Getting married at a registry office? Harp music during your wedding ceremony is an inexpensive way to add beauty and elegance, just ask Deb and Andrew.
Keeping their eyes focussed clearly on the celebration of their love, Deb and Andrew opted to formalise their wedding vows with a civil ceremony at the Lichfield Registry Office on 2 September.
The Lichfield Registry Office has recently been renovated, and being located in the old library building with red velvet seating, it already has an air of tradition. The grounds outside the window are the stunning gardens of Beacon Park, a perfect location for photos before and after the event.
Civil wedding ceremonies at a registry office are run a bit like a conveyor belt: one in and one out. Luckily the staff at Lichfield Registry Office are kind and understanding that it is still a special celebration for the couple and their family and friends.
Although there was a wedding immediately before Deb and Andrew’s, I was able to get the harp into the “staging” area and tuned, so when the previous party came out I got the harp right in and set up.
While guests took their seats I played several popular love songs including Love Story, All of Me and A Thousand Years.
The bridal processional included two flower girls, two bridesmaids, and then the beautiful bride and her father – they all processed in to Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.
There was a distinct theme during the signing of the register: The Rainbow Connection and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
The newleyweds took their first steps as husband and wife to Rather Be by Clean Bandit, while the guests clapped, hooted and hollered!
Then we moved out and the next wedding party moved in…proving it is possible to have a personal, elegant wedding at a registry office when you hire a harpist.
“Beautiful music that made the occasion both before and after the wedding ceremony. We could not have asked for anything more. The blend of contemporary music, classical and of course muppet anthems really made the day.”
Mr & Mrs Pease