One of my April weddings, rescheduled for June due to COVID-19. I’m so glad they were able to adjust their plans, and I that I was available for their new date!
Jenifer and Alan were married at the Old Peace Chapel on the grounds of the Daniel Boone Historic Site in rural Defiance, Missouri. Surrounded by other buildings of the era, it’s a rustic and serene venue for a wedding. On a hot day, we were all thankful for the modern convenience of air conditioning in the chapel!
The music they chose was primarily classical – some traditional wedding pieces, with a few less familiar selections. The family seating was to the Largo from Vivaldi’s “Concerto in D” for guitar. It sounds beautiful on the harp! The wedding party entered to “Canon in D,” and the bride’s processional was “Bridal March from Skjevik.” During the bride’s entrance, her grandmother read a scripture along to the music.
The grandfather of the bride performed the ceremony, following which the newly-married couple exited to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” I played other joyful classical pieces as guests made their way outside to listen to the couple ring the church bell. They had time to explore the property before the reception.
Whether your guest list is large or small, taking place in downtown St. Louis or a more rural setting, I would love to play the music for your ceremony! The harp is the perfect complement to a wedding of any size or style, and you can choose music that you like – classical, contemporary, or a mix of everything. Contact me from my website ~ St. Louis Wedding Harpist ~ to check availability and receive a quote!