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May 13, 2021

WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Awards

We did it with The Knot Best of Wedding Reviews, and now we would like to express our appreciation for our amazing couples, clients, and fellow vendors from WeddingWire. We LOVE being a part of some incredible events and creating amazing memories. Our couples enthusiasm makes us feel incredibly lucky to be doing what we do! Their 5 star reviews have allowed us to be recognized by WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards year after year. According to WeddingWire, the Couples’ Choice Awards “recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.” And now we’re blushing! We’ve shared a few of our favorite reviews below.

Our producer was just the sweetest and easiest to work with leading up to our wedding!! We had a destination wedding in Nola coming from FL and my husband and I are BIG music snobs lol! We really felt that a good band/music can make or break your wedding and it meant so much to us to hire a good band. Nola Dukes Band was 1,000% everything we had hoped for and more 🤗🤗!! We had an acoustic guitarist play during the ceremony and cocktail hour – just so beautiful 😍. We were supposed to have a marching band for a second line parade but unfortunately due to COVID all parades were canceled for the weekend. Regardless, our producer refunded us for that portion and played extra time at the reception!! They had the most amazing energy and were all truly amazing artists in their craft 🙂 they played all of our requests as well as their own unique style, signature Nola Jazz/funk and party favorites- EVERYONE danced!! Such a blast and most unforgettable day! Thank you Nola Dukes for making our wedding everything we had hoped and more!! ❤️🤗

Molly & Ryan, March 2020

Our producer was amazing! Leading up to the wedding, she answered all my questions and was so communicative. I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of that- as it can be stressful planning a destination wedding. She made it so easy and also had the best personality- she’s definitely doing the right job 🙂 So, the band itself for my wedding was amazing!! We wanted a true New Orleans style music and they brought it! Despite the rain and having a tent, they seemed to be so flexible and went with the flow and did everything that was planned- even when we had a few changes they pivoted perfectly. I am forever grateful. Don’t think twice about booking NOLA Dukes for your event! Thank you so much!!

Meg R., April 2021

Where to start?? This band is AMAZING! Like most “Covid couples” we rode quite a rollercoaster getting to our wedding day but our producer was a DREAM the entire time. She was so responsive to email and actually picked up the phone to call and reassure me! After my first chat with her while planning I was sold – she’s so warm and genuine and I knew whoever she aligned herself with was going to be the same. Now for the actual reception – our guests have not stopped raving about our band. We are a party crew and there was something for everyone! We just received our photos from our big day and I literally did not leave the dance floor once… If that’s not a sign of a good band I don’t know what is! This is an incredibly talented group (those horns!! that voice!!) and I wish I could have a wedding every weekend and hire them. Most fun I’ve ever had!!

Lindsay O., March 2021

Nola Dukes Band was, hands down, the best band that I could have hoped for or imagined at our wedding. I had heard them and several other bands that we were considering, so I knew their musicianship was as good as it gets before I even booked them. Even having already seen them, they still impressed me at times throughout the night. I’m a guitarist, and found myself having trouble standing still during the post-ceremony pictures because their guitarist was very subtly ripping jazz arpeggios during the easy going cocktail hour set. But anyone can go out and see them and tell they’re good. What you’re not going to get until you book them is the absolutely top tier level of PROFESSIONALISM that our producer and the rest of the band bring to the table on and off stage. On-stage, the sets they laid out were perfect, and not a song felt out of place for the mood of the room. A lot of this had to do with the process they had set up in preparing for our wedding, which just screamed “We’ve done this before, and you’re in good hands.” The personalized website made it easy to make request changes without feeling like I was bugging them, and when we did have to contact our producer, she was a saint. I literally felt like she knew us personally, and I could tell it was important to her that the band put on a show that was reflective of our musical tastes, not just what they play for every event. All the non-musical, logistic off stage stuff was seamless too. Working with them felt natural every step of the way, and if you have a wedding with a dozen flaky vendors all asking about last minute adjustments while trying not to sweat through your suit, this is a blessing. They make it a point to set up an “ironing out the details” phone call about a week out, which I found was in a perfect timing window between “I’m gonna forget everything we talked about,” and the crippling anxiety that accompanied me on my actual wedding day. When I got off the phone, I had a clear vision of the entire schedule of the night, and I’d go so far as to say that making the final preparations and payments actually calmed me leading into the week of our wedding. I really can’t say enough about them, and if there was a way to give more than 5 stars, then I would.

Evan G., April 2021

Nola Dukes made planning our wedding music a breeze. We worked directly with a producer who was super responsive and let me tailor our ceremony music – with custom sheet music for processional – into a jazz cocktail hour into a rocking band for the reception. We had an 8 person band for the reception and our guests continuously commented on how talented our musicians were and how much they enjoyed the music! Would definitely recommend NOLA Dukes for your event!

Nicole R., October 2020