Amy originally planned for an outdoor wedding ceremony at a winery, but the late September weather made her nervous! She switched to an indoor ceremony at Memorial United Methodist in Gladstone, so she could just enjoy the planning rather than worrying about something she can’t do anything about!
It turned out to be a beautiful fall day, so they were able to get lots of outdoor pictures anyway. With the church right across the street from the bay, getting those images was convenient!
As guests arrived, I played the couple’s special requests for the prelude – “L-O-V-E,”Lovesong” by The Cure, “Fields of Gold” by Sting, “Only Time” by Enya, and the theme from Beauty and the Beast. I’ve never had the experience where the prelude requests lasted exactly how long they needed to, but this time, they did!
It’s so hard to judge how long the prelude will be, as I begin playing once guests start arriving and continue until the wedding party is ready to come down the aisle. So it could be five minutes…or thirty-five minutes!
The entire wedding party and the bride entered to “A Thousand Years” from Twilight. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the recessional was “A Whole New World” from Aladdin. As guests exited the sanctuary, I played “Caribbean Blue” by Enya, “Is this Love” by Bob Marley, “All My Loving” by The Beatles, and “Let it Go” from Frozen. Nothing at all traditional ~ and that was exactly how Amy planned it!
As a professional wedding harpist, I work with couples throughout the U.P., Mackinac Island, and Northern Wisconsin to add the elegance of harp music to their wedding celebrations. I’d love to do the same for you! Please visit my website ~ Escanaba Wedding Harpist ~ and contact me for a quote!