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Springfield Wedding Harpist – Lincoln Park Bridge

Some of my couples book me two years in advance.  However, I’m always happy to work with last-minute requests, too!  Facing an uncertain health diagnosis, the bride and groom moved their wedding plans up, and put together their celebration in … Continue reading

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Springfield Wedding Music {Washington Park Gazebo}

I love weekday weddings!  They are casual, less rushed, and more intimate.  Perfect for the couple who doesn’t want all the “fuss” of a big wedding!  This couple was married on a Thursday afternoon at the Washington Park Gazebo in … Continue reading

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Wedding Reception in Decatur | Central IL Harpist

July started with a wedding reception (cocktails and dinner) at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel.  Kathleen and Kyle were married in the afternoon at the Catholic church, with their reception following in the evening.  Temperatures nearly hit 100 degrees, … Continue reading

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Peoria Harpist ~ Catholic Wedding Music

Megan & Kenny were married at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights, on a beautiful Saturday in June.  I realized the last time I played for a wedding there, I was pregnant with my daughter – who … Continue reading

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Harpist in Champaign-Urbana ~ Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hour

Evin and Sterling were married at the bride’s family home, just outside of Champaign.  They were blessed with an absolutely perfect June day for their outdoor wedding! The prelude included “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen, a favorite of the groom.  As … Continue reading

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Orchestral Harpist with the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra

My freelance performing schedule doesn’t permit me to participate in an orchestra regularly, but the slower season in February worked out for a night of playing harp parts for some well-known operatic love songs and symphonic pieces! I joined the … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Wedding Music ~ Harpist in Central Illinois

I love when couples choose wedding music that has special meaning to them!  Anne and Jason asked for me to play all of the music I knew from the Harry Potter movies for their cocktail hour at the Wyndham City … Continue reading

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Harp Music for Christmas Eve

It was such a pleasure to be back at College Park Christian Church.  This was the third year in a row that I have played harp preludes for their Christmas Eve services. Harp music sets a peaceful and reflective mood … Continue reading

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Christmas Wedding at Pere Marquette

I’m loving all the Christmas weddings this year!  Marilyn and Greg were married in front of the fireplace at Pere Marqette State Park Lodge in Grafton, Illinois.  The harp looked beautiful with the giant Christmas tree! The prelude included “Edelweiss” … Continue reading

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Christmas Party at Allerton Mansion

I always love the first holiday party of the year.  With a summer and autumn full of weddings, it’s exciting to get my fingers back on the traditional carols.  There’s nothing like these familiar songs to get me counting the … Continue reading

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