Taylor and Mason were married on June 30th at The Barn at Hornbaker Gardens in Princeton, Illinois. The venue was beautiful! The barn is newly-constructed to have all the event amenities you’d need – like air conditioning!
The ceremony took place on the grounds of the barn, with the reception to follow inside. As guests arrived and took their seats, I played a variety of classical pieces and popular love songs. When I got the signal that the wedding party was ready to make their entrance, I began “Hymne” by the Greek composer Vangelis. Taylor’s processional music was the classic “Canon in D.”
As the couple and their witnesses signed the marriage license, I played “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” The recessional was “Trumpet Voluntary.” I continued playing upbeat selections until the guests had left their seats, then took the harp up the hill to play on the patio for the cocktail hour.
For cocktails, I switched to more contemporary popular and jazz music. One piece was “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica, which caused more than one guest to take a peek at my music to make sure they were hearing what they thought they were. I love surprising people with the type of music that can be performed on the harp!
If you are looking for wedding music, please contact me! I play in the Princeton area, throughout Central and Northern Illinois, and beyond. Visit my website – Princeton Harpist – to contact me for availability and details!