Farmington Lake is a beautiful venue! Hosting ceremonies, they have a space that overlooks the lake plus a nearby tent. The non-uniform chairs and arched windows that define the seating space give it a rustic yet elegant vibe!
Morgan and Sam had a hot day for their wedding, but fortunately there was a cool breeze – enough to make the harp strings sing on their own! For this ceremony, I was joined by one of my musician colleagues for harp and violin duets. We played classical music as guests arrived, including “Arioso” by J.S. Bach, “Largo” from Xerxes by Handel, and the theme from Holst’s “Jupiter.”
Music for family seating was Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and the wedding party came down the aisle to “The Prayer” from Quest for Camelot. The doors at the top of the aisle closed, and when they opened, Morgan entered to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”
During the ceremony, the bride and groom presented roses to family members. As they were doing this, I played “Cantique de Jean Racine” by Faure. After a ceremony filled with classics, they chose something more contemporary for their recessional – “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)” by Natalie Cole. That’s some get-to-the-party music! We continued with more up-tempo music for the postlude as guests exited.
As a harp soloist or in an ensemble with other musicians, I love providing music for weddings! Along with the harp, you may opt to add a violin, flute, cello, guitar, piano, trumpet, vocalist, marimba, steel drums, string quartet, or even multiple harps! If you would like to discuss the perfect musical duo, trio, or larger ensemble for the music you have chosen, I’m happy to help! Get in touch at ~ Chicago Wedding Harpist ~ and we’ll start planning!