Rebecca and Jacob hosted their entire wedding at the Reitz House Museum in historic downtown Evansville, Indiana. On a beautiful fall day, their guests gathered on the lawn of the museum, and the ceremony took place on the porch.
For the prelude during guest arrival, I played a selection of light recognizable classics and contemporary love songs. The wedding party processional was “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” followed by “Dandelions” by Ruth B. for the bride’s entrance.
The couple requested light background music throughout the ceremony, and then the jazz standard “At Last” by Etta James for the recessional. The receiving line was held inside the mansion, so I played postlude music from the porch to entertain the waiting guests.
Cocktail hour was outside on the lawn, and featured the bride and groom sawing a log to show how they can work together to tackle big challenges! There was a horse and carriage that provided rides for the couple and guests, with the Beatles’ hit “Here Comes the Sun” to send off the newly married couple. Harp music continued throughout cocktails, with a mix of pop, jazz, and country songs.
They had planned to play recordings of the songs for their highlight dances, but couldn’t get the speakers to work. No worries – harpist to the rescue! I played “La Vie En Rose” for the couple’s first dance, then “Dancing Queen” for the bride and her father. It may not have been the original plan, but I’m always happy to help – and play a bit of ABBA!
For dinner, everyone (and the harp) moved inside the carriage house, with harp music continuing until the speeches. Having a harpist was an integral part of this couple’s wedding plans, and I loved working with them!
I play for weddings in Evansville, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, and Kentucky. On my website ~ Evansville Wedding Music ~ you can find more details and request a quote for your ceremony and reception. Harp music is always a delightful and memorable addition to a wedding!