Sunday, August 22, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, Schram Memorial Chapel, Glenview

The chapel in all its beautiful simplicity.

 I was delighted to get a chance to see the gorgeously renovated Schram Memorial Chapel located on the old Glenview Naval Air Station property. It really is a beautiful, comfortable space, with room for 150 guests. I think it would be especially lovely for smaller weddings, because it has such an intimate feel!

Let me know if I can help you plan your wedding music! www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com

Friday, August 20, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, County Line Orchard, Hobart, Indiana

Apple trees on one side, and shade trees on the other!



This venue was a revelation! County Line Orchards really has the perfect outdoor wedding figured out. I stopped in at the barn/reception venue to meet with the mother of the bride and check in with the wedding coordinator. The barn was super cute, and had all the facilities you need for (of course) the reception, but also a lovely ceremony if the weather was uncooperative. Next stop: one of their two wedding ceremony groves. As you can see, it was absolutely lovely. They even had the transportation down for the guests, like the hayrides of yore, but much neater!

 

If you need help putting together your perfect playlist, check my website for ideas! www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com 



The wedding grove is really private!

 
Fantastic transit via tractor!





Sunday, August 15, 2021

Bridal Shower Harpist, The Peninsula Chicago

A beautiful sunlit room with great views!

 


It was such a thrill to be part of the team at The Peninsula Chicago, even if it was just for one morning! The room was exquisite, and the guests relaxed while I played classic love songs. Harp is perfect for a Sunday morning when everyone would like to wake up gently! Without my amp, you can easily place me close to your guests and not worry that I will overwhelm the conversation. I definitely looking forward to playing for the wedding ceremony later this year!!!

If you would like to see all the variety of songs I play, please visit my website: www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com.





Had to get my picture with the icon!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville

You're overlooking the golf course lake...wow!


I thought the view on the Mistwood Golf Club patio was one of the loveliest I have ever seen! Situated between two buildings of the complex, it provides a fair amount of shade as the afternoon progresses, and the landscaping is really beautiful. You are near enough to the parking lot that it is super convenient, but the landscaped path and archway make it seem tucked away. Such a treat for all involved!

If you would like to add music to your dream location, my repertoire lists can help! www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com

Guests and the bridal party enter through a landscaped path
and archway (see it in back?)

 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, Artifact Events, Chicago

The catwalk you see in the middle of the
picture is part of the processional path!



This was my first time to this amazing venue, and Artifact Events certainly has a lot to offer. The ceremony space is just really grand; so much so that it is impossible to get all of the wonderful elements in a single picture! My favorite is the nice long walk for the processional...more time to admire the wedding party and bride! The groom turned out to be a big fan of the singer and harpist Joanna Newsom, and he really wanted to include some of her music (in an instrumental version) in the ceremony. We spent some time discussing the possibilities, and decided on "Sprout and the Bean" for the processional. I am happy to report that it worked beautifully!

If you have a non-traditional wedding song in mind, you might be able to make use of my special request process. See more information in the FAQ section of my website at www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com.


Multiple levels for all you'll need!

 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, Odyssey Venue, Tinley Park

A lovely lake view!




The Odyssey has two pavilions, and this is the east one. The weather was stunning, and I was happy to play from my old school R and B repertoire, including a new special request for me: Caught Up in the Rapture by Anita Baker! It has been a few years since I've been to the Odyssey, and the landscaping on this side is looking really great now. One of the nicest features of this venue is the long walk for the bridal party... you know I like those dramatic entrances!

If you need the perfect song for your dramatic entrance, my website can help: www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com

And landscaping along your procession!

 

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Ceremony Harpist, Lincolnshire Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire


Near the mandap, but with a great view
of the procession!


I have driven by the impressive tent at the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort many times, so it was a thrill to finally get a chance to set up and play! Of course I brought my Bollywood repertoire, and played both prelude for the guests, and some wonderful music for the couple and their wedding party during the processional. 

If you have plans to integrate contemporary American music and Bollywood classics, I would love to help! You can see a list of the Bollywood pieces I know at my website, www.ChicagoWeddingHarpist.com


A wider view of the beautiful tent!