A harp by itself is impressive, but add a violin and cello, and it makes your wedding music even more spectacular! Lyda and Cory’s ceremony took place at First Presbyterian Church in Independence, Iowa, and featured this trio. The bride’s parents had a harpist at their ceremony, so this was a special way to remember their own wedding day.
We played popular love songs for the prelude as guests arrived, including “All of Me,” “Stand by Me,” and “Perfect.” The family seating selection was Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and the wedding party and bride both entered to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel. When this piece is chosen for the entire processional, we reserve the faster, more majestic section for the bride’s entrance. It makes the music have a consistent flow, but still something special for the bride!
During the service, we accompanied a vocalist for two pieces. “In This Very Room” was performed as a special solo at the beginning of the ceremony, then Malotte’s “Lord’s Prayer” was sung during the unity sand. The recessional was “Trumpet Voluntary,” which we followed up with more up-tempo classical pieces and waltzes.
From solo harp to a small orchestra, I can provide whatever musicians you would like for your ceremony! We play for weddings in Iowa and throughout the Midwest, and you can check availability and receive a quote by contacting me via my website: Iowa Wedding Harpist.