Weddings

It’s so easy to incorporate live music into your wedding day, and the impact it has will be with you long after the honeymoon! No wedding is complete without music which moves you; the perfect song for your special day can be whatever suits your taste! Kirsten has sung folk songs, classical music, opera, jazz and popular music, both during the wedding ceremony and after, as part of the reception. She can also make suggestions to help you plan all the music for your day, and can assist you in hiring other musicians.
Contact Kirsten for advice on all your wedding music – that extra special touch which completes your magical day!
SONG IDEAS:
Here are some examples of songs Kirsten has performed at weddings. She can make many more suggestions, and is also happy to sing whatever you have in mind!
‘May it be’ by Enya (from the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
‘Songbird’ by Christine McVie
She moved through the fair – Irish traditional
Irish wedding song – Irish traditional
O my love is like a red, red rose – Scottish traditional
‘Rejoice’ from Handel’s Messiah
‘Laudamus Te’ from Mozart’s C Minor Mass
‘Ave Maria’ by Schubert
‘O mio babbino caro’ from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi
TESTIMONIALS:
Words from some happy couples, who had Kirsten perform at their wedding ceremony:
Joanne Allen and Jason Edwards, London England 2004
Nothing is quite the same as a soloist performing at your wedding! Kirsten’s amazing voice, singing one of my favorite pieces in a beautiful church, is one of my clearest memories of our wedding day. As the professional she is, Kirsten organised the practice session with the organist, and arranged to come earlier to the church to warm up and check all the arrangements with the other musicians (I had not actually thought of this myself!). All our friends and family remarked on how beautifully she sang. I would recommend Kirsten without hesitation. Not only does she have a beautiful voice, she is totally professional and reliable.
Jennifer Gillette and Victor Parker, San Diego 2004
Kirsten sang ‘May it Be’ by Enya for us at our wedding in a rose garden in San Diego, back in December 2004. Although I didn’t have the ceremony filmed, I really regretted not having her singing on video, because it was the highlight of the ceremony. She has an exquisitely beautiful voice, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, moving performance of a song that is very special to my husband and me (and to quite a few guests at our wedding). Many of our guests afterwards told me that her singing was the perfect touch to our wedding, and that there weren’t many dry eyes in the audience when she finished! Kirsten is a delight to work with, a consummate professional, and I wholeheartedly encourage anyone considering hiring her to do so – and make sure to get her singing for you on video!
Claudia Zainzinger and Stephane Clerc, Prague 2005
When my son got married, Kirsten Cairns gave a short singing performance during the wedding dinner in Prague: it was delightful. Kirsten has a beautiful voice, showing a lot of emotions. She is a very nice person, sensitive and sweet, eager to please. She agreed to interpret the music that the bride and groom had chosen. Very professional, she made sure that her performance was satisfactory and indeed, it was! Just a wonderful moment! I would recommend her to anyone who likes music and wants to share an emotional experience.
Anna Fraser and Daniel Ip, Venice 2008
Kirsten Cairns’ vocal expertise and entertaining presence at our wedding was unforgettable! I asked Kirsten to sing at my wedding in Venice, and it was a delight to have her perform some unique and stunning early repertoire, as requested, performing with other international musicians with minimal rehearsal – no task is too daunting or unachievable when it comes to this fine lady. Her professionalism in all that she does is astounding. She is extremely reliable and will go to any lengths to make every occasion a special and personalised one.
Lynn Henderson and Andrew Davidson, Scotland 2009
Andy and I were delighted with Kirsten, and her singing at our wedding was amazing! Kirsten was extremely helpful and suggested a variety of songs suitable for our wedding day. I found her very easy and professional to work with and all our guests commented about what a wonderful singer she is, and they thoroughly enjoyed her performance. Kirsten definitely made our wedding day extra special.
Sacheen Carr Ellis and Gavin Nathan, Boston 2011
Kirsten’s singing was one of the highlights of my wedding. Kirsten was open to all types of music and worked with me to select the perfect piece. The organist who accompanied her also complimented me on my choice and stated how great it was to work with such a wonderful performer. One of the best men said her singing was so powerful that it made his eyes tear up a little. Everyone said that experiencing Kirsten singing was magnificent.
Nicola–Jane Irving and Matthew Brown, Scotland 2011
Kirsten made such a fantastic contribution to our wedding day. Her singing was beautiful and she was more than happy to learn a new piece of repertoire we specially requested. Her professionalism shone through and nothing seemed like too much trouble. Thanks Kirsten, for helping making our day so special.
Professional wedding photographer John Presley says:
I have photographed an awful lot of weddings over the last eight years and it’s true to say I have not heard singing that good since Kirsten sang at my own wedding.
Contact Kirsten here!