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Chicago Middle Eastern Wedding ~ Harp & Violin Arabic Music

Most people think of the harp as a classical instrument, but I love bringing it out of the concert hall, defying expectations, and performing all types of music!  For Rena and Ashraf’s wedding reception, they requested a harp and violin … Continue reading

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Galena Wedding Music – Harpist at Eagle Ridge

Another beautiful Galena wedding!  I began and ended the month of June at this popular wedding destination in Northwest Illinois.  This time, I was at Eagle Ridge Resort, playing for Steve & Micki’s ceremony on their tented deck.  We had … Continue reading

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Galena Wedding Harpist {Chestnut Mountain Resort}

Lauren and Tony were married the first Saturday in June at the Chestnut Mountain Resort outside of Galena, Illinois.  It was almost exactly one year ago that I had last played for a wedding here!  The ceremony site is beautiful, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve Wedding Music ~ Northern Illinois Harpist

What better way to ring in the new year than at a wedding!  I’ve played for several New Year’s Eve weddings.  It doesn’t matter the day of the week, everyone is ready for a party! This year, I was at … Continue reading

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Remembrance Service Music | Chicago Harp Player

The holidays are not always joyful.  For those who have lost a loved one, especially recently, the season can bring sorrow and pain.  The Diocese of Joliet held a service for these families at the Resurrection Cemetery Chapel in Romeoville, … Continue reading

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Chicago Harpist | Wedding Reception Music

My second wedding on this October Saturday was for a large Polish wedding reception at Bobak’s Signature Events in Woodridge.  The aunt of the bride is the manager there, and hired me to play for her niece’s reception after hearing … Continue reading

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Wedding at Cantigny Park, Wheaton | Chicago Harpist

Ray and Emily were married in September at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois.  This beautiful garden in the West Suburbs of Chicago features several unique ceremony areas, as well as a reception hall.  They chose the iconic rose garden for … Continue reading

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Chicago Harpist {Odyssey Cruise Wedding}

Is there a better backdrop for a wedding ceremony than the Chicago skyline?  Hard to think of one!  And no better vantage point than at Navy Pier, on the Odyssey Lake Michigan yacht. Amelia and Cornell were married on the … Continue reading

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Chicago Wedding Harpist {Monte Bello Estate Ceremony}

A hot weekend, but the Benjamin and Faviola’s wedding continued outside!  We were all grateful for plentiful shade and an occasional breeze.  The ceremony took place on the grounds of the Monte Bello Estate (formerly known as the Narnia Estate) … Continue reading

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Galena Wedding Harpist ~ Chestnut Mountain Resort

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 … Continue reading

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