Southern California Weddings
with Stephanie Bennett, Harpist

Stephanie Bennett with antique golden harp

click on the underlined selections to hear them.

heartNothing enhances the romantic, elegant ambiance of a wedding like live music played by top-notch professional musicians. Over her thirty-year career, Los Angeles harpist Stephanie Bennett has been honored to provide the music for hundreds and hundreds of weddings, in many traditions including: Baha'i, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Hand-Fastings, Jehovah's Witness, Jewish (Reform), Mixed traditions, Mormon (not in the temple), Non-Sectarian, Pagan, Same-Sex, Scientologist, Self-Realization Fellowship, Unitarian...  Stephanie with antique golden harp

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Among the high-profile weddings Stephanie Bennett has played, are those of Jennifer Lopez (actress/ singer/ producer) and of James Cameron (director of TITANIC and AVATAR) and of Trent Reznor (lead singer of Nine Inch Nails)... and lots of other folks who might or might not be famous, but do have great taste in music. 

heartOnly a few of the songs in my repertoire are listed here, as an example.  If you have some musical selections in mind, that are not listed here, please inquire and I might already have it in my repertoire.  If I don't, you can send me a CD or MP3 and/or sheet music (preferably both), and if it is suitable for harp (or harp with other instruments), I'll be happy to arrange it and learn it for you. There may be an additional charge to arrange a new song, depending on the complexity of the selection, the size of the ensemble, etc.

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heartSongs marked [C] are Christian and songs marked [J] are Jewish, so of course I'll plan to use these only in weddings of the appropriate religion, unless you specifically request them.

heartMost of the songs listed on this page can be performed by various ensembles. That is, even if the recording here shows harp alone or harp and flute, it can also be performed by harp and violin; harp, violin and cello; harp, flute, violin and cello; etc. 

heartRead REVIEWS from past wedding clients at WEDDING WIRE.

Copyright notice: Harpworld Music Co. owns the copyright on all these recordings. Please contact us for permission if you would like to use this audio in any production (such as film/TV, your website, etc).  Thanks.

Skip to: music for PRELUDE, HONOR SEATING, WEDDING PARTY, BRIDERECESSIONAL

**Click on the underlined songs to hear them. 

Click here for Celtic songlist, including Celtic songs appropriate for weddings. 

Click here to read some letters Stephanie has received from clients. 

heart1. PRELUDE (as guests are being seated): I'll plan to play a selection of light classics and standard and contemporary love songs. Please let me know if there are any that you particularly like or dislike, or if you have a preference for mostly classical, mostly popular, etc.

classical and traditional:

Adagio from Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

 Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) [C]  (heard here with harp & flute)

 Ave Maria (Schubert) [C] (heard here harp solo)

Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman (Offenbach)

Canon in D (Pachelbel) (harp solo)

Canon in D (Pachelbel) harp, flute and cello)

Chorshat Ha'Ekaliptus [J]

Clair de Lune (Debussy)

Eighteenth Variation on Paganini's Theme (Rachmaninoff)

Erev Ba [J]

Fur Elise (Beethoven) (buy sheet music for harp)

Gymnopedie #1(Satie)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) [C] (heard with harp and flute)

Liebestraum (Liszt)

the Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter)

Meditation from Thaiis (Massenet)

Minuet (Bach)

Morning from Peer Gynt (Grieg)

On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn)

Plaisir d'Amour (Martini)

Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)

Traumerai (Schumann)

(and many more)

popular:

All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)

Always (Irving Berlin)

And I Love You So

Beauty and the Beast (Movie Theme)

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (from the Lion King)

Color My World

Come Away With Me Tonight (Norah Jones)

Con Te Partiro (I Will Go With You)

Endless Love

Evergreen

Everything I Do, I Do It for You

Far Longer Than Forever (from the Swan Princess)

the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

For All We Know

Forever in Love (Kenny G)

the Greatest Love of All

Halo (Beyoncé)

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Hawaiian Wedding Song

He Has Chosen You for Me [C] (buy sheet music for harp or piano / vocal)

Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles)

Ice Castles Theme (Through the Eyes of Love)

If (Bread)

I've Dreamed of You (Barbra Streisand)

I Will Follow You Into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)

Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago

L'chi Lach [J]

Longer (Dan Fogelberg)

Love Changes Everything (from Aspects of Love)

Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Love Me Tender

Love Story (movie theme)

Love Theme from St. Elmo's Fire

Make You Feel My Love

Morning Has Broken

My Cup Runneth Over With Love

Nobody Loves Me Like You Do

On Eagle's Wings [C]

One Hand, One Heart  (harp and flute)

Out of Africa Theme

the Prayer (Andrea Bocelli/Celine Dion)

Ribbon in the Sky (Stevie Wonder) (buy sheet music for harp)

Romeo & Juliet Theme (A Time for Us)

the Rose (movie theme)

Save the Best for Last

Since You've Asked (Judy Collins)

Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific)

Something (Beatles)

Somewhere (There's a Place For Us) from West Side Story

Somewhere In Time Theme (harp and violin)

Somewhere Out There (from An American Tail)

Songbird (Kenny G)

Song for Anna

That's What Friends Are For

Thorn Birds Theme

Through the Years (Kenny Rogers)

Till There Was You (the Music Man / Beatles)

Time in a Bottle

Titanic Love Theme (My Heart Will Go On)

To Make You Feel My Love

Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You

Unchained Melody

Unforgettable

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life

When I Fall In Love

a Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)

the Wind Beneath My Wings

You and I

You Are So Beautiful to Me

You Light Up My Life

You Needed Me


heart 2. HONOR SEATING of parents & grandparents (optional)

classical & traditional songs for Honor Seating:

Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)

Saint Anthony Choral (Haydn) [C]

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Irish)

popular songs for Honor Seating:

Evergreen

the Greatest Love of All

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Sunrise, Sunset

Through the Years

Turn Around

the Wedding Song (There Is Love)

the Wind Beneath My Wings

You Are So Beautiful To Me

heart3. ENTRANCE OF WEDDING PARTY

classical & traditional:

Canon in D (Pachelbel) (harp solo version)

Canon in D (Pachelbel) (harp, flute and cello version)

Erev Shel Shoshanim [J] (harp and violin)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) [C]

Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)

Saint Anthony Choral (Haydn)

popular:

All I Ask of You

Evergreen

Hawaiian Wedding Song

Hymne (Vangelis)

Ice Castles Theme

Out of Africa

Somewhere in Time Theme

the Wedding Song (There Is Love)

(any other favorite love song)

heart4. ENTRANCE OF BRIDE

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) (Wagner) (harp solo version)

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) (Wagner) (harp, flute and cello version)

Dodi Li [J]

Erev Shel Shoshanim [J]

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) [C] 

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Rondeau (also known as Masterpiece Theater Theme) (Mouret)

Trumpet Voluntary (also known as 'Prince of Denmark's March') (by Clarke, sometimes attributed to 
Purcell) (harp and flute)

(or your favorite love song)

heart5. LIGHTING UNITY CANDLE,

and other songs during ceremony (optional)

the Lord's Prayer [C]

One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story) (harp and flute)

O Perfect Love [C]

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) [C] (harp & flute)

Ave Maria (Schubert) [C] 

(any classical selection, or your favorite love song)


heart6. RECESSIONAL (end of ceremony)

classical & traditional

Wedding March (traditional 'recessional') (Mendelssohn)  (harp, violin & cello)

Wedding March (traditional 'recessional') (Mendelssohn)   (harp solo)

Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) (harp, flute, violin and cello)

Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel) (harp and flute)

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Chussen Kalle Mazel Tov [J]

Simon Tov Mazel Tov [J]

To Life, L'Chaim [J]

popular:

the Best is Yet to Come

Morning Has Broken 

On the Wings of Love

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

(or other favorite love song, preferably an energetic and joyous one)


heart 7. RECEPTION

If playing at the reception, I'll plan to play a mix of popular love songs, light classics, light jazz, standards, etc, somewhat more upbeat in mood than the prelude but still romantic. Please let me know if you prefer a certain type of music, eg mostly classical, mostly popular, mostly jazz, mostly old standards, etc.  Here is a page with a few more audio clips. 

Video: Stephanie Bennett demonstrates several different styles of music on solo harp.  

WARDROBE: I have many different color gowns available to coordinate with your wedding.

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lavender lace   burgundy satin   pastel cotton   navy blue   black   renfaire look

  fuscia skirt and bronze sparkly top   light blue and gold   Medieval   Stephanie Bennett (L) and flutist dressed for a party 

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