Suzanne Smart - Wedding Ceremony Singer

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A classical and operatic soprano specialising in wedding ceremonies.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£400
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Female Vocals

Style of Music

Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Classical

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Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Singer
Full Description
You've got the perfect venue, the beautiful flowers, the stunning bride, the gorgeous weather (well, maybe!) but what do you hear? My job is to create your matching soundtrack. Whether you want a romantic and intimate feel, something a bit grand, religious text to beautiful melodies or maybe even a touch of humour, I will work with you to create exactly the right atmosphere and reflect the message and emotion that you wish to convey to your guests. With 20 years of experience, a wide-ranging repertoire and a network of accompanists - from pianists and guitarists to harpists, flautists and other singers to duet with - I offer a free consultation to discuss your wishes with you and make sure we choose the perfect music to fit your wedding ceremony.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Suzanne
Hi! Looking for the soundtrack to your ceremony? Feel free to get in touch and we'll start finding the perfect music to create a stunning atmosphere. I provide a free consultation to discuss your requirements and will tailor an exclusive programme of music for you, based on our discussion.
Reviews
(11)
(11)
Vicky McCoy
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
It made the day so special
What a beautiful voice. Such a captivating performer. It was a pleasure to have you. It made the day so special.
Dara and Stephen
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience
Suze, you were brilliant! Thanks so much for making it an amazing day! Our guests are still talking about your performance including someone who just had to stop and listen while you were doing your warm up at the church! You did a great job collaborating with the pianist and apart from choosing the music I didn’t have to worry about a single thing - it was stress-free! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience
Tracey Powell
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
What a beautiful voice!
What a beautiful voice! Stunning in both church and civil service highly recommended.
Gemma Neal
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
Suzanne is an incredible singer
Suzanne is an incredible singer, she has a passion for music and performing that you won’t be able to find elsewhere. I have been lucky enough to attend events and weddings where Suzanne has been performing and it was just wonderful! She is a consummate professional who took care of everything to ensure her performance was first class. If you are looking for a professional with an amazing voice to make your event or special day more memorable then contact Suzanne, you won’t be disappointed!
Mary and Dave
Wedding: June 2019
May 2019
Fantastic singing
Fantastic singing - my mum cried at your beautiful Calon Lan!! Diolch Suzanne, bendigedig :) really made the ceremony!!
Beth Jones
Wedding: May 2019
May 2019
A beautiful singer with a huge repertoire
Suzanne Smart comes highly recommended for Weddings etc. A beautiful singer with a huge repertoire.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Cardiff, Cardiff

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Music is a form of communication. My job is to convey messages and emotions, through both text and melody, and this can have a very powerful effect. For example, I have had people with Alzheimer's Disease, who have been withdrawn and uncommunicative for years, suddenly join in a song!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

communicative, passionate, friendly, professional, stress-free

What about your business are you most proud of?

It may surprise you to hear that one of my favourite weddings was where the bride, her family and many of the guests were hard of hearing. I worked alongside a sign language interpreter who signed the words of the songs I was singing. It was wonderful to see how captivated the guests were and, when it came to the hymns, to see all the guests focussing all their attention on me to lead them gave me a sense that I was really helping people and truly doing something worthwhile. I was humbled and amazed at how many guests took the time to come and tell me, in sign language, how much they had enjoyed my performance.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

The Carpenters

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

When planning your music, think about what message and emotions you want to convey to your guests, then look for music with melodies (and text if the music is sung) that fit in with this.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I always tell people that, when choosing music, they should listen carefully to both the words and the music of the piece. It should say something about you as a couple and should mean something to you.

What makes a romantic first dance?

I will initially take the details of the ceremony - time, date, venue - and confirm availability. I will then meet you for a free-of-charge consultation to discuss your requirements and the details of your ceremony. At that meeting we will also talk about possible repertoire choices, the type of music you would like, how many pieces you would like me to sing and the options for accompaniment. Should you wish to go ahead with the booking, I will also explain all of the formalities regarding payment and the contract. Following the consultation, I will carry out research to come up with suggested programmes for your ceremony, based on what you have told me during the consultation, and source any additional musicians that may be required. I will then rehearse the music and liaise with your organist, if you have one booked, and any other musicians and keep in touch with you regularly regarding progress. If necessary (e.g. if the bride's entrance needs to be timed) I will attend your wedding rehearsal. On the day, I will arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the ceremony. Of course, I will also ensure that you receive a very high quality performance on the day.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Colouring books at the tables to entertain children during the speeches! It worked like a charm.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

I find Livin' on a Prayer by Bon Jovi gets people going but I have to say I've never performed it at a ceremony!