Everything You Need To Know About 2 of Harps For Your Wedding
The BEST harp and vocal music for your wedding day
2 of Harps are the perfect addition to your wedding day. They are a harp duo who bring class, elegance, and a touch of romance, whilst being contemporary, young and modern musicians.
As harpists and singers, they specialise in stunning background wedding harp music, and know just the right songs for your fairytale dream wedding.
Your Guests’ Arrival
As your guests arrive at your wedding venue, there’s nothing more beautiful than the sound of harp music lilting in the background. Like many other couples, you could choose to keep the harps a secret until the day, as we make a lovely surprise for family and friends and we really help to set the tone.
Your wedding ceremony is made up of several different elements. Live harp music is a wonderful way of tying all of these elements together.
As your guests are seated in the ceremony area, (outside or inside), a selection of handpicked music by you and your partner is the perfect way to create a relaxing atmosphere before you walk down the aisle to say ‘I do’. For an elegant, yet modern feel, 2 of Harps recommend a mix of contemporary classical music by composers such as Ludovico Einaudi, Yiruma and Yanni.
Part one, arrival – As you walk down the aisle, your favourite song played on two harps sounds truly magical. There are many venues which offer the most stunning acoustics, perfect for the mellow tone of the harp. 2 of Harps believe that the most wonderful aisle music, is a song or piece of music chosen by you both and one you will both cherish forever.
Part two – Whilst you are signing the register, you and your partner will need to choose two or three songs. It’s a lovely way to entertain your guests whilst you sign the legal aspect of the your wedding and your photographer and guests watch on and photograph you.
Part three, recessional – Music for walking back down the aisle with your loved one, is just as important as your arrival song. 2 of Harps recommend an upbeat and celebratory track. Often couples choose something really fun, and a song that their guests will recognise. Something to get those toes tapping and one that inevitably brings a smile to everyone’s faces.
To make your wedding extra special why not ask us about The Trigger Song…
Because 2 of Harps have the most versatile of harps and a portable amplification system, (that comes with PAT testing as standard), https://2ofharps.com/biography/, playing outside for your drinks reception is no different than being indoors. As young musicians, we really encourage our couples to experiment with their music choices for the drinks reception. Let this be the moment to include all those different genres and songs you both love listening to whilst sipping bubbles or drinking Pimms!
Live background music is the perfect addition to your wedding meal. 2 of Harps often perform requests between courses and younger guests ask for songs they know from hit Disney films. 2 of Harps recommend a mix of music to include some instrumental tracks from popular films and some light jazz.
During the hour, after your wedding meal, and evening entertainment whilst you are out with your photographer, it can feel a bit ‘empty’ for your guests. Live harp music and singing is an enchanting way to keep your day guests entertained and is perfect music to greet your evening guests with. This way, they don’t miss out on the harp music! For this hour 2 of Harps perform popular music and songs, from Imagine Dragons, Oasis, Sam Smith, to Snow Patrol, James Arthur, Coldplay and Avicii to name but a few.
Every couple wants their first dance to be memorable. Harp music can create an elegant and graceful atmosphere, but for the modern couple, can also be cool and different. It really is up to you, and what music you choose. As a harp and vocal duo, we love collaborating with other musicians, bands and DJs to make your first dance truly captivating, making your perfect lead up to your evening party.
Our small Mark Norris harps capture the elegance and traditional feel of the small ‘lever harp’ or ‘Clarsach’, but are specially customised and designed for that modern touch. The quality of the instrument cannot be equaled, with a carbon core, the overall sound of the harp is also enhanced.
We love that our harps are also electro-acoustic, meaning they can be plugged into any amplifier, mixer or PA system without losing the natural, resonant sound of the harp.
These harps are ideal for intimate events, outdoors (because they are so transportable and versatile) and at large scale events when amplified.
Absolutely amazing! I can’t thank you enough for making our day so special and memorable with your beautiful music.