Central Park (http://www.centralparknyc.org/) is one of the most beautiful places on earth and descending into this lush haven in the midst of the midtown bustle is always special. Orchestrations breathed harmony into the Arsenal in Central Park with our custom orchestra, SYMPHONIA. In this instance, SYMPHONIA was made up of 10 strings, harmonica, and a 4-piece vocal choir to perform our original arrangement of MOON RIVER by Henry Mancini. This song, made famous in the film BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S with Audrey Hepburn is quintessential New York, and when the moving parts came together it took our breath away. It was a beautiful scene set for this stunning Dutch couple by our innovative and indefatigueable friends Mayra and Xochitl at ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID (http://www.alwaysabridesmaid.us/) .

The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park (http://www.thecentralparkboathouse.com/) holds our heart here at Orchestrations and it’s a pleasure to work with veteran manager, Peter Bischoff at this lakeside oasis. With Bellafare’s (bellafare.com) immaculate and impeccable guidance, Katie and Christopher chose STRUNG, our electric string quartet – and a fabulous choice of harder than usual rock for the ceremony which when played by STRUNG was outrageous in the best possible way! (http://www.orchestrationsinc.com/orchestrations.html. They also surprised Katie’s brother with STRUNG’s arrangement of a song that he wrote earlier that year. We love how Katie and Chris thought outside the proverbial string quartet and used music to make a statement.

There are fewer locations as lovely as the Hamptons in the fall and Sofia Crokos (http://www.sofiacrokos.com/) created perfection. Brianne was a beautiful bride taking her vows in an intimate church setting to the sounds of the beautiful women of SHI and their dulcet cellos (http://orchestrationsinc.com/ShiQuartet.html). The cocktail reception was just a moment away on the sprawling lawn of Brianne’s family home. The guests wore white amongst the gentle lanterns and natural beauty of autumn and DESFINADO’s lusty serenade of bossa nova, pink martini tunes and the native sounds of Portugal set just the right vibe (http://orchestrationsinc.com/Desafinado.html)

Orchestrations transforms black and white ideas into awesome, colorful, reality. What will your ceremony be like in 2013?