I am so excited to introduce you to Harriet Flather a local musician and one of the very first of my Supplier spotlights. Harriet is a Harpist based in Rutland, she is also a great friend of mine and I have had the pleasure of working with her on many many weddings over the years.
Harriet has been playing the harp since 2004 and studied music at the Royal College of Music Junior Department before moving on to study the clarinet at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
She has played for audiences such as The Vamps, Michael Parkinson, Her Grace The Duchess of Rutland, and HRH the Prince of Wales so it is safe to say if you book Harriet to play at your wedding, you are more than safe in her hands.
I love to recommend local suppliers to you, my wonderful couples and it is so important to me that I am recommending people I have worked with and can vouch for. I also think it is useful for you to go in with some key questions already answered which is why I have started these monthly supplier spotlights. I really hope you find them useful.
My top tip is don’t overthink it! You won’t hear a lot of the music as you’ll be milling about with guests, having your photo taken, or perhaps not even in the room. However, for the music for your ceremony, go for music that is really meaningful to you as a couple, but also remember the gravity of the situation.
Pretty much anything you like! The harp is an incredibly versatile instrument and can handle anything from traditional classical music to modern songs by bands like Metallica! Some of the songs in my Repertoire include;
Of course, if you don’t see the one you want just ask, my collections currently include the option to ask me to learn songs just for you.
My packages cover anything from the wedding Ceremony to Drinks and through the Wedding Breakfast – as long as you like really! All of the pricing is shown on my website and you can find the full details right here.
I just love LOVE! There is nothing like the feeling in a room when two people who are so clearly in love are making lifelong vows to each other. It really is electric.
I saw a picture of one at school and thought it was pretty! I was that super annoying child who pestered my parents for ages until they finally took me to a harp concert. I just wanted to wear long dresses and play amazing music!
I’ve been lucky enough to play at some amazing venues, but the most unusual has to be La Mortella in Ischia, Italy. It wasn’t a wedding but an orchestral concert. It started at 9 pm and the sun went down while we were playing – it was magical!
Yes! I actually studied the clarinet at university so I play that plus saxophone and flute – and a tiny bit of piano!
Although weddings are my favorite, I also play for parties and corporate events.
Harriet really is an incredible musician and one of Rutland’s finest so please do head to her website to check her out and enquire about booking her for your wedding day.
I will be posting more of these supplier spotlights over the coming months and they will all include images taken by me either at real weddings or styled wedding shoots. Either way, you can guarantee I am only recommending suppliers I know and trust to make your day nothing but magical.
Until then, if you would like to take a look at some more of my work you can see it here in my portfolio
Happy wedding planning xoxo