My normal travel area includes towns as far North as Lake Forest, as far South as Kankakee, as far West as Aurora, and as far East as Merrillville, Indiana. Locations beyond these areas will have a travel surcharge.
I am always happy to play special requests! Special requests need to be made 2 weeks in advance of the event, and the music needs to be available for purchase. I will take care of getting the music and arranging it for harp. Most individual songs are available for purchase for about $5, and that cost will be added to your contract.
When you are ready to book, I will need to know who the “purchaser” will be, and I will need a street address and telephone number for that person. I will send a contract via email, and it will need to be signed and returned with a $100 deposit. I accept personal checks and Chase QuickPay.
Yes. The most important thing to remember is that the harp cannot get wet. If it begins to rain during your ceremony, I will need to get the harp covered and to a dry location. This has actually never happened during a ceremony, but I always feel it is important to let my clients know that even a little rain is damaging. I certainly appreciate being out of direct sunlight and on solid ground, but I do try to be flexible. Outdoor weddings are always a bit of an adventure!!
No problem; I am always here to help! Usually the first thing you want to do is decide whether you will have classical music, popular music, or a mix for your ceremony. Then begin the specific song selection with what you want to walk down the aisle to, and match the other songs as you go along. Having an overall mood in mind, and doing lots of listening usually helps! Your officiant will generally tell you where in the ceremony you will need music, but I can also help sort that out if your officiant isn’t sure. Some couples like to choose music for the prelude (music for you guests as they arrive), but others like to leave that to me to choose. There is no wrong way to go about it!