diamond strings reviews

Diamond Strings comes highly recommended by clients from both weddings and special events. Additionally, this stylish string group is often specially invited to exhibit in bridal fairs and contribute to bridal magazines and blogs.

Diamond Strings‘ musical director, Melanie, was interviewed by Complete Wedding Magazine Sydney for her expert insight into live string music at weddings. Read the feature article, ‘Bridal Buzz.’


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Wow- I blame diamond strings for making me cry walking down the aisle!! My husband was like “Awww you were crying so sweet” (secretly I was like …it was the violins!!). They added the most beautiful touch to our ceremony and our canapés. We are not a formal couple by any means but after hearing them play at One Fine Day I went home and said to Nick I have to get these violinists to play at our wedding. Everyone loved them! Also they were so easy to deal with in the lead up to the day. Melanie was so fantastic and organised and it was one thing I didn’t have to think about ( a godsend when wedding planning!) I really recommend them to all brides ( I have secret satisfaction in knowing that they played at our wedding first out of all of my friends as I know my friends will have them play at their wedding!)

Siobhan and Nick Rayner – Bendooley Estate, Berrima

Dearest Melanie and Michael, we truly cannot thank you enough for playing on our wedding day. Your Guitar & Violin Duo definitely set the mood for the rest of our festivities and our guests just couldn’t stop raving about you. You played my special request songs so beautifully, it was amazing to hear your rendition of them! Just absolutely beautiful. Thank you for being an absolute pleasure to deal with, taking so much time and detail in preparing for our day. You will be highly recommended to friends and family. A day we will never forget, with thanks to you both.

Francesca & Angus Keenan – Snappermans Beach Reserve, Palm Beach

Marshal and I just wanted to pass on our thanks for your contribution to our wedding day! Emma and Susie were nothing but professional and perfect! We had so many lovely compliments from our friends and family about how beautiful the violins sounded in the church before, during and after the service. We also had so many people say how lovely it was to have live music rather than an iTunes version played off an iPod. The arrangement of Beautiful Day was a lovely surprise for Marshal’s Family who have a special connection to that song- it was Marshal’s late fathers’ favourite song. It really was a perfect touch! We can’t thank you enough for your contribution to our wedding day. We hope to again have another special event for your to be part of in the future.

Jessica  & Marshal Cairnduff – St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church, Rose Bay

We honestly felt that having Justine and Melanie from Diamond Strings play at both our ceremony and pre-reception was the best decision we made for the whole day! You’re completely right, our guests loved it – we have received many compliments too. We look forward to recommending you to others in the future!

Renée and Kevin Coelho – Hazelhurst Art Gallery, Gymea

Hi Melanie, Thank you so much for helping me through all of the music. As for Emma she was amazing, and simply beautiful as a solo violinist. I couldn’t have asked for better musicians to have shared the day with me. Thank you very much…I will be writing a fantastic Easy Weddings Review when we return from our honeymoon.Thank you again xxxx

Joana and Eddy Selimovic – Eschol Park House, Camden

Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. It was such an amazing event and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Todd actually told me afterwards that he’d initially had concerns about me arranging a violinist for the ceremony (he thought it’d be loud and intrusive) but he was extremely impressed with how lovely you played and how warm you were to all of our guests and I agree. 

Donnal and Todd McCallum – Bass & Flinders Point, Cronulla

Thank you so much for your lovely email regarding our wedding. Spencer and I had such a wonderful day, made even more special by your gorgeous music. So many of our guests have commented on how beautiful the ceremony was with live music, and that you and Amba set a very relaxed and elegant scene prior to the ceremony, and then throughout… I had goose-bumps as soon as you started playing Canon – it was perfect! …Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives.

Nicola and Spencer Jamieson – Christ Church, Lavender Bay

Hi Melanie, both Tracey & I had such a fantastic wedding day, which was made even more special by having yourself (Diamond Strings) play and perform. As mentioned on the day, we feel you added an extra special element to the ceremony, combining modern music with a beautiful, classical sound which all our guests loved. Your creativity and input with the song selection was very helpful, the fact you also learnt a song to make the day even more personal was just perfect, so thank you once again. We will without doubt recommend Diamond Strings to anyone and everyone getting married.

Tracey and Jonny Morris – Dunningham Reserve, Coogee


Special event reviews

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the violinists at Diamond Strings for setting the perfect scene at two of our most recent staff events. As the event organiser for my company, I am very grateful to have come across such remarkable and professional musicians. Our company was very impressed with your performance and have requested that I book with you again in future. I highly recommend Diamond Strings to anyone seeking astonishing musical talent.”

Kayla Phillips, Event Manager, University of Wollongong Enterprises

I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of Diamond Strings and their service. The music was perfect for our event and added that extra touch we needed to take our function to the next level. I would highly recommend Diamond Strings and I’m sure the Illawarra Mercury will use them in the future.”

Renee Patino, Marketing & Promotions Manager, The Illawarra Mercury

“Melanie, Thank you to you and Michael for your lovely musical (Guitar & Violin Duo) accompaniment to our event last night.  Feedback was fantastic and we would have no hesitation in recommending you or using you again in future.” 

Kevin Dwyer, Principal, WMD Law

It was a delight to have Diamond Strings play at our ‘Found in Print’ Exhibition opening at Hazelhurst.  Melanie’s choice of light classical and jazz music perfectly complimented our art and created such a wonderful atmosphere. The sound quality was excellent – the sound of the violin wafted evenly throughout our exhibition space. Melanie’s personal presentation also added a touch of class to the occasion.  Music and art are good companions!

Melissa Honor, Southern Printmakers Association, Sutherland Shire

Thank you Diamond Strings for serenading our clients and guests on Valentine’s Day evening. We received great compliments from many guests and staff members. We were also glad to hear from a few of our clients that they were interested to book you in for their wedding day. We would have no hesitation in continuing to recommend you to future brides and grooms.

The Gardens on Forest, Peakhurst

Thanks again Melanie and Emma. We were delighted that your duo was able to attend and compliment our Pregnancy and Infant Loss service. Your ability through your music to set a peaceful, reflective and calming atmosphere for such a special memorial service contributed greatly to the success of the night. I thank you, and look forward to you joining us at future events.

Sheridan Walder  JP,  Location Manager, White Lady Funerals Sutherland