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Live Music At Your Wedding Ceremony?

Is having live music at your wedding ceremony something you have considered?  If not, maybe you should.

I arrived at the venue for a midday outdoor wedding in June. The heat and humidity were all I had anticipated and more. As soon as I opened my car door, I heard the amazing sound of a harp being played expertly and all thoughts of the weather were forgotten.  As the ever present, rarely noticed, wedding photographer I overheard the guests commenting on how nice the music was.  I’ve never heard that about music from a cd player over a speaker system.

Harpist Hailey Smith playing before a recent wedding at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort in Dahlonegha, Georgia

Harpist Hailey Smith playing before a recent wedding at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort in Dahlonegha, Georgia

Hailey Smith was playing her harp. It was truly magical and I would highly encourage all future brides to check her service out. Having the harp being played as your guests arrive and wait, while your bridal party enters and as you the bride walk down the aisle is amazing.  It added another layer of class to the ceremony that I don’t see very often.  Here is her Hailey’s website.

While I prefer a DJ for the reception, live music for the ceremony is amazing.  A DJ at the reception will act as a host, making announces and keeping the reception on schedule.  A DJ also adds a variety in the music that a live band just can’t.  If you’re looking for a DJ in North Georgia, I highly recommend Xavier at New Vision Entertainment.  He’s great at making sure formal dances, toasts and other scheduled events occur on time and keeps the party flowing with great dance music.

Some other options for live music are guitar, violins, bag pipes and even brass ensembles.  It’s your wedding, if you love the sound of a saxophone go with that.  It’s your wedding, do what makes you happy.