Stephen suggested having a harpist at their Moxhull Hall outdoor wedding ceremony, and Perrie was thrilled.
The bridal couple had fallen in love with Callipoe’s Garden at Moxhull Hall, and during one of their planning meetings the groom suggested having a harpist for the wedding music. After an email exchange and phone conversation the couple booked me and we arranged to meet.
Perrie and her mom arrived at my home for their music consultation full of wedding ideas.
Perrie wanted to create a formal and elegant feeling during the outdoor wedding, reflective of the importance of the celebration, by sticking with the traditional Bridal Chorus by Wagner for the processional and Mendelssohn’s Wedding March for the recessional.
The Prelude music while guests were seated included classical pieces such as Flower Duet by Lakme, Fur Elise and Gymnopodie. We injected a bit of romance during the signing of the register with I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden (the first song they heard as a married couple), A Thousand Years and A Whole New World.
After the ceremony was finished I moved my harp up to the Moxhull Hall patio and played a few special requests during the receiving line, including the popular I Will Always Love You.
We continued the theme of contemporary pieces throughout the drinks reception – and finished up with the groom having a go on the harp!
It was such a pleasure to be a part of wedding celebration, and my first outdoor wedding in Calliope’s Garden. Absolutely stunning day and a beautiful couple! I wish you both many years of love and happiness, Perrie and Stephen!