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Top Wedding Music of 2017

It has been a few years since I’ve done a post like this – primarily because the intervening time was spent in India and Nigeria!  With over a full year back in the US playing the harp for weddings, it’s … Continue reading

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Harp Music for a Beach Wedding

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about beautiful beach weddings!  Wedding ceremonies on the beach can range from very casual with just a handful of guests to large and formal celebrations – and everything in … Continue reading

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Top Wedding Ceremony Music of 2011

I’ve gone through all of the weddings I played in 2011, and have come up with a listing of the most popular music selected by the brides with whom I have worked this year.  But better than just a “top” list, I’ll include … Continue reading

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11 Terms That Should Be in Your Wedding Music Contract

Throughout the wedding planning process, you will be signing dozens of contracts. No matter what product or service they are providing, all of your vendors should provide a contract to outline expectations and responsibilities for both parties. For wedding musicians, … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Make Your Wedding Ceremony Memorable

Since I played for my first wedding in 1996, I’ve seen some very memorable wedding ceremonies!  Every wedding is unique, but some of my brides have really impressed me with what they have done to make their wedding stand out from the rest.  … Continue reading

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10 Tips for a Perfect Wedding Processional

Order of the Processional  The wedding officially begins with the seating of the family members.  Depending upon their mobility, some grandparents and older relatives may opt to sit earlier, and avoid walking down the aisle with everyone watching them. Traditionally, … Continue reading

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Wedding Music Terminology

When you are planning your wedding, you’ll learn a whole new vocabulary! From dress silhouettes to diamond cuts, these are probably all new to you. It’s no different when it comes to discussing your wedding music. You’ll hear the same … Continue reading

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Chamber Music for Your Wedding

As you consider the music for your wedding, you not only have to decide upon the specific songs you would like to have played, but also the musician or ensemble that will be responsible for performing them. Your first step … Continue reading

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Unexpected Ways to Add Music to Your Wedding

1. Think Beyond Just Your Wedding Day. Get your guests excited to attend your wedding by having music for your pre-wedding festivities. Live background music is perfect for engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, and luncheons. 2. Music for Guest Arrival … Continue reading

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Want the best wedding music?

Let your professional musicians pick it for you! If you don’t have strong feelings about your wedding music, leave it up to their judgment. I have been playing weddings for years (over 300 of them!), and definitely have my favorite … Continue reading

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