Celebrant & Harpist
Imagine the soft strains of a harp gently floating on the breeze as you’re walking down the aisle. The harp can really add an extra touch to your wedding ceremony. I love playing the harp both as guests arrive, for the bridal procession, and at the conclusion of the ceremony as the happy couple is being congratulated.
Harps have long been associated with weddings. The romantic tones add a very beautiful dimension to the service. Often I lightly tinkle the strings for the “Kiss”! My instrument is a small Celtic Harp so it is portable allowing me to take it wherever I go. There is a phone plugin to my Sound System so all music options covered. You are welcome to hire whichever musicians work for you. Harp is a totally optional extra.
Harp Weddings - The Celtic Connection
In ancient Celtic times the keeper of the clans' stories was Celtic Harpist. An aural historian so to speak of Birth Deaths and Marriages. As my heritage is Scots- Irish I offer harp within my ceremonies. I feel this is a moment of living history.
Scots, Irish, Welsh traditions like Handfasting and Celtic Blessings are welcome. Other rituals include warming of the rings, where the rings are handed around the gathering and wished upon, I play harp when that happens. Also a Sword ceremony can add a and romantic touch. There is even a stone ritual. Then conclude the ceremony drinking from the Quaich. I can explain all these options in full at our first interview. Finally, you choose what suits you and we can create a Celtic Wedding together.
Say hello by phone or email. Then we can meet up or stay in touch. If you choose to move forward with me as your celebrant. The next step is to sign a Notice of Intended Marriage. After that, we can start planning your ceremony.
I also conduct Weddings in the Illawarra, Kangaroo Valley, Wollongong Region. As far South as Nowra and as far North as Sydney. Take a look at my sister website
Reviews of Harp weddings from the ABIA platform.
Fiona is experienced, considerate, loving with a sense of humour. She reads vows like angel and can be as firm as needed in a chaotic situation. Special add-on services including hand-fasting, sing bowl blessing and harp playing make her even more special for the special day. It was the perfect choice for us!
Fiona played the harp beautifully and with grace. Our wedding day was extremely windy and the notes of the harp made the wind special. Many of our guest complimented us for having chosen Fiona. We were also told how when we left for our photos. Fiona gave a little music lesson to the little ones by showing them how to play. The fact that she improvises makes it also even more unique.
We are so happy that we chose Fiona to be our celebrant. Her flexibility through the process was greatly appreciated. From the moment we met Fiona, she made us feel completely comfortable and we could tell that she understood us as a couple and what it is we were wanting from our ceremony. We are so thankful that she was able to include our 9yr old daughter in the ceremony in such a lovely way. Her performance of the hand fasting ceremony was meaningful and just what we wanted. We were also lucky enough to have Fiona play the harp which was beautiful. Fiona was professional, well presented and highly personable and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Celebrant.
Fiona is so thoughtful and attentive to our needs. Love her harp music, blessings rituals and hand fasting. I got so many compliments from my guests saying its one of the best wedding ceremony they have attended. Highly recommended Fiona King as a wedding celebrant!
Fiona is a professional celebrant and a very lovely lady. She gave me as much help I needed when I was overseas. She is very patient and always gives us nice smile. Her words "remember everyone loves you at your weddng, so don't be nervous" indeed removed our tension. She looks really elegant when she plays her harp. We feel lucky to have her as our celebrant and it's really sweet that we have had her at our wedding. I would want to give her 200 out of 100% if I could.