We had Owen at our wedding last year playing in an acoustic duet during a small cocktail hour before the ceremony, as well as playing the ceremony music. We mentioned a few songs we'd like played but really gave them creative control and we were not disappointed. We received numerous compliments on our wedding but the most were about the cocktail hour music and ceremony.
I asked Owen (and Candace) to play a particular song for the ceremony which was a surprise for my husband as I walked down the aisle, and they even came to rehearsal and practiced to a different song so I could keep my song a surprise until the big day.
We hired a separate wedding DJ for the reception who played great music but was really not interacting much with the crowd or announcing important things that should be happening (first dance!). Owen saw our distress and offered to MC for a short period to keep the event on track, and once again the crowd loved him! We would hire him a hundred times over if we could.
Overall, very personable, versatile, reliable, and professional. You better believe he'll be a part of any vow renewals or social events we have in the future. :)
Hired as: Acoustic Band, Singing Guitarist
Response from Owen Stevenson:
Emily yours and Patricks wedding was such a blast to play with Candace. such a fun wedding - and mmmmm that TACO Truck! Was happy to be a part of your special day!