2015 WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Joanna & Joey - October 24, 2015
You were amazing to work with from the first day I contacted you. Your song variety, which is what drew me in initially, is amazing- offering a little bit of everything from Indie to the classics. I was so stressed out with wedding planning and you did everything in your power to help me with suggestions, song layout, and song order. Your responses were prompt and always so kind.
I have to mention that there were MANY musician guests at our wedding and every single one raved about both your solo violin and your acoustic/vocals. I had many people ask for your name and contact information, which I was happy to give.
Jessie, you have a gift and it's amazing that you're able to share it with so many people. Keep doing what you're doing, because you're fabulous. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making my day special. I will forever have happy memories from that day, and you helped contribute to that. Cheers!
Melissa & Scott - October 10, 2015
Jessie Taylor's talent and professionalism completely enhanced my wedding planning experience and my wedding day!
Jessie discussed song choices with us, offered her expert opinion, and made beautiful, memorable music for our ceremony and reception.
She played solo violin for our ceremony, "violinoke" for our cocktail hour, and then guitar and vocals during dinner.
All of our guests were very impressed and we received many compliments on the music at our wedding.
My wedding planner was also extremely impressed with Jessie.
We absolutely adored all of our wedding music and couldn't possibly be happier with our decision to hire Jessie Taylor!
Karen Muse (Mother of Bride) - September 27, 2015
Jessie was wonderful to deal with. Had to change our wedding date several times and she worked very sweetly with us! Also, very well organized as to her music selection list which was very detailed. We also had to change our wedding site because of weather, but she worked with us and helped select a placement that was good for every one to hear during ceremony and reception. We highly recommend Jessie!
Lauren & Kyle - September 19, 2015
I would like to say "thank you" for everything that you did leading up to our wedding day as well as the actual day!
You were wonderful to work with throughout the process! You were extremely organized and always responded promptly to my questions and requests. Thank you also for agreeing to work with our family friend, Stewart, on a special song request for the ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful and something I will cherish for years to come. You were very accommodating of all of our special requests and I truly thank you for your flexibility. Thank you for everything! I would absolutely recommend you to other brides and friends/family!
Michelle and Jeffrey - August 8, 2015
I can't thank you enough for all your help and the for the beautiful voice to brought to our special day. You are extremely talented and we enjoyed listening to you play. Thank you for learning the first day song, what a meaningful memory we get to have with that song and you made that happen. Take care and keep on singing!
Marie & Frank Malley - August 1, 2015
Jessie was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the whole process and was instrumental in helping to answer questions and provide song selections appropriate for various portions of our Catholic ceremony. She was also very receptive to performing special song selections not provided on her song list, ones that were very special and significant to us. Her musical talents exceeded our expectations and really helped make our cermoney all the more beautiful and special. We will forever remember our special day and wonderful music that Jessie performed. We would highly recommend Jessie for your event!
Jessica and Rob - July 18. 2015
My wife, Jessica and I chose Jessie Taylor based on an initial recommendation from our wedding planner Christy Ethridge of Socially Serene Events. After going to Jessie's website, listening to her audio samples and viewing her song selection we knew we wanted Jessie to sing at our beach wedding in Nags Head AND our brunch reception immediately following the wedding at Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe!
We were not disappointed in ANY way - we selected songs for Jessie to play both before and during our wedding, along with creating a playlist for her to play during our reception at Basnight's. She was adored by all of our guests and received countless compliments (even several days after the wedding was over). A favorite was her hauntingly beautiful interpretation of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah which actually brought more than one attendee to tears during the reception as it was so moving.
Being huge Beatles fans - we requested her to play the Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand for our wedding intro first dance, and it was such a fun version.
We were also lucky enough to see her perform at a local venue on the Monday following our wedding - where she actually incorporated violin with her guitar and vocals and we can attest to the quality of her violin playing as well.
In conclusion - we highly recommend Jessie - she is a tremendous talent and an absolute pleasure to work with in every way!
Kristin and Cory - June 25, 2015
Jessie from A Major Harmony was delightful! She did such an amazing job for us at our wedding. Our ceremony was outside at the Whalehead Club in the Outer banks and she played the violin for both our ceremony and cocktail hour. We received so many compliments about the music and our guest enjoyed her very much. She is so talented and on top of that so sweet! Jessie was so easy to work with from the beginning planning to our wedding day. I actually hadn't even given her a few of the songs until the day prior and basically just told her that I trusted her- she did an amazing job. In addition her pricing was so reasonable which was why we had her come to the cocktail hour as well. I would recommend her to anybody!
Jaime and Kevin - June 14, 2015
Hi Jessie! Everything was great! We really appreciate everything you did for our wedding. It was perfect :) The music really added a special touch to our ceremony. We will never forget how beautiful the music was and how much it added to the ceremony to make it just perfect. We wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend your services to other brides out there looking for a special touch for their beach wedding. Thank you for helping to make it unforgettable!
Erika and Adam - June 6, 2015
Thank you so much for your beautiful music during our wedding. While we didn't get to hear much of it, everyone said it was beautiful!! Thank you for being so easy to work with and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know getting married on the obx!!!
Erin and Pope - June 5, 2015
We want to thank you for being part of our special day. From the very start, you were so great to work with. Very patient and accomodating throughout. We were lucky to have you play at our wedding! You have such a gift with your music talent. Thank you for sharing it and making our wedding even better!
Janna and Sam - May 29, 2015
Thank you for being such a wonderful performer for our guests!! I only wish I had a moment to hear you play and meet you! There was so much excitement during the processional and recessional, I didn't even notice music playing haha. Everyone really enjoyed both the ceremony and cocktail hour though.
Holly and Kevin - May 24, 2015
I could not have hoped for a more talented, professional and kind musician for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. You were a pleasure to communicate with leading up to the wedding. Your timely responses and major input on song choices made that part of the planning stress free. The violin music you produced was absolutely all and more I had imagined, so beautiful! I will personally recommend and speak highly of you and your beautiful music. Thank you for helping to make our special day that much more memorable!
Leah and Mike - May 17, 2015
Jessie exceeded our expectations! She was responsive, accommodating and had multiple phone calls with us prior to the wedding to play samples for us and assist us with ideas for the music selection. When I walked out in the Elizabethan Gardens with my father to get ready for our walk down the aisle i could hear her beautiful violin and it triggered the ceremony was actually real at that moment. She sent us multiple recordings of a particular song we wanted in different formats to help us choose what instrument we wanted. We ended up with the solo violin and were so pleased! Jessie is a joy to work with! You will not regret going with her for your wedding music!! She is the best!
Lauren and James - May 16, 2015
We used Jessie's service for our happy hour and ceremony music. She is AMAZING! Many people came up to me after the wedding and asked where I had found such an amazing vocalist and guitarist. She is easy to work with and is very organized. Thank you so much for making our day so personalized and special!
Sarah and Ross - May 3, 2015
I just want to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding! It was so perfect in every way! You have a beautiful voice & the music was so perfect for the type of ceremony we were going for. I wish we would've been able to hang out & listen to more of the cocktail hour music, but our guests really enjoyed themselves! I am so glad we called you! Thank you so much for making our day all the more wonderful!
Corry and Katie - May 2, 2015
Jessie & Patrick,
Thank you so much for your gorgeous music at our wedding! Your special arrangements exceeded our expectations and the mood you set for the ceremony was nothing short of magic! We will recommend you to everyone we know!
Michelle and William - April 18, 2015
My husband and I were married 4/18/2015 at Jennette's Pier and Jessie & Patrick did both our ceremony music as well as the cocktail hour. They were amazing to work with, always staying in contact very professional. They even learned how to play Ed Sheeran's "Thinking out Loud" for me to walk down the aisle to and Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" for us to walk out to! I couldn't believe how quickly they learned the songs and how great they sounded! The only thing I regret is that we were unable to hear them play during the cocktail hour. I wish I could go back and attend my own wedding just to be a part of it!
2014 WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Kelly and Jonathan - October 11, 2014
Jessie is incredibly talented. She played during both our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and did an amazing job. All of our guests were so complimentary of her musical talent, and went on all night about how much they enjoy listening to her play. She was so easy to work with, and responded in a timely manner each time I had a question or needed help. We could not be happier she was part of our special day!
Gabrielle and Mark - September 27, 2014
My mother came across Jessie and her music at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo last year. She sent me her CD and I instantly loved her violin and violin-oke. I ended up waiting till just a few months before the wedding to see if we were going to be able to 'splurge' on a live musician for the ceremony and I am SO glad we did. Jessie was amazing to work with and you could tell through her emails and questionnaires that she genuinely wanted to get the know us a couple to learn our style of music for the day. Her selections were eclectic -- everything from Sinatra to the Beatles to the Lumineers. She even learned an extra song for our Recessional that wasn't on her usual list. I would highly recommend her for not only a wedding ceremony, but reception cocktail hours and similar. She is amazing!
Clarissa and Derek - September 20, 2014
Derek and I wanted to have Jessie Taylor for our music ceremony, because of all the wonderful reviews we had read about her. After contacting her, we were sure she was the right one. She would always reply to our emails and requests and we made a last change 4 days before the wedding and she made it happen. While walking the aisle we just felt very emotional listening her playing the violin. It was wonderful and I would definitely recommend Jessie as a musician. Thank you so much!
Melissa and Jared Crenshaw - September 6, 2014
Thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. The music was perfect and beautiful. You are very easy to work with and I love that you communicate so well! Thank you for everything!!
Ashton and Eric - September 5, 2014
Our wedding day was so amazing and in big part to you and Patrick. It was absolutely perfect. I am so happy that we decided to go ahead with music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. I was blown away by how amazing you both were. I just wish I was able to soak more of it in!...The day was such a whirlwind and flew by so fast! Our family and friends haven't stopped talking about your and Patrick's cocktail hour duos, and how unique and fun our violionoke reception music was to other weddings they have attended. It was so perfect for our beach/backyard wedding. I just wish that someone had recorded the two special Darius songs that you played for us. I was SO emotional all day long and both of those songs were represented beautifully. I truly cant thank you enough for all that you and Patrick did to make our day "the best day ever". Thank you for being so open to all of my suggestions and understanding exactly what I envisioned for each part of the wedding.
Gina Isbell (Mother of the Bride) - August 23, 2014
Jessie, we couldn't have found anyone to play as beautifully as you played the wedding songs Ashley & Donny chose. Perfect day, perfect beach wedding & perfect performance! Thank you so much for calling and emailing with us in order to have just what Ashley & Donny wanted. I'm so thankful for having you as a huge part of their ceremony!
Jamie and Derek - August 19, 2014
It’s just five days shy of a month from when my husband and I got married, with Jessie Taylor from A Major Harmony providing the music. A musician was one of the last things we committed to for our ceremony but it was such a great decision to book her. I had done a lot of research and still wasn’t sure what do about a musician until the OBX Wedding Expo weekend. My mom and I got to meet Jessie and she even provided us with a CD of sample music and a discount offer if we booked with her after meeting at the expo. Seeing how we were arranging our Outer Banks beach wedding from Ohio I had to wait to get back to Ohio to share Jessie’s music with my now husband.
Once we booked Jessie she was a pleasure to work with. Jessie was very flexible as to a few song requests we made that were not on her list. One important thing that we were concerned with was projection of the music on the beach, but Jessie has her own portable amplifier (battery powered so no extension cords required!) Jessie was so sweet and very helpful with all the musical planning for the wedding which was a big relief for us up here in Ohio.
When the big day arrived I felt very secure that Jessie would perform everything she promised. She sent me an e-mail the day before just to go over all the details one more time, very nice for someone like me with a type A personality. Jessie arrived, set up her equipment, and got straight to work. I happened to be in a bedroom facing the beach while finishing up getting ready and was able to hear her playing on the beach. It was so relaxing and all our guests commented on how good she was. The first comment at the reception was that our music was great, “It was like listening to the radio”. We were blessed with all the vendors we worked with for our wedding and there is no exception when it comes to Jessie Taylor. The only thing I would change if I could would have been to be able to spend a few moments with Jessie on the day of the ceremony and to have been able to listen to her music more. Jessie was gone before we got to personally thank her for her hard work and great performance. All in all the she helped set the tone for our ceremony with her amazing musical talents and we are so appreciative for that.
Vanessa and Aparicio Cotrell - August 14, 2014
My husband and I chose Jessie Taylor to play the violin for our beach wedding ceremony, and are SO happy we did! She was a pleasure to work with, very accommodating with our song choices, and played beautifully for our big day. Our guests raved about her work! I highly recommend Jessie for your wedding, or any important event, to help in making the day special. Thank you Jessie!!!!
Heather and Joel Martin - June 30, 2014
Hi Jessie! Thank you so much for your follow-up email. We were extremely happy with the entire wedding, including your performance at the ceremony, and from what we've heard from guests, the cocktail hour. We are so glad that we hired you, as it added a nice and memorable touch to our wedding.
While we didn't actually meet you at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo, we did stop by your booth and picked up your CD. On our ride back home to Richmond, we listened to your music, as well as a couple of other CDs that we had gotten at the Expo, and decided before we got home that we were going to hire you. Once we started the booking and planning, everything went very smoothly. Communication in response to our questions was prompt, and the fact that you learned a song for us in ONE day was absolutely amazing. We couldn't be happier with with everything that you did for us!
Kelli and Lee - June 19, 2014
Thank you, Jessie, for adding such beautiful music to our day. Our family and friends are still talking about you! For those considering Jessie, think no more. She is a true professional, she listens carefully, and she is extremely talented! We were instantly drawn to her kind spirit, and will remain fans of hers long after our wedding.
Our wedding day did not go as planned, and we had to move our outdoor ceremony indoors--quickly! Jesse never missed a beat, and played longer than we had anticipated. She really timed everything beautifully, even with the change in plans. Our groomsmen still say, "She's the real deal." I love that. :) Thanks for everything, Jessie.
Christen and Ben - June 14, 2014
Jessie was very professional from start to finish. She was flexible when working with us on our song choices. Even though me and my groom didn't actually have any contact with her on the day of the wedding for obvious reasons, we were told she was a wonderful addition to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We did however hear her music during the ceremony and it was perfect. We would recommend her to any future Mr. and Mrs. or for your future event.
Thank you, Jessie!
Lindsey and Jarred - June 12, 2014
I wanted to thank you for musical services in my wedding this past summer. Jarred and I are very appreciative that you were able to sing for us with such sort notice. Also, thank you for being able to prepared to start our wedding music sooner when the weather started getting bad. You did a fabulous job and we couldn't have asked for a better person to help set the mood for our wedding.
Pamela and John - June 7, 2014
Jessie, Thank you so much for making our wedding that much more special with your amazing talents. The violin music at the ceremony was just perfect and fit so beautifully with our ceremony. All of our guests raved over your music at cocktail hour as well. I only wish John and I could have enjoyed your music during the cocktail hour! Thank you again for everything. You contributed to making our wedding just a dream.
Liz and Josh - May 25, 2014
Jessie - Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The guests absolutely raved about how fantastic of a musician you are and I think your music really made the day that much more special - it really set the tone for the wedding and it was exactly what we were looking for. Needless to say, the day was perfect! Thank you again for sharing your talents with us! We would highly recommend you to anyone who is considering your services. Thank you again!
Logan and Caleb Massey - May 17, 2014
Jessie created beautiful music for our special day. Wedding planning is stressful, but she made this experience a breeze. Jessie kept in constant contact with me, and listened to every question and helped me with the details that I wanted for my wedding! She also even help me decide songs that I was unsure of for our ceremony and made it as stress free on me! My guests complimented her music skills and her beautiful singing voice during the ceremony and cocktail hour. I cannot thank her enough for all that she did for "The Massey's"! Thank you and God Bless.
Katie & Chris - May 3, 2014
Jessie, Thank you so much for playing the violin for our service! I wanted to tell you in the moment how perfect it was. You played everything beautifully and timed it out just right. We highly recommend you to anyone. Thanks again :)
Carly & AJ - April 26, 2014
My fiancé found Jessie randomly on a search for a violinist as part of my proposal and that was when we saw how amazingly talented she is. When it came time to look for music for our ceremony, there was no question who our first choice was, we had to have Jessie at our wedding. Jessie was amazing to work with, quick to respond with answers to my many questions; she gave great suggestions and helped us decide on having her stay for cocktail hour as well. Needless to say we, and our guests, were not disappointed. We heard nothing about how awesome Jessie was throughout the cocktail hour. It was great having Jessie there for the 2 biggest days of our lives, she certainly made them complete, and we can’t begin to thank her enough for all she did!
Linda and Debbie - April 25, 2014
Jessie, I just wanted to drop you a note and say how much we appreciated your talent at the wedding! And because we are long distance, we also really appreciated the prompt communication via email. You provided such a nice touch to the wedding and many people complimented your services. Thanks for making the day even more perfect! :)
Adrianne and Liam - April 19, 2014
Jessie,I wanted to thank you and Patrick again for the amazing music you played during our wedding. I'm so glad we ran across your website when planning our wedding about a year and a half ago.. I just couldn't imagine not having you there! You were such a pleasure to work with and it speaks volumes to me that you were always so prompt, kind, helpful and patient with all my questions. Your help and suggestions about music and song choices were amazing and really helped take a lot of stress off my plate. We also wanted to thank you for learning a specific song for my walk down the aisle in under 24 hours. You have such a wonderful personality and I hope other brides are lucky enough to run across your website and work with you. Your music brings such a wonderful spirit to the wedding day atmosphere. Have a great wedding season!
Suzanne and Brad - April 12, 2014
From the very moment we contacted Jessie, I knew she would be the perfect choice for our ceremony! She is such an amazing talent, and I absolutely loved she learned a special song for my groom. All our guests complimented on how beautiful the music was for both the ceremony and cocktail hour. The solo violin was the finishing touch for our outdoor ceremony, it truly added to the romance on our fairytale day! Thank you so very much!!! Thank you again for everything!!! Cheers! :)
2013 WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Meredith Camp Rhodes - October 20, 2013
Jessie was the perfect violinist for our wedding. I came upon her fairly late in the game (about a month before our wedding), yet she was very quick and efficient in her communication. I asked her to collaborate with my cousin, who was playing guitar and singing during parts of the ceremony, and not only did she put together a great repertoire with him, but she learned new material to play to make our day one of a kind. Her passion for music and her commitment to great work shows through her creative ideas and constant ability to rise to any challenge. I would recommend Jessie's services to anyone looking for an exuberant, professional, genuine artist who will make any event memorable and magical. Thank you Jessie!!
Kevin & Leah Hathaway - October 18, 2013
It was such a blessing to come across Jessie for our wedding music. We were looking for something non-traditional and different from a DJ, and I had almost given up until I found her online. Jessie was easy to work with and quick to respond to emails. Her song list was so great that my husband even wanted to participate in the planning! She even learned two songs that my father requested. We used Jessie for violin ceremony music, and reception music which included violin-oke, guitar, and vocals. She is very talented, and our guests and the bartender thought so too! We live locally, so I look forward to hopefully seeing her play at a venue soon!
Angela King - October 13, 2013
Dear Jessie, The music was amazing thank you so much for playing on our special day! The harmony blended with the ocean perfectly :-)
Lauren Blain - October 13, 2013
Jessie, We wanted to thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent at our ceremony. The setting was perfect and the violin was an added touch to our beautiful day. I thank you for all of your advice prior to the ceremony as well. Since my father passed away two years ago, there were a lot of parts of the wedding that I was unsure how I would handle. Your suggestions and ideas were of great help and I am so happy that I chose to have my daughters walk me down the aisle. As the girls and I started to take the walk, I could hear the song my dad used to play for me. It was such a sweet thing to hear and I thank you so much for accommodating my wish. I couldn't be happier! I am so thankful that I found you and that you were a part of our special day!
Stacie Allen - October 9, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us 9/7/2013. You are amazing. The guests wanted your information for some events they were planning. I hope you travel. :-) We were very blessed to have found you. God Bless.
Cara Shields - September 26, 2013
Hi Jessie, Thank you so much for playing the violin on our special day! It was a perfect day for us... from start to finish. Wedding planning is a lot of stress and you were so easy to work with! Thank you. Everyone said the music was beautiful. My only wish is that I could have heard more of it :) I will definitely recommend you to any future brides. All the best!
Leigh Ramsey - September 20, 2013
While on an impromptu visit to the Inn on Pamlico Sound, to visit the venue for my wedding, I ran into Jessie Donnelly. She politely asked if I had given any thought to having live music at my wedding - of which I declined. After a few days of thought and actually getting to experience the area, I felt that music would add a very personal touch to the evening. I called the inn and was able to get Jessie’s contact information. She quickly responded to my message and from there, I simply had to follow her lead. Jessie's professionalism and calm nature was abounding throughout the entire planning process, allowing for a stress free day for me and my husband. There was a scheduling conflict within the venue, which created an unplanned shift to our party, but Jessie made the transition seamless and kept the entertainment peacefully flowing the entire night. I would happily recommend her services to anyone who is planning an event within the Hatteras area. She is courteous, friendly, professional, and her musical talents are remarkable.
I would like to publically thank her for her personal contribution to my wedding, it will not be forgotten.
Ashley and Anthony Burton - September 15, 2013
Jessie was in the process of moving when we were planning our wedding and not only remained very easy to stay in contact with, but still managed to send recordings so that we knew what to expect. Planning an out of state wedding can be a bit chaotic, however Jessie really put our minds at ease and hearing her recordings got us even more excited for the big day! When our song choices were more contemporary, she recommended that we try the violin-oke versions which we were not sure that we would like. The music was absolutely beautiful and truly made our day special. We were able to use music we've loved our whole lives in a truly classy and special way. Our friends are still talking about her months later! I can't imagine our ceremony without her there - she is amazing!
Devon and Michael Bucher - September 10, 2013
Jessie did an outstanding job and was an absolute pleasure to work with! She played the solo violin during our ceremony, and played the guitar and sang during our cocktail hour. Jessie was quick to respond to any questions I had and was very kind. For the ceremony, we went with almost exclusively contemporary music and I loved it! Since we were looking for something less traditional,it was nice to have her extensive song list to choose from. She played beautifully during the ceremony, and even though I did not get to hear her during the cocktail hour, I received many complements! Everyone thought she was fantastic, even our DJ asked about her (wanting to hire her for his wedding). She is truly talented and I would highly recommend her to everyone! Thank You so much again.
Georgia Chapman - August 18, 2013
Dear Jessie, Thank you so much for the beautiful violin and guitar music you provided at BeeJay and Matt's wedding last Sunday. You are so accomplished and versatile, and we are so glad that BeeJay chose strings! Best wishes!
Lacey Burford - August 15, 2013
I planned my wedding in Nags Head while I was living in Thailand. This made things difficult, but from the moment I first made contact with Jessie after exploring her website, communication was fast, clear, and concise. Jessie was more than accommodating in answering questions, learning new songs, and was even willing to learn a new instrument. She was fantastic with suggestions and was able to piece together my random ideas to create a truly unique but personal music set for our ceremony. After our ceremony, what friends and family commented on the most was the music and the talents of Jessie. My only regret is that I didn't video the ceremony so that I could see it in full myself!
Liz and Dave Moore - July 25, 2013
Thank you so very much for playing at the wedding yesterday, everyone was so impressed by what a beautiful job you did! We appreciate all of the time you took to make our day special.
Caitlin Hryzak - July 21, 2013
We got married at the Curritcuk Club this July and in planning the wedding I reached out to Jessie to be our ceremony musician. She was phenomenal! A true talent on the guitar and her vocals are outstanding. She was very responsive on emails and very professional. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great live music.
Lindsay Holtz - June 15, 2013
Jessie played at our beach wedding, and she set a perfect atmosphere. She is incredibly talented and offers a variety of methods for songs. She is also very responsive and very easy to work with, which made coordinating music for the wedding very easy and took away all of my worries. If I had a question or concern, she took care of it. My favorite part about working with Jessie was that she was very easy going, yet organized, responsive, and focused on how to make us happy with the music choices. She was a lot of fun to work with and brought a lot of great energy to the ceremony. ~ Thanks, Jessie
Mallory & Tim Syx - June 12, 2013
Tim and I were looking for someone to perform our prelude/ ceremony music. We heard about Jessie from the locals in NC then decided to look her up online. Once we looked at her website we decided to meet with her in person. Being from Ohio we had limited time and availability- Jessie was more than accommodating when we visited NC to find time to meet. After meeting and speaking with Jessie we were certain that she was the musician for our special day. Jessie is one of the most remarkable individual/musicians I have ever met (and I have met a lot being in the wedding industry). Her desire to meet our every need was more than we could ask for. She was/is professional, dependable and her music is phenomenal. She played our ceremony music and performed during cocktail hour. All of our guests, including Tim and I, were more than impressed with her music capabilities. She did it all from Guitar, to vocals to the violin. There were specific songs we wanted to hear during cocktail hour and Jessie played them all. She even went the extra mile to learn some pieces that were not on her play list. Needless to say she surpassed all of our expectations. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking music, vocals etc. Thank you Jessie for everything you did for Tim and I. We can not tell you how thankful we are to have had you as a part of our special day!
Jerrie Amos - May 29, 2013
Jessie..We really enjoyed your performance at Eric and Erica's wedding...the cocktail hour was a low key easy listening hour (good music selections)...which was great!! Your violin performance during the beach ceremony was perfect...what a beautiful addition to a beautiful place!! A number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how talented you are. When we met with you in the spring to finalize the details and had the opportunity to see you perform, we were all blown away by your talent. I'm glad you are now performing receptions...what a great addition. I can't thank you enough for being a part of Erica and Eric's wedding...it was perfect!! We will be catching your web site on our next visit to the island (which we do yearly) to catch up with you and enjoy your music!! Thanks again for being a special addition to our special day!!
Camille Kump - May 18, 2013
Jessie played at our wedding ceremony classical music on violin and played the guitar and sang contemporary music during cocktail hour. It is amazing how talented she is and was able to offer such a unique service for our wedding day. She offered a wide range of songs and asked for us to personally pick out our favorites for her to play. We are so happy that she was part of our day and our guests loved her!
Kimberly Horgan - May 14, 2013
Hi Jessie! You were such an integral part of making everything so beautiful! Thank you so much for such an amazing performance at our wedding. All of our guests commented on how wonderful and talented you are. I first heard you play A Thousand Years as my grandparents processed down the aisle and it evoked such overwhelming emotion. The way you played I Wanna Hold Your Hand as I walked down the aisle nearly made me cry (and I know it brought tears to the eyes of some of our guests). I cannot find the words to describe how HIGHLY I recommend you to other brides for their special day. Having live music from such a gifted artist was the finishing touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. I am so incredibly grateful for how flexible, easy-going and easy to work with you are. Sending rough recordings of songs so I could hear first-hand what would be played really helped me imagine exactly how the ceremony would play out. Last minute changes to the repertoire didn’t faze you in the slightest and all of the pieces were still performed to perfection. With how hectic and stressful wedding planning can be for a bride, this is a rare and invaluable trait to find in a vendor.
Ana Sollberger - March 3, 2013
Jessie played the violin amazingly. She warmed the church up by playing prior the ceremony as our family was arriving. The other great thing she did for our wedding was music selection. I didn't know what I wanted and asked her to decide as she sees appropriate. All the music selected was beautiful and perfect. I got to sit back and enjoy the wonderful music surprise at our wedding.
Gail Driver - February 1, 2013
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how grateful we were that you agreed to play for our dinner last night. I have had so many compliments on your music and we look forward to being able to work with you in the future. Thank you!
2012 WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Laurie - November 13, 2012
What can I say about Jessie! Jessie, on very short notice came through for me for an event for my boss! She was a delight to work with -- had a very easy process. The crowd loved her -- definitely someone I would hire again!"
Patti Pape - October 8, 2012
Thank you so much Jessie for doing such an amazing job at my daughters wedding! You added class and romance to already beautiful ceremony! Having an outdoor wedding was already beautiful but having you play just brought it all together! Thank You
Chelsey & Michael - September 10, 2012
Jessie played violin at our wedding ceremony on the beach in Hatteras on 9/10/12 as well as guitar/vocals at our reception following. Everything was absolutely perfect and everyone raved about how amazingly talented she was. The music definitely made the evening complete and we cannot wait to visit the island and check out one of her shows in the future. She is excellent to work with and I highly recommend!!
Joe and Lauren - September 5, 2012
Thanks to Jessie for making our wedding that much more special with live music, both during the ceremony and after. Not only was she extremely professional, but also was able to meet all of our special requests regarding song choices and even made some lyric changes we had asked for! Everyone at the wedding told us how much they enjoyed Jessie's music and we highly recommend her for any occasion.
Thanks again Jessie and good luck with everything!!!
Bill Raines - August 9, 2012
My daughter Lowrey Raines was married to Christopher Moyer on the beach near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on August 2 at 4:30 p.m. When my daughter said she wanted to get married at Cape Hatteras but they were thinking of not having any music, I was shocked. I’m a musician and have played for many weddings myself. I couldn’t imagine a wedding—even at the beach—without music. After several e-mails and phone calls, I finally met up with Jessie Taylor Donnelly, and I am so glad I did. Her music was beautiful. She had to play 10 to 15 minutes extra before the ceremony because we were late getting started. (She was, of course, punctual.) She learned an old hymn that wasn’t in her repertoire (“The Lone, Wild Bird”) for the occasion. And she played her music in the sunshine with a temperature of 86 degrees. What a true blessing to have had Jessie and her exquisite violin provide the music for my daughter’s wedding! Thank you again, Jessie.
Reasha Vacha - August 4, 2012
Jessie played her violin during our wedding outdoors on Monday. She was amazing. She knew exactly what to do. She is very precise in her performance. Many of our guests said that it felt like a fairy tale wedding. It was the perfect touch that tied the whole wedding together. She even played a song for me which I requested, that was not on her song list. It sounded beautiful. What a surreal experience it was.
Stacey Michaud - July 23, 2012
Jessie played violin at my daughter's wedding last week and the music was just beautiful and our guests all commented what a great talent she is, and how the enjoyed the music. I'd call it beach elegance!
H. Kraig Wilson - July 9, 2012
Thanks so much Jessie for performing at our wedding on June 12th, 2012. You're a very multi-talented woman who helped bring our day together perfectly. Thanks for your attention to all the large and small details and for all the expertise you offered throughout the planning process. Next time we visit Hatteras Island we'll actually be able to relax a little and we'll be sure to catch one of your shows. Thanks again.
Michele - July 1, 2012
Both Jessie and Patrick are very professional yet able to connect to their audience. You will not be disappointed with their ability to choose the appropriate genre and mix of music. They are patient and loving music teachers and performers.
Debbie Bunn - June 25, 2012
I certainly wanted to thank you for playing at Kelly and Daniel's wedding during Memorial Day weekend. Your music added an extra special touch to their special day. Thanks again!
Justin and Heather Tetor - June 24, 2012
Jessie played at our wedding in Buxton, NC last Sunday, and she did a abeautiful job! The music was just what we wanted. We couldn't have asked for more! Thanks Jessie!
Michael & Leah Bedell - June 10, 2012
Jess played at the wedding of Leah and I and she did a fantastic job! We were more than pleased with herperformance and it definitely added class to the event. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Her playing speaks for itself. If you're looking for a first class violinist for your event, go no further, Jess is the one you want!
Nicole Lineberry Childs - May 17, 2012
Jessie played at mine and Chris's wedding ceremony on 5/17. Jessie was AMAZING! all of our guests couldn't stop talking about her! Jessie was so helpful in the music process. She really guided Chris and I yet the songs were very reflective of who we are. Jessie is not only a phenomenal musician, professional but she is a very warm and has a beautiful and free spirit about her. I cannot say enough great things about her! My husband and I look forward to hearing her band play when we come back in August!
Sabrina Polk - May 10, 2012
Jessie played the violin in my wedding ceremony last weekend and it was amazing! We highly recommend her! We got so many compliments on how beautiful the music was. We wanted something simple and beautiful played that wouldn't take away and it was perfect! Just beautiful Thanks so much Jessie!