The lovely sound of the harp combined with the visual beauty of the instrument creates the wonderful atmosphere for your wedding, whether a large extravagant event, or a simple affair. Harp is the perfect compliment to all parts of a wedding day.
When booking, consider the following three options:
The following explains the places where you need the music during the Ceremony:
Assembly of guests~ gentle music is played while your family and friends are arriving and being seated (approx 30 min prior to the Ceremony).
Entrance of the Bride~ the Bride often chooses the music she wishes to accompany her down the aisle.
"Bridal Chorus" is the most popular, but it could be any other song of your choice (preferably in walking pace).
Signing of the register~ 2,3 melodies that are flowing, relaxing and pleasant for guests to listen while you are signing the register and taking photographs.
Grand Exit ~ music as the married couple walk back down the aisle at the end of the Ceremony ~ one song that is up-beat and celebratory, for example "Wedding March", or any other song of your choice.
Branka will be happy to help you choose the music for your special day.
You might have specific pieces of music in mind which are favourites or which have
a special significance for you, so please do not hesitate to let Branka know your
The songs featured on the repertoire list may also help you decide upon suitable
Note: Religious music is not allowed to be played during the Civil Ceremony (for example "Ave
Maria", or "Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring"), but that leaves just about any other type of music to
Having harp music played during Drinks Reception is very popular and helps set a
pleasant atmosphere as your guests celebrate with a glass of champagne and chat
away in the period leading up to the Wedding Breakfast.
The inclusion of background harp music during the Wedding Breakfast always
creates a great atmosphere among guests and the wedding party. If you are having
a receiving line, the harp playing will begin as your guests enter the room and will
continue throughout the meal until coffee/speeches.
A wide variety of songs is usually played to suit the bride and groom, and to satisfy
the different tastes and age ranges present.
The harp would be played for around 2 hrs throughout the meal, until
Please state if you are having speeches before the meal.
"Hi Branka, I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our Civil Ceremony at Ashfield House Hotel, we had such a fantastic day; one filled with so much emotion and joy - it was quite overwhelming. You truly are talented and if you ever need any recommendations we both would be more than happy to oblige, you made our special occasion one that we will never forget because of your beautiful playing. Lots of love and best wishes, Simon & Ian."
From an agency: " I would like to say that Branka was a pleasure to have at my wedding, she was so professional and her skills and talent are second to none! Everyone who attended have commented on how good she was so I would like to offer my thanks to her and to you for being so easy to deal with a stress-free during such a hectic time! Thank you very much!"
Anouska & Chris, Thornton Manor, Wirral
"Just wanted to say thanks again, the music was wonderful and I really enjoyed "Missing You". You did a great job. Thanks."
Claire & Glyn, Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield
"Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played on our wedding day at St. Barnabas Church and then at our reception at Thornton Hall. You worked so hard and so many of our family and friends have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to you!"
Laura & Rob
"Thank you for wonderful performance and helping make our day special!"
Paula & John
Sefton Park Palm House
"Thank you so much for providing fantastic harp music for our wedding.
Before the ceremony started I was told people had tears in their eyes from listening to the music you were playing.
When I heard you start to play 'Have I Told You Lately' I got a massive lump in my throat.
You were amazing. Thank you for your wonderful performance, before, during and after the service."
Laura & Paul
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for playing at our wedding so beautifully - all our guests really enjoyed the harp and it really made our wedding so special. Thank you so much"
Louise & Darryl
"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music was absolutely perfect and really made the atmosphere at the ceremony. We will recommend you to our friends."
Ceri & Leon
The Cotton Exchange, Liverpool
"Thank you for playing at our wedding at Bodellwyddan Castle. You played beautifully and we had many excellent comments about you. I am sorry I never got to thank you in person on the day"
Paul & Carol
"Just a note to thank you for playing at our daughters wedding at Stanley House on 1st September. We enjoyed your playing and so did our guests. Once again thank you and all the very best for the future"
Val & David
"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you for the beautiful music on Saturday, it really made our day special and many people commented how lovely it was. Sorry we didn't get to chat to you much, but we are very grateful to you. "
Christine & Brian
Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
" Thanks for your lovely music at the Leasowe Castle"
Pauline & Barry