Your Wedding Harpist

Your Wedding Harpist

What could be more heavenly than the lovely sounds of a harp lilting in the air on your wedding day! If this resonates with you, then look no further. Marilyn Wienand has been playing her beautiful harps (she has many) at weddings for twenty years and has an incredible repertoire. Marilyn is available for weddings in the Triangle and Triad areas of North Carolina and is highly recommended by other wedding professionals and brides. Marilyn has created this website for you with information about planning your wedding ceremony music, types of harp music to choose, tips on outdoor weddings and much more to help you plan the music for your special day.

Contact Marilyn as soon as possible to see if she is available for your wedding date/time and to set up a free consultation. You may email her at or phone her at (919) 468-8061.

Wedding Ceremony Music – The music for your wedding ceremony is so important to create the mood and style you want. The harp music also helps the flow from one part of the ceremony to the next. Harp music is very elegant and beautiful. Your wedding guests will comment about and be moved by Marilyn’s beautiful harp music. Marilyn will work closely with you to choose the harp music which reflects your style.

Also available are The Merry Minstrels, playing Medieval and Renaissance music on period instruments and in costume for your Medieval or Renaissance themed wedding.

Planning your wedding music

The following is an outline of the wedding ceremony in regard to music:

  • harp prelude, usually half hour long as the people gather
  • harp selections as special invited guests and/or grandparents enter
  • musical selections for processional of the mothers
  • processional for bridesmaids and groomsmen. The groom and officiant usually come in at the beginning of this music. The last ones to process are usually the ring bearer and flower girl.
  • processional music for the bride
  • harp selections during the wedding ceremony. Quiet harp music is appropriate during the unity candle or other ceremony. A harp solo such as “The Lord’s Prayer” by Malotte or “The Prayer” by David Foster are a nice touch which gives you a chance to relax and be fully present in the moment while everybody listens to this beautiful music.
  • wedding recessional which can be extended if the people are released row by row, or as a transition into the cocktail hour.

Here is a Ceremony Music Planning Form PDF to help you plan your music.