Many of my weddings are for solo harp, but this ceremony added a violin to create my favorite duet! The harp and violin are the perfect complement to one another, with the violin playing soaring melodies and the harp providing an elegant accompaniment. It is an excellent choice for classical or Celtic music, but we can also play popular songs!
Ali had originally booked just the harp, but decided a couple of weeks ago to add a violinist. With my large network of other professional musicians with whom I work, I had no trouble getting one of my colleagues lined up, even on short notice!
The ceremony was at the Rapid Creek Cidery outside of Iowa City. The ceremony site is well shaded, which was appreciated on a hot August Saturday! Everyone gathered up the hill close to the barn where the reception would take place, then ventured down the hill for the ceremony. The guests were greeted with harp and violin duets, with music ranging from Schubert to Elvis.
The mother of the groom is a huge Beatles fan, so the family seating was to “All My Loving.” The wedding party entered to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and the bridal processional was Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, the recessional was “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn. We continued with duets for the postlude as guests returned to the barn for the reception.
As a harp soloist, or in an ensemble of any size with other musicians, I love working with couples to create just the right music for their weddings! Options include adding a violin, flute, cello, guitar, piano, steel drums, trumpet, marimba, vocalists, and multiple harps. Whatever your preferred style of music, I can provide the perfect musicians to complete the sound! Visit my website ~ Iowa City Wedding Music ~ and contact me with your date to check my availability.