony and cocktail hour and our guests are still talking about how wonderful they were! Our only regret is that we didn't book them for the entire night. Sweetwater Strings was both professional and talented and we cannot recommend them enough! More...

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Erica

23 January 2016

They did a wonderful job at our wedding! They were responsive and flexible. We would love to use them again if possible for future life events.

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Erika

7 November 2015

I found Sweetwater Strings here in WeddingWire. The owner Eily was friendly and nice to work with. The website was very helpful when we were selecting the songs. The music was absolutely beautiful. Thank you Eily and Megyn! More...

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Maryem

26 April 2015

Everyone at our wedding loved them! We (bride and groom) unfortunately didn't get to experience to much just the ceremony, which add a touch of elegance and beauty to our amazing day, but we did have them play for cocktail hour and everyone loved them! Can't wait till we get our video so we can relive it again! More...

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Shannon

22 March 2015

I hired Sweetwater Strings after reading their reviews on wedding wire and I am so glad I did. Eily was great to work with. They played exactly what I asked for and did a beautiful job during the ceremony. I also had them play during our cocktail hour and heard a lot of compliments on them. I didn't get to make it to the cocktail hour so my only regret is that I didn't get to hear them play more. More...

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Pamela

13 March 2015

I arranged for Sweetwater Strings (a quartet) to play at my son's wedding. I can honestly say it was beautiful. It captured the atmosphere perfectly which I believe recorded music can not. Everyone who attended commented how good it was. A very professional company to deal with. More...

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Kristin

22 November 2014

They were absolutely wonderful for our ceremony! It was the perfect setting. They even played with some family members who brought their own instruments.

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Alison

10 October 2014

Sweetwater Strings was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony at L'Auberge in Sedona, AZ. The musicians were amazing and they even fulfilled a special request with very little notice!

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Ryan

11 May 2014

The group was great to work. The music was wonderful and much better than any pre-recorded music could provide.

I would recommend them to anyone.

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Elvia

23 November 2013

Sweet water plays instruments lovely. I highly recommend them. Thank you for making my wedding ceremony unforgettable

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D.

3 November 2013

Highly recommend Sweetwater Strings. They were quick to respond to emails and were a breeze to work with. The music sounded beautiful. For a reasonable fee, they adapted two new songs not in their repertoire, but which were important to us. I especially liked it that their prices and music selections are posted on their website. More...

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Kelsey

12 October 2013

We booked a quartet for our October wedding and it was amazing! They played so beautifully and made the ceremony so romantic! I would recommend Sweetwater Strings to anyone! More...

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Alicia

28 September 2013

Sweetwater strings helped make my big day perfect. The music was just wonderful. It was a perfect fit for the day. They added to the elegance and charm I was going for. They are such great musicians. I liked them so much I had to have them not only play for my wedding ceremony but our cocktail hour as well. Worth every penny. They helped make my day perfect, romantic and magical. Thank you for playing at my wedding. More...

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Jennifer

30 August 2013

Beautiful music and very easy to work with. We loved the ambiance the string music provided.

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Anne

6 July 2013

The violin and guitar duo created a perfect tone for our outdoors wedding. Eily made everything easy from picking the music to arranging the contract. Our wedding was in Arizona, but we were from Oklahoma, and I thought it might be hard trying to arrange everything from several states over. This could not have been easier and there were no last minute hassles to be dealt with. Wonderful timing and music. More...

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Sarah

6 July 2013

I found Sweetwater Strings while searching for ceremony music in/around Phoenix. Their website is awesome -- it provides many samples of their work across all of the different instruments they have available. They were very quick to respond to my emails, and were great with suggestions for instrumentation based on the size of our wedding. We had a small wedding and ended up with a violin and cello duo. They were incredibly professional, and obviously had done many weddings before. I, the neurotic bride, had everything about the ceremony planned to the last letter, but I shouldn't have worried -- our musicians knew exactly what they were doing and when.

I know this is most likely the case with most brides, but my only regret is that as the bride I barely got to hear them! Our processional and recessional that I DID get to hear were beautiful, and I've had many compliments from guests that the rest of the ceremony as well and the pre- and postludes they played were lovely. They were easy to work with, showed up punctually, and did a beautiful job.
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Michelle

4 May 2013

I used Sweetwater Strings for my wedding ceremony and they were wonderful! They were so professional and easy to work with. They dressed for professionally and for a wedding and played beautiful music. They were a wonderful value and did a great job! Would definitely recommend them More...

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Barbara

21 March 2013

This was one of the best parts of our service! The violin music was beautiful and personal making people feel like they were enjoying a much more expensive, custom service. It was less expensive than paying the restaurant for a Sound system, but was TEN times better than plugging in an iPod. It was easy to communicate with Eliy via email to plan the wedding from afar, but she was right there on time and played throughout the agreed to time, generating more positive comments from my guests than anything else. Thank you Eily!!!!!! More...

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Brynann

16 March 2013

Sweetwater Strings was such a great choice for our wedding day. I would recommend them to any bride looking for great musicians and exceptional service!

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Barbara

19 January 2013

This review is long over due. As with most brides, I had to work with a strict STRICT budget. I had a very informal wedding over at Papago Park and Sweetwater Strings upheld the class of it all!

Something goes wrong at every wedding and I was no exception. A good wedding band/musicians will play good music. An EXCEPTIONAL wedding band/musician will not only play good music but know how to "go with the flow"- this was the case with Sweetwater Strings. My wedding started an hour late and the whole structure of the reception got mixed up but they held it all together and made such a classy ambiance for my guests.

They were charming, presentable, kind, and affordable. God bless these people!! I had a violinist and guitarist - worked wonderfully.

Thank you, Sweetwater Strings!!!!!!!!!!
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Amber

19 January 2013

I cannot recommend Sweetwater Strings enough! We had the guitar/violin duo for our ceremony and cocktail hour at the Secret Garden. My husband is very particular about music. He is a musician himself, so when we found the guitar/violin duo we were looking for, he was very excited. He wanted to write his own music for part of the ceremony, and Sweetwater Strings allowed him to do that and played it PERFECTLY! He was so happy. The only thing I regret is not having a videographer so I could have heard the music myself. I did hear them play the Bridal March, and it sounded wonderful. My husband is also Chinese, and we requested a Chinese traditional song for the tea ceremony. Since both of our musicians also happened to be Chinese, they were able to recommend a beautiful song that was very fitting for that part of the ceremony. They are the best- I promise! More...

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Tania

17 November 2012

Eily was very flexible, and super easy to work with. She played for our ceremony and cocktail hour, it was very nice and would recommend her in a second! thank you!!!

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Alyssa

6 October 2012

Sweetwater Strings is an awesome company. My friend had a violinist play for her wedding and he was so great that I too used to company for my wedding. I had music not listed in the website and the Eily was very flexible and accommodated all my requests. Eily was great at making sure everything was in place for my big day. The violinist was very professional and she did an AWESOME job during my ceremony! I would recommend this company to anyone and the prices are great! Thank you so much for the exceptional service provided. More...

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Norra

2 September 2012

Eily with Sweetwater Strings was our violin soloist. I unfortunately didn't get the chance to meet her (and didn't see her at the ceremony - was too nervous to look around!) but I could hear her and she was amazing. Having her at the ceremony and during the cocktail hour provided just the right touch of class to make our wedding so much more amazing. More...

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Kimberly

12 May 2012

We chose to have a guitarist for our ceremony and I am so happy that we did. Marc did such a wonderful job, and the music was great! I can't wait to see our video and hear it all over again. The only issue we had was a miscommunication with the ceremony start time however, Marc chose to stay longer to accommodate! More...

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Lauren

31 March 2012

We are so grateful to Sweetwater Strings for providing such beautiful music at our wedding ceremony. Our musicians sounded incredible, and the arrangement of "Mah Tovu" that their composer put together was absolutely perfect. It brought tears to my eyes to walk down the aisle to such a beautiful version of my favorite Jewish song. The musicians added so much to the serene atmosphere of the ceremony, and I am so honored that we were able to have them be part of our big day! More...

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Mariel

3 March 2012

Sweetwater strings are amazing!! We hired a guitar/violin duo for our ceremony and they were amazing! So flexible on playing what we wanted and kept guests entertained while they were waiting for the ceremony to begin! They are also totally reasonable on price! If you're looking for ceremony music, I'd highly reccommend! More...

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Sheila

31 December 2011

I hired Sweetwater Strings for my New Years Eve wedding and am very happy with my decision! The music was absolutely amazing and the guests were very impressed. Not only did they play great music, but they are very accomodating as well. I wanted to push my ceremony back a half and hour because I wanted to get married at sunset and Eily had no problems with making that happen. Thank you so much for helping Nate and I celebrate our perfect day!

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Allison

5 November 2011

Sweetwater Strings did such a great job with the music at our ceremony, it was perfect! We spoke to them via email ahead of time and sent all the documents through email as well so never actually met in person. They had everything down perfect and the must was beautiful for our ceremony. All our guests commented on how beautiful it was! More...

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Sara

5 November 2011

We had a single violinist for our wedding. She was amazing! She was professional and knew exactly what to do. The music lent itself well to creating an elegant and sophisticated ambiance. Simply beautiful! We received a lot of compliments on the music. More...

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Julie

20 August 2011

The one thing we had to have for our wedding was string players and Sweetwater Strings was the perfect choice for our August 20th celebration! We communicated with Eily only through email and although emailing may not seem like the most personal method, Eily always made us feel as though she truly cared about every detail and offered us many great suggestions! We had a memory candle lighting ceremony and Eily and her team arranged a version of "The Prayer" especially for our wedding! We had many compliments from our guests about how wonderful the music was and we wish that we could have really enjoyed it was well as we only had them for the ceremony. Sweetwater Strings goes above and beyond for their clients and offers a wide variety of beautiful music that would absolutely accentuate any wedding. Thank you:)!! More...

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Josh

29 May 2011

Great talent but not as personable as we might have expected. Other than that, everything was great!

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Abbey

30 April 2011

We chose to have the violin and guitar duo play for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance. The musicians played the following requested songs:

Prelude Request In All My Life
Bridal Party Processional Spring, Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Bride Processional Pachabel Cannon
Recessional All You Need is Love

We loved the way these songs sounded with the violin and guitar duo. The live musicians definitely made the day feel more special and took the wedding up a notch!
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Tiffanie

17 April 2011

eily was AWESOME!! we contacted her less than a week prior to our wedding and she was able to somehow make it work. she worked with us one on one to create the perfect music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. the music was fabulous and we are still receiving compliments!! :) i would recommend sweetwater strings to anyone would like romantic and memorable ceremony music. More...

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Jillian

2 April 2011

Looking for an amazing string quartet that can play the classics and current hits? Hire Sweetwater Strings! I live in Chicago and just got married in Scottsdale, so I hired Sweetwater after reading other reviews and listening to their songs online. Throughout the process, Eily was in close touch and gave great advice on songs that would be best for each step of our ceremony and cocktail hour. We were more than happy with their sound at our wedding and we're very picky about music. Our guests told us they loved the quartet, too - they even had fun picking out the current songs that were played during cocktails. If you are undecided and want a professional, fun, beautiful sound for your wedding or event, I highly recommend Eily and her team at Sweetwater! More...

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Britney

26 March 2011

It was a pleasure working with Eily and Aaron. Aaron was my solo classical guitarist for my ceremony, and he did a beautiful job. And Eily made picking music so easy. She was always easy to get a hold of and had wonderful suggestions. Aaron did a great job of flowing with the ceremony and lengthening or shortening the songs as we needed. If you're looking for classical guitar, I would definitely check them out, but I also have a strong suspicion that all of their talent is just as professional and entertaining. More...

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Trina

26 March 2011

Sweetwater Strings did an excellent job at our wedding! We received many compliments on how talented they were! Everything worked out perfectly!! Eily was also so great along the process and made everything super easy. She was always willing to send over examples and ideas. She was especially helpful as the day got close with some recommendations and last minute decisions. THANK YOU!! More...

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jacqueline

19 March 2011

Sweetwater Strings did such a fantastic job for our ceremony music. The timing was perfect and they sounded fantastic. I would absolutely recommend them!

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Erica

19 March 2011

This was a leap of faith.. and it paid off! I never once met Eily or her crew in person. I did everything via email, and listening to her music from their website. Eily was great to work with, and she was responsive and creative in fufilling my desire for strings at my wedding. I only got to hear a snipit of the music, and it was breathtaking. My guests complimented the music and enjoyed the special touch. My only regret was not being able to enjoy it more since we only hired them for the ceremony. More...

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Amy

20 February 2011

Eily was very responsive to our music selection requests. We needed very specific types of music for the ceremony and she was able to provide that. She was pleasant and easy to work with although a little difficult to communicate with other than through email. More...

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Paula

18 December 2010

I hire Eliy for our ceremony music for our Wedding in December 2010. I had the String Duo Violin & Cello, it was absolutely beautiful. Everyone loved the class of the duo for the ceremony, I was very pleased and would hire them again. They were wonderful. Thank you so much for making our day beautiful. More...

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Elaine

20 November 2010

Sweetwater strings did an excellent job at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour (we had booked a violin & cello duo). It was very classy and our guests told us they enjoyed the music. They were punctual and professional. Also, it was a pleasure working with the owner. She was very helpful and answered all my questions. More...

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jodi

22 October 2010

We met with Eily during an open house and booked her right there without looking any further. Everything ran so smooth and prices were unbeatable. They did an amazing job and brought tranquility to the Sanctuary. I had a small wedding of about 75 ppl and the duet was perfect!! thank you Sweetwater - will definitely recommend you guys to all. More...

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Ginger

17 October 2010

Eily and the team at Sweetwater were GREAT! They pulled out some amazing arrangements for some of the songs that aren't available on sheet music. Their willingness to spend hours arranging and keeping the cost fair set them apart in their field! Totally recommend them - especially for current music set to strings! More...

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Donolyn

10 October 2010

The easiest vendor I had! She put together the perfect music selection, was not needy, met with her once gave her my info and what I wanted and she nailed it no problem whatsoever! Many of my guests were very impressed and thought it was the perfect touch for our intimate ceremony. We chose a solo violin under the impression we would only have 50 guests showing up, with close to 90 actually coming the sound level was still just as perfect! So great, and highly recommended More...

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Ana

10 October 2010

Sweetwater strings played for our ceremony & cocktail hour for our wedding in Sedona. They are affordable, accommodating (many other companies were not willing to drive 2 hours away), and were extremely professional. We first met with Eily and immediately booked her on the spot, we were shocked it would be affordable enough to include a cocktail hour (something we hadn't planned on doing with our tight budget.) Lali and Patricia did a great job! We would highly recommed them to anyone looking to add that extra special touch. More...

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Kimberly

24 April 2010

Sweetwater Strings did a beautiful job- it was so awesome and I will never forget this day. Words cannot express everything: it is hard for me to explain, all I know is you blessed me in such a mighty, mighty way. Thank you so much for playing for me and Sammie in such a short notice. I received a lot of excellent feed back about your music, they loved it. I will definitely recommend you to others. More...

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Jeff

17 April 2010

Just wanted to say thanks for the beautiful music you gave us at our wedding. My mother, who is a classically trained pianist, commented that your playing was wonderful and she enjoyed it very much. She even commented that she felt the selections could have been her own choosing, especially Musette (from her favorite opera).

I especially want to thank you for El Relicario, which brought a tear to her eyes remembering my dad playing it on his organ and the family dogs laying on the floor singing along with him. My sister and I requested it every night, and having it played at my wedding was like having a little piece of my dad there with us. I'm pretty sure he and the dogs looked down on the ceremony and smiled.

Thank you again for being a part of our day.
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Lisa

10 April 2010

Sweetwater Strings provided excellent ceremony music. They accomodated a Catholic wedding ceremony with no preparation required from us! They made the process extremely easy and all the music sounded fantastic. They were on time and well mannered. Would be glad to recommend Sweetwater Strings for any wedding event. Communication was open and Eily provided requested feedback when needed. It was a pleasure to work with them! More...

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Jessica

10 April 2010

We had a string trio from Sweetwater Strings play at our ceremony & cocktail hour - they were fantastic! Eily was so great to work with, and made coordinating this music so easy. She had helpful suggestions, and was flexible to meet our needs. The music was so beautiful and we had many compliments on how great it was to have this live music as part of our ceremony and cocktail hour. I compared numerous string ensembles for price and quality. I found the best value and felt the most confident in selecting Sweetwater Strings. I would recommend them to anyone getting married! More...

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Linda

9 April 2010

Eily is so sweet! She is very friendly and flexible. I requested a personalized repertoire and with no problem, she was ready with ANY changes I made. I can't remember hearing the music (I was so nervous), but guests said it was beautiful. More...

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Kelly

27 February 2010

I wholeheartedly provide Sweetwater Strings 5 stars for playing at my wedding in February. Not only did they play beautiful music, they were incredibly accomodating for the special music request that we had, and very responsive via e-mail. I would recommend them to any of my friends who are getting married in the future. They were even willing to travel to Tucson to play at my wedding. I can't say enough good things about them, and were wonderful with the guests at the wedding as well. They were even willing to allow my 3 year old niece to look closer at their instruments - incredible. I received so many compliments on their music. More...

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Mike

26 February 2010

The guitarist who played for my wedding and cocktail hour was amazing! It was the perfect atmosphere for both portions of my wedding- the ceremony music was hauntingly beautiful and the guests told me that the jazz he played during cocktails was upbeat and fun. They were more affordable than most other groups I inquired from. I would recommend them to any couple! More...

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Lizzie

9 January 2010

My husband and I could not have been happier with the service that Sweetwater Strings provided for us. We used a string quartet for our wedding and everything was perfect. My husband is a music major and had some pretty specific and difficult music requests and Sweetwater Strings was more then willing to work with us to accomplish these goals. Sweetwater Strings went out of their way to work with us and contact us with special circumstances while we were finishing school out of town and even planned a personal one-on-one meeting to discuss our specific individual contract. Sweetwater Strings contacted us a few days before the wedding just to touch base one final time. On the wedding day Sweetwater Strings was very punctual and were very organized as to what they needed so as to help keep everything running smoothly. During the ceremony the quartet did a great job following the flow of things. Many of the guests gave compliments to my husband and I afterwords based on the overall aura that their music provided to the ceremony. They truly made the day very special for everyone. My husband and I would highly recommend Sweetwater Strings to anyone planning an event. They far exceeded our expectations and we would use them again in a heartbeat. More...

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Jayne

7 November 2009

Eily played beautifully. Everyone commented how wonderful she was. Even when there was a delay while we waited for guests to arrive, she kept on playing her violin. I would highly recommend Sweetwater Strings. More...

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Lauren

24 October 2009

My wedding ceremony was everything I dreamed it would be and I think it was mostly because of the music performed by Eily and her partner on the guitar. They really made it all happen and I will be forever grateful for it. I will never forget that day and the music!!! A huge thank you to Sweetwater Strings!! More...

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Hilary

8 August 2009

Sweetwater violinist, Eily, performed at my ceremony. She did an excellent job. She has a number of songs to choose from; I made a list of what I wanted to hear and she followed my requests. Her music was beautiful and my husband and I received so many compliments from our guests about how "classy" the ceremony music was. It seemed to me to be a small element to have, but having a violinist really added something special to our wedding. Eily even came early to speak with the church coordinator, and was always professional whenever I spoke with her. I would definitely recommend Sweetwater Strings. More...

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Sarah

20 June 2009

Sweetwater Strings was very easy to work with and get a hold of during the planning process. They have a large number of songs in their repertoire, which they play beautifully. I had a violin duo play, and they were also more than willing to accommodate and learn special requests for the wedding. Considering the affordability of their pricing, how easy they were to get in touch with and how beautifully they play, I would definitely recommend them to other people. More...

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Katie

19 June 2009

Sweetwater Strings (Eily) provided the most beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour music we could have imagined. We received so many compliments on the music (violin)- it really made the ceremony so elegant and classy. Eily was very professional and responsive, played beautiful classical music and old hymns that really made our wedding ceremony so special for us. Thank you Eily! We HIGHLY recommend Sweetwater Strings!
-Jeff & Katie Harrison
June 2009
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Holly

7 June 2009

My wedding was June '09, Sweetwater Strings played for my ceremony and had a string trio. They did exactly what I wanted and sounded sooo beautiful!! Everyone commented on how great they were. They are very professional and so talented. I would definitely recommend them! :) More...

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Nicole

30 May 2009

Sweetwater Strings was wonderful to work with! They made our wedding so special-they were on punctual, professional and timed their music just perfectly according to the timeline of our ceremony and reception. They also were very accomodating to our music requests, but played a great mix of contemporary and classical songs. We also really liked them as people, as well as admiring their talent as musicians. They were very competitively priced and well worth the money. We would recommend them to anyone we know having a wedding or special event! More...

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Meredith

16 May 2009

I used Sweetwater Strings for my wedding in May 2009. I thought they did an amazing job with the music. My guests also commented on how wonderful the music was. I thought they were extremely professional. During the planning process for the wedding, I had no problems getting in touch with the company. It was very easy to communicate via emails and a few telephone calls. It was well worth the money to have have live, beautiful ceremony music at my wedding. I would recommend Sweetwater Strings to everyone.
Thanks for a great job:)
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mike

27 March 2009

The owner was very good to me, due to the an issue. The violinist was great, wish should would have been there before the wedding. The prices are great and I think the over really good. More...

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Being able to be a part of the most celebratory times in people's lives is an amazing job- we love to share in the joy with upbeat, fun music to make the day that much more special.

I have always been playing music since a child, and it is my dream job. When I found other people as passionate as I was about music, we formed different groups and began performing professionally in 2007. For over ten years we've played a thousands of events, and each one is unique.

In addition to being a company run and owned by musicians, we hold the largest music library in Arizona, allowing us to play a wide variety of styles. We are a fresh, modern take on a classic form of string music!