Judy and Mark are experienced professionals who have played for numerous weddings of all sizes and types. They perform as a duo and also with other top New England musicians. Judy and Mark work with each client to make sure that the music for their important day reflects the wishes of each person. They help to create an enchanting ambience for ceremonies and a fun, exciting atmosphere for receptions.
Guitar & mandolin, guitar duets
Trios, quartets & quintets with bass, drums and flute
Small classical ensembles including guitar, mandolin, flute, violin, or voice
State of the art P.A. system for indoors or outdoors
Microphones available for ceremonies, toasts and speeches
Smaller amplifiers for intimate spaces
Cordless amplifiers for settings with no electricity
Traditional & non-traditional wedding music
60’s, 70’s & 80's pop music
Irish and Celtic
Jewish and Klezmer
Brazilian Bossa Nova and Choro music
Italian mandolin and guitar
Swing/Jazz music of the 30’s & 40’s
Latin American - tangos, Andean music
Spanish - traditional and Nouveau Flamenco
International requests - Italian, Greek, Russian, French, Eastern European etc.
Music plays an important role in the entire ceremony.
There are four different parts to the ceremony that can be enhanced by music.
While guests are arriving and being seated. This is generally 15-30 minutes prior to the ceremony.
There can be one processional for the entire wedding party. Often there is one for the bridesmaids and another for the bride.
This is optional. Some people choose to have a musical selection during the ceremony. This can be used to stop and reflect on a reading or a part of the ceremony that has just happened. Or music can be played during events in the ceremony such as lighting a unity candle. Some people choose to have no music during the ceremony.
Usually there is one recessional for the entire wedding party.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Jewish ceremony) - Hader
Simple Gifts - Traditional
Harte's Ease - Holborne
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Hornpipe - Handel
Siman Tov (Jewish ceremony) - Traditional
Canarios - Sanz
Prelude and Within Ceremony
La Rossignol - Anonymous
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tárrega
Sunrise, Sunset - Harnick, Bock
More samples available upon request
Judy and Mark can create just the right atmosphere for every aspect of your wedding celebration.
They can help you to make this special day a memorable experience for you and your guests.
A duo or solo guitar will add to the special quality of a rehearsal dinner. It can set the tone for the events of the following day.
To start your wedding party, a duo or trio will pick up the tempo and get everyone in the mood to celebrate.
A duo, trio, quartet or quintet can entertain your guests with the distinctive sounds of Latin, swing, Brazilian, ballads and international music (Spanish, Italian, French, Russian etc). From more subdued music during the meal to more upbeat selections for dancing, there will be something for everyone.
"I can't say enough good things about them. Judy and Mark played acoustic guitar music for our ceremony and cocktail hour at our wedding. I worked with Judy to figure out the songs, asked them to learn 2 or 3 new songs, and they were flawless. Not only did they drive several hours to our venue, but they showed up on time, fit the music to us and performed perfectly.
During a day that flew past, there were several key moments that I'll never forget. Hearing them play our processional was one of them. I had chills. They were perfect. And everything we asked of them was delivered and sounded absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend." R.W. Woodridge NJ
"Thank you so much!
We were so pleased with your music, it was so beautiful!
We are honored that you played at this magical event.” G.R. Ellington CT
"We were SO impressed with their ceremony music that I would recommend them for anyone looking for something unique and special.
They learned new songs that I requested and it made our day that much more special!! "
E.D. Springfield MA
“Thank you both for making our wedding so very special. I so enjoyed the music.” K.L. West Hartford CT
"Wow, I would rate these guys an 11!
Judy was definitely one of my favorite wedding vendors and I can't say enough great things about her & Mark! First, she is super warm, friendly and very easy to work with!
They arrived at my venue on time, and they played the most beautiful music! I'm only sad I didn't get to listen to more of it. Everything was exactly how I envisioned it, and my guests raved about how fantastic the music was, especially at our cocktail hour! We added a bassist for cocktail hour and it was super! They also know other fantastic musicians if you are interested in adding to their duo.
If you love guitar and/or mandolin music, both older and contemporary styles, these are the musicians for you! " J.P. Brooklyn NY
"Thank you so much for such a wonderful performance at our ceremony and reception. Your energy and enthusiasm at our wedding matched our joy for one another that day. We loved your playing and so did our guests who all wanted to know how I found you!!!” E.N. Astoria NY
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding garden party. I will always remember that day as one of the best I had. The atmosphere was joyous, elegant, relaxed and your music played such a big role in that; it made our party really “festive” and fun!!” C.B. Cheshire CT
“I wanted to let you know how much Chris and I enjoyed your playing at our wedding reception. We really liked the selections you played and will recommend you to our friends who are planning weddings. Thanks again!” E.S. Windsor CT
“Thank you so much for creating the perfect atmosphere for Amy & Ken’s wedding last week. Everyone has been asking me about the musicians and praising your performance.” B.K. Brooklyn
"Thank you for the magic, the beauty & the fun of your music for our wedding. It was perfect. We loved it and our guests loved it too. You’ve gotten so many compliments.!!!” J.D. Suffield CT
Thank you very much for your being part of our special day!
The music was absolutely beautiful! We would highly recommend you to anyone!
Thank you so much again!
M.V. South Windsor, CT