Dima and Nassim planned a spectacular Lebanese wedding in only six months! The setting was the Dearborn Inn in the suburbs of Detroit, where I provided harp music for the cocktail hour and dinner.
Arriving guests were greeted with the sound of harp music as they arrived in the lobby of the historic hotel, and then proceeded through the receiving line. More than one person stopped for a photo with the harp! Shortly before the grand entrance, I moved the harp inside the ballroom to play for dinner.
The ballroom was stunning! From the cake to the chandeliers to the wall of flowers behind the head table, the whole room was breathtaking.
This was the first Lebanese wedding I had played for, and what a delight! I didn’t have the best vantage point behind the speakers, but the Zaffa was quite impressive. The wedding march included a woman dancing and playing the tambourine, drummers, and men dancing with swords!
Following that excitement, I played for the dinner service, starting off with some new additions to my repertoire – songs by the Lebanese singer Fairuz. These included “Aatini el-Nay,” “Shayif el-Bahr,” and “Bektob esmak ya habibi.” I love the challenge of learning new songs and adapting a culture’s music to the harp!
For weddings in Detroit and throughout the suburbs, I’d love to be the harpist for your ceremony and reception. Special song requests, especially of culturally-significant music, are always welcomed! You’ll find more information on my website ~ Detroit Wedding Harpist ~ and you can contact me there for date availability and a quote.