On September 15th, I had the pleasure of providing the background music for the wedding brunch of Johanna & Angelo at the South Dining Hall on the campus of Notre Dame. Their wedding ceremony was at 9:00 am at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and they treated their guests to an on-campus brunch prior to their evening reception.
It doesn’t happen very often that I get to play for the wedding of another harpist ~ there just aren’t that many of us around! Johanna played the harp through college, and at the brunch, we found out that we had the same teacher! She was a member of the Notre Dame band during her time at the university.
Merry Me Events assisted with day-of coordination and also provided the beautiful flowers and decor. When you are planning your Notre Dame wedding from out-of-state as Johanna did (all the way from California!), it’s so helpful to have someone in town to take care of all the little details for you.
The bride requested that I play all classical music through the meal, so I got to bring out some of my favorite harp pieces that I don’t have the opportunity to play that often. After the guests had left the dining hall to take the shuttles back to the hotel, Johanna’s family encouraged her to play something for them. I know there will be some great pictures of her sitting behind the harp in her wedding dress, even if it had been awhile since she played!
If you are planning a wedding at Notre Dame or St. Mary’s, I’d love to work with you and provide the music for your ceremony or reception! Visit my website ~ Notre Dame Wedding Music ~ for details, and contact me to check availability and request a quote.