This was my first time playing at Esplanade Lakes in Downers Grove, and it’s an amazing location! With a ballroom that overlooks a lake, it was the perfect setting for a sunset wedding ceremony. Lots of windows allowed the guests to enjoy nature, without the uncertainty of an outdoor wedding in October! The black and gold of my Laurel Leaf harp blended perfectly with their fall color theme.
As guests arrived, I played a variety of contemporary and popular songs, ranging from “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic to the 1960’s hit “I Love How You Love Me.” When I got the signal that it was time for the seating of the parents, I switched to “Bless the Broken Road,” followed by the Taylor Swift song “Love Story” for the bridesmaids’ processional. The bride entered to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”
During the ceremony, I played “Because You Loved Me” as the couple lit the unity candle and presented roses to their families. The recessional concluded the ceremony with another Taylor Swift favorite ~ “You Belong with Me.” While I was playing the postlude, the mother of the bride thanked me, saying that she had wanted a harpist for her own wedding, and was thrilled when she found out her daughter had hired me!
The harp is so elegant and versatile, I can provide music for both traditional and non-traditional weddings. Anywhere in Chicago, and throughout the suburbs, I would love to be your harpist! Please visit my website, Chicago Wedding Harpist, or call 1-574-344-9401 for details on including the music of the harp in your wedding day.