Chris Rutherford Music
If you've thought about having live music for your wedding ceremony, we work this into your ceremony plan with your Celebrant be it Haley or another of your choosing, and it adds a beautiful and entertaining element for all involved.
Acoustic Wedding Musician
A typical ceremony would see me begin playing about half an hour before the ceremony starts so as guests arrive they have something to enjoy and sets the tone and mood for the ceremony. I then (if you wish) play your chosen isle song (or we can play the original through our PA system if you have your heart set on a recorded version). I then play a song or 2 during the signing of the documents, which is something that's missing at a lot of ceremonies (often it's that awkward silence while guests just have to wait). So makes this time more enjoyable. I then play a beautiful upbeat song when you are ‘announced’ and celebrated, then continue to play post-ceremony while you and guests mingle. It truly changes the atmosphere of a ceremony, rather than just an iPod.
Have a read through the testimonials on our Instagram for an insight into what others have experienced. I am happy to be guided by what you like as a couple and the vibe you want on the day, or with years of experience performing at weddings, I can certainly take the reigns and give you one less thing to organise,
Chris is a musical genius, he made our wedding ceremony complete with the most incredible acoustic versions of our favourite songs, and the aisle song was no exception it brought us both to tears! No request was too hard and he really took the time to get to know us to suggest songs that would suit the vibe we were hoping for. He perfectly matched these songs to our guests. Chris' cool, calm and collected nature gave us every confidence that we could relax and enjoy the day. He could not come more highly recommended by us (and I’m pretty sure everyone who attende the ceremony)! Thank you Chris for playing such a huge part on our wedding day and for exceeding all expectations - you really are a master of your trade!
Bianca and Matt Moulsdale, Watsons Bay, Sydney
We wanted our wedding to be intimate, filled with only the best for our best friends and family. We heard Chris playing at a wedding and we knew he had to be part of our special day. His music set the most magical scene. He was so wonderful to work with, asking all about our relationship so he could match music to suit us. A service a few other bands we met with didn't offer. We also had a few very beautiful songs we wanted him to play and he learnt them and played them even better than the artist. We couldn't have been happier with our decision to choose Chris and he seriously exceeded our expectations (he actually continued to play music even when the rain started at our ceremony)! Thank you Chris for adding to our wedding day and making it one we will never forget!
Natalie and Mitchell Waters, Balmoral, Sydney
I can’t recommend or thank Chris enough for making our wedding ceremony so special. Chris absolutely nailed the vibe we were looking for, suggesting the perfect song selections for the parts we hadn’t even considered, and tailoring our choice of aisle song to fit us perfectly (harmonica and all). He is also a master at reading a crowd! When our guests spread out for post-ceremony drinks, Chris took to roaming through the crowd, creating an awesome atmosphere!
Not only was working with Chris stress-free, but was a lot of fun.
If you are looking for an amazing acoustic guitarist and vocalist, you should seriously stop looking... Chris is the BEST! x
Kirsty & Stuart Williamson, Palm Beach, Sydney