I love destination weddings ~ and there’s nothing better than playing for a ceremony on the beach and escaping a snowstorm in the Midwest! I took the opportunity to extend my “vacation” and spend a couple of days in Key West before the January 8th wedding.
Chris and Joy worked with Forever in Love ~ Elegant Beach Weddings to officiate and coordinate their wedding on Key Biscayne. I was thrilled to be a part of their ceremony! It took place on the beach of Crandon Park, a beautiful and serene escape from the much busier Miami Beach. Their colors of coral and mint were displayed in the chair covers and the flowers that decorated their arch.
They brought their families in for the weekend, and had about twenty guests for their ceremony. Everyone arrived in a pair of stretch Hummer limousines!
As the guests were seated, I played “Sheep May Safely Graze” by J.S. Bach. The bridal party entered to another Bach piece, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” followed by “Canon in D” for the bride’s processional. “Serenade” by McDonald accompanied the unity sand ceremony, and the recessional was “Reverie” by Grandjany.
Yes, you can have a harpist for your beach wedding! When the harp will be placed directly on the sand as was the case for this ceremony, I use the BlevinSong harp pictured here. This harp is very portable, and I can use a battery-powered amplifier to boost the volume as needed (it depends upon the waves and the wind!).
If you are planning a destination wedding in Florida (or anywhere around the world!), please contact me about providing harp music for your ceremony and reception:
I am available anywhere in the US (especially in Florida in January!), and will also travel internationally for weddings and events.