Kenilworth Castle Wedding with Harpist

A wedding at Kenilworth Castle is always a special event.  Ella and Chris made their wedding day ultra special by incorporating many personal touches down to the date of the ceremony: exactly 1 year from the date they started dating!  And hiring a wedding harpist.

Upon meeting Ella and Chris at my home for their wedding music consultation I knew this was going to be a fantastic event.  They are a bright and lively couple, obviously very comfortable with themselves and each other, full of friendly banter and teasing.

Our meeting started with an introduction to the harp itself and a few songs so they could get a feel for the enormity of sound produced by such a delicate instrument.  Playing through some of my most requested songs, Chris immediately piped up “NO show tunes!”  HA!  With that as a realistic starting point, and a request from Ella to combine a bit of traditional with contemporary, the final wedding music selections were:

Canon in D for the processional – Chris and Ella Processed in together

All of Me by John Legend and Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran for the Signing of the Register

One Day Like This by Elbow for the Recessional

The Gatehouse at Kenilworth Castle is brilliant for wedding parties who want to then stay on for the drinks reception before heading out together for a meal.  As the day was quite windy, Chris and Ella’s family stayed inside with me while the newly-married couple had their photos taken on the grounds.  Drinks reception music chosen by the couple included A Thousand Years, the love theme from The Godfather, Lara’s Theme from Dr Zhivago, Moon River and Wonderful Tonight.

The guests enjoyed the harp music and even had a go on the harp, which was great fun!  What a beautiful day to be a part of, thank you Ella and Chris!

Photographs courtesy of the amazing John Charlton Photography right

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