There is something magical about winter weddings! Everyone is already in a festive mood for the holidays, and having a wedding to celebrate makes it all the more exciting! Add to that the venues that are decorated with lights and Christmas trees, and you have the makings of an elegant winter wonderland.
Tiffany and Jeffrey were married on December 16th, and held their reception at the Kalamazoo Country Club. Dinner was served in their Cathedral Dining Room, over looking the partially-frozen lake. Snow covered the ground outside, and the 21-foot Christmas tree was the centerpiece of the room!
The bridesmaids wore gold sequined dresses (a big trend this year, and dazzling!), and all of the flowers were white. Guests were treated to an Italian Soda bar, photo booth, ice sculpture, and harp music!
They requested that I play classical harp music. The bride plays piano and violin, and one of her sisters is also a harpist. We even had the same harp teacher! I played from the social hour through dinner, and until the couple exited to the ringing of bells.
Along with recognizable classical pieces (Prelude in C, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Largo from the New World Symphony), originally written for other instruments, I played several harp-specific pieces that I’m sure the family heard ringing through their home at some point!
For weddings, the harp can provide the music for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, shower, and engagement party. The music you select can be anything you’d like, from classical to jazz, Celtic to Bollywood. I love creating a custom musical program for each event I play! To start our collaboration, visit my website // Kalamazoo Harpist // and contact me for a quote.