Proposals & Intimate Gatherings
2020 has been a rollercoaster of uncertainty and confusion for everyone. With everyone isolated to their homes, away from loved ones, it has led to stressful times for couples and those planning big events- can they go ahead? If not now, when? And whilst a lot of people have not been able to have the day they originally planned for, one thing has been for certain, and that is no matter what the circumstances, love is not, and can never be cancelled. Now that we are able to have smaller, more intimate gatherings, be it for parties or weddings, I am so grateful that we can create a bespoke, small group of musicians that will be able to give you the full Chiqas experience, but at an intimate level that you and your nearest and dearest can enjoy.
We have had the privilege of playing at proposals, and being part of those special moments where you say 'I Do' to the love of your life, with your favourite music as the perfect soundtrack and creating a romantic atmosphere you will cherish forever. The below sections give you a bit more info on our proposal packages, and the best groups for intimate gatherings for the months ahead.
How does it work?
Do you have the perfect proposal planned for your partner, but would like to add that extra touch to give it elegance, romance and a bit of fun? We've got you covered! Any of our groups (string duo, trio, and quartet with or without our acoustic drummer) can serenade you and your partner as you ask the question to begin your life forever together. We have played timeless classics at proposals such as 'At Last', and romantic songs to have a little happy cry and dance to after you've popped the question, or we can play your favourite tune that maybe you both have an inside joke about? Or why not bring all the happy vibes and have us play your favourite tunes to make you both smile after the big moment.
A proposal is such an intimate and personal moment you will remember forever, and I believe the addition of your favourite music played by a live string group will add that extra touch to make it unforgettable.
For each of our group for proposals, our prices begin at a one hour booking, and then you can add additional hours to this. Prices are available upon request, and for each group, the one hour package includes:
-Professionally trained musicians playing on antique acoustic instruments
-Full discretion of song choices from our set list
-Guidance on song choices and advice from me from
-Set up time
-Arrangements of songs if you have a particular song you would like played that is not on our set list, so your proposal is totally tailored to you and your partner
With the UK government guidelines updating to allowing small weddings and gatherings for 2 households, as well as allowing outdoor performances, I really wanted to be able to offer a setting where Chiqas could be part of these special memories, where we can still provide either the romantic serenades, or banging pop charts to suit you and your nearest and dearest.
Providing this is within the government guideline numbers, any of Chiqas instrumental groups would be perfect for your back garden parties. Performing acoustically (our drummer literally just sits on her drum to play, that's it!), with no problems playing outdoors, we can provide soft background music to compliment the laughter and fun experienced with your family. Our duo would suit a very small gathering, and our duo and drummer would be perfect to still give that upbeat Chiqas vibe, without being too intrusive on you and your small number of guests.
2020 has been difficult for everyone for sure, but we can still party with you, all be it at a distance! Head to our groups page to see the specifics of what each group has to offer.
With intimate gathering for events and weddings being the new thing, we can also offer just one musician. Fancy just a violinist or cellist? No problem!
Surprise Serenade for your partner or pals
Do you know someone who was due to get married, or maybe it's their birthday or anniversary and you can't think of what to get them? Why not get one of our string groups to surprise them and we will come and perform outdoors at their home or place of choice for them! Warning, there will be tears!
Eloping doesn't mean you can't have the romantic music you have dreamed of. Any of our string groups, or even one string player, would work perfectly for you and your partner to say 'i do' to the melody of your favourite songs, and allowing for that special first dance after the ceremony
Small wedding Gathering
our duo and drummer would work perfectly for your small wedding gathering. as part of 30 allowed people, our duo and drummer can provide soft and gentle music that won't be intrusive to you and your guests, while still bringing to celebration vibe to you and your loved ones
back garden outdoor performance
Why not put on an outdoor performance/ concert where chiqas can perform for your family? the perfect friday evening!
garden afternoon tea with classical musicians
entertain your guests by having a classical string quartet serenade you as you have a classic afternoon tea in the garden.