Erika and Ethan tied the knot in their beautiful backyard in Clearwater, FL. Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea when I say “backyard wedding”. Their backyard wedding was something you would see in a movie. Their gorgeous home hosted their guests and their backyard was decorated with antique chairs and furniture. Gorgeous flower filled chandeliers hung from the trees. This wedding (and their house) was STUNNING! Just when I thought the wedding couldn’t be anymore beautiful, I saw the bride! Erika looked exquisite! It’s a strong possibility that this couple could be models ;) The ceremony was a combination of new and old traditions. Jewish customs were included and the ceremony was officiated by Rabbi Gary Kline. I’m so thankful that I was included in this fairy-tale wedding! Congratulations Erika and Ethan! Mazel Tov! Click on the photo below to start the slideshow.
Barbara and Bobby tied the knot at the beautiful Bayou Club in Largo, Florida. The weather was absolutely perfect, sunny with beautiful white clouds! The ceremony site was surrounded by lavish scenery- the golf course, the lake, a pool, and the club house! I was so happy to see that the couple decided to have an unplugged wedding. So often I see so many guests taking photos or videos that they really aren’t paying attention to the actual ceremony. I have also seen many times where the cell phones ruin the couple’s professional photographer’s pictures. Couples spend a lot of money to hire professional photographers to take their pictures and it was nice to see them being valued. Darryl Wilson Photography did an excellent job capturing their special day. He even spent a few minutes taking several pictures of me prior to the ceremony which I am very thankful for. A few of their wedding guests created a barricade so that no one could sneak past and see the couple before the ceremony began. I was fortunate enough to meet the couple prior to the ceremony when they were doing their “first look” pictures. They were so kind and seemed so happy I was there (this always means so much to me!). The ceremony was very simple and sweet. They also included a sand ceremony. It was so apparent how excited and happy the couple was to be tying the knot! The wedding ceremony caught the eye of a few golfers and drew a small crowd. They got some cheers and congratulatory shouts from the golfers nearby. The couple had the coolest (and very thoughtful) gift for me after the ceremony. Their own personalized bottle of wine! This was the first I have ever seen this done and I was amazed! I am so thankful for this sweet couple including me in their memorable day. Congratulations Barbara and Bobby! Click on the photo below to start the slide show!
I was so excited to play at the Citrus Hills Health and Rehabilitation Facility. The facility is located in beautiful Hernando, Florida. The drive there was long (about two hours) but it was SO beautiful! I drove on winding back roads even up and down hills. Which is really exciting since the land is flat for most of Florida! The drive was very scenic and definitely enjoyable. Playing for the rehabilitation center was even more enjoyable than the trip! I really loved talking to the residents and patients of the facility. Everyone was so kind and grateful to have the harp there for the open house. I had a few “fans” that hung out right near the harp to watch the performance. I love when people engage in the music and ask questions about the harp. It’s so nice to hear comments after each piece such as “Oh I really liked that one” or “That was so nice!”. It makes my “job” even more gratifying. Thank you Graystone Health Network and the Citrus Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation facility for including me in such a great and memorable night! Click on the photo below to start the slideshow.
There were so many things that I loved about this wedding. Where do I begin? Let’s start with the most important- the bride! Rebekah looked absolutely beautiful in her stunning gown. She was truly glowing. Her excitement for marrying Russ was radiating from her as she walked down the aisle. Some brides often look slightly nervous or overwhelmed, not Rebekah! She was so happy to be marrying the man of her dreams. My second favorite thing? The actual ceremony! The bride is Jewish and incorporated many traditional Jewish customs in the ceremony. Before the ceremony, the Rabbi took the time to explain the meaning behind the traditions. I was able to learn more from his explanations. I really thought that it was a nice addition to the ceremony. The ceremony also included traditions from the groom’s faith. The Rabbi even read excerpts from the Bible. This blended ceremony was so beautiful! Now I can not forget to mention the view and the weather! If you would have told me that I was going to be a little chilly that night (begining of October is still HOT here in Tampa), I would have laughed at you. The weather was just as gorgeous as the view of the Bay. Since we were on the water, it was windy and cool. The sunset view from The Rusty Pelican was the perfect backdrop for this wedding. I was originally supposed to play this wedding as a harp/flute duo. Unfortunately, my flautist was hospitalized shortly prior to the wedding. Thankfully he is in recovery and was able to attend the ceremony briefly as a guest. I’m so thankful that I was able to witness such a beautiful ceremony of the happy couple. Thank you for allowing me the honor to be a part of your special day! Mazel Tov!! Click on the photo below to start the slideshow!
Nisha and Dave travelled all the way across the pond (from the United Kingdom) to celebrate their ten year anniversary. They had an intimate vow renewal ceremony surrounded by 14 of their closest friends and family. The beautiful couple were hoping for a sunset ceremony on the gorgeous sands of Clearwater beach. Unfortunately, the forecast called for 70% rain and the wedding was moved indoors to the beautiful Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key. Even though the ceremony wasn’t exactly how they had planned, the ceremony was decorated beautifully by A Tailored Event! The ceremony was so personal and fun. There was a lot of laughter and giggles during the ceremony. One of my favorite things about this intimate ceremony was that all the guests were dressed in coordinating outfits, as if they were part of the bridal party not actually guests. The harp was the perfect addition to the evening. Stephanie Hayes from Stephaniellen Photography did an excellent job capturing the intimacy of the ceremony. I’m so honored to be a part of such a special landmark in the lovely couple’s marriage. Here is to another amazing 10 years! Click on the picture below for the slideshow!
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