I’ve played for other events on October 31st, but this was my first Halloween wedding! Gin and Alex had such a beautiful fall day they were even able to have their ceremony outside. It took place in the garden between the historic Hawken Place and the Hearth Room, where their reception was held.
They encouraged guests to come in costume, and everyone had a lot of fun! From Rosie the Riveter to Medusa, they embraced the holiday theme and had the bride laughing as she walked down the aisle.
As guests arrived, I played prelude music that was a bit different – I figured this was the time to include songs like the theme from The Addams Family and “Moonlight Sonata!”
For the family seating, they chose “Sunrise, Sunset” from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. The wedding party came down the aisle to “To Zanarkand” from Final Fantasy X, and the bride’s processional was the Disney song “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon.
The ceremony concluded with “Lover” by Taylor Swift. Their music choices were certainly eclectic, and set the mood for the entire evening! The reception was decorated with dark colors and stacks of Agatha Christie novels.
I play for weddings and events on any day of the year in St. Louis and throughout Missouri and Illinois. Contact me from my website ~ St. Louis Harpist ~ to start planning the music for your day!