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Enhancing Your Wedding Experience: Insights from The Knot Real Weddings 2024 Vendor Report

As a wedding musician, I'm thrilled to share some valuable insights from The Knot Real Weddings 2024 Vendor Report that can help you craft the perfect vibe for your special day. With years of experience in the industry and a passion for creating unforgettable moments, I understand the importance of staying attuned to the latest trends and preferences shaping the wedding landscape.

Here are some key takeaways from the report that I believe will resonate with you as you plan your dream wedding.

Dancing to a New Tune: It's time for a musical shift! After six incredible years, Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" has finally passed the torch as the most popular first dance song. Taking its place is the timeless classic, "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley. With my extensive repertoire of over 800 songs, including classics like this one, I'm excited to offer you a diverse selection to choose from, ensuring your first dance is nothing short of magical.

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Supporting Small and Diverse Businesses: I'm proud to be a woman-owned business, and I'm passionate about supporting diversity in the wedding industry. The report highlights a growing trend among couples seeking out small businesses, particularly those owned by underrepresented groups like Black-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, and woman-owned businesses. By choosing me as your wedding musician, you're not only getting exceptional music but also supporting diversity and inclusivity in the industry.

Embracing the Outdoors: Are you dreaming of an outdoor wedding surrounded by nature's beauty? You're not alone! The report reveals a growing preference for outdoor weddings, with couples seeking natural settings to exchange their vows. Drawing from my experience playing for elopements on remote mountaintops and by tranquil riversides, I'm excited to enhance the ambiance of your outdoor celebration with live music tailored to your unique setting. Looking for inspiration? Check out this reel of a surprise elopement, and this reel of a lakeside micro-wedding.

Sunrise Elopement - Artist's Point, WA

Creating Personalized Experiences: Your wedding should be a reflection of your love story and unique relationship. We learned that 63% of couples prioritizing personalization during the planning process. Since 2018 I've been committed to collaborating with you to curate a bespoke musical experience that resonates with your vision. Whether it's selecting meaningful songs or crafting custom arrangements, I'm here to ensure your wedding music is as unique and special as you are.

Enhancing the Guest Experience: Live music has a transformative power to enhance three of the most important elements couples prioritize for their wedding day:

  1. guest experience

  2. personalization

  3. overall vibe

As a wedding musician, I understand the pivotal role music plays in creating unforgettable moments. From setting the tone as guests arrive to crafting a personalized soundtrack that reflects your unique love story, live music adds a special touch of authenticity and emotion to your celebration. Whether it's a soulful melody during the ceremony, upbeat tunes for cocktail hour, or a dance floor filled with infectious energy, the live music experience elevates every aspect of your wedding, ensuring an unforgettable experience for you and your guests alike.

I'm honored to be a part of your wedding journey and excited to help you create unforgettable moments through the power of music. By embracing these insights and working together, we can ensure that your wedding day is filled with love, joy, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Let's get started!


Hi, I'm Christie!

With over 29 years of experience mastering the violin, I specialize in crafting bespoke setlists and arrangements that reflect your unique vision and preferences. Recognized with awards like "The Best of the Bash" and The Knot Best of Weddings, I'm dedicated to creating unforgettable musical experiences tailored to your event.


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