First English Lutheran Church in Peoria, Illinois, was the setting for Shaun & William’s April 27th wedding ceremony. With a 10:30 am start time, it was an early morning for everyone!
The bride’s mother had wanted a harpist at her wedding thirty years ago, but wasn’t able to find one. It was a dream come true to have a harpist for her daughter’s ceremony! They requested light and relaxed classical music for the prelude, including “Clair de Lune” by Debussy.
The pastor told me before the service that they would definitely start on time. He was right! The grandparents and parents were seated to “King William’s March,” followed by the bridal party processional to “Sheep May Safely Graze.” Shaun was down the aisle by 10:30, entering to the First Movement of “Spring” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
During the service, I played “Morning Has Broken” while the guests sang. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the best man (and brother of the groom) presented the newly married couple, and everyone exited to “La Rejouissance” from Music for Royal Fireworks by Handel. Upbeat and joyful classical music continued as the guests exited the church and congratulated the bride and groom.
As the harp was so special to the bride’s family, they used my Venus Penti in several portraits after the wedding. I can’t wait to see them! For weddings in Peoria and throughout Central Illinois, please contact me about having a harpist for your ceremony or reception. More information is on my website: Peoria Wedding Musicians.