Wedding Gig Giveaway, Winner Report

Nicole SteegerContributor

Congratulations to Cindy and Duke, the winners of our November 2010 wedding gig giveaway! Cindy and Duke won $500 in free wedding entertainment and chose the Ondine Ensemble to perform at their wedding. We asked Cindy to share a few details with us.

Couple: Cindy & Duke

How they met: Duke went to college with Cindy's brother, the two met at a New Year's Eve party six years ago.

Location and Date of wedding: May, 2011 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana California. The museum has terrific Asian art and artifacts along the walls.

Wedding description: Cindy says,  "Our wedding is going to be relatively small, we're expecting around 85-100 people. We wanted to know everyone at our wedding and keep it as personal as possible. Our ceremony will have the formal, traditional elements, but we want to keep it light and fun. Our reception is going to be more casual. We're viewing our wedding as a party that we can throw our family and friends. We're going to forego some of the traditions like a bouquet toss and garter toss so we can maximize our time with our guests, instead of feeling like we're putting on a show."

Wedding entertainment: Cindy says, "We chose the Ondine Ensemble (a string trio) for our ceremony music. We were very impressed by the credentials and sample performances from the lead musician. GigMasters made it so easy to compare and contrast different groups and pricing. The Ondine Ensemble fit the vision we have for the wedding."

What will you do with the extra $500: Cindy says, "I was so excited to win the prize. We're going to spend the extra $500 on event lighting to create a nicer ambience for our guests."

If you'd like to win $500 in free wedding entertainment here's how:

1. Search the GigMasters site and contact at least one performer for a free price quote.

2. Submit the "Get your free quote" contact form. Make sure to select one of the wedding choices under the "event type" drop down box.

3. That's it, you're entered!