The Notre Dame campus is the site for hundreds of weddings each year. Usually, it’s a bustling place to be, but this wedding was on the weekend of Fall Break. Much easier to find parking and navigate the sidewalks with the harp!
The Oak Room was the setting for the cocktail hour, and the dinner portion of the reception continued downstairs in the South Dining Hall. It only takes five to ten minutes to move and re-set the harp for the different room, so I was able to provide music for both parts of the event.
For the music selections, the bride had “must play” and “would like to play” lists. I was able to get through everything on both lists! Some highlights from the songs she picked:
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- Come Sail Away
- Hey There Delilah
- O Danny Boy
- Bless the Broken Road
- Canon in D
- Always on My Mind
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight
- When Irish Eyes are Smiling
- You Want to Make a Memory
One special request that was not on my repertoire list was “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” I play lots of Beatles music, but somehow missed learning that one. Fortunately, I was able to find the sheet music, and played it as the first piece during dinner.
Planning a Notre Dame wedding? Contact me about having harp music for your ceremony and reception!