Today’s vendor spotlight focuses on the musician behind the music… Linda Davis with Silver Strings! We spoke to Linda to get to know her and her passion to play a little better! Enjoy!
A Silver Strings Quintet…just one of the many musician ensembles available with this talented company.
Vendor Category: Ceremony and/or reception music
Company Name: Silver Strings
Owner: Linda Davis
1. What made you get started in the wedding industry? In 1994 my string playing buddies and I decided there was a need for a great sounding quartet for weddings. We made a demo (this was the era of cassette tapes), had some pictures made, created some business cards, and we were off to the races. A few years later, as I was riding in the car with a friend listening to some classic rock, my friend said, “Why aren’t you doing those songs?” I lamely said that there weren’t any arrangements available to which he replied, “Well, Duh!”. I got the message and began arranging rock tunes myself which immediately led to whatever contemporary tunes the brides requested.
2. What do you like most about working weddings? Every wedding is different. It’s fun to work with a bride creating the musical background that sets off her and her fiance’s personalities and tastes. I have overstuffed folders to prove it. Besides, what other job is there where everyone smiles and is excited about the day?
3. What’s the craziest thing that has happened to you while working a wedding? Have you got a week or so to let me regale you with wedding stories? We’ve had several officiants call the groom by the wrong name, we’ve seen ring-bearing dogs, we’ve had to run for cover when rain started pouring to play the recessional from a dryer place, and the sweetest of all was looking over at one of my violinists to see tears running down her face when the groom, during his wedding ceremony, got down on one knee to profess his love for his bride.
4. What’s the best advice you can give to a bride? Never forget that the object of your wedding day is to get married. The rest is detail. Aside from that, hire the pros and trust in their ability to take care of the inevitable curve balls that are thrown on these exciting and emotional days.
5. What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not busy with work? My most favorite thing is to have friends over for dinner to share good food, good wine and good conversation.
6. What’s your favorite food, animal, and color? Why?! When I’m at home enjoying my sweetie, Sandy’s cooking, I’ll say that whatever he has made is my favorite. He’ll then say, “What’s the matter? Don’t you like my (fill in the blank with another food)?
Favorite animal?…Lucky, my rescued Aussie shepherd.
Favorite color? Purple. I look awful in purple but it’s still my favorite color.