David Pretlow grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where he trained classically on violin with members of the Alabama Symphony and attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He continued studying violin in Cleveland, Ohio with Bert Siegel of the Cleveland Orchestra and was concertmaster at Shaker Heights High School. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, David moved to Destin, Florida as one of the founding members of “Salty Dog," and later the "Go-Daddys.” He currently performs as a soloist on violin for weddings and special events, solo and duo with guitar and electric violin, and on guitar and electric violin with the bands Beach Mice, and DeMonki..

Destin Violin and Guitar Weddings with David Pretlow

Video Clips:

Ave Maria - This is from 2009.. Recorded in the Chapel in Seaside, Florida.

2005 Sandestin Wine Festival. Here is some classical music performed on an electric violin in 2005

Weddings are generally booked as a one hour event. Violin starts up to 20 minutes before the wedding time. Most wedding ceremonies are 12 to 20 minutes in duration... The remaining time can be utilized as a transitional period from the service to the reception and for photos of the wedding party. Call (850) 420-1872 or email for availability and booking.

There are several wedding and event coordinators I can recommend in the Destin area. All are good people who share resources with eachother and work to accomodate each event specifically. You won't be disappointed with:

White Sands Weddings and Portraits - Lynn McPherson (850) 642-0936

Yours Truly Weddings - Christie (850) 543-9204

Sunset Beach Weddings - Ken and Heather Delo

Don Goodrum - Officiant and more...

Joyce & Tom - Beach Weddings Etc.

Forever I Do

Celebrations By the Sea - ask for Zoran

Sunshine Wedding Company

Surfside Brides

Sugar Beach Weddings - ask for Connie

Florida Beach Weddings


Email Dave Telephone (850) 420-1872