I had such an amazing time playing for Alicia and Brendan’s wedding at the Kapok Special Events Center in Clearwater. I love the Kapok Event Center. The chandelier in the ballroom is just magical!!! The ceremony site looked beautiful decorated in red and white. There were rose petals and candles everywhere. (Why can’t I enter the heart eye emoji from my computer?! >:( Or maybe I can and just don’t know how.) I had the COOLEST and possibly freakiest experience at the wedding while I was playing for the guests before the ceremony started. I was set up at the back behind the last row of chairs. I had just finished playing a song. I briefly set my harp down. The chair closest to me...moved. It was as if someone sat down in the chair and pushed it back a couple of inches. There wasn’t anyone around. I like to think it was someone close to the couple that came to the wedding in spirit and wanted to hear me play. It was a really cool moment. The ceremony was great. The officiant did a great job keeping the ceremony light and comical, but also spiritual. After the ceremony was finished, I had the honor to play for the guests during the cocktail hour. I had so much fun! I had a couple guests approach me. One guest said “I never thought I’d ever hear ‘Stairway to Heaven’ on the harp. It was awesome.” Another guest asked if the song I just played was from ‘Final Fantasy’. When I replied “yes” she said “I knew it!” with excitement. Little comments like that make my night. During the cocktail hour they served hor'dourves and refreshments.. But they also had this big platter of melted cheese. OMG talk about amazingness (not that I had any but it looked sooooo good! And I’ve never seen anything like that before). After I was finished with the cocktail hour, I finally had a chance to meet the bride and groom. Alicia looked sooo beautiful! I didn’t get a chance to really see her during the ceremony because I was in the back. She looked stunning and was so excited! The bride and groom were very sweet. It was an honor to provide the music for their special day. Wishing Alicia and Brendan a lifetime of love, laughter, and happiness.
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