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Top 10 Harp Songs For Your Wedding

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Everybody knows the harp is the most magical instrument. Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Gandalf, they were all famously harp players… right…? Well, we are here to help bring the magic of harp music to your wedding.

We know wedding music can be notoriously difficult to choose. So we’ve put together a hand-selected list of the best harp songs (with bonus information for each one) to help you decide what music you would like.

Here at Encore, we have years of experience in helping the betrothed become the newlywed in style. Our network of over 5000 professional musicians provides personalised musical experiences for weddings all year round. Check out our selection of the 115 best harpists in the UK here.

Harpists are infinitely classy, and they can play all sorts of music. They bring their own instrument and can play in all sorts of locations! Check out this review from Encore user Michelle B who booked an Encore harpist:

“Thank you so much for playing at our beautiful wedding, it was amazing walking down the aisle to your beautiful music with the snow falling outside the windows it was just perfect, I would love to see you again the day went by so quickly. The guests said how much they absolutely loved your music you truly are amazing, I would 100% recommend you thank you so very much.”

So read on and that wedmin list will have one more ticked box in a few minutes…

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Encore’s Tomos Xerri playing a selection of beautiful wedding songs

Pop Covers for Harp

These modern tunes work beautifully on the harp and will add that extra magical element to your wedding…

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

A modern classic, this tune sounds absolutely beautiful on the harp. How about walking down the aisle to your favourite 2014 banger!

Just Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley

Who doesn’t love some Elvis for your ceremony music? Create that 60s wedding vibe with this all-time great.

Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Your wedding day wouldn’t be complete without a love song from The Beatles. An ideal reception arrival song or maybe as you leave, walking off into the sunset…

Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy

Another classic that will bring tears to the eyes. An ideal piece for your wedding reception entrance perhaps…

Book Encore harpist Glenda Allaway to perform your favourite harp songs at your wedding…

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is a master of romance, and this song says it all. So to quote the song, “what are you waiting for?”

Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

This song captures that idyllic bliss of marriage, a life spent having fun with your best friend. Your wedding ceremony will thank you for this addition…

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Classical Romantic Harp Songs

Married Life from ‘Up’ – Michael Giacchino

Who doesn’t love a Disney-inspired wedding? Make your childhood dreams come true with this beautiful waltz. It’s lighthearted but emotional character would be perfect for your ceremony.

Pachelbel’s Canon (Canon in D) – Pachelbel

This classical piece has been a wedding standard for centuries. Add a touch of class as you arrive at the church with this elegant harp music.

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Book Manchester-based harpist, Elinor Nicholson, to play at your wedding

At Last I See the Light – Tangled

Yes I know we’ve already mentioned Disney, but it’s just too good to only mention it once. This is another super romantic harp song for your big day.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ is an iconic romantic song perfect for your wedding. If these lyrics don’t tempt you I don’t know what will: “I have loved you for a thousand years, I’ll love you for a thousand more…”

How much does a harpist cost?

We have thousands of talented musicians who can tailor their services to suit your needs for a variety of prices. The cost of a harpist for your wedding can cost between £250-£500 depending on how much you want them to play.

  • Budget: £250
  • Average: £315
  • High-end: £400+

Our wedding harpists can tailor their services to your needs and are always willing to take requests. So start browsing now…

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And if you haven’t sorted out the rest of your wedding music, then we can help you again! Our network of professional musicians covers all genres, from indie bands, to jazz bands, to acoustic duos, to a capella groups. We’ve got it all! So get head to Encore Musicians and let your imagination go…

Cover Image features Encore harpist Isabel Harries


Matt Venvell

Matt is a recent Music Graduate of Oxford University. He now splits his time between being a freelance drummer/percussionist and a content writer. In between these, Matt loves to learn about how the world works, enjoys the outdoors, and is always looking for more music recommendations.

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