Quartet, Trio, Duo
Here's what some of our clients are saying. To see additional reviews on The Knot website, click the following image.
We hired Showcase Strings to play during our wedding ceremony about a month ago, which we held at the boardwalk in Avon by the Sea in the pavilion. We felt that a string trio as an accompaniment to our ceremony would be a nice touch, and looking back now we cannot imagine having the done the ceremony without them. The ladies played a list of songs we selected, which included some fun, upbeat numbers leading up to it as well as some beautiful, more sentimental pieces once the ceremony commenced. The music really helped capture the emotions of the day, and added a nice dimension to the event - not a dry eye in the house! We received so many compliments from our guests afterward, and we would highly recommend Showcase Strings to anyone looking to have beautiful music on their big day.
Lauren and Patrick 9/14/18, Avon
Showcase Strings, Thank you so much for your role in our special day. Thank you for making our wedding ceremony extra special and extremely memorable.
Lindsey and Matt The Mill Lakeside Manor
We booked the string duo for our wedding ceremony. Sue was great to work with! She always responded to my inquiries promptly and was more than willing to accommodate my music selections! The music sounded beautiful at the wedding. Thank you for helping to make our wedding dreams come true!
Kristen 6/10/17 Lake Valhalla Club, Montville
You guys were amazing to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. You were knowledgeable and extremely professional. All of our wedding guests raved about our ceremony music! They loved the range that you covered from modern music to classical selections. I would hands down recommend you to anyone I know and I certainly plan to! Thank you for making our big day a dream come true!!
Claire & Kyle 6/30/17 Fairleigh Dickenson
Hi, Lynne and Sue,
I wanted to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding ceremony and reception. So many people came up to us and complimented you on your playing. We will certainly recommend you to anyone considering a strings trio/quartet. Once again thank you very much.
Chris St. Joseph's, Hillsborough and Palace Park, Somerset 2/24/17
Showcase strings played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Their music played was elegant and sounded beautiful. The photographer even snapped a beautiful picture of a heart that was shaped on their cello. I would recommend Showcase Strings 100%.
Kristen, Addison Park, 11/13/16
Sue and her team were incredibly easy to work with. They responded promptly, accommodated our song requests, and were reasonably priced. They are talented musicians who gave our ceremony the elegant music I had always dreamed of. Thanks so much for making our dream wedding a reality! Catherine B, Shadowbrook, September, 2016
Showcase Strings played at my brother-in-law's wedding on August 5th, and they were absolutely fantastic! The musicians were excellent, and they performed a wide variety of music, from classical, to standards to pop. Everyone loved it! Thank you so much!!! Susan Horne Deksnis, Patty Bradley Gonsky, Christopher Jones.
Elizabeth, Oyster Point, Red Bank August, 2016
Showcase Strings played at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. My sister was married 11 years ago and they played at her wedding. That is how memorable they are! Not only did the quartet play everything we requested, but everything sounded beautiful in our outdoor setting! Sue is wonderful and spoke with me directly to ensure we had the best choice of music for our day!
I highly recommend Showcase Strings! Thanks Sue, for everything! Showcase Strings made our day extra special!
Sincerely, Lauren :) June, 2016 English Manor
Hi, Lynne! Both my family, my boyfriend, and I all want to thank you for making the day truly special. Having you guys made Lara and Dave's wedding that much more magical and we are so thankful. People have come up to my parents and me, even still, raving about the excellent quartet. We couldn't have asked for anything better - thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Katarina (sister of the bride) June, 2016 Shadowbrook
Hey Sue, just want to reach out to you and say how much we really appreciated you guys on Friday. You really did such an amazing job. Everyone still is raving about how wonderfully you guys played throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. My only regret is that we didn't have a chance to meet face to face and I could tell you how much I enjoyed you guys during the ceremony. I hope you had as good a time playing as we did listening. Thank you so much for everything!!!
Sincerely, Nick June, 2016 Ashford Estates
We were married on December 12, 2015 at Shadowbrook in NJ. We first saw Showcase Strings at a Shadowbrook Bridal Expo in the Winter. We loved the atmosphere along with the classical music and fireplace on. It was so perfect and romantic. Since we were having a winter themed wedding we decided to book Showcase Strings for our Cocktail Hour Music and it was the best decision! Lynne went above and beyond and was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had during the wedding planning process. She gave me music ideas for a winter wedding and chose special songs to play for our winter themed wedding. Shadowbrook is classic, timeless and romantic and Showcase Strings added to the cozy feel of our winter wedding! We loved them as well as our guests. Our cocktail hour was fantastic thanks to Lynne! Our guests couldn't stop talking about them and my brother booked them right away for his wedding in July! Great service and great prices! You should definitely book Showcase Strings for your wedding. You will not be disappointed!
We just wanted to thank you personally for the AMAZING music you provided. Truly made the ceremony and cocktail hour magical. We still have guests telling us how amazing you guys were and that you literally brought tears to their eyes when you played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Both sets of parents and Laurie and I are truly so thankful for your work. We will be sure to recommend you to other friends that are getting married!! Thanks again.
Chris and Laurie Shadowbrook, 10/15
"Showcase Strings went above and beyond my expectations! As a professional musician, I felt the choice of musicians was of the highest importance for my wedding. Sue and her team were not only professional in all aspects but also played with beautiful technique. Sue was tremendously helpful in the music selections and accommodated my special requests. It was such a relief to not worry about the ceremony music, knowing it was literally in good hands. I wholeheartedly recommend Showcase Strings for any wedding or special event that is looking for musical perfection."
Jan M-P Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton 8/15
"Hi Sue, I just wanted to thank you guys for the wonderful job you did at my cocktail hour, it helped to frame our evening wonderfully! My mother simply loved the music!"
Marylou and Denny Shadowbrook 8/15
"Dear Sue and the women of Showcase Strings, I am solidly one of your biggest fans! Your performance at my daughter Lori's wedding was just wonderful and certainly added so much enjoyment to our happy day. I remember walking down the aisle, and hearing the wonderful music. I felt that the strings gave the ceremony a fantasy, dreamlike feeling. Afterwards, at the cocktail hour, I was so busy talking with our guests....but...would stop mid sentence and say 'Isn't that music beautiful?' You received so many compliments from our guests. Thank you all so much for the beautiful music you gave my family on one of our most happy days. It will be long remembered and appreciated."
Sincerely, Rosemarie P. and family Shadowbrook, 6/15
"From the very first inquiry Susan of Showcase Strings was a delight to work with. Carefully listening to the details of my party, she made recommendations on the number and placement of the musicians and provided me with a play list to choose from. The playlist was comprehensive and allowed me to choose music that appealed to the diverse tastes of my guests. The trio was extremely professional, showing up early in spite of horrible weather they were ready to begin the moment the guests began to arrive. The musicians played beautifully throughout the party and were attentive to the proceedings, playing my favorite song at the perfect moment although I had not provided them with an order for the selections. Many of my guests commented on how lovely it was to have a string trio at the event, an unexpected choice that made the day extra special. Showcase Strings helped to make my event perfect and memorable. Thank you!"
"Showcase Strings is absolutely the group you want to work with for your special day. I spoke with Lynne and Sue during my year's planning process and they were both attentive and responsive. They really make the wedding planning process manageable - trust me, as an anxious bride with several vendors, Showcase Strings was NOT one that I was worried about. They honestly made everything so simple - from their music samples on their website to their direct and easy contact methods. I had an interracial, interfaith wedding and asked Showcase Strings to learn several Chinese music pieces - which they did without problem! They also played several Jewish pieces during the cocktail hour. I'm so glad I went with Showcase Strings for my special day. Thanks again!!"
Amy Shadowbrook 10/14
“Hi Lynne, Tom and I just wanted to say Thanks for being there for our grand daughter’s wedding yesterday at Laurita Winery. We wanted to let you know that the music was perfect for the setting and the occasion. It made her day and our day very special and know Cara and TJ will remember it as a beautiful part of their wedding day.”
Kathy and Tom
“Hi Lynne, Just wanted to reach out and say thanks for all of your hard work to make our ceremony perfect. You did a phenomenal job. Despite the inclement weather, the ceremony was wonderful because of you and the rest of the incredibly talented musicians.” Jacque
"Dear Susan, I wanted to thank you for your lovely music one more time--the sound was really lovely and very much what Genevieve and Michael wanted for the wedding--really beautiful, calm, and melodic. I believe that everyone present enjoyed it--there were many complements to you. Please share our gratitude with your musicians--we really are so happy."
Sincerely, Robin and Len "P.S. I also appreciate your experience with playlists, music scores, churches, ministers and all of those details that you were so helpful with."
“Dear Lynne and Showcase Strings, Thank you so much for providing such beautiful music for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Everyone was extremely impressed with your talents and professionalism… I would certainly reccommend you to anyone!”
Sincerely Danielle and Tim
"On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, our daughter was married on a glorious day at an amazing outdoor venue. The ceremony was further enhanced by the music of Showcase Strings. The musicians were very professional and personable. Susan Deksnis was delightful to work with. We highly reccommend their services and look forward to working with them again when our younger daughter gets married!"
Sharon and Gary
"Lynne, Susan and Showcase Strings, Thank you so much for playing at my wedding and helping to make it such a wonderful day! I’ll be recommending you to anyone I know who might need music in NJ!”
“Lynne, We want to thank you so much for playing at our wedding at English manor. The Music was beautiful and you all did a great job. Our guests told us how much they enjoyed all of you.”
Best Regards, Bruce & Deborah
"David and I thank Showcase Strings for an outstanding job during our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests continue to compliment us about your music and the ‘class’ that the duo added."
Monica & David
"Lynne, Thank you all so much for making this such a special weekend. We could not have been more pleased. Your music was absolutely beautiful and still brings tears when we think back on it. We think it was the most beautiful Nuptial Mass we have ever attended. Your playing with the organist and cantor was perfection.”
Kandy and Rob V.
“Susan and the Showcase Quartet, Wow! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making our wedding the wedding of our dreams. The music was fantastic! As you know… the music was the most important thing to me and you completely met and went beyond my every expectation….I would recommend you to any bride, anytime, anywhere.”
Anne and Wayne M.