Nassau Harp Recital ~ Bahamas Harpist

I was invited by a colleague to perform for a recital in Nassau, and loved introducing people to the harp! Children, especially, are always fascinated by the instrument. It’s not every day that you get to pluck a few strings!

Caribbean Harpist

Along with playing for them, I was able to share a little background about the instrument and how it works. I’m an ambassador for the harp, everywhere I go!

Nassau Harpist

Although most of my performances are for weddings and private events, I am also available to play for concerts, festivals, and for master classes, in the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean. Please get in touch via my website ~ Harpist in the Caribbean ~ for details!

Bahamas Harpist
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Bridal Shower Music – Harpist in Memphis

Vivian celebrated her upcoming wedding with a bridal shower at her mother’s home in Millington, Tennessee. Friends and family arrived in Memphis, and were treated to food, a champagne bar, and harp music!

Harp Player in Memphis

She requested mostly popular music, including songs by Lana del Rey, Adele, Shania Twain, and Taylor Swift. She wanted to keep the mood modern and upbeat, with more contemporary music selections. That’s my specialty – today’s music played on a classic instrument!

Harpist in Memphis

I played as guests gathered and enjoyed the luncheon, before gifts were opened. If you are looking for a harpist for any event in Memphis or West Tennessee/Northeast Arkansas, please get in touch! You can contact me through my website ~ Memphis Harpist ~ to learn more and receive a quote.

Memphis Harpist

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Bahamas Harpist ~ Wedding Music in Nassau

Deb and Ian held their wedding at their home in Nassau, overlooking the water. It was a delightful mix of family and friends from all over the world, gathering to celebrate in the tropical paradise of the Bahamas!

Bahamas Wedding Music

They requested all classical music, including Handel’s Water Music and “Spring” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, for the prelude as guests arrived. With my carbon-fibre Infinity harp, it’s very easy to relocate from one place to another. I began along the stone walkway as guests entered the grounds, and shortly before the service was ready to begin, moved beachside for the ceremony.

Wedding Music Nassau

The love theme from St. Elmo’s Fire was chosen for the entrance of the groom and ushers, followed by “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie for the bridesmaids and flower girl. The bride came down the aisle to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

Bahamas Harpist for Weddings

During the ceremony, I played “How Long will I Love You” as a musical interlude and “Aria” from Handel’s Rinaldo for the signing of the registry. The bride and groom chose the traditional “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn for their recessional.

Nassau Wedding Harp Music

A few more classical pieces to accompany the guests filing out, and then everyone was up to the house and garden for cocktail hour. The harp and I moved up, too, and switched up the music from classical to contemporary.

Harpist in Nassau Bahamas

One special request was the theme from Picket Fences. Along with that, I also played “All You Need is Love,” “Somebody to Love,” “Marry Me,” and “A Whole New World” – and many more! I continued harp music on the veranda until dinner was served on the tented lawn.

Harp Bahamas

I play for weddings in Nassau and throughout the Bahamas, and would love to add the music of the harp to your day! Get in touch by visiting my website ~ Bahamas Wedding Harpist ~ to check availability and receive a quote!

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Harpist in Detroit ~ Wedding at Shepherd’s Hollow

Harpist in Detroit

Amy and Garrett had a beautiful day for their wedding! Their ceremony was outside at Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club in Clarkston, Michigan, with the reception following indoors. With the floor-to-ceiling windows, they still had a forest view the entire celebration!

Wedding Music Detroit

I played their song, “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman for the wedding party and bridal processional. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the theme from “Jupiter” from Holst’s The Planets, was the recessional.

Detroit Wedding Harpist

Harp music continued as guests entered the reception hall. The music included both classical and popular selections – something for everyone!

Harpist Pontiac Michigan

I play for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other events throughout Metro Detroit, including the Pontiac, Bloomfield Hills, and Royal Oak areas. If you are looking for a harpist, contact me via my website ~ Detroit Wedding Harpist ~ to check availability and receive a quote!

Detroit Wedding Harpist

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Wedding Ceremony Music St. Louis | The Dogwood

The Dogwood in The Grove is a new and contemporary venue in St. Louis, with a modern vibe and color palette featuring black, white, and gold. The centerpiece is the curving staircase, perfect for making a grand entrance! My ebony Venus Penti harp fit in perfectly with the Art Deco styling.

St. Louis Wedding Harpist

As the wedding party, all dressed in white, walked down the staircase, I played “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Alexis chose “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn for her processional. At the conclusion of the ceremony, I played “Marry Me” by Train as the couple and wedding party exited. Postlude continued with other popular, up-tempo selections.

Harp Music St. Louis

The harp adds a visual element to any wedding, and I have various styles from which you may choose! From the grandeur of the orchestral harps to the sleek modern silhouette of my electric harp, you can select the harp that best fits your colors, theme, and music choices. You can see pictures of my harps on my website: Harp Selections.

Wedding Music St. Louis

For weddings and events in the St. Louis area, get in touch! I also travel throughout the Midwest and beyond, taking the music of the harp around the world. Visit my website ~ St. Louis Wedding Musician ~ for availability and a quote.

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Harpist & Vocalist ~ St. Louis Luxury Events

When Cavallino Rosso was hosting their Ferrari dealership’s grand opening in St. Louis, they wanted the epitome of luxury with an Italian touch. So it was harp with a vocalist, featuring some favorites from the Italian opera stage as well as standards from Andrea Bocelli’s repertoire!

St. Louis Harpist

We dressed in the Ferrari colors of red, black, and gold, and performed in the showroom. Upstairs, they had a DJ and the unveiling. Throughout the evening, as guests arrived and departed, they were greeted with elegant music.

Harpist in St. Louis

Some of the operatic repertoire included “Quando m’en vo,” “Ombra mai fu,” “Con te partiro,” “Nessun Dorma,” and “Amarilli, mia bella.” Other pieces from the Broadway stage and jazz clubs were “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”

Harp & Vocalist St. Louis

I love working with talented vocalists, whether it is for weddings or corporate events! We can put together a musical program for you that enhances the atmosphere and delights your guests. Please contact me via my website ~ St. Louis Harpist ~ for availability and a quote!

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Burlington Ontario Harpist ~ Wedding at Paletta Mansion

Toronto Wedding Harpist

Nina and John had the most perfect day for their ceremony at Burlington’s Paletta Mansion. From the porch overlooking Lake Ontario, they were married surrounded by friends and family. Harp music accompanied guest seating prior to the start of the wedding.

Toronto Harpist

They chose “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn for the entire processional, wedding party and bride. The recessional was the Ed Sheeran song “Perfect.”

Harpist in Toronto

Before going inside the mansion for dinner, while the couple and wedding party were taking pictures, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers outside. I continued the harp music, with song choices from the classical, popular, jazz, and Broadway genres.

Wedding Music Burlington ON

I play for weddings in Burlington, Toronto, and throughout Ontario, and would love to be the harpist for your wedding! Get in touch by contacting me through my website ~ Toronto Harpist ~ and we can start planning your ceremony music!

Burlington Harpist
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Peoria Wedding Music ~ Hotel Pere Marquette

Alisha and Jacob had a glamorous wedding at the historic Hotel Pere Marquette in Peoria. The ceremony took place in the grand ballroom, where guests were surrounded by white and gold decor and candlelight.

Luxury Wedding Musician

They had a DJ and singer for the wedding party and bridal processional, so harp music was for the prelude as guests arrived and took their seats.

Wedding Musician Peoria

I played the bride’s requests of contemporary pop, R&B, and country music, including “If I Ain’t Got You,” “All of Me,” “I Hope You Dance,” and “Thinking Out Loud.”

Harpist Peoria IL

The harp can provide all of the music for your ceremony, or I am happy to work with other musicians to create exactly the sound you want, when you want it. For this wedding, the harp really set the tone of luxury and romance that continued throughout the celebration. The DJ had everyone practically dancing down the aisle!

Luxury Wedding Music

I play for weddings in Peoria and throughout Central Illinois, and would love to work with you and help plan your wedding music! Get in touch at ~ Peoria Harpist ~ to check availability and receive a quote for your event.

Wedding Music Peoria IL
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Harpist in Puerto Vallarta ~ Mexico Wedding Musician

Another stunning Puerto Vallarta wedding! This couple had been trying to make their destination wedding happen for months, and were finally able to gather with their friends and family at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in Mexico. The venue is a destination unto itself! The ceremony was held at the Santuario, where guests were surrounded by the pool, fountains, and harp music.

Wedding Harpist Mexico

I played as guests arrived and found their seats, including a variety of contemporary love songs. The family entrance was “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and the wedding party processional was “All of Me” by John Legend.

Danielle walked down the aisle to Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams.” A friend of the couple performed the ceremony, which concluded with “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles for the recessional.

Harpist Puerto Vallarta

Guests enjoyed cocktails at the adjacent bar before continuing the celebration at the reception. I play for destination weddings around the world, including in Puerto Vallarta and throughout Mexico. No matter where you are planning to celebrate, I’d love to bring the music of the harp to your ceremony! Get in touch via my website ~ Puerto Vallarta Wedding Harpist ~ to start preparing the custom soundtrack for your wedding day.

Puerto Vallarta Wedding Harpist
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Indy Wedding Music – Harp, Violin, & Cello Trio

Naomi and Jesse knew they wanted something beautiful and impressive for their wedding music, so they went with a trio of harp, violin, and cello for their ceremony and reception! Although many of the weddings I play for are just harp alone, adding other string instruments is a lovely option that gives you a deeper and fuller sound.

Indy Harpist

Avon Gardens outside of Indianapolis has multiple options for ceremony sites. Rain kept us off to the side under a tent, but the music was able to carry on! Of course, wooden instruments can’t get wet, but we were able to stay dry under the tent as guests were seated under their umbrellas for the ceremony. The venue even got out the leaf blower to try to dry the aisle!

Harpist Indianapolis

Naomi knew the two songs she wanted for the ceremony – “This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies and “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. However, she preferred “This Will be Our Year” for her processional, but it was a bit more uptempo that she wanted for her entrance.

This is the beauty of live, professionally-played instrumentals – we can adjust in any way you’d like! We were able to do a slowed-down acoustic version of The Zombies’ song, and then an uptempo version of “How Long Will I Love You” as the recessional.

Indy Wedding Music

We moved to the other side of the gardens for the cocktail hour, where we continued with a mixture of popular and classical music with the trio. If you are looking for wedding music, please get in touch! Either solo harp or in an ensemble, I’d love to create the perfect soundtrack for your ceremony, reception, or both! Visit my website ~ Indy Harpist ~ to get in touch and start making plans!

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