For this wedding, I was brought in by the violinist and cellist, with whom I had previously played for multiple ceremonies in the St. Louis area. It’s wonderful to collaborate, and perform music that works especially well with other string instruments! The ceremony took place at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chesterfield, Missouri.
For the prelude, we included a couple of classical harp solos (“Clair de Lune” and “First Arabesque” by Debussy), alongside other classical pieces (“Air” from Water Music, “La Rejouissance” from Music for Royal Fireworks, and “Romanza” from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik). We also included several popular selections (“A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn, “All of Me,” “Somos Novios,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love“).
The processionals were classical and traditional: “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” for the family seating, “Canon in D” for the wedding party processional, and “Bridal Chorus” for the bride’s entrance. The ceremony concluded with “Rather Be” by the electronic music group Clean Bandit.
More popular music followed for the postlude as guests made their way to the reception, including “All You Need is Love” and “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles.
Whether as a solo harpist or in a chamber ensemble, I love playing for weddings! If you have a particular instrumentation in mind, I can put together the perfect musicians for your event. I can also make suggestions for what would sound best for the type of music you prefer or the venue where your wedding will be. Get in touch via my website ~ St. Louis Wedding Musicians ~ to discuss the details!