THESE GUYS ARE AMAZING!! Truly a unique duo, Topu and Randy are spectacular. They are both amazing musicians, and were able to compose two pieces for my wedding that were breathtaking. They have an extensive list of other pieces that they also perform beautifully. Topu is great to work with and is totally receptive to any ideas, and was understanding to all my last minute changes. My dad, who is a complete audiophile, was really impressed with their sound and skill, and that says a lot. I could not have been happier - they showed up very early to the venue, dressed to the nines, and performed like true professionals.
Randy and Topu were amazing! We didn't have a large wedding budget, but I just knew that a cello was something that I NEEDED to splurge on for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Who knew that a cello and acoustic guitar combo would sound so INCREDIBLE?! My (now) husband and I are pretty non-traditional and loved their renditions of modern music — The Beatles, Queen, and even Michael Jackson! I requested a custom song/recording for my bridal processional — GNR's "Sweet Child of Mine" because they're my husband's all-time favorite band and everyone knows it — and it couldn't have turned out better! It was an amazing arrangement and romantic and truly unique for us that we can cherish forever. Randy and Topu were very communicative throughout the process and were dressed very sharply and professional the day of. They also had a microphone to rent for our officiant, which was very helpful. Everyone complimented their amazing music and how it really set the tone for the rest of the evening. Would not hesitate to book them again!!
Randy and Topu were professionals offering high quality musicianship. When I first listened to their music, I fell in love with the beautiful harmony of guitar and cello sounds. They were classy, contemporary, and entertaining. They looked so special, so I decided to work with them at the very beginning of planning.
I planned a small wedding, without a DJ(at the last, I hired an MC) and there was a five -course dinner after a ceremony. We chose ceremony/dinner package, which was 2 hour dinner performance. I was so busy preparing for the wedding but music was not my concerns. They made me stress-free. I just picked specific songs from their playlist for the processional and recessional. Then they could grasp my taste.
I was so looking forward to meeting them and saying hello to Randy and Topu. They came early on that day and I could meet them. Throughout the wedding, they performed beautifully as my expectations.
For the dinner party, Randy and Topu could see how the guests were doing, and created appropriate mood so the guests enjoyed their conversation.
It was unforgettable moment for me to listen to Hallelujah for the mother's entrance , a thousand year for my walking down and flightless bird for the dance with my father.
If you are looking for musicians for your wedding, I would highly recommend them!
I couldn't say enough more how I loved their attitude, professionalism. I've got a lot of compliments on their performance from my family and guests. Randy & Topu really swept them off their feet.
My appreciations for making the day so special.
Seven days after my wedding, I am still glowing with pride from the AMAZING find of Randy and Topu. I planned the wedding in three weeks so I had to go with my gut instincts on most decisions, and boy was I right on these two. They had a wide variety of music to choose from for both the ceremony and reception, and were flexible and accommodating to my ideas - even with my insane idea of an outdoor wedding in NYC in December. They were quick to respond to my questions and showed up early on the big day.
And then they played. It was WONDERFUL!!! Having live music was important to me, and to have it played so well really made the day extra perfect. I can't say enough about them.
NY Ceremony came recommended by our venue coordinator, and they were so great and easy to work with. We went for a 2-hour package with them -- starting from when guests are seated through the cocktail reception. From our initial contact to day of, they were super responsive, professional, and friendly. We ordered a custom arrangement + studio recording from them, to use as our processional, and their rendition was beautiful. I was unfortunately to weepy after the ceremony to properly thank them in person (oops), but they added such a nice, elegant note to our wedding.
Randy and Topu were amazing! We hired them for our ceremony and cocktail hour and not only did they sound amazing - they were SUPER easy to work with. Thanks to them we had a fantastic ambience that day, and a stress-free preparation experience.
Wonderful experience with Randy and Topu! Randy handled the logistics and planning and was very responsive throughout the whole process, while Topu handled the musical arrangements and was extremely helpful in our selections. NY Ceremony Music played for our ceremony and cocktail hour and they did an incredible job. We couldn't be happier!
It is utterly shocking to me that there aren't one million 5 star reviews racked up for Ny Ceremony Music yet. We had Topu and Randy perform for our ceremony and during cocktail hour. They absolutely exceeded all of our expectations. Music was so important to us and having beautiful arrangements of some of our favorite songs was a must. They already had some of our favorites on their list so that was easy! The transitions from song to song were seamless. I just wish I could have taken more time to sing their praises in person at the wedding. I absolutely cannot recommend them more. Seriously, if you are looking for live music for your ceremony and are debating whether or not to do it or what musicians to book, BOOK THEM. You will not regret it. It was one of the best decisions I made. We emailed a couple of times and they took it from there. I didn't have to worry about a thing!
Randy and Topu were phenomenal! Our guests got to enjoy them more than we did, as the played throughout the guests' arrival while were getting ready to walk down the aisle(!) That said, they beautifully arranged the songs we requested for that walk, and included with the ceremony was an hour for our cocktail hour. We had guests come up and tell us that they thought Randy and Topu played some songs better than the originals! They are incredibly easy to work with and were such a wonderful part of our big day. Thank you so much!!
Working with Randy and Topu was a fantastic experience. They were incredibly responsive and professional during our planning phase and their custom arrangements of our processional songs were perfect. They played beautifully during our ceremony and cocktail hour and our guests raved about them. Highly recommend!
We first heard NY Ceremony Music's work before we began seriously planning our wedding, but even then, we knew that we had found our musicians. Their seasoned professionalism and straightforward demeanor made Randy and Topu easy to work with. Above all, the quality of their musicianship is unparalleled. We were so happy with our custom arrangement. We had so many compliments from guests on the beauty of music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They set the right tone for the rest of a wonderful night. Thanks, Randy and Topu!
They came recommended by my wedding planner. I had the phone consultation with Topu and he was the best to work with! I love their version of Lovers in Japan and wanted it for me to walk down the aisle, especially since I am a big fan of Coldplay. On the day of the wedding, they arrived on time in professional attire. Their music was beautiful, and they worked seamlessly with my officiant throughout the ceremony. During the cocktail hour, they played on a patio outside the cocktail room and the beautiful music breezed in with the sunshine when the door was wide open. I wish I were one of the guests to sit down and listen through their performance. I would highly recommend them!
We loved working with NY Ceremony Musicians. Their performance was the perfect backdrop to our outdoor garden ceremony. They played for a half our prior to the bridal party entrance when we had appetizers and refreshments set up (which of course I sadly wasn't able to hear!) We loved their varied selections of music that gave us the opportunity to choose songs that really reflected us as a couple! They were so easy to work with and responsive! Although they offered to meet with us, it only took a few quick e-mails back and forth to know that we were in good hands! We are so glad we chose them for our wedding day!
Randy and Topu were fantastic. They were helpful in putting together a playlist for our ceremony and cocktail hour and the music is just phenomenal. It sounds even better in person. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them, and rightly so. We couldn't recommend them more. Perfect for that couple looking for something a little different.
Randy and Topu are great! I actually didn't even get a chance to meet them in person at our wedding, and it's the thing I most regret. They always responded quickly to emails and were very helpful. They even composed a custom version of our recessional song for us, which was incredible. They were VERY professional at the ceremony and sounded awesome. We received many compliments about how great they were. My veil had been forgotten at the hotel, and they managed to keep the guests entertained for almost an extra 30 minutes while it was retrieved! Amazing!
These guys are incredible! Topu & Randy played at my wedding in early July -- and I honestly feel like they made the night! My guests (both during the wedding and after) could NOT stop talking about how great the ceremony/cocktail hour music was. They were so wonderfully pleasant to work with -- always responsive and super helpful, particularly when it came to choosing selections for the ceremony. Could not recommend them more!
Randy and Topu were extremely helpful in picking out songs for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Their website made it easy for us to listen to what songs we would want to have played. The planning process was made quick and simple and we were able to decide just within a couple phone calls the plans for the day of. We decided on picking out just the processional and recessional music, and let the two of them pick the rest. Although we did not get to hear them during the ceremony, since we were preoccupied getting ready, we had a ton of compliments from our guests describing how amazing they were. Many of them were especially excited to hear a lot of the Beatles music that they play. They were extremely professional and on time even with the torrential rain and hurricane like conditions that day. They were a wonderful addition to our wedding day and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a talented, fun, classy, and cool group.
Topu and Randy are so talented and *so* easy to work with. I met with Randy over the phone once and our relaxed conversation along with the beautiful recordings on their website made the decision to work with them an easy one for me and my fiance.
We sent song suggestions for our ceremony via email to Topu and he made some great tweaks to ensure that sequencing was absolutely lovely. When I heard them begin to play before walking down the aisle I felt teary eyed--it was so beautiful. Their music really elevated our ceremony.
Topu and Randy are extremely skilled at playing off the mood of the crowd leading up to the ceremony and during the cocktail hour. They brought an air of sophistication to our wedding without taking themselves too seriously.
Our guests really enjoyed what they brought to our event, and so did we!!
Randy and Topu are amazing.
I'll be honest...I did not want to have live music for the ceremony and cocktail hour but my mother insisted. My nightmare was that it would be just Pachabel's Cannon in D or some lame jazz trio (the last bit was more my husband's worry than mine).
When I came across Randy and Topu's website, and saw all the Bob Dylan, and The Cure, and The Beatles, I knew that I had come across a perfect solution.
They were so sweet, cool, and talented and they made my day that much more amazing with their music.
Thank you guys. Your version of "Falling Slowly" that I walked down the aisle to left many of my guests in tears!
We loved having Randy and Topu provide the music for our ceremony. Their beautiful arrangements added the perfect ambience to our ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Topu made the planning so easy, too! We're so happy! NY Ceremony Music is the best choice!
I would highly recommend Randy and Topu! They were reliable and the music was beautiful. They are truly a talented pair with the ability and flexibility to make a unique and special program of music. I had one special request for a song that was not in their repertoire, and when they played it accompanying two friends of mine who sang, it immediately brought tears to my eyes. The guitar/cello combination has a special quality of sound that really moves people and ended up being just right for our ceremony. 5 stars for sure!
Randy and Topu's music were an excellent addition to our cocktail hour! They got a lot of rave reviews from our guests. I liked that they played a good mixture of classical and contemporary music. The music provided a nice background to the festivities without overwhelming them.
Randy was professional and responsive when setting up all the details over email. I would highly recommend them!
We used NY Ceremony Music as our cocktail entertainment and we are so glad we did! They actually played at my cousins ceremony and my husband was drawn to the uniqueness of a cello/guitar combo. Our guests thought our cocktail music was so cool as you could select the songs they play which includes a variety of contemporary music. During the planning process they were incredibly responsive and great to work with. They were even able to take a contemporary song my husband wanted played and created a custom arrangement.
Randy & Topu were great! The processional & recessional that we chose sounded wonderful & I only wish I had been able to hear more of their music!!
I love Randy and Topu. They were absolutely professional, and they play so beautifully. They gave our ceremony a really gorgeous, solemn, special quality; the song they arranged for us is absolutely gorgeous. They have a huge range; we mainly had them play their gorgeous cello-and-guitar versions of popular songs before and during the ceremony, and then bossa nova at cocktail hour (so much fun). They were on time, very responsive, flexible, and they are super-talented guys. They were just perfect!
Randy and Topu are both so incredibly talented and their musical stylings added so much to our big day. They exceeded all expectations my fiancé and I had and I get goosebumps just thinking about it! Rave reviews by all guests! My father especially, he has been a professional musician for over 30 years, so he's a hard critic. --(which explains my deepest utmost appreciation and ear I have for good music!!)-- He thought these two were out of this world. "Really did a beautiful job"--the song choices, transitioning, everything! He was especially teary when we danced to their wonderful rendition of 'God only knows' so job well done on that!! ??
The combination of the cello and guitar added such an exciting and romantic element to the ceremony and reception that was almost bone-chilling and could not have been replaced or replicated by any other means! I hope you guys keep doing what you do for a very long time, as it was my favorite part of the wedding planning. Your songs have stamped my heart and left such a great impression on us and our favorite day we will treasure for a lifetime!
If you are looking for talented musicians for your wedding, look no further! Truly gifted individuals...they are masters of their craft and they will deliver!
This duo was spectacular at our wedding. Our guests were so impressed with their playing of all the Jewish music we were looking for. These guys are extremely professional and really fairly priced. We also liked a different approach to ceremony music in terms of instruments -- we typically see harps, flutes, violins etc. The guiter/cello combo was very friendly and romantic.
We loved our ceremony musicians. Randy and Topu invited us to hear them play before making a decision, which gave us nice peace of mind leading up to the ceremony. They did a beautiful arrangement on Jack Johnson's "Better Together" for our recesional and they gave us a digital copy of it. They can play a huge variety of music very well, and their sound is quite unique (guitar and cello). We were super happy. I'm only sorry I couldn't hear more of them!
We loved our ceremony musicians. Randy and Topu invited Randy and Topu were simply amazing! They played for our October wedding and we couldn't be more happy with the music. They were professional, well prepared and so helpful. I chose not to walk down the aisle to a traditional song so I chose to have them learn the arrangement of Glassgow Love Theme (from Love Actually) and was thrilled with how it turned out. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for amazing music!
These talented and wonderful men made my wedding ceremony so beautiful! I didn't want to walk down the aisle to any of the traditional songs so they made an arrangement of the Love Theme from Life is Beautiful for me and it could not have been more perfect! They showed up, were incredibly professional, played amazing music, and I couldn't have asked for more, I just wish I had been around during the beginning to hear more of what they played!!
If you're looking for gorgeous simple music that will set the tone for a classy and beautiful affair then hire these talented gentlemen!!
NY Ceremony did wonders. They played such beautiful music!!
Randy and Topu are incredible. They played at my recent wedding in April 2018 for both our ceremony and cocktail hour and everyone – myself included – had nothing but great things to say about them. Leading up to the wedding, they were always SUPER communicative and timely in their communications. On the day of, they arrived early and played with such ease and grace. They were a last minute addition to our wedding but we are SO glad we made the decision to include them. They are incredibly talented musicians and created the perfect ambiance for our special day. I cannot recommend them enough!
Randy and Topu added so much to our wedding last April. I was so pleased with their repertoire and could not have asked for a better duo! They played during our ceremony and cocktail hour, and cannot thank them enough for their arrangement of “Wagon Wheel”.
Randy + Topu are just such a class act. From the initial reach out to the day of, they were extremely easy to work and communicate with. They created such a special feel to our ceremony and cocktail hour that will never be forgotten! They even created a special composition for us that killed it with our guests during our ceremony! They are just two guys, one with a guitar, the other a stand-up bass, and they make music that is just so incredibly beautiful! Highly, highly, highly recommend!
Randy and Topu were such a pleasure to work with and performed beautifully. We had a small wedding with a ceremony into a short cocktail and a four-course dinner. They were the perfect addition to create the kind of environment we wanted for our guests. Don't hesitate to book them for your wedding!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Randy and Topu. I had a very specific energy and vibe for my wedding in mind, and they were able to capture it completely. Not to mention that they are just incredibly talented. I am still receiving messages from people telling me how incredible they were. I had Randy and Topu play for both my ceremony and the entire evening. They created this really wonderful, lively yet subdued atmosphere and it was exactly what I wanted. Everyone could hear each other, but could still get excited to dance the hora. It was a perfect balance i'm not sure I could have found with a DJ or large band. They were also incredibly easy to work with: responsive, and calm, and just overall really fantastic.
I felt like I struck gold when I came across NY Ceremony Music in my quest for the perfect 2 piece string band for our wedding. And that's exactly what Randy and Topu are. My only issue is that I didn't get to hear more of them! They are incredibly talented, professional, easy to work with, and have such a great presence about them. I heard from so many of my guests how incredible they were and I was so happy to have them at our ceremony and cocktail hour. Book them if you can!
Randy and Topu are both so incredibly talented and their musical stylings added so much to our big day. They exceeded all expectations my fiancé and I had and I get goosebumps just thinking about it! Rave reviews by all guests! My father especially, he has been a professional musician for over 30 years, so he's a hard critic. --(which explains my deepest utmost appreciation and ear I have for good music!!)-- He thought these two were out of this world. "Really did a beautiful job"--the song choices, transitioning, everything! He was especially teary when we danced to their wonderful rendition of 'God only knows' so job well done on that!! The combination of the cello and guitar added such an exciting and romantic element to the ceremony and reception that was almost bone-chilling and could not have been replaced or replicated by any other means! I hope you guys keep doing what you do for a very long time, as it was my favorite part of the wedding planning. Your songs have stamped my heart and left such a great impression on us and our favorite day we will treasure for a lifetime! If you are looking for talented musicians for your wedding, look no further! Truly gifted individuals...they are masters of their craft and they will deliver! Noelle & Adam
We had NY Ceremony Music for our August wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. They were incredible and all the guests loved their traditional sound but new (and not boring) approach to ceremony music. I can't imagine walking down listening to anyone else
Randy and Topu are incredible! They are amazingly talented musicians and did such a great job at our August 6, 2016 wedding. We hired them to do both the ceremony music and the cocktail hour. It was great to have fun, live music during cocktail, and for the ceremony we loved that their repertoire included many beautifully arranged contemporary pieces. It was so easy working with them and they were professional and communicative. We also hired them to work with a friend who would sing a song for our ceremony. They were so accommodating and the piece was lovely. If you’re looking for ceremony musicians, look no further – Randy and Topu are outstanding and will add class and grace to your event.
Randy and Topu were phenomenal! Our guests got to enjoy them more than we did, as the played throughout the guests' arrival while were getting ready to walk down the aisle(!) That said, the beautifully arranged the songs we requested for that walk, and included with the ceremony was an hour for our cocktail hour. We had guests come up and tell us that they thought Randy and Topu played some songs better than the originals! They are incredibly easy to work with and were such a wonderful part of our big day. Thank you so much!!
Randy and Topu are hands down the best! We booked them to play our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and we're so happy that we did. Their arrangements are beautiful, and Randy and Topu themselves are a pleasure to work with. They put together several custom arrangements for our ceremony, including one of my all time favorites, Here, There and Everywhere by the Beatles. Our guests loved the mix of modern and classic tunes they played, and have been raving about them ever since. I can't recommend them highly enough. Don't hesitate - book them immediately! You won't regret it.
They came recommended by my wedding planner. I had a phone consultation with Topu. He was the best to work with! I love their version of Lovers in Japan and wanted it for me to walk down the aisle, especially since I am big fan of Coldplay. On the wedding day, they showed up on time in professional attires. The music that they played were very beautiful. They worked seamlessly with my officiant on ques. During the cocktail hour, they played on the patio of the cocktail room and the amazing music just breezed into the room with the sunshine. I wish I were one of the guests to sit down and listen to their performance throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend them!!!
BOOK THESE GUYS FOR YOUR CEREMONY NOW!!! Randy and Topu are two incredibly talented musicians, and two of the friendliest and most professional vendors we worked with. They were such a pleasure to work with leading up to the big day, and blew away all our wildest expectations at the wedding. Their sweet music during our ceremony and cocktail hour made our wedding truly magical...it was like a dream!! They are so talented and their music added such a special touch of elegance to our wedding. We and our guests were blown away. These guys are the real deal. You will not regret booking them for your big day!! Thank you Randy and Topu!!!!
We used Topu and Randy for our recent wedding and could not be happier with our selection. They were incredibly responsive and professional from the get-go, and took time to make us a beautiful custom arrangement for the ceremony. All of our guests raved about their music and a couple of friends plan to use them for upcoming events. I highly recommend NY Ceremony Music to anyone looking to add a little personality to their event (while keeping it classy).
These guys are magical and truly the best at what they do. My husband and I got married on October 10th and our guests are still asking us and talking about our ceremony musicians. They are so easy to work with, punctual and dependable. The environment that they created for our ceremony was so beautiful and romantic, it really took the moment to a whole different level. They played Hallelujah for our parents and bridal party and Falling Slowly for my walk down the aisle with my dad. It's funny how weeks later people could still tell you which two songs played at those points early in the ceremony. We also had them stay for the cocktail hour where the entertained our guests with awesome renditions of Man in the Mirror, etc. I would love to find an excuse to throw another party where I can have NY Ceremony Music play. If music setting the scene is important to you, Randy and Topu are EVERYTHING!
Randy and Topu were absolutely wonderful! We had a ton of compliments on their music, and from what we got to hear, since we missed most of the ceremony music, they were amazing. Most of our guests were especially excited with their Beatles songs. They were extremely professional and made it through a crazy storm to be there promptly for us on our wedding day. We were able to decide on the songs with ease, but left most of the decision making up to them as to what would be played, and we couldn't have been happier with what they choose. Overall I would highly recommend them to anyone, they were an awesome addition to the day!
Randy and Topu are amazing. I'll be honest...I did not want to have live music for the ceremony and cocktail hour but my mother insisted. My nightmare was that it would be just Pachabel's Cannon in D or some lame jazz trio (the last bit was more my husband's worry than mine). When I came across Randy and Topu's website, and saw all the Bob Dylan, and The Cure, and The Beatles, I knew that I had come across a perfect solution. They were so sweet, cool, and talented and they made my day that much more amazing with their music. Thank you guys. Your version of "Falling Slowly" that I walked down the aisle to left many of my guests in tears!
Randy and Topu are awesome! They were phenomenal during the wedding ceremony. Randy is super responsive during the planning phase. They were easy to work with, had a large inventory of songs to choose from, and did a great job.
Topu and Randy were amazing. What lovely musicians! East to work with and reliable!
I heard their music on their website and I knew I had to have them! We communicated strictly through email and since I wasn't looking for anything more than the traditional ceremony music it all went off without a hitch. They sounded so beautiful as I was waiting to walk down the aisle! They also played during the cocktail hour and it was a perfect match for sunset at the Allegria. They are a great alternative to your standard string ensemble or harpist- nice job!!
Topu and Randy played during our ceremony and cocktail party and were amazing! They have fun song list and the exact sound we were looking for. We only communicated with them via email during the planning process, but they arrived on time they day of the wedding without fail. They were so easy to work with, and all of our guests enjoyed their music. I would recommend them again in a second!
Randy and Topu are incredible! They are amazingly talented musicians and did such a great job at our August 6, 2016 wedding. We hired them to do both the ceremony music and the cocktail hour. It was great to have fun, live music during cocktail, and for the ceremony we loved that their repertoire included many beautifully arranged contemporary pieces. It was so easy working with them and they were professional and communicative. We also hired them to work with a friend who would sing a song for our ceremony. They were so accommodating and the piece was lovely. If you're looking for ceremony musicians, look no further - Randy and Topu are outstanding and will add class and grace to your event.
I'm obsessed with NY Ceremony Musicians. They did an incredible job and their music is so beautiful. They were not available on the day of my wedding but they sent two identical musicians and they did a FANTASTIC JOB. I used them for ceremony only and I wish I could have told them how great they did but I was a busy lady! They really elevated the experience of our ceremony, I love them so much.
One of the vendors that I was looking forward to working with during my wedding planning was Topu and Randy from New York Ceremony Music. My husband and I wanted something unique for the ceremony so we decided to go with live musicians. I did my research through wedding blogs and gigmasters.com and found this duo cello and guitar players. I pretty much knew they would be the ones to play at the wedding ceremony based on the samples they have recorded on their website. My picks were "Flightless Bird", "Fools Rush In" and "I'm Yours." Since I hired them only for the ceremony portion, it was pretty easy to work with them. We never met in person until the day of but we communicated via e-mail and phone conversations, which were very prompt and concise. On the day of the wedding, they both came on time and were absolutely professional. They played the pieces beautifully and I still can't stop listening to their samples on their website.
We hired Randy and Topu for our wedding last year and they were ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Everything was communicated thru email and they made the planning process every easy and stress free! On the day of the wedding, they both came on time and played the pieces beautifully.