Laurel Hall is such a beautiful wedding venue. It just doesn’t seem possible that this historic mansion is located in Indianapolis! You are truly transported to another era of opulence and grace when you enter the building.
Cyndi and Mark were married on a Sunday afternoon on the main level, in a room just off the solarium. I played prelude music as guests arrived and were seated, including “Winter” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and “How Beautiful” by Twila Paris (the clip linked is a harp, violin, and cello trio, but for this wedding, it was performed as a harp solo).
The bride’s mother was seated to “Amazing Grace,” which was sung by a vocal duet to harp accompaniment. The wedding party processed to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach, and Cyndi chose the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” for her entrance music. After a welcome by the couple’s pastor, a band and singer led the guests in a few praise and worship songs.
The couple participated in a foot-washing ritual during their ceremony, during which the vocalists sang and I played “They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love.” The recessional was the harp solo “Great Day” by Nancy Gustavson. It’s not traditional, but a very exciting send-off to conclude your ceremony!
Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the solarium for the cocktail hour.
For weddings anywhere in Indianapolis, please contact me about providing harp music! On my website, Indianapolis Harpist, you can find venue and music listings, more audio clips, and pictures. Please contact me to check availability and receive a quote!