Jackson Tennessee Harpist ~ Wedding Music in Yuma

Mary-Ashton and Heath hosted their wedding at the Buttrey Wedding and Event Venue in rural Yuma, Tennessee. Located halfway between Huntingdon and Lexington, and an easy drive from Jackson, Memphis, or Nashville, it was a lovely rustic spot for their fall celebration!

Jackson TN Harpist

Their ceremony was outdoors by the lake. I set up the harp on the patio close to the hall, so it would be a quick transition back inside for the reception. With the harp hooked up to the sound system, the music reached the guests no problem!

Tennessee Wedding Harpist

For the family entrance, they chose the Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven.” The wedding party came down the aisle to “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, followed by the bride to “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain. The recessional was the Coldplay song “Sky Full of Stars.”

Nashville Harpist

Guests returned to the barn for cocktails and dinner, where everything was decorated in hues of terracotta and navy blue. I continued the harp music after the introductions of the wedding party and couple into the hall. During dinner, they opted for more popular selections from the 1980s to the current day. A live band continued the party with dancing into the evening.

Wedding Harpist Jackson Tennessee

As a wedding harpist, I play for ceremonies and receptions in Jackson, Nashville, and Memphis, and throughout Tennessee. If you are looking for music for your wedding, please visit my website {Huntingdon TN Wedding Harpist} to request a quote!

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Memphis Wedding Music ~ Ceremony at 409 South Main

Another harpist’s wedding! I love when fellow musicians hire me to play for their ceremonies, doubly so when it’s another harpist! Sidney and William were married at 409 South Main Events in Memphis’ South Main Arts District. It’s an industrial-style venue with lots of exposed brick, and is on the same block as the Blues Hall of Fame Museum.

Memphis Wedding Ceremony Music

Guests took the elevator to the upper floor, where the ceremony space was partitioned off from the reception area with sheer white curtains. You could see the outline of the harp with the natural light coming in from the street-facing windows. Harp music for the prelude included classical pieces and familiar love songs of all eras.

Harp Player Memphis

As the family members were seated to begin the service, I played “Nightingale” by the harpist Deborah Henson-Conant. The wedding party and bride all entered to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

Memphis Wedding Harpist

For the recessional at the conclusion of the ceremony, they switched up the vibe, and went with “This Will Be an Everlasting Love” by Natalie Cole. From traditional wedding classics to jazz standards to R&B, the harp can cover all of your favorite musical styles!

Memphis Harp Music

If you are looking for a versatile wedding harpist in Memphis, please get in touch! I regularly play in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi, too. On my website, Memphis Wedding Music, you can check availability, listen to more audio/video clips, and request a quote!

Harpist in Memphis

Wedding Harpist in Memphis

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Halloween Wedding ~ Kansas City Harpist

This was my second year in a row playing for a wedding on Halloween! Each couple embraced the holiday in their own way, with this wedding at the Hotel Kansas City going for a witch-y but classy vibe. The dark florals and the woodwork in the hotel’s Tudor Ballroom set the stage for their ceremony, with the stained glass murals as their backdrop.

Halloween Wedding Music Kansas City

As guests arrived, I played some familiar classics, finishing with the Scottish folk song “Loch Lomond” and “Prelude” from Final Fantasy VII. The processional for the wedding party was “Ashokan Farewell” from the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War.

Wedding Harpist Kansas City

Desiree came down the aisle to “The Call” by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Throughout the ceremony, they requested two pieces to be played lightly in the background – “Erev shel shoshanim” and “Dodon’s Sleep.”

Harp Kansas City

For their recessional, they chose the main theme of Game of Thrones (“Song of Fire and Ice”). Wedding music doesn’t have to fit a certain mold – it should be music that is meaningful to the couple! Following the ceremony, I moved the harp up to the rooftop where cocktail hour was taking place.

Kansas City Wedding Harpist

With beautiful views over downtown Kansas City, guests could enjoy the fire pits, appetizers, drinks, and a harp music serenade! The music they chose for this time had a new age feel with some popular selections included, and some of the songs were “Lothlorien” by Enya, the Welsh folk song “By Kell’s Waters,” “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Wedding Music Kansas City MO

Working with couples to create their perfect wedding soundtrack – for any day of the year – is a delight! The harp can bring all of your song choices to life in an elegant and sophisticated way. To start planning your wedding music, visit my website {Kansas City Harpist} to request a quote!

Harpist in Kansas City

KCMO Harpist

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Harpist in Racine

While many of the events I play for are weddings, harp music can be the perfect finishing touch for any celebration! Valerie was finished (or at least on a pause!) renovating her new home on the lakefront in Racine, Wisconsin, and invited family and friends to see.

Kenosha Harpist

Along with drinks and appetizers, her guests were treated to a beautiful view and beautiful music. Teal and gold balloons framed the harp, and her cat was THE BEST!

Harp Cat in Racine WI

She requested classical harp music that didn’t make it feel like a wedding. I loved that description! The music we went with included some harp compositions that may not be recognized but are idiomatic to the instrument, as well as some familiar classics (but definitely not “Canon in D“!).

Milwaukee Harpist

I love working with people who love harp music! We can customize music for any event, making it set exactly the mood you have in mind. From familiar to obscure classics, current Top 40, jazz standards, Bollywood hits, and Celtic dance tunes – I can play it all!

Racine Harpist

Performing throughout the Milwaukee area (Kenosha, Racine, and Southeast Wisconsin) and Chicago, I am available for any event in Wisconsin or Illinois. Visit my website ~ Racine Harpist ~ to check availability and receive a quote!

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Chicago Harp & Violin Music

Skokie Valley Baptist Church was celebrating its 70th anniversary, and marked the milestone with a service and dinner. Having harp and violin duets during the meal was a surprise for the congregation!

Reception Music Chicago Harpist and Violinist

Following a hymn sing, the congregation entered the church hall, which had been transformed into a beautiful dining space. They requested a variety of classical pieces and traditional hymns, and our playlist included “Ode to Joy,” “Amazing Grace,” “Great is Thy Faithfulness,” “Jesus Paid it All,” and “Faith of Our Fathers.”

Chicago Harp and Violin

The harp as a solo instrument is lovely, but I also love collaborating with other musicians! The harp and violin duet is my most-requested ensemble. We play for all types of events, from corporate parties to weddings, and would love to be a part of yours!

As professional Chicago musicians, we are available for events in the city and suburbs, including Northwest Indiana and Southeast Wisconsin. Visit my website ~ Chicago Harpist ~ to request a quote, hear more audio samples, and see videos!

Chicago Harpist

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St. Louis Wedding Harpist

The aunt of the groom decided to give this couple a fantastic wedding gift – harp music for their ceremony! She contacted and booked me, and then the bride and groom were able to select the music themselves. What a perfect way to take some of the planning stress off the couple, and give them a gift to enhance their wedding day!

Wedding Music Alton Illinois

I played prelude music as guests arrived at Julia’s Banquet Center in Alton. When the wedding party was lined up, I switched to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” for their processional. Katyann chose the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” for her processional.

Wedding Harpist St. Louis

During the ceremony, they combined glass beads in a unity heart to “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Their recessional to conclude the ceremony was another Taylor Swift song, “Today was a Fairytale.” I continued with more contemporary selections, including “Perfect,” “All You Need is Love,” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as guests were dismissed from the ceremony space and headed to the cocktail hour.

Harpist in St. Louis

It might not be a traditional part of a wedding registry, but yes, you can gift harp music! I am available throughout the St. Louis area to play for ceremonies, receptions, and showers. Contact me via my website – St. Louis Wedding Harpist – to start making plans!

St. Louis Wedding Harpist

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Wedding Harpist in Jackson MS – Ceremony at the Mississippi Museum of Art

Mississippi Wedding Music

Wedding Harpist Jackson MS

Topher and Brian were married on the grounds of the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, with the reception following inside the museum. Their fall wedding was accented with the colors of black, red, and deep plum. But with temperatures in the mid-80s, it felt more like summer!

Wedding Harp Player Mississippi

Jackson MS Wedding Musician

As guests arrived and were seated in the gardens, the harp music included popular songs such as “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast and “Marry Me” by Train. The wedding party entered as couples to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.”

Mississippi Wedding Harpist

Harp Player Mississippi

For the grooms’ entrance, they had a vocalist singing “Unchained Melody” with guitar accompaniment. After so many popular songs, they went traditional for the recessional, choosing Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” I continued with uptempo harp postlude music as guests were directed inside for the cocktail hour.

Mississippi Harpist for Weddings

Harp music is an elegant addition to a wedding in any location. I play in Jackson and throughout Mississippi, and would love to be the harpist for your day! Please get in touch by visiting my website ~ Jackson MS Wedding Harpist ~ to start planning your wedding music!

Jackson Mississippi Harpist

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Northern Michigan Wedding Music | Castle Farms Ceremony & Reception

Back at the majestic Castle Farms for the second time this fall! This time, on the other side of the venue, and playing for both the outdoor ceremony and indoor cocktail hour.

Harpist in Charlevoix MI

My original set-up location was inside the turret that framed the ceremony space, but was moved to the back patio. Fortunately, every spot is beautiful at this venue!

Wedding at Castle Farms

As guests arrived, the prelude music included Enya’s “Only Time” and “Storybook Love” from The Princess Bride, as well as other classical pieces and contemporary love songs.

Charlevoix Wedding Music

The families of the couple and the wedding party all came down the aisle to “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Tiffany’s bridal processional was “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast. Perfect for a castle wedding! As the bride and groom lit the unity candle, I played J.S. Bach’s “Arioso.”

Northern Michigan Harpist

For the recessional to conclude the ceremony, they chose “River Flows in You” by the South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma. After that, guests walked across the lane to the cocktail hour.

Harp music continued, including the special requests of “Everything I Do, I Do it for You,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Fairy Fountain” from The Legend of Zelda, “I’m Yours,” and “This Will Be an Everlasting Love.” Having harp music for both ceremony and cocktail hour provides musical continuity to the beginning of your wedding celebration, and gives you the opportunity to include even more of your favorite songs!

Cocktail Hour Music Charlevoix MI

I play for weddings and events in Charlevoix and throughout Northern Michigan, including Mackinac Island and the Upper Peninsula. Visit my website ~ Northern Michigan Wedding Music ~ to get in touch and request a quote!

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Ann Arbor Wedding Harpist ~ Ceremony at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms

Fall was in the air for Morgan and Cody’s wedding! Their ceremony and reception both took place at Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter, Michigan, not far from Ann Arbor. I set up the harp on the farmhouse porch so it would be sheltered from the wind and I’d be able to see everyone come down the aisle. Plus, it’s a beautiful spot!

Wedding Harpist in Ann Arbor

While guests arrived and found their seats, I played a variety of popular, jazz, and Broadway songs. The family members of the couple and the groom entered to John Legend’s “All of Me,” followed by the wedding party to “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.

Ann Arbor Wedding Music

The children (junior bridesmaid, junior groomsman, flower girl, and ring bearer) all came down the aisle to “Tale as Old as Time” from Beauty and the Beast. The bride’s processional music was “All I Ask of You” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.

Ann Arbor Wedding Ceremony Music

When the ceremony concluded, the Elton John song “Tiny Dancer” accompanied the couple’s and wedding party’s exit back down the aisle. Guests were dismissed to the barn for cocktails and dinner, and a night of dancing!

Ann Arbor Harpist

I play for weddings and other events in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Detroit, and throughout eastern Michigan. If you are interested in having harp music for your day, visit my website ~ Ann Arbor Wedding Harpist ~ to request a quote!

Wedding Musician Ann Arbor MI

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Harpist in Northern Wisconsin ~ Minocqua Wedding Ceremony

Kaitlyn and Jack gathered with a small group of guests at the Minocqua Winter Park, and their ceremony had a beautiful view of the changing fall leaves of Northern Wisconsin and Squirrel Lake. Harp music was the perfect touch!

Northern Wisconsin Harpist

The bride and groom each had one attendant, and they came down the aisle to “Fields of Gold” by Sting. The bride’s processional was to “River Flows in You” by Yiruma. During the ceremony, they did a ring warming ceremony, where the guests give a blessing over the couple’s wedding rings. As they did so, I played “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Minocqua WI Wedding Music

For the recessional to conclude the ceremony, they chose the jazz standard “La Vie en Rose.” I continued postlude music as they took pictures and enjoyed some light refreshments at the top of the hill before going to dinner.

Wedding Music Northern Wisconsin

I play for weddings throughout Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. If you are looking for a harpist, please get in touch! By visiting my website ~ Northern Wisconsin Harpist ~ you can request a quote, listen to more audio samples, and review my repertoire lists.

Harpist in Minocqua Wisconsin

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