Client Testimonials

I was initially worried about cost but hill country strings offered great options and a great musical selection including "sweet afton" which was on my dream list.
8/11/2014 11:36 PM
We had really specific ideas and were worried about asking for something so specific, but you guys were so amazing…. If we were to just go by your website, we would have never guessed the range that HCS could accommodate. Of course, it may be because this is the first time you did a wedding like ours!!
5/17/2014 4:07 PM
We found Hill Country Strings fairly quickly and easily. Someone recommended you to us (maybe Alex will remember who) and after visiting the website we were sold.
4/30/2014 8:21 PM
It was such an easy planning process and we really liked how you had snips of each song available online to listen to and choose from the old favorites that we all loved.
4/14/2014 9:53 AM
I loved EVERYTHING about my experience with Hill Country Strings. I had no challenges or frustrations - I knew what I wanted and y'all helped make it perfect!
4/10/2014 12:35 PM
We were going for a particular sound (country/blue grass/folk) and our trio delivered! So many of our guest complimented us on the musicians and the style of the music totally fit the wedding and setting. They were open to doing songs they hadn't done before and even included the bride's father when he wanted to play guitar with the group.
9/24/2014 2:24 PM
Hill Country Strings MADE my daughter's wedding the sweetest with their music and sound. They played hymns, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder all in the short span of 30 minutes. The sound was beautiful and so fitting for our wedding. Thomas was quick to get back to me and answer questions. He made suggestions and was so helpful. We couldn't have been happier with this group and so many of our wedding guests commented how wonderful the music was!
9/24/2014 2:39 PM
Honestly once we started looking hill country strings was a clear choice, it was recommended to us by several vendors, had a great selection, and was extremely prompt in responding to our inquiries.
8/11/2014 11:36 PM
Really, you guys were awesome and helped this part of our wedding planning be challenge-free. You were open to everything we felt we wanted and all our specific suggestions-- you even listened to an mp3 about the tempo we wanted for the recessional! We could not have asked for more. Ceremony music was a really worry-free area for us, thanks to how we communicated with y'all.
5/17/2014 4:07 PM
My biggest challenge was trying to get my daughter and fiance to make the selections! She was not confident about her ability to pick out music so she put it off. I was afraid she would just give up and choose default pieces. In the end, (they) did a great job and her father and I love, love, loved the pieces they picked. We particularly liked that she picked "Come Thou Fount..." for her wedding march rather than a traditional piece.
4/30/2014 8:21 PM
Loved talking with Thomas he made our secession easy. Took a lot if time on phone to discuss services. A very likable guy!
3/18/2014 12:42 PM
You guys made it easy! No challenges at all!
2/19/2014 12:04 PM
Thomas was fantastic and so quick to get back to me on the phone or in the email. The group was professional and organized and their music was the sweetest. I was so happy! I would recommend to anyone!
9/24/2014 2:25 PM
Hill Country Strings was wonderful. So helpful and patient!
4/30/2014 8:22 PM
Yall were great!
4/24/2014 11:39 PM
I really think you guys were great. You were on time, prompt and prepared.
4/14/2014 9:54 AM
You were WONDERFUL!
4/10/2014 12:36 PM
Hill Country Strings was a pleasure to work with for my recent July wedding. Their rates and selection were great, they were very prompt in responding to our emails and arranging phone calls, Thomas listened carefully to what we wanted and ensuring that our music met our wedding vision and would work with the timing of our ceremony. The day of our event they were prompt in arriving, unobtrusive during set up, one of the musicians even paused for a moment to help me get a picture with my maid of honor. The music was beautiful for both ceremony and cocktail hour. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
8/11/2014 11:41 PM
Hill Country Strings are such a gem! They are remarkably versatile and accommodating. When my hubby and I first met Thomas we had A LOT of excitement and ideas about the music we wanted for our wedding. HCS really listened and delivered. All of the music matched the personality of our brunch wedding -- fun, sweet, vintage-inspired, and airy. Thomas worked within our budget and shared our excitement every step of the way. We arranged for a nontraditional mix of music for the ceremony -- instrumentals of "Rainbow Connection" and The Beatles' "I Will" for the processional and bride's entrance. HCS also performed Dusty Springfield's "I Only Want to Be With You" with vocals for our recessional. Their renditions were just angelic-- superstar talent on the strings, and Aja has the sweetest voice ever! We were glowing when we heard our songs played. HCS performed jazz during our cocktail hour AND fun 60s music for our reception. For our last dance, they played another special request as a way to celebrate the couple at our wedding who had been married the longest --an upbeat song from their own wedding year. Brought smiles to all our guests! As I understand it, this was the first time that HCS performed the entirety of a wedding, from ceremony to reception. Thomas was ON for the whole 5 hours of our wedding! Everything went so smoothly -- they performed like they've been doing this for years. My husband and I are very passionate about music -- thanks to HCS our wedding music made the celebration extra fun, elegant, and meaningful. I definitely recommend HCS -- they will make your big day extra special. Vanessa & Grant - May 4, 2014
5/17/2014 4:15 PM
The variety of music offered by Hill Country Strings enables a bride to select music that is special to her. We were so pleased with every part of our interactions from the original contact to hugging goodbye after the wedding! They made us feel very special! L. Ancone...mom
4/30/2014 8:28 PM
Hill Country Strings was reliable, responsible, but above all, incredibly talented. I would recommend them to any bride!
4/24/2014 11:40 PM
Hill Country Strings were awesome! They were laid back, easy to work with and made the music part of the ceremony perfect. I would suggest them to anyone looking for a classical group with nothing but class!
4/14/2014 9:55 AM
Hill Country Strings does a fabulous and professional job. They have a great repertoire and are happy to work with you to coordinate special requests. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
4/10/2014 12:36 PM
Hill Country Strings was great to work with! Our wedding, especially the ceremony music, was exactly what I had envisioned. The ceremony music was one of the first (of many) decisions we made. Thomas is very professional and organized. I didn't have any stress or worry over the wedding ceremony music because we knew we were in good hands. I can't thank them enough!!!
4/9/2014 6:27 PM
We so enjoyed the beautiful music that Thomas provided for my daughter's wedding - it made the wedding! Thomas is very easy to talk to during the planning process. He was quick to return my phone calls and emails. Very professional, but such a likable guy. We loved working with him and he made my daughter's wedding at Sacred Oaks magical. Cannot thank him enough and highly recommend that you use them-just outstanding! Sincerely, Beverly
3/18/2014 12:53 PM
Paul was incredible (strolling violin). He was on time, professional, nice to work with and completed the job with excellence. Thanks again!
2/19/2014 12:05 PM
I loved EVERYTHING about my experience with Hill Country Strings. I had no challenges or frustrations - I knew what I wanted and y'all helped make it perfect!
4/10/2014 12:35 PM
Hill Country Strings was very professional and organized. Thomas gave us all the tools we needed for planning our wedding ceremony music.
4/9/2014 6:22 PM
The wedding went better than we could have imagined. Really, a stand up job by the musicians and we wouldn't change a thing.....
2/19/2014 9:44 AM
I KNEW Hill Country Strings was the one for us the moment we heard samples on their website. As a bride you picture yourself walking down the aisle and I started crying when listening to "Here comes the Bride & Wedding March", I called Thomas moments after to book them. Thomas was a pleasure work with it, professional, touched base with me in a short time, answered all our questions and made me feel at ease. Thomas was more helpful than our wedding planner (enough said). The music was beautiful & all our guests were complementing how wonderful it was. We would highly recommend them to anyone. I promise you...You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you again for making our big day so special!
Dr. Robert & Janine Lejawa 11.12.13 married at 14:15 (military time)
I truly enjoyed Elaine (harp), she was fantastic. She is a gifted musician and I am so thankful for her abilities. The harp and her talent were a perfect addition to my wedding!
11/21/2013
Thomas was very helpful in finding a talented classical guitarist for our wedding celebration. He also helped us with music selections after asking a series of questions to figure out the type of ceremony and tone of the event. I definitely recommend using Hill Country Strings for your event!
11/21/13
The day could not have been better and the music was a wonderful addition to the day! Thank you so much for your help in selecting the music!! Two thumbs up!! Thank you again!!
Yomie Pangelinan 11/20/2013
I thought you did a great job!
Libba Sprunt 11/20/2013
Couldn't be happier!! Thanks, guys!
7/2/2013
I really appreciated all of your help. I spoke with you early in the wedding process and you helped me with the starting and ending times. The attachments that you emailed to us were very helpful. It was so nice to have the suggested titles for the event and to be able to hear the music. I know that you also spoke with the groom a few weeks before the wedding. You were most helpful!
Ginger Jones, 7/1/2013
Thomas, you were so helpful to me and easy to work with, and you made planning my wedding music and ceremony an easy and enjoyable process. My wedding was in a historic, countryside chapel near Fredericksburg. The harp guitar was a beautiful, perfect choice for our small church and intimate ceremony. Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
Amy (Lawson) Lintner, 6/30/2013
Thomas was great to work with when selecting music and instruments for ceremony. The music while family/friends were waiting for ceremony to being, during the ceremony and the processional were all memorable. It would have been nice to meet the duo prior to the ceremony since my wedding was intimate. I highly recommend working with Hill Country Strings, they added another romantic layer to the wedding day that just sealed all the little touches together.
6/20/2013
Our daughter Rachel was married at Wild Onion Ranch. The next morning, she called and thanked her father and me for the wedding of her dreams. Hill Country Strings was a big part of the ceremony as their music was truly lovely. As the mother of the bride, I had chosen the music and was completely delighted by their exquisite playing.
6/22/2013
I loved Hill Country Strings from the time I decided to book them. The website made it easy for me to review all of the needed information and hear examples of them play. They made every decision I had to make regarding the ceremony music so easy and stress free. Thomas helped me make the music selections and really put his honest opinion forward. They accommodated the music to have my Brother-In-Law play the trumpet with them, which made it extra special for me. I would most definitely recommend Hill Country Strings to anyone! They were great! Sincerely,
Chelsea Nichols 6/25/2013
Hello Thomas,
Well this is long overdue, but I wanted to tell you that the Hill Country Strings did a fabulous job playing at my wedding on 7/28. Even my mother-in-law, who is used to hearing the organ (she was married in St. Martin's as well) absolutely loved the strings, even more that the organ. Thank you for creating the perfect backdrop for a wonderful day!
Thank You!
Erica Dillard (Harms)
Thomas,

We are back in town and things are finally starting to calm down. I will be sending you some pictures in the mail, but wanted to touch base with you and let you know how much we appreciated all of your hard work! The ceremony music was outstanding!!!

We will not hesitate to recommend you to others – thank you!!!

We will be in touch,
Ashley and Gary
Thomas - I'm so sorry that I never got to speak to you! The music was amazing. I couldn't have asked for more. The Lord blessed us with that beautiful day. I wish I could relive the whole day ... Thank you again for all that you did. It was everything that she wanted. Hope to talk again someday!
Paula
Dear Thomas,

Just wanted to thank all of you for the beautiful music you provided for Carolyn and Sky's wedding @ BCCC on October 7, 2006. Thanks to you all, the ceremony was perfect. Good luck to you in the future and I'm sure many more people will be calling on you to make their special event wonderful.
LaQuita Marshall, Mother of the Bride

A Big Thank You to all of you!!!!!!!!
The Music was Awesome!
The Trumpet piece was Perfect!

Thank you Thomas and all!!!!! God Bless Your Talents Even More!

Ann Bazan

Hi Thomas,

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you at my wedding, but I just wanted to say thank you so much for the beautiful music your trio played. It all came together beautifully and I enjoyed listening to your music.

All the best,

Ivette
The music was outstanding! Thank you so much for the special treat!
Steve

 

Thanks so much for wonderful performance - you guys were amazing!
Shannon B, Austin

Hi Thomas, great to hear from you! You guys were absolutely amazing! The music was perfect and I thought your rendition of Largo was especially beautiful. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!


I will absolutely recommend you guys to anyone who asks and actually have already done so to a couple of people who asked about you. I'm also going to make sure our catering manager has your information. She would be a great source of referrals for you. You guys were great to work with and I especially appreciate the time you spent working with Dorothy.

Mary M. - San Antonio
Thomas, thank you and the Hill Country Strings for performing during our Luminations event. We received so many compliments on your music! Thanks again for sharing the gift of music with our visitors,
Cathy Mullinax - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Thanks, Thomas! The music was great and we had a very good experience with the Hill Country Strings. Everything turned out well! Thanks once again for the wedding music, it sounded beautiful!
Rachel S. - Massachussettes
Thanks so much for the beautiful music at our son's wedding. The strings added a lovely ambience to the wedding ceremony and to our dinner-time festivities. My favorite part was the arrangement played during the communion service and reading. I can't wait to see and hear it once again on our wedding video. I especially wanted to express our thanks for working on the original arrangements of the songs that Brendan and Sarah wanted for their wedding. Your music helped make our wedding special and unique!
Sincerely, Carolyn and Dewayne B., Ft Worth
Thanks for the beautiful music at our engagement and wedding!
Kevin W., Austin
In an email to the bridesmaids...:
"We have a new group of musicians for the ceremony - the Hill Country Strings. They are SO nice and easy to deal with. They also sound fantastic! They are going to coordinate arrangements for both of the "solo" songs Songbird and You Raise Me Up. "
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"You sounded wonderful, thank you so much! I will highly recommend the Hill Country Strings to all of my friends and colleagues!"
Jenny C. - Dallas
You guys really blew me away!
Marc Brown - Videographer from www.Digitalegacy.us
We were very pleased with the quartet. I think all of you were very professional and most of all you sounded great! Shawna and I just got some of the videos transferrred to DVD and we got to watch the entire ceremony again, including everything we missed. I really appreciate everything you did to help us out. Please let me know if you ever need any recommendations ...
Jonathan and Shawna B. - Austin
The music was BEAUTIFUL. There's something about that place that is indescribable. Every time I've gone there it has had an oddly peaceful feeling about it. Your music added an incredible layer to the Mission San Jose.
Mark Roddenberry - New York/San Antonio photographer

The list of wedding coordinators and venues recommending the Hill Country Strings grows every weekend.

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