Top Wedding Music of 2017

Rockford Wedding Harpist

It has been a few years since I’ve done a post like this – primarily because the intervening time was spent in India and Nigeria!  With over a full year back in the US playing the harp for weddings, it’s time to review the music the couples with whom I worked chose to accompany their wedding days.

Putting the list together surprised even me!  In past years, “Canon in D” has topped the list for family seating, the wedding party processional, and the bride’s processional.  This year, while still one of the most popular pieces chosen, it’s not the runaway favorite it has been in the past!

Indianapolis Wedding Harpist - Laurel Hall Ceremony

“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz was popular the last time I did a list like this for 2012, but much less so now.  The Beatles are always frequently requested, especially for the recessional at the conclusion of the ceremony, and this year saw many couples choosing “A Thousand Years” from Twilight for some element of their ceremonies.  On the classical side, “Clair de Lune” by Debussy has been popular, having been played for everything from bridal processionals to recessionals.

Going beyond just a “Top 10” list, the listing below includes ALL of the music chosen by my brides and grooms in 2017.  Each list has the most popular pieces at the top, and the numbers in parentheses tell you how many times my couples have chosen that song for that particular moment of their ceremony.

Wedding Reception at Allerton Mansion

Click on the songs highlighted in blue to hear a sample of me playing those pieces on the harp.  I’ve included a few of my favorite wedding photos from 2017 as well, so you can see where the harp has taken me this year!

Covered Bridge Wedding Iowa

Bridal Processionals (entrance music for the bride):

Alabama Wedding Harpist

Family seating:

Traverse City Wedding Reception Music

Wedding party processional:

Princeton Wedding Harpist

Mid-ceremony interludes (for the unity candle/sand, etc.):

Harpist for a Wedding in Cleveland


Southern Ohio Wedding Harpist

Whether your musical tastes lean toward traditional or not, the harp can provide all of the music for your wedding ceremony!  If you are interested in having a harpist at your wedding, please visit my website:  The Classic Harpist.  I work with couples around the world to personalize their wedding music and would love to hear from you!

St. Louis Wedding Harpist

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