Testimonials

My new husband and I are truly delighted with Marilyn’s talent, punctuality, and professionalism. We hired her for our wedding, which took place on the beach in Corolla, NC and are so thankful we did. She arrived on time and prepared herself to play some pieces for our guests while they waited for the ceremony to begin. With some assistance from the men in the bridal party we transported the harp to our beach ceremony location and there she played beautiful pieces our guests are still talking about. Looking back, Marilyn was an excellent choice and we highly recommend her to everyone. Thank you Marilyn, you were a huge element in our most happy day!!
~ Alex & Sarah Corolla, Outer Banks, July 2011

Dear Marilyn,
I just wanted to Thank You again for sharing your wonderful music with us Friday night. Your harp playing was truly amazing and it added just the right touch for our rehearsal dinner. It was very nice meeting you. Hope we can listen to you play sometime in the future.
~ JM

 

Dear Marilyn,
I just had to write you and let you know how wonderful I thought your playing at my daughter’s wedding was. Everyone that I have talked with said it was so magical and the sound of the harp just set the mood. It was absolutely beautiful. You helped make the wedding that my daughter has always dreamed of and for that I just say “Thank you and God bless.”
~ MHE 5/22/04

 

Marilyn was a joy to work with. Her rates are reasonable and she is very professional to deal with. She arrived early and had her equipment set up and ready to go early. She actually started playing a few minutes early. Her music is heavenly, and was the perfect volume. You could always hear it, even when the room was full, but it never intruded on conversation. The music was classy and seasonal. I cannot say one negative thing about my experience. I give Marilyn my highest recommendation. Many thanks for making our event so special!
~ Sarah Roane, Greensboro, NC, Dec. 2011

 

Dear Marilyn, I didn’t have any contact with you prior to Drew and Chelsea’s wedding, but I wanted you to know I lobbied hard for the harp from the beginning. Paulette Skeen at the Castle reinforced my notion that the harp was the ideal instrument for that setting, and it certainly was. I thought everything that day went perfectly, and I want to thank you for your contribution to a very special occasion. The music was so lovely. I wish I had been able to enjoy more of if, as there were multiple compliments from the guests. Since, I have been able to listen to snippets from the video and even your web site, that I visited to get your email address. I would love to hear you in concert.

Thanks again for your part in making this a day for all of us to cherish,
~ Connie Nowlin, Mother of the Groom. Castle McCulloch, Jamestown, NC

 

Marilyn,
Thank you so much for all you did to make Laura and Michael’s wedding so special. I really appreciate you coming all the way from Cary – I hope the long drive didn’t tire you out too much. I was so happy with how everything went during the day!

My most favorite part was your music. It was just perfect for the church setting and ceremony. It made the service so sacred and meaningful to my family. Words cannot express how wonderful and memorable the whole experience was. I apologize for not saying goodbye and thanking you in person.
~ July, 2011 Rural Retreat, VA.

 

We loved Ms. Marilyn! I have had so many compliments on how lovely the music was during the ceremony and we were delighted with her beautiful musical style and even more so with her kindness 🙂 Would definitely recommend for any event, especially considering her extensive repertoire! Thanks, Ms. Marilyn, for making our day even more perfect
~ May 2011, Cary, NC

 

Marilyn was fabulous! She was very professional and played extremely well! We had our own soloist who was only able met with her right before the wedding – it sounded as if they had been playing together for years. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering using a harpist in their wedding. She is amazing. I never had to worry about a thing! When you are planning a wedding it is really nice to know you have a vendor you can count on. She is a very talented musician.
~ April 2011, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Marilyn was sooo awesome!! Her playing was so beautiful! She was extremely nice and extremely flexible. The weather kept changing, which means the location of the ceremony was up in the air and her location to play was very up in the air until the last minute. She stayed positive the whole time and actually was one of the only things that happened in the wedding exactly as it was supposed to. Our only regret is that we didn’t get a picture with her and have her play longer!
~ June 2011 High Point, NC

 

Praise from Rev. Kayelily Middleton, wedding minister

I can always count on Marilyn to play the most beautiful music at the weddings we do together, usually on harp, but delightfully also sometimes on organ! She is an amazing musician with a formal education and years of experience. She is always prompt, attentive and sensitive to the couple’s needs and wishes. What a pleasure to work with her.

 

When accompanying a soloist

 

Marilyn was fabulous! She was very professional and played extremely well! We had our own soloist who was only able met with her right before the wedding – it sounded as if they had been playing together for years. I highly recommend her to anyone who is considering using a harpist in their wedding. She is amazing. I never had to worry about a thing! When you are planning a wedding it is really nice to know you have a vendor you can count on! She is a very talented musician.
~ April 2011, River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh

 

Feedback from a bridal luncheon

Marilyn was wonderful to deal with, had a huge range of music available, and played at just the right volume for our luncheon. I was thrilled to have her there. Can’t say enough good things about her talent and her performance!
~ May, 2011, Garner NC

 

Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for the wonderful CD. I have enjoyed listening to it so much! You have such a God given gift! When Courtney started planning her wedding, she was ablsolute about having you play at her wedding! I certainly agree! Everyone at the wedding commented about how the wedding was so beautiful and the music made it ever so much. That is exactly how we feel! You made the wedding so beautiful and the music was extraordinary. Thank you so much for all you did for Courtney. You are such a nice and sweet person. I see why Courtney loved you so much. Thank you for being a special and endearing part of our daughter’s wedding.
~ 2010, Greensboro, NC