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Protecting the harp from the elements:
Whether you select an outdoor location, consideration must be given to the harp. The harp must be kept completely dry. A concert grand harp weighs one hundred pounds and is readily transportable. However, please let me know if the location is handicapped accessible or not. The Celtic harp weighs thirty-five pounds and may be more suitable for an outdoor service. The harp does not tolerate well temperatures below 60 degrees and above 90 degrees.

Weddings
Your Ceremony:
Whether your ceremony is in a church or a less formal setting, Allyn will help you select appropriate music.

Prelude: The music performed while your guests arrive will set the tone for your service. In a religious setting, hymns or classical pieces may be selected. In a less formal setting, classical as well as contemporary love songs may be played.
    Suggestions:
  • Somewhere in Time - Barry
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  • 18th Variation - Rachmaninoff
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Processional: During the Processional, the wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer and flower girls) walk gracefully down the aisle.
    Suggestions:
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
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  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
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Bridal Processional: Your moment has arrived to walk down the aisle.
    Suggestions:
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
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  • Prince of Denmark - Clarke
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During the Ceremony: It is optional, yet appropriate, to have music played during your ceremony. Music may be played as a solo, or during the lighting of a “Unity Candle,” the celebrating of Holy Communion or after a reading or prayer.
    Suggestions: The Gift of Love, Ave Maria, All I Ask of You, The Prayer
Recessional: Immediately following the ceremony, upbeat music is played as the newly married couple walks up the aisle.
    Suggestions:
  • Allegretto from Spring - Vivaldi
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  • Concerto in B Flat - Handel
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Postlude: These are the selections that may be offered as your guests follow.
    Suggestions: Ode to Joy, Baroque Fanfare