Vendor Spotlight: Dallas Wedding Music

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Andre headshotAndre de los Santos is one of our favorite resources for putting together a string or other ensemble for anything wedding.  He is the owner of Dallas Wedding Music and Bollywood Strings and has been in business since 2010.  Since Andre has been a feature at many of our weddings, we wanted to feature him on the blog.  We hope you enjoy what he had to say!

When and how did you get into the wedding industry?

After working in an opera orchestra and a musical theatre, I decided I needed a change and wanted to play music on my own terms. I moved back to Dallas to be closer to my family in 2009 and opened Dallas Wedding Music in 2010.

Tell us about your favorite type of client.

I love my creative clients. I have performed bridal processionals ranging from Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, The Cure, Elvis Presley to A.R. Rahman. I enjoy brainstorming with my brides and grooms how we can incorporate music that is sentimental to their relationship and tie those memories into the ceremony.
 DWS Ceremony Shot

What makes you different at what you do?

I always try to think outside of the box. In addition to ceremonies, the string quartet has performed live first dances, cocktail hours (with and without drums) and reception programs.

DWS Fun ShotWhat do you love most about weddings?

I love the feeling of being a part of a production. All of the bride and groom’s planning, visions and ideas come together in one day. The start of the wedding ceremony reminds me of opening night at the opera.
You can find out more about Andre at www.dallasweddingmusic.com and see videos at www.andredls.com.  You can reach him at andre@dallasweddingmusic.com or 214-729-2177.

Photos provided by Greg Blomberg Photography and Flashbox Photography.

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