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Below is some more detail about what the harp can bring to your big day and some comments from couples in the past. You can watch some clips on my video page.
- Pachelbel – Canon in D (extract) – a popular choice at weddings, here is an extract of my arrangement.
“Hi Mark. Thank you so much! It was perfect and really made our day.”
Al and Heather Roberto – Married Saturday 29th August 2015
“Hello Mark. Just a quick email before we head off to say a huge thank you for being a part of our wedding on Friday. The harp was amazing and really comforting to listen to.”
Victoria and Chris Thomas – Married Friday 14th August 2015
“Hi mark just want to say we loved your music at our wedding, absolutely beautiful not enough praise for your talents.”
Claire and Melissa Gayle – Married Saturday 8th August 2015
“Hi Mark, Thank you so much for the stunning music you provided on our wedding day. Everyone said what a wonderful job you did. Thank you again!”
Katherine and Darren Crick – Married Friday 7th August 2015
The harp at your wedding
The below is just a guide, I have experience of playing all kinds of weddings up and down the country so do get in touch to discuss what you had in mind.
The vast majority of weddings I have played have requested music for their ceremony and not least for the bridal entrance.
As well as the entrance though, if you booked me for your wedding ceremony you would also have harp music:
- As guests take their seats – usually 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to start – as well as setting the tone, the chilled out notes of the harp here has helped settle many a grooms nerves in the past.
- The bridal entrance – the big one! As well the popular wedding marches and Canon in D, I’m happy to arrange a favourite song or special request for your entrance if you had something specific in mind. Or likewise, I have many classical or popular pieces I can recommend.
- The signing of the register – Usually a couple of pieces can be played here and it is nice for both the guests as they watch the more formal part of the ceremony, and for the couple as they can have a little breather after the vows. I can include a special request here too.
- The exit of the bride and groom – A nice lively piece here always goes down well amongst the cheers and confetti in waiting, as you are announced for the first time as a married couple.
I generally offer a contemporary repertoire but can play in a more formal and classical style during the wedding ceremony if you would prefer.
This is a great time for some background harp music as the guests enjoy a glass a bubbly or two, and the couple have their official photos taken.
I like to offer a large range of musical styles in these sets so that there is something for everyone and all ages, playing large medleys of songs a bit like a DJ set on a harp.
Also any younger guests are more than welcome to have a little go on the harp too – which is always worth a picture!
I can also offer background music throughout the wedding meal. I can play throughout the entire meal – which is generally more suited to smaller parties, or have found that up to around the speeches or dessert course is a nice time for the harp to make an exit, as by this time the volume and mood of the room is generally gearing up for the party part of the day.
If you would like to chat about any of the above or how else the harp could work for your day, feel free to get in touch.