What better day for a wedding than Valentine’s Day! It was a cold and snowy day, but Grace and Sam were all smiles for their ceremony at the Anthony Chapel. Although the rest of Powell Gardens was closed, the chapel was bright and welcoming.
Putting together a wedding during a pandemic calls for some creative thinking, and they planned this in three weeks! The smaller guest lists that are currently necessary actually make it easier to adapt, find unique venues on short notice, and still be able to have a lovely wedding – even if it isn’t 200 people on a dance floor!
I played classical harp music as guests took their seats, and switched to Bach’s “Prelude in C” for the wedding party processional. The bride’s entrance music was “Ave Maria” by Schubert. The ceremony was officiated by the grandfather of the bride, and her brother played a guitar solo during the unity candle lighting. A true family celebration!
The recessional was “Trumpet Voluntary,” and I continued with other uptempo classical selections as guests exited and snow swirled around outside the windows.
I play for weddings throughout the year, and weather never stops me! It’s an honor to bring the beautiful music of the harp to couples and their guests, and it adds a touch of elegance to ceremonies and receptions in any venue. Get in touch via my website ~ Kansas City Harpist ~ to discuss the details of your event!