Category Archives: Chicago Wedding Ceremony

Julie & Adam

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December 5, 2015

From start to finish, Julie & Adam were a breeze to work with, and their wedding was so much fun! Artistrings started with some great pop selections for their candle-lit ceremony, including A Thousand Years for the bridal party, and Julie made her entrance to Adele’s Make You Feel My Love. At the end, they sealed the deal with Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Love it!

After cocktails, guests entered back into the newly-flipped space, took a peek at their super cool Rice Krispie Cake, and we got down to business right away with dancing. Julie & Adam promised that their guests were going to dance all night, and they did not disappoint!

Jae & Tim sound amazing on this great new tune:

Many thanks to Carlene from Naturally Yours Events for flawless coordination of this beautiful celebration. Can’t wait for the next one, Carlene!

And….thank you Julie, for this amazing 5-star Yelp review!

Best.Band.Ever. Seriously. I’ve never posted a review before, but for this band I created an account because I wanted people to know how good they are. Our wedding was everything I could have hoped for and more. I can’t even imagine what it would have been like without the band, they made the wedding. From the second they began playing people were coming up to us asking who they were. Every text we received after the wedding telling us how much fun people had was followed up by, “who was the band? they were amazing!”
A few weeks before the wedding we asked them if they could learn a few songs that weren’t on their playlist – wasn’t even an issue. It made our first dance so special. They learned “Piano Man” and played it as the last song, it was everything I hoped for and more. Everyone sang along in a big circle, it was absolutely perfect. Without question, hiring this band was the best choice we made for our wedding. If you’re looking at a few different bands and trying to decide, the decision is easy – choose The Chris Sarlas Orchestra if you want the most amazing wedding ever, and get ready for a ton of compliments!

Congratulations guys, we hope to see you dancing at an event real soon!

Carolyn & Christian

October 31, 2015
Adler Planetarium

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Carolyn & Christian’s Halloween wedding began in the Cafe of the Planetarium with a candle-lit ceremony and beautiful classical romantic music by the Artistrings string quartet. Christian’s sister joined us during the ceremony and knocked everyone out when she sang Adele’s Make You Feel My Love. As we witnessed later in the evening, this is one talented family!

Here’s a little behind-the-scenes before we opened the Cafe back up for dinner service.
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When Carolyn mentioned that she’s a singer, she wasn’t kidding. We’re going to start with this video of Carolyn’s surprise song to Christian, because that’s exactly the way this amazing party started.

And then, we danced! Since it was Halloween, you’ll see some great costumes and beautiful masks.

Here’s Jae tearing up Empire State of Mind. Goosebumps, right?

Carolyn sent us this note after the wedding, and we’re blushing:

You guys were SO AMAZING! I have been recommending you to EVERYONE who will listen! I’ll make sure to leave reviews everywhere I can!

Thank you so very much! Your band literally made my wedding! Everyone was so impressed with every song! They said sometimes they forgot it wasn’t a recording of the artist because it sounded so spot on every time! I couldn’t believe how seamless your transitions are and everything! Just perfect!

We were honored to be included in this incredible wedding day. Flawless coordination from Tamar Westphal.

Jamie & Ross

Palmer House Hilton
September 5, 2015

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It’s always such an enormous honor when a family invites us back to perform for another celebration. We’ve had a blast playing for sisters Dana and Jamie’s weddings, one year apart. The Empire Room was filled to the brim with a crowd that was ready to dance from the beginning of dinner, and we sure did. After we danced a bit, we calmed things down with our conversation-friendly dinner music Unplugged set. Check out Tim on Grenade, with Dayna, Jae, and Barry on background harmonies. Gorgeous!

And when we danced? Another epic celebration for one of our favorite families:

Ashley & Joe

Museum of Broadcast Communications
August 22, 2015
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When a family invites you back for a third wedding, it’s truly the ultimate honor. We were thrilled to celebrate with Ashley & Joe at a space that’s new to us, the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
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What a great venue! With seamless coordination by the team of BCR Events, this was a celebration that made us smile all night long.

Ashley, a million thanks for the kind words on yelp! It’s always such a pleasure to play for your family 🙂

The Chris Sarlas Orchestra is THE BEST. Our priority for our wedding was a fun party with a packed dance floor, and the band absolutely delivered. The band kept our guests dancing all night long until closing, and we had numerous compliments during (and they’ve kept coming after) the wedding about how great the band was. The band played two of my sisters’ weddings as well, and we loved them so much we actually chose our wedding date around the band’s availability! And we are so happy we did. Chris is a pleasure to work with – he’s professional and accommodating to our requests and our wishes. We also had the band’s string quartet play our ceremony music. They did an amazing job too, and Carol was extremely helpful in recommending music to fit with our taste. I wouldn’t hire any other band!