Thursday, August 4, 2022

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Harpist, Morton Arboretum, Lisle

60 chairs fit easily

The Morton Arboretum has so many stunning locations, but the Fragrance Garden is my absolute favorite for smaller weddings. If you schedule a morning time it is fairly quiet, and you can really enjoy the easy access while still feeling like you are in a private garden.

Plenty of room for the harpist!

Afterwards we headed across the road to a reception at the Sycamore Room. Guests had access to the patio, and then came inside for a buffet lunch.

The amazing views continued!

If you need help planning music for your ceremony and reception, I would be delighted to help!

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Wedding Ceremony Harpist, The Langham, Chicago

This really is a lovely ballroom, so I snuck my harp into frame, just for a minute, to get a photo. This room does come with one caveat, though. When the curtains are open, you are staring directly across at the Marina Tower parking levels in the western exposure windows. Unfortunately, The Langham website does not really represent that reality very well, and I guess I can understand why. If you're able to work around that, this can certainly be a lovely venue in a fantastic hotel, and this wedding was all of that and more!

If you need music for your wedding, my website can help:

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Cocktail Harpist, Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Schaumburg

I love playing extended cocktail hours with my Bollywood repertoire! It allows me to constantly surprise the guests as I alternate back and forth between American pop and Bollywood favorites! The Renaissance Schaumburg had lots of room for the guests, and they did a fantastic job building out the banquet hall so that there was no sound interference when the DJ started things in the main room. If you would like to see my Bollywood repertoire, head over to my website:

I generally don't post pictures of myself, but 
I am super fond of this cheerful gown!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Harpist, Galleria Marchetti, Chicago


I think the two photos above pretty much tell the tale... It was already a beautiful setting, and then the roof opened up!!! This is the smaller space (la Pergola) at Galleria Marchetti, and I think it is absolutely charming. The acoustics were great for music, and I was even able to swing briefly out to the sidewalk (going around the guests) and get moved into the cocktail space super quickly - love it!! 

My website can help you plan music to go with all of your wedding surprises!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Wedding Ceremony Harpist, Four Rivers Environmental Education Center, Channahon

You're actually looking at one of the rivers here

It was worth the drive. The Four Rivers Center is really far southwest of Chicago, so it wouldn't work for everyone, but it is definitely worth consideration if you are anywhere near Joliet. This bright shelter was only one of the options they offered; after the ceremony, the wedding guests headed over to the visitor's center for the reception! Among my favorite practical features were the nice long aisle (better for admiring everyone!) and a nearby parking area so that guests could easily access the structure.

If you need music for your south-of-Chicago location, drop me a line!

Monday, May 30, 2022

Wedding Ceremony Harpist, Madonna Della Strada Chapel, Loyola University, Chicago

I frequently lament that, for a city with so much lakefront, lakefront weddings in Chicago are hard to come by. This amazing chapel on the campus of Loyola University is a location that was unknown to me until this spring! While you are actually indoors for your ceremony, there is a lovely terrace just outside the church that brings the lakefront and center for guests, and provides a fantastic backdrop for pictures. The staff at the chapel are so helpful, and everything ran just as smoothly as you could ever expect!

If you need a harpist who is familiar with the Catholic liturgy, I would be delighted to play for you!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Harpist, The Langham, Chicago

I am an absolute pushover for rooms that are one of a kind, and The Langham certainly delivers big on that score! The views in this room (Melbourne) reveal in stages: a gorgeous corner panorama, followed by a unique view down the river corridor.

Set as it is at the corner of the building, guests were able to spill out into the hallway for the cocktail hour, and the room functioned as much bigger than its floor plan. If you're looking for a signature room for your small ceremony, you really couldn't do better!

If you need seamless ceremony and cocktail music, I would be delighted to help!