Founded by Allyson Briggs, Fleur Seule is a retro jazz band bringing a timeless age of music to luxury weddings in New York City and beyond. The band’s repertoire includes seven languages, with classic cocktail hour standards by Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, and more. Fleur Seule has performed at some of the city’s most prestigious venues, from Carnegie Hall to the Rainbow Room, and Allyson has become one of NYC’s most in-demand vocalists. We asked the songstress to share more about her music journey, and why she loves performing for weddings.

A: How did you get started in singing for weddings?

GO: I have always loved performing at weddings! It is so fun to be celebrating the happiest day of someone’s life with their family and friends. My wedding was the best day of my life and I was inspired to bring that joy and energy to more couples through music.

GO: How would you describe your musical style?

A: I saw an opportunity to create musical experiences that match the elegance of luxury weddings. A lot of wedding bands play the same Top 40s material, but we create a very unique experience of classy music that is fun and danceable, while bringing back those hits you do not hear anymore! I sing classic music in 7 languages, which opens us up to a very wide variety of repertoire, and my attention to detail as I follow the flow of the evening and the guests is something that our previous wedding couples have loved. If you have a first dance song that is special to you, we will learn it, no matter what style or language, and bring the beauty and romance of what you heard, to life!

GO: What are your favorite moments of a wedding day?

A: I LOVE a grand entrance from Cocktail Hour into the Reception! Imagine walking down an epic staircase while we play “La Vie en Rose” – it’s a scene from a movie! And of course, Ceremony Processionals always leave me a bit misty. I guess I’m very into entrances, they can be subtle and sweet, or lavish and grandiose. That’s what is so amazing about live music – it can create whatever movie scene you have in your mind.

GO: Do you work closely with the couples during the wedding planning process?

A: Yes! Once we move forward with booking Fleur Seule, I will share our full song catalogue to let you peruse and visualize your day. You can go through and select favorites, don’t-plays, first dances, etc. and I will help you fill in the blanks. Then I will customize our song list to fit the style and flow of your entire day, from ceremony to last dance. This day is all about you and I will make sure the ambiance is elegant, luxurious, and unforgettable.

GO: How far in advance should a couple reach out to book Fleur Seule?

A: The earlier the better! We are booking weddings 1-1.5 years out and honestly, the time flies by. I am available to chat by phone or Zoom for an initial consultation, and if you would like to proceed, then we can dig in to the song list, special requests, band line up, repertoire styles, and all the fun details that will add up to make your big day magical.

I can’t wait to start planning your big day!

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