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Ceremony & Reception

Professional wedding harpist Alison Vardy has over two decade's experience having performed at over five hundred weddings ceremonies in both Canada and New Zealand. She has the ability and depth to make her music flow seamlessly through both your wedding ceremony and your reception creating a lovely rich and magical ambience for all.

Alison normally offers a three hour minimum basic package for a Vancouver wedding including the ceremony with harping at the reception afterwards. Alison can provide for all the audio technology requirements for the entire wedding.

Alison offers a package of services for your special day. This includes Alison's gently amplified harpistry for your cocktail hour/reception. Alison and Harpsound Audio have a natural sounding outdoor ceremony microphone P.A. system available which will ensure your ceremony is heard at the more urban (IE noisier) outdoor nuptial locations.

Alison offers fast and friendly guidance as to which of her services are the best fit for your wishes. Alison's services are detailed fully below. Be sure to sample her rendition of Pachelbel's Canon on MP3. You are welcome to contact Alison directly anytime.


Planning "The Music" for Your Wedding in Vancouver BC
What to consider when having Alison as your Harpist
  Ceremony Prelude

The prelude music is performed while friends and family are arriving and awaiting the ceremony. It's nice to have a broad selection of tunes for all tastes - and you may request some special musical dedications for guests and family whom you wish to acknowledge.
  Ceremony Processional

The Bride often chooses the Processional music she wishes to accompany her "down the aisle". Some couples choose two musical selections: one for the Bridal Party (Bridesmaids) and a different one for the Bride herself.

  Ceremony Recessional

The Recessional is celebratory music for when the now married couple walk back up the aisle to receive the congratulations of family and guests at the service completion. This musical selection can also be made by either the couple, or Alison, who will make a suitable choice on your behalf.

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  The Wedding Package

Have Alison perform her harp at your Ceremony, Cocktails, Dinner Reception. Have one continuous thread of very flexible entertainment throughout your day that is both simple to organise and very economical. A complimentary Outdoor Ceremony Mic and a wired Reception speech mic are included in the package.

  Alison's Availability

Alison is available to play for your wedding ceremony and reception in Vancouver BC, Whistler, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands in British Columbia. Be sure to visit Alison's Your Vancouver Event webpage and Contact Alison today for a no obligation discussion regarding your wedding circumstances.

  Book Early

Music is a very important part of the planning for your marriage. Book Alison early as many of her weddings are booked 6-8 months in advance. Do not delay and be disappointed! Alison's Vancouver Wedding Fees are available.

  Pachelbel's Canon

Pachelbel's Canon is by far the most popular choice for the Bride's Processional music. Alison's harping skill set combined with the fluidity of her arrangement of the Canon are well suited for when ceremonies unfold uniquely in the moment. Alison offers other Processional choices including the Bridal March. Listen to Alison's sensuous dual arrangement of:

Pachelbel's Canon
intertwined with
The Streets of London

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  Signing the Register

Guests appreciate having a luxurious and pleasant musical interlude as they wait for the signing formalities to be completed and for the Bridal Couple to be announced as "Husband and Wife".

  Ceremony Duration

Most ceremonies last about an hour from the beginning of the ceremonial Prelude to the end of the Recessional. Most marriage commissioners normally take a half hour for the formal ceremony itself. Some ceremonies may be longer for certain religions or when other dedicatory items (candle lighting, readings etc.) are included.

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 Outdoor Ceremony Mic PA

Alison through Harpsound Audio offers an Outdoor Ceremony Microphone PA Service for larger outdoor wedding audiences and for locations with a lot of ambient road and city noise. Inner harbour and backyard venues often benefit from a gentle boost to the Marriage Commissioner's voice.

  Harpistry at the Reception

Alison's harp offers a number of advantages over using a string quartet or piano for your Vancouver wedding reception entertainment. Most notably a pleasant sounding and accessible repertoire plus a smaller space requirement or footprint as compared to a string quartet. The harp also offers greater portability throughout the wedding and superior sound distribution as amplified by Alison's own Harpsound Audio. A solo harpist makes an excellent lead-in to a band later in the reception. Alison can also provide recorded dance music services after her reception performance if desired.


Considering eloping? Intimate atmosphere in romantic settings with no unwanted intrusions, traditions or protocols to observe. Elope on a weekday and almost every location and supplier will be available. Eloping is very easy. A recent trend is for Bridal couples to elope having Alison, her harp and a photographer as the only guests while also serving as witnesses.

  Why Choose Alison?

Alison's elegant harpistry provides a gorgeous ambience and a beautiful sound for all your guests to hear. She has a large and diverse repertoire with over 20 hours of music memorised to play by ear at both your ceremony and reception. She brings a depth of professional experience as a musician to make the ambience of your wedding simply magical.

  Alison Provides...

Captivating repertoire…
Warm, expressive presentation…
Enchanting music indoors or out...
Ceremony & Reception music...
Your choice of processional...
Your choice of recessional...
Outdoor Ceremony Microphone...
Speech services...
Harp CDs as wedding gifts...
International experience…
Professional service…
Flexible, accessible itinerary…
Acoustic or amplified delivery…
For all groups, large or small...
Adaptable equipment set-up…



Image: Phil & Angela - Newly weds

Hi Stephen & Alison

Thanks again so much for helping to make our wedding day such a special and memorable occasion. Alison, your harp playing was wonderful, and Stephen, you did an excellent job with the music. We have heard great comments from all who attended about the harp music and the dance party. Everyone had a wonderful time and the day went just as we had envisioned it.

Angela & Phil


  More Feedback  

"Just a little note to thank you a million for your marvelous music which was appreciated by so many people. It was just the right amount of amplification - which we appreciated sharing!"

"Thank you so much for your beautiful harp music on our wedding day. It helped to create the special moments that we will cherish forever."

"Thank you! Alison, thank you for your wonderfully friendly & efficient service of music entertainment. I will remember you always."


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