The sidewalks of New York City shine during the holiday season and music is all around. We love every minute of it – especially when we get to orchestrations-ify the holiday hum.

Kiki and Scott exchanged vows at The Norwood Club (http://www.norwoodclub.com/) a spectacular landmarked townhouse nestled away in the heart of NYC. This bride and groom heard STRUNG at a private event in 2010 and the impression was so strong they knew that there could be no other. STRUNG can perform as a straight ahead string quartet or an electric one, and their song selection can go from common to obscure. What makes them so popular though, is the outrageous level of musicianship coupled with their fantastic personality. When STRUNG plays your event, guests gush. (http://www.orchestrationsinc.com/orchestrations.html).

The seduction of The Bowery Hotel (http://www.theboweryhotel.com/index.php) is unavoidable and it’s rock star meets old world beauty is perfection. Lauren and Matthew’s November wedding was also perfection with some of the coolest song choices and a perpetual motion the entire night. Tzo Ai and her intuitive team at Ang Weddings and Events (http://www.angweddingsandevents.com/) streamlined everything, and the atmosphere was sublime. SHI , our fabulous female cello quartet set the tone during ceremony and cocktails and Sasha’s lusty vocals swayed through dinner. (http://orchestrationsinc.com/FourLeafClover.html). Our house DJ with conga accompaniment created a high energy club vibe for the reception, and when “Its Time for the Percolator” came on, guests were ready!

Erica and Kassem kissed the year goodnight with their lush NYC wedding at The New York Palace (http://www.newyorkpalace.com/). Elegant and iconic, it was the perfect location for uniting their cultures and families. Hilary (http://orchestrationsinc.com/Avalon.html) crooned vintage jazz and holiday tunes with the warmth, and romance of a New York City Christmas. Our house DJ stepped it up for the reception mixing in the special Lebanese tunes of the grooms family and making the dance floor home to all.

Our year here at Orchestrations has been full and joyous and we’re so grateful to have written the soundtrack for so many beautiful couples. “Music – makes the people – come together – yeah!” We agree, Madonna. Here Here.

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