The Perfect Songs for your Wedding Harpist

Wedding Song Ideas Harp Harpist

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When personalising your wedding playlist, you might think that it’s going to be hard to choose your music, especially for the harp, an instrument most couples don’t initially think of for your wedding. We certainly understand it can be a struggle to imagine which songs will sound amazing on the harp or in our case harps, and which you and your guests will instantly recognise and enjoy.

But, don’t fear, there are many beautiful song ideas and alternative music choices that we know will help you put together the best wedding playlist for you and your wedding harpist, that will also make your day totally special and unique.

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Wedding Song Ideas for your Harpist

Whether you’re looking for a song as you walk up the aisle or you want to create a seamless playlist of stunning background music for your drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast, or looking for inspiration, we believe these songs will put you in true wedding mood.

Wedding Song Ideas Harp Harpist

Picking any music for your wedding day can be tough, but it really doesn’t have to be. Here are our top five tips for music to ‘get married to’:

  1. Think about the atmosphere, you want to create a good start.  Maybe you’re looking for something relaxed and calm, or you want something more contemporary or feel good, or an upbeat vibe?
  2. Ask your closest family and friends about music which has played an important part in their lives. You could even use their ideas during your own wedding ceremony or look at other songs by the same singer or composer. If you’re really into important meanings, listen to the lyrics. See which you like most of all, because there will be music you’ll absolutely fall in love with.
  3. Think about what fits both of your personalities – and include ‘our song – perhaps as you are walking down the aisle’.
  4. Focus on your wedding theme and tempo.
  5. Put on your comfy clothes, grab a cup of tea and have a music playoff, and if all fails here’s some tracks, we both love!

30 Best Modern Songs for Your Wedding Harpist

These songs not only sound fantastic on the harp but are perfect for the modern-day couple looking to tie the knot. Whether you want them sung, or just played as an instrumental track, they’re sure to get yours and your guests feet tapping.

Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay

Beautiful in White – Westlife

Best Day of My Life – American Authors

Bonfire Heart – James Blunt

Dance Monkey – Tones & I

Despacito – Luis Fonsi

Earned It – The Weeknd

Ho Hey – The Lumineers

I Don’t Care – Ed Sheeran ft Justin Bieber

Just You and I – Tom Walker

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Marry Me – Train

Next To Me – Emeli Sande

On Top Of the World – Imagine Dragons

Over and Over Again – Nathan Sykes

Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

Real Love – Tom Odell

Rude – Magic

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Señorita – Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Shotgun – George Ezra

Tale As Old As Time | Beauty and the Beast – Ariana Grande and John Legend

The One – Kodaline

Timber – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha

Walk Me Home – P!nk

When We’re Old – Ieva Zasimauskaite

Young and Beautiful – Lana del Rey

Yours – Ella Henderson

Wedding Song Ideas Harp Harpist

30 Best Contemporary Classical & Soundtrack Music for Your Wedding Harpist

Looking to bring a sophisticated vibe with a modern twist? This music is your ticket to the perfect laid-back wedding playlist, so the soundtrack to your big day is just like you’re in a movie.

Ave Maria – Schubert

Arrival of the Birds – The Cinematic Orchestra

Berlin Song – Ludovico Einaudi

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Can’t Help Falling in Love | Blue Hawaii – Elvis

Caribbean Blue – Enya

Cavatina – John Williams

Downton Abbey | The Suite – John Lunn

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You | Robin Hood – Bryan Adams

For the Love of a Princess – Braveheart

Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone

Harry in Winter | Harry Potter – Patrick Doyle

I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi

May It Be – Enya

Moon River | Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Audrey Hepburn

Mrs Darcy | Pride and Prejudice – Dario Marianelli

Now We Are Free – Hans Zimmer

Once Upon a Time… Storybook Love – Mark Knopfler

Over the Rainbow | The Wizard of Oz – Judy Garland

Reverie – Marcel Grandjany

River Flows in You – Yiruma

Romance | Jeux Interdits – Anonymous

Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift

Shallow | A Star is Born – Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

The Time of My Life | Dirty Dancing – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes

Ti Amo – Umberto Tozzi

Turning Page – Sleeping At Last

Up – Michael Giacchino

Wedding Song Ideas Harp Harpist

30 Best Alternative Songs for Your Wedding Harpist

For the not-so-traditional couple looking to bring something quirky, original and fun to your wedding day, these songs are the go to choice. Here you’ll find every genre from Neo-Folk, Alternative, Indie-pop to Disco and Rock.  We say be adventurous.

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Angels – The XX

A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton

Beneath Your Beautiful – Labrinth

Chances – Athletes

Don’t Stop Me Now – Freddie Mercury

Everytime We Touch – Cascada

Flightless Bird – Iron & Wine

Gravity – Embrace

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

It Must Be Love – Madness

I Wasn’t Expecting That – Jamie Lawson

Never Let Me Go – Florence & The Machine

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica

One Day Like This – Elbow

Pretty Wings – Maxwell

Riptide – Vance Joy

Same Love – Ryan Lewis

Secret Garden – Bruce Springsteen

September – Earth, Wind and Fire

Somewhere Only We Know – Keane

Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns N’Roses

The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The Scientist – Coldplay

Try – Colbie Caillat

Waves – Mr Probz

We Are Young – Fun.

Yellow – Coldplay

You and Me – Lifehouse

You’re the One That I Want – Lo-Fang

THIS IS A GUEST FEATURE WRITTEN BY // Adel and Karina // 2 of Harps

2 of Harps are professional, young, dynamic, gifted musical duo sisters, who play simultaneously on two bespoke handcrafted harps, singing a blend of rich, canorous alto and soprano harmonies.

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