This was scheduled to be my first outdoor wedding of the year, held at Finley Creek Vineyards in Zionsville. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans! As the harp is made of wood, it cannot get wet.
Even though the couple opted to go ahead with the outdoor ceremony under umbrellas, the harp couldn’t go outside. No worries – I set up the harp just inside the doors of the hall, put a speaker outside, and had the wedding planner give me cues for the parts of the processional I couldn’t see!
The harp stayed safe and dry, and the couple still had their wedding music! With outdoor events, having some sort of a back-up is necessary. A tent or canopy over the harp can work, or this type of set-up, with the harp indoors but the music directed outside via a speaker.
As the family was seated, I played “Largo” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The wedding party processional was “Canon in D,” and the bride entered to the traditional “Bridal Chorus.” The rain prevented them from lighting the unity candle, but it was a joyful end to the ceremony with “Trumpet Voluntary” playing as everyone rushed back inside!
The harp music continued through the cocktail hour, with a mix of classical and popular music. Contact me about providing the music for your wedding ceremony, reception, or rehearsal dinner from my website: Indianapolis Wedding Harpist.