My fiancé (now wife) was a little dubious at first when I suggested a bluegrass band for our wedding, but now counts The Joy Drops as one of the highlights of the occasion.
The Ceremony: The band performed an acoustic set as guests were arriving and getting seated. It really set the tone, both a relaxed and generally non-traditional feeling as it wasn't the usual cello or string quartet, but the band is SO GOOD it maintained the tasteful and thoughtful atmosphere we strove to create. The band then played instrumental versions of our favorite bluegrass standards for the processional and recessional.
Cocktail hour: This is where the band really was amazing. They were so tight (great musicians) and played a great selection of songs. They were acoustic here, and the perfect volume for an outdoor gathering to help create a fantastic celebratory atmosphere without overwhelming the setting.
Important to note: We got more compliments about the band than almost any other feature of the wedding. It really just brought everything together.
Other details: Great communication, very professional, easy to work with etc. Would definitely book them again for a party, corporate party, wedding, wine party, outdoor party. You name it!
Hired as: 1920s Era Entertainment, 1930s Era Entertainment, Acoustic Band, Americana Band, Folk Band, Guitarist, Mandolin Player, Wedding Band, Bluegrass Band
Response from The Joy Drops:
Andrew, thank you so much for having us. We were honored. I loved the soundscape and the light in that beautiful spot in the woods where the ceremony was. It was perfect for us, and we had a great time playing.