why choose a wedding guitarist? why choose me?
- "The guitar is one of the most romantic and versatile of all instruments. It will provide the perfect ambiance for your special day"
- A good wedding musician will judge the ambiance and play accordingly to keep the energy and feel appropriate to the occasion. My wide and varied experience enables me to do this naturally.
- Solo Spanish guitarists do not need much room especially in some function rooms where space is at a premium
- Spanish classical guitar can be play just acoustic if amplification is not allowed.
Planning the Music for Your Wedding Ceremony
The wedding party’s processional marks the official beginning of the ceremony. During the processional, first the bridal party walks down the aisle, and is then followed by the bride. The general protocol for the processional allows first for the seating of parents. Then bridesmaids walk down the aisle accompanied by groomsmen. Next, the maid of honor follows, then the flower girl and ring bearer (if used), and then the bride enters and makes her way down the aisle.
The interlude can actually be many different moments in the ceremony, my very loose definition being any time there are no words being spoken for a minute or more. For most ceremonies, the interlude is the unity candle, memorial candle, or rose presentation. These are moments of quiet reflection, and the music you choose should encourage this mood. Any of the songs that Luis Alfredo plays during the prelude can be good choices for the interlude.
The recessional is the exact opposite of the processional. The bride and groom make their way down the aisle together, followed by the rest of the wedding party and their parents. The recessional marks the finish of the wedding ceremony. Congratulations! Now you’re officially married.
Most Popular Ceremony Music for the Guitar
Cannon in D (Pachelbel)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Ave Maria (Shubert)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
O Sole Mio (Italian Traditional)
Estudio en Mi Menor (Tarrega)
Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tarrega)
Capricho Arabe (Tarrega)
Mi Favorita (Spanish Waltz)
Adriana (Spanish Waltz)
Sabor a Mi (Spanish Bolero)
Perfidia (Spanish Bolero)
Besame Much (Spanish Bolero)
Samba pa' ti (Santana)
Great Acoustic Guitar Instrumental Renditions
Clocks (Cold Play)
A Thousand Years (Christina Parri)
Marry Me (Train)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley)
Merry You (Bruno Mars)
Latch (Sam Smith)
Your Song (Elton John)
What A Wonderful World
Yesterday (The Beatles)
Oh My Love (John Lennon)
NOTE: More Songs can be learned and performed upon early request
"Thank you Luis. Our guests were delighted with your skills and what a great time we had. They could not stop talking about it. You have a wonderful personality and you are a
true professional in your art.
Your new friend wishes you and your family blessings and good will.
October 20, 2012
thank you for coming out and playing for us on our wedding. You were great. I was really happy with your version on Le Vie en Rose. I'm sending you some pics. Let me know if you want me to post something on your website.
Sandra and Dennis
I just wanted to tell you again how much we enjoyed meeting you and listening to you play last night at the reception. I have tapes of Segovia, Carlos Montoya and Julian Bream. I also have 6 cd’s of Hanan Harchol who was my favorite til last night. We also appreciated your willingness to stay a little late and entertain us with your repertoire and talent. You said you had made 100 cd’s once before, if you ever decide to make another run, put me on your list.
August 18, 2012
"Hi Luis, I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your involvement in our wedding - we had so many people comment on your amazing guitar playing skills! We will most definitely recommend you!! Thank you so, so much!!
April 16, 2012
"...I must tell you that you did a fantastic job at the wedding. Everybody was very happy with your show. They loved it! Thanks again for making the cocktail hour ay my daughter’s wedding a memorable one
June 15, 2011
The Spanish or classical guitar is one of the most romantic and versatile of all instruments. In the hands of Luis Alfredo Garcia, it will provide the perfect ambiance for your wedding Ceremony, Cocktail hour, and/or dinner reception.
Luis Alfredo as a wedding guitarist offers a large and versatile repertoire of classical, flamenco, Latin, and popular music styles to suit r any part of your special day.