Northern Wisconsin Harpist ~ Barn Wedding Ceremony

Wisconsin Barn Wedding

Megan chose to have her wedding close to home ~ in the barn on her family’s farm!  Located in rural Coleman, Wisconsin, the barn was rustic and beautifully decorated for her wedding day.

Green Bay Harpist

As guests gathered, the harp prelude music included “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.  The families were seated to “Have I Told You Lately that I Love You,” and the wedding party processional was Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”  Megan came down the aisle to the traditional “Bridal Chorus” – also known as “Here Comes the Bride.”

Barn Wedding Music - Harp Wisconsin

During the lighting of the unity candle, I played “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn.  The recessional was also a traditional, classical selection – Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”

Northern Wisconsin Harpist

The postlude began with “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts, and included other popular and contemporary love songs.  The reception followed at Little River Country Club in Marinette.

Marinette WI Harpist

I provide harp music for weddings in the Marinette area, as well as throughout Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Harp music is an excellent addition to a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or any other celebration!  You can find more details, such as song lists, pictures, and performance calendar, on my website ~ Northern Wisconsin Harp Player.

Wisconsin Wedding Harpist

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Youngstown Wedding Music ~ Harp & Violin Duet at Drake’s Landing

Lanee and Jonathan had a beautiful June day for their outdoor wedding ceremony!  The wedding took place at Drake’s Landing in Canfield, Ohio, and they chose a harp and violin duet to provide their ceremony music.  Lorenda Howell was their coordinator, and did a wonderful job keeping everyone on schedule and making the day worry-free for the couple, family, and wedding vendors!

Youngstown Ohio Harpist

We played popular songs, such as “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, during the prelude as guests arrived and found their seats overlooking the lake.  The wedding party came down the aisle to “All is Said and Done” by Beyonce and Marc Nelson.  Lanee opted for a classical piece, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” for her processional.

Eastern Ohio Harpist

The couple had communion during the service, and we played the Malotte “Lord’s Prayer” softly in the background.  As the newly married couple jumped the broom and began their walk back down the aisle, we played “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

Pittsburgh Wedding Harpist

The harp and violin music continued as guests made their way inside the beautifully-decorated banquet hall for the cocktail hour and dinner.

Youngstown OH Wedding Music

Either as a harp soloist or with other musicians, I love working with couples to customize their wedding music!  Get in touch via my website ~ Youngstown Wedding Harpist ~ to discuss the details of your event!  I perform for weddings and other celebrations in Youngstown, Pittsburgh, and throughout Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.  Travel is welcomed, too!

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Evansville Wedding Harpist – Ceremony at Neu Chapel

Katie and Bobby were married at Neu Chapel on the campus of the University of Evansville.  Over the summer break, it’s a quiet and peaceful place to be!  Harp prelude music welcomed guests as they entered the chapel.

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The chosen music for the seating of grandparents and parents was “A Thousand Years” from Twilight: Breaking Dawn.  The wedding party came down the aisle to “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding.  The bride opted for the traditional processional, “Bridal Chorus,” played on the organ.

Evansville Wedding Harpist

During the ceremony, the couple lit the unity candle to “The Prayer” from Quest for Camelot.  The recessional was again on the organ, with the traditional Mendelssohn “Wedding March.”  I continued the postlude music until the guests had left the chapel, including “Marry Me” by Train and “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.

Evansville Indiana Harpist

I play the harp for weddings and events in Evansville and throughout Southern Illinois and Indiana and Western Kentucky.  If you are interested in having a harpist for your celebration, please visit my website: Evansville Wedding Harpist.

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Bollywood Harpist ~ Indian Wedding in Des Moines, Iowa

Indian Wedding Ceremony Music

I love when I get to play my Bollywood harp music for an audience who knows the songs!  For this wedding, Jaymine wanted to have the harp be a surprise for her family and guests.  They didn’t know there would be live music for the Indian ceremony, let alone a harpist!

Bollywood Harp Music for Indian Weddings

But that was just the beginning of the surprises.  I played Western pop tunes and a couple of classical pieces as guests entered the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.  Typical harp music.

Bollywood Wedding Music

But then the bridal party started down the aisle.  To accompany their entrance, Jaymine chose “Tujhe Dekha To Yo Jaana Sanam” from the Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.  Once the bridesmaids were in place, I played “Pehla Nasha” from the movie of the same name for the bride’s processional to the mandap.  The second surprise was that I can play popular Indian music, too!

Indian Wedding in Iowa

I continued to play light background music throughout the ceremony, including:

  • Khuda Jaane
  • Suraj Hua Maddham
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Meri Mehbooba
  • Pani Da Rang

Indian Wedding Harpist

Before the ceremony began in the ballroom, I went outside to get a glimpse of the baraat.  The groom entered on a tractor – only in Iowa!

Baraat on a Tractor - Iowa Indian Wedding

Bollywood music sounds lovely on the harp, and is a delightful way to surprise your guests!  I have played for Indian weddings in the US and throughout India, where I lived for two years.

Harp Music for Indian Weddings

Contact me via my website ~ Bollywood Wedding Music ~ and we can discuss how the harp fits in with your wedding plans.  I am available anywhere in the world for destination weddings!

Bollywood Harpist

Des Moines Harpist for Weddings

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Galena Wedding Harpist ~ Chestnut Mountain Resort

Galena IL Wedding Harpist

Astri and Bryson celebrated their wedding at Chestnut Mountain Resort, just outside of Galena, Illinois.  The ceremony site overlooked the Mississippi River, and the trees provided welcome shade on a hot Sunday afternoon.  The bride is herself a harpist, and it is always a delight to play for the wedding of another musician!

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The bride’s and groom’s families were seated to “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and the wedding party came down the aisle to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”  The bride chose the classical piece, and wedding favorite, “Canon in D” by Pachelbel for her processional.

Harpist in Galena IL

The father of the bride performed the ceremony, and I played “The Prayer” from Quest for Camelot during the unity ritual.  At the conclusion of the ceremony, the newly married couple and their attendants exited to “Trumpet Voluntary.”

Galena Illinois Wedding Music

In Galena or Dubuque, and across Northern Illinois, Eastern Iowa, and Southwest Wisconsin, I love working with couples to personalize their wedding music!  More information, including audio/video clips, song lists, and pictures, can be found on my website ~ Galena Wedding Harpist.  Contact me for availability!

Dubuque Wedding Harpist

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Hamstra’s Garden Wedding ~ Northwest Indiana Harpist

Hamstra’s Garden is a simply stunning venue for a wedding ceremony.  With so many sites throughout the gardens available, you can have your wedding with any backdrop you desire!

Wedding at Hamstra's Garden

Kaitlyn and William were married on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and had beautiful weather!  The grandparents and parents of the couple were seated to “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music.

Harpist in Northwest Indiana

As the bridal party processed down the aisle, I played the 1960’s hit “I Love How You Love Me.”  Kaitlyn chose “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for her entrance music.

Harp Player Northwest Indiana

During the ceremony, a family friend sang “Amazing Grace” with harp accompaniment as the couple performed the unity ceremony.  The conclusion was the recessional “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain.  I continued to play as guests exited the gardens and made their way to the reception.

Hamstra's Garden Wedding

The harp is perfect for outdoor weddings!  Contact me via my website ~ Northwest Indiana Wedding Harpist ~ for availability and rates!

Northwest Indiana Wedding Harpist

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Funks Grove Wedding Harpist

After celebrating my daughter’s third birthday with a construction-themed party (what all little girls request, right?) in the morning, I played for a wedding that afternoon at the Funks Grove Chapel in the Trees.

As the wedding party came down the tree-lined aisle, I played “A Thousand Years” from Twilight – Breaking Dawn.   Brittany’s chosen processional was “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”

Wedding at Funks Grove - Bloomington Harpist

During the wine box ceremony, I played “Have I Told you Lately that I Love You.”  The recessional saw Brittany and Michael exit back down the aisle as husband and wife to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz.

Wedding music on the harp can be traditional – or not!  With a wide repertoire of songs I play, ranging from wedding favorites to current Top 40, you can customize your ceremony music any way you’d like!  For more information, visit my website:  Bloomington-Normal Wedding Music.

Bloomington-Normal Wedding Harpist

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Harpist in Central Illinois ~ Anniversary Celebration Music

Central Illinois Musician

A beautiful evening at Panther Creek to celebrate the 40th work anniversary of one of the doctors!

Harpist in Central Illinois

Many of the doctors and medical staff who attended the party treated my daughter when she was hospitalized multiple times last year (she’s all better now!).  I was dressed a bit better than the last time they saw me!

Springfield IL Harpist

The evening included popular and classical songs from the last several decades.  I am available throughout Central Illinois and beyond to provide harp music for events of all types.  Visit my website – Springfield Harpist – to contact me!

Anniversary Party Music - Harp

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Tuscaloosa Harpist for a Grand Opening

A harpist adds a touch of elegance to any event!  This gathering was for the grand opening of an automobile parts manufacturer near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Tuscaloosa Harpist

Company executives, local and state government officials, and invited guests enjoyed finger foods and drinks under the tent, all accompanied by live harp music.  Following a presentation, tours of the new facility were offered.

Harpist in Tuscaloosa

The staff members and their families had their own celebration – complete with several bounce houses!

Alabama Harpist

In Tuscaloosa or anywhere in Alabama or Mississippi, I love working with clients to enhance their events with harp music.  Visit my website – Tuscaloosa Harpist – to contact me and discuss working together!

Harpist in Alabama

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Harpist in Rockford {Wedding at Kilbuck Creek}

Northern Illinois Wedding Harpist

First outdoor wedding of the year – and what a gorgeous day!  Jessica and Adam were married on the grounds of Kilbuck Creek in rural Monroe Center, Illinois.  Just a short drive from Rockford, and not too far from Chicago, this is a wonderful venue to have a natural, rustic wedding!

Rockford Harpist for Weddings

As guests were seated in the outdoor pews, I played several popular songs (like “Eyes on Me” from Final Fantasy VIII), along with the wedding favorite “Canon in D.”  The entire wedding party and bride entered to “Concerning Hobbits” from Lord of the Rings, with a short pause and a big harp glissando in the middle to announce the arrival of the bride.

Harpist in Rockford

 

During the ceremony, the couple performed a Celtic handfasting ceremony.  After they were pronounced husband and wife, they joyously walked back down the aisle to “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz.  I continued to play as guests made their way to the reception.  More popular songs for the postlude, including “Only Time” by Enya.

I am available anywhere in Northern Illinois (including the greater Chicago area), southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa to play for weddings and events.  Harp music is always the right choice!  Find more information on my website – Northern Illinois Harpist.

Harpist in Northern Illinois

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