All wedding ceremony bookings include a free consultation between myself and the bride and groom, or other family members / friends. As follows is an outline of how live harp music is often incorporated into a wedding ceremony. I have a large repertoire of wedding music, and the following suggestions for specific pieces include only the most popular selections. Special requests can also be accommodated.
Soft background music is played as your guests filter into your wedding ceremony venue and take their seats. Depending on the preferences of the bride and groom, the selections can be classical, celtic, contemporary, or a combination.
i) Bridal Party Entrance
Music is played for the entrance of the bridal party.
ii) Entrance of the Bride
Special requests are accommodated, however, popular selections include:
Canon in D – Johannes Pachelbel
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
All of Me – John Legend
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Bridal Chorus (“Here Comes the Bride”) – Richard Wagner
Winter Raindrops from the Four Seasons – Antonio Vivaldi
3. Signing of the Register
Background music is played while the bride and groom and their witnesses sign the official marriage documents. Popular selections include:
The Nightingale – Deborah Henson Conant
Eleanor Plunkett – Traditional Irish
The Banks of the Suir – Traditional Irish
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – from The Wizard of Oz
* If requested, soft flourishes can be played throughout the ceremony as guests walk to and from the podium for readings.
Many couples wish to have more vibrant upbeat music played to mark the joyous occasion of exiting the room for the first time as a married couple! Popular selections include:
Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn
Aquatinte No. 1 – Bernard Andres
Trumpet Voluntary – Henry Purcell
God Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts