Lindsay and Nathan were my first couple affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns back in March. Fortunately, they were able to reschedule for late August, and still get married with the rest of their plans intact!
Their ceremony venue was the stunning Anthony Chapel on the grounds of Garvan Woodland Gardens. Located just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and near Hot Springs National Park, it’s a beautiful destination for guests from near and far! You may even have a visit from one of the resident peacocks.
Prelude music for guest arrival included “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and “Fields of Gold.” They chose Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for the family seating, then “Canon in D” for the wedding party processional. Once the bridesmaids were in place, the chapel doors reopened and I switched to the traditional Wagner “Bridal Chorus” for Lindsay’s walk down that magnificent aisle.
Their recessional was “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn. I continued to play as guests exited the chapel, including both classical and popular songs.
Everyone has had to make adjustments in response to the pandemic, but Lindsay and Nathan did an amazing job being flexible and re-creating their entire wedding day with just a couple of weeks notice. I was so glad to be available for their new date and be a part of their celebration with friends and family!
If you are interested in including harp music in your wedding plans, get in touch! I play for weddings and events in Hot Springs, Little Rock, and throughout Arkansas. Visit my website ~ Hot Springs Wedding Harpist ~ and contact me for details!