Chelsea and Keith met while they were students at Illinois College, so they returned there for their wedding ceremony. Their guest list almost filled Rammelkamp Chapel!
I was accompanying the bride’s cousin, who was singing a couple of songs for the wedding, so I arrived extra early so we could rehearse together. She was very good and well-prepared ~ just a couple of times through, and we were ready to go!
Prelude music greeted guests as they found their seats in the chapel, and I switched the music to “What a Wonderful World” for the entrance of parents and grandparents of the couple. The bridal party entered to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.
Chelsea’s processional was “Marry Me” by Train, and her cousin sang for this piece. It’s a bit harder to time a processional when there are words involved (rather than an instrumental solo), so we had several different timing scenarios worked out in advance. No matter how long (or short!) of a time it took the bride to get down the aisle, the music would continue until everyone was in place!
During the unity sand ceremony, we did “Bless the Broken Road” together as well. The recessional was the Beatles’ hit “All You Need is Love.” I continued to play postlude music until the last guests had left the chapel.
For weddings in Jacksonville and throughout Central Illinois, I am available to provide elegant harp music for ceremonies and receptions. Either as a solo musician, accompanying a singer, or as part of a larger ensemble, I love working with couples to customize the music for their wedding! You’ll find more information on my website: Central Illinois Wedding Music.