We would like to direct you to our testimonials dating back to 2011.

 

For Sarah & Christopher’s wedding on Oct. 16, 2016…

Hi Karen,
I only got to hear just a little bit of the strings on Sunday at the wedding, but the reviews were great from all of the guests!  Thanks for playing at our wedding!
Sarah Taggi
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Tonya & Jorge’s wedding on Oct. 9, 2016…

Dear Karen,
You and your husband did an absolutely fantastic job!  I’m so happy we chose you for our music.  I forgot to charge my phone so I could take some videos.  Thus, I hope others did.  Thank you so much! 
Tonya (Strahler) Mata
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Jupiter Garden Event Center, Dallas, TX

For The Military Order of the World Wars’ Installation Banquet on June 7, 2016…

The Officers and Ladies of the Dallas Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars, wish to express their deep appreciation for your outstanding performance, during our Installation Banquet.  Your marvelous arrangements, superb selections, and professional presentations contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the evening.  Thank you for reminding us that Music is the universal language of Mankind.
Kenneth Boatman (Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army/ Dallas Chapter Commander)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Park City Club, Dallas, TX

For Jessica & Mike’s wedding on May 29, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Good afternoon, I just wanted to touch base and let you know what a great job you all did at the wedding.  The music was absolutely beautiful and you guys did an amazing job.! Anyway, I have had many compliments on how beautiful and enjoyable the music was before/during and after the ceremony.  Thank you so very much!!!
I wish you all nothing but continued success in your endeavors.
Sincerely,
Cindy Vandenberg (Mother of the bride)
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Piazza On The Green, McKinney, TX

For Ria Sharma & Vipin Sethi’s SURPRISE proposal on April 16, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for being a part of the special proposal at the Stoneleigh!  What a wonderful event!  Thank you so much for always doing such a great job for us!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Le Meridien – The Stoneleigh, Dallas, TX

For Kellie McBride & Will Smith’s SURPRISE wedding on March 12, 2016…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for the beautiful music for the surprise wedding at the Crescent Club!  We love working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt, Victoria Wellington, and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Crescent Court Club, Dallas, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Jay and Karen provided guitar & violin music for my daughter’s wedding and reception, and they were fabulous! The music was beautiful and added just the right tone to the big day! They were very easy to work with throughout the process and answered all emails promptly. They accommodated special requests with ease and were totally professional. Would highly recommend Serenata Strings!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother Of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Jay,
Thanks so much for doing such a wonderful job with the music at Emily and Matt’s wedding.  It has been so easy working with you, and your music is fabulous!  You made the day even more beautiful!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother Of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Emily and Matt’s wedding on Oct. 3, 2015…

Karen,
Thanks so much for doing such a fantastic job with the music at Emily and Matt’s wedding.   You set the tone beautifully and have been super responsive the whole time.   You made the day even more special!
Rhonda Tolbert (Mother of Bride)
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Hidden Pines Chapel, Highland Village, TX

For Megan and Chase’s wedding on Aug. 8, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
Thanks again for your help with the Blaylock wedding!  The bride was thrilled with her walk down the aisle – she said it made the moment even better to hear her special request. 🙂  See you shortly for the Cox wedding on Aug. 22.
Cheers,
Brooke
Wedding Coordinator
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Bella Donna Chapel, McKinney, TX

For Shelby and Isaac’s wedding on July 18, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
You guys sounded great!!!!!
We couldn’t be happier with yall!!!!!
Shelby & Isaac
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Bar None Cowboy Church, Tatum/Henderson, TX

For Ashley and Jason’s wedding on July 11, 2015…

Dear Karen,
Thank you so much to you and Jay for the beautiful music at Ashley’s wedding at the Wylie Theater.  It is always such a pleasure working with you!
Sincerely,
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Wylie Theater, Dallas, TX

For Amorepacific’s celebration on June 22, 2015…

Karen,
Thank you!  I was told that the music was lovely and we greatly appreciate it.
Hillary
Group: String Trio & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Ashley and Valentin’s wedding on May 2, 2015…

We had a violin and guitar combination at our ceremony and they were amazing!  The sound quality was awesome for an outdoor ceremony and all of our guests were so impressed!  We are so glad Karen & Jay got to be a part of our wedding!
Thank you so much!
Ashley & Valentin Murillo
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Occasions at Stone River, Royce City, TX

For Heather and Grant’s wedding on April 18, 2015…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you all for providing the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour at the Teitell wedding.  It was beautiful!  We always enjoy working with you all!
Sincerely
Rachel Burt and the As You Wish Team
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar/ String Quartet
Venue: Crescent Court Hotel, Dallas, TX

For Blake and Kristin’s wedding on March 14, 2015…

Hits on Ten/Serenata Strings,
Thank you for the beautiful music.
With thanks,
Blake and Kristin
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Mitas Hill Vineyard, McKinney, TX

For Legend Bank’s 125th Anniversary celebration on Jan. 10, 2015…

Karen & Jay,
I wanted to take a moment to let you know how pleased we were with your performance at our event Saturday night.  I have received tons of compliments from our employees.  Thank you so much for making our special event even more fantastic!
Kristin Thomas
Executive Assistant of Legend Bank
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Texas Motor Speedway Club, Fort Worth, TX

For Cindy & Mike’s wedding on July 19, 2014…

Dear Karen and Jay,
Thank you all for playing at Cindy and Mike’s lakeside wedding.  It was absolutely beautiful!  I appreciate you all being very flexible and making my job easier!  I look to working with you all again soon!  Thanks again!
Emily Noland
Wedding Coordinator
As You Wish Events
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Streetman, TX

For Melissa and Bryan’s wedding on May 17, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for coordinating the music for our wedding ceremony.   We appreciate your willingness to play each song that we requested and your efforts to make our day special!   It was a pleasure working with you.
Melissa & Bryan
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX

For Sawako Miyama’s father’s memorable 60th birthday on April 12, 2014…

Dear Jay & Karen,
Thank you so much for providing the wonderful music at my father’s 60th birthday party.   Not only did all of our guests enjoy the music, but my father was so pleased with the beautiful tunes.
Especially, the private concert at the end of the party was the highlight.   That was very special!.   We hope to have you at another event in the near future.  Thank you again!
Sawako Miyama
Group: Violin, Guitar & Bass
Venue: Private Residence, Dallas, TX

For Daryle Currie’s daughter’s wedding on April 4, 2014…

Dear Jay and Karen,
I wanted to write a note to say “Thank You” for helping create a perfect wedding for Kirk and Adrianne.  We heard you at the Dallas Arboretum last year and knew immediately that we wanted you to play our ceremony music.   It was absolutely beautifu and we heard losts of good comments.   Thank you again for your talents,
Daryle Currie

For the grand opening/reception of the Parkway Surgical Hospital on March 27, 2014…

Jay,
Thank you so much!  You and Karen both played so beautifully and I received many compliments on the music and how you added to the ambience of the event.  I do hope to be able to work with you both again in the future.   I will happily provide any reference for any potential client in the future.  Thank you again!!
Corporate Client
Marketing & Communications Director
Wise Regional Health System
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Parkway Surgical Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

For Amy Phillips’ wedding on Nov. 16, 2013…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to say thank you and let you know that the violin/guitar was perfect for my wedding (11/16).  Everyone thought they were wonderful.  I would like to send them something that I meant to give them at the ceremony but things got a little hectic. Thanks so much!
Amy
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For John & Samantha’s wedding on Nov. 3, 2013…

Hi Karen & Jay,
Thank you for providing the beautiful music for our wedding ceremony.   The guitar and violin were perfect and we have gotten nothing but compliments from our guests.  THANK YOU AGAIN!
John & Samantha Moren
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Orchard, Azle, TX

For Lesley Lewis’s daughter’s wedding on June 29, 2013…

Hi Karen,
The music was beautiful at the wedding and THANK YOU for helping to make it a special day!  You have been so gracious to us!
THANK YOU,
Lesley
Group: Trumpet, String Trio & Guitar
Venue: The Chapel At Ana Villa, The Colony, TX

For Chow’s party on June 1, 2013…

Hi Jay & Karen,
Thank you very much for performing last night. It was very good and I felt we had made the right choice. A lot of our guests really enjoyed your performance.
Regards,
Chow
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Frisco, TX

For Bailey and Andrew’s wedding on March 16, 2013…

Karen and Serenata Strings were very affordable and played exactly what we envisioned for our ceremony. Karen worked very well with our family pianist, Letha. She was communicative with Letha and all of us prior to the wedding and they sounded GREAT together. Karen created such a beautiful atmosphere for our wedding ceremony!
Bailey and Andrew
Group: Solo Violin
Venue: Perkins Chapel – SMU, Dallas, TX

For Steve’s daughter’s wedding on April 27, 2013…

Jay and Karen were outstanding! Responsive, flexible and professional in every way.  Karen answers the phone promptly and answers all the questions.  Jay and I worked through the music arrangements and then he added “Michelle” for me even though it wasn’t on the list.  Jay did a great job with ceremony coordination.  Karen did a great job in setting up the event even though it changed venues and size mid-stream. My daughter’s wedding was that much more special because of them. I NEVER write reviews but I have to here because of their great help. Thank You! One more daughter to go and I know who will play the music!  Again, you guys were AWESOME!!!  Thank you for making my daughter’s wedding even more memorable.
Steve
Group: Solo Guitar
Venue: Private residence, Hurst, TX

For Melissa Dorn and Chris Politz’s wedding on March 9, 2013…

As always it was lovely to work with Serenata Strings. The duo was fantastic.
Lottie Fowler
Lead Designer/Owner
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Frisco Heritage Center, Frisco, TX

For Kandal Chittum’s wedding on Nov. 10, 2012…

Very professional and they played beautiful music during the ceremony!
Kandal
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fort Worth Omni Hotel, Fort Worth, TX

For Michelle and Kevin’s wedding on Oct. 21, 2012…

There was minimal communication – but everything went according to plan. No mishaps at all and the string players were very sweet and personable. I sent in my selections, made no changes and on the day of the wedding everything was played exactly the way it was on paper. All in all I was happy.
Michelle & Kevin
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Frisco Heritage Center, Frisco, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

Serenata Strings were an awesome company to work with. They sent me samples I requested and always emailed me back promptly, friendly and efficiently. They were beyond easy to work with. Their music was absolutely gorgeous at the ceremony. They will not let you down 🙂
Jenna
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012…

I wanted to thank you for playing at Jenna and David’s wedding.  I listened to your CD at home and it’s beautiful.  Jenna said you were very easy to deal with and even went over and above past deadlines for changing music for her.  She said you were professional and very accommodating to her needs.  You have a good sound and are very easy to deal with.  We appreciated your flexibility with Jenna.  Thank You  ~
Cindee
Mother of the Bride
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Jenna Battiste’s wedding on Oct. 20, 2012 (before the wedding)…

Thank you for both of those samples. I will get the music worksheet back to you this week. I just want you to know that your company has been one of the easiest, friendliest, as well as most flexible of any of the companies I have dealt with planning this wedding. I am very pleased. Thank you for your quick and friendly responses.
Jenna
Group: Violin & Guitar; Solo Harp
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Mr and Mrs Ontiveros’ wedding on Oct. 7, 2012…

Outstanding music!! I was soo excited when we found this vendor in the DFW area to play our wedding as my heart has always been partial to strings coming from a family of musicians myself! My wedding was a small event, but Jay and Karen of Serenata Strings made it Grand! My husband and I, as well as my guests, could not stop raving about how creative and beautiful their sound was. We opted for a traditional ceremony song list and more contemporary/modern list for the reception. The transition was transparent as their talent speaks for itself! Thank you for making my Canon in D when I walked down the aisle the dreamy song I’ve always envisioned in my head! I would recommend Serenata Strings in a heartbeat! ~Mr and Mrs Ontiveros~
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Belltower Chapel & Garden, Fort Worth, TX

For San Juana Arroyo’s wedding on Sept. 8, 2012…

Serenata Strings provided me with my ceremony music. They really do love what they do and you can tell by listening to there beautiful music. Karen was great to work with and very helpful.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Red Oak Municipal Center, Red Oak, TX

For Carolyn Dear’s wedding on July 28, 2012…

GUITAR & VIOLIN COMBO ARE AMAZING!
We used Serenata Strings for our outdoor ceremony and they did a wonderful job. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was. Karen and Jay were great to work with as well.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Orchard, Azle, TX

For Tara Johnson’s wedding on June 22, 2012…

Karen and Jay,
Amazing! The violin and guitar were a hit at our wedding! They played the first hour for when guests arrived, during the ceremony, and a few songs after. They accommodated my one request that wasn’t on their list and played it beautifully. Everything sounded exactly as it does on their website and our guests really enjoyed it.  I just wish I had not been tucked away in the bridal suite and could have enjoyed it more 🙂  I’m already planning to use them for our company Christmas party!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Lauren Couch’s wedding on June 1, 2012…

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!
Serenata strings provided us with a guitar and violin combo. They were extremely professional and were able to play every song we requested! They were there promptly on the wedding day and even had to stay a little longer for the ceremony but they played beautiful music and it w exactly what we wanted!!
Lauren Couch
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Lauren Couch’s wedding on June 1, 2012…

Thanks so much for everything! Serenata Strings provided us with a guitar and violin combo. They were extremely professional and were able to play every song we requested! They were there promptly on the wedding day and even had to stay a little longer for the ceremony but they played beautiful music and it was exactly what we wanted!!  The musicians were amazing and couldn’t have asked for anything better!  Thanks so much for making it a special day! Have a blessed evening!  Thanks,
Lauren Couch
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Milestone, Krum, TX

For Samantha Foley’s wedding on May 26, 2012…

GREAT JOB, AWESOME COMMUNICATION!  Used them for our Stoneleigh Hotel wedding! VERY AFFORDABLE!! Did a great job, used all the music that we asked them to use. Replied to emails typically within a couple of hours. Karen was so sweet and very easy to work with.
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa, Dallas, TX

For Lindsay Van Meter’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Totally customized my ceremony. They even listened to “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes online, wrote it out, then played it for us to walk down at the end of the ceremony per my request.  They really evoke emotion with their musical abilities, and make preparing EASY with their professionalism.  I would recommend them to anybody!
Lindsay
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Winfrey Point, Dallas, TX

For Jacqueline Van Meter’s daughter’s wedding on March 24, 2012…

Wonderful to work with – we even provided them with handwritten music which they happily learned and accommodated for the ceremony.  They were professional and perfect for what my daughter was looking for and so easy to work with.
Jacqui
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Winfrey Point, Dallas, TX

For John Pollard’s mother’s memorial service…

Dear Jay and Karen,
Thank you so much for making the trip to Athens last month for my mother’s funeral.  The music was simply beautiful, and everything we could have hoped for.  We received numerous compliments after the service from those who attended.  Thank you again for making the day so memorable.
With warmest regards,
John Pollard and family
Group: Violin & Guitar

For Kevin and Amy’s wedding on Oct. 22, 2011…

Serenata Strings and Karen,
Thank you for making our wedding ceremony special with the addition of the beautiful music your group (violin and guitar) provided.  Everything was perfect!  We have and will continue to recommend your services to other brides.  Thanks again –
Kevin and Amy’s wedding at Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

For Mari Castilla’s wedding on Oct. 1, 2011…

Hi Karen,
I just wanted to let you know the music was perfect.  It really set the mood for our wedding (at the Dallas Arboretum).  Thank you for playing such beautiful music and being a part of it!!  You have very talented musicians working for you.  Great job!!  I will also recommend your services to anyone who is looking for musicians.
Thank you,
Mari
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For Yoamy Sanchez’s wedding on Sept. 24, 2011…

We used Serenata Strings for our wedding ceremony. It was a last minute addition and I can’t tell you enough what a wonderful addition it was! Everyone couldn’t stop talking about the gorgeous music! They loved it and I even got to enjoy the last part of their performance as I was walking down the aisle and during our sand ceremony. We worked with Karen through the entire process. Let me tell you, she is a pure joy to work with. So professional and will work with you to get you exactly what you want. I had the violin and guitar and they sounded beautiful! It created the sweet and romantic feeling that I was going for. Great investment overall! Wonderful!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Fairy Tale Manor, Frisco, TX

For Leslie Berg’s wedding on Sept. 2, 2011…

BEAUTIFUL!  I had the violin and guitar (husband and wife) during my ceremony. They were excellent to work with, easy to get ahold of, and they learned a song for the unity candle at no charge. Their music was flawless, and they are reasonably priced!
Group: Violin & Guitar
Venue: Marty Leonard Chapel, Fort Worth, TX

For Sandra Sinatora’s wedding on May 29, 2011…

Hi Karen,
Used Serenata Strings for our ceremony musician and was very impressed. They were recommended by our ceremony site, the Dallas Arboretum. We had originally booked a guitarist who bailed at the last minute and we were so worried we weren’t going to be able to find a musician that would work. Serenata Strings’ portfolio was huge and they play everything from contemporary and traditional wedding music. Karen was very helpful and was responsive to emails and voicemails. During our ceremony, my mother in law wanted to hear a particular song. Unfortunately it was not a song they knew but about a week later we received a letter form them with a CD of the song for us to listen and keep. That was such a kind and thoughtful gesture from them that sets them apart from other ceremony musicians. They are priced competitively and really delivered what was promised. If you are looking for a string musician (we chose a trio) for your ceremony please consider Serenata Strings! Thanks again! The ceremony (provided by violin, guitar and cello) was absolutely beautiful.
Sandra Sinatora
Group: Violin, Guitar & Cello
Venue: Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

For a memorable birthday party on Feb. 25, 2011…

Enjoyed the evening of guitar music.
Thanks!!
Sherrie Edwards
Group: Solo Guitar