Wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours are our speciality.  We have years of experience with all types of services and settings, and have hundreds of satisfied past clients.  We offer advice, guidance and planning tools to help you design this aspect of your wedding so as to impart true elegance, romance and significance.  

Some common booking  scenarios:  

  • A one hour contract is usually perfect for most ceremonies. We book from about 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony to provide “prelude” music while your guests are assembling.  We are available for any and all music needed during your ceremony, and can provide postlude music if needed.
  • If you are planning a longer ceremony, like a Catholic Mass, you can take advantage of the ½ hour increment by booking 1 ½ hours.
  • The average ceremony and cocktail hour combination would involve 2 hours of booking time.
  • If you have a very short ceremony and want us for the cocktail hour, sometimes it works to book 1½ hours.
  • A cocktail hour, as the name implies,  is usually  a one hour booking. Often we also play dinner music or for entire receptions when the guest list is smaller and only light music is required.
  • We can augment our duo with other musicians. For example by adding bass and drums we can become a full jazz quartet; add a vocalist and we’ll become a band that can play and sing  pop and rock dance tunes. Pricing depends on instrumentation and booking time. 

Contact us for a price quote based on your requirements and location.

  • Alla Breve Guitar & Flute Duo
    Steven & Kristine Kirby

  • “I just wanted to write and thank you and Kristine for the beautiful music you provided for my wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at the Four Seasons last month. You are true professionals and wonderful musicians. I hope to hear you again at another function!” ~Karla G.

  • Weddings, Wedding VenuesAlla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo, Best Wedding Ceremony Music in Boston - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

    Weddings, Wedding VenuesAlla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo, Best Wedding Ceremony Music in Concord, Nashua, Manchester - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner